Youth Violence

Project Milwaukee
7:52 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

Blocking the Transmission of Violence

Alex Kotlowitz of Chicago is a Peabody award-winning journalist. His New York Times Magazine article, Blocking the Transmission of Violence appeared last month. Jane Hampden speaks with him from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he teaches writing.

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Project Milwaukee
7:37 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

Are Kids' Mental Health Needs Being Met?

We continue our Project Milwaukee series on youth violence now with a look at kids’ mental health needs. A report by the Alliance for Children and Families says at least 26,000 children in Milwaukee suffer from some type of mental disorder, such as anxiety, behavior problems or depression. Members of the alliance say there’s often a relationship between violent behavior and mental well-being.

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Project Milwaukee
7:33 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

Youth Violence Endemic to Milwaukee

Dr. Steven Hargarten teaches class at Medical College of Wisconsin.

Gun violence reached epidemic proportions in Milwaukee in the 1990s. Today, it is endemic --woven into the fabric of everyday life. That's according to researcher and physician Dr. Steven Hargerten of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Hargarten views youth homicide, especially among minority males, as a disease.

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Project Milwaukee
7:30 pm
Thu June 5, 2008

Juveniles Get Embroiled in Court System at an Early Age

Glen, a 15-year-old resident at Lad Lake.

We've been exploring the issue of youth violence from a variety of angles for the past week on WUWM. We've met children who've been either victims or perpetrators of violent crimes. Some of the offenders wind up in the court system at an early age.

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Project Milwaukee
7:26 pm
Wed June 4, 2008

Safe and Sound

Barbara Notestein is executive director of Safe & Sound in Milwaukee. Aaron Edwards is one of the group’s outreach workers or “community partners.” They speak with Jane Hampden as part of Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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Project Milwaukee
7:23 pm
Wed June 4, 2008

The Economics of Violence

Ron Edari is a professor of sociology and urban studies at UWM. He’s a native of Kenya; he’s lived in Milwaukee since 1972. Edari speaks with Lake Effect’s Dan Harmon about the economic roots of violence in the city.

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Project Milwaukee
7:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2008

Youth Violence Can Impact City's Economic Future

Milwaukee has problems with youth violence, just as does nearly every other urban community. While that violence impacts vital components of everyday life such as family relationships, the schools and the criminal justice system, it can also impact economic development. Howard Snyder is Executive Director of the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation and spoke to us as part of our series, Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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Project Milwaukee
7:08 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

New Milwaukee Police Chief

Edward Flynn is Milwaukee Police Chief. He was sworn in in January. He talks with Jane Hampden as part of WUWM’s series, Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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Project Milwaukee
7:05 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

Neighborhood House

Richard Cox is executive director of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee. He speaks with Sara Prince.

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Project Milwaukee
6:55 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

A Patrol Through a Violent, Gang-ridden Neighborhood

A memorial to a gang member who died of gun violence on the city's near north side.

Children in some Milwaukee neighborhoods are likely to become involved in gangs. Teens and even younger kids may sell cocaine, move guns from one location to another, or act as "lookouts" while illegal activities are underway. Officers Louis Kopesky and Daniel Knitter are with the Milwaukee Police Department's 5th District Community Prosecution Unit.

They told Ann-Elise Henzl about the problem during a patrol on the city's near north side.

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