Download the App!
show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
This week, meet the woman behind our beloved Milwaukee Public Museum, Dr. Ellen Censky (though as she is quick to point out, it takes an incredible team to run an institution that is home to more than four million objects). Listen as we talk about the trajectory that took the tall ‘tom girl’ from Cedarburg across the US as a museum scientist and di…
  continue reading
 
New this week, a reflection from yours truly on the fears of going solo on this podcast. What gave me pause, what made me nervous, and ultimately, how I decided to go for it anyway. Two big saving graces that got me over the hurdle of feeling like I couldn't do it. They helped me, maybe they can help you too? Show your love for Cream City Dreams If…
  continue reading
 
Season Five begins, but not quite as expected when we left off at the end of Season Four. Why? Shelly’s leaving the podcast! (insert sobs here). But it’s not all doom and gloom, she’s found something incredible and is excited to devote more time to her new Cream City Dream. Listen to find out more! If you haven’t already, be sure to follow Cream Ci…
  continue reading
 
Two years, four seasons, and 53 episodes later, here we are! This is the last episode before we take a (tiny) break and return for Season Five. No guest today, just your inimitable hosts talking about dreams. Listen as we talk about … How we’re feeling about the podcast and where we might go next with it. A recap and mashup of all the INCREDIBLE gu…
  continue reading
 
If you have ever struggled to connect with someone you love, this episode is for you. Sometimes we just need to look at things from a different perspective. This is exactly what this week’s guest - MacArthur Genius, UWM Professor, and founder of the non-profit, Timeslips - Anne Basting discovered when she began working with those living with dement…
  continue reading
 
Look up mover, shaker, connector, change agent in the dictionary and you are SURE to find this week’s guest, Julia Taylor. Past President of both the Greater Milwaukee Committee as well as the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee, Julia is a dream MAKER in the Cream City. She is also a consummate connector of people and builder of relationships across the cit…
  continue reading
 
You’ve probably noticed if you’ve been following us for some time, that we have a slight bias for women who are working hard to make Milwaukee a better place for EVERYONE. We love a good DIY story, and this week’s guest Symphony Swan is literally building her dream from the ground up. Or should we say, giving her dream a makeover. Voted Milwaukeean…
  continue reading
 
In need of a bit of respite and rest to reflect on those resolutions (how's that for alliteration?) You’ll definitely want to tune into today’s episode with Sevan Arabajian-Ries of Mother Lion. Mother Lion is a special place in Bayview open for hosting workshops, retreats, overnights, and other intimate gatherings. It was created with the deep inte…
  continue reading
 
Happy New Year to all the Cream City Dreamers out there! We’re kicking off 2024 with a delicious episode featuring the owner and founder of The Real Good Life, Maggie Joos. What can you take off your plate so that you’ve got time to enjoy the real good life? This episode may just inspire you to dream big this year by prioritizing what (and who) you…
  continue reading
 
Short and sweet this week, we wanted to hop on the airwaves to wish you the happiest of New Years! We hope this year is full of DREAMS of all shapes and sizes for you. And we’d love to hear what you’ve got in store, if there’s a big dream you want to share with us, drop us an email here! Listen as we talk about: What our guests are up to for 2024 -…
  continue reading
 
A lawyer walks into a podcast this week. Listen to this delightful conversation with Makda Fessahaye where we talk about how and when dreams begin … in her case, with an inciting incident across the world. This is yet another conversation where we see how our values determine the way we live and the choices we make. Listen as we talk about … How an…
  continue reading
 
You are going to want to pull up a seat at the table for this conversation with Christie Melby-Gibbons, Founder and Executive Director of Tricklebee Café on North Avenue. This is NOT just your average café, in fact, it’s anything BUT average. A pay-what-you-can model offers patrons the chance to give and receive with a spirit of generosity, dignity…
  continue reading
 
We need more people like Samantha Starr in this city: organizing events that build community with intentionally curated themes that bring people together (often over food!). Samantha is the powerhouse behind Battle of the Chefs and Dining with Friends, as well as local events like MKE Fest. And she's soon to be the host of a new podcast Flavor Fix …
  continue reading
 
