Uniquely Milwaukee

Uniquely Milwaukee

Our flagship program finds the stories in Milwaukee that lift your spirits, prompt you to think, make you feel grateful and inspire you to do more. They connect you to our community – in a positive way – shining a spotlight on what is good about the city and what makes it "Uniquely Milwaukee."

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November 28, 2022 13 min
Food insecurity is always a focus around Thanksgiving, but the higher costs we've all been dealing with made this year particularly painful for many families. Radio Milwaukee's Chad Roper stepped up to help by organizing his first Feeding Families event, in the process keeping a promise he made decades ago.
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For this episode, I went to Noche de Altares with one question: “If you’re honoring a loved one, do you have a story you would like to share?” I also had a detailed conversation with my colleague, Alma Velez, to discuss the importance of Día de los Muertos, how she introduced the topic of death to her children and the process of creating her ofrenda at Radio Milwaukee.
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For this episode, we talked to Jewish Museum Milwaukee Curator Molly Dubin to learn about the connection Judaism has to astronomy and exploration, as well as the importance of highlighting significant contributions to our understanding of the universe.
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For Cavalier Johnson, the path to becoming the city's first Black mayor wasn't a smooth one. He sat down with HYFIN Program Director Tarik Moody to share the personal stories that fueled his passion for politics and shaped the person he is today.
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As facts came to light about Christopher Columbus, there were reexaminations, reflections and replacements. On this episode released on Indigenous Peoples' Day, we talk to Marquette professor Tara Daly about two recent examples in Milwaukee and whether acknowledgment is a necessary step or merely a performative gesture.
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The infant mortality rate is three times higher for Black babies in Milwaukee, an abysmal number that unfortunately follows wider historical trends. On this episode, we talk to Erica Olivier, deputy commissioner of community health with the city of Milwaukee, about how to address the issue.
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Thursday marks the start of what the federal government officially refers to as Hispanic Heritage Month. In this week's episode, we talk about that name and the bigger discussion around identity, as well as provide plenty of recommendations on how to celebrate the month ahead.
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The popularity of esports has grown steadily over the last decade, and this year they're officially coming to Milwaukee Public Schools. We talked with several people involved to learn about the benefits students have already seen and the impact it can have on the future of their education.
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Ready for a pet but don't have time to train a puppy or kitten? This week on Uniquely Milwaukee we discuss another option -- the special reward of adopting or fostering a senior animal.
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In this “Uniquely Milwaukee” episode, we follow Nate Imig in pursuit of his summer goal to spend more time outdoors in Milwaukee County Parks and learn what they offer amid a shrinking budget. Then you’ll hear my conversation with Milwaukee County Parks Director of Administration and Planning Jeremy Lucas to learn why funding hasn’t changed since 1989, and Wehr Nature Center Director Carly Hintz to understand changes that have made...
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On this bonus episode of "Be Seen," hosts Nate Imig and Michail Takach address the often repeated rumor that the Mafia was involved in financing Wisconsin's earliest gay bars. In an exclusive interview with historian Gavin Schmitt, author of "Milwaukee Mafia (Images of America)" we arrive at a definitive "not really" in terms of the Mafia's involvement, but that answer is not without exceptions.
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Salam Fatayer introduces you us to two different Milwaukee teams -- one made up of engineers and another of artists -- who represented Milwaukee in Red Bull's Flugtag in July.
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On this week's Uniquely Milwaukee episode, we meet the creative duo behind the streetwear brand "Unfinished Legacy." The brand started in Milwaukee and has exploded in popularity, showing up in Vogue and sparking a partnership with Levi's. Then, we talk with TikTok video creator Cinema Bryce about recently going viral with a video showing Milwaukee's cityscape.
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