Author Callista Gingrich To Be Featured On Spectrum West November 14

November 12, 2013


For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio

Author Callista Gingrich to be Featured on Spectrum West November 14

Callista Gingrich, who is originally from Whitehall, will talk about her latest book on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Thursday, November 14 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The show will also feature a folk artist coming to the Heyde Center in Chippewa Falls, a sports writer from Menomonie, and The Entertainers: A Documentary Moving Picture debuting in Chippewa Falls.

Special Correspondent Jim Oliver will share a conversation with Callista Gingrich, a western Wisconsin native who has written the third installment in the Ellis the Elephant book series for young people on American history. The book is called Yankee Doodle Dandy. Gingrich is the wife of former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.


Host Al Ross welcomes singer/songwriter Dave Nachmanoff coming to the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on Saturday Evening. Nachmanoff will talk about his craft, his history playing with Al Stewart and the show he will perform this weekend.

Ross will also talk to Jerry Poling, assistant director of communications at University of Wisconsin-Stout and writer of books on iconic Wisconsin sports figures such as Hank Aaron and former Green Bay Packers. He is currently working on a book about the history of UW-Stout.

Nick Holle, a Chippewa Falls High School Alumnus, will join to the show to discuss his award winning documentary The Entertainers, which he and other CFHS graduates produced. The documentary is about a group of ragtime piano players vying for the world championship. The film’s Chippewa Valley premiere will be Sunday at Micon Cinemas in Chippewa Falls.

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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