100 episodes

53206, located in the inner city of Milwaukee, is the poorest zip code in the state of Wisconsin. 99.2% of residents are non-white and the median household income is $24,000. Meg and Alex talk about what they have learned over the last 15 years from living in a place that is very different than the suburbs they grew up in. Each episode typically covers thoughts on education, social justice, and the normalization of inequities they see on a daily basis.

Join Meg & Alex as we rethink our inner cities together

53206 Cast Meg and Alex Bruzan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

53206, located in the inner city of Milwaukee, is the poorest zip code in the state of Wisconsin. 99.2% of residents are non-white and the median household income is $24,000. Meg and Alex talk about what they have learned over the last 15 years from living in a place that is very different than the suburbs they grew up in. Each episode typically covers thoughts on education, social justice, and the normalization of inequities they see on a daily basis.

Join Meg & Alex as we rethink our inner cities together

    People Are People Too

    People Are People Too

    This week, Meg and Alex talk through a recent break-in at one of the rental properties. While break-ins are never fun, this one in particular had some interesting components and variables to it that are a great reminder that people are people too. 

    • 35 min
    Affordable Housing With Bruce Kruger

    Affordable Housing With Bruce Kruger

    This week, Bruce Kruger joins the podcast to discuss affordable housing and the journey that Whitefish Bay, a near northern suburb of Milwaukee is handling its desire to add affordable housing units to its housing stock. 

    • 39 min
    Episode 140: Using Design Thinking To Be A Better Advocate

    Episode 140: Using Design Thinking To Be A Better Advocate

    Any time we assume there is a one size fits all in advacy work, we leave ourselves open to the possibility that we will do more harm than good. This week Meg and Alex talk about how to use the design thinking principals to be a better advocate. 

    • 32 min
    Embody Yoga

    Embody Yoga

    This week, Joanna Brooks, the founder of Embody Yoga joins the podcast to talk about her journey as a small business owner running the highly successful yoga studio, Embody Yoga. Embody Yoga is on a mission to share the practice of yoga with people of color and is a leader in the health and wellness space in the city of Milwaukee. Friend of the podcast and avid yoga enthusiest, Jessica Butler joins the conversation as well and gives an update on what Heal The Hood has coming up this summer. 

    • 45 min
    Episode 138: How To Productively Call Out Injustice

    Episode 138: How To Productively Call Out Injustice

    We haven't yet arrived at a socially just world, which means injustice exists. When you stumble across a situation which you percieve to be unjust, it's easy to get angry. This week Meg and Alex talk about that dynamic and offer an approach to help turn the world into what you would like it to be. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 137: Homes MKE Recap

    Episode 137: Homes MKE Recap

    Meg and Alex are back giving a recap of the Homes MKE podcast and giving some updates on projects they're working on. 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Mama2be33 ,

Honest and hard conversations

I'm enjoying the new perspectives presented in this podcast. Every time I listen I listen with my teen son we have great conversations about how people experience life differently based on race, income levels etc. I particularly love the raw honesty. This couple doesn't pretend to know it all, but rather invites you to grow in your understanding along side them.

AshleyEFrahm ,

Normal people talking about real life things

If you like listening to normal people talking about real life things then you will love this podcast. Each episode asks the listener to imagine what it might be like to be black and poor in America today. I find it fascinating to learn about their neighborhood and how their own experiences have helped shape and change their opinions over the years. Alex and Megs conversations about socio-economical and racial injustice truly challenge me to think through my own biases and encourage me to gain more empathy. Well done guys!

Bonesv2447 ,

Just good stuff

Alex and Meg open up their home to talk about race and equity, and they have the bonafides to back up what they say. I appreciate their honesty and openness to talk about the reality of poverty and how they frame their neighborhood through their experiences.

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