Comedy Featured on Spectrum West January 29

January 27, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

                       

Comedy Featured on Spectrum West January 29

Comedian Kent Rader, performing in the Menominee High School auditorium, will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, January 29 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also include a conversation about the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a preview of a regional jazz group, and a look at a local theater production.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with Rader about his career which went from accounting to comedy. We will also sample some of his clean stand-up comedy routines to be featured at the Red Cedar Youth State fundraiser at Menomonie High School on Friday, February 13th.

 

Adam Horowitz will also be part of the show. In a one- on-one conversation with Ross, Horowitz will define the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a gathering of people across America resolved to focus on creativity.  

Jayson Collins, leader of the Jayson Collins Septet, a high energy jazz combo composed of talented regional musicians, will return to Spectrum West to preview the group’s upcoming appearance at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menominee.

 

Special correspondent Jim Oliver welcomes back Wayne Marek for a look at the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre production of Sleeping Beauty, running February 5-8 at the State Theatre of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.  

 

 

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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Community Journalism to be Featured on The West Side February 2

January 27, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

 

Community Journalism to be Featured on The West Side February 2

Community based journalism projects will be the focus of discussion on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, February 2 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Bob Brown and Dave Gordon from the soon to be launched Chippewa Valley Post, a non-profit community news website. Brown, a former Leader Telegram reporter and journalism and communications instructor, will be the CV Post’s editor. Gordon, past chair of the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire’s Journalism and Communication Department, is the CV Post’s board president. Joining the discussion is Bob Zank, the general manager of WPCA Radio located in Amery, Wisconsin. 
The segment will focus on how community based journalism projects in western Wisconsin aim to supplement local news coverage as newsroom resources continue to decline.

 

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.

Chamber Orchestra Family Concert Featured on Spectrum West January 22

January 21, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
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Chamber Orchestra Family Concert Featured on Spectrum West January 22

Ivar Lunde, musical director of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, January 22 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 Altoona show choir competition, a visiting Chinese folk-fusion band in Barron County, a nostalgia band performing in Hudson, and a Chippewa Falls author.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with ECCO musical director Ivar Lunde about the history of upcoming family concert, “ECCO Tells the Tale.” Lunde will reveal what’s on the playbill of the January 24th performance at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, and will discuss the group’s 17th season.

 

Jon Lueck, choral director at Altoona High School, will also be part of the show. Lueck will preview the 16th Locopalooza Show Choir Competition taking place this Saturday. We’ll go behind the scenes to hear about what it takes to plan and execute this day-long event.

Ross will welcome Doug Edwardsen, Continuing Education Director at University of Wisconsin – Barron County. Through Arts Midwest World Fest, the campus is hosting the Chinese folk-fusion band Shanren. The group has been in Rice Lake all week, visiting schools and playing for students, culminating in a 7 p.m. concert Saturday at the UW-BC Fine Arts Theatre.

Murray Schmidt grew up in the 60’s and remembers the music well. He’s a singer in the St. Paul-based nostalgia band The Waxtones. Schmidt will chat about the band’s performance this Saturday night at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson.

Special correspondent Jim Oliver shares his conversation with Joe Niese, the Chippewa Falls author of “Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story.” Pafko grew up on a farm near Boyceville and played major league baseball in the 40’s and 50’s.

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

Trempealeau County Annexations to be Featured on The West Side January 26

January 21, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

Trempealeau County Annexations to be Featured on The West Side January 26

Property annexations relating to frac sand mining in small Trempealeau County cities will be the focus of discussion of Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, January 26 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will welcome Philip Freeburg, land use regulation specialist from the University of Wisconsin Extension’s Local Government Center and Michael Koles, executive director of Wisconsin Towns Associations. The WTA is a statewide, non-partisan association of member town and village governments. Freeburg, Koles, and Kremer will talk about how efforts to annex land by some cities in Trempealeau County will affect sand mine regulations.

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.

Tribal Perspectives on Mining Rebroadcast on The West Side January 19

January 13, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

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Tribal Perspectives on Mining Rebroadcast on The West Side January 19

Native American perspectives on mining in Wisconsin will be the focus of The West Side on Monday, January 19 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 January of last year.

Host Rich Kremer welcomes Andi Cloud, member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and founder of Migizi Advocates for Turtle Island; Robert Mann, executive director of Heritage Preservation and member of the Ho-Chunk Nation; and Mike Wiggins Jr., tribal chairman of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Kremer and his guests talk about industrial sand mining happening in western Wisconsin and the proposed iron mine in the Penokee Hills of Ashland and Iron counties.

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.

