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Living Local tells the stories that connect us in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington & Ozaukee Counties through interviews and personal testimony. Hosted by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County staff and donors, we cover topics ranging from fatherhood to homelessness, volunteering to school readiness…and everything in between. Our communities’ toughest issues affect all of us because we are all connected. Have a listen. Join us. Live United.

Living Local United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

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Living Local tells the stories that connect us in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington & Ozaukee Counties through interviews and personal testimony. Hosted by United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County staff and donors, we cover topics ranging from fatherhood to homelessness, volunteering to school readiness…and everything in between. Our communities’ toughest issues affect all of us because we are all connected. Have a listen. Join us. Live United.

    Charles Russell

    Charles Russell

    This week we talk to Charles Russell, a sexual assault survivor who first shared his story with us back in April in a blog for Denim Day. Our conversation delves a bit deeper into the assault and the healing journey Charles has taken to become the man he is today. Rebecca, also a survivor, and Charles stumble upon many similarities they share as survivors although the circumstances of their experiences are very different. This episode is a refreshing real conversation about a tough topic. We also must advise that this episode may be a trigger for survivors.

    Fatherhood Episode 1

    Fatherhood Episode 1

    This week, we have a very special 2-part episode. On February 16, 2016, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County partnered with Ex Fabula, a local organization that is committed to strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling, for an evening of true personal stories all about Fatherhood. Participants included both men and women, fathers, daughters, sons, wives and husbands from all over the Greater Milwaukee area. The event was held at 3041 North, a great local event space, in partnership with Walnut Way Conservation Corp.

    Fatherhood Episode 2

    Fatherhood Episode 2

    This week, we have a very special 2-part episode. On February 16, 2016, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County partnered with Ex Fabula, a local organization that is committed to strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling, for an evening of true personal stories all about Fatherhood. Participants included both men and women, fathers, daughters, sons, wives and husbands from all over the Greater Milwaukee area. The event was held at 3041 North, a great local event space, in partnership with Walnut Way Conservation Corp.

    Jessica Osenbrugge, Episode 1

    Jessica Osenbrugge, Episode 1

    Where were you on September 11th, 2001? In this week’s episode we talk to Jessica Osenbrugge, the executive director for St. Joseph’s Medical Clinic. Jessica was in New York City on September 11, 2001. She shares her story with us about experiencing such a life-altering event at just 24 years old and how, in the days after the attack, she dedicated her life to trying to find a missing woman and fellow Wisconsinite who was in the North Tower. As we approach the 15 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack Jessica reflects on the events of the day, the healing journey she has been a part of, and what is happening to commemorate the victims, first responders, and emergency personnel who gave selflessly in the days and months after the attack. This episode will be shared in two segments.

    Phyllis Wiggins

    Phyllis Wiggins

    This week we talk with volunteer Phyllis Wiggins, who serves full time with American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin. We discuss her rocky road from serving in the military, being falsely imprisoned in Germany, acclimating back to civilian life, finding her passion in volunteering and how she helps people affected by disasters all across the country. This is a story you do not want to miss!

    Tonda Thompson

    Tonda Thompson

    This week on Living Local, we talk with Renaissance woman Tonda Thompson, who discusses how ensuring a community full of safe babies came to her in a dream. We also discuss her road to recovery from a personal experience with infant mortality, the first annual HaRUNbee 5k walk/run that she organized in her own neighborhood, her upcoming documentary project, and her background as a professional model and mentor to young girls.

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