Vaun Mayes talks about growing up in the South, the importance of empathy and the forces — including racism, profiteering and crime — at work in Milwaukee.
Raymond Clark rings his bell, decked out in a standard-issue Salvation Army frock and a red winter hat, “Milwaukee” emblazoned across the front. He greets comers and goers as they pass by. “Have a good day, ma’am … have a good day, guys,” he says. No one gets by without a few kind words.