In this episode, Neil and the other hosts highlight some of the amazing people that make Madison tick! @neilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON Click To Tweet
Besides being an amazing place to live, Madison is home to some incredible people. In this episode, Neil and the other hosts highlight some of the amazing people that make Madison tick! If you need more information on the Game of Magnets, listen to this episode for more details. Chris Sorensen performs karaoke for your listening pleasure during the “meetup of the week” segment, Chris Reese connects with a local about what it’s like living in Madison, and Neil Mathweg interviews featured guest Maurice Cheeks, an elected official serving in Madison.
Are you playing the game of magnets? If not, you should be!
In episode one, Neil introduced the game of magnets, an interactive addition to the I love Madison show. Listeners can look for I Love Madison magnets around the city, take a picture of them and post them to social media to register those magnets. Each week during the show, Neil will give out prizes to the owners of randomly selected magnets.
Chris Sorenson hosts the “Meetup of the Week” segment
If you have dreams of being a rock star or are just a huge fan of Karaoke, you have to check out Karaoke Fever. This meetup has over 570 people that are passionate about Karaoke, and on occasion, features a live band, so you can rock out like Bono right here in Madison. This group moves around, so make sure you check out their schedule in the resources section below!If you have dreams of being a rock star or are just a huge fan of #Karaoke, you have to check out #KaraokeFever. #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON #Meetup Click To Tweet
Chris Reese hosts the “My Move” segment with guest Nick Lensendorf
Nick grew up in Wisconsin, then moved to Chicago. He and his family recently moved back to Wisconsin to settle in Madison. Nick said he loves living in a big city that has a small-town feel. His family initially connected to the community through sports like volleyball and basketball. Nick and his family are frequent visitors to the farmers market, as well as badger games and many of the outdoor concerts. His favorite part of living in Madison? The small town feel.
Maurice Cheeks has a vision for the community of Madison
Maurice Cheeks, or Mo, is an elected council member for the 10th District of the Common Council in Madison. He is also listed as one of the top 25 most influential people In Madison. Maurice is spearheading many projects around the city, with the overall goals of eliminating equity and opportunity gaps, Increasing citizen engagement in various ways, and fostering growth and welcoming diversification through strategic city planning. When Neil asked what advice he would give to those looking to make connections around the city, he said: “chase after what is interesting to you and you will meet people who share those interests.” Maurice says Madison is “a community that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work,” and he certainly leads the charge.“Madison is a community that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work” says Maurice Cheeks. Here more from him on this #IloveMadison episode! @neilMathweg #MADISONWI #ILOVEMADISON Click To Tweet
Outline of This Episode
- [2:15] Game of Magnets has launched, go get your magnets today!
- [3:15] Meetup of the week – Karaoke fever meetup
- [5:30] My Move segment
- [14:00] Neil Mathweg Interviews Maurice Cheeks
This episode’s sponsors:
- Chris Reese of American Family Insurance
- Abbey Wentland of Fairway Mortgage Copyright 2017 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. NMLS#2289. 4750 S. Biltmore Lane, Madison, WI 53718, 1-877-699-0353. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. All rights reserved.
- Kelly Roettger of UniKern Studio
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