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4:57 pm
Thu May 29, 2008

Poem Decries Violence Striking Young Children

As part of our series on youth violence, 14 year old Sheldon Fountain, Jr. reads the poem he was inspired to write about a wayward bullet killing a young girl, an innocent bystander. The poem is titled, Generally Speaking, A Reason for Poetry.

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Project Milwaukee
4:49 pm
Thu May 29, 2008

Guns Proliferate for Milwaukee Youth, Yet Hope Prevails

Milwaukee officials note that a proliferation of guns and other weapons has accompanied an increase in youth violence here. However, an army of dedicated professionals staff programs designed to reach out to young people whose lives can be turned upside down by the effects of violence.

Starting today, WUWM News and the Lake Effect program are examining the causes of youth violence and possible solutions to what some have called an epidemic afflicting Milwaukee.

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Project Milwaukee
4:46 pm
Wed May 28, 2008

Project Milwaukee Series Examines Youth Violence, Solutions

WUWM began a new series about youth violence in Milwaukee. We'll be airing stories and interviews on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Lake Effect that will take an in-depth look at the problem and most importantly, explore possible solutions.

Friday morning, we’ll have a story by WUWM's LaToya Dennis. She spoke with WUWM's Erin Toner.

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Project Milwaukee
5:23 pm
Thu May 8, 2008

53206, The Evolution of a Zip Code

Barbara Moore (red shirt) talks to Mary Pickens as she stands in front of her house in the Amani neighborhood

WUWM has begun a series of reports on youth violence in Milwaukee. That’s in light of the upcoming summer months, which are often a rough time for the city. Friday, we visit what is arguably the most dangerous zip code area for both kids and others. 53206. In 2005 and 2006, 51 homicides were recorded there. That’s more than twice as many as in neighboring areas. A few decades ago, residents say 53206 was thriving. WUWM’s LaToya Dennis explores the changes that have taken place.

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Arts & Culture
12:06 pm
Fri April 25, 2008

Competing Cooks

Badger High School Culinary Arts Team

Four students from Badger High School in Lake Geneva Wisconsin are slicing and dicing their way through a cooking competition going on in San Diego today. The quartet won at the state level and now are up against 36 other teams from around the country.

The winning team must concoct a three-course gourmet meal in one hour, and not a second longer.

WUWM's Susan Bence meet Badgers culinary program director Russ Tronsen and his Badger High School team as they practiced for the national ProStart Invitational.

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Environment
2:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2008

A Magnificent Obsession

Nina Leopold Bradley

Aldo Leopold was a legendary environmentalist and forester. He spent almost two decades working with the U.S. Forest Service in the Southwest. Throughout his life Leopold loved observing, journaling and sketching his surrounding. That didn’t change when he transferred to work in Madison, Wisconsin.

Nina Leopold Bradley was a young girl in 1935, when her father Aldo invited his family on the adventure of a lifetime. A ramshackle farm caught his eye near the Wisconsin River, not far from Baraboo.

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Arts & Culture
11:48 am
Fri April 4, 2008

Antiques Galore - A Chat with Terry Kovel

Ralph and Terry Kovel are famous names in the world of antiques and collectibles.

Ralph was born in Milwaukee; when his family moved to Ohio, he met Terry Horvitz on a blind date. The couple's career took off in 1953 with the publication of their first "catalog" called Kovels' Dictionary of Marks. Their success lead to a newspaper column, television show and more.

WUWM's Susan Bence met Terry Kovel when she was in town for a home and garden show at State Fair Park.

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Regional
10:27 am
Thu January 3, 2008

A Storycorps Follow-up - The Lee Family

Connie and Gordon Lee adopted four bi-racial children in the 1960s.

WUWM’s Susan Bence visited with the family on Christmas Eve and produced a sound portrait. We first heard the Lees' story in a Milwaukee StoryCorps interview that aired on Lake Effect last October, and much earlier, in a 1966 article in the Milwaukee Journal.

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Arts & Culture
1:07 pm
Mon December 31, 2007

Life's Voices: Sylvia Bernstein

We meet Sylvia Bernstein. She was born here 83 years ago. Her parents had fled a small Ukranian village and started their American life in central Wisconsin, before settling in Milwaukee.

WUWM’s Susan Bence talked with Bernstein in her home, where she talked about her newspaper career. Bernstein says it took a lot of guts; that’s because she didn’t have a journalism degree.

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A Short Story
8:19 am
Mon December 17, 2007

A Frigid Night 40 Years Ago

WUWM Morning Edition host Bob Bach shares a story of a frigid Milwaukee night more than 40 years ago. Bach grew up in Milwaukee near 83rd and Locust. The irresistible girlfriend who drew him across town on that winter evening was Joan, his wife of 35 years.

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