The Disclaimer: Downtown art, downtown development, and loving Milwaukee on its own terms
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Nearly every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher of WMSE, Evan Rytlewski of the Shepherd Express, and Matt Wild of The A.V. Club Milwaukee take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. The half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so titled because none of the sometimes cranky and ridiculous opinions expressed during the show represent those of the three hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon.
Downtown Milwaukee has never been a hotter topic. In addition to the slew of Downtown projects already in the works—arts-related and otherwise—Marcus Corp. Chairman Steve Marcus recently announced plans to bring an ever-changing collection of high-end art and sculptures to Wisconsin Avenue. Urban Milwaukee’s Jeramey Jannene joins The Disclaimer crew to discuss these Downtown developments, as well as what can be done about certain “black hole” properties on and near Wisconsin Avenue. The conversation also touches on Milwaukee’s tired “inferiority complex,” and whether or not the city should simply be loved on its own terms. Failed jokes, Summerfest jabs, and an actual informed opinion (courtesy of Jannene) ensue.
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