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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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