Wisconsin Public Radio

Route 51

Route 51


"Route 51" is a regional talk show hosted by Glen Moberg focusing on issues important to the north-central Wisconsin area, as well as featuring regional music, culture, and arts. It can be heard on AM 930 WLBL Auburndale/Stevens Point, 91.9 WLBL Wausau, 90.3 WHBM Park Falls, 89.9 WHSF Rhinelander/Eagle River, and 89.1 WHAA Adams/Wisconsin Rapids Thursdays at 10 a.m. It is also repeated Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9 WHRM Wausau.

Link: www.wpr.org/programs/route-51


July 11, Native American Songwriter Paco Fralick

Jul 11, 2019


Paco Fralick developed a deep appreciation of music at an early age while growing up in Rhinelander. Although he spent more than two decades as a dentist, he ultimately returned to music. Fralick is now an award-winning singer and songwriter who performs throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

July 4, Healing Invisible Wounds: Art Therapy And PTSD

Jul 4, 2019


Art therapy has experienced tremendous growth over the past two decades, not only advancing treatment options but also advancing into different populations and treatment settings. In particular, art therapists have been working with a very special and unique population — the military.

June 27, The Magic Of Vinyl Records

Jun 27, 2019


Once considered a relic of the past, vinyl records are making a huge comeback in central Wisconsin. Shereen Siewert welcomes longtime radio broadcaster Duff Damos and vinyl enthusiast Jaron Childs, a WXPR-Rhinelander volunteer, to discuss the magic of LP records.

June 20, 30th Annual Energy Fair Preview

Jun 20, 2019


This year marks the 30 th anniversary of the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, an event that draws thousands of visitors to the Portage County community of Custer. Host Shereen Siewert welcomes Nick Hylla, Executive Director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, to discuss this year’s more than 200 workshops and speakers.

June 13, Reducing Nitrates In Wisconsin's Wells

Jun 13, 2019


"Route 51" welcomes State Senator Patrick Testin, of Stevens Point, and State Rep. Scott Krug, of Nekoosa, to discuss their efforts to tackle the health risks of nitrates in drinking water.

June 6, Segregation In Central Wisconsin And Beyond

Jun 6, 2019


Year after year, studies show that Wisconsin is the most segregated state in the nation, but how does that translate in central Wisconsin?

May 30, Wisconsin's Summer Festivals

May 30, 2019


Wisconsin is host to dozens of festivals throughout the summer months, as residents celebrate their heritage, their favorite foods, and their favorite music. “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Travel Wisconsin Secretary Designee Sara Meany to the show for tips on the best picks for summer festival fun.

May 23 - The Tangible - And Tasty - Benefits Of The Local Food Movement

May 23, 2019


As a growing nationwide movement, locally grown food has a range of benefits to offer.

May 15, Criminalizing First Time DUI Offenses

May 16, 2019


In every state except Wisconsin, first-time drunken driving is a criminal offense. Here, it’s treated as a traffic ticket. “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes State Rep. Jim Ott (R-Mequon), Portage County District Attorney Louis Molepske, and Wisconsin Public Radio Reporter Corrine Hess to discuss Wisconsin's complicated relationship with alcohol.

May 9, Victoria Houston & Great Summer Reads

May 9, 2019


Book enthusiasts know that summer is high season for juicy fiction and gripping tell-alls. Wisconsin Public Radio “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes local author Victoria Houston and Marathon County Public Library Marketing Specialist Dan Richter to talk about the most highly anticipated reads of the summer. Houston, who is the author of the popular “Loon Lake” mystery series, will offer a preview of her latest book, set for a June release. Then, Dan Richter will offer up a list of must-reads for the upcoming summer season, with an emphasis on new releases you won’t want to miss. "Route 51" Summer 2019 Reading List "Route 51" Summer 2019 Reading List

May 2, Gardening In North Central Wisconsin

May 2, 2019


Gardening in north central Wisconsin can be complex, especially when winter lasts longer than we expect it to. “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes master gardeners Pat Mroczinski and Sharon Omernik for our annual gardening show, offering tips for best growing practices in north central Wisconsin.

