Milwaukee, WI: City of Vision
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A registered nurse, dissatisfied with the way she was able to work with rehabilitation patients, quit her job and moved back to inner-city Milwaukee and opened up an assisted living center for seniors. But Family House has since become so much more to the neighborhood and the people who live there.
From the court to crops. A former professional basketball player shows his ‘Growing Power’ and teaches us about the big urban farming movement in Milwaukee. We also visit a local woodworking club, then we face the music at one of the last places to hear polka in town.
Listen first-hand what effects violence and crime have on the city of Milwaukee as formerly incarcerated members face residents and local law enforcement. Then for kicks, we drop by a multi-ethnic, late night, indoor soccer game.
Additional Milwaukee Stories:
The Milwaukee community is coming together after an enormous fire that destroyed local restaurant “Pizza Man”, several apartments and three other businesses. Residents are donating food and clothing to the victims of what has been dubbed the Pizza Man Fire.
A foundation collects donated dresses so that needy teens can go to their high school proms. Local businesses have also come together to make their event memorable.
The City of Milwaukee is pushing to restrict development along the Milwaukee River to retain a wooded setting.
A Milwaukee woman who’s mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis is planning a 3,230 mile run across America to raise awareness for the disabling disease.
A Milwaukee sausage maker tried to retire from the business he had owned since 1973, but his customers kept calling and leaving distraught messages. So he came out of retirement to reopen one of the last traditional sausage shops in the area.
Hard to Be by David Bazan
The Continental Drift by The Subcontinentals
Frankie’s Office by Clint Eastwood, Album: Million Dollar Baby
Blue Morgan (Opening Titles) by Clint Eastwood, Album: Million Dollar Baby
Oh Lilly by Manishevitz
Loops by Angela Duncan
Donuts Polka by Alex Meixner
Laughing Concertina by Brian and the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen
Taycheedah Bound (Mastered) by Crazy Rocket Fuel
Old Milwaukee Polka by Gary Kent & His Band
Villa Del Refugio by This Will Destroy You
Changing The Name Of October by The Six Parts Seven
Silence Magnifies Sound by The Six Parts Seven
Don’t Take My Shadow by Kings Go Forth
They Move On Tracks Of Never-Ending Light by This Will Destroy You
First Train Home (Instrumental) by Imogen Heap