Folk Musician Featured on Spectrum West March 5

March 2, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

Folk Musician Featured on Spectrum West March 5

Folk singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon will preview his upcoming performance in Luck on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also include conversations about a prize winning rose grower at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a classical and Latin American ensemble performing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a preview of the Backstage Series at the State Theatre in Eau Claire.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with McCutcheon about his upcoming performance in Luck, Wisconsin on Friday, March 13th. The musician will also discuss how his career allows him to travel and mentor all over the globe. There will also be a sample of the music that has made him revered in the folk music community.

 

David Zlesak, an associate professor of horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, will talk about his passion for the science and how it’s applied educationally at UW-River Falls. Zlesak is known for his prize winning roses that recently were a top pick at the New England Grows event in Boston.

 

Adriana Linares, a violist in The Dali Quartet, will discuss the group’s upcoming performance as part of the The Artists Series at UW-Eau Claire, on Tuesday, March 10.  The string quartet specializes in classical and Latin American music.

 

Special correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Jake Lindgren, director of the Backstage Series production of Gruesome Playground Injuries, running March 17th – March 19th at the State Theatre in Eau Claire. The play focuses on two childhood friends whose lives intersect over the course of 30 years.

 

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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Red Cedar River Quality Partnership to be Featured on The West Side March 9

March 2, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Red Cedar River Quality Partnership to be Featured on The West Side March 9

A soon-to-be-released watershed management plan for the Red Cedar River will be the focus of discussion on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, March 9 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Dan Zerr, a natural resource educator at the University of Wisconsin Extension, and Paul Laliberte, the Department of Natural Resources- Northern Region Basin supervisor.

Kremer and guests will discuss the details of the management plan that will be released at the Red Cedar River Conference on Thursday, March 12. The plan is aimed at reducing phosphorus and nitrogen levels in the Red Cedar River.  These nutrients contribute to noxious blooms of blue green algae on Lake Menomin and Tainter Lake near Menomonie.

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.

 

Proposed Changes to DNR to be Featured on The West Side March 2

February 24, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Proposed Changes to DNR to be Featured on The West Side March 2

Proposed cuts to the Department of Natural Resources will be the focus of discussion on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, March 2 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will be joined by Dave Carlson, creator of the syndicated TV show “Northland Adventures” and Joe Knight, outdoor editor for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Kremer will also welcome George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation and former DNR secretary.

Governor Walker’s proposed state budget would cap land stewardship purchases, lead to personnel cuts to the DNR’s science and research bureau, and weaken Natural Resources Board.

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.

Musical Duo Featured on Spectrum West February 26

February 24, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

Musical Duo Featured on Spectrum West February 26

Musician James Moors, performing at Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls, will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, February 26 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also include a conversation about the University of Wisconsin-Barron County’s Steinway Concert Series, and a preview of the latest production of Theatre in the Woods in Shell Lake.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with James Moors, of the musical duo Moors and McCumber, about their upcoming performance at Heyde Center for the Arts. Moors is a resident of Superior. The duo has been on the road and recording original music for over a decade. The program will also include a sample their new CD Pandemonium which was released in January.

 

Pamela Johnson, a lecturer in the music department at UW- Barron County in Rice Lake, will talk about the remaining three events in the Steinway Concert Series. The series features an 1891 restored Steinway piano that was gifted to the university. The events are scheduled for March 7th, April 18th, and May 1st.

 

Special correspondent Jim Oliver welcomes Jody Peck, co-director of the Theatre in the Woods’ production of the musical Oliver, running March 6-8 and March 12-15 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

 

Amish Court Hearings to be Featured on The West Side February 23

February 17, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Amish Court Hearings to be Featured on The West Side February 23

Recent Amish family court hearings in Eau Claire County will be the focus of discussion on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, February 23 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Heather Wolske, Eau Claire’s Assistant Corporation Counsel; Matthew Krische, an attorney representing two Amish families; and David Mortimer, a religious scholar.

The segment will focus on the recent legal battles between Amish families and Eau Claire County. The county promotes the adherence to the Uniform Dwelling Code, which requires buildings to have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; whereas, the Amish object to these devices on religious grounds.

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.

Banjo Duo Featured on Spectrum West February 19

February 17, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

Banjo Duo Featured on Spectrum West February 19

Banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, performing at the State Theatre in Eau Claire, will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, February 19 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also include a conversation about the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra’s Honors Festival, a discussion about the University of Wisconsin System’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program, and a preview of Menomonie Theatre Guild’s latest production.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with Fleck and Washburn about their upcoming performance at the State Theatre on Friday, February 27th. The duo is known for their differing banjo styles, along with their combination of original and traditional material. Net profits from the show’s merchandise sales will be donated to the Confluence project.