April 25, Therapy Dogs

Apr 25, 2019


Schools can be extremely stressful settings for students, creating a strain on resources that can help young people cope with emotions, disorders or relationships. Therapy dogs provide an inexpensive way to assist students in focusing on their education. They provide a comforting presence for young people in need and are increasingly being used in addiction therapy and treatment centers. On Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m., “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Wausau Deputy Chief of Police Matt Barnes, Lakeside Recovery Manager Daniel Shine, Wausau East School Resource Officer Nick Stetzer, and Nick's dog, Badge. Siewert and her guests will discuss how therapy dogs are being used to transform the way schools are helping students deal with stress and anxiety, and why they’re now being used in the addiction treatment setting.

April 18, The Buzz About Hemp

Apr 18, 2019


This kind of cannabis won’t get you high. But there’s an undeniable buzz about growing industrial hemp in Wisconsin, a product that has uses ranging from textiles to bio-fuels and body products. On Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m., Wisconsin Public Radio “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point) and hemp farmers Mike Omernick and Deb Tanis. Siewert and her guests will discuss efforts underway in Wisconsin to ease restrictions for Wisconsin farmers interested in growing hemp.

April 9, Changing Demographics In Outdoor Recreation

Apr 11, 2019


Hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities have for years been thought of as male-dominated pastimes. But in recent years, there’s been a dramatic shift in the demographics of outdoor recreation. Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m., Wisconsin Public Radio “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Peggy Farrell, the director of Becoming an Outdoors Woman, and Marty Moses, the state coordinator of Pheasants Forever. Siewert and her guests will discuss efforts underway in Wisconsin to encourage women and youth participation in outdoor recreational activities, and will offer information on upcoming events designed to make enjoying the great outdoors truly all-inclusive.

April 4, Healing Invisible Wounds: Art Therapy & PTSD

Apr 4, 2019


Art therapy has experienced tremendous growth over the past two decades, not only advancing treatment options but also advancing into different populations and treatment settings. In particular, art therapists have been working with a very special and unique population — the military. Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m., Wisconsin Public Radio “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes U.S. Air Force veteran and artist Shawn Ganther, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art Executive Director David Hummer, and U.S. Navy veteran Ken Amundsen. Siewert and her guests will discuss the healing power of art for veterans who are dealing with the crippling effects of combat trauma and post-traumatic stress.

March 28, Peace In The Middle East

Mar 28, 2019


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the longest international struggles in modern history. Host Shereen Siewert welcomes Alison Glick, director of Churches for Middle East Peace and Claudette Harring, organizer of the Pilgrimage to Peace Tour. Siewert and her guests will discuss the realities of the Middle East peace process, the human impact for those living in and around Israel, and what local communities can do to promote peace in the Holy Land.

March 21, Justice At Risk

Mar 21, 2019


“Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Marathon County Circuit Court Judge Michael Moran, Marathon County District Attorney Theresa Wetzsteon, and Ashland attorney Blake Gross for a look at how low pay for state public defenders is causing gridlock on the entire Wisconsin court system. The Wisconsin State Public Defender’s office can only accommodate the cases of about 60 percent of indigent defendants, so it pays private attorneys to take the additional cases. But, because they pay the lowest rate of any state in the nation, the office struggles to attract attorneys, especially for rural clients, leaving many defendants waiting months for an attorney or even going to trial unrepresented. Gross will discuss a federal lawsuit stemming from the public defender shortage and explain why the plaintiffs feel their constitutional rights are being violated. Moran, who spent years as a public defender before being elected to the bench in 2011, will talk about the crippling effect the shortage is having on defendants, court calendars, county jails, and county budgets. Wetzsteon will explain the ripple effect the shortage is having on her own office, and on the victims who can be forced to wait for months or even years for justice to be served.

