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the disclaimer
On Music
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly roundtable with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, Matt is in fine form as his offers two takes on Milwaukee's much-hyped new driver service Uber. The first his initial response to some of the hyperbolic excitement surrounding the service, and the second is a reluctant embrace after testing the service and realizing it's actually pretty alright. Is that en...
brewers dog hank bullpen
Around Milwaukee
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
Not to be outdone by the many strays of Sochi, a homeless dog wandered into the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training camp in Arizona this week, where he was taken in by team staff and treated to a bath and a vet checkup. The rest, as they say, is P.R. history. Named Hank, after the great Hank Aaron, the camera-friendly pup has already become an unofficial team mascot.

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milwaukee bus
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

New schedules begin March 2

Milwaukee County Transit System announced today schedule changes for a dozen bus routes beginning Sunday, March 2. The affected routes are 10 (Humboldt Wisconsin), 12 (Teutonia Hampton), 17 (Canal Street), 27 (27th Street), 31 (State Highland), 44 (National Flyer), 51 (Oklahoma Avenue), 57 (Walnut N. 92nd), 64 (S. 60th Street), 76 (N. 60th S. 70th), 143 (Ozaukee County Express) and the RedLine (Ca...
ilb beer club taps
Around Milwaukee
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
As beer culture continues to flourish, so too have Milwaukee beer clubs. There are at least several public beer clubs, including popular meetups at Stubby’s and Comet Café, and they all operate more or less the same way: Beer enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to sample a menu of about 8 or 10 beers, all selected around the same loose theme, and discuss the differences. Where most rest...
dres the dude milwaukee rap
On Music
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
For as long as I’ve been a music editor—almost 10 years now, including my eight years here at the Shepherd and two that I spent at a weekly in Madison—artists have been emailing me asking for coverage, and I've had to email many of them back telling them “no.” Disappointing somebody (anybody, even a stranger) with rejection is one of the hardest parts of any job, yet I’ve been d...
american ad
Around Milwaukee
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

The company will begin liquidation sales this week

An iconic Wisconsin business is going out of business after 60 years. In a press release today, American TV & Appliance announced that it will begin liquidating its inventory with a going-out-of-business sale beginning Thursday, Feb. 20. The company cited tough economic circumstances in its release.

“The last five years have been very difficult for our industries. We have fought hard...