Life's Voices

Life's Voices
1:00 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Life's Voices: Erik Koepnick Helps Comfort Milwaukee Homeless

Erik Koepnick sorts through donations at the Guest House in Milwaukee.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

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

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Life's Voices
1:00 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Life's Voices: Nurse Josie Veal Tends to Those with Little Voice

Josie Veal and nursing students at Milwaukee's North Division High School
Credit LaToya Dennis

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

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Life's Voices: Melissa Cook

Melissa Cook at east end of Three Bridges Park.
Credit S Bence

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

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Regional
9:11 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Life’s Voices: Taking a Stand for the Hungry

Duncan Shrout
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

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

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

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Arts & Culture
1:00 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Milwaukee Student Sings Her Way to National Award

Shampriel Morrise, a student at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, received the YoungArts Merit Award from the National YoungArts Foundation for her singing talent.

As part of our end-of-the-year series, "Life’s Voices," we bring you a profile of Shampriel Morrise. She's a junior at Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

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