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Around The Corner with John McGivern

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365071227/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false John McGivern doesn't have much time to catch his breath in this episode, because Cedarburg is a busy place! Could there be any more to eat and drink? Between the restaurants and winery at Cedar Creek Settlement, Amy's Candy Kitchen, The Java House, PJ Pipers Pancake House, Out & Out... /episodes/get/59283 /episode/59283 Cedarburg 104 /episode-player/59283

Does anyone, besides John Gurda and the Klode Kru, know that Whitefish Bay is a geographic area of Lake Michigan? Maybe not, but everyone knows that the village east of I-43 surrounding east Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee County is home to Winkie's, right? And John McGivern knows that this is one of his favorite close-to-home neighborhoods. Will you like Whitefish Bay? Well, if you like a family friendly place where you can shop at local boutiques, go to dinner and a movie, walk along the beach or tree lined streets, then you will like Whitefish Bay for the same reasons John does.

Air date:
Fri, 08/30/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365071212/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false John visits a neighborhood you either know well or not at all--Riverwest. New, hot businesses like Flux Design and Café Corazon, are just down the block from places that have defined the neighborhood for decades like Ma Bensch and Woodland Pattern. Gems like the Polish Falcons and St Casimir's... /episodes/get/59129 /episode/59129 Riverwest Neighborhood 103 /episode-player/59129

Watertown has everything you could ask for in an episode, and John asked for a lot. He asked to go up on the roof of the best octagon house he's ever seen. He asked a member of the oldest Civil War band in the world to polka. He asked the CEO of the largest lawnmower blade manufacturer in the United States for a lunch break. He asked Kenn Fox of Paramount Guitars to let him play a very expensive guitar, and he asked his TV crew not to save his life if he were to fall into the manure pit at Rosy Lane Holsteins. It's as varied as wonderful as it sounds. Enjoy Watertown - John sure did!

Air date:
Fri, 08/30/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365069342/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false John McGivern introduces some of the people and places that make Wauwatosa unique-- and a little cranky! In the village, John chats at LaRev and outside the old fire station; he strolls with Joe Bartolotta; and, he finds John Gurda at the Little Red Store. There's music, flowers, food, treats... /episodes/get/58939 /episode/58939 Wauwatosa 102 /episode-player/58939

The West End is one of the most eclectic areas in Milwaukee, and we think eclectic is great! Miller, Harley-Davidson, renovated mansions, tiny Shriner cars and chickens - all together in about one square mile just west of downtown Milwaukee! The neighborhoods to the north and south of Wisconsin Avenue from 27th Street west to Highway 175 - Concordia, Cold Spring Park, Merrill Park and the Valley-Pigsville neighborhoods - are collectively referred to as the West End.

Air date:
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365064991/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Join Emmy Award--winning actor John McGivern as he explores living, working and playing in SE Wisconsin's unique communities. In the first of this 13-episode weekly series, experience Bay View along with John as he checks out the Lake Express Ferry, goes inside Klement's, and chats with... /episodes/get/58657 /episode/58657 Bay View 101 /episode-player/58657

Eagle River stole our hearts. This is a community that has really figured out how to work, live and play all year long. Claims to fame? Eagle River is home to largest freshwater chain of lakes in the world, is the snowmobile capital of the world and the hockey capital of Wisconsin. Outdoor enthusiasts know all that, but John didn't. Are you surprised? What John did know are friends who come to play here only in the winter and others who come only in the summer, so he decided it would be necessary to experience both seasons. Oh, he experienced two extremely different seasons, all right!

Air date:
Mon, 08/19/2013 - 04:00

As John said, if the Fox Valley were a state, Appleton would be the capital. Not only is it the largest of the cities in the Fox Valley, Appleton's a large city - period! Energetic, busy, vibrant, loaded with friendly, smart people - it's our kind of place. From now on, in the Around the Corner book, A is for Appleton!

As John said, if the Fox Valley were a state, Appleton would be the capital. Not only is it the largest of the cities in the Fox Valley, Appleton's a large city - period! Energetic, busy, vibrant, loaded with friendly, smart people - it's our kind of place. This is the first - and only - time we'll ever say, John got to: Shoot the Bratzooka at a Timber Rattlers baseball game; Fence with a medieval long sword champion; Sit in a 3 million dollar private jet; Turn and open a 100 year Fox Lock by hand, all by himself!

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