Monday on Lake Effect: FoodShare, Freedom of the Press, Tax Scams, Inventing the Cheesehead

Apr 8, 2018

Monday on Lake Effect

A look at how a change to Wisconsin's FoodShare eligibility may have led to thousands leaving the program. Then, a Turkish journalist shares some cautionary words about the erosion of press freedoms. Later, we learn some strategies for avoiding fraud and other scams this tax filing season. Plus, an inside look at the creation of a Wisconsin icon: the cheesehead. 


  • Jabril Faraj, reporter, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service; Derek Osborne, disabled veterand an former FoodShare recipient
  • Abdulhamit Bilici, former editor-in-chief of Zaman
  • Nick Hammernik, tax consultant
  • Ralph Bruno, inventor of the cheesehead