LaToya Dennis

The federal government will not seek charges against former Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney. He shot Dontre Hamilton to death in Red Arrow Park, in 2014. Manney lost his job, not for the killing, but for patting down Hamilton, which led to the altercation. Hamilton was an unarmed, mentally ill black man who had been resting in the downtown park. Members of his family says they are disgusted with the U.S. Justice Department and city leadership.

David DeSilva / Axis Dance Company

This week one of the more innovative and inspiring modern dance companies in the country will call Sheboygan’s John Michael Kohler Arts Center their temporary home. Axis Dance Company is based in Oakland, California, and draws on the equal talents of able bodied and disabled dancers alike to expand on the idea of what movement can be and is for.

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Not long ago, the effort to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies in Milwaukee was seen as a resounding success.  The rate dropped 56% between 2006 and 2013.

But last month, the latest statistics showed the rate climbed slightly - around 1% - in the past 12 months.  Almost 24 of every 1,000 girls in Milwaukee between 15 or 17 years old gave birth to a child last year. A new public service campaign has taken a different approach to the issue.  It addresses parents who, themselves, had children at a young age. 

Paul Kjelland

The justice department just released about 6,000 inmates early from prison. It’s the largest one time release of federal prisoners. Those who received too harsh sentencing related to drug crimes will get a second chance ­- reflecting recent, more lenient federal sentences for drug offenders.

A federal bankruptcy judge announced a settlement Monday in the Catholic Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy case.

Archdiocese spokesman Jerry Topczewski says the church feels some satisfaction, in that the legal proceedings have ended. But he says there isn't anything to be pleased about, when it comes to what the victims experienced.

Madeleine Baran has covered such cases extensively for Minnesota Public Radio and is part of the network's Peabody Award-winning team for its reports on the clergy abuse scandal.

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Military service was long seen as, if not a prerequisite, then certainly as a desired quality for people wishing to be President of the United States.  But in more recent years that attitude has shifted, and today only a minority of the field seeking both major parties’ nominations has served in uniform.

"Only with World War II did we start on a regular basis to have military veterans serving in the White House - every president from Harry S. Truman through George H.W. Bush," explains Cyr.

Mitch Teich

For more than two decades, Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Lutheran High School has held a service to honor veterans on Veterans Day.  The service typically introduces students to someone who has served in some capacity in the armed forces, and this year’s honored speaker has a unique story to tell.

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Ratenski served in what was then the Army Air Force at the end of World War II...the very end. 

The national spotlight will shine on Milwaukee this week, as the city hosts the fourth debate among the Republican presidential hopefuls Tuesday night.

The site will be the Milwaukee Theatre downtown. The hosts will be Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal.

While Gov. Walker was testing the waters when the GOP selected Milwaukee, the choice may still indicate that the state could play a pivotal role in the 2016 presidential race.

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Hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin residents might be drinking tainted water. That report comes from the Center for Investigative Journalism. It conducted a yearlong investigation.

The findings indicate that private wells are more vulnerable than municipal water systems.

One-point-seven million Wisconsin residents rely on wells and private owners are responsible for their testing and maintenance.

Ex Fabula

Last weekend, Ex Fabula had a fantastic time at our first Secret Fabula of the season at Shaker’s Cigar Bar. The members—only event included small group tours of the building, the chance to mix and mingle during team trivia, and of course stories – about the afterlife, ghosts, and childhood romps in graveyards.

So in honor of our Secret Fabula event, our radio show brings you stories of the supernatural. Do you believe?