Rittenhouse trial approaches in Kenosha, after extra rulings from circuit choose | WUWM 89.7 FM

A choose has spelled out extra of the foundations for subsequent week’s scheduled trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, an Illinois teenager dealing with murder costs for a confrontation during protests over a police capturing in Kenosha. A Kenosha officer’s wounding of a Black man, Jacob Blake Jr., touched off a number of nights of demonstrations final … Read more

Milwaukee college students get again to in-person discipline journeys with ‘Hamilton’ grasp class | WUWM 89.7 FM

Final week, a gaggle of about 75 Milwaukee excessive schoolers took one in all their first in-person discipline journeys for the reason that starting of the pandemic. The scholars from Riverside, Reagan and Holy Redeemer excessive colleges visited the Marcus Heart for a dance masterclass with Avery Sobczak, a forged member within the musical “Hamilton,” … Read more

Milwaukee residents who get the second dose of the COVID vaccine can get a $25 reward card | WUWM 89.7 FM

Milwaukee is making a monetary provide to metropolis residents age 12 and older who’ve obtained the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer or Moderna, however haven’t gotten their second dose. The provide is to return in for that second shot, and get a $25 U.S. Financial institution reward card on-site. Milwaukee Well … Read more

Here is what Afghan refugees want as they’re resettled in Wisconsin and throughout the nation | WUWM 89.7 FM

A few of the almost 13,000 Afghan refugees at Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy Military base are beginning to be resettled. The U.S. Division of Protection is offering transportation, short-term housing, medical screening and basic help for not less than 50,000 Afghan evacuees nationwide as shortly as attainable. The Fort McCoy-based evacuees had been briefed final week … Read more

Jewish Museum Milwaukee sheds mild on significance of Jewish peddlers | WUWM 89.7 FM

You may consider “reusing” and “recycling” as comparatively new ideas. However, between 1900 and 1960, hundreds of scrap sellers had been listed within the Milwaukee Metropolis Listing. As much as 90% had been Jewish companies. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s exhibition referred to as Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling tells their story. The exhibition comes from … Read more

Wisconsin standardized check scores drop, however decrease participation makes comparisons troublesome | WUWM 89.7 FM

The most recent spherical of statewide standardized testing reveals major declines in English and math proficiency. However the knowledge isn’t full, as a result of many college students didn’t take the checks throughout the pandemic-disrupted college 12 months. That decrease participation fee counts towards the general outcomes. For instance, in spring 2019, 41% of Wisconsin … Read more

Youth prisons are nonetheless open however psychological well being challenges proceed | WUWM 89.7 FM

Wisconsin nonetheless doesn’t know when it is going to shut its two youth prisons. In 2018, then-Governor Scott Walker signed a legislation to close the ‘faculties’ at Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake, however they’re nonetheless open. And whereas circumstances have been bettering, the youngsters being held there nonetheless face large psychological well being challenges. “Register … Read more

Milwaukee engineering faculty leaders say extra federal cash for innovation and analysis would possibly assist Wisconsin | WUWM 89.7 FM

Billions extra in federal cash may very well be flowing into engineering, analysis and growth at universities in Wisconsin. Federal cash might come from pending laws in Congress, with names just like the U.S. Innovation and Competitors Act, and the Division of Vitality Science for the Future Act, in addition to the Biden administration infrastructure … Read more

Driverless automobile experiment underway in ‘Sensible Metropolis’ of Racine | WUWM 89.7 FM

Town of Racine would be the first in Southeastern Wisconsin to experiment with automobiles that may be operated with out a driver. However Racine leaders stated it is going to be some time — possibly a protracted whereas — earlier than there’s a variety of use of autonomous automobiles and buses in that group of … Read more

Milwaukee artist says be affected person — creativity will come, amid pandemic | WUWM 89.7 FM

When a lot of life got here to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, artists of every type confronted a number of the largest penalties. Theaters shuttered together with music venues, festivals, galleries and museums. And whereas some artists are masters at working and producing artwork in solitude, others depend on collaboration. Katie Avila … Read more

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