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Will Downtown Milwaukee once again see a flourishing “red-light district”? A strip club has recently won a lawsuit against the city and obtained a license to begin operation. more

Jan 23, 2018 4:16 PM News Features 1 Comments

As the organization nears 160 years old, Milwaukee YMCA President Carrie Wall discusses the Y’s path forward. more

Jan 9, 2018 2:00 PM Off the Cuff


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In the coming months, Milwaukee officials will have to answer a central question: Is gentrification actually happening in Milwaukee? If it is, is it essentially a good thing? If it’s not a positive for the city, then what can be done to prevent it? more

Jan 2, 2018 4:23 PM News Features 5 Comments

Milwaukee Area Technical College represented an innovative approach to education when it opened a century ago and remains vital for training workers in the metro area today. more

Nov 28, 2017 4:20 PM News Features 4 Comments


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Milwaukee County plans to install parking meters in many of its landmark parks, raising questions about public access as well as the need to raise revenue to maintain the park system. more

Nov 21, 2017 4:49 PM News Features 3 Comments

Should Downtown Milwaukee’s Pere Marquette Park have a beer garden or not? The debate is on regarding how best to use this rare, little, urban green space. more

Oct 17, 2017 4:48 PM News Features

Milwaukee team scores high for wages and good corporate citizenship. more

Sep 29, 2017 5:03 PM News Features

Uhle Tobacco Company hascalled downtown Milwaukee home since 1939. Throughout these 78 years, ownershiphas changed over from founder Jack Uhle to Jeffrey Steinbeck, who began workingat Uhle’s when he was 19 years old.In this video, made .. more

Sep 26, 2017 4:01 PM Around MKE

The Shepherd Express 2017 Burger Guide lets you know where to find 20 of Milwaukee’s greatest hamburgers. more

Aug 15, 2017 1:49 PM Dining Out 1 Comments

In a dream move, Optimist Theatre will present the eight season of its free outdoor Shakespeare in the Park at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion, the state of the art outdoor stage in Downtown Milwaukee. more

Jun 27, 2017 12:21 AM A&E Feature 1 Comments

There are a lot of weird and creepy stories to tell aboutdowntown Milwaukee (I’ve told many myself), but Anna Lardinois, a former highschool English teacher, does her storytelling on-site and in character. As thefounder of Gothic Milwaukee.. more

Jun 15, 2017 2:46 PM Around MKE

The sculptures and locations have been announced forSculpture Milwaukee, an outdoor urban sculpture experience going on DowntownJune 1–Oct. 22 along Wisconsin Avenue from 6th Street to O’Donnell Park.The installation will include internation.. more

May 15, 2017 6:22 PM Around MKE

The Milwaukee Public Museum needs a new home. Museumofficials claim that their 52-year old building at the corner of Wells andSixth needs renovations that are likely to cost as much as the construction ofa new facility. In the chatter that.. more

May 8, 2017 4:15 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

Cary Elwes has had a remarkable career. Over the last threedecades, he’s starred in dozens of films, including Robin Hood: Men in Tights , Glory,Saw and Twister . But for many hismost notable performance will always be as farmhand turned her.. more

Oct 4, 2016 3:46 PM Around MKE


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In Assembly District 16, 23-year incumbent Rep. Leon Young drew three challengers in the Democratic primary—Brandy Bond, Stephen Jansen and Edgar Lin. more

Jun 28, 2016 4:38 PM News Features


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The Michigan-based Zoup! recently opened its first Milwaukee location at 1433 N. Jefferson St. Zoup!’s menu boasts hundreds of soups, including standouts like lobster bisque, collard green chicken barley and “Blazin’ Bison Chili,” with 1... more

Jun 7, 2016 3:28 PM Short Order

For the first time in more than a decade there’s reason to be excited about the Grand Avenue’s future. more

May 10, 2016 4:01 PM News Features 4 Comments


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Quarles & Brady Chair Emeritus John Daniels, former chair of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, discusses revitalizing Downtown Milwaukee, the Milwaukee streetcar, the proposed sports arena and ways to close the achievement gap in Milwaukee. more

Feb 17, 2015 10:14 PM News Features 7 Comments

 Author Philip K.Dick inspired one of the most influential science-fiction films ever made,Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner . Hisvisionary stories were also the source for Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly , Paul Verhoeven’s Total Re.. more

Jul 10, 2014 2:23 PM I Hate Hollywood

We discuss city development issues regularly on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, the A.V. Club's Matt Wild and I, but we're hardly experts on the topic. For this week's episode, we're joined.. more

Jul 18, 2013 3:30 PM On Music