December 11, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Nate Plummer, about his adaptation of a well-known holiday piece: Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol.
Al Ross hangs with Gene Power and Mark Blaskey, about performances from both the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony and the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Al Ross has a chat with Greg Gilbertson, about his latest CD: Limited Vocabulary.
Al Ross interviews Claude Morrison, one of the founders of the popular a cappella group The Nylons.
December 4, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Kristi Schumacher of Fall Creek, Monica Holtz of Eau Claire and Jeannie Roberts of Chippewa Falls, the authors of three books for children.
Al Ross hangs with Stephanie Campbell and Barb Zak, co-artistic directors of the Phipps Dance Company.
Al Ross has a chat with Patrick Liebergen, choral director at UW-Stout.
Al Ross interviews Jim Fleming, who is retiring from Wisconsin Public Radio’s show, Morning Classics.
Al Ross has a chat with Aaron Durst, band director at UW-Stout.
November 20, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Mike Norman, author of the book Nearly Departed.
Al Ross hangs with John Stoneberg, Director of the L.E. Phillips Library.
Al Ross has a chat with Jeremiah Smallchild and Gideon Lamb, authors of the book What Would God’s Pottery Do?.
Al Ross interviews Andy Schansberg about his new exhibit opening at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library.
November 13, 2009:
Al Ross talks with Alison Scott, a very talented musician.
Al Ross chats with Carolyn Burnett, a director from the Theatre in the Woods.
Al Ross hangs with Dr. Peter Haberman, director of the UW-Eau Claire Honors Band.
Al Ross speaks with Dr. Ethan Wickman, Assistant Professor of Music at UW-Eau Claire, for part two of the orignal interview.
Al Ross interviews Lora Johnson, author of The Night I Met Santa.
November 6, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews James Miller director of the Menomonie Theatre Guild play, Proof.
Al Ross hangs with Maestro Cagnin and talks about about the experience of leading and tutoring one of the longest-standing and most famous of international choirs.
Al Ross has a chat with Dr. Ethan Wickman, Assistant Professor of Music at UW-Eau Claire.
Kris MacCallum interviews David Brock, about an art exhibit at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire.
October 30, 2009:
Al Ross chats with Kevin McMullin about the organizing of the 10th annual Northern Heritage Fiddle Contest.
October 23, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Lot Tuner, who wrote an adaptation to the original 1818 story of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
Al Ross chats with Ruth Mackenzie about her upcoming performance at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson.
Al Ross interviews George Tzourgros, executive director of the Wisconsin Arts Board.
Al Ross talks about Flyway Film Festival “Family Flyway” going on this weekend, October 22-25, in Pepin.
Al Ross chats with Adam Swanson, the current holder of the title World Champion Old Time Piano Player.
October 16, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Randall Read , director of In the Restroom at Rosemblooms.
Al Ross chats with Geoffrey Keezer, about performing with the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra in a concert called Cavalry, Cannons, and Keezer.
Al Ross interviews Lorna Landvik, a native of Minneapolis who has written eight books.
Al Ross talks with some of the members of Rent, a production by The Eau Claire Children’s Theater.
October 9, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Lois West-Duffy, who’s written a creative, inspiring book for young people called Zillah’s Gift.
Al Ross chats with Mildred Larson, in the first of a two part interview, about the 10th year of The Chippewa Valley Book Festival.
Al Ross interviews Mei-Ling Anderson, an Eau Claire native who plays bass in the band, The Wars of 1812.
Al Ross has a chat with Marsha Qualey, an assistant professor at Hamline University.
October 2, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Carolyn Burnett about the production, Fools, which will be shown at the Theater in the Woods in Shell Lake.
Al Ross chats with Ron Krienke about the challenges of producing an aggressive musical endeavor, Chicago, that features one show-stopping hit after another.
Kris MacCallum interviews Linda Day, clay artist and tour organizer of the Fresh Art Fall Tour.
Al Ross has a chat with Dr. Gary Schwartzhoff, Professor of Music and director of choral activities at UW-Eau Claire.
