Budget Impact on Technical Colleges to be Featured on The West Side March 30

March 24, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Budget Impact on Technical Colleges to be Featured on The West Side March 30

The potential impact of Governor Walker’s proposed budget on regional technical colleges will be the focus of discussion on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Bruce Barker, president of Chippewa Valley Technical College, and John Will, president of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.

Kremer and guests will discuss how western Wisconsin technical colleges would be affected by the proposed budget including a tuition and fee freeze for high-demand programs, the continuation of property tax levy limits, and the increased funding of Fast Forward Grants.

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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Multimedia Theater Production Featured on Spectrum West March 26

March 24, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

Multimedia Theater Production Featured on Spectrum West March 26

A preview of a multimedia play at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, March 26 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also preview a performance by a pianist at the Heyde Center for the Arts, a concert by the Red Cedar Symphony, and a musical at Osseo-Fairchild High School.

 

Special correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Tami Weiss, co-director of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank. Presented at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, the presentation combines videotaped interviews of holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live local actors to recreate scenes of the survivors’ lives during the World War II. Schloss will make a special in-person appearance at the Sunday performance.

 

Oliver will also talk with pianist Dr. Kate Lanzer, an Eau Claire resident and former piano professor, who will present her concert “Coming Full Circle” at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on Saturday evening. Lanzer’s performance will include Kreisleriana, a cycle of character pieces by Robert Schumann and a selection of preludes from Alexander Scriabin.

 

Host Al Ross welcomes Kevin Hoeschen, guest artistic director and conductor for this weekend’s performances by the Red Cedar Symphony. Hoeschen, principal violist with the Duluth-Superior Symphony and instructor at the University of Wisconsin – Superior, leads the Red Cedar Symphony in performances in Ladysmith and Rice Lake.

 

Lisa Bee will also be on hand to discuss the Osseo-Fairchild High School’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which will be staged Thursday through Sunday at the high school’s auditorium. Bee, an Osseo School District educator, is directing the popular musical.

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

Regional Engineering Consortium to be Featured on The West Side March 23

March 17, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Regional Engineering Consortium to be Featured on The West Side March 23

The recently formed Northwest Wisconsin Engineering Consortium will be the focus of discussion on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, March 23 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 Fernando Delgado, provost and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at University of Wisconsin-River Falls; and Charles Bomar, dean of University of Wisconsin-Stout’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Kremer and guests will discuss how the three universities, UW-Eau Claire, UW- River Falls, and UW-Stout, will collaborate together in an effort to generate more engineering graduates and how the collaboration would help fill engineering positions across northwestern Wisconsin.

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.

Solo Travel Specialist Featured on Spectrum West March 17

March 17, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

Solo Travel Specialist Featured on Spectrum West March 17

Eau Claire native and travel enthusiast Delana Nelson will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, March 19 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also highlight Randy Sabien who will be appearing on a local television music program, will look at back at the career of UW- Eau Claire’s basketball coaching legend Ken Anderson, and preview of the Barron Spotlighters’ latest production.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with Delana Nelson, the host of Travel Solo Bootcamp. Nelson hosts the program in France to help women gain confidence in traveling by themselves. Nelson left Eau Claire six years ago for a year in France, and now lives in southern France.

 

Randy Sabien, a familiar violinist from northwestern Wisconsin, will be appearing on the Chippewa Valley Community Television program, The Sue Orfield Show, taping on Thursday, March 26th at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. Sabien is known as a writer, performer, and teacher and will discuss his illustrious career with Ross.

Ross will also talk with Tim Petermann, a former UW-Eau Claire sports information director, about the campus and community impact of Ken Anderson. Petermann has developed a retrospective about Anderson, who was the Blugold’s basketball coach for twenty-seven years.

Special correspondent Jim Oliver shares his conversation with Jodie Swanson, director of the Barron Spotlighters’ production of To Kill a Mockingbird. The Harper Lee Pulitzer Prize winning classic will be running March 20-22 and March 27-29 at the Barron Area Community Center.

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

Legislative Update to be Featured on The West Side March 16

March 16, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Legislative Update to be Featured on The West Side March 16

The effects of recent and pending legislation, including the state budget, in west central Wisconsin will be discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, March 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 area legislators including Representative Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire). The show will include discussions on the controversial budget proposal, especially cuts to the Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin System.

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.

UW-Eau Claire Marching Band Featured on Spectrum West March 12

March 10, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

UW-Eau Claire Marching Band Featured on Spectrum West March 12

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Marching Band’s upcoming documentary will be discussed on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, March 12 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 an upcoming musical performance at the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls, a preview of a musical comedy also coming to the Heyde Center, and a discussion with a member of a Celtic band performing in St. Croix Falls.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with Dr. Randal Dickerson, director the UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Marching Band, about the band’s new documentary Pride and Performance that was produced by and at UW-Eau Claire. Dickerson will also discuss his experience as a band director and will be accompanied by three BMB drum majors: Nick Hansberry, Kara Metzger, and David Lofy.

 

Jake Armerding, a Minneapolis singer and songwriter, will talk about his upcoming performance on Friday, March 13th at the Heyde Center.  Armerding started his career by performing with the band Northern Lights as a violinist, and has continued his career creating original music. Armerding will also talk about his latest CD Cosmos in the Chaos.

 

Jerry Way will join the show to preview his new original musical, The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy coming to the Heyde Center on Thursday, March 19 – Sunday, March 22. The show focuses on a community of cave-dwellers living in the south of France in 30,000 B.C.

 

Special correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Paul Cotton, a member of Ring of Kerry. The Celtic band will be performing with the St. Paul Irish Dancers on Saturday, March 14th at the Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls.

 

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

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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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

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