27 episodes

Join David and Mac for a breezy weekly podcast about the goings on at Imagine MKE where they celebrate the joyful abundance in Milwaukee's arts and culture world.

Every week, they welcome Milwaukee artists, administrators, civic and business leaders, and other cultural creators to talk about how their work enriches Milwaukee and the region.

Listen to this fun pod full of light bits; stay and subscribe for the inspiration to imagine and see our city in a new light through our vibrant arts and culture.

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    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Join David and Mac for a breezy weekly podcast about the goings on at Imagine MKE where they celebrate the joyful abundance in Milwaukee's arts and culture world.

Every week, they welcome Milwaukee artists, administrators, civic and business leaders, and other cultural creators to talk about how their work enriches Milwaukee and the region.

Listen to this fun pod full of light bits; stay and subscribe for the inspiration to imagine and see our city in a new light through our vibrant arts and culture.

    Imagine our Abundance | Making Noise at the Library w/Kristina Gomez

    Imagine our Abundance | Making Noise at the Library w/Kristina Gomez

    This week, the gang welcomes Kristina Gomez, Events and Programming Librarian at the Milwaukee Public Library, to talk about how MPL is engaging artists and their communities.


    Both Mac and David share their fondest memories of the libraries from their youth and Kristina discusses all of the exciting ways the Milwaukee Public Library's events and programming build community by enabling and sparking creativity in all Milwaukee residents.


    Milwaukee County Library (https://mpl.org/)


    Facebook: @Milwaukee.Public.Library


    Twitter & Insta: @MilwaukeePubLib


    YouTube: @MilwaukeePublicLibraryHome


    Listen to the other podcasts in the Imagine Podcast Network:


    Arts Forward MKE (https://link.chtbl.com/ArtsForwardMKE)

    • 41 min
    Imagine the Work | Reimagining What the DNC Means to MKE w/ BID 21

    Imagine the Work | Reimagining What the DNC Means to MKE w/ BID 21

    This week, two weeks out from the original date of the Democratic National Convention and with the announcement of the virtual DNC Across America, Rooted in Milwaukee (https://www.demconvention.com/press-releases/anchored-in-milwaukee-2020-democratic-national-convention-will-be-a-convention-across-america/) , Mac and David revisit their pilot episode from Feb 11 to look back to the Halcyon Days of planning for an inspiring citywide arts activation during the convention.


    The gang also welcomes Beth Weirick, CEO of the Downtown BID, and Gabriel Yeager, Downtown Environment Specialist for the Downtown BID, to talk about how they've been able to pivot their planning for an in-person DNC to creating a more vibrant shared neighborhood for all Milwaukeeans.


    Tunes at Noon kicks off this Thursday, July 2 on streaming in Facebook (https://www.milwaukeedowntown.com/bid-basics/community-projects/tunesnoon) .


    Web: www.milwaukeedowntown.com


    Insta: @MKEDowntown


    Facebook: @MilwaukeeDowntown


    Twitter: @MilwDowntown


    Youtube: @MilwaukeeDowntown


    Audio Transitions: " Let Go (https://open.spotify.com/album/0Dg17dtbjV3FiSOHT9bAQg?highlight=spotify:track:2Ewp5goEYkMVaFxxCsj11D) ," by Lex Allen

    • 54 min
    Imagine our Abundance | $60 Million Dollar Men w/ Que El-Amin, Mikal Wesley and Ray Nitti

    Imagine our Abundance | $60 Million Dollar Men w/ Que El-Amin, Mikal Wesley and Ray Nitti

    This week, the gang welcomes Milwaukee's own $60 million dollar men Que El-Amin, Mikal Wesley and Ray Nitti to the pod to receive their inaugural Imagine MKE Rockstar Award (not to be confused by the Imagine MVP - we try to live up to our culture of abundance and celebration!) for their exciting new project on 32nd and Center, which will not only be the largest affordable housing development in Milwaukee, but also provide space for business incubators and be the anchor for the Creative Corridor.


    Que El-Amin: @QueElAmin | Y.E.S (http://followtheyes.com/) .


    Mikal Wesley: @MikalWesley | Urbane Communities, LLC


    Ray Nitti: @RayNitti | Sharp Creatives


    Audio Transitions: "Bow," by Ray Nitti (https://open.spotify.com/album/6VIv0zUpgjtPDjpCnLTVjc?highlight=spotify:track:6FUTtRmq5uvaWnnA2XR4Jz) (naturally)

    • 45 min
    Imagine the Work | MKE's Protest Art w/ LaShawndra Vernon

    Imagine the Work | MKE's Protest Art w/ LaShawndra Vernon

    “A child that is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.” - African proverb


    This week, the gang welcomes LaShawndra Vernon, Executive Director of Artists Working in Education and Imagine MKE board member, to talk about the art that has been created during the last two weeks of protest marches for Black Lives in Milwaukee.


    You can find LaShawndra on Facebook and Insta @FireyPhoenix777 and on CashApp $LaShawndraVernon.


    Artist Working in Education is at www.awe-inc.org (www.awe-inc.org) and on Facebook and Insta @aweinc


    Audio Transition: Shonn Hinton (https://soundcloud.com/shonnhinton) (SoundCloud @shonnhinton)

    • 55 min
    Imagine MKE Presents: Arts Forward MKE

    Imagine MKE Presents: Arts Forward MKE

    We are so excited and proud to introduce Arts Forward MKE, a new podcast from Imagine MKE.


    Hosted by Lindsay Sheridan, Director of Marketing and PR for Imagine MKE, Arts Forward MKE offers a deep dive interview with one Milwaukee-based artist, cultural creator or arts administrator and attempts to shed on their creative spark, inspiration and their hopes for the creative future of our city.


    The first six episodes were recorded before the pandemic and feature the artists, creatives and administrators featured in our 414 Day video (https://www.imaginemke.org/art-stories/featured-artists/) .


    The first episode of Arts Forward MKE features an interview with Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Milwaukee's poet laureate, whose poem "Life in Motion" was creative spark for that video.


    You can find Dasha Kelly Hamilton at www.DashaKelly.com (www.DashaKelly.com)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Imagine the Work | Community Health Clinics w/ Sarah Franҫois

    Imagine the Work | Community Health Clinics w/ Sarah Franҫois

    It is a sunnier and brighter day this week as the gang welcomes Sarah Franҫois   from Progressive Community Health Centers (https://progressivechc.org/) to talk about access to healthcare during the pandemic.


    Sarah also cuts a wicked promo for the Milwaukee Rep in her reign as Arts and Culture Czar.


    Audio Transitions: The Uncounted Blue Jillions (https://thehatchetsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-uncounted-blue-jillions)

    • 48 min

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