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Fall Potpourri I

September 12 – America’s Dairyland at the Crossroads

Journalists from Milwaukee PBS and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will discuss their documentary on Wisconsin’s dairy industry, “America’s Dairyland at the Crossroads.” They will explain how this documentary came about, what it takes to produce an hour long documentary, the challenges faced during a pandemic and how a film like this gets from field to broadcast.

September 19 – History of the Hefter Center

Beginning in 1911 as a grand mansion housing the Schlesinger family on Milwaukee’s Lake Drive, change has been part of this building’s life. From those days as a residence, to time as a UWM women’s dormitory and then as a conference center, it has changed with the times while maintaining its architectural grace and style. The class will examine the creation of this building, its place among the grand houses of Lake Drive and how its use has changed over time.


Maryann Lazarski

Maryann Lazarski is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, and television producer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a recipient of the prestigious Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for devoting 25-plus years to the industry and ... read more

Scottie Meyers

Scottie Lee Meyers is a millennial with a newspaper subscription and a native Milwaukeean who believes Bob Uecker calls a better game when the score is lopsided. Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning multimedia producer and journalist for Milwaukee PBS. Before ... read more

Nancy Torphy

While raising my sons, I made the decision to go to graduate school at UWM and, shall I say, a bit late in life became a librarian. My 25 years at Milwaukee Public Library brought everything I love together….sharing information, ... read more

Date: 2 Mon, Sept 12-19

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Maryann Lazarski
Scottie Meyers
Nancy Torphy

Fee: $15

Program Number: FALL:108

Registration opens Tue, Aug 16.

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