September 25, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Theodore Karamanski, about the book North Woods River: The St. Croix River in Upper Midwest History.
Al Ross chats with Elizabeth Stoll, a New York coordinator of the Smithsonian event about how to get a free admission pass and the history behind the event.
Al Ross interviews Jean Feraca, a well known WPR personality providing interesting conversation and uplifting topics on Here on Earth: Radio without Borders.
Al Ross has a chat with Rozan Henning about the the 6th annual Falling Leaves Art Tour.
Al Ross hangs with Alice Peacock, she grew up in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is making waves in the music business.
September 18, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Nancy Schumm-Burgess, a writer and historian involved in the production of the book Wisconsin Barns.
Al Ross chats with Vicky Emerson who grew up in Elmwood and learned to play the piano at an early age.
Al Ross interviews Bill Eisenbarth and Dale Young, the two founding fathers of The Chippewa Valley Symphony in Part two of a two part chat.
Al Ross has a chat with Michelle Rudd about the the 3rd annual Art in the Park festival.
Al Ross hangs with Olov Johansson, a member of the Swedish Folk Trio known as Vasen.
September 11, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Don Hodgins, theatre director at Fanny Hill in Eau Claire.
Al Ross chats with Bill Eisenbarth and Dale Young, the two founding fathers of The Chippewa Valley Symphony in Part one of a two part chat.
Al Ross hangs with Jyl Kelly, assistant professor of photography at UW-Eau Claire.
Al Ross has a chat with Alan Pedersen, a musician from Colorado who lost a daughter and has since made music an important grieving process.
September 4, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Keith Isaacson and gives listeners a preview of the upcoming production of Sherlock Holmes at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson.
Al Ross chats with Robin Pluer, Chanteuse jazz performer.
Al Ross hangs with UW-Eau Claire Professor Wil Denson and talks about his class, Screenwriting for the Film Industry.
Al Ross has a chat with Larry Farl, Rich Prezioso and Jacquie Manning, better known as Small Potatoes, a song-writing and singing duo from Chicago.
August 28, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews William Kent Krueger about the novel, Heaven’s Keep.
Al Ross chats with Bill Evans of the Bill Evans New Orleans Jazz Band.
Al Ross hangs with Brett Kallusky and David Heberlein and talks about the exhibit opening at the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building in the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Al Ross has a chat with Eugene Power, Director of the The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony.
August 21, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Eva Srubar about ETC’s version of Drinking Habits.
Al Ross chats with Wayne Marek of the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre about several upcoming show auditions for the fall shows.
Al Ross hangs with WHYS Bluegrass Festival event coordinator Todd Adams and WHYS program director Keevin Peuse and has chat about this event.
Al Ross has a chat with Sue Orfield, head of the Sue Orfield Band, and Ellen Whyte, blues singer.
August 14, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Dale Skerhutt director of Mid Life! The Crisis Musical.
Al Ross chats with John Stedman who experienced Woodstock and shares his memories .
Al Ross hangs with Ben Richgruber director of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.
Al Ross has a chat with Ernie Broeniman, leader of the popular old time orchestra known as Dorf Kapelle.
August 7, 2009:
Al Ross interviews Kenny Salwey, resident story teller featured on The Big River Radio Wave.
Al Ross chats with Kathleen Melin about the Lamar Music Festival .
Jim Oliver talks Liz Fisher about the plans behind Summer Shindig at the Schlegelmilch.
Jim Oliver interviews Patrick O’Brien, a western Wisconsin native who is returning to The Festival Theatre in St. Croix falls.
Al Ross with Chalkfest organizer Nick Meyer and Wausau artist Len Soderlund about the event coming to Wilson Park.
July 31, 2009:
Al Ross interviews Marilyn L. Taylor, Ph.D, an instructor at UW-Milwaukee.
Al Ross chats with Dan Callan about the Blues on the Chippewa concert.
Jim Oliver talks John Loomis about his newest book Mating Season.
Al Ross interviews Larry Bennett an education counselor at Beaver Creek Reserve.
Al Ross discusses the upcoming event Soundscapes of the St. Croix.