March 14, The Ecology and Economy of our Lakes

Mar 14, 2019


The 2019 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention is around the corner, and this year’s theme is “Paying it Forward”. We’ll talk with the two keynote speakers, one an ecological economist and the other an entomologist, to learn about the relationship between humans and the natural world. Dr. Kate Brauman is the lead scientist for Global Water Initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, where she studies the coupled interaction of land-use change and water resources. Kate brings together the study of hydrology and plant-water relations with economics and policy to explore the effects of land cover on water delivery to downstream users. Dr. Douglas W. Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has taught for nearly forty years. Dr. Tallamy is the author of the best-selling garden book, Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. We'll also talk with Patrick Goggin, a lakes outreach specialist with UW Extension Lakes who helps homeowners and lake organizations get involved in shoreland restoration and protecting healthy lakes, and Eric Olson, director and outreach specialist with UW Extension Lakes. He helps lake organizations increase their capacity to be active players in protection and restoration of Wisconsin’s water resources.

March 7, Special Budget Edition with Reps. Scott Krug and Katrina Shankland

Mar 7, 2019


What effects will Governor Tony Evers’ recently released state budget proposal have on the citizens of Central Wisconsin? Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” welcomes representatives from Wisconsin’s 71 st and 72 nd Assembly Districts to discuss the details with host Rick Reyer. From infrastructure to education spending, Republican Scott Krug (Rome) and Democrat Katrina Shankland (Stevens Point) will share their perspectives on the proposed budget, their party’s priorities and how the proposal addresses the issues most important to their constituencies.

Feb. 28, Learn Build Fly

Feb 28, 2019


“Route 51” takes to the sky to learn about a program designedto address the looming shortage of pilots, air traffic controllers and aircraft mechanics. Learn Build Fly is a local youth aviation program pairing aviators with elementary through high school students. John Chmiel, co-owner of Wausau Flying Service, Inc. (WFS) and Wausau Downtown Airport (WDA) manager, and Dave Conrad, president of Learn Build Fly will join host Rick Reyer. Chmiel and his wife, Angela, have operated WFS and the WD Airport since 1992. WDA is the home base for over 85 local aircraft including Piper Cubs through turbo prop aircraft and business jets. Once know as Wisconsin’s fastest teenager, Conrad has been an aviator for more than 35 years with more than 1,000 hours of flight time to his credit, most of which in planes he’s built.

Feb. 21, Antigo Native Inspires by Losing

Feb 21, 2019


When Crystal Benes graduated from Antigo High School in 2011 she weighed over 400 lbs. Today, at 26, Benes lives and works in Fort Wayne, Ind. where she has become a celebrity. Shortly after landing in Fort Wayne, Benes was cast as a contestant on “ Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner ,” an intensive healthy-lifestyle program that she credits to losing more than half her bodyweight in less than 10 months. At 10 a.m. Feb. 21 Benes will join host Rick Reyer on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” to share her physical and emotional journey from being the biggest person in the room to a Healthy Lifestyle Influencer. Kelly O’Heron, manager of Aspirus Ideal Weight Solution , will also join the program. O’Heron is a Registered Dietician certified in adult weight management. Ideal Weight Solution has helped more than 3,000 individuals meet their weight loss goals through its clinics in central and northern Wisconsin. Here's a link to Fort Wayne's NBC feature on Crystal Benes.

Feb. 14, Conservation in Wisconsin

Feb 14, 2019


What does a new administration in the governor’s office and in the Department of Natural Resources mean for conservation in Wisconsin? Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” explores that question and others with host Rick Reyer and conservation writer Bill Berry.

Feb. 7, One On One with Glen Moberg

Feb 7, 2019


Last week, reporter and “Route 51” host Glen Moberg retired from Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). On Thursday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m., Moberg joins Rick Reyer to share his experiences covering news for nearly a half-century, favorite moments on “Route 51”, and his journey battling terminal cancer. In addition to the Ideas Network broadcast, the show will be streamed live at http://wpr-ice.streamguys.net/wpr-events-mp3 . Listeners can join the conversation at 800-780-9742. You can also leave a comment below. Moberg came to WPR in 2003 after two decades as a television journalist in Chicago and Wausau. He and Reyer created “Route 51” as a regional opportunity to discuss the issues and culture unique to central Wisconsin. Over the past 15 years, Moberg’s writing, reporting and hosting earned awards from The Associated Press Wisconsin, the Midwest Broadcast Journalism Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Milwaukee Press Club and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Moberg earned the title of Distinguished Broadcaster in 2016, an honor conferred by the chancellor of UW-Extension.

