Riverwest Radio, WXRW-LP to Host First Milwaukee LPFM Conference 
Our heartfelt thanks to the community for everyones’ support of Riverwest Radio’s Art Auction. A special shout out to Lynn and Falcon Bowl for housing the event. We raised 20% of our projected capital expenses budget to build the station;approximately $10,000. More thank yous and detailed information will appear in the June 2015 edition of the Raft. Riverwest Radio’s quarterly newsletter is available at the station and all our events.

rw radio adWith May flowers come 2 major events to 824 E. Center Street. The return of the Music Marathon on Saturday May 09th on site at the station. The proceeds from which are dedicated to building the FM tower. This is a live broadcast so plan to come participate as part of the live audience. Sign up information for performers is online please visit our website; riverwestradio.com. There will be some merchandise, NEW RwR t-shirts and snacks available too.

An exciting opportunity for WXRW-LP brings up to the second event on May 21st 2015. Riverwest Radio is hosting the first ever LPFM conference in Milwaukee: a one-day mini workshop for other start up LPFMs. The Riverwest Artist Association in conjunction with Riverwest Radio is hosting this one-day hands on event for area LPFMs also in similar stages of evolution. Seminars throughout the day will cover issues surrounding building and organizing stations to help get them operational and on- air within the deadlines given by the FCC. We are ecstatic to announce community radio activists including Ursula Ruedenberg from pacifica.org and Donna DiBianco, will be presenters.

May 21st
Please join us for a reception
Open to the public at 5:30pm
The Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts 920 East Center

March Against Monsanto, Food & Heritage Festival, Set For May 23rd

The March Against Monsanto in Milwaukee, a part of an international action protesting the abuses of the biotech and chemical industries and their corporate takeover of the global food supply, is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, starting at noon at Red Arrow Park, 920 North Water St.
The march will culminate at the Food and Heritage Festival, a celebration of food-freedom, life and sustainability, at Cathedral Square Park, 520 East Wells St., from noon until 4PM. The Festival will focus on “reviving and celebrating practices that promote Health, Natural
Wellness, Sustainability and Organic Seed Integrity in a way that preserves our eco-system and develops a healthy mind, body and spirit for today and future generations.” It promises an afternoon of speakers, music and vendors to promote and educate about alternatives to industrialized agriculture and food production. Check the website for updates. Learn More: Alex Wilson

Giraffe on Fire — A dance rhapsody in the key of Dalí  Dali
Directed by Brian Rott & Jenni Reinke
Reality is crumbling, burning, melting… Rocks erode revealing fragments of face. Seas dry to string accompaniment as a naked man languishes in a rubber egg. Visionless missionaries saunter down streets with unfamiliar feet. Clocks drip…This is the world of Salvador Dalí, a stone’s throw from the reality we know, the surface beneath the scratch, and Quasimondo’s latest itch.
“The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.” – Dalí
The subconscious mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Warning: Mature Content


MONDAY, May 25th 8PM
FRIDAY, May 29th 8PM
SATURDAY, May 30th 8PM
LOCATION :Studio G (in the Grand Ave. Mall across from TJ MAXX) 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue
(Free street parking available, or use the adjacent parking structure) TICKETS
All seats are Pay-What-You-Can!
You heard us right. To celebrate the close of our third season in Milwaukee, every
performance, every ticket, fits your pocketbook. Seating is limited so reserve online today.

Deneine Christa Powell New Director of Groundwork Milwaukee
Groundwork Milwaukee has a new Executive Director, Deneine Christa Powell.
“I’m really looking forward to getting the word out about Groundwork’s programs,” Deneine said, “especially our gardens.” Through its major program, Milwaukee Urban Gardens, Groundwork Milwaukee holds the leases from the City of Milwaukee on more than 70 community gardens, and holds several gardens in a land trust.
Deneine’s background is in operations and project management. “Marketing and communications are going to be major concentrations in the coming months. Our main thrust is going to be in creating green infrastructure jobs.
Groundwork Milwaukee is part of the Groundwork USA network of independent, not-for-profit, environmental businesses called Groundwork Trusts. Locally organized and controlled, Groundwork Trusts provide cost effective project development services focused on improving their communities’ environment, economy and quality of life.
Each Trust represents a strong partnership between government, business, foundations, community groups and residents. Projects serve a common agenda and are designed to accomplish other goals such as job training and environmental education. All projects and activities of Groundwork are carried out through a creative mix of staff and volunteers to leverage resources and engage businesses and residents in the transformation of their own communities.
To learn more about Milwaukee Urban Gardens and Groundwork Milwaukee, check out their website at groundworkmke.org, and watch for news and announcements in the coming months.