Rafael Acevedo still remembers the day he arrived in Milwaukee. He was four, and his family had just immigrated from Puerto Rico. “It was intimidating,” he said. “We couldn’t talk to anyone. We couldn’t even talk to our teachers at school.” The family struggled. Acevedo’s father worked as a sweeper to support his family until […]
Bylines Archives: Madeleine Baran
Madeleine Baran was a reporter for the Riverwest Currents before moving on to the Daily Planet in the Twin Cities, Minnesota Public Radio, and investigative reporting for American Public Media. Today she is the host of their In the Dark podcast.
What started out as a simple mortgage refinancing ends up costing the homeowners their house — and tens of thousands of extra dollars.
After months of mudslinging, heated accusations and controversy, the Court of Appeals race between Joan Kessler and Charles Schudson will soon end; but some local experts claim the race has left voters more confused than informed. “The truth is the typical Wisconsin citizen is given virtually no information about candidates in judicial elections by which […]
by Madeleine Baran After dozens of benefit basement shows, garage sales, and even a December luau, the Milwaukee Venue Project (MVP) has raised around $5,000 for an all-ages music venue. Although the group says it remains committed to these small-scale fundraisers, big changes are also on the horizon.
Appellate Judge Charles Schudson accuses Shepherd Express of printing an error-riddled, disinformation and attack article to support Schudson’s campaign opponent, Joan Kessler. Kessler’s husband is a close personal friend of Shepherd publisher, Louis Fortis. Fortis insists, “Other than the small items we corrected, that article is 100 percent factually correct.” Another recent article in the […]