Arts Integration Menomonie Spectrum West May 28

May 28, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

Arts Integration Menomonie Spectrum West May 28

A five million dollar grant to fund Arts Integration Menomonie (AIM) will be discussed on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, May 28 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also feature the River Falls Community Arts Board, the 12th annual Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, and the Big River Radio Wave in Alma.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with Dr. Tami Weiss, a UW-Stout professor; who will discuss AIM, which is designed to encourage teachers to incorporate the arts into their curriculum. It is a collaboration between the university, the Menomonie area school district, and the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts.

 

Steve Preisler, River Falls Community Arts Board president will be featured to talk about the board and its important role for the local River Falls arts scene. The board is a non-profit organization that facilitates arts related events and projects in the River Falls community.

Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Emily Kurash, the director of marketing for the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona. The festival will feature four Shakespearean plays between June 24 and August 3.

 

The show will also preview the Big River Radio Wave from the Big River Theatre in Alma, at 6 and 8 p.m., May 30. Al Ross will interview Big River Radio Wave musical guest James ‘Mudcat’ Grant of ‘Mudcat and the Bottom Feeders.’ The performance will be recorded for a July 4th special which will be heard of WPR’s Ideas Network.

 

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

 

Fishing and Pheasants to be Featured on The West Side June 1

May 26, 2015

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio

715-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

Fishing and Pheasants to be Featured on The West Side June 1

 

Pheasants and fishing will be among the topics discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side Outside on June 1st, at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

 

Host Rich Kremer will be joined by the “Outdoor Guys” Dave Carlson, creator of the syndicated TV show “Northland Adventures” and Joe Knight, outdoor editor for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. The conversation will also feature special guests from the Department of Natural Resources: Scott Toshner, Fisheries Biologist, and Bill Hogseth, Wildlife Biologist. Kremer will also welcome Dennis Vanden Bloomen, a volunteer angler education instructor with the DNR.

 

The DNR will host Wisconsin’s free fishing weekend June 67 will allow non-licensed fishers to fish anywhere in Wisconsin. The Outdoor Guys will also discuss the DNR’s partnership with Wisconsin Pheasants Forever, an organization dedicated to habitat restoration.

 

“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.

Wisconsin Veterans Rebroadcast on The West Side May 25

May 19, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Wisconsin Veterans Rebroadcast on The West Side May 25

Veterans of western Wisconsin will be the topic on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network The West Side Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, in a rebroadcast of a program originally aired in May of last year.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome David Backstrom, a veteran in the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Vietnam.

The show will be a special Memorial Day look at veterans and veteran issues like how veterans are treated when they come back from deployment, readjusting to civilian life and issues with the Veterans Administration medical services.

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.

 

River Falls Poet Featured on Spectrum West May 21

May 21, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

River Falls Poet Featured on Spectrum West May 21

River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith will talk about his latest book on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, May 21 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/. The show will also preview a Rice Lake symphony’s future under new director and composer, Alma’s Big River Radio Wave theatrical performances, a conversation with the director of a Rice Lake theatre’s newest production, and a story about a Rice Lake student’s film of his weather balloon launch.

 

Thomas R. Smith, internationally published poet, essayist and teacher from River Falls, will talk about his seventh published book, with host Al Ross. The book, The Glory, is a compilation of over 50 new works from this published author.

 

Kevin Peters, the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra of Rice Lake’s newest artistic director and conductor will discuss his plans for the orchestra’s future. The symphony’s president Earl Cook will also join the conversation to discuss the year long search for a new director.

 

Mac Cherry, host of the Big River Radio Wave will discuss the upcoming performances on May 30th at the Big River Theatre in Alma. Cherry will highlight special guests featured at the show, including pop folk rock band Mudcat and the Bottom Feeders, storyteller Kenny Salwey, various comedians, and many more acts.

 

Special correspondent Jim Oliver will share his conversation with Terry Weisner, director of They’re Playing Our Song, running May 27th-June 6th at the Red Barn Theatre in Rice Lake. The play focuses on the dynamic relationship between a wise-cracking composer and his new lyricist.

 

Lastly, we’ll feature a Rice Lake student, Hunter Kemp and his advisor Jeremy Peterson. This Rice Lake student launched a weather balloon and documented the experience on film.