July 24, 2009:
Al Ross interviews LaMoine MacLaughlin, Director of the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts in Amery.
Jim Oliver chats with Cheryl Starr concerning the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild’s presentation of Twelfth Night.
Jim Oliver talks Danette Olson, director of the Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls about their production of Four by Two.
Al Ross interviews Mary Mack about her new CD “Pinch Finger Girl”.
Al Ross interviews Linda Knutson, Executive Director of the Chippewa Valley Drum and Bugle Corps Association.
July 17, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Josh Hertel and Adam Boll about their play, Tech Support, The Musical.
Host Al Ross discusses the 36th annual Stockholm Art Fair.
Kris MacCallum returns this week with the scoop on Story Lines: Narrative and Sequential Images, an exhibit currently featured at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire.
Al Ross has a chat with the blues group Davina and the Vagabonds.
July 10, 2009:
Jim Oliver interviews Jane Kirkpatrick whose latest book is A Flickering Light.
Al Ross chats with Marvin Panch who is one of the top 50 all time NASCAR drivers, about coming back to his hometown of Menomonie.
Dean Kallenbach and Jared Hause go live at Tep’s Drive-in in Augusta, where the Eau Claire Children’s Theater was performing pieces from Grease.
Al Ross has a chat with Michael Macone.
July 3, 2009:
Al Ross interviews Elaina Newport of The Capitol Steps to get the scoop on their Fourth of July performance.
June 26, 2009:
Al Ross interviews John Potter who will talk about the Minnesota Orchestra performing a free outdoor concert.
Al Ross chats with Kathy Welch about Summer Theater classes offered at the Old Gem Theater in New Richmond.
Al Ross chats with a representative from The Shell Lake Center for the Arts about the Tribute to the Big Bands Scholarship Benefit Concert.
Dean Kallenbach interviews Phillip Anich about the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield.
Al Ross chats with a representative from The Chippewa Valley Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps about preparing for its first ever public appearance.
June 19, 2009:
Al Ross interviews Brian Schellinger, who was born and raised in rural southwestern Wisconsin and leads a 6-piece band called The Riverbenders.
Jim Oliver chats with Don Hansen about the Meet O. Henry program.
Al Ross talks with a unique entertainer known as “Imani”.
Al Ross interviews Scott Riley about The Missoula Children’s Theatre Company.
June 12, 2009:
Al Ross interviews Peter Rosen ,who will give an inside look at the production of Garrison Keillor: The Man On The Radio in the Red Shoes.
Jim Oliver chats with Paul and Hjordy Wagner and explores the book Ready or Not…They’re Gay.
Kris MacCallum talks with Rebecca Crowell, a rural Osseo artist for the second time of the two-part series about the business of art.
Al Ross interviews Carrie Classon about upcoming shows for the Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls.
Al Ross interviews the organizers of the Open Air Festival of the Arts about events and amenities planned for the third annual affair.
June 5, 2009:
Al Ross interviews a member of the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts, about the Rural Artists of Wisconsin exhibit opening at the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts in Amery, WI.
Jim Oliver chats with Daniel E. Van Tassel who has written a book about growing up in western Wisconsin, entitled Back to Barron – Life in the Heartland at Mid-Century.
Kris MacCallum talks with Rebecca Crowell, a rural Osseo artist for the first of a two-part series about the business of art.
Al Ross sits down with Karen Kaufman , about joining the Circle Dance Camp coming to Sarona, WI.
May 29, 2009:
Host Al Ross interviews John Graber and Stephanie Ann Stephens and gets all the details about their upcoming show.
Dean Kallenbach chats with Gary Schuster in part two of the two-part interview to talk about the historic Mabel Tainter theatre and Schuster’s plans.
Jim Oliver will talk with Blaine Halvorson, the man with the dream behind a new youth theatre group taking shape in the Menomonie area.
Al Ross interviews Ken Fulgione, president of the Chippewa Valley Blues Society, to discuss Tuesday Blues.
May 22, 2009:
Al Ross interviews Jake Karkula, Director of the Menomonie High School Jazz Ensemble, about the annual Spring Swing.
