Regional News

For the last week and a half, WUWM has been reporting on youth violence: the causes and the solutions. Many of the people we've talked to told us how important it is for kids to have mentors who show them the right way to live.

Model Nonviolence

Jun 5, 2008

Teny Gross is executive director of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence, Rhode Island. The institute runs an outreach program and teaches non-violence in schools. Its approach has won support in the Providence community, and among activists here in Milwaukee, who call it a successful model for fighting youth violence. Gross speaks with Jane Hampden.

Blocking the Transmission of Violence

Jun 5, 2008

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.

Safe and Sound

Jun 4, 2008

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.

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.

New Milwaukee Police Chief

Jun 3, 2008

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.

Neighborhood House

Jun 3, 2008

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

Violence in the Neighborhood

Jun 2, 2008

Willie Hines, Jr. is president of the Milwaukee Common Council. He represents the city’s 15th district on the near north side, where he grew up. He discusses youth violence with Jane Hampden.

Stop Teen Violence

Jun 2, 2008

Joy Price is young adult librarian and coordinator of the Stop Teen Violence program at the Milwaukee Public Library. There's a seminar tonight at the Forest Home Library called “Protect Yourself.” Speakers will discuss safe relationships, conflict resolution and self defense. Price speaks with Jane Hampden.

Life After Gangs

May 30, 2008

Stanley Cole is a youth outreach worker with Milwaukee’s Running Rebels organization. He’s a former gang member who spent time in jail. Since then, he’s recruited and worked with hundreds of at-risk young people in Milwaukee, and gained national attention for his efforts. He talks with Jane Hampden.