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Breakfast Lectures Offer A New Outlet for Milwaukee's Creative Class

Chris Vanderlinden

While Milwaukee has a well-deserved blue collar reputation, its creative class has been growing in more recent years. But the creative economy isn't always visible - and might not be as entrenched yet as the manufacturing, tech and health care sectors.

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Reginald Baylor's CreativeMornings talk for September’s theme of “Color."

An offshoot of an international organization is working to change that. CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series featuring a monthly theme. It now exists in 115 cities around the world, from Auckland to Dubai, and has been in Milwaukee since last fall.

So far, the Milwaukee chapter has featured talks with Anja Sieger, Tarik MoodyReginald Baylor and others. Friday's talk is with Frankie Flood of the UW-Milwaukee Digital Craft Research Lab. 

CreativeMorning's Milwaukee host Paul Oemig explains more about the phenomenon and its growth:

Dan Harmon was one of the original members of Lake Effect (formerly At Ten). He started at WUWM in November of 1998 and left December of 2015 after 17 years of production.