 

Geoff Peterson, director of the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra, will talk about this year’s CVJO Honors Festival, happening on Saturday, February 21st. The festival is a day full of instruction and interaction for student musicians. The festival will conclude with a public performance by renowned trombonist, Luis Bonilla, playing with the Jazz Orchestra and the students.

 

Robert Atwell is director of the Furlong Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Atwell will talk about the UW System’s premier undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts program and an upcoming exhibit featuring ceramicist Kate Maury and photographer Petronella Ytsma.

 

Special correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Ann Salt, director of the Menomonie Theatre Guild’s production of the musical Into the Woods, running February 27th – March 8th at the Mabel Tainter Center of the Arts in Menomonie.

 

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

Proposed “Discovery Center” in Osceola Featured on Spectrum West February 12

February 10, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Proposed “Discovery Center” in Osceola Featured on Spectrum West February 12

A new center designed to bring new energy and economic vitality to downtown Osceola will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, February 12 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 upcoming Chippewa Valley Theater Guild presentation, preview the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Valentine’s Day concert, introduce the new executive director of the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, and update the latest for the Flyway Film Festival in Pepin and Stockholm.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with Mark Kravik, chair of the capital campaign for Osceola’s Mill Pond Learning Foundation. The foundation is raising funds for “The Discovery Center.” The building will be the future home to the public library and multi-use community center.

 

Correspondent Jim Oliver will welcome Frank Bartella, director of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s production of “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.”  Bartella will discuss the play’s iconic characters and action-packed adventures that take the stage at the Grand Theatre in Eau Claire February 12-22.

Ross will visit with Nobuyoshi Yasuda, musical director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra, for a preview of Saturday’s Valentine’s Day concert, “Celebration of Love.” The concert at the State Theatre in Eau Claire will feature romantic music from favorite composers.

Also part of the show will be Steve Renfree, the new executive director of the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie. Renfree will provide a look at what’s ahead for the Tainter as it celebrates its 125th anniversary year.

Rick Vaicius, founder of the annual Lake Pepin “Flyway Film Festival,” will discuss a new short film competition created in collaboration with “Seed&Spark,” a funding and distribution platform for independent films. The two winners of the competition will be included in the festival which takes place in Pepin and Stockholm in October.

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

UW Leaders Reaction to the Budget on The West Side February 16

February 10, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

UW Leaders Reaction to the Budget on The West Side February 16

The potential effect of Governor Walker’s proposed changes to the University of Wisconsin System is the focus of The West Side on Monday, February 16 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James C. Schmidt, UW-Stout Chancellor Robert M. Meyer, and UW-River Falls Provost and Vice Chancellor Fernando Delgado to discuss the impact of the proposed two-year state budget, which cuts state aid to the UW System in exchange for greater autonomy and flexibility.

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.

 

K-12 Education on The West Side February 9

February 3, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

K-12 Education on The West Side February 9

Legislation affecting local school districts in western Wisconsin will be the focus of The West Side on Monday, February 9 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls

Host Rich Kremer welcomes Dr. Carmen Manning, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire; Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek School District; and Dr. Mary Ann Hardebeck, superintendent of Eau Claire Area School District.  

Kremer and his guests will talk about a bill circulating through the state legislature that aims to create a new school accountability system. Guests will also discuss Governor Scott Walker’s proposed aid for rural school districts and how that aid will match up with funding needs.

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.

Song and Dance Duo Featured on Spectrum West February 5

February 3, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

                       

 

Song and Dance Duo Featured on Spectrum West February 5

Professional tap dancers who will bring their song and dance show to Chippewa Falls this weekend will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, February 5 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 Banbury Art Crawl in Eau Claire, the Madeline Island School of the Arts, and a Valentine’s Dinner Theatre in Hudson.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with Melissa Giattino and Ron Destefano, also known as Two on Tap, about their tribute to great American and classic Broadway song and dance. The duo will be performing Saturday, February 7th at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls – a presentation of the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association.

 

Jo Ellen Burke will also be part of the show to talk about the sixth annual Banbury Art Crawl, taking place Friday and Saturday, February 6-7 at Banbury Place, part of the old Uniroyal factory near downtown Eau Claire. Over 75 resident and visiting artists will participate in this year’s event, and a portion of the proceeds will go to support the Confluence Arts Center project.

 

President and founder of the Madeline Island School of the Arts, Charles Meech, will join Ross to discuss the Natural Creative Sanctuary coming to the school in summer 2015, which includes a series of writing workshops.

 

Special correspondent Jim Oliver shares his conversation with Jim Zimmerman, executive director of the St. Croix Off- Broadway Dinner Theater in Hudson. The theater presents the Valentine’s Day production of Love Letters February 12-14.

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