Make Music Day across Wisconsin, New festival celebrates the typewriter

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Heard On The Morning Show
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We begin our show exploring two different celebrations for Make Music Day throughout Wisconsin. Later, the organizers of a new festival devoted to the typewriter tell us about their goals for their festival ahead of its inaugural launch this weekend.

Featured in this Show

  • Any Wisconsinite can play in this worldwide music festival

    Every year on the summer solstice, musicians across the globe of all skill levels celebrate Make Music Day. There are 21 Make Music events in Wisconsin — more than any other state in the US. We talk to organizers of events in Barron and Madison and hear a sample of music from both communities.

  • Festival celebrates Milwaukee's role in creation of typewriter, QWERTY keyboard

    More than 150 years ago, the first practical typewriter was invented in Milwaukee by Christopher Latham Sholes. The QWERTY keyboard that Sholes invented is still used today on computers and phones. We talk with the founders of QWERTYFEST MKE which aims to celebrate this piece of Wisconsin history.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Molly Snyder Guest
  • Tea Krulos Guest

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