Born and raised in Milwaukee, Asia was the last place Chris Olszyk ever expected to live. Yet he has been working in Japan for nearly three decades, while keeping a home and connections in his birth city. He has had a unique perspective to watch a foreign culture evolve, and experience an economy go from boom to bust. Olszyk sees Anime as a great cultural exchange between two cultures, and how technology has supported continued fascination with Japan. | Q&A Q: What year did you first move to Japan, and why did you go? A: 1989. I was teaching...Read More
Patrick Cudahy knows just how much Milwaukee residents love bacon. The bacon producer joined with 102.9 The HOG to present the fifth-annual Baconfest Milwaukee. Held on February 14, the Valentine’s Day celebration the perfect combination of love and bacon. Held inside Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, all things bacon were offered for sampling to the public. Thousands of visitors devoured these unique bacon creations. This year delivered on its promise to be bigger, bolder, and tastier than ever before. Festival attendees delighted in bacon-inspired creations from Milwaukee’s best chefs and a seemingly endless supply of bacon. Radio 102.9 The HOG’s...Read More
Father Steve Teague has been leading the congregation of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for almost ten years, with a career in the clergy stretching back four decades. As an advocate for social justice, personal faith, and religious tolerance, he shares a lifetime of spiritual insight about Christianity in the community. | Q&A Q: Society has expectations of you as a church leader, which can be a lonely position. When people have a crisis of faith, they turn to a priest. Who do you turn to? A: I turn to my wife Karen, to other family members, to close friends...Read More
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The Hop, presented by Potawatomi
The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, is planning a weekend-long slate of events to celebrate the launch of passenger service on Friday, November 2. While riding The Hop for the first time will be the centerpiece of “Grand Hop-ening” weekend, there will be activities all along the route to engage the community and introduce riders to the many great destinations you can connect to via The Hop. The “Grand Hop-ening” celebration will be centered around Cathedral Square Park in the heart of downtown and adjacent to The Hop’s eastbound and westbound platforms on Kilbourn Ave. The historic event will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2 with remarks from officials and the ceremonial launch of passenger service. The Hop’s official information tent will be open in the park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the weekend.
(Friday) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Cathedral Square Park
520 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined
88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined forces with the Capitol360 Innovation Center for this special event. The Hackathon will take place the last weekend of Startup Week Milwaukee, and will be held at the brand new Cream City Labs inside Northwestern Mutual in downtown Milwaukee. We invite developers, designers, and musicians to generate ideas for music discovery, music distribution, connecting fans with their favorite artists, how radio stations like 88Nine can help fans learn more about the music they love and discover new music.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm CST
Northwestern Mutual Cream City Labs
33 North Van Buren Street 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Armistice Day, which began as
Armistice Day, which began as a day to promote world peace, has become Veterans Day, and too often celebrates militarism and war. Veterans For Peace and other peace and justice groups want to reclaim the day for peace. This is the 10th year we have held an event in the City Hall rotunda. All are welcome.
(Sunday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST
Milwaukee City Hall
200 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202