Life's Voices

10:37 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Oscar Winner John Ridley's Father Talks About Life Before Desegregation

Screenwriter John Ridley won an Oscar for the Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published for '12 Years a Slave.'
Credit Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

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.

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6:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

After Two Decades, Milwaukee Woman Continues Quest to Restore Outdoor Sculptures

Diane Buck is not giving up on the last of The Dirty Dozen - the Frederick Von Steuben monument just north of Washington Park.
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.

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1:00 am
Wed January 1, 2014

An Early Call to Volunteer Work

Penny Kasprzak took time out of her busy schedule to visit the WUWM studios
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

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

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6:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Andre Ellis Works to Bring Back Neighborhood

Andre Ellis uses community garden to improve neighborhood

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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Arts & Culture
11:53 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Milwaukeean Dedicates Life to Peacemaking

Don Timmerman in his small office at Milwaukee's Casa Maria.

Don Timmerman describes how he has spent his life helping others in the pursuit of peace.

Don Timmerman's mission as a peacemaker dates back to the 1960s.

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