Money sense is something many of us take for granted. Not today’s guest, Brenda Campbell, CEO and President of SecureFutures, an organization determined to empower teens with the money management skills needed to make sound financial decisions by providing school programs, coaching, and mentorship. This organization is changing the way teens in Mil…
  continue reading
 
Tables are turned this week and WE are in the hot seat! If you’ve ever wondered how we got our start with the podcast, why we decided to take the plunge and launch Cream City Dreams, and what keeps us going, listen in to this conversation with Stephanie Melnick, of Melnick & Melnick. Listen as we talk about … Who were Shelly and Meagan BEFORE Cream…
  continue reading
 
Another week, another creative and inspiring Milwaukee woman! Listen as we talk to yet another champion of our city, Brit Nicole. Brit is a spoken word artist, healer, performer, author, film maker, musician, and facilitator who uses her voice to lift up our community. But more than that, she’s working to change the narrative around Milwaukee throu…
  continue reading
 
Pull up a chair at the table for this delicious conversation with Lori Fredrich, Senior Writer for Food and Dining at OnMilwaukee.com. You’ll hear all about her new book, and the local farmers and restaurants who were so grateful to have Lori tell their stories. And hear her own stories of life at the table. (Is that a dream job or what??) Listen a…
  continue reading
 
On average, three children a week come into Children’s Wisconsin Hospital with gunshot wounds. THREE CHILDREN A WEEK. If this doesn’t make you angry, we don’t know what will. Listen this week as we talk with Pediatric Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Megan Schultz, about her dreams for our city and our world, and what …
  continue reading
 
How does a stay-at-home mom/trained art teacher with a passion for cloth diapering become the founder and Executive Director of a thriving non-profit that serves over 3000 families (and tiny bottoms) around Milwaukee? Listen as we talk to Meagan Johnson of Milwaukee Diaper Mission about how she found her way through and into non profit leadership. …
  continue reading
 
Welcome back! It took us a little longer, but we're back - and we're ready to hit the ground running this season with some fantastic Milwaukee women who are living their dreams. This week, a short episode with a glimpse into the dreamy things we've been doing ourselves and the incredible guests we've got lined up this fall! 🎶 PLUS 🎶 We're SUPER exc…
  continue reading
 
We're BAAAAAAAACK ... did you miss us? Just a teaser for what to expect in Season 4. We'll be dropping episode one sometime in September when school is back in session. (You'll remember we have seven kids between us - so we took the summer off). Until then, we wanted to let you know we're still here, and more importantly, STILL DREAMING! Can't wait…
  continue reading
 
Whaaaaaaaaaa?!? Season Three is over already!? Yes, it’s true. This is the season finale of our third season of Cream City Dreams. It’s been a year, folks! We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet and interview SO many incredible Milwaukee women who are living their dream. We hope you’ve enjoyed coming along for the ride and we look f…
  continue reading
 
As the name would imply, The Women’s Fund of Greater Milwaukee is determined to raise money in support of girls and women in our community, but they are SO. MUCH. MORE. Listen as Meagan talks with Lisa Attonito, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund and Sandy Cunningham, HER Scholarship Committee Chairwoman about the various programs and initiativ…
  continue reading
 
Women supporting women? We just can’t get enough, and neither can our guest today, Lauren Feaster, CEO of Professional Dimensions. If her name sounds familiar it’s because SO many of our previous guests have said we need to talk to her, so we FINALLY got a spot in her calendar for a chat and here it is. This is one to share. Especially if you know …
  continue reading
 
Stand tall listeners, you are NOT going to want to miss this episode. Join us this week as we talk with Stephanie Melnick of Melnick & Melnick, S.C. about supporting women and small business owners here in Milwaukee. Stephanie and her team are feverishly planning and proudly hosting Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, May 8-12, as well as offering month…
  continue reading
 
If you’ve enjoyed a Funky Fresh Spring Roll at Sherman Phoenix, a scoop of Purple Door Ice Cream in Walker’s Point, or some of Caitlin’s fried chicken at the Tandem before the doors closed, you have Juli Kaufmann to thank. Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer, Activist and Change Agent, Juli Kaufmann’s love of Milwaukee and her community have inspir…
  continue reading
 
