Episode 7

Milwaukee's Story, Past and Future w/ Adam Carr

Published on: 21st September, 2021

This week, we welcome Adam Carr, a freelancer and “Milwaukeeist” that has worked in community organizing, in-depth tours, journalism, public art, history projects, mentoring, filmmaking, photography and dialogue. He has been described him as a “social justice storyteller,” a “connector,” a “public artist,” a “story activator.” 

First, David and Lindsay tackle the intro sans-Mac and celebrate two years of working at Imagine. 

Adam joins the pod at 9:45. Growing up the son of an art therapist (10:56), developing an addiction to the feeling of walking into the story of someone’s life (15:20), Milwaukee’s perceptions of locals and outsiders (17:57), Adam’s experience of going away to college (20:05), Milwaukee’s Asian story and growing up in a multicultural environment (29:00), history of The Oriental Theatre and considering the problem of its reductive nature in 2021 (33:50), comparing The Oriental Theatre to wrestling (47:20), Czar of Arts and Culture (53:10).   

Follow Adam Carr and read Neighborhood News Service

Music Transitions: “Milwaukee Strong,” by Shonn Hinton, featuring the Milwaukee All Stars 

307 Ephemera 

Nancy Wang Yuen 

Atmospheric Theaters 

Oriental Theatre Urban Spelunking  

Gimmicks (Professional Wrestling) 

Shinsuke Nakamura 

The New Day 

Travel Writers Convention 

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The team at Imagine MKE want you to know that Milwaukee's artists, creatives, arts and culture organizations are the best! Join the team for a breezy weekly podcast about the goings on at Imagine MKE where they celebrate the joyful abundance in...
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