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Racine

Episode 109: Shot in Summer 2011, first aired in March 2012

This week, Around the Corner with John McGivern goes to a community with big appeal: Racine. As a matter of fact, this city is full of big things. John finds that the tractors at CNH and the choices at Milaegers are big, the lure of North Beach is even bigger, and the calories are the biggest! John Gurda explains that contrary to popular belief, the word Racine does not mean kringle. But it should, because every bakery makes it, and John McGivern samples the kringle at both O+H and Bendtsen’s. There are a lot of big entertainment choices, too. The Racine Zoo, the Racine Art Museum, the Racine Symphony Orchestra and the Racine Theatre Guild are all where? Oh, right. Racine. And this episode is a big deal in our season because it’s the only show that has soup, atomic fireballs, glass blowers, kewpee dolls and a ghost! We struggled to come up with one adjective because “it’s all here!”