What’s happens when you mix veteran snarky writer and Milwaukee Record founder, Matt Wild, with extreme facial expressionist and founder of As Goes Wisconsin, Kristin Brey? You get biweekly, shoot-the-shit current events show called: ‘Matt And Kristin Talk About Milwaukee And Wisconsin Stuff!‘
New Episodes reposted here but all original episodes are posted on Milwaukee Record.
May 28th, 2021
This week: After two months and four episodes, Matt and Kristin finally meet. Like, in person. Like, in the same room. Weird! Kristin patiently explains Wisconsin’s big Medicaid/BadgerCare debacle, Matt discusses Milwaukee County’s lack of funding and its canceled July 3 fireworks, and both hosts marvel at the top-flight guests speaking at next week’s “Burn The Masks Party.” Plus, another thrilling installment of “Mandatory Johnson”!
May 14, 2021
With local COVID restrictions on the way out and the CDC telling vaccinated folks to ditch the masks, are we returning to…normal? Speaking of normal, the 2021 Summerfest lineup is out, and it’s EXTREMELY normal. (Not normal: the three-weekend format, which may be difficult for folks working in the service industry.) Finally, Kristin educates Matt on gerrymandering and fair maps. Oh, and don’t forget about Mandatory Johnson!
April 30, 2021
This week’s topics: the Wisconsin State Fair! The Fair recently announced it will be going ahead with its 2021 shindig August 5-15. What kind of safety protocols will be in place? Who knows! Next up: masks, vaccines, and more! Vaccinated folks can walk around mask-less now (outdoors, at least), but will some choose to wear masks anyway? And what’s the deal with all those post-vax headaches? Plus, our recurring segment on whatever the hell Sen. Ron Johnson has been up to this week: Mandatory Johnson! Enjoy!
April 2, 2021
This week’s topics: Vaccinations. Wisconsin has been knocking it out of the park with getting shots into people’s arms—so why all the mixed messages? Next up: the Milwaukee Health Department. The organization has been knocking it out of the park with getting shots into people’s arms—so why all the internal drama and mixed messages? Plus, our recurring segment on whatever the hell Sen. Ron Johnson has been up to this week: Mandatory Johnson. Enjoy!
March 19, 2021
This week Matt And Kristin Talk about Raising Milwaukee’s Sales Tax, Why is it important? Why are we screwed if we don’t do it? Why aren’t we even allowed to put the question to a referendum vote? Next: Privatizing Bradford Beach. Is it really happening? What’s the deal with that shipping container bar? Do a few removable tables and chairs on an underused pavilion platform spell certain doom for Milwaukee’s lakefront? Plus, our recurring segment on whatever the hell Sen. Ron Johnson has been up to this week: Mandatory Johnson. Enjoy!