10-17-20 - Michael Hostad & Greg Marshall - Light the Hoan
Karen Ellenbecker, EIG Founder & Senior Wealth Advisor, talks with Light the Hoan team members, Michael Hostad and Greg Marshall, about the exciting announcement of the first bridge lighting on October 22, 2020 and the journey of hope for Milwaukee.
This week, the gang welcomes Ian Abston and Michael Hostad, co-founders of Light the Hoan to chat about the history of the efforts to light the Hoan Bridge, their work and recent success to start work on lighting the bridge, and the challenges and opportunities that our city faces in getting big, new, innovative projects off the ground.Listener mail bag (1:00), Summer of the comeback (2:40), Host story time: Experiences with Public Art (6:42), Audio transition: "Green Eggs and Ham" by Wes Tank (13:58), Guest intros and Ian dares David to "do good banter" (14:10), The origins of the Light the Hoan project (15:59), @ESPN showed an old skyline of Milwaukee last weekend on a nationally televised Bucks game and Milwaukee's underdog mentality (19:58), Over modesty and barriers in Milwaukee; Ian misquotes Roosevelt; David corrects Ian but misattributes the quote to Churchill because apparently, like all good art, the quote is made up, but the sentiment stands and we support the point of #ImaginaryChurchill (26:30), The economic impact of lighting the Hoan bridge (29:17), When will we begin seeing lights? (31:44), How this project connects to Milwaukee and the community at-large (32:28), How people can buy a bulb (37:42), Michael and Ian's reigns as Arts and Culture Czar (40:25), Michael and Ian's reigns as Arts and Culture Czar cause technical difficulties on Mac's mic making him sound like a drunk frat bro (44:17) Plugs (50:01), Following up with Wes Tank (53:42), Post Outro Easter Egg (56:28).Learn more and buy a bulb: Light the HoanIan Abston: Facebook and LinkedInMichael Hostad: LinkedIn and TwitterAudio Transitions: "Green Eggs and Ham" Wes Tank / Wes Tank Story Raps on Kidoodle.TVSubscribe: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google / Stitcher
Wisconsin Leads - Ian Abston & Michael Hostad, Light the Hoan Project
Ian Abston and Michael Hostad talk with Dale about their work to light up Milwaukee’s Hoan Bridge entirely through crowdfunding efforts. The two believe illuminating the bridge will create a celebratory Milwaukee landmark that will attract talented newcomers to the city.
Interview with Light the Hoan Leaders Ian Abston and Michael Hostad
Had to slap the "explicit" tag on this episode due to a few drops of the word sh*t on what is probably one of the funnier shows. Plenty of insight as well on what Milwaukee has to offer visitors and residents (sports, arts, food, etc.) from two well-known community leaders. For more on their project, go to https://lightthehoan.com.