The Disclaimer: The “Milwaukee malaise,” responsible publishing, and spring concerts
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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.
This week on The Disclaimer, Ryan, Evan, and Matt wage war against the dregs of winter by discussing a recent Journal Sentinel editorial about the so-called “Milwaukee malaise.” Is meaningful change possible in a city where most residents and business leaders are comfortable with the way things are? Do we really want to become like other “big cities,” or are we cool with affordable rent and plentiful parking? Next, the team tackles a recent OnMilwaukee.com piece on banning “attack dogs,” and wonders if the story (and a subsequent “apology”) aren’t simply good old-fashioned trolling. A brief rundown of upcoming spring concerts rounds out the half-hour, including one (Crystal Castles at Turner Hall) where you’re likely to get punched in the face.