Morning Links for Feb. 9, 2015

Monday Morning Links: The Downtown streetcar debate, Gov. Walker’s proposed cuts to public broadcasting, GRAMMY winners, John Oliver’s return, and more.

Good morning, and welcome to Monday.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran competing op-Eds on the Downtown streetcar project — Barry Mandel for, and Peggy Schulz against. The Common Council votes tomorrow.

Gov. Walker has proposed to cut funding for public broadcasting in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Journal takes a closer look.

Marquette alum Charles Pierce takes a look at the life of legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith, who died Saturday. He was 83.

A bunch of people won GRAMMYs last night. Here’s the list of winners.

Rejoice, Internet! ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ is back.



Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.