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Wisconsin Prison Issues -- MPTV

Black Nouveau on MPTV

Milwaukee Public Television collaborated with WUWM public radio on a special Project Milwaukee series on "Black Men in Prison" examining the causes and consequences of Wisconsin's high rate of black male incarceration. Partial list of MPTV programs below.
community forum

WUWM and MPTV sponsored a community forum on May 20, 2014, to explore solutions to Wisconsin's mass incarceration levels with over 400 religious leaders, parents of inmates, ex-offenders, students, community activists, and concerned residents.

Radio summary (5 min.) | audio recording (2 hr.) | MPTV televised highlights and discussion (27 min.)

community forum

A community forum sponsored by MPTV and WUWM at the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum on March 11, 2014: panelists Rev. Willie Brisco, Rev. Mark Evans, Torre Jackson, and E. Michael McCann said jobs are the number one issue. (1 hr. 30 min.)

Forum photo February 28, 2014, MPTV Fourth Street Forum on "Black Men in Prison: Exploring the Crisis, Changing the Outcome." Denise Callaway of Milwaukee Public Schools moderated a panel discussion and community forum with LaToya Dennis of WUWM, Lois Quinn of UWM-ETI, and Clem Richardson of Project Return. (57 min. video)

Black Nouveau (#2209): Joanne Williams and LaToya Dennis discuss black male incarceration and why it has been ignored as a critical issue (Nov. 13, 2013)

Black Nouveau (#2216 at 13:46) talks with state Senator Nikiya Harris about her proposed legislation to measure racial impact of criminal justice legislation (Jan. 15, 2014)

Black Nouveau (#2221 at 17:34) interviews UWM social welfare dean Stan Stojkovic and Atty. R.L. McNeely from the Felmers Chaney Correctional Center Advisory Board (Feb. 19, 2014)

Black Nouveau (#2222) looks at the "Building a Better Man" initiative with psychologists Drs. Ramel Smith, Bell Seymour, and Hector Torres (Feb. 26, 2014)

Black Nouveau(#2232) explores solutions proposed at the Milwaukee town hall meeting to address Wisconsin's high rates of incarceration of black men (June 11, 2014)

¡Adelante! talked to Project Return about job opportunities for ex-offenders (Nov. 12, 2013)

Fourth Street Forum: Building a safe community for all with Police Chief Edward Flynn, Norma Balentine from Safe and Sound, and Stan Stojkovic from UWM (Nov. 15, 2013)

Fourth Street Forum: Racial and gender bias: Persistent and subtle? with Paula Penebaker of the YWCA, Cheryl Maranto from Marquette University, and Nancy Hernandez from ABRAZO multicultural marketing (Nov. 22, 2013)

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