This summer, 88nine is teaming up with a great local organization to bring you stories of creative Milwaukeeans and the work they're doing to make Milwaukee a better place.
Formed last month, the Work2Do online community aims to connect and inspire collaboration among creative professionals in the city, find common ground, and help them to get to know and support each other.
Work2Do was formed by Ben Koller, born out of his work to restore and display the historic MECCA Floor.
For the next few weeks, 88nine will broadcast portions of our interviews with these professionals, answering the question "who are you, and what are you excited to be working on?"
Click the players below to hear those interviews, and keep checking back for more content. We will continue to update this page throughout the summer!
Listen: Milwaukee rapper Jamahl Turner shares his plan to use music to positively impact local youth. Check out the video he did for the Work2Do project at the bottom of this page.
Listen: Founder of Sweet Water Milwaukee James Godsil explains his work to transform a foreclosed house into a community resource. Read more about his project here.
Listen: Work2Do Founder Ben Koller shares the inspiration for his project to connect creative Milwaukeeans.
Listen: Drive MKE, a non-profit working with at-risk youth in Milwaukee, uses basketball to build confidence and character.
Listen: Milwaukee Bucks TV voice Jim Paschke on new team ownership and future of the Bucks in Milwaukee.
Listen: Milwaukee Historian John Gurda talks about his new book, Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods.
Below is the music video for the project, inspired by the story of the Mecca floor and it's revival. Our Mecca group released the track by Milwaukee's Pharoah MAC and DMT called "Work 2 Do." The song features a sample of the 1972 funk classic "Work To Do" by the Isley Brothers.