Jan. 31, HmongBAEs

Jan 31, 2019


Hmong-American high school students from the Coulee Region are launching a podcast this fall that explores a series of social issues they are facing. The podcast series called HmongBAEs tackles issues like racism and gender. The initials in the name stand for Building Awareness and Empowerment. “The goal was to provide an opportunity for young Hmong people to explore their social identity, being race, or immigrant children, or gender. To allow them to feel empowered by understanding who they are,” said Ponyu Moua, social justice director of thr La Crosse Hmong cultural agency Cia Siab, Inc . “Definitely to create media for young Hmong people from across the state and the country, and those who are interested who are not Hmong to learn more about the Hmong experience, especially our young Hmong folks.” The podcast is being produced with assistance from Wisconsin Public Radio-La Crosse.

Jan. 24, Weird Wisconsin History

Jan 24, 2019


Born in 1848, Wisconsin, our nation’s 30 th star, has a fascinating history that includes stories and connections the average Wisconsinite might not be aware of. Today on Route 51 we’ll take a dive into such topics as Hollywood’s Golden Age, hops and wheat, human digestion and the Civil War with Brett Barker. Barker has taught at the Wausau campus since 2002 and is the author of “Exploring Civil War Wisconsin: A Survival Guide for Researchers.” His classes in Wisconsin history and civil war history have been among the most popular of students of all ages.

Jan. 17, The Multi-Generational Appeal of Classic Rock

Jan 17, 2019


"Route 51" welcomes guest host Shereen Siewert, Duff Damos of NRG Media and musician and producer Mitch Viegut to discuss the multi-generational appeal of Classic Rock and its continuing influence on our culture today. Because classic rock’s audience continues to evolve, and classic rock has become one of the most successful formats introduced in the past 25 years.

Jan. 10, Creative Placemaking with CREATE Portage County

Jan 10, 2019


Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” welcomes CREATE Portage County executive director Greg Wright and board president Bill Schierl to discuss creative placemaking and the economic impact of creative economies in Central Wisconsin. In 2016, CREATE Portage County launched its efforts to lead community development through arts advocacy and creative placemaking. The organization supports public arts and culture experiences, including free live music through the Levitt Amp Series, to improve quality of life and attract new residents to Central Wisconsin. CREATE Portage County also supports a local creative economy through the IDEA Center, which is devoted to fostering creative industry. In 2019, the organization is exploring possible renovations to turn Stevens Point’s historic Fox Theater into a hub for creative enterprise and a new home for the IDEA Center.

Jan. 3, “Route 51” Honors Howard Kenso Zenimura

Jan 3, 2019


“Route 51” rebroadcasts Glen Moberg’s 2016 interview with two survivors of America’s World War Two Japanese incarceration camps, in honor of survivor and Japanese American baseball star Howard Kenso Zenimura, who passed away December 13, 2018.

Dec. 27, Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra

Dec 27, 2018


"Route 51" welcomes the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra’s executive director Mara Prausa and conductors Dr. Patrick Miles and Dr. Andres Moran for a behind-the-scenes look at the symphony and its 70 th anniversary season. This year, the symphony is celebrating its 70th anniversary season, “Legends and Legacies.” One of those legacies honored this year is that of Dr. Patrick Miles, who will be passing on the baton as the CWSO’s music director and conductor over the past 17 years. His final concert, "Maestro’s Farewell," will conclude the 70 th anniversary season on April 13 and 14. Dr. Andres Moran, currently principle horn for the symphony, will assume the music director and conductor role starting in the 2019-2020 season. The CWSO also has a new executive director, Mara Prausa. She joined the symphony this June following the leadership of Ann Huntoon. Prausa, Miles, and Moran join host Rick Reyer to discuss this year’s transitions in leadership, their work with and vision for the symphony, and the role of classical music in central Wisconsin.

