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Project Milwaukee
2:57 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: What's Good for the Region is Good for Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux at announcement of Ingeteam's expansion to Milwaukee.

DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux says Milwaukee benefits even when companies locate elsewhere in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Project Milwaukee
2:47 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Racine Art Museum Reaches Across Region

Artists fellowships from the Racine Art Museum are helping to build a regional arts community.

Our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series asks whether cities the size of Racine or Kenosha can support a distinct arts community, or if regional approaches to culture is the way to go. Bruce Pepich is the Executive Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Art Museum. He was recently awarded the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award for his 37 years at the museum. He spoke with Bonnie North.

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Project Milwaukee
2:40 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Growing a Performing Arts Community

Regional development also involves the creation of community life; our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series looks at where the performing arts meet development. Chad Piechocki is the director of the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center. The center holds performances at an auditorium it shares with South Milwaukee High School on 15th Avenue.

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Project Milwaukee
2:34 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Does Chicago Need Milwaukee?

Gov. Walker added the "Open for Business" message to the Wisconsin sign. But many business groups are pushing for a regional approach to creating and retaining jobs.

We look at perspectives south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border as our series on regionalism continues.

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Project Milwaukee
2:22 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Project Milwaukee: What's Needed to Move Forward

Bucyrus International CEO Tim Sullivan says he supports commuter rail in order to get people to jobs.

Community leaders say a skilled and educated workforce along with transportation options for it, are keys to ensuring the economic success of southeastern Wisconsin.

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Project Milwaukee
2:13 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Project Milwaukee: How Do You Implement Development Plans?

For Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, one analyst says Wisconsin has nothing to fear Chicago's growth northward. Julio Rivera is Provost at Carthage College in Kenosha. He's the chair of the Geography department and also teaches earth science. He also runs the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) lab. His research looks at the development of suburban communities and urban planning. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci.

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Project Milwaukee
2:01 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Kenosha Museums

We find out how Kenosha has built on its cultural offerings to promote growth and development elsewhere in the city.

We discuss of the role culture plays in regional growth as part of our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series. Paula Touhey is the Director of the Kenosha Public Museums, which include the Kenosha Public Museum, the Kenosha Civil War Museum, and the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. We spoke with her at her office in Kenosha. We’ll continue our look at the place of culture in the regional economy on tomorrow's show.

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Project Milwaukee
1:51 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Project Milwaukee: How Will The Environment Fare

Jerry Ziegler at Chiwaukee Preserve.

This week WUWM is reporting on the potential of regional development within the corridor spanning from Milwaukee south to the greater Chicago area.

Today we poke into the health of the region's environment. We hear alerts when the air quality is poor because of exhaust and the particular air flow here – and air pollution can thwart the development of new factories. And we've been hearing plenty about the threat of Asian carp to Lake Michigan, coming via Chicago's link with the Mississippi River.

But WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence learned about two projects in the region having healing affects on their surroundings.

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Project Milwaukee
1:29 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Project Milwaukee: How Land Use is Planned

Caledonia is a rural village of 26,000.

As Project Milwaukee continues, we hear how communities in the southern corridor approach land-use planning. Each city, town and village has its own comprehensive land use plan, but some wish planning was conducted more regionally.

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Project Milwaukee
1:20 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Project Milwaukee: All Types of Transit Options Needed in this Region

Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik insists the future economy of southeast Wisconsin needs roads, rail and bus to move workers to jobs.

A key ingredient to economic development is transportation. So as we continue our series, Project Milwaukee – Southern Connections, we explore transportation in southeast Wisconsin.

We spent time chatting with Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik, a long time proponent of extending roadways and transit systems south to the state line. Here are a few opinions she shared.

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