The Making of Milwaukee: The Next Chapter | Program |

The Making of Milwaukee: The Next Chapter | Program |

[Original Airdate: October 6, 2016] The Making of Milwaukee: The Next Chapter celebrates the tenth anniversary of the history-making television series. It begins where the series ended. The new segment updates some of what has happened in Milwaukee since 2006. It looks at business, technology, sports, economics, politics, social issues, and of course, its people.

Milwaukee: A City Built on Water | Program |

Milwaukee: A City Built on Water | Program |

[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.

Milwaukee's Forest Home Cemetery | Program |

Milwaukee's Forest Home Cemetery | Program |

Host Dan Jones takes a look at the history of one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Milwaukee, WI. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding in the year 2000, the 200-acre Forest Home Cemetery is a final resting place to more than 100,000 former Milwaukee-area residents--including some nationally known names like Pabst, Blatz, Schlitz, and war hero Billy Mitchell.

Milwaukee man's video on preventing carjackings goes viral

Milwaukee man's video on preventing carjackings goes viral

Will Mathis says the video is supposed to be funny, but there is a serious message behind it. Subscribe to WISN on YouTube for more: http://bit.ly/1emE5YX Get more Milwaukee news: http://www.wisn.com/ Like us: http://www.facebook.com/wisn12 Follow us: http://twitter.com/WISN12News

What I Learned in Milwaukee

What I Learned in Milwaukee

We meet a variety of characters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin including a dancing hotdog, a schooner captain, and a smooth talking portrait artist. Milwaukee Art Museum: http://mam.org/ Denis Sullivan: http://www.discoveryworld.org/exhibits/sailing-vessel-denis-sullivan/ ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhatJTLearned ► Instagram: http://instagram.com/WhatJTLearned ► Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatJTLearned ► Website: http://cargocollective.com/jasontongen

Decade of Discontent - part 1 of 4 - 1960-70 Milwaukee Civil Rights Movement

Decade of Discontent - part 1 of 4 - 1960-70 Milwaukee Civil Rights Movement

What can we learn about contemporary urban problems from the 60s? Are the conditions that led to the unrest in the 50s still present in 1994? The historical, video-documentary DECADE OF DISCONTENT examines these issues and more in a riveting look-back at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin civil rights movement. Former Milwaukee alderman Vel Phillips, attorney Lloyd Barbee and the late Father James Groppi are featured leading the community in its efforts to come to grips with four major issues--unemployment, unequal education, police-black community relations and open housing. The 60s footage that is used in the documentary includes comments from the late Robert Kennedy, Milwaukee police chief--Harold Breier, former Mayor Henry Maier, former senator Charles Percy, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dick Gregory, and others. DECADE OF DISCONTENT is the only video available that looks at this period through the eyes of the black community and its progressive white allies. The Milwaukee Journal in a 1981 critique of the documentary said "The documentary...does a first-rate job of telling the story of the black discontent that characterized the period." We might add, it is a valuable historical tool that needs to be preserved for future generations. As problems in Wisconsin's urban areas continue to challenge us in the 90s, DECADE OF DISCONTENT contains valuable lessons and insights for all of us. Perhaps it's time that we look at it again and begin the long overdue dialogue between blacks and whites. If we are to avoid volatile social unrest in the 90s, then we must learn from the past~-not dismiss it or pretend that the problems don't exist. The issues then and now are real and affect us all. DECADE OF DISCONTENT first aired in 1981 on the Wisconsin Educational Network as well as commercial TV stations in Green Bay The documentary was originally funded in part by Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) funds contracted by the Governor's Employment and. Training' Office. WMTV-Channel 15 in Madison, WI provided thousands of dollars worth of in-kind filming and editing services. DECADE OF DISCONTENT is a Project Self-Help and Awareness Production. The executive producer is Chuck Taylor. Length: 55:34 SHARE WISCONSIN SOCIAL HISTORY

Memorializing Kosciuszko | Program |

Memorializing Kosciuszko | Program |

[Original Airdate: February 3, 2014] Cameras capture the sculpture of Polish patriot and military man Tadeusz Kosciuszko being removed from its perch at Kosciuszko Park and shipped to an art restoration facility in Ohio for a complete overhaul and cleaning. The Polish general's life and his involvement with George Washington and the American Revolution is traced, as is his role in designing defense fortifications at West Point, his return to Poland and his struggle on behalf of Polish independence, his capture by the Tsar's forces and his eventual return to the United States in 1796. (Recorded in 2013) #kosmptv

12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

12 of the Worst Places to Live in the U.S.

