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.