On Saturday, May 19, representatives from the Paris version of "60 Minutes" will come to Milwaukee to report on the Jeffrey Dahmer walking tours in the Walker's Point neighborhood.
The controversial, hour-long tours began in March and take place mostly on 2nd Street. The tour highlights buildings which once housed gay bars where Dahmer met seven of the 17 men he brutally murdered. The tour includes the victims' names, details of the sexual activity they had with Dahmer, how they were killed and what Dahmer did with their bodies post-mortem.
"It's wonderful when Milwaukee gains international media attention," says Amanda Morden, tour organizer.
Personally, I am still not sure what to think about these tours. The Dahmer murders are a part of Milwaukee's history, as much as I wish they weren't, but they are appalling to some of the victims' family members who are still grieving.
I just know I don't need to go on one.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.