Get more Tips here! www.destinationtips.com Are you thinking of relocating somewhere in the States? Make sure you take a look at the 12 worst places to live in the U.S. before you make any decisions about your next home base. 12. St. Louis, Missouri Over 14% of St. Louis’ population is living below the poverty line. Out of 100,000 residents, every year 35.3 are murdered, which ranks it as one of America’s most dangerous cities too. 11. Reno, Nevada Reno was the gambling capital of the US until Las Vegas was developed and “The Biggest Little City in the World” has been in economic decline ever since. Reno experiences nearly 39 annual crimes per 1,000 residents. 10. Modesto, California Despite being home to the largest winery in the world, the unemployment rate was nearly 13% in 2014. Modesto ranks number one in the country for car theft and out of 200,000 residents, up to 10,000 are reported to be gang members. 9. Oakland, California The economy in Oakland is strong with a good median household income. ($51,683.) However, home to around 50 gangs and a high violent crime rate, Oakland also suffers from high traffic congestion and poor air quality. 190% worse than the national average. 8. New Orleans, Louisiana The “murder capital of the country," also has one of the worst toxic-substance records. New Orleans has still not recovered from Hurricane Katrina, and was ranked number two in “America’s Dirtiest Cities.” 7. Birmingham, Alabama 27.3% of residents live below the poverty line. Out of every 100,000 residents, 1400 are victims of violent crimes due to the prominent drug trade and high poverty rate. 6. Stockton, California In 2012, the city filed for bankruptcy. Forbes voted Stockton as one of the most dangerous cities in America due to its high crime rates with over 20,000 violent and property crimes committed last year. 5. Memphis, Tennessee Memphis is the largest city on the Mississippi River with over 20% of its inhabitants living below the poverty line. In Memphis you stand a 1 in 12 chance of being a victim of crime. 4. New Haven, Connecticut Home of Yale University, the surrounding areas of New Haven are impoverished and crime ridden. Nearly 68 crimes occur annually for every 1,000 residents. 3. Cleveland, Ohio Aside from being one of the most corrupt cities in the country, Cleveland also has harsh weather conditions, with an average of 60 inches of snowfall each year. 2. Detroit, Michigan The city is suffering from urban decay with over 32% of residents living below the national poverty line. According to FBI Reports, Detroit has the highest rate of violent crime of any city over 200,000. 1. Camden, New Jersey Camden has been on Forbes’ list of “America’s Most Miserable Cities” for years. Riddled with urban decay and political corruption, over 42% of its residents live below the poverty line. It also has 560% more crime than the national average. Where do you think the Worst Place to Live in the U.S. is?

Milwaukee Street Tour

Milwaukee Street Tour

A drive around the streets of central Milwaukee starting on I-794. Music: Magnetic Zeros "Home"

Around the Corner with John McGivern | Program | #712 -- Platteville

Around the Corner with John McGivern | Program | #712 -- Platteville

[Original Airdate: April 5, 2018] In the southwest corner of Wisconsin you will find a city that is symbolized and memorialized with largest "M" in the world --- Platteville! Huh? Why not a big P? Turns out that the M is for "mining" which is how this city came to be. Platteville's past is truly interesting, but it's the present that made memories for John. He played sheepshead, pitched horseshoes, thought about climbing to the top of the M, visited an Amish tobacco farm, toured the most beautiful mansion in town while talking to a parrot, ate gooseberry pie at the Owl Café, and envied Kip as he flew his PPC (Powered Para Chute). AND, John met Tud - completely Wundoemus! By the time we left Platteville, John completely embraced the M, which he said is his stamp of approval on this wonderful town. Approved (and loved) by McGivern!

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