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the disclaimer
On Music
Thursday, July 25, 2013
WMSE's weekly crosstalk with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I, The Disclaimer takes place right at the top of the lunch hour, so it was probably only a matter of time until we turned the conversation to food. On this week's episode, we welcome guest Steph Kilen, a self-proclaimed foodie who nonetheless has some issues with the term and the culture ...
aaron rodgers
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

How the media can make baseball's biggest story about a football star

It's no secret that baseball takes a distant backseat to football as America's sport of choice, and that's especially true here in Wisconsin, where the Packers' off-season vacation plans make bigger headlines than the Brewers even during the height of the baseball season. It was only a matter of time, then, until the biggest story in baseball—the suspension of Brewers star Ryan Braun—was spun ...
eric and magill
On Music
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Former Camden bandmates Eric Osterman and Ryan Weber understood that their band Eric & Magill would be a long-distance project when they started it, but they probably couldn't have predicted just how long that distance would be. In the years since their 2010 debut, All Those I Know, recorded while Osterman was in Michigan and Weber in Milwaukee, Osterman has relocated to Brooklyn and We...
butterfly
Around Milwaukee
Friday, July 19, 2013
Milwaukee’s Juan Carlos Ruiz would like you to know that he is not a particularly big fan of tortillas. “I’m from Peru, so when my friends offer me tortillas, they think that I’m happy,” he explains. “But in Peru, we don’t eat many tortillas. We have 2,500 types of potatoes, so our meals are very much built around potatoes and bread.”

Ruiz’s starch preferences may seem t...
the disclaimer
On Music
Thursday, July 18, 2013
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 by somebody who is: Urban Milwaukee's Jeramey Jannene, who talks about some of the "black hole" properties that blight Wisconsin Avenue and what the cit...
Local Music
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 To the consternation of recognition-starved rappers all over the city, Milwaukee has historically only been able to support a small handful of locally popular hip-hop acts