Beloit 609

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 who are new life to the renovated buildings that were Beloit Corporation. The old Beckman Mill made to work like new again.

Air Date 6/23/17

 
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Emmy-winning actor John McGivern leads a unique field trip through 13 diverse towns and neighborhoods from Sheboygan to Racine, and Burlington to Brady Street. McGivern discovers the secrets to living well, working hard, and playing merrily in all of these hometowns. Along the way, he bumps into local historian John Gurda who shares fascinating historical gems about town settlers, buildings, parks, and neighborhoods.
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  • #301 — Hartford
    Not every community actually has planes, trains and automobiles, but Hartford has all that and more one-of-a-kinds than we could even count. In addition to the Schauer Center and the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, you can grab a treat at Scoop deVille, a bite at the Mineshaft or a nap at one of the most comfortable B&B's we've ever seen. And there's big stuff in Hartford, too. Ever heard of Sno-Way? The people in China have. How about Broan-NuTone? Just look around your kitchen.
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  • #302 — Westown
    Since MPTV is based in Westown, we thought this would be an easy episode to produce. We were wrong -- too many choices! We began with places that start with "Milwaukee Public" - like the Library, the Museum, and Television (OK, that one was easy!). Some of our other selections are frequent stops, like the BMO Harris Bradley Center and Major Goolsby's. But how long has it been since you've walked into Mader's or Usingers, or since you've explored the Spice House, the Wisconsin Club or the Milwaukee River on a boat? John couldn't resist his chance to play the bagpipes (although perhaps he should have resisted that!) or to nose around a few new places, like the Moderne, and the BrewHouse. We learned so much, but even John Gurda didn't know why "East Town" is two words and "Westown" is one. Seems a bit unfair. Oh, well. Westown may be lacking another "T" and a space, but it's not lacking anything else!
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  • #303 — Geneva Lake
    John could have just stayed on the lake for the whole episode, gawking at the homes, cheering for the mail boat jumpers, trying to figure out how that guy shoots up in the air on those columns of water, and hoping that the people paddleboarding stay balanced. But then he'd have missed Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay (which you can NOT miss!), wouldn't have met Buddy Melges in Zenda (completely charmed!), couldn't have spent time with the most lovely Fontana residents (best ever lemonade!), nor would John have been served tea with his choice of hats at the Baker House in Lake Geneva (you just have to see it!).
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  • #304 — Sheboygan Falls and Kohler Wisconsin
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  • #606 — Around The Corner with John McGivern
    Tuesday, Sep 26 at 1:30am TPT MN
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  • #608 — Around The Corner with John McGivern
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  • #609 — Around The Corner with John McGivern
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  • #610 — Around The Corner with John McGivern
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  • #611 — Around The Corner with John McGivern
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  • #612 — Around The Corner with John McGivern
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  • #613 — Around The Corner with John McGivern
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