Study examines economic uptick in downtown Milwaukee, Trailblazing Wisconsin architect receives high honor

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Buildings stand in the Milwaukee skyline, Sept. 6, 2022. The sales tax in Milwaukee will go up 2 cents per dollar in 2024 after the Common Council voted Tuesday, July 11, 2023, to raise the rate as part of a bipartisan plan to avoid bankruptcy. Morry Gash/ AP Photo

A new study finds downtown Milwaukee is recovering at a faster rate than other Midwestern cities. We learn why. Then, Wisconsin’s first licensed Black female architect talks about receiving a top honor in the profession.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Karen Chapple Guest
  • Marion Clendenen-Acosta Guest

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