Around the Corner with John McGivern | Program | Around Milwaukee County (#701)


– We’re gonna start our season
a little different this year. This is an episode
called Around Milwaukee. (seagulls squawking) (upbeat pop music) (seagulls squawking)
– Oh my. – Sweet potato pie. (seagulls squawking) If you remember last year,
we started the season, we opened the season
with a community called Around Southeastern Wisconsin. This year, we’re doing
Around Milwaukee County, which means that all of
us get to do what we want. We get to choose
what we want to do, so John Gurda said
(bike bell ringing) that he wanted me to meet him in Seminary Woods
– Hey, John. – and here we are
in Seminary Woods. – We are.
– There’s the seminary, you know,
– And there it is. – and this feels like
a cathedral to me. – It certainly does, John,
and you almost are in one. My wife calls this whole
area Catholic Central. You’ve got the
convent Mother House, the Franciscan
sisters on one side, the Cousins Center of the other, which is the home of the
Catholic Archdiocese. And, here, you’ve got
St. Francis Seminary that’s been here since 1856, when Milwaukee was
only 10 years old, so thousands of priests
have been educated here. But the real attraction
for me, here, is the woods behind the seminary which is even older than
this wonderful landmark, not very urban, John, but this is just what
Milwaukee looked like before the rest of us got here – Yeah.
– and if the Pottawatomie and their neighbors
could come back, they would feel right at home because this was just,
almost the entire county. But the real attraction here
is all the spring wildflowers that have the good
sense to bloom before the trees shade them out. You’ve got the May Apple, still with the
umbrella-shaped leaves and you’ve got the Trillium,
one of my favorite wildflowers, a real showy native wildflower. – [John M.] The white one? – [John G.] And,
everything’s in three parts, so they used that to
teach about the Trinity at the seminary.
– Yeah. – This is an Eastern Cottonwood and it’s at least
5 feet in diameter. – We need five more
people, you realize that. (both laughing) Who is buried here? – Right in the middle of the
Seminary Woods, here, John, largely people who had some
time with the seminary, people who ran it,
people who taught here, and some of the
Sisters of St. Francis, who have their convent nearby. And there is one lone archbishop who was Frederick Katzer
who has the biggest monument in the entire
cemetery, as you guess, who was kind of
a crusty Austrian who was Milwaukee’s
Archbishop from 1891 to 1903, buried between his parents. So, if you want to
practice your Latin, you can kind of see the
inscription (laughs). – [John M.] I’m looking
at it and it’s like, wow. – It takes you back.
– Right. – And any baby
boomer who grew up and was taught in
Catholic schools, you know, some of
the nuns’ names here are really reminiscent and
bring back a lot of memories, you know, for you and for me. What you’re looking at is
a piece of old Milwaukee, the old, old Milwaukee
that is only 10 minutes away from downtown.
– Right. – So, it really is a
remarkable survivor and I live only about
four blocks away and one of the nicest things about living in
this neighborhood is having the Seminary
Woods to come to. – It’s a great place, isn’t it? – Sure is.
– Yeah. Thanks for bringing
us to your home. – [John G.] (laughs)
Any time, John. – [John M.] Soon to be. (both laughing)
(upbeat pop music) – I Work for Milwaukee
PBS which is part of MATC and when I think of MATC, I think of people
who build things, like bridges, (clucking tongue) these kind of
bridges, oh (laughs). (dramatic orchestral music) So, talk about the Dental
Technician Program here at MATC. – [Jennifer] Sure, it’s
a wonderful opportunity for folks who want
to get into something that mixes art along
with technology. – [John M.] Is she
color-correcting, right now? – So, she’s actually
matching a shade guide. That shade guide is taken
from the patient’s mouth. It’s one of about 31
programs, actually, in the School of Health
Sciences here at MATC. – [Susan] Make sure that
everything fits together and that it actually
looks like a tooth in the patient’s mouth. – [Jennifer] So, it’s
a one-year program. – [Susan] It’s actually glass. A lot of the technology came
from Corning and from Dow and from the space program.
