City Beat

Episode 001

Guests Bruce Murphy and Alderman Nik Kovac join Jeramey Jannene to talk city issues.

By - Nov 29th, 2018 05:31 pm
Sign-up for the Urban Milwaukee daily email
Urban Milwaukee

Urban Milwaukee

Thanks for checking out the first episode of Urban Milwaukee’s new podcast City Beat. We’re producing the podcast in partnership with Riverwest Radio. The show first runs live at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday’s on 104.1 FM.

After its initial broadcast, we will be sharing the show online as a podcast. It will take us a few weeks to make sure it’s available in all of the major podcast platforms and directories, but stay with us. We also promise the audio quality will get better with time, and with any luck so will the host.

The first episode features host Jeramey Jannene discussing the top articles posted on Urban Milwaukee in the past week, as well as interviewing editor Bruce Murphy about the legality of the Foxconn deal. Jannene also talks with Alderman Nik Kovac about the recently passed city budget and what residents can expect in upcoming budgets.

We end the show with a Pedestrian Observation, this week about the potential of sneckdowns to guide better street design.

Download the Episode – Feed to Subscribe

Articles Discussed

  1. 5 Citizens Worthy of Thanks
  2. Murphy’s Law: Is Foxconn Contract Legal
  3. City Hall: Council Slaps Down Mayor’s Vetoes
  4. Eyes on Milwaukee: Unplowed Snow Reveals Overbuilt Streets
Categories: City Beat

One thought on “City Beat: Episode 001”

  1. Paul Mozina says:

    In addition to the health crises that Alderman Kovac called out: Lead, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Infant Mortality there are always the endemic crises of Alcohol and Tobacco related deaths. Alcohol and Tobacco retail outlets are ubiquitous.

    Nik could have include the opioid epidemic in the list too.

    The Milwaukee City-County Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force released their final report at their meeting on November 30. Thanks to the leadership of Alderman Murphy and the diligent efforts of the Task Force members, many lives will be saved as a result of their efforts.

    Here is a link to the video of the November 30 meeting http://milwaukee.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1808

    All of the documents submitted to and by the Task Force are stored with these two Common Council Files:

    2018 CC File no 171812 https://milwaukee.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3489406&GUID=843F651F-D3FA-4E84-ACB6-94A9A830ABB3&Options=ID%7CText%7C&Search=171812
    2017 CC File no 161554 https://milwaukee.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2965576&GUID=0563F682-215F-46EF-B751-663D43F417EC&Options=ID%7CText%7C&Search=161554

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us