The Disclaimer: The shortsightedness of “Envisioning The Seen”
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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 get fired up for all the wrong reasons after attending the third “Envisioning The Seen” at the Pabst Theater. The Historic Milwaukee-sponsored event featuring a dozen local movers-and-shakers attempts to think big and tackle some of the city’s most pressing problems, but does it get bogged down in misplaced priorities and simple platitudes? Matt expresses his concern that the event needs more focus, while Ryan and Evan take issue with the moderators steering the conversation away from inner city issues in favor of more frivolous, art-friendly topics. In the end, everyone agrees that while the “Envisioning The Seen” series shows promise, it also needs to figure out what it is—and what it isn’t.