– There we go. – [Jennifer] And they hopefully
go out into the workforce and be a part of
those wonderful folks who make dentures and crowns
and other dental removables. – [John M.] Is the
demand for dentures less than it used to be? – It’s actually higher, because the baby boomers are
– It’s higher? – are starting to need
those kinds of restorations. – [Jennifer] And I think
this is one of those fields where there’s more jobs than folks who are actually
prepared to do them. – [Susuan] Now, we
polish the surface. – It looks good, doesn’t it? – [Student] Yeah,
it’s super soft, so. – It’s super soft. Can I try it in? – If you want. (all laughing)
Yeah, I mean. – [Susan] And, at the end,
they all have a denture that they can take home and
show their families (laughs). – What a treat.
– It is. Families are never as impressed with the denture as the
student is, believe me. – These are for me
because I’m sure my teeth are gonna fall out soon and, look, I’ll be
all set, yippee. I saw something today that
I had no idea even existed and I’ve driven by this
place thousands of times. I bet you have, too. It’s the Chudnow
Museum of Yesteryear. When we say yesteryear,
what are those years? – Basically, we’re a
snapshot or a time capsule of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s. So this one’s made
right here in Milwaukee. Abe Chudnow collected
all these items and what’s on display
is just a small portion of his major collection of about a quarter
of a million items. He tried to save Milwaukee
items, if possible, but some things
are from Wisconsin, some things are
national in scope. – I was raised
with one of these. – As a historian, this
is like a gold mine. Yeah.
– Yeah. – This is the World War I room? – Yes, 1917, it’s the
hundredth anniversary of US entry into World War I. – [John M.] It’s so much more than I thought it would be. – Everybody says that.
– They do? – They say, from the outside
it looks like an old house, but not much more,
but when they come in, they’re just amazed at the
amount of stuff in here and how it’s arranged. (upbeat jazz music) – Take a look at
this barbershop. This is like a barbershop
out of the 1920s. Each room is a different story, – Yeah.
– a different tableau. – [Steve] A different
store or location you would have found
in Milwaukee in the
’20s, ’30s or ’40s. – At this barbershop,
look what else they had. (door glide scraping)
– Shh, don’t tell anybody. Does it change up much? – [Steve] We try to change at least two or three
rooms every year. – It’s a speakeasy, 1919
to 1933, Prohibition. That’s why wives always wondered why their husbands got their
hair cut four times a week. – This guy, John Luick, was
the first ice cream maker in America to make a machine
that packaged ice cream in the take-home carton, so that’s, it started
right here in Milwaukee. (upbeat jazz music)
– Amazing. I am in Walker’s
Point or the 5th Ward, which is the newest
old neighborhood, in front of a business
that screams Wisconsin. (upbeat pop music)
(motor humming) People know these. People know your
product, like everywhere. You see it on late
night television, if they talked about
Wisconsin, somebody has one. How long does it take
from beginning to end? – [Ralph] It’s about
a six-minute process from start to finish.
– Okay. It’s become iconic. – [Ralph] It gets around. It amazes us, some of the
stories that come to us on where the
Cheesehead has been. – [John M.] How did this happen? – [Ralph] Back in the late ’80s, so I was reupholstering my
Mom’s couch, at the time, so I grabbed the piece of foam, that’s the original,
right there, and I cut it
– Yeah. – [Ralph] with a
turkey-carving knife and then spray
painted it a color. I wore that to the baseball game and everybody kept
asking, “Can I take turns, “trying it, wearing it?” And the next thing you know, I’m researching how
to make foam stuff. – What else is this? – Oh, this is a chip
holder and your drinks. (all laughing) It’s multipurpose,
there (laughs). – It’s a Cheesehead and
a chip and drink holder. – [Ralph] This is our
second most popular piece. – [John M.] It’s kind of
amazing what it turned into. – [Ralph] Yeah, other
hat configurations and other foam novelties,
can holders, neckties, over 40 different
designs in our, just our trademark brand
product that we have, but then we do custom
work for other people. – I love a hat. I love a dozen hats. (ubpeat guitar music) Do people ask, what kind
of cheese is this, really? – Yes, yes.
– Do they? What do you say? – [Ralph] Well, it is, it’s
our own brand, you know? – It’s fascinating.
– It is. – The company is called?
– Foamation. – Foamation?