GenZ, Millennials, GenXers and oh heck, EVERYBODY … this episode is for YOU. Corry Joe Biddle, VP of Community Affairs at MMAC & Executive Director of FUEL Milwaukee brings her love of our city to the podcast this week. Listen as she talks with Shelly and Meagan about how she got her start in this city, why she decided to stay, and why it’s now her…
  continue reading
 
Batter up! On the cusp of Baseball's Opening Day we bring Cecelia Gore to the plate for this week's episode. Cecelia was nominated for the podcast in Season 2 Episode 19 by Venice Williams - and wow, we can see why! For 14 seasons now she has served as the Executive Director of the Brewers Community Foundation where she supports dreamers throughout…
  continue reading
 
Welcome welcome! Season Three begins with this inspiring episode featuring Wendy Baumann of Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, aka WWBIC. Listen as Shelly and Meagan talk with Wendy about the ways in which WWBIC is leveling the playing field for women (and others for whom the path has not traditionally been easy) by offering trainin…
  continue reading
 
Season Two comes to an end with today’s final reflections from your hosts, Shelly & Meagan. If you’ve loved this season, throw us a cup of coffee, wouldya? Listen as we talk about … What we’ve learned from our Season Two guests and what we continue to be reminded of when it comes to dreaming. Our challenge: what can you not NOT do with your one pre…
  continue reading
 
This week brings something new to the podcast: a cohort, a collection, a collaboration, a CELEBRATION of WOMXN, as Shelly & Meagan talk with four culinary entrepreneurs: Marilupe Moreno of Modern Maki, Amanda Mattefs of Charcuter-me, Hannah Kopplin of Tots on the Street and Rosha Brister of Style Pop Cafe. Listen as they talk about why supporting w…
  continue reading
 
If you’ve been to any craft or makers markets in the last few years, no doubt you’ve run into this week’s guest, Chloe Longmire of Chase My Creations. From her signature “BLK WMN ROC” to her “Take a Hike Racists,” her designs have been sparking conversation since they hit the scene. And that’s exactly what she wants! Listen as Shelly & Meagan talk …
  continue reading
 
We’re over half way through Season TWO so a quick (very quick!) check in with Meagan & Shelly this week. Listen as we talk about … How you can help us get more listeners to these incredible stories What we’re loving about the podcast so far What we have in store for season three (and beyond) A hint at a giveaway How you can help us this week! Leave…
  continue reading
 
Listen as Shelly and Meagan talk with Marissa Jablonski, Executive Director of the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin. If Marissa’s enthusiasm doesn’t inspire you to change ONE small habit around your consumption of single-use plastics, we don’t know what will! In this episode we talk about what inspired Marissa to become an eco-warrior and what…
  continue reading
 
We are brewing up a special episode with this week’s guest! Alesia Miller of Soul Brew Kombucha takes center stage today. Listen as we talk to Milwaukee’s ONLY Black, woman brewer (of anything!) about her path into this often male dominated space and how she’s taking care of our community by taking care of business in a very gutsy way! (pun intende…
  continue reading
 
This week, we talk to Nicole Acosta, artist, photographer, writer, marketing maven, mother, DJ and creator of The Hoops Project, coming soon to The Milwaukee Chamber Theater and the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network. Listen as we talk full circle about Nicole’s life and how she was able to turn some harrowing experiences into a fierce and fearless …
  continue reading
 
Listen this week as we talk to Jessie Cannizzaro, owner and founder of Milestone Plumbing, Inc. We’re excited to welcome our first guest in the trades and our first listener-requested guest! Listen as we talk about … The best way to tackle and take apart a faucet (but hint: it’s a great metaphor for life!) How her experience of being a woman in the…
  continue reading
 
If you’ve lived in Milwaukee for any length of time, no doubt you’ve heard of our guest this week, Venice Williams. Pastor, writer, connector, gatherer of people at The Table, and Alice’s Garden, and Kujichagulia Producers Cooperative at The Sherman Phoenix. We hear all about her dreams and the dreams she’s holding space for in 2023. Listen as we t…
  continue reading
 
