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Breaking down racial barriers: Hopeful Milwaukeeans build a better Brew City

For many people, the reality of living in Milwaukee is bleak due to racial inequality and issues of social justice. And yet, the city teems with people dedicated to improving circumstances every single day. Here are 15 individuals who don't always get the recognition they deserve, but continue to work toward a better future Milwaukee - for themselves, for their families and for residents whom they've never met.

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Ray Cross Gets Cold Reception at UW-Milwaukee; Makes Resignation Promise

University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross was welcomed to UWM with a cold reception. Cross came to Milwaukee as part of a series of budget meetings held across the UW System. The only audible approval Cross received was when Richard Grusin, a UWM English professor and director of 21st Century Studies, asked, "Given your repeated [...] The post Ray Cross Gets Cold Reception at UW-Milwaukee; Makes Resignation Promise appeared first on Media Milwaukee.

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How did a lion end up living on the roof of the downtown library?

What if I told you there used to be a lion that lived on the roof of the Central Library in downtown Milwaukee? Sounds like an urban legend, right? Well, it's not. For two months in 1928, a live lion cub had a home atop that iconic building overlooking downtown Milwaukee. In fact, it wasn't too uncommon to see the cub, Simba, batting around a bowling ball and even wrestling with his human keepers. How did he get up there? Where is he today? Click the podcast player above to travel back in time to the late 1920s when the Milwaukee Public Museum and Library shared a space in downtown Milwaukee. Local historian Daniel Lee shares the story.

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Chalice in the Palace
Milwaukee's Chalice in the Palace breathes some life into the city's wanting reggae music scene with regular record spins featuring a wide variety of Jamaican sounds at area clubs.
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5 Spots for bone broth
Want bone broth? There are plenty of Milwaukee spots to get it.
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Miller Park shuttles
With another Brewers season upon us, plenty of fans are looking for a ride to the ballpark. It's a safe alternative, if you're planning to drink - and even if you aren't, parking can be a nightmare at Miller Park. Plus, it's always fun to have somewhere to go before or after the game to celebrate (or commiserate) with your fellow Brew Crew lovers.
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Activist Angela Walker
Angela Walker works for income equality at Wisconsin Jobs Now, but before that, she drove a bus for 14 years, ran for sheriff and volunteered many hours of her time in support of public schools, fair law enforcement and more.

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