Project Milwaukee

PROJECT MILWAUKEE: BLACK MEN IN PRISON
Why are so many Wisconsinites behind bars? And, what are the costs?

WUWM & MPTV special series runs for six months - starting November 11, 2013.

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Springing from conversations with concerned community members, WUWM journalists developed Project Milwaukee -- in-depth reporting on vital issues in the region. Each Project Milwaukee consists of WUWM News reporters and Lake Effect producers teaming up to create a series of interviews and reports on a specific topic culminating in a public forum or live broadcast.

WUWM tackles subjects of importance to southeastern Wisconsin by focusing on issues that warrant extensive coverage. The topics chosen are based on concerns we've heard from residents and community leaders.

WUWM hopes that our coverage helps to further the understanding of broad, significant subjects, and encourages additional debate in the community.

WUWM's Project Milwaukee. Our region. Our future.

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PROJECT MILWAUKEE SERIES ARCHIVE

Power Switch - June 2013
The Promise and Reality of Green Energy in Wisconsin

Help Wanted - October 2012
Uncovering the Truth Behind Wisconsin's Skills Gap

State of Upheaval - December 2011

Southern Connections - June 2011
Cultivating a Regional Corridor

What's On Our Plate? - November 2010
The Impact of Wisconsin's Food Economy

Barriers to Achievement in MPS - June 2010

The Currency of Water - December 2009

Black & White - June 2009
Race Relations in Milwaukee

Wise Today, Well Tomorrow? - November 2008

Youth Violence - June 2008

Creating a Vibrant Regional Economy - November 2007

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Project Milwaukee
10:34 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Private-Public Partnerships Key to Future of Clean Energy

This map shows the percentage of clean energy jobs among states' overall economies.
Credit Pew Charitable Trusts, 2009

Abdur Chowdhury speaks with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

What will determine which forms of clean energy - if any - take off in the future economy, and which will be relegated to the dust bin of once-promising ideas?

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Project Milwaukee
10:45 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Clean Energy Gets a Mixed Reception From State Legislatures

Inside Wisconsin's State Capitol building.
Credit bcdixit, Flickr

Reporter Maria Gallucci speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

As we've heard on our Project Milwaukee: Power Switch coverage, Wisconsin utilities are required to generate ten percent of their electricity from sustainable sources, such as solar, wind, or biomass.  They're standards that were created by the state legislature.

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Project Milwaukee
10:09 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Understanding Wisconsin's Renewable Energy Standards

Blount Generating Station in Madison, WI.
Credit Michael Leland, Flickr

The Public Service Commission's Bob Norcross talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

The regulatory body in Wisconsin charged with making sure utilities are meeting the state's sustainability mandate is the Public Service Commission.  

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Project Milwaukee
8:42 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Wisconsin's Power Grid

The Oak Creek coal plant is one of the last to come online in the U.S.

The majority of energy the U.S. produces comes from coal. The same holds true for Wisconsin. However, natural gas has been gaining, because producers have found a cheaper way to extract it, using sand.

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Project Milwaukee
4:17 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Expert: The Market Will Dictate What Renewable Energy Source Has The Most Promise

Todd Myers says the Toyota Prius is the perfect example of how the free market can help drive environmental decision-making.
Credit greekgeek, Flickr

Listen to Mitch Teich's interview with Todd Myers.

What is green energy's potential? It’s a question that’s being asked on a national scale - especially in the wake of some highly publicized missteps, such as the failure of the solar company Solyndra, which had significant funding from federal sources.

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