NNS reporter Edgar Mendez, goes on the air with Lake Effect’s Joy Powers to discuss some of the challenges facing Greenfield Avenue on Milwaukee’s south side. The area has become the city’s main prostitution hub, and a place where prostitutes and residents alike are victimized.
This multimedia series about leaders of nonprofit organizations serving the central city was produced by Professor Herbert Lowe’s spring 2016 digital journalism class at Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication, in partnership with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. – See more at: http://milwaukeenns.org/leadership/#sthash.HSWjDQ7S.dpuf
NNS reporter Andrea Waxman, goes on the air with Lake Effect’s Joy Powers to discuss the new laws regarding panhandling. Panhandling on street medians and highway ramps in Milwaukee became illegal on Oct. 28, 2016. A new city ordinance calls for violators to be fined or imprisoned.
Reporter Sophia Boyd discusses why Latina teens are disproportionately affected by mental health problems including cutting and suicidal thoughts. The Sixteenth Street Community Health Center has started a support group called SEEDS, which stands for Self-Esteem, Empowerment, Empathy and Discovery of Self.