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3:04 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Transforming Oak Creek's Lakefront

DuPont site looking northeast from atop the temporary clay mountain.

WUWM's environmental reporter, Susan Bence, spoke with people in Oak Creek who are looking to begin a new chapter in that community’s history books by transforming the lakefront from its current state of industrial blight.

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Project Milwaukee
3:39 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Ingredients for Economic Development in Southeastern Wisconsin

Panelists offered their perspectives on what will enable southeastern Wisconsin prosper.

Panelists represented interests ranging from politics to business to the environment.

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Project Milwaukee
3:28 pm
Sat June 11, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections Forum, Part One

Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections Forum - The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread
Tom Hicken

We wrap up our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series on development in the region between Milwaukee and Chicago with one of its highlights: our community forum. It was held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 before a live studio audience at the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread in Racine. WUWM invited a panel of civic leaders, planners and business leaders to discuss the pros and cons of cultivating the corridor from Milwaukee to the state line. In part one of the forum, we ask questions of each panelist, followed by a broader conversation.

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Project Milwaukee
3:15 pm
Sat June 11, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections Forum, Part Two

Project Milwaukee Q&A
Tom Hicken

We wrap up our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series on development in the region between Milwaukee and Chicago with one of its highlights: our community forum. It was held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 before a live studio audience at the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread in Racine. During the second part of the forum, we ask transit related questions and open up the forum to audience questions.

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Project Milwaukee
2:57 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: What's Good for the Region is Good for Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux at announcement of Ingeteam's expansion to Milwaukee.

DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux says Milwaukee benefits even when companies locate elsewhere in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Project Milwaukee
2:47 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Racine Art Museum Reaches Across Region

Artists fellowships from the Racine Art Museum are helping to build a regional arts community.

Our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series asks whether cities the size of Racine or Kenosha can support a distinct arts community, or if regional approaches to culture is the way to go. Bruce Pepich is the Executive Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Art Museum. He was recently awarded the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award for his 37 years at the museum. He spoke with Bonnie North.

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Project Milwaukee
2:40 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Growing a Performing Arts Community

Regional development also involves the creation of community life; our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series looks at where the performing arts meet development. Chad Piechocki is the director of the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. The center holds performances at an auditorium it shares with South Milwaukee High School on 15th Avenue.

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Project Milwaukee
2:34 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Does Chicago Need Milwaukee?

Gov. Walker added the "Open for Business" message to the Wisconsin sign. But many business groups are pushing for a regional approach to creating and retaining jobs.

We look at perspectives south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border as our series on regionalism continues.

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Project Milwaukee
2:22 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: What's Needed to Move Forward

Bucyrus International CEO Tim Sullivan says he supports commuter rail in order to get people to jobs.

Community leaders say a skilled and educated workforce along with transportation options for it, are keys to ensuring the economic success of southeastern Wisconsin.

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Project Milwaukee
2:13 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Project Milwaukee: How Do You Implement Development Plans?

For Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, one analyst says Wisconsin has nothing to fear Chicago's growth northward. Julio Rivera is Provost at Carthage College in Kenosha. He's the chair of the Geography department and also teaches earth science. He also runs the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab. His research looks at the development of suburban communities and urban planning. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci.

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