Dec. 20, "Route 51" Hunts For The Hodag

Dec 20, 2018


Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” uncovers the folklore, history and cultural significance of one of Wisconsin’s most famous and terrifying legendary creatures, the horrible Hodag. Guest host Rob Mentzer of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, Rhinelander historian Kerry Bloedorn and reporter Keith Uhlig explore the origins of Hodag mythology and the life and times of Eugene Shepard, whose Hodag hoax brought the city of Rhinelander the attention it needed to survive changes in the timber industry. They will also discuss the continued significance of Rhinelander’s mythological mascot on Wisconsin Northwoods culture. Featured Music "Shep and the Hodag" by Shawn McBurnie and the Slight Exaggerations: https://shawnmcburnie.bandcamp.com/ "The Hodag Song" by Rob "Lefty La-Roo" Letvinchuck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ4r03p5_Jg "Hodag" by Meat Raffle Road: https://soundcloud.com/meat-raffle-road/06-hodag

Dec. 13, Immigration Discussion

Dec 13, 2018


Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” broadcasts an immigration discussion hosted by Dean Kallenbach from WPR’s “The West Side.” Kallenbach will discuss Wisconsin’s growing population of documented and undocumented migrant workers with guests Dave Gorak of the Midwest Coalition to Reduce Immigration and Mireya Sigala of El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley. In Sept., Immigration and Customs Enforcement came through Wisconsin, arresting eighty-three migrant workers in a four-day operation. The conversation will include a closer look at the impact of the arrests on local agriculture, as many Wisconsin migrants are employed in food production.

Dec. 6, Habitat for Humanity

Dec 6, 2018


Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” focuses on the impact Habitat for Humanity has on families, volunteers and communities in north central Wisconsin.

Nov. 29, UW-Stevens Point - Point Forward

Nov 29, 2018


“Route 51” features a conversation about UW-Stevens Point’s recently unveiled Point Forward proposal, a plan for a new kind of regional university. In response to expectations of students and parents and to meet the needs of north central Wisconsin, the proposal weaves liberal arts education through career-focused programs. It also reorganizes UW-Stevens Point’s four existing colleges into three interdisciplinary schools. Chancellor Bernie Patterson and Provost Greg Summers join host Rick Reyer to discuss the proposal and its implications for the university as a whole and the region it serves. Patterson has led UW-Stevens Point since 2010, guiding the strategic plan and vision of the university while strengthening ties with local and regional communities. Previously he was the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma City University, a dean at Georgia College and State University and a faculty member at Valdosta State University. He holds a bachelor's degree from Missouri Western State University, a Ph.D. and Master of Arts in criminology from State University of New York at Albany and an Educational Specialist degree and a Master of Science from the University of Central Missouri. Summers, the provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, joined UW-Stevens Point as a faculty member in the Department of History and International Studies in 2001. His research and teaching interests are in U.S. environmental history, the history of technology and consumerism. He is author of the book “Consuming Nature: Environmentalism in the Fox River Valley, 1850-1950” (University Press of Kansas, 2006). He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and physics from the University of Akron, a master’s degree in history from the University of California-Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in history from UW-Madison.

Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Special

Nov 22, 2018


The Thanksgiving edition of “Route 51” will feature recordings from live, in-studio performances from the past few years. Highlights will include “Route 51” host Glen Moberg sharing music and conversation with local artists Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (pictured), Jerry Schmitt, Art Stevenson and Randy Sabien. Enjoy a selection of bluegrass, folk, jazz and the unique regional music that enlivens the Central Wisconsin Community.

Nov. 8, Post-Election Reporters Roundtable

Nov 8, 2018


Reporters Emily Davies of WSAW TV, Molly Koweek of WAOW News Channel 9, and Robert Mentzer of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin will review the results and provide analysis of the Nov. 6 midterm elections with WPR’s Rick Reyer. Together, they will discuss Wisconsin’s hotly contested US Senate and gubernatorial races, along with local and regional issues and races that brought Central Wisconsin voters to the polls.

