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FOX6 Investigative reporters Bryan Polcyn, Jenna Sachs and Amanda St. Hilaire break down the big stories and what it took to get them. "Open Record" takes you behind the scenes of the investigative reporting unit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's the details the reporters couldn't tell you on T.V.

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    • 4.5 • 35 Ratings

FOX6 Investigative reporters Bryan Polcyn, Jenna Sachs and Amanda St. Hilaire break down the big stories and what it took to get them. "Open Record" takes you behind the scenes of the investigative reporting unit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's the details the reporters couldn't tell you on T.V.

    E327: The Girl with Sunken Eyes

    E327: The Girl with Sunken Eyes

    Fiction writers from all over the world sent money to help a Wisconsin mom whose daughter was in the hospital. But, they soon discovered the leader of their online book club had a troubling secret. In this episode of Open Record, FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn reveals how the authors' first clue was a FOX6 investigation from 2020.
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    • 45 min
    E326: Lessons in Liability

    E326: Lessons in Liability

    A tree falls in a park and lands on a man's car. Now, he thinks the city should pay for his repairs. Plus, one contractor faces dozens of criminal charges. A handful of those charges stem from an unfinished project at a house that once belonged to one of Milwaukee's most illustrious men. In this episode of Open Record, FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn invites Contact 6's Jenna Sachs on to talk about two recent consumer issues that deal with damage.
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    • 41 min
    E325: The Turf's Rebirth

    E325: The Turf's Rebirth

    For people of a certain generation, The Turf in Greenfield is iconic. It was a skateboard park that drew people from all around the country. In this episode of Open Record, FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn invites FOX6 anchor and reporter Carl Deffenbaugh on to talk about the park's past, present, and future.
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    • 45 min
    E324: Kings of the Lake

    E324: Kings of the Lake

    A conflict is brewing on Wisconsin waters as a new style of powerboat is making big waves. FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn explains the race to regulate the new kings of the lake.
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    • 45 min
    E323: The Stage is Set

    E323: The Stage is Set

    It's nine days of music and live entertainment on 12 stages. Summerfest is kicking off its 56th year and the people in charge of putting on the festival are feverishly ticking boxes on their to-do lists and making sure every detail of Henry Maier Festival Park is perfect. In this episode of Open Record, FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn invites three special guests on to talk about what it takes to pull off this massive music festival. From booking the musical acts and stage sponsorships to keeping the fest affordable and attractive to all ages, Bryan digs into the enormous undertaking that is Summerfest.
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    • 45 min
    E322: Jubilee Day

    E322: Jubilee Day

    Milwaukee is home to one of the oldest Juneteenth celebrations in the country. But it's been a long road to where we are now from the day in 1863 when President Lincoln first issued his Emancipation Proclamation, the beginning of the end of slavery in America.  In this episode of Open Record, FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn invites FOX6 anchor Mary Stoker Smith on to talk about Juneteenth Day. The pair also spend time talking with the Executive Director of the Northcott Neighborhood House, Tony Kearney, and Co-Chair of the Juneteenth Day Jubilee Parade, George Akpan. The group talks about the history of Juneteenth Day, Milwaukee's challenges when it comes to racial divides, and how the city will celebrate the 52nd annual Juneteenth Day.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Kathleen Connell ,

Excellent

Have only heard 4 of these episodes so far but I can tell these people are excellent. Super timely topics, great discussion style format, easy-to-understand explanations but not insulting the listener’s intelligence which is all-too-common in local news. Technical/sound quality top notch. Music sparingly used but powerful and appropriate sounds for the stories. As someone that follows current events podcasts, newscasts and newspapers, I was pleasantly surprised that a Milwaukee-based show is so darn good.
Katy Connell

diggshe ,

My favorite podcast

Yours is always the first podcast I listen to every week it’s available. The stories are always so interesting and provocative. You perform a real service for our community with what you do and I’m facilitated with how it happens.

Charles willingham III ,

Great listen

Perfect podcast to listen to on my commute. We can get headlines anywhere these days, this podcast does a great job of going more in-depth with stories I am interested in. Also great to get to know the personalities behind the reporting.

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