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10.09.2014 | 112 days ago | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we examine the state of film making in Milwaukee. The city produces plenty of short films (usually of the experimental variety), but what's holding it back from producing more feature films? And while we're on the subject of film, Matt ponders how (or if) the Milwaukee Film Festival could improv...
09.26.2014 | 125 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're questioning the wisdom of a prominently displayed billboard touting Milwaukee's arts scene with a photo of six white, middle-aged men in charge of the city's largest live-entertainment institutions. This isn't the image of the city we want to project, is it? Then we talk about one of the limitations holdi...
09.19.2014 | 132 days ago | Posted at 05:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, Ryan once again feels like the only sane person in the room as we discuss public funding for sports arenas. We launch the conversation by examining a wonderfully detailed piece from Milwaukee Magazine's Matt Hrodey about how county tax dollars are being spent (with very little scrutiny) to keep Miller Park stat...
09.11.2014 | 140 days ago | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly cultural talk show with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're joined by Alverno Presents Director David Ravel, who previews Saturday's free Global Union world music festival in Humboldt Park. He shares the unique back stories behind this year's headliners, explains Global Union's booking philosophy, and joins us in a conversation about what, if anything...
09.04.2014 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE’s weekly half hour of opinions with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we offer one of our favorite annual traditions: our fall concert preview. Typically autumn is the most concert-rich time of the year in Milwaukee, yet this fall we’re less excited about the concert lineup than usual. Despite plenty of good shows and a few notably big ones, there are only a h...
08.28.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM

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By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee's Yellow Phone Music Conference returns for another lineup of panel discussions and local-music showcases next weekend, so this week on The Disclaimer—WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I—we consider Yellow Phone's mission and efficacy. Has the conference succeeded in helping bands navigate a changing music economy? Is it worth the money for aspiring career music...
08.22.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Earlier this month, Milwaukee was surprised by the news that Journal Communications plans to merge with Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps, then essentially split off into two separate entities, with newspaper operations remaining here in Milwaukee and broadcast operations moving to Cincinnati. The deal was spun as a win-win that would strengthen the Journal Sentinel in the long run, but is it? This we...
08.14.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we dedicate an entire hour to a topic we often touch on peripherally: placemaking. Inspired by Mary Louise Schumacher's excellent big-picture look back at some of the "successes and missteps" of recent Milwaukee placemaking endeavors, we ponder the definition of placemaking, try to decode the sometimes dubious ...
08.07.2014 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
With aims of empowering young women, last year Milwaukeeans Valerie Lucks and Ashley Smith, along with a team of volunteers, organized the first-ever Girls Rock Milwaukee, a week-long music camp. Clearly it struck a chord: The camp doubled its enrollment this year. This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture panel, Lucks and Smith took a quick break from their hectic camp schedule to chat w...
07.31.2014 | | Posted at 12:15 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
For the last few years, many of the city's most exciting folk, punk and indie rock artists have been operating under the umbrella of the Breadking Collective, a low-key network of bands who share shows, resources, members and occasionally living spaces. This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're joined by two players in Breadking, Jordan Maye (or ...

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