Dean Kallenbach chats with Gary Schuster in part one of the two-part interview to talk about the historic Mabel Tainter theatre and Schuster’s plans.
Kris MacCallum talks with Celeste Nelms, Maiden Rock Revue co-host, about the unique show.
Jim Oliver sits down with Terry Weisner, Director of Daddy’s Girl, about the upcoming show.
May 15, 2009:
Al Ross interviews Katie McKy, an Eau Claire children’s literature author about her new book Wolf Camp.
Al Ross chats with Rob Reid, a Children’s and Adolescent book expert, educator and writer.
Jim Oliver sits down with Amy Klein from The Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls and talks about the theatre’s annual Creativity Camps.
Al Ross talks with the band, Daredevil Christopher Wright about their new CD, In Deference To A Broken Back.
May 8, 2009:
Al Ross interviews comedian and musician Larry Heagle about his special performance with his brother, Father John Heagle.
Dean Kallenbach sits down with Dennis Luginbill of Eau Claire to discuss the world premiere of his composition Current of Change: Suite for Symphonic Orchestra.
Kris MacCallum chats with Menomonie ceramic artist, Ryan Kruse.
May 1, 2009:
Al Rossinterviews Gene Power, conductor of the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony.
Jim Oliver sits down with Wayne Marek from the Eau Claire Children's Theatre and talks about the production of The Last Five Years .
Al Ross chats with Rob Reid who is an educator, writer and lecturer that is specializing in children's literature.
April 23, 2009:
Kris MacCallum has an interview with Deb Johnson, Executive Director of the Heyde Center for the Arts about the 44th Annual Chippewa Herald Spring Art Show.
Kathy Stahl talks with a member of Imani Winds, a Grammy nominated wind quintet from New York.
Jim Oliver sits down with Professor Alan Rieck, Director of the UW-Eau Claire Women's Concert Chorale to talk about an upcoming concert based on a trip to South Africa.
Host Al Ross chats with Michael Perry about his new book, Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting.
April 16, 2009:
Kathy Stahl interviews Jake Henry of the New North String Band and Rich Schroeder, a sound engineer for Grandpa Lloyd's Barn in Elk Mound, Wisconsin.
Al Ross had the opportunity to chat with Shlomo Deshet of the Israeli Band, Esta.
Jim Oliver discusses the Menomonie Theatre Guild's production of "Wit" with the play's director, James Miller.
Al Ross gets an opportunity to speak with Dan Chouinard about the Earth Day theme, 'Once upon a river-Celebrating the St. Croix River in song and story'.
April 9, 2009:
Kathy Stahl interviews Katie Chaffee about the exhibit, "Paradise Lost? Climate Change in the North Woods". It's at the River Falls Public Library.
Jim Oliver talks with Paul Colenberg about the musical comedy, Urinetown.
Al Ross had the opportunity to chat with Angella Ahn about her musical group, The Ahn Trio.
March 26, 2009:
Al Ross has the opportunity to chat with Randy Fromme about his celebrated cello playing.
Dean Kallenbach talks with Mac Cherry about the Big River Radio Wave.
Al Rossinterviews Bob Baca about the Eau Claire Jazz Festival.
Jim Oliver talks with Harold N. Cropp about the Commonweal Theatre's production of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.
Kris MacCallum interviews Lisa Bigalke about the exhibit, "Nowhere and Everywhere" at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.
March 19, 2009:
Jim Oliver talks with Jason Neuwlander about The Intergalactic Nemisis, a radio drama coming to Eau Claire's State Theater.
Kris MacCallum interviews The Phipps Center visual arts director, Anastasia Shartin.
Al Ross has the opportunity to sit and chat with Howard 'Guitar' Luedtke and have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to listen to his individual sound.
March 12, 2009:
Kathy Stahl talks to Executive Director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony, Mark Blaskey.
Kris MacCallum interviews Elk Mound ceramic artist Rhonda Willers.
Jim Oliver talks with lyricist Jerry Way about The Seventh Destiny, an original musical that blends Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.
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