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Meet the people behind the creativity and discoveries at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.​

    How To Balance Your Safety While Maintaining Social Distance During Coronavirus Pandemic

    How To Balance Your Safety While Maintaining Social Distance During Coronavirus Pandemic

    People over the age of 60 are some of the most at risk for COVID-19. Health experts are advising seniors to be extra careful about exposing themselves to infection by taking steps to social distance and even isolate themselves from people who are carriers of the disease. But the very measures meant to keep people from getting infected may be causing other health issues, like loneliness. On this edition of UWM Today, we look at how best to balance the desire to stay safe with the need to connect

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    Exploring UWM Waukesha And UWM Washington County

    Exploring UWM Waukesha And UWM Washington County

    If you asked someone how to get to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus a couple of years ago, they'd steer you to the East side of Milwaukee, where the university has grown into one of the top research universities in the country. But today, directions to UWM also lead you to Waukesha and Washington counties. That’s where UWM’s two-year campuses are located, offering another dimension in learning to people in southeastern Wisconsin. On this edition of UWM Today, we take a closer look at

    • 27 min
    Get To Know WUWM General Manager John Hess

    Get To Know WUWM General Manager John Hess

    UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone chats with WUWM General Manager John Hess , who joined the station in January. He is a 30 year veteran of the media industry, working in television, radio and newspapers throughout his career.

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    UWM Professors Discuss Why COVID-19 Is Affecting Milwaukee The Way It Is

    UWM Professors Discuss Why COVID-19 Is Affecting Milwaukee The Way It Is

    The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all of us in Wisconsin. But here in Milwaukee some members of our community have been particularly hard hit. Four Milwaukee ZIP codes show the highest incidence of infection — two are predominantly African American and two are Hispanic . On this edition of UWM Today, we take a closer look at why Milwaukee is facing what Gov. Tony Evers called "a crisis within a crisis." Our guests are three faculty members at UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health: Amanda

    • 27 min
    The Coronavirus Pandemic's Impact On Mental Health

    The Coronavirus Pandemic's Impact On Mental Health

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sicken thousands of Wisconsinites and kill hundreds, the physical threat to all of us is clear. The situation is also having a major impact on our emotions. Stay-at-home orders, layoffs, furloughs, home schooling, and isolation for many, they all add up to a huge disruption in the way we see the world and the way we feel about ourselves. On this edition of UWM Today, we examine the ways in which the coronavirus is creating a public mental health crisis

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    Urban Landscape Experts Discuss The 'Updated Face' Of Milwaukee

    Urban Landscape Experts Discuss The 'Updated Face' Of Milwaukee

    When the Democratic National Convention comes to Milwaukee this summer, the more than 50,000 attendees will see a very different downtown Milwaukee than they would have 10 years ago. It’s no secret that the city of Milwaukee has changed dramatically over the years, and that change continues today with hundreds of millions of dollars in new construction on the drawing boards. On this edition of UWM Today, we focus on the updated face of the city of Milwaukee. Joining us are two experts on urban

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