Nov. 1, 72nd Assembly District

Oct 29, 2018


Incumbent Republican Scott Krug, Nekoosa , and Democrat David Gorski, Wisconsin Rapids , will discuss important issues facing the district with WPR’s Rick Reyer. The 72 nd Assembly District is primarily rural and includes much of Adams and Waushara Counties, with small parts of Wood and Portage Counties. District communities include the Cities of Wisconsin Rapids and Wautoma, the Village of Richfield and the City of Nekoosa. The general election is set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Oct. 25, 29th State Senate District

Oct 26, 2018


Incumbent Republican Jerry Petrowski, Marathon, and Democrat Richard Pulcher, Lublin, discuss important issues facing the district with WPR’s Rick Reyer. The 29 th Senate District is almost entirely rural and includes Marathon, Taylor, Rusk and Sawyer Counties, as well as small parts of Wood and Clark Counties. The general election is set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Oct. 18, 2018 86th Assembly Debate

Oct 19, 2018


Incumbent Republican John Spiros, Marshfield, and Independent Michael Tauschek, Auburndale, will debate important issues facing the district with WPR’s Dean Kallenbach. The program will also feature recorded comments from Democrat Nancy Stencil, Rib Mountain. The 86 th Assembly District covers portions of Marathon and Wood counties. This includes the communities of Mosinee, Marathon City, part of Marshfield, the villages of Weston, Brokaw, Edgar, Auburndale and Kronenwetter and the Town of Rib Mountain. The general election is set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Oct. 4, 2018 85th Assembly Debate

Oct 3, 2018


“Route 51” focuses on Wisconsin’s 85 th Assembly race. Incumbent Republican Patrick Snyder, Schofield, and Democrat Alyson Leahy, Wausau, will debate important issues facing the district with WPR’s Rick Reyer and Shereen Siewert of the Wausau Pilot and Review. The 85 th Assembly District rests in the center of Marathon County. It includes the cities of Wausau and Schofield, the villages of Rothschild, Hatley and Elderon, and the towns of Ringle and Norrie. It also includes the Wausau west business park and Aspirus Wausau Hospital campus. The general election is set to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Sept. 6, 2018 Diversity in Civic Leadership

Sep 6, 2018


Diversity In Civic Leadership "Route 51” will feature a conversation on the drive to include more women and minority group members in positions of leadership in government and business. Host Glen Moberg will moderate a discussion with Tony Gonzalez, president of EAG Interpreters and executive member of One Wausau; Darryl Mayfield, a teacher and director of the Bradley - Moesch Group; Chris Munson, advising, diversity and success specialist at Northcentral Technical College; and Yee Leng Xiong, executive director of the Hmong American Center and a Marathon County board supervisor.

Route 51 September 6, 2018

Sep 6, 2018


Diversity In Civic Leadership "Route 51” will feature a conversation on the drive to include more women and minority group members in positions of leadership in government and business. Host Glen Moberg will moderate a discussion with Tony Gonzalez, president of EAG Interpreters and executive member of One Wausau; Darryl Mayfield, a teacher and director of the Bradley - Moesch Group; Chris Munson, advising, diversity and success specialist at Northcentral Technical College; and Yee Leng Xiong, executive director of the Hmong American Center and a Marathon County board supervisor.

Route 51, August 30, 2018

Aug 30, 2018


The Impact Of Climate Change On North Central Wisconsin

Route 51, August 23, 2018

Aug 23, 2018


U.S. Congressman Sean Duffy

Route 51, August 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018


Birds of Prey Marge Gibson, Executive Director of REGI, Raptor Education Group Incorporated, an Antigo based nonprofit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured birds and public wildlife education. Gibson is one of America’s leading experts on eagles, hawks, owls and other raptors, successfully returning hundreds of injured birds to the wild each year. Host Glen Moberg will ask Gibson about current and emerging threats to birds and wildlife in north central Wisconsin and the ecosystems that support them.

