As they’ve done for months, protesters gathered Tuesday in Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee to demand action in the Dontre Hamilton case. They're calling for former police officer Christopher Manney to be charged in Hamilton’s death.
The incident occured in April in Red Arrow Park downtown. Manney says he shot Hamilton after he became combative with the officer and struck him. Hamilton, who was 31, had schizophrenia.
Manney has since been fired from the Milwaukee Police Department for failing to follow protocol leading up to the shooting.
“There isn’t really a specific kind of music that is Canadian,” says Lauren Gillis, whose stage moniker is Lucette. “Because we’re such close neighbors, it just makes sense to draw so much from American music.”
The 22-year-old Canadian songwriter took to Nashville to work with producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) on her latest record, Black is the Color.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with author and director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Mike McCabe.
Congress is taking up a one trillion dollar spending bill that would keep the federal government in business through the end of the fiscal year. But that news is unlikely to signal a watershed new era in bipartisan cooperation in the capital.
"In a way, I've been working on this story for forty years," says Tom Matthews, author of a new profile of producer Jack Douglas in Milwaukee Magazine called (Just Like) Starting Over.
"I was fifteen in 1975 and I was the kid sitting in his basement in Janesville reading the back of all my rock albums," says Matthews. "Douglas's name - as editor, engineer, or producer - was on the back of a lot of these albums."