Focus on Eau Claire Hunger to be Featured on The West Side November 24

November 18, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Focus on Eau Claire Hunger to be Featured on The West Side November 24

Host Rich Kremer will discuss the issue of hunger in western Wisconsin and the need for food security on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, November 24 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Kremer will welcome Emily Moore, the executive director of Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire.  Feed My People has been concerned with hunger, rescuing food before it is wasted, and distributing it to people in the community who struggle to put food on the table since 1982.  It is an independent, nondenominational, and nonprofit organization.  Kremer will talk with Moore about the food bank and the increased demand for their services in recent years.

Kremer will also converse with Jayne Stewart, the director of Paul’s Pantry from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Rice Lake.  This pantry responds to the needs of the hungry in Barron County.  In addition to non-perishable items, the pantry supplies bread, frozen meat, milk, eggs, other dairy products, and personal care products.  Kremer will speak with Stewart about the difference the food pantry makes and what others can do to help.

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 Poet Laureate Featured on Spectrum West November 20

November 18, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

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UW-Eau Claire Poet Laureate Featured on Spectrum West November 20

A University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire professor and poet laureate will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on November 20 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 coordinator of a ‘Friends of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra’ event, a non-fiction children’s book author, and the Chippewa Valley Museum editor.

Host Al Ross will talk to Max Garland, a UW-Eau Claire professor that is nearing the end of his tenure as a Wisconsin poet laureate.  Ross will welcome Garland to talk about his experiences and to preview his appearance at a special “Writers Read” event at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire on November 20 at 7 p.m. This free, all ages occasion will honor his contributions to the growth of poetry across the state.

Ross will speak with Jon Thorpe, the coordinator of the 16th Annual Friends of the Symphony Christmas Stroll.  This public event takes place on November 22 and features six locations.  Thorpe will join Ross with additional information and a preview of the stroll.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will speak with Joanne Linden, a Wisconsin author of three non-fiction children’s books.  She has also released a work of fiction, the children’s picture book “Ben & Zip: Two Short Friends.”

Ross will spend time with Chippewa Valley Museum Editor John Vanek.  The museum is currently putting the finishing touches on their new exhibit, “Changing Currents: Reinventing the Chippewa Valley.”  The nine-year project culminates with a grand opening scheduled for Sunday, December 7.  Vanek will provide a background and description of this new display.

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

2014 Gun Deer Hunt to be Featured on The West Side November 17

November 11, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

2014 Gun Deer Hunt to be Featured on The West Side November 17

Host Rich Kremer will be joined by the Outdoor Guys to preview this year’s gun deer hunt season on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, November 17 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Kremer will welcome the Outdoor Guys Joe Knight, outdoor editor for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram and Dave Carlson, the former host of “Northland Adventures.”

Kremer, Knight, and Carlson will also focus on changes to the deer hunting regulations.  These include the introduction of online deer registration and the opportunity for hunters to use bows and crossbows during the 9-day gun deer season.

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.

 

 

Beginning Author Featured on Spectrum West November 13

November 11, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Beginning Author Featured on Spectrum West November 13

A University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire alumnus and first-time author will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on November 13 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 artistic director of the Minnesota Ballet, an award winning culinary author, and the executive director of a Red Wing art exhibit.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will speak with Tom Pamperin, a Chippewa Falls resident, UW-Eau Claire grad, and retired Chippewa Falls Sr. High School English teacher.  Pamperin has just released his first book, “Jagular Goes Everywhere: (mis) Adventures in a $300 Sailboat.”  The mostly-true stories and an account of his writing will be among issues covered.

Host Al Ross will spend time with Minnesota Ballet Artistic Director Robert Gardner.  Gardner and Ross will talk about the history of the ballet, Gardner’s background, and the performance planned for the Eau Claire audience.  The “Minnesota Ballet Choreographers Showcase” is coming to the State Theatre Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Ross will welcome Cynthia Graubert, the author of “Slow Cooker: Double Dinners for Two; Cook Once, Eat Twice.”  Graubert is a James Beard Award winner and a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Ross will also converse with Wendy Ward, the executive director of downtown Red Wing artistic exhibit “Art: The Replacement of Vacancy with Attention.”  Ward will join Ross to discuss details on the current display, which includes works by several Wisconsin artists.  The show runs through December 21.

 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-Eau Claire Author Featured on Spectrum West November 6

November 4, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

UW-Eau Claire Author Featured on Spectrum West November 6

A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire professor and author will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on November 6 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 a Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild production, University of Wisconsin-Stout’s director of choral activities, and the caretaker of the Dane Farm Sanctuary.

Host Al Ross will speak with UW-Eau Claire creative writing professor and author B.J. Hollars. Hollars has published another volume to his collection, “Dispatches from the Drownings: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction” in which he pairs accounts taken from 19th and 20th Century archives of Eau Claire newspapers and unrelated photographs from the same era.  Ross will delve into this publication and clarify within a studio conversation.

Ross will welcome UW-Stout Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Jerry Hui. Hui will provide details on the first of three upcoming projects: the formation of “Schola Contorum of Eau Claire,” a new choral ensemble combining vocalists from Menomonie and Eau Claire.  The group’s first appearances will take place Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, and on Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie.