– Right. – [John M.] Yeah, because? – [Ralph] It’s made out of foam. – Yeah?
– Yeah. (all laughing)
– They’re watching. – I’m looking for
the fire (laughs). I’m in an area of Milwaukee
known as Granville. I had no idea there was
so much industry here. Today, we’re at Olympus Group. You may never have
heard of them, but, can I tell you, you
are a fan of their product. (crowd cheering)
(upbeat dance pop music) – [Vanessa] This was the thing that I was always
most impressed with, that it just seemed so simple. – [John M.] How
long you been here? – I’ve been here
just over five years. I work with mostly collegiate
and professional sports teams, but I also work with some licensed characters,
as well: Daniel Tiger, the St. John’s Johnny
Thunderbird, Bucky Badger. – Who in this building
knows Bucky Badger well? – Well, the president
– Does he? – because he used
to be Bucky Badger, back in his college days. – [John M.] And
it’s all built here? – [Vanessa] It’s
all built here, yes. – [John M.] Are you ever
surprised at what you’re making? – Yeah, well, yeah, we get
a lot of different things, – You do?
– quite a variety, yeah. – [John M.] And are many
companies that do this? – [Vanessa] There’s quite a
few, but there’s more in Canada than there are in the US. – [Technician] I made the
original Brewers’ Sausages, – You did?
– so, oh, yeah, that was the highlight
of my costume career. – [John M.] How many
people work here? – [Vanessa] At this building
in particular, it’s 160. – [John M.] I went
to Mascot University. These are my
fraternity brothers. And this is just one
division of this company? – Yes, absolutely. – What else does the company do? – Well, we also do
large format printing and this GEICO Gecko is an
example of some of the material that we can actually
print for the mascots. And, up here, we have
one of our banners that we print in-house
here, as well. – [John M.] So, if
you were to build an Around the Corner mascot,
what do you see that being? – [Vanessa] Your head. (both laughing) – She said–
– I think it would be amazing, a large John McGivern head, oh. (upbeat dance pop music) – (laughing) I would
hate it, I really would. You know why we’re here? We’re here so that I can
step out of my comfort zone. We’re in front of Yellow Wood. We’re going in. You know what this is? This is an outdoor store,
everything for the outdoors. It makes me nervous ’cause
I know nothing about it. So, if you’re a camper
or hiker or a trailer or whatever you do outdoors, you’re gonna be
familiar with this. Me, I know nothing about
the outdoors, but I’m here because I’m gonna get
out of my comfort zone. I’m at Yellow Wood and
all I’ve got to say is that it better be
better than yellow snow. (crew laughing) What is this and who
needs all of this? – Anybody who gets
outdoors is where we’re– – [John M.] That’s why
know that (laughs). – So, you know nothing
about this world? – I gotta go outside? – Yeah, go outside.
– I do? – You cannot live in the car
and inside your apartment, so people go outside,
people go hiking, people who go running,
trail running. Trail-running shoes are
ridiculously lightweight. People want to spend days in
Sedona or someplace wonderful. And this is what
it rolls up into, the whole thing will be
like that and it’s light; everything is light.
– Yeah. – The most durable bag
that we have in the store, so they tell you that
you can throw this down the side of the mountain and there won’t be
a single tear in it. – The pleasure,
today, is you can, you don’t have to suffer
when you’re camping. You can have good food. Herbed mushroom risotto, Pad
Thai, smoked three-bean chili, add water and heat it up. – Hot water if you’d
like it hot, right? – Prefer, prefer hot water.
– Right (laughing). – So, it’s a hammock. It’ll loop around a
tree and off you go. You can have great
friends around you, you can carry things
and not be in pain, and you can go for days
upon days upon days ’cause you’re, you can do
all that with, great product. – [John M.] Why
is it Yellow Wood? – The Robert Frost poem
is what was inspiration, to take the road less
traveled in life. And, when you do, you find out how much more there is
to enjoy life, yeah well. – Is that your philosophy
on living, though, isn’t it, right? – Kind of, yeah. – I’m on the West
Side of Milwaukee. (Mediterranean guitar music) You know where I’m at. You know exactly where I’m at. Yeah, now, that’s
not the space ship. Yeah, that’s what we called
it when we were kids. It’s Annunciation
Greek Orthodox Church, a place I’ve always
wanted to go into. Let’s talk about the
history of this church, who the architect
of this church is. – [Fr. John] Frank Lloyd Wright. – Frank Lloyd Wright?
