Spectrum West July 24

Heroic Dogs of Wisconsin to be Featured on Spectrum West July 24

A conversation about service dogs and a sculpture honoring guide and service canines commissioned by Katherine Schneider, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Psychology emerita professor, will be on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network July 24 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 military dog tribute in Neillsville, a theater production in Chippewa Falls and a music performance in Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

Host Al Ross will sit down with Schneider and Sally Webb, UW-Eau Claire Communication and Journalism emerita professor, to discuss a life-sized bronze sculpture of a Yellow Labrador Retriever honoring guide and assistant dogs to be dedicated at UW-Eau Claire on July 25 from 12-1 p.m.

Also, Ross will chat with Pat Williams about an effort to raise funds for the Military Working Dog Tribute at The Highground, a Veterans Memorial in Neillsville, Wisconsin. The tribute commemorates contributions made by key roles Wisconsin dogs have played in the military for generations.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will welcome Nancy Clark Scobie, director of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Heyde Center for the Arts. The production takes place in the Roaring Twenties and follows a girl wishing to marry for money, not love. The first show will begin on Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. and will continue through Sunday.  Oliver will share his “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin” segment.

Ross will chat with Javier Valerio, saxophone instrumentalist in the Costa Rican band Sonsax. Valerio will share the band’s individual style and upcoming performance at Shell Lake Arts Center on August 3 at 7 p.m.

The West Side July 28

 

The 87th Assembly Republican Primary Candidates to be Featured on The West Side July 28

Republican candidates for the 87th Assembly District will take part in an election forum on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, July 28 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer welcomes Republican Michael Bub of Medford, Republican James Edming of Glen Flora, Republican Shirl LaBarre of Hayward, and Republican Scott Kenneth Noble of Westboro, who are vying in the August 12 primary for the right to challenge incumbent Democrat Richard Pulcher of Lublin.

Candidates from the 87th Assembly join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. The 87th District includes Rusk County, Taylor County and a small part of Clark 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 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.

The West Side Candidate Forum Schedule-Updated

July 16, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
715-839-3868

Updated

 

Candidate Forum Schedule for 2014 Fall Legislative Elections on The West Side

 

The West Side will host 15 consecutive candidate forums featuring candidates from western Wisconsin legislative districts leading up to the 2014 fall elections on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls..

 

Rich Kremer will host the forums in a call-in format that encourages listeners to participate in the discussion. The toll free number is 800-228-5615. The schedule is as follows (Incumbent listed first):

 

Date: Legislative Race: Candidates:
July 21 75th Assembly Republican Primary Ken Mandley, Turtle Lake

Romaine Robert Quinn, Rice Lake

 

July 28 87th Assembly

Republican Primary

Michael Bub, Medford

James Edming, Glen Flora

Shirl LaBarre, Hayward

Scott Kenneth Noble, Westboro

 

August 4 31st Senate

Republican Primary

Bill Ingram, Durand

Mel Pittman, Plum City

 

August 11 25th Senate

Democratic Primary

Thomas Ratzlaff, Park Falls

Janet Bewley, Ashland

Gary Kauther, Poplar

 

August 18 67th Assembly Thomas Larson, Republican-Colfax

Gary Stene, Democrat-Colfax

 

August 25 87th Assembly Richard Pulcher, D-Lublin

Winner of Republican Primary

 

September 8 30th Assembly Darrel Laumann, D-New Richmond

Dean Knudson, R-Hudson

Laurie Kroeger, Libertarian-Hudson

 

September 15 92nd Assembly Issac Weix, R-Elmwood

Chris Danou, D-Trempealeau

 

September 22 28th Assembly Travis Schachtner, D-Somerset

Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake

 

September 29 31st Senate Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma

Winner of the Republican Primary

 

October 6 68th Assembly Jeff Peck, D-Cadott

Kathy Bernier, R-Chippewa Falls

 

October 13 25th Senate Dane Deutsch, R-Rice Lake

Winner of Democratic Primary

 

October 20 75th Assembly Stephen Smith, D-Rice Lake

Winner of Republican Primary

 

October 27 23rd Senate Philip Swanhorst, D-Chippewa Falls

Terry Moulton, R-Chippewa Falls

 

November 3 93rd Assembly Jeff Smith, D-Eau Claire

Warren Petryk, R-Eleva

 

 

Wisconsin Public Radio’s Western Bureau has a 20-plus year commitment to provide voters access to their candidates for legislature. 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.

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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 West Side July 21

July 15, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org 

75th Assembly Primary Candidates to be Featured on The West Side July 21

Wisconsin Public Radio will begin a series of election forums with candidates from the 75th Assembly on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, July 21 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer welcomes Republican Ken Mandley of Turtle Lake and Republican Romaine Robert Quinn of Rice Lake.

Candidates from the 75th assembly join Kremer to voice their opinions, discuss issues and explain their qualifications. The 75th District includes all of Barron County, parts of Washburn and Polk County, and a small part of Dunn and St. Croix.

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.

Spectrum West July 17

July 15, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Young African Leaders Initiative at UW-Stout to be Featured on Spectrum West July 17

Two participants, out of the more than two dozen young African leaders in western Wisconsin taking part in a University of Wisconsin-Stout program, will be on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network July 17 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 acclaimed Ojibwe flute maker, a Plum city author and a new Pepin microcinema.

Host Al Ross will sit down with Mark Fenton, director of UW-Stout’s Business Administration Program who helped bring President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative to the university and program participants Nomvula Mhambi from Zimbabwe and Ahmed Sunka from Malawi. Guests will share information about program activities that include classes; site visits; volunteer partnerships; cultural exchanges; and visits to Hayward, Wisconsin Dells, a baseball game and more. The program goes through July 26.

