Miscellaneous

Four Pints Shy Bring Irish Music to WideSpot Saturday, March 2nd

STOCKHOLM – Four Pints Shy, an accomplished Minnesota based band that plays Irish music, returns to WideSpot for a just-before-St. Patricks Day concert that will have you smiling. Playing an astonishing number of instruments, including the bodrhan, accordion, tin pipe, bouzouki, mandolin and more, the band is known for sparkling, multi part harmonies with multiple…

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Slices of Life – Point of View

By Jill Pertler   I look up to my husband. Always have. Literally. He is about eight inches taller them me, which gives me a straight view up and into his nose. When he has the occasional booger – and who among us doesn’t – I am often the first to see it. And point…

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Out to Pastor – Have Mouth, Will Stutter

By Dr. James L. Snyder I pride myself with the ability to express myself with the proper wording. I enjoy words and seeing how they relate one to another. Unfortunately, it has not always the case. I have found through the years that I have developed quite the art of stuttering. It happens at the…

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Paula Poundstone on Spectrum West Feb. 14

RIVER FALLS – Comedian Paula Poundstone, who is appearing next week at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, will join host Al Ross on Spectrum West, which airs at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio. Cleghorn author Nickolas Butler will be featured on…

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Slices of Life – When life gives you fabric softner

By Jill Pertler It was a go to the store for laundry detergent come home with fabric softener kind of day. And it happened to me. Of course it did. But hey, everyone has bad days. Not a one of us has a corner on that market. And bad days are in the eye of…

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Grammy Winner Pat Donohue Returns to WideSpot on Saturday, Feb. 16

STOCKHOLM – Pat Donohue, a master of finger picking guitar, returns to WideSpot for a sure-to-be wonderful concert on Saturday, February 16th.  You may recognize him from his twenty year stint with the Guys All Star Shoe Band from the radio series Prairie Home Companion.  Expect to hear charming original tunes, as well as covers…

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Human Trafficking in Western Wisconsin on The West Side – Feb. 11

RIVER FALLS – Human trafficking in western Wisconsin will be discussed on The West Side, which airs at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio. Host Rich Kremer will speak with State Representative Jodi Emerson of Eau Claire and Cat Jacoby who represents Fierce Freedom in Eau Claire, a…

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Slices of Life – Tidying up

By Jill Pertler We all wake up in the morning – unless we work the night shift. Then we go to bed in the morning and wake in the evening. But despite differing schedules, we all have some sort of beginning to our waking hours each day/night. We all have to wake up. The alternative…

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Chris Kroeze from The Voice on Spectrum West Feb. 7

RIVER FALLS – Barron native Chris Kroeze will stop by the studio to talk about life after The Voice with host Al Ross on Spectrum West, which airs at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 on The Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio. A University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire political scientist and author, a symphony…

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