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For this one episode, we let our "talent" choose content. Historian John Gurda wanted to tell you about one of his favorite places on earth, Seminary Woods. Sports guy Mike McGiven couldn't choose between Milwaukee King High School baseball and the Running Rebels, so we did both. And John McGivern is FULL of ideas, so we had to narrow his list to food, classics and "who knew?" segments. We only allowed two food choices (not the 10 he originally suggested!): Mr. Dye's Pies and C-viche. This episode's Milwaukee classics are Summerfest, the SV Denis Sullivan, Foamation, Inc.

For this one episode, we let our "talent" choose content. Historian John Gurda wanted to tell you about one of his favorite places on earth, Seminary Woods. Sports guy Mike McGiven couldn't choose between Milwaukee King High School baseball and the Running Rebels, so we did both. And John McGivern is FULL of ideas!

This episode is not community specific. What we chose were 12 organizations/places/people we wanted to cover in southeastern Wisconsin because... well, because we wanted to. The producers all got to pick based on their own curiosities. The only rule was that we had to be able to shoot at least three segments in one day and be back to the station in time for dinner every night. What does it say about a group who chooses Jones Island, a bell museum, Frank Lloyd Wright, pizza, ice cream and the Zoo?

Beloit really surprised us - and we're not easily surprised. This is a city with a great, paradoxical spirit. Polished and rustic, sophisticated and folksy, old and new, serious and whimsical. Highlights? Forward thinking companies like Universal AET and Acculynx housed in renovated spaces. The old Beckman Mill made to work like new again. Thousands of angels under the roof of an old church. And no kidding, some of the best food of the season! John literally ate his way through Beloit - and enjoyed every bite at Bushel & Peck's, Merrill and Houston's and the 615 Club.

The idyllic, small village of Elm Grove is has a "downtown" that is charm itself. Brookfield is large, has a lot of subdivisions, tons of shopping and good food. Here's the truth: it was easier to include both Brookfield and Elm Grove than to drive through or around one or the other. We love you all, and we love you equally! (Seriously? You thought we'd chose one and not the other? Please!)

So Caledonia and Wind Point cover a lot of ground in southeast Wisconsin. This big area is home to big animals, and big companies, big bugs and one big Wurlitzer organ. It's also home to people with big talent and places of big beauty. There's big fun to be had, and you can satisfy your big taste buds. Yep. Caledonia and Wind Point are a big deal!

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