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Project Milwaukee
3:55 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Race & Milwaukee's LGBT Community

Maria Cadenas is the executive director of the Cream City Foundation, and Brenda Coley is the director of adult services for the Milwaukee-based Diverse & Resilient. They spoke with Stephanie Lecci about how the broader state of race relations in Milwaukee gets reflected in the LGBT community.

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Project Milwaukee
3:21 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Segregation in Milwaukee's Visual Arts World

Della Wells is a visual artist, founder of ABEA and on the board of the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. Reynaldo Hernandez is an artist, muralist and illustrator. Dr. Walter Sava is the Executive Director of the Latino Historical Society of Wisconsin, and has worked with Latino Arts, the Greater Milwaukee Education Trust, Latinos United for Political Action, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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Project Milwaukee
3:18 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Latinos' Impact on Race Relations

South Division High School has a mainly Latino, black and Asian student body.

Today we bring the Latino population into our Project Milwaukee series on race relations. The number of Latinos in Milwaukee County has been growing rapidly – up 40 percent since the year 2000. Now, Latinos make up 12 percent of the county’s population. WUWM’s Erin Toner reports on how this demographic shift has impacted the area’s racial dynamic.

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Project Milwaukee
3:15 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Influx of Latino Immigrants

Students learn English at the Council for the Spanish Speaking.

Our Project Milwaukee series about race relations continues now on WUWM. Today, we talk about a newer wave of immigrants to the city: Latinos. They now comprise 12 percent of the population of Milwaukee County, or more than 114,000 residents. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports on the Latino movement here and how it compares with the black and white experiences.

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Project Milwaukee
3:10 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

How Children Understand Race

Erin Winkler is an assistant professor in the Department of Africology at UWM. She spoke with Stephanie Lecci about how children learn to perceive race and how we consider it as adults.

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Project Milwaukee
3:05 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Racial Divides in Music

Laura Snyder plays double bass for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Bruce Cole is a working drummer and the Development Librarian for the Jean Cujé Milwaukee Music Collection at Marquette University. Snyder begins the conversation by remembering the racial makeup of Milwaukee Symphony when she arrived from New York City almost 40 years ago.

Project Milwaukee
3:02 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

The Rise & Fall of Bronzeville

Jill Florence-Lackey is the Executive Director of the Milwaukee-based firm, Urban Anthropology, Incorporated. The group has studied Milwaukee’s cultural groups for more than a decade. It also takes people on tours of Milwaukee's ethnic communities, including the area which was once Bronzeville. Florence-Lackey explained to Mitch Teich what the factors were that led to the creation of Bronzeville.

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Project Milwaukee
2:57 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Race & Baseball

Jerry Poling is the Assistant City Editor of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. He's author of the book A Summer Up North: Henry Aaron and the Legend of Eau Claire Baseball, about Hank Aaron's year playing minor league baseball in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, published by The University of Wisconsin Press. He spoke with Mitch Teich from Eau Claire.

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Project Milwaukee
2:55 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Inner City Teens Look Beyond Race

Lowrysha Cheatham, Melissa Valencia and Ashleigh Boatman wait for round table discussion to begin at Boys and Girls Club in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee has the dubious reputation of being one of the most segregated cities in the United States. As part of our Project Milwaukee series on race relations, we sat down with a group of four inner city teens to explore the issue. They spoke about race and the role it plays in their lives with WUWM’s LaToya Dennis. Speaking openly about race doesn’t seem to be a problem for these four teens from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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Project Milwaukee
2:47 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Cudahy Teens Say Race Plays Larger Role in Society than in Their Lives

Ian Smith

Last hour, as part of our Project Milwaukee series on race relations, we presented the views of local teenagers who belong to minority groups. Now we visit Cudahy High School to speak with white students. As WUWM’s LaToya Dennis discovered, the conversations produced similar themes. I began the conversation with students at Cudahy High School by asking one question. Sophomore Ben Rejniak was first.

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