Ethnicity

Arts & Culture
4:02 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

India Fest Becomes Milwaukee's Newest Ethnic Festival

India Fest Milwaukee will take its place among the city's other large-scale ethnic and cultural celebrations this Saturday.
Credit Yogendra Joshi/Flickr

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews the founders of India Fest, Milwaukee's newest ethnic festival.

For many, it would not be summer in Milwaukee without our lineup of ethnic festivals. 

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Politics & Government
1:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Esparanza Unida to Explore Immigration Reform with Sen. Johnson

Manny Perez, General Manager of Esperanza Unida, will meet with Senator Ron Johnson tonight to discuss immigration reform.
Credit spanishjournal.com

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Esparanza Unida's General Manager Manny Perez.

The future of immigration reform efforts in Congress remains in question two days after House Speaker John Boehner held a closed door meeting with leading Republicans.

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Education
12:55 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Expert: Considering Students' Home Language Could Help School Performance

Author Anita Pandey.

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews author Anita Pandey.

Hayes Bilingual School in Milwaukee scores 62.2 on the state report card system. That means it’s just shy of meeting expectations. Most MPS schools fall at or below that level, but Hayes is different. Its growth score is 86 – well above the state average. The school’s dual-immersion approach seems to be generating improvements in both math and reading.

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Education
2:29 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Author Finds "Stain of Segregation" in Milwaukee's Schools Both Past and Present

Lessons from the Heartland by Barbara J. Miner

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Barbara J. Miner.

Some public school advocates are sounding alarms over several issues in Governor Walker's proposed biennial budget. They point to essentially unchanged state aid and a call for expanding the state's voucher program as new challenges to Wisconsin's public school systems. Some also say that the effort to reward higher-performing schools would come at the expensive of schools already facing a steep climb, in districts such as Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Education
12:50 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

MPS-Morehouse Partnership Builds Bridge to College for Young Black Men

MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton with one of last year's class of MPS students who received scholarships to Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Credit Milwaukee Public Schools

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Morehouse College president John Wilson, Jr.

In the last several weeks, the news cycle has been filled with stories of young men - many African-American - signing letters of intent to play sports at various American colleges and universities.

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Arts & Culture
10:13 am
Wed February 20, 2013

English Isn't Their First Language, But International Students Perform "Phantom" with Ease

Dominican High School--Phantom of the Opera
Kate H. Jurgens

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley investigates Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera."

Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay might be a small Catholic school of about 300 students, but its theatrical undertakings would be daunting for many larger institutions.

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Economy & Business
1:13 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Fondy Market Supports 'Opinionated Food Culture' On Near North Side

Vegetables abound at Fondy's Food Market.
Credit Fondy's Food Market

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Young Kim.

The Fondy Market at 22nd and Fond du Lac is one of the Near North Side’s success stories. There had been a farmer’s market in the area for decades, but about 10 years ago the market really took off in its present form, thanks in great part to Young Kim.

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Arts & Culture
3:06 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Folk Fusion

Bruce Molsky.
Credit Bruce Molsky

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews musician Bruce Molsky.
Milwaukee’s Irish Fest returns for its annual run at the Festival Grounds on Thursday. And as is our habit, we’ll feature a few of the bands playing there over the course of the week. While there will be music with an obvious Irish feel, the focus of this year’s festival will also have a distinctly American sound. That’s because many of the acts will spotlight how traditional Irish music evolved into the bluegrass sound we think of as native to Appalachia.

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Arts & Culture
10:46 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Latino Arts Strings

Latino music and traditions are preserved through the Latino Arts Strings Program. Contributor Amy Kiley introduces us to some of the program's students.

Lake Effect contributor Amy Kiley produced our report on the Latino Arts Strings Program. The musicians of the program will be performing for the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Day of the Dead Family this Sunday at 1:30 PM.

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