Morning Links for January 4, 2017

Dick Enberg talks Al McGuire, Supreme Court judge gets no challenger, Patti Smith returns, Karl Kopp talks custard and parents rush the gates at Montessori schools. In today’s Morning Links.

Enberg Talks McGuire: A play about legendary Marquette hoops coach Al McGuire will be in town soon, and its author, legendary sportscaster Dick Enberg, will talk about the man and the play next week.

Bueller?: State Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler’s 10-year term is up, and she’ll face a re-election battle against … no one. State schools chief Tony Evers, meanwhile, has two foes.

Patti Returns: Fresh off her bizarre-yet-endearing Nobel Prize performance in support of Bob “No Show” Dylan, Patti Smith is coming to Milwaukee. It’s been awhile (36 years).

Custard Karl: The man behind Kopp’s custard, Karl Kopp, tells the story of how it came to be.

Montessori surge: Every parent wants in, it seems. Districts struggle to keep up.




Daniel Simmons grew up in St. Paul, Minn., the “good twin” city. He started his writing career covering the midsection for the Mayo Clinic. Since then he’s written about human smuggling by sea in San Diego, the coyote invasion of Chicago and the political circus in Madison. He also got to write about his childhood idol, Larry Bird, for Runners World. He’s the managing editor.