Backstage with Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf interviews local artists, musicians, filmmakers, arts administrators, writers and other members of Milwaukee’s cultural movement.

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    TCD Holiday Traditions, Part Two

    Mark talks with Dan Shafer and Danielle McClune about celebrating the holidays, and then Dan asks Mark a few questions about his seasonal traditions.

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    TCD Holiday Traditions, Part One

    'Tis the season, and Mark Metcalf wants to know how TCD celebrates. Tom Strini shares a musical story from Christmas past and offers tips on tree decorating.

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    “Technology Through The Ages”

    Mark Metcalf talks with Nicolet High School student Ben Lawton, who has started a volunteer group to teach elderly people how to use cutting edge technology.

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    New Voters Series, Part Four

    Many young people will vote in their first presidential election this year. Mark Metcalf talked with three Wauwatosa East students who are doing just that.

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    New Voters Series, Part Three

    Mark Metcalf talks with eight students from Milwaukee's Rufus King High School about voting in their first presidential election this year.

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    New Voters Series, Part Two

    At Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Mark Metcalf talks with four high school students who are eligible to vote in their very first presidential election.

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    New Voters Series, Part One

    Many young people will cast their first votes for president this year, and today begins Mark Metcalf's series interviewing new voters. Today's guest, Alyssa Swan, will cast her first vote while studying abroad in Tasmania, Australia.

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    Sammy Rangel, Against Violent Extremism

    Mark Metcalf talks with reformed gang member Sammy Rangel about his personal story and working with groups like SAFE Streets Outreach and Life After Hate.

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    Collaborative Cinema at The Milwaukee Show

    Mark Metcalf talks with Nathaniel Schardin, director of "The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula," which premieres tonight at The Milwaukee Film Festival.

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    The Director and Star of “Little Red”

    Mark Metcalf (aka the Big Bad Wolf) talks with director Tate Bunker and Hannah Obst about "Little Red" before its world premiere at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

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    Lewis Black on the 2012 Election

    Before taking the stage at the Riverside, Lewis Black and John Bowman joined Mark to talk about the pre-show rituals, the 2012 election and much, much more.

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    One Sikh reflects on the Oak Creek Tragedy

    Mark talks with Jesse Dhaliwal about the Sikh religion, his family's American story and how the community's response to tragedy is something to be proud of.