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Project Milwaukee
8:18 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Youth Violence - Solutions I

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

Spring of 2008, Lake Effect and WUWM News journalists teamed up to examine the deep roots of youth violence in Milwaukee, along with possible solutions.

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Project Milwaukee
8:15 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Youth Violence - Solutions II

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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Project Milwaukee
8:12 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

What Can be Done to Stop Youth Violence?

Over the past several months, WUWM reporters have talked to dozens of people about the issue of youth violence. We interviewed teenagers, doctors, police officers, teachers, advocates, church leaders and many more. During the interviews, we asked our sources to answer this question: What can be done to reduce youth violence in Milwaukee? WUWM's Erin Toner compiled their responses.

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Project Milwaukee
8:09 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

A Few Possible Solutions to Youth Violence

Today we conclude our series on youth violence, although our coverage of the problem and its solutions will continue indefinitely. Earlier this week, we held a public forum, asking major players in the field to share their thoughts on the causes of youth violence and what might prevent it. Here is a snapshot of solutions mentioned.

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Project Milwaukee
8:05 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Efforts to Improve Kids' Mental Health

We conclude our Project Milwaukee coverage of youth violence by focusing on possible solutions to the problem. On Thursday, we aired a report about the connection between violence and kids’ mental health. Advocates say there needs to be a more coordinated approach in Milwaukee for making sure all the children who need mental health services receive them. Dan Magnuson is working to build a better network. He’s executive director of The Counseling Center of Milwaukee, and chairman of a group called “Youth Mental Health Connections.” Magnuson spoke with WUWM's Erin Toner.

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Project Milwaukee
8:02 pm
Fri June 6, 2008

Peace Making Circle Teaches Young Kids to Resist Violence

Words on a chalkboard spell out the code of conduct for the Peace Making Circle.

For the last week and a half, WUWM has been reporting on youth violence: the causes and the solutions. Many of the people we've talked to told us how important it is for kids to have mentors who show them the right way to live.

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Project Milwaukee
7:56 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

Model Nonviolence

Teny Gross is executive director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence, Rhode Island. The institute runs an outreach program and teaches non-violence in schools. Its approach has won support in the Providence community, and among activists here in Milwaukee, who call it a successful model for fighting youth violence. Gross speaks with Jane Hampden.

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Project Milwaukee
7:52 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

Blocking the Transmission of Violence

Alex Kotlowitz of Chicago is a Peabody award-winning journalist. His New York Times Magazine article, Blocking the Transmission of Violence appeared last month. Jane Hampden speaks with him from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he teaches writing.

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Project Milwaukee
7:49 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

Future Looks Bright for Gunshot Survivor

Jadea Mack (top) and her mother Andrea Mack outside their home in Milwaukee's central city.

For the past few years, Milwaukee has grappled with a triple digit homicide rate, and among the victims have been children. Some have been involved in gangs and criminal activity; others were innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire. WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson talked to one young gunshot survivor, as part of our series, Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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Project Milwaukee
7:41 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

New Birth Provides New Beginnings

Research shows that youth who grow up in low income neighborhoods are more likely than privileged kids to become involved in gangs or take part in other violent activity. As part of our series on youth violence in Milwaukee, WUWM’s LaToya Dennis visits an after-school program that is succeeding in helping some kids turn around their lives.

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