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Meg Bruzan
Alex and I have been talking about how people ask us if we are afraid of getting shot where we live on the 53206 Podcast and the truth is that before I moved into the inner city of Milwaukee, I was afraid of getting shot even driving through the area.  But then I moved into my...
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Fire
We had a fire on Wednesday night. While sitting outside, about an hour after sunset, we heard about 50 gunshots just a few blocks away.  We sat there and hoped for them to stop, but they kept coming.  When they finally stopped, we listened and waited for police sirens, but didn’t hear any. The strange...
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53206 Podcast
In this episode of the 53206 cast, Meg asks Alex what the most surprising thing about living in the inner city is.    iTunes link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/53206/id1526303091 Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/7dJ9rlJW6v1NMG0CMe1SEZ  
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Kids learning on computer
When I was in high school I didn’t know a person who didn’t graduate high school.  I always thought kids who dropped out of high school chose to drop out.  The fact that Milwaukee Public Schools graduates 2/3 of Black students just seems very off.  In Wisconsin 94% of white students graduate high school and...
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53206 Podcast
Meg and Alex talk shop, whatever that means, around education, specifically inequities in educational outcomes. The couple dives into some of the causes of a student not graduating high school to give a little insight on one of the more alarming statistics around education – the fact that the graduation rate in Wisconsin for African...
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There are few times when someone says something and it penetrates me.  This was one of those times.  On Saturday, there was a celebration of life at the We Got This garden for 4 boys who died.  A woman started speaking on the stage and I was immediately drawn into her words.  She talked about...
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53206 Podcast
In this episode of the 53206 Cast, Meg and Alex talk housing and the weird dynamic in the inner city where you might live next to a house that can’t be given away, yet there is always someone trying to buy your house.    iTunes link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/53206/id1526303091 Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/7dJ9rlJW6v1NMG0CMe1SEZ  
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Sunset
I didn’t get it right. I said racist things. I struggle talking about race and continually get it wrong. So, should I stop talking about race? I struggle. I sometimes say racist things but I really want to get it right. Alex and I did a podcast the other day and I felt like I...
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First rental demo
In 2015 we were getting frustrated with the people that lived behind us.  There was trash everywhere around their house and they weren’t being respectful of the neighbors and neighborhood.  We talked with the home owner a few times and it became clear that she didn’t have the capacity to handle the home or be...
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53206 Podcast
Meg and Alex continue their Sunday morning conversation and talk politics, well sort of. The two discuss some fears they have about the upcoming election, but attempt to do so as neutrally as possible to not take away from the the larger narrative around racial reconciliation.    iTunes link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/53206/id1526303091 Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/7dJ9rlJW6v1NMG0CMe1SEZ  
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