By Every Measure By Every Measure is a six-part episodic podcast that explores systemic racism in various sectors of Milwaukee, looking closely at how those systems were formed and how they can — and need — to be changed.The series will use data to examine the immense disparities that are systemically woven into the Black experience in Milwaukee, making it one of the worst cities in the nation for its Black residents, by every measure.
By Every Measure

By Every Measure

From 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

By Every Measure is a six-part episodic podcast that explores systemic racism in various sectors of Milwaukee, looking closely at how those systems were formed and how they can — and need — to be changed.The series will use data to examine the immense disparities that are systemically woven into the Black experience in Milwaukee, making it one of the worst cities in the nation for its Black residents, by every measure.

Most Recent Episodes

Episode 6 - Health

With a global pandemic as the backdrop, hosts Tarik Moody and Reggie Jackson analyze health disparities Black people face in America, including bias in healthcare, infant mortality and COVID-19. Then, Tarik assembles a panel of experts from MIT, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee Health Department to examine possible solutions.

Episode 5 - Education

In this episode, hosts Tarik Moody and Reggie Jackson look at how school segregation remains in place today, plus examine the school to prison pipeline and how schools are funded. Then, Tarik talks with Danae Davis of Milwaukee Succeeds, a local leader who has dedicated her career to eliminating disparities in education.

Episode 4 - Racial Wealth Gap

The typical white family has 10 times the wealth of the typical Black family and seven times the wealth of the typical Latinx family. Hosts Tarik Moody and Reggie Jackson explain how this income disparity was created and how it affects Milwaukee's ability to attract and retain Black professionals. Then, Tarik talks to two entrepreneurs from the private sector working to close the racial wealth gap.

Episode 3 - Housing

Homeownership rates are moving in the wrong direction for Black people, showing little improvement in present-day Milwaukee compared to the 1960s. Hosts Tarik Moody and Reggie Jackson show how the government intentionally kept Black people from buying homes and building generational wealth. Then, Tarik learns about an undercover testing program designed to sniff out housing discrimination.

Episode 2 - Criminal Justice System & Police

This year's historic global movement for social justice and police reform hit its apex, mere miles from Milwaukee, in Kenosha, WI. Hosts Tarik Moody and Reggie Jackson analyze the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the latest example of police violence getting widespread attention. Then, they ask a retired Milwaukee Police Department captain for her perspective on how to combat systemic racism in the criminal justice system.

Episode 1 - Systemic Racism

Hosts Reggie Jackson and Tarik Moody detail how racism was declared a public health crisis in Milwaukee, and explain the distinction between racism and systemic racism.

Introducing: By Every Measure

By Every Measure is a six-part episodic podcast that explores systemic racism in various sectors of Milwaukee, looking closely at how those systems were formed and how they can — and need — to be changed. Hosted by Radio Milwaukee Director of Digital Strategy & Innovation, Tarik Moody and award-winning data expert and research journalist, Reggie Jackson, By Every Measure will premiere on August 24, 2020. https://radiomilwaukee.org/measure