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Project Milwaukee
1:07 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Rail Relations

Credit Mulad

For Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, we take a look at how differences in rail transit has affected development in Milwaukee versus Chicago. Bob Johnston is a Chicago-based correspondent for Trains Magazine, published by Kalmbach in Waukesha. He spoke with Dan Harmon.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Port of Milwaukee

We get some perspective on the importance of the Port of Milwaukee. Leah Dobkin is the author of the book Soul of a Port: The History and Evolution of the Port of Milwaukee, published by The History Press. She spoke with Stephanie Lecci in January.

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Project Milwaukee
12:49 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Regional Transportation Key to Future Success

Robin Toewe travels between Chicago and Milwaukee for work once a week.

We now continue our series, Project Milwaukee – Southern Connections. All week, we're exploring the corridor extending from Milwaukee to Chicago. Economic development experts say regions will fare best in the new global economy. A key ingredient to a successful region is efficient transportation, and more people than ever before are traveling in the corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago. WUWM's LaToya Dennis explores the options that exist today and what the future seems to demand.

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Project Milwaukee
5:03 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Kenosha Markets Its Location to Business

Credit Business Journal of Milwaukee

We hear about the pitch Kenosha makes to businesses on the fence between Wisconsin and Illinois. Todd Battle is the President of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance, and was also named one of the Forty Under 40 by the Business Journal of Milwaukee.

Tomorrow on the show, we learn how transportation will play a role in the future growth of Milwaukee southward.

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Project Milwaukee
4:50 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Economic Development Churns Ahead in SE Wisconsin

Former Delphi property in Oak Creek.

Where some see weeds, others see opportunity. A visit to the former Delphi plant as we continue Project Milwaukee.

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Project Milwaukee
12:39 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Project Milwaukee: M7's Vision for Regional Development

As part of Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, we take a virtual economic development trip southward, starting in Milwaukee County. Pat O'Brien is the director of the Milwaukee 7, an economic development organization that takes in the seven southeastern most counties in Wisconsin. He’ll also be part of our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections panel discussion in Racine Wednesday night. That discussion will air on Lake Effect Weekend, Saturday and Sunday afternoon on WUWM.

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Project Milwaukee
12:31 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Racine Looks to Remake Its Economy, Image

In the last decade, Racine has worked hard to change its economic reputation and reach out to create regional partnerships to encourage development. Gordy Kacala is the Executive Director of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation - he's held this position for 21 years. He previously served as the Chief of the Economic Development Planning Division of the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission for 10 years. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci as part of our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series.

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Project Milwaukee
4:33 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Historic Connections

Our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series begins with a historical perspective on development from Milwaukee southward to the Illinois border. John Gurda is the author of nineteen books, including The Making of Milwaukee and Cream City Chronicles. He’s also our regular history contributor. He joined us to talk about the history of Kenosha and Racine.

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Project Milwaukee
4:22 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Project Milwaukee: Chicago-Milwaukee Connections

In Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections, we look at why Chicago might need Milwaukee more than we would think. Bill Testa is Senior Economist, Vice President and Director of Regional Programs at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He spoke with WUWM's Marge Pitrof.

There’s more of the interview in the supplemental audio section below.

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Project Milwaukee
4:09 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Project Milwaukee: County Exec Chris Abele on Milwaukee's Reach

To kick off Project Milwaukee, we talk with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele about why the county needs to build ties with its neighbors.

As we explore southward growth in our Project Milwaukee: Southern Connections series, what’s at stake for Milwaukee County? Chris Abele is the Milwaukee County Executive. He was elected in April to fill out the last year of the term vacated by now Governor Scott Walker.

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