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2019

June 2019
The Campus Innovation Myth
https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190611-vinsel

March 2019
What Happens When Milwaukee 53206 Residents Can’t Go Where The Jobs Are
https://www.wiscontext.org/what-happens-when-milwaukee-53206-residents-cant-go-where-jobs-are

New Analysis Shows Challenges Milwaukee Faces
https://wpt4.org/wpt-video/here-and-now/new-analysis-shows-challenges-milwaukee-faces/

Hillary Clinton Is Still Deeply Confused About What Happened in Wisconsin. Here’s Why That Matters.
https://theintercept.com/2019/03/10/hillary-clinton-bloody-sunday-speech-selma/

Where to now with Foxconn? It won’t leave Wisconsin, but it won’t build what it promised
https://madison.com/ct/news/local/where-to-now-with-foxconn-it-won-t-leave-wisconsin/article_1f965c26-e85d-5160-8558-5cc5d0cd329d.html

‘An enduring ecosystem of disadvantage:’ New report takes comprehensive, distressing look at Milwaukee’s 53206
https://milwaukeenns.org/2019/03/05/an-enduring-ecosystem-of-disadvantage-new-report-takes-comprehensive-distressing-look-at-milwaukees-53206/

Report Highlights Major Economic Disparities In Milwaukee’s 53206
https://www.wuwm.com/post/report-highlights-major-economic-disparities-milwaukees-53206#stream/0

February 2019
Journey to the Midwest: Stories and characters from “Middle America”, where we start to think about the presidential elections of 2020 – Third stage – Emiliano Bos’s report
https://www.rsi.ch/news/mondo/Viaggio-nel-Midwest-11423421.html

January 2019
The Latest: Local Wisconsin officials reassured by Foxconn
https://www.yahoo.com/news/latest-wisconsin-reacts-foxconns-change-plans-154709175.html

Foxconn factory jobs touted by Trump will not come to pass
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/foxconn-changes-focus-of-massive-wisconsin-project/

JobLines bus service continues, temporarily, with Milwaukee County funding
https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2019/01/09/joblines-bus-service-continues-temporarily-with.html?s=print


2018

November 2018
Enough With All the Innovation
https://www.chronicle.com/article/Enough-With-All-the-Innovation/245044

November 2018
Milwaukee County Struggles to Save ‘JobLines’ Used By Hundreds Daily
https://shepherdexpress.com/news/features/milwaukee-county-struggles-to-save-joblines-used-by-hundreds/

November 2018
Milwaukee County Job Lines bus service to Menomonee Falls in proposed 2019 budget
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2018/10/31/milwaukee-county-bus-rides-menomonee-falls-jobs-extended-into-2019/1818417002/

October 2018
Suburban Milwaukee bus route set to end, riders worry about job transportation
http://www.cbs58.com/news/suburban-milwaukee-bus-route-set-to-end-riders-worry-about-job-transportation

September 2018
How Wisconsin is trying to head off a major worker shortage
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-wisconsin-is-trying-to-head-off-a-major-worker-shortage

May 2018
Is Wisconsin a cautionary tale for unions?
https://www.columbian.com/news/2018/may/13/is-wisconsin-a-cautionary-tale-for-unions/

April 2018
The limits of progress: Still separate and unequal after five decades of civil rights backlash
http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/articles/the-limits-of-progress-still-separate-and-unequal-after-five-decades-of-civil-rights-backlash/

April 2018
Want to restrict immigration? To fill jobs, Wisconsin may need more immigrants, not fewer
https://www.jsonline.com/story/opinion/columnists/david-haynes/2018/04/24/immigration-one-solution-wisconsin-labor-crunch/512964002/

April 2018
MLK anniversary: What’s changed in America’s most segregated city?
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-43623215/mlk-anniversary-what-s-changed-in-america-s-most-segregated-city

February 2018
Can where you grow up play a strong role in how much money you make as an adult?
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/special-reports/50-year/2018/02/28/equality-opportunity-project-income-inequality-poverty-segregation/375358002/


2017

December 2017
Extraordinary building boom is reshaping Milwaukee’s skyline
https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/real-estate/commercial/2017/03/04/extraordinary-building-boom-reshaping-milwaukees-skyline/98477354/

September 2017
In Milwaukee, an effort to link inner-city workers with jobs outside the city
https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2017/0928/In-Milwaukee-an-effort-to-link-inner-city-workers-with-jobs-outside-the-city

July 2017
Foxconn coming to Kenosha or Racine
http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/foxconn-coming-to-kenosha-or-racine/article_49d2f7cf-7789-5fea-8c11-c9890228d748.html

July 2017
Foxconn’s Wisconsin factory comes with a $3 billion catch
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/foxconns-wisconsin-factory-comes-with-a-3-billion-catch/

July 2017
Video: UW-Milwaukee economist questions Foxconn deal
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/video-uw-milwaukee-economist-questions-foxconn-deal/youtube_f41fba28-076c-5aff-b379-44e83e8bedef.html

