It’s senior year and the final semester for UWM student artist Erin Whitney. But, instead of living an apartment near campus with her friends celebrating her last year, she’s devoted it to living in Chai Point Senior Living in Milwaukee, where she teaches art to senior residents. Whitney is part of the Student Artist in […]
The large dim-lit atrium was filled with young and elderly clients, employees and the live entertainer for that day, Mr. Pickles. Mr. Pickles stood before the crowd in his green pants and neatly crafted, white double-buttoned shirt with a huge green pickle pasted on the upper right. As always, he was accompanied by his karaoke […]
Tipping their caps to iconic play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker, the Milwaukee Brewers offer $1 obstructed- view tickets at Miller Park. The cheap tix go on sale 90 minutes before first pitch, but fans start lining up early, sometimes even before the parking lot opens. Marty LeMense joined the crowd.
By 2030, 1 in 5 people in the United States will be over the age of 65, and the elderly population in Wisconsin is projected to grow by 33 percent, according to the US Census Bureau. A trans-generational program in Milwaukee is reaching out to seniors, providing transportation and companionship. Amanda Becker reports.
You can go home again, but should you? Over spring break, my Dad and I went back home to Michigan. We lived in Detroit during the ‘90s when I was a little kid, so we visited the old neighborhood. I sat down with my Dad to talk about how we got to Detroit in the first place, […]
The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW) hosted its first open mic night for their community in the newly built Urban Ecology Center-Menomonee Valley Branch. Adriana Ramirez reports.
SpikeBall may not be the most popular game in Milwaukee, but one group of friends just can’t get enough. They play at Baran Park in Bayview at least once a week. Marty LeMense joined in.
With summertime approaching in Milwaukee County, many people are flocking to the zoo to enjoy the animals foreign to Wisconsin. The warm breeze and sunny skies make the zoo a perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Alissa Krenke reports.
Si’Errah Murphy, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is a full time mommy and student. Chardanay Hunt reports on the joys and challenges for this young mother.
What started as a normal day in class for Lucas turns into a race to find the author of an anonymous letter he finds taped to his desk. Will the writer’s cry for help be heard?
The Golda Meir Library welcomed a handful of therapy dogs from the Health Heelers organization in preparation for finals week. Students took pictures, asked questions and gave the animals a lot of affection. James Strebe reports.
Over 4,000 volunteers flooded the Milwaukee River basin for the 22nd Annual Spring River Cleanup April 22. Volunteers armed with bags and gloves helped pick up trash at one of 50 clean-up sites along the river. Milwaukee Riverkeepers hosted the event for the seventh season in a row. Rebeka Schmieder was there.
Hundreds of volunteers came out to the Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park on Saturday to celebrate Earth Day. They picked up trash, tended to gardens and helped mulch. John Gomes reports.
Forward Courier is a bike messenger service in Milwaukee. Their employees deliver food from restaurants and stores like Bel Air Cantina and Whole Foods. The lifestyle is busy, but rewarding for the right type of person. Jordan Garcia reports.
Fiascoes on airplanes are hardly uncommon — but they have been receiving increased attention in recent months. Gigi Garcia sits down with her dad to discuss how these incidents affect him as an American Airlines employee.
On May 9, 2008, my best friend Andrew Bond lost his battle with heroin addiction at just 21 years old. I sat down with Andrew’s mother for the first time in nine years.