Regional News

Youth Violence - Solutions I

Jun 6, 2008

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

Spring of 2008, Lake Effect and WUWM News journalists teamed up to examine the deep roots of youth violence in Milwaukee, along with possible solutions.

Youth Violence - Solutions II

Jun 6, 2008

WUWM presents a public forum: Project Milwaukee: Youth Violence.

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.