 

Comedy Featured on Spectrum West January 15

January 13, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

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Comedy Featured on Spectrum West January 15

Comedian and Menomonie native Tim Harmston will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, January 15 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 artistic photographer from Stockholm, an author whose novels are set in the upper Midwest, and a ventriloquist/ comedienne performing in Ladysmith.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with Tim Harmston, who has appeared on “The Late Show” and “Last Comic Standing.”  He will discuss the art of his comedy, career moves, and what’s on his plate in 2015.

 

Stockholm photographer Barbara O’Brien will also be part of the show. O’Brien is a professional who specializes in animal photography and training. She’ll discuss her new book Dogface, a collection of dog portraits.

Special correspondent Jim Oliver shares his conversation with Mary McNear, author of the Butternut Lake series set in northern Minnesota. McNear explains how her summers spent in small lake towns in the Upper Midwest, including Wisconsin, influences her writing.

Ross will also talk with Lynn Trefger, a young comedienne engaged in the lost art of ventriloquism. Trefger brings her vocal illusion talents to Ladysmith High School on Friday evening as part of the Flambeau Valley Arts Association Series.

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

Composer Featured on Spectrum West January 8

January 6, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

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Composer Featured on Spectrum West January 8

Composer Heidi Joosten, a Cameron native, will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network on Thursday, January 8 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 upcoming Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild production, a University of Wisconsin-Stout art professor, and an Eau Claire drum maker.

 

Host Al Ross will talk with Joosten, a UW-Eau Claire graduate, who is quickly making a name for herself as an avid and prolific composer. Currently living in Chicago and attending graduate school, Joosten is a multi-instrumentalist whose song “(Marry Me) Anywhere but Here” was performed last summer at the New York Musical Theater Festival. Ross will explore Joosten’s influences and her future in composing.

 

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will welcome Deb Brown, director of CVTG’s presentation of “Over the Tavern.” Brown will preview the show, share her experiences as a first-time director, and highlight a few of the many collaborators involved in the production.  The play runs from January 8 through January 18 at the Grand Theater in Eau Claire.

 

UW-Stout art professor Ursula Murray Husted will also be part of the show, discussing her artist-in-residence experience on a tall ship expedition in the Arctic Circle. Husted, who teaches comic drawing, is documenting her experience in an autobiographical graphic novel.

 

Ross will get an update on the career of artist and drum maker Eric Lee. The Eau Claire resident has been busy with several exhibits and continues to find time to juggle many artistic endeavors.

 

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

2015 Legislative Agenda to be Featured on The West Side January 12

January 6, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

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2015 Legislative Agenda to be Featured on The West Side January 12

Host Rich Kremer will discuss the upcoming legislative session with two of Wisconsin’s state lawmakers on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, January 12 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Kremer will welcome Janet Bewley of Ashland, who recently took retiring state Senator Bob Jauch’s 25th Senate District seat and Dean Knudson of Hudson, who is beginning his third term as Republican representative for Assembly District 30.

Kremer and his guests will look ahead at some of the issues Wisconsin’s lawmakers will consider in the coming months, and how they will affect Western Wisconsin. Among the more controversial subjects are right-to-work proposals, educational reform, and budget shortfalls.

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.

 

 

 

The Outdoor Guys to be Featured on The West Side January 5

December 30, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3869

dean.kallenbach@wpr.org

The Outdoor Guys to be Featured on The West Side January 5

Deer mortality and snowy owls will be discussed on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side on Monday, January 5 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” Joe Knight, outdoor editor for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram and Dave Carlson, the former host of “Northland Adventures.”

They will discuss a five million dollar deer mortality study by the Department of Natural Resources and researchers from UW-Madison, and what it says about why deer die in western Wisconsin. Kremer, Knight, and Carlson will also focus on the recent appearance of snowy owls in the Menomonie area.

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.

 

 

The Best of Jim Oliver Featured on Spectrum West January 1

December 30, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio
(715)-839-3868

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The Best of Jim Oliver Featured on Spectrum West January 1

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will present a collection of his interviews from the past six years on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network on January 1 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

 

Oliver, who covers regional performance and literary events for Spectrum West, will recall some his favorite discussions.  The returning guests will include Bob Carr, one of the founders of the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild; mystery writer Mary Logue whose Claire Watson series is set around Lake Pepin; educators Jim and Jane Jeffries of Eau Claire, who write and market madrigal scripts; Kathy Welch, artistic director of the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond; and Ellie Mason Johnson, artistic director of the St. Croix Art Barn in Osceola.

Also featured will be conversations with Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Latehomecomer and guitarist and singer Leon Redbone who spoke to Oliver prior to his appearance at Eau Claire’s State Theater.

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