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Sam Belton to open new jazz coffeehouse in Harambee building renovated by Bader Philanthropies

Bader Philanthropies announced on September 25 that it would begin renovation on a two-story building located at the corner of North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and North Fifth Street. The renovated building, located across from its global headquarters at 3300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in the Harambee neighborhood, is tentatively scheduled to open in spring 2020. It will be occupied by two tenants, Sam’s Place and Shalem Healing. “Bader Philanthropies moved to Harambee to deepen our commitment to Milwaukee,” said Daniel J. Bader, president and CEO of Bader Philanthropies. “We wanted to be in...

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Environmental restoration of Kletzsch Park key to economic development for Milwaukee River basin

Revised designs for a vital ecological and public access project along the Milwaukee River were released on September 18, highlighting how the project could be the key to unlocking funding for dozens of additional environmental projects in the region. The $2 million project in Kletzsch Park, a collaboration between Milwaukee County Parks, Wisconsin DNR, and Fund for Lake Michigan, is part of an extensive plan to tackle environmental issues in the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern (AOC). The Kletzsch Park River Access and Fish Passage Project will improve water quality by making mandated dam repairs and creating universal public...

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Future Coalition: Milwaukee youth activist Katie Eder leads national climate movement

Before graduating in 2018 from Shorewood High School, Katie Eder had already founded two social impact groups, Kids Tales and 50 Miles More. Now at age 19, she has relocated to Los Angeles were co-founded The Future Coalition, which organizes young people around climate change and other issues. Eder’s idea for Future Coalition grew out of her involvement in 50 Miles More. She was part of the group who marched 50 miles from Madison to Janesville, hometown of then-House Speaker Paul Ryan, over four days in April 2018 to advocate for gun reform. “After we completed 50 Miles More,...

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All-Star Milwaukee Brewers invest in The Avenue to make positive impact off the field

Leadership of The Avenue and 3rd Street Market Hall recently announced its two newest investors: Milwaukee Brewers stars Ryan Braun and Christian Yelich. Both of the Major League players will make significant investments in the project. The plan follows their work last fall, when the duo teamed up in an off-field effort to support their native Southern California with equally impactful results. “Seeing how California Strong had such a positive community impact on our hometowns reinforced the importance of supporting the cities that support us,” said Yelich. “I’ve quickly grown to love Milwaukee in my time here and want...

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MSOE opens Diercks Hall with “Rosie” supercomputer named for female programmers of WWII

The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) celebrated the grand opening of the 65,536-square-foot Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall and its cutting edge supercomputer on September 13. Located at 1025 N. Milwaukee Street, the building was made possible with a $34 million gift from MSOE alumnus Dwight Diercks and his wife Dian, and featuring a NVIDIA GPU-powered supercomputer. The gift was the largest MSOE has received from an alumnus in its 116-year history. “MSOE now has the single most important instrument of knowledge today,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Without access to the correct instrument,...

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New website features the storytellers of Milwaukee PBS

In preparation for the 2020 Democratic National Convention coming to town, Milwaukee PBS launched a new website to introduce its resources to visitors, especially the thousands of media members expected to descend on the City next year. The website presents the storytellers of Milwaukee PBS. The site offers biographies and profiles of Portia Young, host of 10thirtysix; Patricia Gomez, host of ¡Adelante!; John McGivern, host of Around the Corner with John McGivern; Sandy Maxx, host of The Arts Page; Joanne Williams, host of Black Nouveau; Dan Small, host of Outdoor Wisconsin; and John Gurda, resident Milwaukee historian and...

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