The Kathleen Dunn Show

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An Introduction To The Milwaukee Art Museum's Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit And New Director

The Milwaukee Art Museum's summer exhibition "American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood" shows for another two weeks. The exhibit showcases the realist painter's connection to Hollywood, a feature that may be best known in his work for the movie version of "The Grapes of Wrath." We hear from the exhibit's curator and the museum's new director in her first interview since taking the position.

An Introduction To The Milwaukee Art Museum's Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit And New Director

Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation

We take a new look at an old problem of segregation: Why is it that affluent black families, still often end up living in poor and segregated communities? Two journalists looked at American communities, including Milwaukee, to find out the answer, and they join Kathleen to discuss.

Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation

How Government And The Private Sector Profit From The Social Safety Net

The author of "The Poverty Industry" discusses how state governments and their private industry partners are turning America's most vulnerable populations into sources of revenue.

How Government And The Private Sector Profit From The Social Safety Net

Climate Change And The Louisiana Floods

After 1:00, Kathleen looks at how climate change may have played a role in the devastating floods of Louisiana with an environmental science journalist and a climate scientist.

Milwaukee Plays Host To Irish Fest 2016

Join Kathleen this hour for the music of Ireland and what's new this year for Irish Fest. Irish Fest Milwaukee starts Thursday night and she will highlight some of the many musicians, bands and yes - even the dogs that will be at the Henry Maier festival grounds on Milwaukee's lakefront all weekend.

The Fever of 1721

Kathleen talks with the author of the book " The Fever of 1721 - The Epidemic That Revolutionized Medicine and American Politics". The book explores how the smallpox epidemic started the controversial practice of inoculation and motivated the first free press, changing politics, medicine, and journalism forever.

The Liturgy For Peace And Justice At Milwaukee Irish Fest

The Bishop of Down and Connor is in town this week for Irish Fest and will deliver the Liturgy for Peace and Justice on Sunday. The bishop joins us to discuss his international peace work, including the conflict between Catholics and Protestants in northern Ireland.

The Liturgy For Peace And Justice At Milwaukee Irish Fest

How The Arab World Came Apart

We are joined by a journalist and a veteran war correspondent whose latest piece is on the start of the Arab Spring. The story took up the entirety of the New York Times Magazine last Sunday, a first for the publication. The issue is titled " Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart ."

WPR - The First Hundred Years

We speak with Jack Mitchell, head of Wisconsin Public Radio from 1976 until 1997 about his new book chronicling the history of WPR — "Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State That Invented It."

Where Does Milwaukee Go From Here?

It was a violent weekend in Milwaukee after a police shooting sparked protesters to flood the streets and set several buildings on fire. Community organizers say the unrest was decades in the making and it's time the city's stakeholders come together to find an immediate and lasting solution.

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