Tue, 25 March 2014
Michael Murphy, recently elected Common Council President following Willie Hines’ resignation, discussed the opportunities and challenges facing the Milwaukee Common Council.
Direct download: Rotary_3.25.14_-_Common_Council_President_Michael_Murphy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT
Tue, 18 March 2014
In January, Rotarian Rob Henken, President of the Public Policy Forum, presented the firstphase of the Forum’s research on Milwaukee’s cultural and entertainment assets. In this March 18th program, Henken presented Phase II, which focuses on the distinct dedicated funding approaches employed by five metro areas to support their assets, and creates a series of models that show how those approaches hypothetically could be applied in Milwaukee County. In addition to describing the distinct funding approaches and sharing the results of the Forum’s modeling, Henken discussed the pros and cons of different revenue mechanisms and how they would impact the local tax burden in Milwaukee.
Direct download: Rotary_3.18.14_-_Rob_Henken_-_Dedicated_Funding_Possibilities_for_Milwaukees_Entertainment__Cultural_Assets.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT
Tue, 11 March 2014
Alan Borsuk has been following and writing about the education scene in Milwaukee and beyond for about 20 years. He was an education reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel until 2009. Since then, as senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School, he continues to write a Sunday column for the Journal Sentinel about education. Ina conversation with Dave Edwards, General Manager of WUWM , Alan shared observations on the departure of MPS Superintendent Gregory Thornton, the future of MPS, accountability for schools of all kinds in Milwaukee, the Common Core controversies, and more.
Direct download: Rotary_3.11.14_-_Alan_Borsuk_-_Education_in_Milwaukee.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT
Wed, 5 March 2014
Dr. John Felmy, Chief Economist of the American Petroleum Institute, one the nation’s foremost experts on energy, the environment and economics, discussed the effects of America’s domestic energy policies on our nation’s long-term economic prosperity. Separating fact from fiction, Dr. Felmy addressed what has been reported by the media in recent years and highlights the latest research and data as it relates to safely extracting, producing and using energy derived from domestic sources. His presentation also highlighted the unique role of Wisconsin in our nation’s effort to become energy independent given the state’s abundance of silica sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process in places like Texas and North Dakota, as well as our manufacturing companies.
Direct download: Rotary_3.4.14_-_Dr._John_Felmy_-_Domestic_Energy_Policies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am EDT