– Wright, yes. One of his last
designs, actually. His wife was actually
an Orthodox Christian and she wanted to
design a Orthodox parish and it was just the right timing that the Milwaukee
Community wanted to relocate more
into the suburbs. – [John M.] Built in what year? – [Fr. John] It was
completed in 1961. It was very intimate
when you first walk in, – It looks, yeah —
– but then when you get up to the upper level,
you could realize how much space there is in
here and we can actually fit up to 800 people in the
church, all together. – [John M.] You don’t
have to be Greek to come to this
– No, you do not – Greek Orthodox Church?
– have to be Greek. – [John M.] Because,
I’ve never been to a Greek Orthodox service.
– Yes. – What’s different about it? – Well, I would say
it’s very traditional, very old-school,
very high church. We have things
that are going back to very ancient worship
and we’ve maintained them. We haven’t changed very much. This is one of the oldest
Greek Orthodox communities in the United States. It was actually founded in 1904. – Is that right?
– Yes, and so, there’s
people, families, that have been here
since those times. – My job is so hard. Do you know what time it is? It’s pie time. Yippee, I love work! (gentle harp music) This is what happened. We were shooting
downtown Milwaukee and this guy pulls
over in his car and he says, “Hey,
I make good pie.” I was like, “Who are you?”
(Johnathan laughing) And, he says, “Are you
gonna be here for a while?” and I said, “Yeah,”
and he came back with the best sweet potato
pie that I’ve ever had, right? – [Johnathan] Thank
you, thank you, sir. – [John M.] Yeah,
it was good stuff. How’d this start? When did you start baking pies? – Oh, my grandmother didn’t
kick me out of the kitchen. I was five or six years old
(blender motor humming) and I learned at her foot,
watching and helping. Like, you can’t be in
the kitchen too long; after a while, you
gotta help out. – [John M.] Let’s
get something baking. – [Johnathan] Brandy
Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie. – [John M.] Why didn’t you
end up being like a chef? Why pies? – [Johnathan] Well, I sold
investments for 10 years when I got outta college. I thought I would sell
investments during the week and then, on the weekend, I
would run this pie business. I don’t know why I thought I
was gonna be able to do that. (both laughing) – [John M.] So, it the Key
Lime Pie pretty popular? – [Johnathan] It is, it’s a
lot of work, a lot of juice, but it’s just one
of those things where you don’t cut the corner and it’s just the simple
secret of how we do it. – Mm-hmm, mmm, people
don’t know they’re eating Key Lime Pie until they
have a real Key Lime Pie. – [Johnathan] We’re in three
or four grocery stores, now. You know, ask for it
at your grocery store. We’re looking to be at ’em. – [John M.] All they
have to do is taste it. I mean, isn’t that the key? Like, taste the pie and
they’ll have a pair. – Yeah, yeah, yeah,
that’s how it works and the half pie
is, it’s ingenious. You get a lot of what
you get in a whole pie, well, you get what you
get in a whole pie, but less commitment. – Is there less commitment? (both laughing) Just in case. (whistle blowing)
– That’s called a General. You know why? ‘Cause we’re talking about
Rufus King High School or Milwaukee King, right,
– Milwaukee King. – home of the Generals?
– Yep. – One, two, three.
– King! – [Mike] When you guys talked
about Around Milwaukee, I knew I wanted
– Yeah. to talk about Milwaukee King.
– Yeah. – The tough part for me
was to pick a program, girls’ basketball, really good, track and field, great. Historically, boys’
basketball has been great. I went with baseball– – Great science program, too, just seemed like that’s not–
– Really, do you know, their drum line is actually
what I wanted to go with. – Is that right (laughs)? – They’re phenomenal.
– Why didn’t we? – They’re phenomenal,
– Okay. – but I chose baseball and
little bit of football, coached by the same
guy, Tom Wozniak. (bat cracking) He coaches both sports and– – [John M.] How weird is that? – [Mike] Yeah, since 2003,
so he’s been doing it a long time,
– Yeah. – [Mike] and they’re
really good in both. Football, they’ve won five straight conference
championships. In baseball, they’ve won three and what I love about baseball,
there’s no feeder program. He gets a lot of kids that play
baseball for the first time when they get to be
freshmen in high school. And then, when they
guitar here, John, a lot of them play
multiple sports and they get involved in
different parts of the school and when you talk to kids
who’ve graduated from King, they are King students for life. – Hence, the best definition
of student athlete, isn’t it,
– It is. – because they’re
good students here. – They have to be.
– Yeah. – They have to be. Coach Wozniak is in the
building, so he keeps an eye on these boys
– Yeah. – and he gets the best out of
them and when they get done, they know they’ve either
left it all on the field in football or in baseball.
– Patrick’s in. (sparse percussion music) – We’re looking at
the basketball gym and I’ve taken over on this
’cause my brother John, as soon as we were
gonna talk basketball, he took off for the car.
(coaches laughing) He doesn’t know much
about basketball. How important is basketball
to the Running Rebels? – [Dawn] It was it
was our foundation. Tt was really that magnet that brought the young
people, you know, to us. But when most people
think of basketball, they just think of the sport and not of all of
the characteristics that come along with that, you know, the teamwork,
rebounding, hard work. – [Mike] Winning and losing, – Wining and losing.
– how to deal with that. – You know it, accepting losing. – You know, everybody talks – Yes.
– about accept it, but, then, how to be a
good winner, as well. And now, you have your own gym, so this is building number two. – [Dawn] This is an
additional facility. – [Victor] I really wanted to
help teach the young people a lot more than basketball. – [Dawn] There’s so much,
culinary project center. We have meetings in here.
– Relax. – [Dawn] You know,
we work in all facets of young people’s lives, this is the youth
lounge, across the gamut. – I’m always thinking
of how to put them in a better position to be
employable when they get older. – [Dawn] Some people,
it’s that they’ve made a mistake in their lives and they’re involved in one
of our court-ordered programs and our goal is to get
them to make better choices and to go on and transition
into a healthy con,nected adult. – [Victor] We want
them to feel welcome. We want them to want to be here, but we feel like if we
do it the right way, stay with the right
principles and morals, that we have the first 38. I think we could do
some really great things in this city with other people. (rock guitar music) – The knobs actually work, huh? – Yours does. – [John M.] Do your
Jerry Lee Lewis, here. (boogie woogie piano music) Key of C, right
here, right here. (rock guitar music) – We can’t do Around Milwaukee without talking
about Summerfest. This is the biggest
annual music festival for 11 days, anywhere. – [Bob] The charm
of the festival is to have an inexpensive ticket that’s like going to a movie
and a box of popcorn, you know? It’s unbelievable and you
see national caliber acts – Yeah.
– and you can see that on one stage and see one just
like it on another stage, a different format, but
just, you know, same thing. And, when you get on
the Summerfest grounds, you’ll see some of these
venues like the BMO Pavilion, how gorgeous they are.
– Wow. – [Bob] It’s got a great design and at night, before
the show comes up, for half of the festival,
the moon’s out there. – [John M.] Yeah, so is it– – [Bob] Well, you
know you’re gonna do 850,000 to 950,000 people
in that window of 11 days, so it’s its own little
city, let’s face it. – Over the course
of the festival, how many music act
have been booked? – If you take all the stages
from noon until midnight, including the pop-up
stages on the lakefront, I would say we’re
right around 750. – 750?
– Yeah, – So, of all of those venues
– and some pop-up stages. – [John M.] were
packed-out, playing, which they are
during Summerfest, how many people
are watching music? – The biggest crowd in
our history is 135,000. I just think that how
it’s grown musically and how it’s become a venue, an important venue for
bands to play, you know, and it’s not just the
amphitheater, again. It’s a great up-and-coming-thing for bands to play
on the grounds. They come in here, they know
they’re gonna get treated well, they know they’re
gonna get paid, they know that there’s
gonna be a big audience of rabid fans out front because it’s a party.
– Yeah. I was 11 when it staterd and I
remember my first Summerfest. I remember it really well. What happened is that my Dad
took us down to Summerfest to see Dolly Parton. I saw Dolly Parton when
I was 12 years old. I was like, wow,
that’s something. This is a part of the
fabric of our community. It’s part of the
language of our summer. Summerfest 2017, 50
years, we love it. That’s the Denis Sullivan. You know what that is? That is the world’s
only reproduction of a 19th century Great Lakes
three-mast sailing schooner. And I wanted to cover this, why? Because I can see this
from the window of my condo in downtown Milwaukee. Talk about this
ship, specifically. – The Denis Sullivan is
really a community-built boat. It took five years and almost
a million volunteer hours to build this boat. They kind of had
to piecemeal it. As they had money,
they would build more. And then, they would
have to fundraise again and then build more
and more and more, so that’s why it took five years to build her
– Yeah. – but then it also gave
almost 100,000 people an opportunity to
help build this boat. Other way, John. That’s the front of the boat. – Oh, that’s right. So, this is really an
education tool, isn’t it? – [Tiff] Oh, it is. We are mainly docked
here at Discovery World, although we do
travel quite a bit during the sailing season. – [John M.] We came down at
nine o’clock this morning. – I got three! – [John M.] And, you
were just leaving. – Getting underway, yeah.
– with a boatload of kids and they came on for a
two-hour cruise with you guys? – [Tiff] Right, but
it isn’t just sailing when we do our, what’s called
a Lake Watch Expedition. We do of environment
education and public day sails and we actually do
voyages, as well. So, we’ll have people on
board for a week at a time. – This is like a lab? – Exactly a laboratory.
– Right here. – Right over here– – [John M.] Why does
this being you joy? – Well, it’s twofold. My favorite thing is watching
the young people come out for week-long voyage
and seeing the change. There is a tangible change
of watching them come out and being in this
experience for a week, push themselves more than most kids get
to be pushed anymore and then they leave
different people. – And then, getting
– Yeah. – [Tiff] to just sail this boat, I just love sailing this boat. – I know you already
know that I grew up here on the East Side,
but what you don’t know is that my favorite
art form, glass. I love stained glass and here
is an artist and a resource that you need to know
about, Cobalt Glassworks. How did it start for you? How did you think, “Oh, my lord,
this is what I want to do?” – I was just kind
of an artsy kid. I took a class in high
school and I was hooked. That was it. I made a couple little things, sun catchers and ornaments
and things and people said, “Hey, that’s kind of cool. “Can I buy that from you?” And, being 16, 17 years old and having somebody, that
was it and I was hooked. Like, yes, I can make
art, people will pay me? So, yeah, I’ve
put about 20 years into learning this art
form, so far, and I love it. – [John M.] Do people walk
in and say, this is my house, – Yep.
– this is the window, what would you do?
– Exactly, that’s– – [John M.] Isn’t that fun. – [Jon] It’s so much fun. Like I said, you
really never know who’s gonna walk
through the door or what kind of idea
they’re gonna have. It’s true, a lot of
people think of this as super-expensive and out
of people’s price range, but I have things for
$20, $30, $40 in here. – [John M.] And it’ll
last for how long? – Till somebody breaks it. Between the glass and the metal, this piece could be
around in 200 years, hanging in somebody’s house. (upbeat pop music) which–
– That’s a wild thought, isn’t it?
– Right. – Yeah.
– I love that thought. – Yeah, it’s a great thought. – Every time I make something, I’m putting a piece of
artwork into the world that could be around long after I’m gone.
– Right. So, if you were to teach me–
– Yeah. (laughing) That was so nice of you to be like–
– I like challenge. – Yeah (laughs). I’m in Bayview on the
North End of Kinnikinnick and what has popped up
in this neighborhood in the past couple years,
really great restaurants and this is one of my niece’s
favorite restaurants, C-viche. I can’t wait to try it. I don’t really know
what’s ceviche is. – Ceviche is a Latin
American seafood dish. – Okay.
– I’ll show you how to make a ceviche. The version that we do here
is mostly Peruvian version, garlic, salt, lime juice. But then, we do have
Ecuadorian, Mexican, and we also make every week and we make a different
kind of ceviche our chef come up with. Then, you put your fish in. – [John M.] Is it
raw fish that is– – [Karlos] The Peruvian
version is raw fish. You see how the fish
is changing colors? That sears is with
it lime juice. – [John M.] With the lime juice and a certain kind of fish? – [Karlos] You can make
ceviche with any kind of fish. – [John M.] What
do you like using? – [Karlos] It’s one swipe. We use flounder.
– Flouder? – [Karlos] It’s more delicate. It sears really
nice with the lime. It takes like to two minutes. The way you do it,
the way we do it, – Yeah.
– my mom is here, that was my Mom right there, my Mom is here.
– That’s your Mom? – [Karlos] Yep, she makes sure that we follow the
Peruvian standards. Nobody needs to skip
anything and then, and, yeah, it’s been a blast. – [John M.] This is delicious. You did a good job. It’s so good.
– It’s real refreshing. – [John M.] Yeah,
it’s so refreshing. Is it a neighborhood place? Do you get a lot
of Bayview people? – We get a lot of
people from Bayview and people who actually
come from Chicago to try our food because
they hear about us. – And now, you’re
thinking, I had no idea and that’s why we did an
Around Milwaukee episode. We gotta do another
one of these next year. How are you, sir? – It’s great to be with you. I’m excited, you realize that. – I’m excited.
– You’re my mayor. This is the deal,
you have 30 seconds to tell us why
Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the best place in the world
to live, work and play and, Mayor Barrett, you
can start right now. – I’ve waited my whole
life for this moment. – (laughing) Have you? – It starts with this water,
right here, with these rivers, these incredible
rivers, the lake. We’re America’s Fresh Coast. This is where it all started
in terms of having fresh water and fresh water industries. Obviously, brewing
was a big part of it, all those old beers, people
think of Old Milwaukee. Now, we’re celebrating
the new Milwaukee, All this investment
we’re seeing here in the heart of the city and this is a city
of neighborhoods, it’s a city of diversity. If you want to have
an exciting lifestyle, this is the place
that you want to be. So, I know that you left at one point.
– Five, four, three,
– And, you came back, John. Never, ever,
– two, one, – ever leave again.
– we’re done. – [Tom] You always
come back to Milwaukee. – That’s my mayor! Thanks, Mayor Barrett. That is called a
General and, well wait. (Mike and crew laughing) – [Student] And, you’re gonna
actually make the model. – [John M.] That’s a gnarly
mouth we’re looking at. (both laughing) – [Instructor] Most of the
mouths that we see are gnarly. – With this group, smile
takes on a whole new meaning. Hold up your teeth. (all laughing) I would be on it, but I get sick sitting in the back seat
of a car, so I said, no, maybe I’ll just
stand on it later. He looks so happy. (mimicking gunshot) (John and crew laughing) Okay, so I was watching, and
you may, we may not use this, but I was watching Jimmy Kimmel and they were talking
about a Furry convention. – Oh, yeah, we’ve gotten
a few calls about that. – Have you (laughing)?
– Mm-hmm. – It’s not the same, is it? – It’s not the same. – It’s not mascot-driven? – No.
– No? – It’s something else driven.
– Okay. (both laughing) You probably don’t
want to talk about it ’cause that’s not the
kind of business you do. – No (laughs).
– Okay (laugh). You’re red! – What a pleasure it is to
bring Wisconsin communities home to you, our viewers. – And, you know, this
show would not be possible without the generous
financial support of the following underwriters. – [Announcer] The Greater
Milwaukee Foundation’s Ernest C. & Florence
M. Schocke Fund, and by the David A.
& Nancy E. Putz Fund. The Greater
Milwaukee Foundation, inspiring philanthropy,
serving donors and strengthening communities
now and for the future. And by… (upbeat pop music) – [Announcer] What Goodwill
can do with your donations is pretty amazing. – [Announcer] And by– – [Announcer] The We
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6 Replies to “Around the Corner with John McGivern | Program | Around Milwaukee County (#701)

  1. Born in Milwaukee, went to college in Ohkosh, moved to San Francisco, married to Chinese woman, two sons, now retired and we are visiting Milwaukee in May.

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