Milwaukee, WI: City of Vision

Once the toolbox to the world, Milwaukee has suffered the fate of many American rust belt cities. But despite shuttered businesses, and high unemployment rates, Milwaukee and its resilient people are poised for a rebirth. State of the Re:Union visits Milwaukee to explore it’s industrial past and to learn of its post-industrial future.

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  • Viva La Polka!

    State of the Re:Union visits Milwaukee’s last polka bar, Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall. The owner believes that keeping the live polka tradition at the venue is important but has also branched out to host surf, rockabilly and country bands as well.
  • The Bravest Thing

    Will Allen started a food revolution in creating new urban farmers across the country. State of the Re:Union explores one of those farms in Milwaukee called Sweet Water Organics. Check out their incredible process that utilizes aquaponics and hydroponics, as well as their philosophy on taking another step to fighting the phenomena known as food deserts.

Episode Music

Artist Track
David Bazan Hard to Be
The Subcontinentals The Continental Drift
Clint Eastwood Frankie’s Office
Clint Eastwood Blue Morgan (Opening Titles)
Manishevitz Oh Lilly
Angela Duncan Loops
Alex Meixner Donuts Polka
Brian and the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen Laughing Concertina
Crazy Rocket Fuel Taycheedah Bound (Mastered)
Gary Kent & His Band Old Milwaukee Polka
This Will Destroy You Villa Del Refugio
The Six Parts Seven Changing The Name Of October
The Six Parts Seven Silence Magnifies Sound
Kings Go Forth Don’t Take My Shadow
This Will Destroy You They Move On Tracks Of Never-Ending Light
Imogen Heap First Train Home (Instrumental)