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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.

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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.

    'Coffee Connection' series connects LGBTQ business owners

    'Coffee Connection' series connects LGBTQ business owners

    Every month in Madison and Milwaukee, you're invited to network with Wisconsion LGBTQ business owerners. Learn about the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce's monthly Coffee Connection series.

    • 2 min
    Disability Rights Wisconsin advocates for voting rights

    Disability Rights Wisconsin advocates for voting rights

    In 2014, the presidential commission report named Wisconsin as best practice in regards to an election data-gathering program. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board was also recommended as the best model to follow for performing a survey and auditing polling places.

    In just six years, there has been a significant decrease in providing a range of accessibility throughout polling places.

    • 2 min
    Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights returns as a traveling exhibit

    Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights returns as a traveling exhibit

    Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights, an exhibition presented by Jewish Museum Milwaukee, is back as a traveling exhibit for local organizations to use to foster discussions.

    • 2 min
    Milwaukee keeps Martin Luther King Jr's legacy alive with an annual birthday celebration

    Milwaukee keeps Martin Luther King Jr's legacy alive with an annual birthday celebration

    For three decades, Milwaukee has celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday with a celebratory event hosted at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. The free program is packed with performances from numerous cultural arts organizations but at the core of the event, the main focus is the contest winners.

    • 2 min
    Milwaukee Habitat will help over 200 families in the Harambee neighborhood

    Milwaukee Habitat will help over 200 families in the Harambee neighborhood

    Within the Milwaukee area, one in three Milwaukee families who are renting spend over 50 percent of their total income on housing alone. According to data, residents living in Harambee, the median household income is roughly $20,000. The average price point for a small one-bedroom apartment is around $850, at it's lowest.

    • 3 min
    Immigrant Project sparks local app

    Immigrant Project sparks local app

    Ruben Flores grew up almost like every other kid in Milwaukee. He went to Riverside High School and became valedictorian. He loved playing the piano and was passionate about robotics. In 2009, during his senior year of High School, just like his peers, he was applying for college and had ambition but he was faced with the information that he was undocumented.

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