March 2017
Why some people live where they do, in segregated Metropolitan Milwaukee
https://www.wuwm.com/post/why-some-people-live-where-they-do-segregated-metropolitan-milwaukee

March 2017
Measuring black/white segregation in Metro Milwaukee
https://www.wuwm.com/post/measuring-blackwhite-segregation-metro-milwaukee

March 2017
Data Draws Link Between Metro Milwaukee’s Segregation and Poverty
https://www.wuwm.com/post/data-draws-link-between-metro-milwaukees-segregation-and-poverty


2016

December 2016
The struggle for a fair and prosperous Milwaukee
https://www.citylab.com/equity/2016/12/the-struggle-for-a-fair-and-prosperous-milwaukee/511313/

November 2016
More than downtown development needed—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/11/03/more-than-downtown-development-needed/

October 2016
Milwaukee’s inner city jobs puzzle—BizTimes
https://www.biztimes.com/2016/industries/manufacturing-logistics/milwaukees-inner-city-jobs-puzzle/

October 2016
City residents hiring program falls short—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/10/25/citys-residents-preference-program-has-problems/

October 2016
USA, les noirs dans le viseur de la police
https://pages.rts.ch/emissions/temps-present/7960992-usa-les-noirs-dans-le-viseur-de-la-police.html

September 2016
300+ strong amplifies black voices—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/09/22/300-strong-amplifies-black-voices/

August 2016
Gaps in the ‘skills gap’ debate over Wisconsin jobs
https://www.wiscontext.org/gaps-skills-gap-debate-over-wisconsin-jobs

August 2016
Derrick Z. Jackson: Milwaukee’s invisible racial cage
https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/columns/2016/08/17/milwaukee-invisible-racial-cage/iUsRlE048xlEcrFJ6nvRvL/story.html

August 2016
By many measures, Milwaukee is toughest U.S. city for blacks
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-milwaukee-toughest-city-for-blacks-20160816-story.html

August 2016
Milwaukee: America’s most segregated city
https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/milwaukee-americas-most-segregated-city/

August 2016
Milwaukee riots fed by decades of African American economic insecurity
http://prospect.org/article/milwaukee-riots-fed-decades-african-american-economic-insecurity

August 2016
Milwaukee neighborhoods slid after factory jobs vanished
https://www.wsj.com/articles/milwaukee-neighborhoods-slid-after-factory-jobs-vanished-1471304446

August 2016
Affluent and black, and still trapped by segregation
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/us/milwaukee-segregation-wealthy-black-families.html

August 2016
After decades of segregation, anger boils over in Milwaukee
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-wisconsin-police-segregation-idUSKCN10Q25S

August 2016
These stats show why Milwaukee was primed to explode
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/milwaukee-riots-poverty-education-statistics/

August 2016
Milwaukee’s staggering black-white economic divide
https://money.cnn.com/2016/08/16/news/economy/milwaukee-blacks-inequality/

August 2016
Racial violence in Milwaukee was decades in the making, residents say
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/us/racial-violence-in-milwaukee-was-decades-in-the-making-residents-say.html

June 2016
Aldermen unveil anti-violence initiative—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/06/08/aldermen-unveil-anti-violence-initiative/

April 2016
Wisconsin heads to the polls a state divided—MarketPlace
https://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/01/world/wisconsin


2015

December 2015
The worst place in the U.S. to be black is…Wisconsin—Dollars&Sense
http://dollarsandsense.org/archives/2015/1115schneider.html

December 2015
Segregation: Milwaukee’s tale of two cities—CBS58
https://www.cbs58.com/news/segregation-milwaukees-tale-of-two-cities

December 2015
CEO pay drives inequality, researcher finds—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/12/01/ceo-pay-drives-inequality-researcher-finds/

November 2015
UWM researcher says CEO pay is ‘motoring inequality’ in Milwaukee—MilwaukeeNNS
https://milwaukeenns.org/2015/11/30/uwm-researcher-says-ceo-pay-is-motoring-inequality-in-milwaukee/

November 2015
UW-Milwaukee hosts experts discussion of city’s growing equality—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/uw-milwaukee-hosts-experts-discussion-of-citys-growing-inequality/

October 2015
Black leaders say joblessness among black men is rooted in racism—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/10/31/black-leaders-say-joblessness-among-black-men-is-rooted-in-racism/

September 2015
Chief Flynn calls for tougher gun laws—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/09/10/chief-flynn-calls-for-tougher-gun-laws/

June 2015
Manufacturing consent: Chicago’s oldest steel mill will soon be demolished. What will replace it when it’s gone?—BELT Magazine
https://beltmag.com/manufacturing-consent-chicagos-oldest-steel-mill-will-soon-demolished-will-replace-gone/