Route 51, August 9, 2018

Aug 9, 2018


Regional Reporters Discuss Political Races, Allegations Of Media Bias

Route 51, August 2, 2018

Aug 2, 2018


Debate Between 7 th Congressional District Democrats

Route 51, July 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018


87 th Assembly Democratic Party Primary Candidates Featured on Route 51

Route 51, July 19, 2018

Jul 19, 2018


South Beach Chamber Ensemble Featured on Route 51

Janet Planet and The Central Wisconsin Jazz Scene

Jul 12, 2018


Singer Janet Planet, Central Wisconsin Jazz Festivals Featured On Route 51 On July 12 at 10 a.m. Wisconsin Public Radio’s Route 51 focuses on the central Wisconsin jazz scene, including upcoming summer festivals in Wausau and Stevens Point. The program will feature singer Janet Planet, who will be headlining the Sid Kyler River Valley Jazz Festival in Wausau on July 21 and the Riverfront Jazz Festival in Stevens Point on September 2. The program also features festival organizers Tim Buchholz, Associate Professor of Music at UW-Marathon County and representative of the River Valley Jazz Society of Wausau; and Mathew Buchman, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and artistic director of the Riverfront Jazz Festival. Buchholz has released a new CD of vocal jazz, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love , which features Buchman on piano. Host Glen Moberg will moderate a discussion about the impact of jazz music in central Wisconsin. The program will also feature music selections performed by Planet, Buchholz, Buchman and other artists appearing at the two festivals.

Route 51, June 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018


On June 21 at 10 a.m. Wisconsin Public Radio’s Route 51 features outdoorsman Joe Bucher, a National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Legendary Angler, host of the TV series Fishing With Joe Bucher , founder and CEO of the tackle and accessory company Joe Bucher Outdoors, author, writer, and organizer of the Joe Bucher Blues Fest charity fundraiser. Host Glen Moberg will ask Bucher about his role in popularizing musky fishing, his innovative lure designs, and his charity work for youth sports programs. Listeners will be able to call-in live and ask Bucher their fishing and tackle questions.

Route 51, June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018


The Energy Fair Keynote Speaker Michael Perry

Route 51, June 7, 2018

Jun 7, 2018


Legalized Hemp Farming In Wisconsin

Route 51, May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018


Tegan Griffith, Marine Profiled in Wisconsin Public Television’s American Creed Featured on Route 51

Route 51, May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018


Bluegrass Artist Art Stevenson

Route 51, May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018


Annual Garden Show

Route 51, May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018


Beyond the Headlines Project on Law Enforcement and the Media Featured On Route 51

Route 51, April 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018


Edcamp Northwoods Featured On Route 51

Route 51, April 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018


New Political Leadership: Mayors Of Merrill, Rhinelander And Wisconsin Rapids.

Route 51, April 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018


Central Wisconsin Rhythm and Blues Band Johnny and the MoTones Featured On Route 51

Route 51, April 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018


Former Governor Tommy Thompson And Former UW-Madison Chancellor Donna Shalala Featured On Route 51

Route 51, March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018


Central Wisconsin Teen Advocates, Video Producer Featured on Route 51

Route 51, March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018


The Integration Of Baseball And Its Impact On Civil Rights With Sharon Robinson

Route 51, March 8, 2018

Mar 8, 2018


Live Blues in the Schools Concert with the Norman Jackson Band

Route 51, March 1, 2018

Mar 1, 2018


Route 51 Discusses Efforts to Limit Phosphorous Pollution in the Wisconsin River Watershed

Route 51, February 22, 2018

Feb 22, 2018


Naturalist John Bates Discusses Wisconsin’s Old Growth Forests

Route 51, February 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018


Route 51 Focuses on Hurricane Ravaged Dominica With Central Wisconsin’s Good News Project

Route 51, February 1, 2018

Feb 1, 2018


United Way LIFE Reports for Marathon and Portage Counties

Route 51, January 25, 2018

Jan 25, 2018


Conservancy Organizations and the Protection of Natural Areas in North Central Wisconsin

Route 51, January 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018


UW Restructuring

Route 51, January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018


State Politics with Senators Janet Bewley (D-Ashland) and Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point)

Route 51, January 4, 2018

Jan 4, 2018


The Future of Non-Ferrous or Sulfide Mining in Wisconsin

Route 51, December 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017


Star Wars: The Last Jedi And Other Intergalactic Tales