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9 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
'Strong History Of Racing': The Milwaukee Mile Has Seen Nearly 120 Years Of Races
The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest operating motor speedway in the world, according its website. It’s hosted everything from horse races to sprint and Indy cars — and, of course, NASCAR.
14 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Business Columnist: Focus On Increasing High-Tech Manufacturing, Not Ending Additional Unemployment Benefits In Wisconsin
Kathleen Gallagher, executive director of the 5 Lakes Institute and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist, says policymakers should be focused on looking to the future instead of the additional $300 unemployment payments.
13 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
4 Films To Watch From Milwaukee Film's GenreQueer Pride Month Screenings
Milwaukee Film’s GenreQueer program is presenting over 20 films and events throughout June focused on LGBTQ+ cinema.
15 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
'To Protect Who He Was': Nate Hamilton On His Activism After The Death Of His Brother Dontre
Nate Hamilton, Dontre Hamilton’s older brother, has become an activist and community leader in Milwaukee, something he says he does to continue to protect his younger brother.
36 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
What Has & Hasn't Changed: A Conversation With Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Jeff Norman
Acting Milwaukee Police Chief Jeff Norman talks about no-knock warrants, accountability in policing and how the Milwaukee Police Department is working to help people struggling with mental health issues.
8 minutes | May 27, 2021
4 Tips For Memorial Day Weekend Gardening In Wisconsin
Lake Effect gardening contributor Melinda Myers shares her tips and tricks for kicking off a summer garden right.
14 minutes | May 25, 2021
Milwaukeean Ramiah Whiteside’s Life ‘Forever Changed’ By Gun Violence
Since the age of five, guns have always been present in Ramiah Whiteside's life. Now, he is working to help young Milwaukeeans escape gun violence.
14 minutes | May 18, 2021
New Study Finds Beavers Could Be Key To Preventing Flooding On The Milwaukee River
There are calls for beavers to return — not for their fur — but for the potential impact they could have on flood mitigation in the Milwaukee River watershed.
10 minutes | May 13, 2021
Milwaukee Magazine Writers Explore What Makes Going Up North In Wisconsin So Special
The term “Up North” can be geographically different for each person, but the pastimes are nearly universal: fishing, swimming and enjoying the great outdoors after a winter spent braving the cold.
18 minutes | May 11, 2021
‘When Claude Got Shot’ Documentary Shows The Ripple Effects of Gun Violence In Milwaukee
A new documentary, When Claude Got Shot, showing at the Milwaukee Film Festival documents the wide ranging and damaging effects gun violence has on people across Milwaukee.
13 minutes | May 6, 2021
Co-Founder Bill Siemering Looks Back At 50 Years Of NPR
Bill Siemering was a founding member of NPR and became the first director of programming. He helped shape the show All Things Considered and its first on-air broadcast on May 3, 1971.
16 minutes | May 4, 2021
Oshkosh Public Museum Exhibit Displays Collection Of Original Kenner 'Star Wars' Toys
Kenner toys produced hundreds of action figures, vehicles and playsets featured in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi from 1978 to 1985. Today, these toys are as iconic as the movies themselves.
13 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
'The Church Is Bigger Than Just That One Document': Priest & LGBTQ Advocate Responds To Latest Vatican Decree
Father James Martin says the surprising part of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's response was the fact that they went further than just barring priests from blessing same sex unions.
13 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Increase In Out-Of-State Landlords Purchasing Property In Milwaukee Changing Neighborhoods
About 6,000 properties, or 14% of Milwaukee’s rental homes, are owned by out-of-state landlords, according to Marquette Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education.
12 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Maranta Plant Shop In Historic Bronzeville Is Milwaukee's First Black & Brown-Owned Plant Store
With the grand opening of the store on April 14, Maranta became the first Black and brown-owned plant store in Milwaukee.
13 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
New Leader Of Milwaukee Turners Embraces The Motto 'Sound Mind In A Sound Body'
After several decades of a less public image, Milwaukee Turner's new executive director Emilio De Torre is working to bring the organization back to being a cultural and political force in the city.
10 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Historical Fiction Novel 'Send For Me' Brings To Life The Letters Of Jewish Woman Trapped In Nazi Germany
Send for Me: A Novel uses the real letters of Wisconsin-based author Lauren Fox's great-grandmother to show the life of a Jewish woman trapped in Nazi Germany after her daughter was able to escape.
11 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
The Real Harbingers Of Spring: Red-Winged Blackbirds
Good weather in early March can leave some Milwaukeeans skeptical as memories of April and May winter storms creep in the back of their mind.
14 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
'The Impact Is Real': The Ripple Effects Of COVID-19 Disparities For Native People In Milwaukee
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Native Americans in the United States have the highest rate of chronic disease among all ethnic groups in the country. This means that more Indigenous people are at higher risk for severe outcomes when it comes to COVID-19.
14 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
UWM Students Translate Historic Letters Between Milwaukee's Pabst & Best Families
In 2005, long-lost letters from the famed Pabst and Best families, written from 1841 to 1887, were found at Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc. Once discovered, they were moved to the basement of the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee and the content of those letters wouldn’t be known until 15 years later.
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