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From Harvard radio station to millions of readers and a global iconic brand Founder of The Source Magazine, Dave Mays gives us the inside story.

The Source Magazine is known by many as “The Hip Hop Bible”, but not many know how this iconic magazine actually started and the man behind it. 
Dave Mays started out by DJing hip hop music on a Harvard radio station that mainly played classical music. He developed a following of listeners and started The Source as a single page newsletter to his mailing list of 1,000. 
How did he end up turning this into a global publication that had a readership of 9 million and overtook Rolling Stone as the #1 music genre magazine in the world? On this episode we dive in. 

A Candid Conversation about Race in Milwaukee

With the backdrop of George Floyd’s murder, the subsequent protests, and push for social change, Richie talks with DJ Hines, Khalif El-Amin, and Greg Marshall about race in America and the need for change.

On this episode, we’ll cover a lot of ground, talking about a wide range of important issues involving race in our city and beyond. Our guests touch on what needs to change in the Milwaukee business community (and the community at large), the moment they realized what race really is, speaking with their kids about race, and much more.

Joe Rogan and Call Her Daddy rock the podcast world. The state of podcasting June 2020.

What a crazy week in the podcasting world. Between Joe Rogan signing an exclusive nine-figure deal with Spotify and all of the Call Her Daddy drama going on, it’s certainly been eventful. On this episode, we talk about the growth of the podcasting platform and break down what these new developments mean for the industry. 

COVID19 Survivor Judge Derek Mosley Spent 8 Days in the ICU and shares his unbelievable story

In the most personal pandemic-related episode to date, Milwaukee Judge Derek Mosley talks about what it was really like to have COVID-19. From spending over a week in the ICU to experiencing complications associated with his kidney transplant a few years earlier, Judge Mosley gives a rare firsthand account of what it was like to be a Milwaukeean with the virus.

Was Wisconsin right to reopen? Political leaders and business owners react to the WI Supreme Court decision

Just two days after the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the safer-at-home order, we talked to five Wisconsin political and business leaders about the decision and the path forward for Wisconsin.

This episode’s featured guests are: 

  • Ryan Murray, Partner at The Firm Consulting and former Chief of Staff for Governor Scott Walker
  • Waukesha Alderman Aaron Perry
  • Creator of “As Goes Wisconsin” Kristin Brey
  • Army Veteran and Founder of Green Up Solutions Andy Weins
  • Emily Siegrist, US National Guard Veteran, former nurse, candidate for WI State Assembly

Co-owner of Sendiks, CEO of Wisconsin Vision, and CEO of Chiropractic Company Respond to COVID19 News

Just a day after the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state’s safer-at-home order, we talked to Darren Horndasch, CEO of Wisconsin Vision, Bryan Gerondale, CEO of Chiropractic Company and Ted Balistreri, co-owner of Sendik’s, about the ruling and how their companies have adapted to COVID-19.

From hiring 200 new grocery store employees to figuring out how to safely conduct eye exams, we discuss the tough decisions these employers have made over the last several weeks.

Adapting in global manufacturing with Austin Ramirez, CEO of Husco International

As a global company, Husco had to adapt and move quickly since COVID-19 hit. In this episode, we’ll go over their initial reaction to the pandemic, switching to mask production, the government’s response, adjustments in the global supply chain, and how they’re rethinking business moving forward. 

In addition to his CEO duties, Austin Ramirez is significantly involved in the Milwaukee community. He and his family spearheaded the development of Saint Augustine Preparatory Academy, and now serve as the school’s main supporters. Austin is also on a number of other boards throughout the city, so we touch on the state of business and how the city of Milwaukee can continue adapting to COVID and rebuild from here on out.

Hemp boom in Wisconsin? The past, present, and future of Hemp in our state with First Federal Bank and two local hemp business owners

Wisconsin’s hemp industry is booming, and for good reason. We’ve got great farming roots, so it’s only natural that our economy’s structure should follow, right? Well, not always. 

Recently, we teamed up with our friends at First Federal Bank to launch the Keeping It Local Podcast. It’s a show that connects listeners with local businesses, nonprofits, and community members who have unique and inspirational stories tied in with First Federal Bank’s community bank difference.

In this episode, we go over the difference between help and marijuana, highlight two hemp business owners and the uphill battles they’ve pushed through, how others are making businesses from hemp, the benefits of CBD, and more.

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