Nobody knows Milwaukee quite like Adam Carr. Born and raised in the city, he’s taken his love of his hometown and made it into his livelihood. The Milwaukier Than Thou founder/photographer, civic activist, tour guide, storyteller, former radio personality, and all-around local champion recently added author to his résumé. Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City invites readers—children and adults alike—to look into the endless things that make Milwaukee and special place.

Of course, Carr also acknowledges Milwaukee’s imperfections and ways it needs to improve as the city’s story continues. He joined host Tyler Maas to discuss his immense love for Milwaukee, how his book came to be, the city’s deep-seeded segregation, and more.

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