Morning Links for May 11, 2015

Education in Milwaukee, the Million Moms March, the WEDC audit, Scott Walker in Israel, and the “Country in the City” festival.

Good morning, and welcome to the week.

  • Maria Hamilton, the mother of Dontre Hamilton, led the Million Moms March in Washington D.C. this weekend. Local filmmaker Erik Ljung is documenting the march for Al Jazeera. See video here.
  • The State of Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau’s troubling audit of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is available online.
  • The Pabst Theater Group has announced the first ever “Country in the City” festival, Sept. 19 at Cathedral Square Park.




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.