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Life's Voices
3:35 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson inside a home for veterans on Milwaukee's northwest side.

Our “Life’s Voices” series continues on WUWM.

Each year-end holiday season, we chat with ordinary people whose extraordinary actions make them unique in the community. Today, we meet a Vietnam veteran who recently retired from a “blue collar” career that included stints as a crane operator and warehouse worker. His “work- a- day” world now centers on volunteerism and a different kind of heavy lifting. We spoke with him at a northwest side Milwaukee home that his group leases for homeless vets making the transition back to society.

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Environment
1:09 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

From Birdies to Birds

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust executive director Shawn Graff surveys Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, a former golf course.

WUWM’s environmental reporter Susan Bence takes us to a former golf course where water is no longer a hazard. There’s more information on the Forest Beach Migratory Preserve and the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust.

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Arts & Culture
2:44 pm
Fri November 26, 2010

Talk Show Legend Dick Cavett, Part One

Dick Cavett
Credit christopherpeterson.com

We turn the tables on one of America’s most famous interviewers when we interview Dick Cavett, who spoke with Bonnie North this summer at Ten Chimneys in Delafield. To hear more of Bonnie's interview, click on Supplemental Audio below.

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Project Milwaukee
11:06 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Opportunities for Urban Agriculture

In our Project Milwaukee conclusion Friday Nov. 19 WUWM’s Bob Bach interviewed a number of guests, including James Godsil of Sweet Water Organics. It is exploring innovations in urban farming, including growing thousands of fish in a former industrial building.

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Project Milwaukee
11:04 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Why Good Businesses Choose to Locate and Grow Here

Chris Dresselhuys of Palermo's Pizza
Credit Joshua Sutton

In this Project Milwaukee segment, WUWM’s Bob Bach interviewed Chris Dresselhuys, Director of Marketing for Palermo’s Pizza in Milwaukee. The company has a 135,000 square foot manufacturing facility in the city's Menomonee Valley. Palermo's Pizza has its roots in a family bakery and restaurant that Italian immigrants, Jack and Zina Fallucca, opened in Milwaukee in the 1960s.

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Project Milwaukee
11:00 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Local Food Movement Growing Here

Dave Swanson (right) and Dan in south side warehouse that transfers Wisconsin produce to Milwaukee restaurants.

All week, WUWM has been exploring the strength of Wisconsin’s food industry, including its economic impact here in the southeast.

The state’s lion’s share is its commodities such as grains and dairy products, as well as processed foods. They’re sold across the country, and Wisconsin continues to develop markets overseas, because that’s where 96 percent of the world’s eaters live.

But the state is also begun promoting the local food movement; it encourages residents to buy foods produced close to home. The goal is to put fresher, more nutritious items on tables, while generating more business for Wisconsin producers.

Here’s more from WUWM's Marge Pitrof, on this, our our final day of Project Milwaukee: What’s on Our Plate?

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Project Milwaukee
10:48 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Building Innovative Food Systems

Jesse Hull, Sweet Water Organics horticulturalist

There’s a national movement afoot to grow more food in cities.

And the Milwaukee area stands out as an urban agricultural hotbed, as raised gardens multiply in backyards, empty lots and community spaces. Another promising piece of urban food production is called “aquaponics”.

They’re systems that combine fish and produce.

On this final day of our Project Milwaukee series on the local food economy, Environmental Reporter Susan Bence introduces us to local innovators using this fishy model to inspire future leaders.

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Project Milwaukee
10:39 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Live Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? Part One

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich
Joshua Sutton

We conclude our Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? series with a live panel discussion from the ground floor of the Chase Tower on the future of Wisconsin's food economy. We start our conversation by looking at whether the food industry is recession-proof.

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Project Milwaukee
10:32 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Live Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? Part Two

The second part of our live Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? panel on the future of Wisconsin's food economy focuses on the challenges facing various elements of the food industry, from farm to factory.

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Project Milwaukee
10:29 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Live Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? Part Three

Our Project Milwaukee: What's on Our Plate? series and our live broadcast conclude with a discussion about the future of the food industry in Wisconsin, and where aspects like higher education and the healthy foods movement have an impact.

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