66 minutes | Mar 2nd 2021

In the Recombobulation Area w/ Dan Shafer

This week, the gang welcomes Dan Shafer from the Recombobulation Area to discuss the Milwaukee narrative in the 21st century and the political dynamics in the state, and after the credits a special guest from the wizarding world of Harry Potter joins the pod to deliver a very special message to our very own Lindsay Sheridan.  News rundown! (:50) Calling out our competitors at Pod Save America and controversial food takes (9:17); Dan Shafer joins the pod and shares a story about his love of music (16:55); Milwaukee’s story in the 21st century (23:46); How political and geographic polarization, and being conflict averse limit growth (32:07); Governor Evers’ Executive Budget (41:35); State investments in the Public Museum (45:20); Ranked choice voting legislation (49:05); Arts and culture czar reign (56:45); #DanforDavid solved! (59:39); Harry Potter-heads alert! What - that’s Percy Weasley’s music. What’s he doing running in on the pod? (1:04:29) Follow Dan Shafer: Recombobulation Area | Twitter: @DanShafer Music Transitions: “Green Eggs and Ham” Wes Tank E215 Ephemera 2021 – 2023 Governor Evers Executive Budget Proposal USA Today on naming a Secretary for Culture and Creative Industries  “State Should Invest in Creative Economy,” Urban Milwaukee  “Imagine MKE Wins National Funding to Explore Intersections of Arts and Health,” Milwaukee Business Journal Light the Hoan – Dedicate a Bulb Samer’s video of the Hoan lit up for Imagine MKENotable Minority Executives List (BizTimes) The Old Fashioned is Wisconsin’s state cocktail Why Cheese Curds are Special Pod with Sara Eskrich, Democracy Found 
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