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88Nine Radio commissions neighborhood murals to spark dialogue with art

Two colorful, original murals aimed at spurring community conversations will be created by Milwaukee artists on large blank building walls in the Near West Side and Walker’s Point neighborhoods, as a result of an 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (88.9 WYMS-FM) initiative. Radio Milwaukee recently applied for and received a grant from the Mary L. Nohl Fund to pay artists for the project. The non-profit station launched the mural initiative and commissioned artists as a way to give back to Milwaukee as part of the station’s activities recognizing its 10th anniversary on air and in the community this year. Work on...

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Jerrianne Hayslett: How the News Industry Influences Justice

From being evacuated with her family out of Iran during the Islamic Revolution in 1979, to managing the public information of the many high profile Los Angeles courtroom trials of the 1990s, Jerrianne Hayslett has been a witness to the power of the news media, and the misuse of that public trust in the race for corporate profits. The award-winning author of “Anatomy of a Trial,” newspaper journalist, and world-traveling consultant on issues of law and media relations has made Milwaukee her home, and strives to bring social justice to her adopted city. | Q&A with Jerrianne Hayslett Q:...

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Milwaukee included in HuffPost Cross-Country Listening Tour

The HuffPost ”Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip” will visit 23 cities over 7 weeks and includes a Milwaukee stop in October. The cross-country bus tour was conceived as a way to listen and learn what it means to be American today. Launching in September, the multi-state road trip will spotlight personal stories and perspectives from across the United States. The editorial aim will be to better understand what unifies people and the country, rather focus on the issues than divide. The ultimate goal will be to accurately, humanely, and emotionally capture the concerns, hopes, and dreams of...

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Sailing camp teaches local students how to navigate a future on freshwater

Along Lake Michigan for the next few weeks, Milwaukee’s future sailors are perfecting their nautical skills as part of a joint program from Discovery World and the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. The partnership continues efforts by both organizations to teach local youth the world of sailing. From water safety to sail rigging and theory, students between the ages of 8 to 17 will spend an entire week at Discovery World in new Learn to Sail Summer Camp. The program began on July 10 and runs through August 4. “We always talk about the scientists sailing, which is a big...

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Benedict Center begins South Side program to divert women from sex trade

The Benedict Center announced the expansion of its Sisters Diversion Program, a street-level diversion for women in street prоstіtutіоn, to the city’s south side at a press conference on July 13 at the Hope House of Milwaukee. The initiative comes with the cooperation of the Milwaukee Pоlіcе Department and the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. The Sisters Diversion Program offers an innovative, community-pоlіcе partnership to use a public health approach, instead of a traditional crіmіnаl justice method, to help women in street prоstіtutіоn address their underlying needs. “Women in the street-based sеx trade face high levels of viоIеncе, addiction,...

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Airshow sees Army Parachute Team descend through the atmosphere

The 2017 Milwaukee Air and Water Show took place under mixed weather conditions along the Milwaukee lakefront on July 15 and 16, attracting crowds of thousands to Bradford Beach and Lincoln Memorial Drive as aircraft propelled by blade and turbine buzzed downtown. While sleek machines filled the sky at high speed, not all participants in the airshow had wings. Eleven members of the elite United States Army Parachute Team left their plane behind and free-fell to earth. Known as the Golden Knights, the precision military parachutists touched down on their mark to cheering fans within three minutes of jumping...

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