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12:32 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

A Letter from Milwaukee to Wisconsin

Milwaukee writes a letter to Wisconsin
Credit a.drian, flickr

Whether you are a native Wisconsinite or newcomer, it’s hard not to notice that the relationship between Milwaukee and the rest of the state can be a bit frosty. All relationships go through their ups and downs, but the tension between these two has been especially apparent in the last couple of years. So when talking things out seems to get nowhere, sometimes the only thing to do is sit down and write a letter, as Lake Effect essayist Alex Runner discovered. Runner is an award-winning essayist who lives in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

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Regional
10:34 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Why did Frontier Airlines Pull Out of Milwaukee?

Frontier Airlines now has only 7 daily flights into Milwaukee, and until now has been silent about why it downsized.
Credit Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Editor Mark Kass.

Just as recently summer last year, all was well between Frontier Airlines and Milwaukee. The airline had been touted as the new major player in the Milwaukee market since it was bought by its parent company Republic Airways Holdings in 2009. Frontier’s hub at General Mitchell airport was bustling with more than 80 departures a day. And it seemed that most of the hard feelings had dissipated after Republic folded hometown favorite Midwest Airlines into Frontier’s operations and brand.

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Arts & Culture
12:00 am
Fri August 10, 2012

An Artist, a Tool & a Purpose

Madison artist Kelty Carew uses her etching skills to create art - and memorials.
Credit Gianofer Fields

Contributor Gianofer Fields introduces us to Madison artist Kelty Carew.

Objects play many roles in our lives. Some are functional. Some are ornamental. But, there are things - objects - that touch us on an deeper level.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
5:01 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Community Remembers Sikh Shooting Victims

The daughter of Prakash Singh, who died on Sunday, is being consoled.

National Night Out is typically about promoting partnerships between communities and law enforcement.

However, this year the night took on new meaning, particularly in Oak Creek.

WUWM’s LaToya Dennis attended Tuesday night's event and offered voices and observations during Morning Edition.

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Regional
2:35 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Magazine's List of Mass Shootings Prompts Recollection of Past Events

A chart included among Mother Jones' "Guide to Mass Shootings in America" depicts the number of weapons used that were bought legally vs. illegally.
Credit Mother Jones

In the aftermath of Sunday's tragic and deadly shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, a question many of us have is, "How could this happen in our own backyard?" And as the mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado occurred not even three weeks before those in Oak Creek, we also likely to be asking how such a violent act happened yet again.

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Arts & Culture
2:39 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Local Sikh Educator Aims to Spread Awareness of Faith

Credit Sikhs.org

As the Federal and local investigations into Sunday’s tragic shootings at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek continue, people all over Southeast Wisconsin hold vigils for the victims and their families, and try to make sense of the violence.

Milwaukeean Raminder Kaur attended a downtown vigil Sunday night in honor of the victims of the Oak Creek temple shooting. She says she's gone to services at that temple with her 8-year-old son - who she sometimes worries is a target because of his faith.

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Arts & Culture
2:32 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Expert: Sikhs Have Long Been Targets of Discrimination, Violence

Dr. Vijay Prashad discusses the discrimination Sikhs have felt acutely since 9/11.
Credit Trinity College

Sikhs have a rich history in and contributed greatly to the Milwaukee area - as they have had around the country.

But several sources have told us over the last couple of days that Sikhs have long been targets of discrimination and even violence, very much like the shootings at the Oak Creek temple. And while police maintain that they do not yet know of a motive behind Sunday's violence, it is hard for many in the community not to feel targeted once again.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
10:32 am
Mon August 6, 2012

A Day Of Sadness

Family members and friends wait for news and answers near the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek.

The tragedy Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek continues to unfold.

WUWM's Susan Bence joins Bob Bach in the studio.

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Sikh Temple Shooting
10:29 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Temple Shooting: FBI Takes Lead in Investigation, Community Awaits Details

Members of the Sikh faith and others gathered to support each other Sunday night.
Credit Stephanie Lecci

We’re expected to learn much more Monday about the deadly shootings that claimed the lives of six people – and the gunman – at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek Sunday.  Ann-Elise Henzl joined Bob Bach during Morning Edition, for a recap of developments so far.

Sikh Temple Shooting
10:26 am
Sun August 5, 2012

Police: Gunman among the 7 Dead in Sikh Temple Shooting Incident

A crowd gathers outside the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, awaiting answers.
Credit Sara Derge

Officials say four people were found dead inside the Sikh temple on Oak Creek, after a shooting Sunday. Three others were found dead outside the temple.

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