September 1, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
Ethics of Water on The West Side September 7
Western Wisconsin water issues will be the focus of Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, September 7 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.
The program will be a special rebroadcast of interviews conducted earlier on WPR’s La Crosse-based issues show Newsmakers. The program will be a discussion of the effects of the watershed on western Wisconsin and its residents.
Guests will include journalist Cynthia Barnett, who was keynote speaker at the Water Ethics conference at Viterbo University last spring, who contends that drought and water quality issues could create the impetus to stop Americans from taking freshwater for granted. Also on the program are Curt Meine, a conservation biologist and senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and Jane Elder, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters Executive Director.
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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