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Speaking of... The Missing Peace
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About the Show

One in six homicides in Milwaukee are rooted in domestic violence. Unprecedented numbers of people, mainly women, losing their lives. 

"Speaking of...The Missing Peace" takes a deep dive on Milwaukee's domestic violence crisis, and what is being done to save lives and restore peace. Hosted and produced by Alexandria Mack and Scottie Lee Meyers, with reporting supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation. 


Speaking of…a Milwaukee PBS podcast that makes public media personal. Journalists Alexandria Mack and Scottie Lee Meyers share stories featuring our local friends and neighbors. The discussions consider life in southeastern Wisconsin, highlighting national and global topics of public interest, framed by diverse personal perspectives and thoughtful consideration. Our hosts combine a passion for storytelling, concern for community and self-reflection to engage listeners in celebrating this place we call home. Join us for inspiration, investigation and insight as we speak of Milwaukee.

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BONUS: Gwen Moore on DV and Guns Ahead of SCOTUS Decision

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Ep 1: Unprecedented Numbers

Ep 4: Surviving the Paper Trail

Ep 7: Building Men Back Up

Ep 2: The COVID Effect

Ep 5: We Are Here MKE

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Ep 3: Risking It All

Ep 6: Six Years, 5,000 Cases, Two Deaths 

Ep 8: Tribute to Survivors

Milwaukee Area Resources

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-799-7233.
  • The Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee operates a 24-hour confidential hotline at 414-933-2722.
  • We Are Here Milwaukee provides information on culturally specific organizations at
  • The Women’s Center in Waukesha has a 24-hour hotline at 262-542-3828.
  • The Asha Project, which provides culturally specific services for African American women and others in Milwaukee, provides a crisis line from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 414-252-0075.
  • The UMOS Latina Resource Center in Milwaukee offers bilingual, bicultural domestic violence, sexual assault and anti-human trafficking supportive services and operates a 24-hour hotline at 414-389-6510.
  • The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center offers culturally sensitive, trauma-informed services for those who have experienced domestic or sexual violence and can be reached at 414-383-9526.
  • Our Peaceful Home, which serves Muslim families and is a program of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, operates a crisis line at 414-727-1090.
  • The Hmong American Women’s Association, which serves the Hmong and Southeast Asian community, has advocates available at 414-930-9352 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin has a statewide directory of resources at
Speaking of is supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation.