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What should be done with 794?
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The Recombobulation Area is a ten-time Milwaukee Press Club award-winning weekly opinion column and online publication written, edited and published by veteran Milwaukee journalist Dan Shafer. Learn more about it here.
The debate over what should be done with the lake spur of 794 in downtown Milwaukee has reached a critical point. Tomorrow is LAST CALL for public comments on the suite of options presented as part of the “Lakefront Interchange Study,” so if you haven’t shared your thoughts with WisDOT, go here.
Multiple sources have told us that these comments are being taken seriously, perhaps moreso than they had been previously, so it’s really important to make your voice heard.
As for our story, published in partnership with Milwaukee Record, we take a closer look at the debate at hand, why it’s happening now, where city leaders stand, and the symbolic importance of this inflection point moment for the city.
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ICYMI: The Recombobulation Area on the airwaves
Here are all of our radio appearances from the past week!
Tuesday on “WTMJ N.O.W.” with Steve Scaffidi and Sandy Maxx (every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.!) on 620 WTMJ
Tuesday on “As Goes Wisconsin” with Kristin Brey (every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.!) on Civic Media
Wednesday on “Town Call” with Luke Mathers and William Walter (every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.!) on Civic Media
Thursday on “Driving it Home” with Patti Vasquez on WCPT 820 / Heartland Signal
Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Heartland Signal, Belt Magazine, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s won 17 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.
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