[Original Airdate: April 4, 2016] Mike Gousha, Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette Law School, talks with Urban Sociologist Matthew Desmond, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. Professor Desmond is the author of "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City." His experience as principal investigator for the Milwaukee Area Renters Study, which looked at eviction and the urban poor, served as the foundation for the book. Desmond will also discuss issues of poverty, inequality and housing policy in large American cities.
The causes and consequences of childhood obesity are multidimensional and the approach to helping children and their families deal with the issue must be, too. Be Well: Young & Obese presents real-life stories of Northeast Ohio children and families struggling to lose weight and embrace healthier habits. It also highlights innovative programs and cutting-edge research taking place in our region to combat the epidemic. From the womb to the school cafeteria, into our homes and neighborhoods, viewers explore the insidious nature of childhood obesity and the courage it takes to combat it. Doctors and public health experts also weigh in with advice and tips for parents committed to fight the fat. More information and resources available at http://www.ideastream.org/health/young
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[Original Airdate: April 22, 2015] Historian John Gurda explores how the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan spurred Milwaukee's growth. The settlers used rivers and Lake Michigan to transport grain, lumber, leather and beer, but water was just as important for play as it was for work. Gurda explains how the Milwaukee River became a destination for fun. Learn how the lower Milwaukee River was eventually reduced to an open sewer by 1900, with Lake Michigan suffering similar indignities. Only in recent decades have the currents turned for the better. From the Milwaukee River Greenway to the reborn Menomonee Valley to the cultural theme park on our downtown lakefront, the patterns of the past are being reversed, providing cause for celebration as well as concern.
Matthew Desmond is an urban sociologist revealing the impact of eviction on poor families and the role of housing policy in sustaining poverty and racial inequality in large American cities. The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn more at www.macfound.org/fellows and explore their stories on social media with the hashtag #MacFellow.
Supplemented with statistics from court records, police call logs, school reports, and other documents, Desmond’s exhaustive fieldwork comprises a wrenching portrait of urban poverty and shows that safe, affordable housing is as crucial as jobs, education, and other social safety nets in fostering stable cities. http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9780553447439 Founded by Carla Cohen and Barbara Meade in 1984, Politics & Prose Bookstore is Washington, D.C.'s premier independent bookstore and cultural hub, a gathering place for people interested in reading and discussing books. Politics & Prose offers superior service, unusual book choices, and a haven for book lovers in the store and online. Visit them on the web at http://www.politics-prose.com/
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In 1953, the Boston Braves became the first major league team in 50 years to relocate. The team made its home in Milwaukee, and in 13 seasons, never experienced a losing season. In its first year in Milwaukee, the Braves drew 1.8 million fans; setting attendance records in the major leagues' smallest market. In 1957, the team won the World Series and, in 1962, was sold to a Chicago based group. After declining attendance and struggles on the field, the franchise was courted by the City of Atlanta and moved again leaving Milwaukee without major league baseball.
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Second program in the ETOM mini-series. (Please note: PBS stations may air these in a different order)