Mitch Teich http://wuwm.com en Aftermath of Gun Violence: What Happens to Family? Friends? Community? http://wuwm.com/post/aftermath-gun-violence-what-happens-family-friends-community <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The news seemingly each day this summer has been filled with reports of gun violence and its aftermath.&nbsp; Fatal and non-fatal shootings get plenty of headlines, but what isn’t covered as regularly is the aftermath of that violence; how it affects the victims, their families, and the community at large.</p><p>There are also people and organizations working to make change.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:47:37 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 36792 at http://wuwm.com Aftermath of Gun Violence: What Happens to Family? Friends? Community? Putin in a Tight Spot, Cyr Analyzes Current Events http://wuwm.com/post/putin-tight-spot-cyr-analyzes-current-events <p></p><p></p><p>Late&nbsp;yesterday&nbsp;afternoon, Dutch investigators were finally allowed access to the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over rebel-held territory in Ukraine. &nbsp;The bodies that have been recovered are being transported back to the Netherlands, where the flight took off last week. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:27:37 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 36791 at http://wuwm.com Putin in a Tight Spot, Cyr Analyzes Current Events The Influence and Credibility of Presidential Mandates are Analyzed in New Book http://wuwm.com/post/influence-and-credibility-presidential-mandates-are-analyzed-new-book <p></p><p>There’s no doubt we live in a highly politicized, highly polarized time.&nbsp; As we enter the mid-term elections, there are a number of Republican candidates who are running with the promise of trying to impeach President Obama in the last two years of his term.</p><p>A variety of challenges, both foreign and domestic, have President Obama’s popularity at a low point, even among people who have historically supported him.&nbsp; It’s a far cry from the mandate that the President and his political allies cited after his re-election two years ago.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:59:32 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 36788 at http://wuwm.com The Influence and Credibility of Presidential Mandates are Analyzed in New Book Sample Some of Milwaukee's Characters in Mozina's "Quality Snacks" http://wuwm.com/post/sample-some-milwaukees-characters-mozinas-quality-snacks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Brookfield native <a href="http://andymozina.com/" target="_blank">Andy </a><a href="http://andymozina.com/" target="_blank">Mozina</a>'s second collection of short stories has just been published. &nbsp;In <em>Quality Snacks</em>,&nbsp;Mozina, who is a professor of English at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, finds many of his characters inhabiting the Milwaukee area of his own childhood.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:32:26 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 36349 at http://wuwm.com Sample Some of Milwaukee's Characters in Mozina's "Quality Snacks" Coffeehouse Aimed at Veterans, Fosters Sense of Community http://wuwm.com/post/coffeehouse-aimed-veterans-fosters-sense-community <p>Back in 2010, a coffee shop opened near the corner of Brady Street and Humboldt Avenue, a shop that remains unique even amid the city’s blossoming coffee scene. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:06:04 +0000 Mitch Teich & Brooke Dowden 35634 at http://wuwm.com Coffeehouse Aimed at Veterans, Fosters Sense of Community Umbrella Group Hopes 'God of Carnage' Smiles on New Production http://wuwm.com/post/umbrella-group-hopes-god-carnage-smiles-new-production <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you’re a kid, what happens on the playground, stays on the playground. Unless, of course, what happens on the playground is an injury. And that’s when parents often get involved.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:09:55 +0000 Mitch Teich 35616 at http://wuwm.com Umbrella Group Hopes 'God of Carnage' Smiles on New Production Bradford Beach 'Set' For Stop On Pro Volleyball Tour http://wuwm.com/post/bradford-beach-set-stop-pro-volleyball-tour <p></p><p><br /><em>Update, 8:30 p.m., July 3: Big Bend native Bill Kolinske&nbsp;successfully advanced out of the qualifying round and will play in the main draw this weekend.</em></p><p>The Milwaukee Brewers are out of town over this long weekend, but sports fans have another – unique option to scratch their pro sports itch.&nbsp; The Association of Volleyball Professionals professional beach volleyball tour makes a full stop in Milwaukee this weekend for the first time since the late ‘90s.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:19:41 +0000 Audrey Nowakowski & Mitch Teich 35238 at http://wuwm.com Bradford Beach 'Set' For Stop On Pro Volleyball Tour Sheldon Lubar On Milwaukee: Then, Now, and the Future http://wuwm.com/post/sheldon-lubar-milwaukee-then-now-and-future <p>Philanthropist <a href="http://www.lubar.com/sheldon-lubar.html" target="_blank">Sheldon Lubar</a> made headlines in the last few years for his outspoken views on reforming Milwaukee County government.&nbsp; Many of the changes at the board of supervisors level influenced by Lubar are going into effect - though their effects are yet to be measured.</p><p>Despite Lubar's public political stances, he never pursued elected office for himself - though he served in the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:24:43 +0000 Mitch Teich & Audrey Nowakowski 35028 at http://wuwm.com Sheldon Lubar On Milwaukee: Then, Now, and the Future Milwaukee Magazine Feature on "A Different Kind of Democrat" http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-magazine-feature-different-kind-democrat <p></p><p></p><p>The start of July means we are roughly four months away from Election Day, the first Tuesday in November.&nbsp; Wisconsin’s race for Governor will be among the most closely watched in the country, with Scott Walker facing his second challenge since he was elected four years ago.</p><p>Walker, who dispatched a recall challenge in defeating Tom Barrett two years ago, will likely face businesswoman and former state Commerce Secretary <a href="http://burkeforwisconsin.com/" target="_blank">Mary Burke</a>.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:00:07 +0000 Mitch Teich & Audrey Nowakowski 35031 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee Magazine Feature on "A Different Kind of Democrat" Son Makes a 'Casebook' on His Parents' Lives http://wuwm.com/post/son-makes-casebook-his-parents-lives <p></p><p>When you are a kid, a lot of the world seems like a mystery in need of figuring out.&nbsp; And probably the most obvious example of that is figuring out your parents.</p><p>That’s what Miles Adler-Hart sets out to do from a pretty young age.&nbsp; He’s the fictional hero of Green Bay native Mona Simpson’s latest novel, <a href="http://boswell.indiebound.com/book/9780385351416" target="_blank"><em>Casebook</em></a>.&nbsp; Miles goes so far as to employ investigative techniques to snoop on his mother as she and his father divorce, and she starts dating the mysterious Eli.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:32:29 +0000 Eleanor Peterson & Mitch Teich 35123 at http://wuwm.com Son Makes a 'Casebook' on His Parents' Lives