National & North: Love for his family, hope for his city

National & North: Love for his family, hope for his city

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Intersection: North Ave. & 13th St.

Age: 20

Occupation: Lawn care, welding

JOEYLaura Kezman

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Episode 6: Joey

In 1997, Social Psychology Researcher Arthur Aron conducted a study on human connection.

Almost 20 years later it became popularized as The 36 Questions That Lead To Love.

So here in Milwaukee, we chose 8 strangers from two of our longest streets to answer these questions — on camera.

It’s time to meet your neighbor, and maybe even love them too.

88Nine Presents: National & North

Produced by: Laura Kezman and Nate Imig

All music in the series by: Q The Sun

National & North is brought to you by Educators Credit Union.

It's either you be there for your child, or you just another one of those 'dad-beats.'

And I refuse to be that.

A resident of Sherman Park, Joey is infectiously optimistic about his path in life.

He is actively engaged in Running Rebels, an organization off North Avenue he credits with turning his life around.

He’s a committed father and says he wants to be a positive force in his daughter’s life, no matter what.  And he wants to spread that love through the community, too, and spends most of his free time mentoring youth.

Check out the audio version of this story below.

For even more from our series, check out the mircosite below.