Ross will chat with Frank Montano, internationally-acclaimed traditional flute maker, performer, and recording artist from Red Cliff Ojibwe reservation. He will talk about his music, craft, history, and the 2014 World Flute Society Convention July 16-19 in at the Haas Fine Arts Center on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will sit down with Ellen Parker, Plum city native, UW-Eau Claire alumnus, and author of “Starr Tree Farm,” a book set in western Wisconsin. Recently, she released her second novel “Hiding Places” in both paperback and electronic format. Oliver will then share his “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin” segment.

Ross will meet with Rick Vaicius, founder and executive director of the 7th Annual Flyway Film Festival that runs October 23-26 in Pepin, Stockholm and Maiden Rock. Vaicius will talk about the opening of the organization’s new microcinema called Flyway Minema in Pepin, which will celebrate its launch with a screening of “The Overnighters” July 25-26.

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 West Side July 14

July 8, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org 

Harsh Winter and Late Spring’s Impact to be Featured on The West Side Outside July 14

“The Outdoor Guys” will focus on how the late season has affected northwestern Wisconsin on The West Side Outside from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Dave Carlson, outdoor writer from Eau Claire and former host of Northland Adventures, and Joe Knight, outdoor editor for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, to discuss how the late spring has impacted spawning and fishing in northern Wisconsin. Kremer and guests will also discuss whether the harsh winter helped increase the number of ticks and mosquitoes in the region.

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.

Spectrum West July 10

July 8, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Two Young Local Authors to be Featured on Spectrum West July 10

The University of Wisconsin-Stout student who wrote “What I’ve Learned from Never Having a Boyfriend” will be on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Thursday, July 10 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 new program at the Eau Claire County Exposition Center, an original musical production at the Barron Area Community Center, and a follow-up discussion about “Wisconsin English.”

Host Al Ross will sit down with Stacey Springob, author of “What I’ve Learned from Never Having a Boyfriend.” Springob, from Spencer, Wisconsin will talk about the lessons she has learned from being single through observing others in relationships around her.

Ross will be joined by Laurelyn Sandkamp and Hanna Terwilliger, both Americorps Vista members with University of Wisconsin-Extension in Eau Claire County, and Karen Blaeser, director for Eau Claire County Exposition Center. Ross and his guests will discuss the new shared-use kitchen available for licensed entrepreneurs and non-business people requiring larger kitchen space for food processing.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will meet with Corrine Schultz, playwright of the musical “A Guy Named Tom.” Schultz, a graduate of Barron High School, wrote the musical about Tom Lehrer a popular performer from the 1950s and 1960s when she was 15. The production will be presented by Barron Spotlighters at the Barron Area Community Center starting Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m. Oliver will share his “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin” segment.

Ross will welcome back Joseph Salmons and Eric Raimy, professors at University of Wisconsin-Madison, to further discuss the book “Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State.” Salmons and Raimy will share the specifics behind “Wisconsin English.”

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 West Side July 7

Homelessness in Western Wisconsin to be Featured on The West Side July 7

An update on the homeless shelter in rural St. Croix County will be featured on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, July 7 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Duana Bremer, social services director for The Salvation Army’s Grace Place in Somerset, and Robyn Thibado, president of the Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care or WIBOSCOC and social assets director of West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. or West Cap, to talk about homelessness in rural Wisconsin.

Kremer and guests will be discussing the problem of homelessness in rural Wisconsin. Some of the topics will include the expansion of Grace Place the homeless shelter in St. Croix County, possible benefits to the community, and the rising trend of homeless people outside of urban areas.

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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Spectrum West July 3

July 1, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Remembrance of Expert Stained-Glass Artist to be Featured on Spectrum West July 3

The life and legacy of Laurie Bieze, a matriarch of the western Wisconsin arts scene, will be remembered on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network July 3 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also feature an Eau Claire author, an Altoona documentary filmmaker, and the executive director at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie.

Bieze, internationally renowned stained-glass artist from Eau Claire, passed away on June 22. Host Al Ross will welcome Bieze’s colleagues and friends Mel Sundby, retired art professor; Sally Sundby, independent performing arts professional; and David Caradori, an Eau Claire potter, to talk about Bieze’s contributions to the Eau Claire arts community.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will invite Caroline Akervik, author and media specialist at Eau Claire’s Lakeshore Elementary School, to share her historical fiction novel for young adults “White Pine-My Year as a Lumberjack and a River Rat.” Oliver will then share his “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin” segment.

Ross will chat with J.R. Smathers, a liberal studies major from Altoona, about the documentary “Housing First” created by Smathers and other University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students and was featured last month in the Homegrown short film series at Frameline38: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

Ross will also meet Amy Reise, executive director at Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, to preview the 2014 summer events, including the musical “The Last Five Years,” opening July 19.

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.

Update for The West Side for Monday, June 30

June 25, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Update for The West Side for Monday, June 30

 

Encore Broadcast of Prairie Restoration Show to be Featured on The West Side June 30

A rebroadcast of the August 13, 2013 show will be on The West Side from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Monday, June 30 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer welcomed Mark Leach, ecologist, botanist and owner of Economo E-Books LLC.; Kathy Stahl, chair of the Chippewa Savannas Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts; and Chris Gaetzke, co-chair for West Central Wisconsin Invasive Plant Management Area.

Kremer and guests talked about how to do prairie restoration and the importance of it and how invasive species affect the restoration process.

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.