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Community Stories explore Milwaukee's fascinating people and places. Audio stories air weekdays and published on the web, along with text, video or photos.

Community Stories explore Milwaukee's fascinating people and places. Audio stories air weekdays and published on the web, along with text, video or photos.

Location:

United States

Description:

Community Stories explore Milwaukee's fascinating people and places. Audio stories air weekdays and published on the web, along with text, video or photos.

Language:

English

Contact:

414-892-8900


Episodes

New equine therapy programs already having an impact on local vets

9/3/2021
As MKE Urban Stables prepares for its grand opening this fall, volunteers are hard at work getting the therapy horses ready for interaction with the public. Two of those volunteers, who also happen to be veterans, invited 88Nine to the stables for an inside look at their work. Both vets speak to the power of horsemanship and equine therapy and share how it has benefitted them.

Duration:00:03:10

'Queering the Cream City' brings LGBTQ+ art to 12 Milwaukee billboards

8/12/2021
A new Milwaukee public art campaign is elevating work from LGBTQ+ artists, hoisting powerful images skyward in celebration of diversity, on a dozen billboards around the county.

Duration:00:02:35

How 414 Life works to prevent Milwaukee gun violence

7/29/2021
Radio Milwaukee was on site at the Heal the Hood Block party in July and spoke with dozens of attendees, organizers and community groups where were there. In this segment, we hear from 414 Life Director Derrick Rogers about how his organization is actively working to prevent violence in Milwaukee.

Duration:00:02:38

What kind of healing is needed most right now? We asked Heal the Hood.

7/22/2021
Heal the Hood 9th semi-annual block party was held last weekend at 9th and Ring in Milwaukee. Radio Milwaukee asked organizers what kind of healing is needed most right now.

Duration:00:03:02

Artists transform three Moody Park basketball courts into active mural

7/22/2021
Two years ago, activist Quanita 'Tay' Jackson was killed in Milwaukee's Moody Park by a stray bullet. Now, artists are working to transform a three basketball courts in the park to help the community gather there once again, in peace.

Duration:00:03:28

How to maximize your summer with MilwaukeeWithKids.com

7/6/2021
If you're responsible for keeping kids entertained this summer, MilwaukeeWithKids.com has your back. 88Nine's Nate Imig chats with website founder Calie Herbst about maximizing your Milwaukee summer with kids.

Duration:00:10:50

Catching up with 'Barby the Book Fairy' and her mission to keep Little Free Libraries stocked

7/1/2021
In the last year, Barbara Cerda has helped countless children in Milwaukee gain access to age and culturally appropriate books. Under her alter-ego "Barby the Book Fairy," she has committed to stocking up Little Free Libraries on Milwaukee's South Side, growing from managing 5 to 27 stations in less than a year.

Duration:00:03:13

Beyond Pride Month, here's how you can support LGBTQ business all year

6/28/2021
In our extended conversation with Jason Rae, President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, we cover how it was founded and how it has grown to nearly 700 partner businesses and organizations in less than 10 years. We also discuss the other half of the organization's work which helps business owners to launch and stay in business in Wisconsin. Rae also shares labor statistics about the work still needed to create an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ people.

Duration:00:13:20

LGBTQ+ organizers call for 'systemic change' at second annual March with Pride

6/16/2021
For the second year in a row in MIlwaukee, activists from the LGBTQ+ community -- and their allies -- flooded the streets in Walker's Point for the March with Pride event on Sunday, June 13. Hear from lead organizer Montel Infiniti Ross and co-organizer Elle Halo

Duration:00:03:25

Second annual 'March with Pride' set for June 13

6/10/2021
Montel Infiniti Ross and Angel Vega chat with Nate Imig about this year's Pride march for Black Lives Matter, and the additional event planned for this year at Juneau Park.

Duration:00:03:26

South Division refugee student receives prestigious language award, first in school's history

6/3/2021
Soso Ye earned the Seal of Biliteracy from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction for mastery of both English and Karen. He was the first student in the school's history to receive the designation, in addition to graduating near the top of his class.

Duration:00:03:19