May 2015
The failure of economic development in Baltimore – and Milwaukee
http://archive.jsonline.com/news/opinion/the-failure-of-economic-development-in-baltimore–and-milwaukee-b99504153z1-304738911.html/

May 2015
A response to Marc V.Levine…–Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://archive.jsonline.com/news/opinion/a-response-to-marc-v-levine-b99500583z1-303784991.html/

April 2015
Predicting Wisconsin’s economic future—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/04/01/data-wonk-predicting-wisconsins-economic-future/

February 2015
Will streetcar help the inner city?—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/02/04/data-wonk-will-streetcar-help-the-inner-city/

February 2015
The Milwaukee streetcar is still happening—NextCity
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/milwaukee-streetcar-happening-plan

January 2015
Milwaukee leaders hop tot make city a global water technology leader—The Confluence
https://confluence.journalism.wisc.edu/2015/01/03/milwaukee-leaders-hope-to-make-city-a-global-water-technology-leader/

January 2015
Milwaukee’s miraculous water hub—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2015/01/06/murphys-law-milwaukees-miraculous-water-hub/


2014

December 2014
Luxury versus necessities—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/luxury-versus-necessities/

November 2014
Low wage jobs are on the rise—Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Experts
https://wisworkcompexperts.com/tag/professor-mark-levine/

July 2014
Is Walker to blame for poor job growth?—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2014/07/09/data-wonk-is-walker-to-blame-for-poor-job-growth/

May 2014
Walker jobs promise appears out of reach—WISN12
https://www.wisn.com/article/walker-jobs-promise-appears-out-of-reach/5947732

February 2014
Will water technology transform the city?—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2014/02/11/plenty-of-horne-will-water-technology-transform-the-city/


2013

December 2013
The skills gap: Is it real or isn’t it?—Wisconsin Manufacturing
https://www.wmep.org/blog/heated-debate-on-skills-gap-expected-at-manufacturing-matters/

October 2013
Planning and a pint series takes on bradly center debate—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/planning-and-a-pint-series-takes-on-bradley-center-debate/

September 2013
BBC deplores Wisconsin’s black imprisonment rate—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/09/19/streetsblog-bbc-deplores-wisconsins-black-imprisonment-rate/

August 2013
The false promise of entrepreneurial university—York Neoliberalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuTsUF2xPZc

August 2013
Mind the gap—Milwaukee Magazine
https://www.milwaukeemag.com/mindthegap-2/

July 2013
The myth of the welders shortage—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/07/11/murphys-law-the-myth-of-the-welders-shortage/

June 2013
Does Wisconsin really have a “skills gap”?—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/06/11/murphys-law-does-wisconsin-really-have-a-skills-gap/

March 2013
The world according to Time Sullivan—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/03/07/murphys-law-the-world-according-to-tim-sullivan/

February 2013
UWM professor: Wisconsin skills gap a ‘myth’—Milwaukee Business Journal
https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/02/uwm-professor-wisconsin-skills-gap-a.html


2012

October 2012
The $74 million gamble—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2012/10/17/murphy%E2%80%99s-law-the-74-million-gamble/

January 2012
UWM report looks at unemployment stats for black males—Fox6NOW
https://fox6now.com/2012/01/24/uwm-report-staggering-unemployment-statistics-for-black-males/


2011

October 2011
Cuts in transit could add to poverty levels in Milwaukee—Milwaukee Courier
https://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2011/10/08/cuts-in-transit-could-add-to-poverty-levels-in-milwaukee/

September 2011
Transit cuts put jobs out of reach of workers without cars report—1000 Friends of Wisconsin
http://www.1kfriends.org/transit-cuts-put-jobs-out-of-reach-of-workers-with-out-cars/

March 2011
Milwaukee named “most segregated”—On Milwaukee
https://onmilwaukee.com/living/articles/segregatedsalon.html

February 2011
Building a better Racine—The Journal Times
https://journaltimes.com/business/local/building-a-better-racine/article_089c832a-3177-11e0-8c62-001cc4c03286.html


2010

October 2010
Study shows Milwaukee unemployment for black men at record high—The Badger Herald
https://badgerherald.com/news/2010/10/25/study-shows-milwauke/

March 2010
Struggling university students take on ‘Dr. Pepper Spray’ in Milwaukee—In These Times
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/5664/struggling_university_students_take_on_dr._pepper_spray_in_milwaukee

2010
Milwaukee Summit—Video
https://vimeo.com/44479270


2008

February 2008
Prof. Levine presents bleak job market—Urban Milwaukee
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2008/02/21/community-economic-development-committee-february-20-2008-meeting-notes/


2007

August 2007
Milwaukee ranks high among cities in poverty rate—Pioneer Press
https://www.twincities.com/2007/08/28/milwaukee-ranks-high-among-cities-in-poverty-rate/amp/

2007
Tales of three cities—Seattle Report
http://seattleindustry.org/archive/SP07_tale3cities.php

2007
Milwaukee Summit—Video
https://vimeo.com/44465791