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  • Deff-initely Milwaukee: Rolling out the city’s welcome wagon with VISIT Milwaukee’s CEO

    MILWAUKEE — 2020 is shaping up to be a huge year for the city of Milwaukee. VISIT Milwaukee’s role will be to maximize this moment in the spotlight.  In this episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Carl Deffenbaugh sits down with the woman leading the charge for the tourism organization, CEO Peggy Williams-Smith. The Milwaukee native spent more than two decades in the hospitality industry with Marcus Hotels before accepting this new challenge in Fall 2019. They talk about the lasting impact […]

  • Deff-initely Milwaukee: Talking beer with the brothers who started Lakefront Brewery

    MILWAUKEE — What’s more Milwaukee than beer? And some of the best Brew City has to offer comes from Lakefront Brewery. A sibling rivalry of sorts between Russ and Jim Klisch helped get Lakefront started back in 1987, well ahead of the craft beer craze that’s now swept the nation. In this episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Carl sits down with the brothers at the Commerce Street headquarters to discuss all things beer, the changes in the industry and Milwaukee over […]

  • Open Record: More than meets the eye

    MILWAUKEE — If you need to find a licensed optometrist in Wisconsin, you can do so by checking out the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services website. But the truth is, most people don’t take the time to check out those kinds of things before they get an eye exam. In this episode of Open Record, FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn goes in-depth about a story he did with a local woman who wishes she had. Her story leads us […]

  • Deff-initely Milwaukee: Bringing Hollywood home with John Ridley

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee native and Academy Award Winner John Ridley has established himself as one of the best writers and thinkers in the entertainment industry. From his Oscar for “12 Years a Slave” to the Emmy-winning series “American Crime” and so many other projects, he’s never shied away from difficult subjects. He’s used his successes in LA to benefit his hometown, opening NO Studios in part of the old Pabst Brewery in October 2018. It’s used as a for-profit home […]

  • Open Record: Death & Dying

    MILWAUKEE — It’s something we encounter repeatedly as journalists: Death and dying. But how often do we actually talk about how it affects our jobs? In this episode of Open Record, something we’ve never done. A live recording of a brutally honest conversation about one of the toughest parts of the job. Jenna Sachs, Amanda St. Hilaire, and Bryan Polcyn were recently asked by Assistant Professor of Psychology, Lauren Beverung at the Milwaukee School of Engineering to come talk with […]

  • Deff-initely Milwaukee: An open mic with the CEO and COO of the Pabst Theater Group

    MILWAUKEE — Over the past 17 years, the Pabst Theater Group has helped transform the entertainment scene in the city. And the two men leading that charge are CEO Gary Witt and COO Matt Beringer. Their goal: To make Milwaukee a downtown destination. In this episode of Deff-initely Milwaukee, Carl sits down with Witt and Beringer inside the artists’ green room at the Riverside Theater. There, they talk about how the industry has changed and evolved, their own growth into […]

  • Buddy Check 6 is a helpful reminder for women to do monthly self-exams; “The most important thing is that it’s done”

    MILWAUKEE — FOX6 has teamed up with Froedtert Hospital & Medical College of Wisconsin for Buddy Check 6 — where you get in touch with your mom, sister, girlfriend or cousin on the 6th of every month and remind them to do their monthly breast self-examination. Exams are important because the earlier you can find cancer, the better your odds are beating it. Kathy Wood thought she had picture perfect health, but in the blink of an eye her world was flipped […]

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