Catherine Marshall Says We're All Part Of A Revolution

Next we hear from WXPR contributor Catherine Marshall. She says there's a revolution going on and we're all a part of it.... Catherine Marshall is a regular host of WXPR Classics By Request and lives in Three Lakes.
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The latest research on preventing the spread of White Nose Syndrome among Wisconsin's bat populations will be presented this weekend.  You can also find out how you can help preserve the populations.

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The new president of Nicolet Area Technical College says he's been getting out and meeting with some of the area's economic development groups but he's spending most of his time right now getting to know the campus.

Dr. Richard Nelson began his new job  July 1. He says things are what was said they would be when he went through the interview process.

He says the education world is rapidly changing to keep pace with a rapidly changing economic world....

Next we hear from WXPR contributor Catherine Marshall. She says  there's a revolution going on and we're all a part of it....

Catherine Marshall is a regular host of WXPR Classics By Request and lives in Three Lakes.

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A wildlife rehabilitation expert says anglers could go a long way to help two key members of the Northwoods bird family.

Mark Naniot from Wild Instincts Rehab near Rhinelander says many eagle and loons have been hit by lead poisoning...

"....lead fishing tackle, we're trying really hard to get the lead out of fishing equipment. Between Loons and (bald) Eagles we see a tremendous amount of lead poisoning these days. A lot of it is due to the fishing equipment we use...."

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Bicycle enthusiasts will have a chance to traverse portions of two states as part of the "Ride With Leinie" fundraiser coming up this Saturday.

Mark Gostisha owns the Forest Lake Country Store on county Highway "B"  and coordinates the event for the Wilderness Lake Trails in the Land O' Lakes area. He says the event began to help expand bicycle trails...

"....the "Ride With Leine" started out as a fundraiser, a brainchild when the bicycle trail was expanding from seven miles to a 38 mile loop around the Sylvania Wilderness Area..."

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Federal and state officials are out with income guidelines for the coming school year for free and reduced meals through the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs.

Department of Public Instruction spokesperson Tom McCarthy says the basic income to get free student meals is just over $31,000 for a family of four. To get a reduced meal price would be an income for a family of four up to $44,863.

McCarthy says students who are hungry don't do as well in school....

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Questions about private water wells and well monitoring has prompted the Vilas County Health Department to host a well monitoring program this Saturday at various locations within the county.

Health Department Director Gina Egan says clean water is essential..

"....we're trying to take a look at the quality of water here in Vilas county. Healthy drinking water is fundamental to a healthy life. We want to make sure everyone's water is safe...."

WXPR Seeks News Stringers

Aug 3, 2015

WXPR would love to have you help us with our news coverage!

We have a few dedicated "stringers" or reporters, in some, but not all of the larger communities in the northern and central Wisconsin.  A stringer finds stories they hear about in their communities, or possibly will get an assignment from the news room, to cover meetings and events. The job pays a small amount for the stories that are broadcast or put on our website.

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More than 1,000 Vilas county homes are getting surveys this week from the county to get feedback about some key issues.

Vilas County Community Resource Development Educator Christopher Stark says as the population changes in the county, they would like to find out more about resident's opinions. He says it's called the Community Connections Survey. One question concerns fastest speed Internet service...

"....we'll be interested to know the answers to that because we're not aware of any comprehensive countywide survey has been done on just that subject...."

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A near perfect growing season has made gardeners happy, but it also means a large growth of aquatic invasive species in our lakes.

Oneida County AIS coordinator Michele Sadauskas  says they've noticed abundant weed growth this summer  and more vegetation being hauled up onto landings...

"...at the same time we're getting some feedback from the wardens that people aren't paying a lot of attention what is coming off their boats and they're leaving some of that vegetation on the boats..."

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