Epidemic of childhood trauma haunts Milwaukee

Mar 26, 2017, 05:00 PM

The challenge facing Milwaukee and similar high-poverty cities goes beyond education, crime and jobs. An emerging network of public health and neuroscience researchers, community-minded foundations and law enforcement officials now believe the primary challenge facing our city is an epidemic of childhood trauma passed from one generation to another, one neighborhood to the next.

Reporter John Schmid has a five part series coming out about the role trauma plays in shaping Milwaukee. He talks to editor Tom Koetting about his findings.

We’ll also hear from business intern Rebecca Carballo on the ways women are attempting to shatter the glass ceiling in engineering. And beer reporter Kathy Flanigan breaks down the beer forecast for spring and summer.