River Falls Professor And Author To Be Featured On Spectrum West November 7

November 5, 2013


For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio


River Falls Professor and Author to be Featured on Spectrum West November 7

A professor and author from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls will discuss the discipline of social work on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Thursday, November 7 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also feature Bridge to Hope and its upcoming benefit in Menomonie, the production of Almost Maine at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and the award-winning Eau Claire area Master Gardeners Programs.

Host Al Ross welcomes Ogden Rogers, professor and chair of the department of social work at UW-River Falls. He has written a collection of essays, poems and other writings about life and social work. Rogers will discuss his career and new book called Beginnings, Middles & Ends-Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work.          

Ross then welcomes Nicole Johnson, services coordinator for Bridge to Hope. The organization provides shelter, support, information and referrals to those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Johnson will talk about the organization and this Saturday’s first-ever Quilt Tour to benefit the group in Menomonie.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver shares a conversation he had with Paul Calenberg, director of Almost Maine, a romantic comedy running through Saturday at the Harvey Hall Theatre on the UW-Stout campus. Oliver also shares “What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin” featuring area theater offerings.

Ross will also talk about the Eau Claire area Master Gardeners Programs, recipients of a Search for Excellence Award at the International Master Gardener Conference 2013. The award is in recognition for volunteer work offered and completed in western Wisconsin.


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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