The 28th Assembly District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side September 22

September 16, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

The 28th Assembly District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side September 22

Candidates vying for the 28th Assembly District seat will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, September 22 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Adam Jarchow, Republican of Balsam Lake, and Travis Schachtner, Democrat of Somerset.

Candidates from the 28th Assembly District will join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. Assembly District 28 includes most of Polk and Burnett Counties, and part of St. Croix County.

The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin.  The show airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.

Wisconsin Vote is a service of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio.  This award-winning online resource provides voter information, candidate profiles and unbiased coverage for state and national races each election season.  Visit www.wisconsinvote.org for more information.

Wisconsin Public Radio’s has a 20-plus year commitment of providing voters access to their candidates for legislature in western Wisconsin. The live discussions are designed to facilitate listener participation and present a platform for candidates to share their opinions on issues important to western Wisconsin voters. You can go to www.wpr.org/eauclaire to learn more about upcoming forums.

 

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.

Chippewa County Poet Featured on Spectrum West September 18

September 16, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Chippewa County Poet Featured on Spectrum West September 18

Thomas R. Smith, a native of Chippewa County and published poet, will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on September 18 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie- Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also highlight entertainers performing at the Flambeau Valley Arts Association, the program director of the St. Croix Art Barn, and the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra.

 

Host Al Ross will speak with University of Wisconsin-River Falls alumnus Thomas R. Smith about his upcoming seventh book of poetry, “A Chapbook of Nature Poems.” His work has reached large audiences through American Public Media’s program “The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor.” The teacher, writer, and editor has previously taught poetry in rural communities of western Wisconsin through Artspeople of Wisconsin. Smith currently leads annual poetry workshops and teaches poetry in Minneapolis at the Loft Literary Center.

 

Ross will converse with Bill and Kate Isles, a married couple and an acoustic singer/songwriter duo. They have performed roughly 150 shows a year together for a decade and are opening the 43rd season of the Flambeau Valley Arts Association on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m. They are based in Duluth, Minnesota, but tend to focus their shows in warmer weather zones in the winter. Ross will talk to them about their music and where life is taking them.

 

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Neil Johnson, program director of the St. Croix Art Barn in Osceola. He is currently producing the family comedy “Making God Laugh,” which will run the weekends of September 19-20 and 26-27 starting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Ross will also provide a preview of the 2014-2015 season of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). He will talk to Jeremy Neff about the 1920’s vintage Baldwin Concert Grand he restored, along with pianist Nick Phillips who will be playing the instrument as one of the guest soloists in the first event. ECCO’s ‘Three Concertos- Six Soloists’ will be performed Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.

 

Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie.

 

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

WPR is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.

The 92nd Assembly District Candidate to be Featured on The West Side September 15

September 9, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

The 92nd Assembly District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side September 15

Candidates vying for the 92nd Assembly District seat will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome incumbent Chris Danou, Democrat of Trempealeau, and Isaac Weix, Republican of Elmwood.

Candidates from the 92nd Assembly District join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues, and explain their qualifications. The 92nd Assembly District includes most of Buffalo and Trempealeau Counties and part of Jackson County.

The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin.  The show airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.

Wisconsin Vote is a service of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio.  This award-winning online resource provides voter information, candidate profiles and unbiased coverage for state and national races each election season.  Visit www.wisconsinvote.org for more information.

Wisconsin Public Radio’s has a 20-plus year commitment of providing voters access to their candidates for legislature in western Wisconsin. The live discussions are designed to facilitate listener participation and present a platform for candidates to share their opinions on issues important to western Wisconsin voters. You can go to www.wpr.org/eauclaire to learn more about upcoming forums.

 

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.

UW-Eau Claire Musician Grad Featured on Spectrum West September 11

September 9, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

UW-Eau Claire Musician Grad Featured on Spectrum West September 11

New York City jazz musician John Raymond talks about his return to Eau Claire to perform and teach on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on September 11 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie- Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also highlight a forty-acre self-sustaining farm near Lake Superior, speak with a Minnesota wilderness author, and feature a ballet performance in Menomonie.

