9.09.2022 – “The sports cards are in the prenup”
One reason to be jealous of Michigan. Who will fill the open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court? Whats happening in Wisconsin beer? Mayor Johnsons population goal for Milwaukee.
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‘Matt And Kristin Talk About MKE And WI Stuff’
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 a biweekly, shoot-the-shit current events show called: ‘Matt And Kristin Talk About Milwaukee And Wisconsin Stuff!‘ New Episodes are reposted here but all original episodes are posted on […]
Ron Johnson “Does” Juneteenth
Showing up uninvited to a house party without even a case of beer is bad enough. But showing up to a celebration for a holiday about ending slavery you opposed? That’s a low point. Ron Johnson reached that low point on Saturday when he went to a Republican booth at a Juneteenth celebration in Milwaukee. […]
On This Day: Railway First Appeared in MKE
Rail cars first popped up in Milwaukee about 1.5 centuries ago, but in a way you might not recognize. They were basically horse and buggies pulled on a track but still the first major public transportation infrastructure in the city. America has come a long way in public transportation since then. Well, maybe not. On […]
Amtrak could finally connect Madison and Milwaukee
The Obvious Missed Connection If Amtrak receives the $80 billion in funding from President Biden’s infrastructure bill, this Milwaukee train station could see a whole lot more action. Amtrak recently released an “aspirational” plan for nationwide growth over the next 15 years and that growth would bring some welcome additions to Wisconsin, including new routes […]
Wisconsin’s Nazi Fighter: Mildred Fish-Harnack
Here is a story of one badass Wisconsin woman: Mildred Fish-Harnack. Mildred was born in Milwaukee in 1902. While studying and teaching at UW-Madison, she met a German student named Arvid Harnack and married him in 1926. Because how do you meet a guy named Arvid and not marry him. A few years later, they […]
No Sales Tax for you Milwaukee!
Two years ago, a coalition of elected officials, business leaders, and community leaders formed to launch Move Forward MKE. The group’s main goal was to ask the state government to allow Milwaukee to raise its sales tax, giving the city and county more money to work with in the future. While Wisconsin has high property […]
Foxconn or Con job?
Dating back to 2017, Foxconn has had a storied past in Wisconsin. In 2017, they promised to bring jobs and innovation to Wisconsin. But since that time, Foxconn’s promises have fallen through time and time again. In 2019, they purchased a building in downtown Milwaukee that was supposed to become the company’s North American headquarters. […]
Wisconsin Senate Argument Over Dress Code
Chris v. Chris During a Wisconsin Senate session, an argument between Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) and Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) over the dress code broke out on February 16th. After Larson started to speak about a bill, Kapenga interrupted. “Senator from the 7th, under Senate rule eight I’m going to request that you pop your […]
Vel R. Phillips: Certified Bad A$$
Growing up, we hear a lot about Rosa Parks, but you probably haven’t heard anything about Vel R. Phillips. Phillips was the first woman, first Black person, and/or first Black woman to graduate from UW-Madison Law School (1951, first Black woman), serve in Milwaukee’s Common Council (1956, first woman and first Black person), become a […]