October 1, 2015
For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
Freedom Summer Exhibit to be featured on The West Side October 5
A traveling civil rights exhibit, “Risking Everything,” and related programming coming to Eau Claire this month will be discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, October 5 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.
Host Rich Kremer of WPR News will be joined by Greg Kocken, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire head special collections librarian and university archivist, and Jodi Thesing-Ritter, UWEC student affairs executive director of diversity and inclusion.
Kremer and his guests will talk about the exhibit which will be housed in the McIntyre Library during October. They will also preview associated events scheduled throughout the month, all focusing on first hand experiences of Civil Rights activists during 1964’s Freedom Summer.
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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