Mike gousha

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MPD chief calls for tougher sentences, gun laws to curb homicides

Published Sept. 10, 2015

Milwaukee Police Department Chief Edward Flynn is calling for stricter sentencing for violent offenders to counter the city's spike in homicides, which are up almost 70 percent this year compared to the same time period last year. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Flynn made the comments at a public forum hosted by Mike Gousha at Marquette University.

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Fact-checkers ignore biggest Grothman lie: the poor are lazy

Published Dec. 17, 2014

A few Sundays ago, Congressman-elect Glenn Grothman told Milwaukee TV host Mike Gousha that welfare recipients "can easily get $35,000 a year in total benefits between the healthcare and the earned income credit and the FoodShare and the low-income housing and what have you." By zeroing on the number he spat out -- and, you know, $35,000 does seem like a lot of money -- the fact-checkers miss the chance to nail Grothman for the far worse implication of his statement: that the poor are lazy, and are paid by the government to stay lazy.

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"Agent Carter," "Mike and Molly" lead replacement shows

Published Dec. 15, 2014

As the holidays tend to take us away from the TV screen, the major networks put regular series on pause. It means that most serial programs will end with a mid-season finale and come back in the new year with more episodes in spring.

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Televised gubernatorial debates are a colossal waste of time and effort

Published Oct. 16, 2014

The second and last televised debate between Scott Walker and Mary Burke is tomorrow night from 7 to 8 p.m. and I've got a couple of suggestions for you. Walk your dog. Clip your toenails. Call your mother. Organize your kitchen cupboard. Order a pizza. Clean out your email folders. Sleep. Anything! Anything to avoid this farce being perpetrated on the people of Wisconsin.

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Fuller backs Common Core standards

Published Oct. 4, 2014

Former Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools Howard Fuller is voicing his support for Common Core, saying the standards would help improve education in the state, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service's Matthew Wisla.

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Norquist with the filter off

Published Feb. 6, 2014

On Wednesday, Marquette Law School hosted an On The Issues event with Mike Gousha and former Milwaukee mayor and active urbanist John O. Norquist that made for fun and informative lunchtime entertainment.

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I'm proud to be part of OnMilwaukee.com

Published Sept. 12, 2013

I have done lots of journalism in my life. Print, radio and TV. And I can say without fear of any kind of contradiction that I have never been quite so proud as I am to be part of OnMilwaukee.com. I have not been here for the entire first 15 years. But maybe, if I'm lucky, I will be here for the next 15.

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Wainscott is a winner

Published May 23, 2012

A very wise man named Newton Minnow once called television a "vast wasteland" and I've always pretty much agreed with him when it comes to local television news. But today I've got to take my hat off to Kent Wainscott of Channel 12.