Video Web Series Producer And Writer On Spectrum West January 25, 2018

January 23, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach

Senior Regional Manager

Wisconsin Public Radio


Video Web Series Producer and Writer on Spectrum West January 25, 2018


The premiere of a video web series filmed in western Wisconsin will be the focus of Spectrum West, which will air on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The program will also highlight a display of prison inmates’ writing and art in Chippewa Falls, preview a play in Eau Claire, and look ahead at a recruitment event for barbershop singers in Menomonie.

“Fragments” is a seven-chapter video web series filmed in Eau Claire & Minneapolis premiering on the big screen Saturday and Sunday at the Micon Downtown Budget Cinema in Eau Claire. The series, produced by Mackenzie Hastings and written by Ben Kreibich, follows two young people as they navigate the world of post-psychiatric treatment. Hastings and Kreibich will join host Al Ross by telephone.

Ross will welcome Michael Sandvig and Keri White who help direct and design “The Pen Project,” a magazine that features creative writing by current and former prison inmates. It is offered by “Five Thirteen Free,” an Eau Claire ministry organization that helps inmates find purpose. An exhibit of art-by-inmates is posted at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls.

Correspondent Jim Oliver will welcome back well-known actor Patrick O’Brien, directing and acting in the play “Whisper Into My Good Ear,” coming Friday and Saturday to the Grand Theatre in Eau Claire. An Eau Claire Regis and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire graduate, O’Brien has appeared in numerous films and television programs.

The Northern Lights Chorus and the Dunn County chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society are hosting a concert and recruitment event Tuesday evening, January 30 in Menomonie. Ross will talk with Pat Mulheron and Tom LeClair about the history of the chapter and the opportunities that exist as a member.


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 live stream at and a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie. Archives are available at




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