 

Host Al Ross will speak with UW-Eau Claire alumnus Raymond about his five years in the Big Apple and will also sample recorded music from his band Roots Trio. Raymond and Roots Trio will perform a backstage concert at the State Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 12.  Raymond and members of his trio will also lead a master class at the university.

 

Ross will converse with Clare Hintz, the owner of Elsewhere Farm, about her farm, project, and passion for regenerative agriculture. This homestead is a forty-acre self-sustaining farm near the south shore of Lake Superior. It was a stop on the recent Herbster Art Studio Tour, which displayed artwork produced by women farmers from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

 

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Kristin Eggerling, first-time author of “Breath of Wilderness: The Life of Sigurd Olson.” Olson played a key role in the movement to preserve wilderness in North America, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

 

Ross will also welcome W. Earle Smith, the artistic director of Madison Ballet. The ballet company is coming to perform at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie on September 19 at 7:30 p.m. The program “Fascinatin’ Rhythm” includes: “La Luce D’Amore,” “Groovy,” and “Who Cares?” The pieces vary from classic to the Golden Age of Hollywood to the music that defined the 1960’s in America.

 

Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie.

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

WPR is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.

Rebroadcast of Taking the Pulse of Regional Economy to be Featured on The West Side September 1

August 26, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Taking the Pulse of the Regional Economy to be Featured on The West Side September 1

A rebroadcast of the June 23 show focusing on the economic outlook of the region will be on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, September 1 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer welcomed Scott Hodek, a west central regional economist for the Department of Workforce Development and Brian Doudna, executive director for Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation.

Kremer and guests took a look at the recent economy in western Wisconsin.  Some of the topics discussed were the shrinking labor market and the release of a survey on regional skills gap.

The West Side will be back with a live show on Monday, September 8 with another election forum between Darrel Laumann, Democrat-New Richmond; Dean Knudson, Republican-Hudson; and Laurie Kroeger, Libertarian-Hudson.

The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin.  The show airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.

An Award-Winning Alma Vineyard to be Featured on Spectrum West August 28

August 26, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

An Award-Winning Alma Vineyard to be Featured on Spectrum West August 28

The manager from Danzinger Vineyards of Alma will talk about its recent wine awards on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network August 28 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also highlight an unusual cookbook, the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire film festival and a benefit dog swim in Eau Claire.

 

Host Al Ross will sit down with David Danzinger, general manager of Danzinger Vineyards, to chat about the vineyard’s recent awards at both the Wisconsin and Minnesota state fairs and the wines it produces.

 

Daniel Shumski, writer and editor, will share his cookbook “Will It Waffle?” with Ross. The cookbook has some unusual recipes for cooking with a waffle iron, which Spectrum West will share with listeners.

 

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share a conversation he had with Ann Sessions, executive director of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, about its 34th season and the condition of The Grand Theatre. Then Oliver will share his “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin” segment.

 

Ross will highlight The Eau Queer Film Festival, which celebrates the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. This year’s festival is titled “Out of this World” and takes place September 24-28 in Davies Center’s Woodland Theater on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

 

Ross will preview the Canine Pets Swim for Heroes on Monday, September 1 at Eau Claire’s Fairfax Pool from noon to 3:00 p.m., which benefits the Military Working Dog Tribute at Highground in Neillsville.

 

Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin.  The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie.

 

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

WPR is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.

Spectrum West August 21

August 19,  2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Iconic Bed-and-Breakfast of Bayfield to be Featured on Spectrum West August 21

A Northern Wisconsin Innkeeper and writer will be on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network August 21 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also highlight an Eau Claire band, a theater production in Amery, and a winery in Chippewa Falls.

Host Al Ross will sit down with Mark Phillips, son of Jerry and Mary Phillips who founded Bayfield’s Old Rittenhouse Inn. Phillips will talk about his experience as a second generation innkeeper of one of Wisconsin’s first bed-and-breakfasts and his recently released book, “The Old Rittenhouse Inn Cookbook: Meals and Memories from the Historic Bayfield B&B.”