Ross will also converse with Ann Heinrich, the caretaker of the Dane Farm Sanctuary preserve in Siren, Wisconsin.  This preserve is where dogs of the Great Dane breed that are ill, elderly, and/or unadoptable can live out their lives in peace, with love and dignity.  Ross will talk to Heinrich about this unique, compassionate environment and what it takes to keep it running.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Mike Cook, the director of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild’s production of “A Few Good Men”.  The show opens Thursday, November 6 and runs through November 16 at the Grand Theatre 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 2014 Election Results and Implications for Western Wisconsin to be Discussed on The West Side

November 10, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Rich Kremer

715-839-3869

 

The 2014 Election Results and Implications for Western Wisconsin to be Discussed on The West Side

 

The results of the 2014 midterm elections and their implications for western Wisconsin will be discussed on The West Side this Monday, November 10 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire.

Host Rich Kremer will be joined by Mort Sipress, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire emeritus professor of political science. Sipress has done a vast amount of work with politics in the Eau Claire area and is a contributor and producer of The West Side. Kremer and his guest will recap the November 4 races for State Assembly, the midterm election’s results, and discuss its effects for western Wisconsin.

The West Side is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show airs on Thursdays at 5 p.m. on 88.3 WHWC/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls. Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.

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Water Street’s Joynt Owner Featured on Spectrum West October 30

October 28, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Water Street’s Joynt Owner Featured on Spectrum West October 30

The owner of popular Water Street hangout, The Joynt will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on October 30 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 Chippewa Falls fundraiser: “Taste of the North,” a preview of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s concert, and director of the University of Wisconsin- Stout’s upcoming comedy play.

Host Al Ross will speak with Bill Nolte, the founder of legendary venue The Joynt.  This favorite watering hole has been around since the 1970’s and has housed jazz and blues artists from across America.  Ross will spend time with Nolte at his establishment, share beginning stories, and discuss the joys and challenges of running the Water Street “joint.”

Ross will focus on the approaching fundraiser, “Taste of the North,” coming on Saturday, November 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. This ninth annual event will feature cuisine, artisan beverages, entertainment, exhibitions, and more.

Ross will also provide a preview of the upcoming Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) concert “Glorious Vibrations.”  It’s set to be performed Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.  It will feature Handel’s “Messiah,” include choral soloists, and a collaboration with the ECCO Chamber Choir.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Paul Calenberg, director of the UW-Stout production of the Neil Simon comedy “The Good Doctor.”  Stout’s show will be featured at substitute location, Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, November 5 to 8 at 7:30 p.m.

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 93rd Assembly Candidates to be Featured on The West Side November 3

October 28, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

The 93rd Assembly Candidates to be Featured on The West Side November 3

Candidates for the 93rd Assembly will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, November 3 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer welcomes Warren Petryk, Republican incumbent of Eleva, and Jeff Smith, Democrat of Eau Claire.

Candidates from the 93rd Assembly join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. The 93rd District includes all of Pepin, most of Pierce, and parts of Eau Claire and Dunn 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.

WPR Evening Election Forums for State Senate and Congress

October 23, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

WPR Features Three Evening Election Forums for State Senate, Congress

 

Wisconsin Public Radio continues its 2014 election season coverage with three consecutive evenings of live coverage of debates for Wisconsin’s 29th Senate District on Tuesday, October 28th, the U.S. 7th Congressional District on Wednesday, October 29th, and the U.S. 3rd Congressional District on Thursday, October 30. All three debates will air at 7 p.m. from the University of Wisconsin Center for Civic Engagement in Wausau.

 

Wisconsin’s 29th Assembly District debate on Tuesday, October 28th will bring together incumbent Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon City) and his Democratic challenger Paul DeMain, a Hayward businessman, journalist and member of the La Courte Oreilles Tribe. The district includes all of Rusk and Taylor Counties, most of Sawyer County, and parts of Clark, Wood and Marathon Counties.

 

The U.S. 7th Congressional debate on Wednesday, October 29th will bring together incumbent Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) and Democrat Kelly Westlund, an Ashland small business owner. The district includes most of the northern third of Wisconsin, including St. Croix, Polk, Barron, Rusk, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Price, Iron, Taylor, Clark, Marathon, Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Vilas, Forest and Florence Counties as well as northern Chippewa County and portions of Jackson, Monroe, Wood and Juneau Counties.

 

In the Thursday, October 30th debate, U.S. 3rd District Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) will square off with Republican challenger Tony Kurtz, a small business owner from Prairie du Chien. The 3rd District includes Eau Claire, Dunn, Pierce, Pepin, Buffalo, Trempealeau, La Crosse, Vernon, Adams, Crawford, Portage and Grant Counties, as well as portions of Chippewa, Jackson, Monroe, Richland, Juneau, and Wood Counties.

 

The debates will be moderated by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Glen Moberg. Candidates will answer questions from a panel of editors and reporters. The debates are sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service, Wausau Daily Herald, WSAW-TV 7 and WAOW-TV 9.

 

WPR will broadcast the one-hour debates live on 88.3 WHWC Menomonie-Eau Claire, WLBL AM 930 Auburndale/Stevens Point, WLBL-FM 91.9 Wausau, 90.3 WHBM Park Falls, 89.1 WHAA Adams/Wisconsin Rapids, 90.9-3 HD WHRM/ Wausau and 89.9 WHSF Rhinelander/Eagle River. They will also be live-streamed by the Wausau Daily Herald.

 

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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 23rd Senate Candidates to be Featured on The West Side October 27

October 21, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

The 23rd Senate Candidates to be Featured on The West Side October 27

Candidates for the 23rd Senate will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, October 27 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer welcomes Terry Moulton, Republican incumbent of Chippewa Falls, and Philip Swanhorst, Democrat of Chippewa Falls.

Candidates from the 23rd Senate join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. The 23rd District includes all of Chippewa, most of Clark, part of Eau Claire and Dunn, and a small part of Trempealeau 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 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.