Category Archives: Green Bay – DePere

The 2015 TONY Awards


BY Tony Palmeri Every year the Media Rants column awards a “Tony” to media acts worthy of merit. Award criteria are simple: whatever I personally found to be provocative during the year. Don’t like my choices? Write up your own “Best of 2015,” and post them on a blog or on social media. You can even submit an old fashioned ... Read More »



BY Dobie Maxwell If I had to sum up the entirety of my life’s bombastic journey in a single word, that word would be disappointment. If I had to do it in two words, they would be major disappointment. If it were three, there’d be a swear word in the middle so we don’t need to go there. But you ... Read More »

January Rocks, Swings, Begins Anew


BY George Halas While The Inquisition is known for hard-hitting, objective, fact-based – not to mention fair and balanced – news analysis, there have been one or two occasions where unabashed enthusiasm has somehow found its way into the mix. This is potentially one of those times…. One of the best things about January is the annual appearance at Waverly ... Read More »

Jeff Hamilton Talks about the New Violent Femmes Album

Jeff Hamilton at Village Recorders tracking session with Violent Femmes

BY Blaine Schultz This March Milwaukee multi-instrumentalist Jeff Hamilton marks 11 years playing with the Violent Femmes in venues all over the world.  His resume also includes playing with Beatallica, the Probers, True Heart Susie, and the US Band.  At his Hamtone Audio studio he has produced and engineered countless sessions in his 25 years of operation. In March, the ... Read More »

Bushwhacked by Humility


It’s the little things that make life such a big deal. -Pat MacDonald BY John Price-Kabhir, The Buddhist Advisor Something highly unexpected happened to me recently: In the midst of trying to “assert myself,” I found my attitude in a shambles, my peace of mind smoldering, and my sense of purpose floating away with the ashes in the wind. While ... Read More »

A Television Debate in 1860


BY Tony Palmeri So far the Republicans have had four nationally televised presidential primary debates, and the Democrats two. Republican debates become competitions to see who can make the wackiest comment of the evening, while Democrats recite a litany of progressive ideas everyone knows they will never really fight for. Moderators play a prominent role; CNBC’s probing questions at GOP ... Read More »

See Science, Do Science at Shopko Hall


Main Stage Schedule: 2016 OMNOVA Main Stage Ready to see some great science? OMNOVA Solutions Main Stage Line Up 2016: 9:45 am Professor Gizmo 10:30 am Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary 11:15 am Mr. Billy Science Music 12:45 pm Professor Gizmo 1:45 pm Wisconsin Public Service: Natural Gas Safety & You 2:30 pm Ameriprise Science Fair Awards 2:45 pm Fox Valley ... Read More »

Hmong New Year in America


The annual Hmong New Year celebration put on by Green Bay’s Hmong community center might be worth your time December 26 and 27. It’s a fusion of old world tradition and American adaptation by a people who, not that long ago, were half a world away. Mary Yang, President of the Green Bay center told us that it is just ... Read More »

Double Bubble


By George Halas There are scientific studies that indicate that those two words generate Pavlovian smiles on the faces of many in Wisco. Loyal Inquisitors may recall that we have added a new dimension to that term, building on the notion that buying local in terms of holiday shopping is a very good thing for all concerned. How it works: ... Read More »

Merry Christmas


BY ROHN W. BISHOP This December’s column represents my second anniversary writing for the Scene, and what started as a local column in the Fond du Lac edition has grown to become a regularly published column in all five editions and is posted online monthly. To all of you who read “Rohn’s Rants” every month I sincerely thank you! And ... Read More »

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