Life's Voices

Sherrie Tussler, long-time executive director of the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee, had planned to be an art teacher.

Sara Risley

As part of our year-end series "Life's Voices," we profile Ginger Duiven, executive director of Literacy Services of Wisconsin.

Marti Mikkelson

As the year’s end approaches, we profile unsung heroes in the community.

LaToya Dennis

For nearly 20 years, Josie Veal has dedicated her life to helping under-served communities as a nurse.

S Bence

Melissa Cook manages the Hank Aaron State Trail. The project has been many years in the making.

Ann-Elise Henzl

Duncan Shrout has been volunteering at the St. Ben’s Community Meal for more than 25 years.

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If you followed the Oscars, you might know that the man who won "Best Screenwriter” is a Mequon native. John Ridley helped create the best picture winner, 12 Years a Slave.

Susan Bence

Back in the 1990s, Diane Buck surveyed the multitude of monuments around Milwaukee and zeroed in on 12 in desperate need of repair.

Ann-Elise Henzl

Our Life’s Voices series continues with a profile of longtime community volunteer Penny Kasprzak.

Every year at this time WUWM reporters head out into communities to talk with everyday people making a difference. In this installment of our Life’s Voices series, we speak with Andre Ellis. He’s a local playwright who tells stories from the perspective of black men.

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