Common Council president Willie Hines will join State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Evers in a "4th Street Forum" Thursday at Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St.
The discussion, titled "Political Dynamite: Paying for Wisconsin's Schools," takes place at noon and is moderated by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Denise Callaway.
The panel also includes Public Policy Forum research director Anneliese Dickman and Greenfield School District superintendent William Hughes.
The forum will be taped and will air Oct. 1 and 3 on Milwaukee Public Television.
Two other recently televised forums in September also focused on education and included, among others, new MPS superintendent Gregory Thornton, school board member Terrence Falk and Stephanie Walters of the Milwaukee Teachers' Association.
The public is welcome to attend the forums.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.