The financing for a new Downtown arena for the Milwaukee Bucks cleared its final legislative hurdle last week when the Common Council approved the city’s portion of the deal, marking the end of a multi-year process. But before shovels hit the dirt, we’re going to take a look back at that process with some people who have been very close to it since the beginning.
First, I talked with Paul Henning, the spokesman for Save Our Bucks, who went from getting kicked out of a Bucks game to standing alongside Bucks officials at Mayor Barrett’s signing ceremony for the arena plan. We discussed the Save Our Bucks journey, the road to the arena, hopes for the future, and much more.
This podcast was recorded on Wednesday, Sept. 23, one day after the Common Council’s vote on the plan.
Also: We’re featuring local music on the podcast, so if you’re interested in having a song played, get in touch with me on Twitter or via email (see below). This week’s episode features Reggie Bonds’ “Ugly Truth,” and you’ll here some of it at the beginning of the podcast and the rest of it at the very end.
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