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Susan Bence

Dignitaries including Governor Walker tramped the grounds Monday of what is becoming home to the Milwaukee Water Council.

The gathering officially launched the renovation of a seven-story warehouse in the Walker’s Point neighborhood.

Folk Fusion

Aug 13, 2012
Bruce Molsky

Milwaukee’s Irish Fest returns for its annual run at the Festival Grounds on Thursday. And as is our habit, we’ll feature a few of the bands playing there over the course of the week. While there will be music with an obvious Irish feel, the focus of this year’s festival will also have a distinctly American sound. That’s because many of the acts will spotlight how traditional Irish music evolved into the bluegrass sound we think of as native to Appalachia.

Sikhs have returned to their Oak Creek temple, for the first time since the shootings that killed six worshippers, and injured four others.

Amardeep and Pardeep Kaleka helped organize this morning’s memorial service. They’re the sons of the temple president, Satwant Singh Kaleka, who died fighting off the gunman.

The brothers talked with WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl yesterday about their father, and his faith.

Visitation is going on this morning in Oak Creek for the victims of Sunday’s shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Six temple-goers were killed in shootings by Wade Michael Page of Cudahy before Page reportedly killed himself.

Family members of the six people slain at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, shared their grief and consolation Friday and offered reflections on their loved ones to a crowd of hundreds gathered in the Oak Creek High School gymnasium. Dignitaries, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressed condolences to the community during the joint funeral for the six.

A Little About the Sikh Temple Victims

Aug 10, 2012

Thousands of people will stream into Oak Creek High School Friday morning. They will spend time at the joint memorial service for the six people a gunman killed at the Sikh Temple on Sunday.

There was a huge outpouring of love and support in Oak Creek today, as the six worshippers a gunman shot and killed at the Sikh Temple Sunday were laid to rest. As WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson reports, a couple thousand people turned out for the public wake and service at Oak Creek High School. Those in grief were surrounded, and they, in turn, encouraged others.

A Letter from Milwaukee to Wisconsin

Aug 10, 2012
a.drian, flickr

Whether you are a native Wisconsinite or newcomer, it’s hard not to notice that the relationship between Milwaukee and the rest of the state can be a bit frosty. All relationships go through their ups and downs, but the tension between these two has been especially apparent in the last couple of years. So when talking things out seems to get nowhere, sometimes the only thing to do is sit down and write a letter, as Lake Effect essayist Alex Runner discovered. Runner is an award-winning essayist who lives in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

Why did Frontier Airlines Pull Out of Milwaukee?

Aug 10, 2012
Konstantin von Wedelstaedt

Just as recently summer last year, all was well between Frontier Airlines and Milwaukee. The airline had been touted as the new major player in the Milwaukee market since it was bought by its parent company Republic Airways Holdings in 2009. Frontier’s hub at General Mitchell airport was bustling with more than 80 departures a day. And it seemed that most of the hard feelings had dissipated after Republic folded hometown favorite Midwest Airlines into Frontier’s operations and brand.

Gianofer Fields

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Day Of Sadness

Aug 6, 2012

The tragedy Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek continues to unfold.

WUWM's Susan Bence joins Bob Bach in the studio.

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