No guests today friends, just your inimitable hosts, Shelly & Meagan talking about lessons learned from our pod this year! We're keeping it short and sweet with some takeaways and hope that you'll share your takeaways with us too! We LOVE hearing from our listeners. Good things to come in 2023, we hope you'll stick with us! Want to know more ways y…
  continue reading
 
Join Shelly & Meagan as they chat with Giannis’s favorite DJ, Shawna Nicols about her experience behind the mixing decks. But Shawna is SO much more than just the DJ for the Milwaukee Bucks. Podcaster, author, songwriter and producer, ambassador for Milwaukee, and all around STELLAR human being. Listen as we talk about … Shawna’s best friend and ro…
  continue reading
 
Graphic Recorder, Sketch Note Artist, Professional Listener, Author and Art Teacher Sherrill Knezel talks with Shelly and Meagan about her dreamy new book with Parker Palmer and how dreaming helped take her from the front of the classroom to the front of the board room. Listen as we talk about … The art of listening and how adding graphics to a con…
  continue reading
 
You’re in for a lyrical treat with this episode. Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate (and SO many more things) gives a veritable masterclass in dreaming in this conversation with Shelly & Meagan. Listen as we talk about … Writer’s block - is it really a thing? And how to beat it! What do we do with good ideas? Fizzled ideas? Great ideas…
  continue reading
 
Listen as Shelly & Meagan talk with Caitlin Cullen, chef and restaurateur, social entrepreneur, community builder, and now the Food Center Director at Kinship Community Food Center (formerly Riverwest Food Pantry). Listen as we talk about … How dreams evolve and change, and what that looks like now for Caitlin (outside the restaurant) How failure i…
  continue reading
 
Shelly & Meagan are BACK! Season Two is in production, underway, ON the way. Stay tuned for more incredible Milwaukee women, living their dreams. Listen as we talk about … What might be a little different this season on Cream City Dreams What might be the same (HINT: Incredible Milwaukee Women) WHO we’ve got so far for season 2, and who we hope to …
  continue reading
 
Here we are, the final episode of Season ONE! If you made it this far, thank you! We've so enjoyed lifting these voices in our community and hope you've enjoyed hearing about these incredible women. In this final episode, listen as we debrief the season and share our reflections on our guests and our takeaways for YOU, dear listeners. We hope this …
  continue reading
 
They say good things come to those who wait … for the LAST guest of the season! You’re in for a treat with this episode. Listen as Shelly and Meagan talk to Emerald Mills, founder and visionary of Diverse Dining and now Turning Tables Tavern & Eatery - located in the Turner Hall building. Supporting chefs and entrepreneurs, Emerald is creating spac…
  continue reading
 
Why muddle through the middle (of life) if you don’t have to? This week, we dive deep into the years between pregnancy and menopause with our guests Theresa Kopac and Rebecca Jankowski of Interwovxn. A new multimedia project that includes a podcast, a monthly newsletter and a weekly feast for the senses, Interwovxn invites women into conversation a…
  continue reading
 
What do you get when you pair two friends with immense talent, a video camera, the “IT” factor, a bottle of wine and a roofdeck? Why … the two leading ladies at Lionart Media, of course! Listen as Shelly and Meagan explore the beginnings of a local media production company with award winning directors Vianca Fuster and Laura Dyan Kezman. You’ll hea…
  continue reading
 
There is nothing small about today’s guest on Cream City Dreams. Meet Tia Richardson, community artist, muralist, children’s book author and documentary producer. Listen as she talks about her process from conception of an idea to a finished mural. Get inspired by this important conversation about the place of art in creating the kind of city and w…
  continue reading
 
Julie Rowley and Angie McManaman are two friends who have nudged each other along on their dreams by showing up to stand up together. In the process, they’ve created some hilarious and interesting events for the community (and especially for middle-aged, menopausal, midwestern Milwaukee women). But don't let those M words scare you, this episode is…
  continue reading
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide