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April 15, 2016 - 8:45am
Every Child is an Artist (released in April 2014) documented the success factors of community-driven arts education models in other cities, captured a snapshot of the state of arts education in Milwaukee, and pointed out where Milwaukee is strong in...
March 31, 2016 - 4:07pm
Election season can be a difficult time to work for a nonpartisan public policy think tank. On a personal level, the urge to spout off on social media about things we see or hear from candidates must be squelched, and requests to place yard signs or...
March 30, 2016 - 11:45am
By: Joe Yeado
As we head into the Final Four weekend, this year’s March Madness basketball tournament has been nothing short of a rollercoaster of emotion. If your bracket is anything like mine, your tournament was over on the first day (thanks a lot, Michigan...
March 17, 2016 - 9:00am
Last spring, when the Forum waded into the controversial issue of marijuana policy, our motivation was simple: we wanted to determine whether, as some had alleged, the City of Milwaukee was arresting and incarcerating vast numbers of individuals for...
March 4, 2016 - 8:40am
Why did a majority of young, college-educated Americans choose to live in downtown areas rather than suburbs between 2000 and 2010? A new study by researchers at UC-Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania finds that an increased desire to live...
February 26, 2016 - 9:15am
By: Joe Yeado
Dr. Vicki Martin, the president of Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), recently sat down with Mike Gousha to discuss a new program providing free tuition to graduating high school students. The program has not received a lot of attention, but...
February 4, 2016 - 9:00am
On January 25th, the World Health Organization Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity reported an increase in children’s exposure to unhealthy environments across all socioeconomic groups. These same global challenges can be felt close to home in...
February 2, 2016 - 9:00am
An article published in the Boston Globe over the weekend discusses an ongoing challenge for many Boston residents who work in the suburbs: a lack of transportation options to make it the final distance from the nearest transit stop to their...
January 28, 2016 - 11:22am
A story in this morning's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel breaks the news that Milwaukee property taxpayers and individual property owners face a combined bill of more than $500 million to remove and replace lead pipes in the city's water system. The...
January 25, 2016 - 12:30pm
A story in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describes the closure of the last long-term care beds at Milwaukee County's Mental Health Complex, and also details the heart-warming experience of one long-time resident who now appears to be thriving...

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