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MCFI CEO Teri Zywicki interviewed by Milwaukee Radio Group

Milwaukee Center for Independence CEO Teri Zywicki was interviewed Sept. 15 by Milwaukee Radio Group’s Andrea Williams. The public affairs program aired during Andrea’s program, which runs from 6-7 a.m. Sundays.

The interview aired on all of Milwaukee Radio’s Group stations: WJMR-Jammin’ 98.3, WKLH-Hometown Rock 96.5, WHQG-102.9 The Hog, WNRG-Energy 106.9, and WJYI-Joy 1340/98.7.

The segment focused on organizations making a difference in Milwaukee.

Listen to it here
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The Milwaukee Center for Independence opened its doors in 1938, helping WWII immigrants find jobs — and refuge. Today, our impact is just as compelling. We help people in need, from newborns to the elderly, gain greater independence.

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