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Video: Removing barriers in Milwaukee’s tech divide

A chance eMail while a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering led Jeff Hanson to start a Milwaukee non-profit to reduce e-waste and remove barriers in the digital divide. While his mission has taken him around the world to establish computer labs in impoverished countries, he sees a dire need for technology help at home.

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Jeff Hanson: Building digital bridges across the community

While his mission has taken him around the world to establish computer labs in impoverished countries, he sees a dire need for technology help at home. A chance eMail while a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering led Jeff Hanson to start a Milwaukee non-profit to reduce e-waste and remove barriers in the digital divide. | Q&A with Jeff Hanson Q: You started Project Community Computers while a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. What motivated you to develop this idea? A: I signed up for a servant leadership project at MSOE that involved traveling to Kenya...

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A chocolate shop that would make Wonka proud

A generation of children grew-up with a fascination for candy making, and singing like Oompa-Loompas from the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Time has not diminished this love of scrumdiddlyumptious confectionaries even as adults. But it may come as a surprise to some in the metro Milwaukee area that Chocolatiers are creating edible magic in Wauwatosa. Ultimate Confections was started by Pat and Lori Murphy in an industrial-equipped kitchen in the basement of a local church. “We had a family recipe for peanut brittle, and friends would ask for it more and more,” explained co-owner Pat Murphy,...

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Sarah Gallenberger: A melody of painted music

She built an artistic career painting Fender guitars, and has had these custom works displayed at national music shows. But Sarah Gallenberger is also known for her community work and spending time helping music-based charities like Guitars for Vets make a difference in the lives of returning veterans. | Q&A Q: As an anthropology major from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, what led you to a career as an artist? A: I’ve always been a hobby artist and crafter, but never considered pursuing it professionally until people began approaching me for custom projects. I was working at Cream City Music...

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