 

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

Foraging to be Featured on The West Side May 18

May 12, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Foraging to be Featured on The West Side May 18

Finding and eating wild plants in western Wisconsin will be the focus of discussion on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, May 18 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will be joined by Sam Thayer, of Birchwood, author of The Forager’s Harvest, and Brett Laidlaw, of Amery, author of Trout Caviar.

Kremer and his guests will discuss tips for safe foraging, the benefits of eating wild plants, what species are in season, and how to cook these wild foods.

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.

Wisconsin Author Featured on Spectrum West May 7

May 5, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

 

Wisconsin Author Featured on Spectrum West May 7

Fall Creek resident and New York Times bestselling author, Michael Perry will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, May 7 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 language summer camp being offered at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, a discussion about Prairie Fling festival in Sarona, and a preview of the Menomonie Theater Guild’s latest production.

 

Michael Perry, a familiar author from western Wisconsin, will be discussing his latest novel The Jesus Cow, with host Al Ross. The novel is one of Perry’s first ventures into fiction and is a comic yet sincere exploration of faith.

 

Ross will also talk with Carter Smith, UW-Eau Claire associate professor and language department chair, about the summer language immersion camps being offered through the university. The camps are available for students entering grades one through four. The program will offer French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Ross will also preview the Prairie Fling festival coming May 16 to the Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona. The Festival’s Theatre’s will offer creativity camps for young people and a fiddle school featuring internationally-renowned instructors.

Special correspondent Jim Oliver shares his conversation with Kate Shay, director of the Menomonie Theater Guild production of Little Women. The classic play will be performed May 8-17 at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie.

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

Nano Technology to be Featured on The West Side May 11

May 5, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Nano Technology to be Featured on The West Side May 11

Nano technology in western Wisconsin will be the focus of discussion on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, May 11 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will be joined by Jennifer Dahl, an assistant professor of material science at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, and Hans Mikelson, engineering technology instructor, at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Kremer and guests will discuss nano technology programs and how global competition is changing the market of these technologies.

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.

Agriculture and Bird Flu to be Featured on The West Side May 4

April 28, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Agriculture and Bird Flu to be Featured on The West Side May 4

The spring outlook for farmers and the recent bird flu outbreak in western Wisconsin will be discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, May 4 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Darin Von Ruden, president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union, and Jerry Clark, a crops and soil educator at the University of Wisconsin Extension. The recent H5 avian influenza outbreak, the sixth in Wisconsin, will be discussed.  Kremer and guests will also talk about the current state-wide drought and what spring planting looks like for local farmers.

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.

Zorba Paster to be Keynote Speaker at WPR’s Listener Dinner

April 22, 2015

Contact: Dean Kallenbach                                                                  For Immediate Release

Wisconsin Public Radio

(715) 839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

debbie.brown@wpr.org

 

Zorba Paster to be Keynote Speaker at WPR’s Listener Dinner

Zorba Paster, co-host of Zorba Paster On Your Health on the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Listener Dinner, May 12 at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. WPR Director Mike Crane, Spectrum West host Al Ross and The West Side host Rich Kremer will also be on hand.

Pastor will preview his upcoming book, Five Steps to Perfect Health, and answer attendees’ questions. Paster is also the author of The Longevity Code: Your Personal Prescription for a Longer, Sweeter Life, which features a foreword from the Dalai Lama. Paster is a clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and works as a physician at the Dean Clinic in Oregon, Wisconsin.

The Listener Event, sponsored in part by Holiday Travel, begins at 5:00 and besides dinner and program, includes a pianist and a silent auction.

More information and reservations are available at wpr.org/eauclaire or call 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.

State Budget Update to be Featured on The West Side April 27

April 21, 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio (715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

State Budget Update to be Featured on The West Side April 27

The evolving state budget process will be discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, April 27 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome area legislators Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) and Joint Finance Committee member, Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls).  The show will discuss the Joint Finance Committee’s possible changes to Governor Walker’s budget proposal. The committee would like to decrease cuts to the Department of Natural Resources Board, the Agriculture Board, and the University of Wisconsin System.

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.