Ross will chat with members from the Eau Claire band Softly, Dear to hear about their tour of the eastern United States to promote their new self-titled CD. Members visited with Ross prior  to their performance at the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series in downtown Eau Claire’s Phoenix Park on August 7.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will talk with LaMoine MacLaughlin, executive director of Northern Lakes Theater Guild,  about the theater’s production of William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.”  The play will run Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m at The Northern Lakes Center for the Arts in Amery. Oliver will share his “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin” segment.

Ross will sit down with Donna Sachs, winemaker at River Bend Vineyard and Winery in Chippewa Falls, to hear about the winery’s recent recognition as a Best of Division winner at the Wisconsin State Fair’s Professional Wine Competition. Ross and Sachs will talk about the business of wine making in Wisconsin.

Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin.  The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie.

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

WPR is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.

The West Side August 25

August 19, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Confluence Project Update to be Featured on The West Side August 25

A break will be taken from a series of election forums to give an update on the Confluence project on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will be talking to stakeholders involved with the Confluence project.  Kremer will get response from community members, both for and against the Confluence, to action being taken this week by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents regarding funding mechanisms for the project.

The UW System Board of Regents will be considering a resolution pledging support for the proposed performing arts center in downtown Eau Claire and directing the UW System President to work with Governor Scott Walker’s Department of Administration to get it built. The full Board of Regents meeting is Thursday, August 21 at 1:15 p.m. at UW-Oshkosh. UW-Eau Claire is attempting to obtain a non-state agency grant to provide up to $25 million for the Confluence project.

The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin.  The show airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.

 

The West Side August 18

August 12, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org 

Candidates for the 67th Assembly to be Featured on The West Side August 18

Candidates for the 67th Assembly will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer welcomes Thomas Larson, Republican incumbent of Colfax and Gary Stene, Democrat of Colfax, who are vying for the seat in the November 4 general election.

Candidates from the 67th Assembly join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. The 67th Assembly District includes parts of Dunn and Chippewa counties.

The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin.  The show airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.

Wisconsin Public Radio’s has a 20-plus year commitment of providing voters access to their candidates for legislature in western Wisconsin. The live discussions are designed to facilitate listener participation and present a platform for candidates to share their opinions on issues important to western Wisconsin voters. You can go to www.wpr.org/eauclaire to learn more about upcoming forums.

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin Public Radio is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.

 

Spectrum West August 14

August 12, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Physically Limited Guitarist to be Featured on Spectrum West August 14

Guitarist Billy McLaughlin will talk about his upcoming concert in St. Croix Falls on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network August 14 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also highlight an art tour in Herbster, a theater production in Boyceville, and a music festival in Glen Flora.

Host Al Ross will talk with McLaughlin, guitar instrumentalist and keynote speaker, about the limitations he faced when diagnosed with focal dystonia. His left hand, affected by the neuromuscular disorder, could no longer be used to perform on the neck of his guitar. After several years, he created a new style and will be performing at the St. Croix Festival Theatre on September 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Ross will sit down with Jane Herrick, artist and organizer of the 2014 Herbster Studio Art Tour in Bayfield County. This year the tour will feature the work of nine artists and will include a silent auction. The event will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will hear from Blaine Halverson, director of the Menomonie Theater Guild. Halverson will talk about the Red Cedar Youth Stage and its production of “Snow White: A Very Pale Fairy Tale”. Performances will be on Friday, August 22 and Saturday August 23 at Boyceville High School. Oliver will share his “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin” segment.

Ross will chat with Wayne Zank, producer and originator of Wayne Zank Enterprises about the 8th Annual Northwoods Rock Rally. The rally will be from August 14-16 southeast of Glen Flora on Town Line Road.

Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin.  The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie.

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About Wisconsin Public Radio

WPR is a service of the University of Wisconsin Extension, the Educational Communications Board and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For more than 95 years, WPR has served the people of Wisconsin with quality news, classical music, and talk radio programming.  Listen, learn more and donate online at www.wpr.org.