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Politics in Wisconsin as they roll up to every level... and some other thoughts that may cross my mind are explored here from my lefty point of view. My values shape my opinions. You'll always find them in here. Let's have some fun exploring why Liberal values are American values!

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(The watercolor is called Magnolia Tree for Momma, by Audrey Crawford)

Friday, March 30, 2007

4th Street Forum Turns up the Heat for April

What a schedule! Can wait to see them all. Here it is so you can make it to the tapings, ask questions and then watch them at home.

4th Street Forum APRIL 2007 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

WHEN: Thursdays, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Television tapes the forums for later broadcast. Come and be a part of the discussion.
WHERE: Milwaukee Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St.
All forums are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or purchase it from Historic Turner Restaurant.

Watch 4th Street Forum on MPTV.
Fridays at 10:00 pm, Channel 10
Sundays at 3:00 pm, Channel 36

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Forum date: APRIL 5, 2007
Broadcast dates: APRIL 6, 8, 2007
THE COLOR OF CONVICTION:
RACE AND JUSTICE IN WISCONSIN
In Wisconsin, almost half of the prisoners are African-American.
Is this a fair reflection of who is committing crime or is it justice gone awry?
Moderator
DENISE CALLAWAY
Director of Communications
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Guest Panelists
JENNIFER BIAS LUTER, JD
Deputy Trial Division Director
Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defenders
www.wisspd.org/html/acd/acd.asp
Member, Commission to Reduce Racial Disparity in Wisconsin's Criminal Justice System
JOHN CHISHOLM, JD
District Attorney for Milwaukee County
www.milwaukeecounty.org/router.asp?docid=7715
Member, Commission to Reduce Racial Disparity in Wisconsin's Criminal Justice System
RODNEY CUBBIE, JD
Attorney
Rodney L. Cubbie Law Office
PAMELA OLIVER, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
UW-Madison
www.ssc.wisc.edu/~oliver/RACIAL/RacialDisparities.htm
Member, Commission to Reduce Racial Disparity in Wisconsin's Criminal Justice System
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Forum date: APRIL 12, 2007
Broadcast dates: APRIL 13, APRIL 15, 2007
AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND HISPANICS: ISSUES THAT DIVIDE AND UNITE
How do Hispanics and African-Americans view each other? As partners? As competitors?
How do the perceptions affect chances for success?
Moderator
JACK MURTAUGH
Co-chair, 4th Street Forum Executive Committee
Guest Panelists
DEBORAH BANKS
Chief Executive Officer, Social Development Commission
www.cr-sdc.org/
MARIA FLORES
Program Director, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
www.eeoc.gov/milwaukee/smallbusiness.html
FRED GARCIA
Social Worker, Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services
www.waukeshacounty.gov
JAMES WHITE
County Supervisor, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
www.milwaukeecounty.org/router.asp?docid=7936

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Forum date: APRIL 19, 2007
Broadcast dates: APRIL 20, 22, 2007
UW ADMISSIONS: DOES ACHIEVEMENT STILL COUNT?
A new UW policy broadens admissions criteria. Critics question its legality.
Others say it's time UW looks beyond test scores and class rank. What's fair?
Moderator
ENRIQUE FIGUEROA, Ph.D.
Director, Roberto Hernández Center, UW-Milwaukee
Panelists
DANAE DAVIS
UW Board of Regents
www.uwsa.edu/bor/bios/
Executive Director, PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc
www.pearlsforteengirls.com/
GLENN GROTHMAN
Wisconsin State Senator, District 20, Republican
www.legis.state.wi.us/senate/sen20/sen20.html
MICHEAL HAHN
UW-Madison Student
Member, Wisconsin College Republicans
www.wisconsincrs.org/
THOMAS SHIELDS
UW-Oshkosh Student
UW Board of Regents Student Member
www.uwsa.edu/bor/bios/shields.htm
Former Vice President, United Council of UW Students
www.unitedcouncil.net/
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Milwaukee Public Television will be fund raising, during the following dates
and so we will not have forums April 26, May 3, and May 10.

Due to the number of requests for the program, we will rerun
RACE AND HEALTH CARE: ATTITUDES, ACCESS, OUTCOMES
Racial minorities are less healthy than the majority population.
What can the health care system do and is it doing enough to help solve the problem?
Broadcast May 11, Friday, Channel 10, 10 PM and
May 13, Sunday, Channel 36, 3 PM
Moderator
JACK MURTAUGH
Co-chair, 4th Street Forum Executive Committee
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Guest Panelists
ELIZABETH FAYRAM, PhD, RN
Director, Institute for Urban Health Partnerships
UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing
www3.uwm.edu/nursing/facstaff/urban_health.cfm
GLENN FLORES, MD
Director, Center for the Advancement Underserved Children
Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health
Medical College of Wisconsin
www.mcw.edu/display/router.asp?docid=2249
EUGENE PRUITT, MD
Internist, Assistant Professor, Westside Health Care,
Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
www.doctor.mcw.edu/provider.php?2393
EARNESTINE WILLIS, MD, MPH
Director, Special Projects and Healthy Partnerships,
Associate professor, Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin www.mcw.edu
Advisor, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin http://www.bhcw.org

In collaboration with the Department of Population Health and
The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin
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4th Street Forum Mission
www.4thStreetForum.org
email 4thStreetForum@gmail.com

4th Street Forum is a nonpartisan, moderated discussion forum that is free and open to the public.
Our mission is to foster public discussion of a wide range of social and political issues
that affect our community and to encourage citizen participation in public affairs.

4th Street Forum is sponsored by the Milwaukee Turners
In partnership with Milwaukee Public Television
Co-sponsored by UW-Milwaukee Idea
Additional support
The Brico Fund, LLC; Helen Bader Foundation; Faye McBeath Foundation;
David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation; Inbusch Foundation

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