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By Every Measure

By Every Measure is a 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.

If you'd like to continue the conversation, we encourage you to join our By Every Measure discussion group on Radio Milwaukee's Facebook page. Each week, we're opening a dialogue on the episode's topic with daily conversation prompts and a weekly virtual meet-up to discuss responses and navigate the community conversations collectively.

By Every Measure season two is supported by The Argosy Foundation.

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  • What's being done to narrow the chasm? How is Milwaukee closing the racial wealth gap? Who is driving the work? Royal Capital is a Milwaukee-based investment firm leading by example.
  • In the 1970s, obtaining financing for a home or business was not always an equitable experience, even for qualified Black borrowers. But despite the barriers to capital, one Milwaukee community emerged: Halyard Park.
  • In this episode, we bring together leaders with firsthand experience in the delivery room to address an issue that has plagued the city for years.
  • How is Milwaukee doing at retaining its Black and Brown talent? Our search for an answer led us to two groups trying to build a more diverse professional community in the city.
  • Season two of "By Every Measure" starts with a two-part exploration of Black "brain drain" as Milwaukee struggles to retain creative, innovative members of the community. On episode one, we ask: Is there a glass ceiling for Black creatives in Milwaukee?
  • With a global pandemic as the backdrop, we analyze health disparities Black people face in America, including bias in healthcare, infant mortality and COVID-19.
  • We look at how school segregation remains in place today, then examine the school-to-prison pipeline and how schools are funded.
  • We explain how income disparity was created and how it affects Milwaukee's ability to attract and retain Black professionals.
  • Homeownership rates are moving in the wrong direction for Black people, showing little improvement in present-day Milwaukee compared to the 1960s.
  • We analyze the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the latest example of police violence getting widespread attention, and ask a retired Milwaukee Police Department captain for her perspective.