Blues Legend Featured on Spectrum West October 16

October 14, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Blues Legend Featured on Spectrum West October 16

Blues musician Corky Siegel, who is coming to Ladysmith, will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on October 16 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also highlight the director of the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre, two members of the 6th annual “Expressions in Wood” expo in Eau Claire, and the University of Wisconsin- River Falls planetarium director.

Host Al Ross will speak with Corky Siegel, an icon in the world of blues and in the realm of harmonica players. Siegel brings his “Chamber Blues” to Ladysmith High School Auditorium on Friday, October 24 at 7 p.m. Ross will speak with Siegel about his early days in the legendary Siegel-Schwall band and how his music and collaborations have evolved.

Ross will converse with Wayne Marek, the director of the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre. The company presents “Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical,” at the State Theatre in Eau Claire. It opens October 16 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through October 19.

Ross will also talk to two members of the Chippewa Valley Woodturners Guild and the West Wisconsin Woodcarvers Guild. Keith Jones and Tim Heil of Gem Lake, MN will demonstrate their skills in turning artistic and functional pieces. The guilds will be presenting the 6th annual “Expressions in Wood” expo October 25 and 26 at the Plaza in Eau Claire. The expo runs both days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Eileen Korenic, physics professor and UW-River Falls “Under the Dome” planetarium director. “Under the Dome” presentations run the first Monday of each month through May at 7 p.m. The 30 minute show is open to the public and suitable for all ages. Korenic will reveal plans for upcoming events and discuss the impetus behind the series.

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 75th Assembly District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side October 20

October 14, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

The 75th Assembly District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side October 20

Candidates for the 75th Assembly District seat will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, October 20 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer welcomes Stephen Smith, Democrat incumbent of Rice Lake and Romaine Robert Quinn, Republican of Rice Lake.

Candidates from the 75th Assembly District join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. The 75th District includes all of Barron County, and parts of Washburn and Polk.

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.

 

The 25th Senate District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side October 13

 

October 7, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

The 25th Senate District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side October 13

Candidates vying for the 25th Senate District seat will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, October 13 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Dane Deutsch, Republican of Rice Lake and Janet Bewley, Democrat of Ashland.

Candidates from the 25th Senate District will join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. The Senate District 25 includes all of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron, Price and Washburn Counties and parts of Burnett, Dunn, Polk, Sawyer, St. Croix and Vilas.

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.

 

Confluence Update Featured on Spectrum West October 9

October 7, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Confluence Update Featured on Spectrum West October 9

 

An update on the downtown Eau Claire Confluence Project will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on October 9 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also highlight the Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation, Eau Claire’s Master Singers’ upcoming 22nd season, and an Eau Claire author.

Host Al Ross will speak with Wallace Rogers, the campaign coordinator for the Confluence Project.  A vital fundraising effort is currently underway to complement funding already earmarked from government and university sources.  Rogers will join Ross to provide an update on efforts to raise the $13.5 million for the arts center portion of the development.

Ross will converse with Janice Wnukowski, the president of the Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation.  The historic foundation’s purpose as a group is to engage in activities that will educate and encourage the citizens of Eau Claire to enjoy the cultural heritage contained within the buildings of the city.  The historic foundation is sponsoring a near-northside bus tour coming Saturday, October 11.

Ross will also talk to Gary Schwartzhoff, the director of The Master Singers of Eau Claire.  They are set to begin their 22nd season with a concert entitled “America, My Home 2014: October Song” at 2 p.m. on October 12 at First Lutheran Church.  Ross and Schwartzhoff will discuss the new season and exciting pieces from the concert.  This opening show features a commissioned poem by Eau Claire’s Max Garland, poet laureate for the state of Wisconsin, and will also introduce original music by Zachary Moore, current composer-in-residence.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with John Hildebrand, a UW-Eau Claire professor and author of “The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac.”  Hildebrand and his book will be featured at this year’s Chippewa Valley Book Festival.

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 68th Assembly District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side October 6

September 30, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

The 68th Assembly District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side October 6

Candidates vying for the 68th Assembly District seat will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, October 6 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Kathy Bernier, incumbent Republican of Chippewa Falls, and Jeff Peck, Democrat of Cadott.

Candidates from the 68th Assembly District will join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. The Assembly District 68 includes parts of Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson, and Trempealeau 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 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.

‘Homeland’ Actress Featured on Spectrum West October 2

September 30, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

‘Homeland’ Actress Featured on Spectrum West October 2

 

A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire alumna and “Homeland” actress will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on October 2 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 Fall Creek native who writes for “A Prairie Home Companion,” an Eau Claire poet, and one of the founders of Theatre in the Woods in Shell Lake.

Host Al Ross will speak with 1981 music graduate Laila Robins. Since graduating, Robins has acted in dozens of stage appearances, films, and television shows. She is currently filming the new season of the Showtime series “Homeland,” where she will portray Martha Boyd, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan. Ross will talk to Robins about her career, memories, and more.

Ross will converse with Holly Harden, who grew up in Fall Creek. In addition to her work on “A Prairie Home Companion,” she has written for several iconic publications like Utne and Fourth Genre. Her most recent publication is a cookbook, “Good Food from Mrs. Sundberg’s Kitchen.”  Ross will spend some time with Harden for a look at her new book.

Ross will also talk to UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus and poet laureate Bruce Taylor. Taylor is the author of eight collections of poetry with the latest, “In Other Words,” just being released.  It is based upon previously existing text and Ross will welcome him to talk about and read from his newest collection.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Laurel Bakkum, one of the founders of Theatre in the Woods, about the troupe’s 25th season and the history of the organization. Theatre in the Woods is a non-profit community theatre organization based at the Erika Quam Memorial Theatre in Shell Lake.

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 31st Senate District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side September 29

September 23, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

The 31st Senate District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side September 29

Candidates vying for the 31st Senate District seat will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, September 29 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Senate candidates Kathleen Vinehout, incumbent Democrat of Alma, and Mel Pittman, Republican of Plum City.

Candidates from the 31st Senate District will join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. Senate District 31 includes Buffalo and Pepin Counties, most of Pierce and Trempealeau Counties, and part of Eau Claire, Dunn and Jackson 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 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.

The 87th Assembly District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side September 25

September 23, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

The 87th Assembly District Candidates to be Featured on The West Side September 25

Candidates vying for the 87th Assembly District seat will take part in a special edition election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Thursday, September 25 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Senate candidates Richard Pulcher, Democrat of Lublin, and James W. Edming, Republican of Glen Flora.

Candidates from the 87th Assembly District will join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss current issues, and explain their qualifications. The 87th Assembly District includes all of Rusk and Taylor Counties, most of Sawyer County, northwestern Marathon County, and a small part of northwestern Clark County.

This election special will preempt the weekly arts magazine Spectrum West. The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin.  The show normally 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.

 

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.