Arts & Life


The Nicolet College Foundation kicks off its biggest fundraising event of the year Tuesday when A Day for Nicolet gets underway throughout the Northwoods.

The event is designed to raise money for student scholarships says Nicolet College Foundation Executive Director Heather Schallock. She says the goal is to bring the donor in to see how their money helps students...

Oneida County Fair

The second public meeting is set for next week to discuss what the Oneida County Fair should be.

The August event brings about 18,000 people to Pioneer Park in Rhinelander. Oneida County UW-Extension leader Lynn Feldman says at the last meeting, four elements came out of discussion, including infrastructure, increasing sponsorships, getting total community involvement, and looking at a new location.

She says now that the fair is over for another year, it's time for more discussion...

Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,

While debate continues over the nature of climate change, the public next Tuesday can hear from a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who says human health risks pose the largest of threats.

The next "Science  On Tap" presentation is Wednesday in Minocqua.

Dr. Jonathan Patz is director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He spent 15 years as lead author for the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

He says spewing of fossil fuels poses a significant threat to public health, especially respiratory problems.....



JEFFREY FOUCAULT with Guest CAITLIN CANTY - Friday, October 16, 7:30PM - Nicolet College Theater, Rhinelander.

Join WXPR and Nicolet College for an evening of great music with singer and songwriter Jeffrey Foucault Friday, October 16th at 7:30PM at the Nicolet College Theater in Rhinelander.

Tune in to WXPR's Northwoods Café Monday, October 19th, at 7 pm for a live broadcast performance with singer/songwriter Clara Baker.

Salem Oregon’s Clara Baker will be performing songs of love, loss, connection, self-discovery and reflection from her new CD Temporary Things.

Don't miss this unique Live from the White Pine performance, in the convenience of your own home! We also have a limited number of seats for this performance. Contact WXPR for information on reserving tickets. 715-362-6000

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Special Coverage From NPR: Pope Francis to Address Congress

Thursday, Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. 

On Thursday, September 24 WXPR will pre-empt WXPR Midday Classics with Molly Rose to bring listeners NPR’s special coverage of Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress. The address is scheduled to last 45 minutes. 

Let's Grow Garlic

Sep 22, 2015
Pete Rondello

Let's Grow Garlic! A photo synopsis of a year's passage in the garlic growing process. Accompanies today's on-air message on WXPR. Thank-you!

Click here to see the Let's Grow Garlic Photo Album


In her commentary today, Catherine Marshall thinks about the mind, if you don't mind.

Our apologies, but due to car troubles, this performance has been canceled. They will still be playing tonight at Nicolet College. Thank you for understanding. 

  Tune in to WXPR Thursday, September 24th, at 1pm for a live broadcast performance with Telluride Bluegrass Winners Trout Steak Revival. WXPR will also air a rebroadcast of this performance on Saturday Bluegrass September 26th.

Motorcycles by the tens of thousands will be in the Northwoods over the next few days as part of the 34th Tomahawk Fall Ride. The ride is held in conjunction with Harley-Davidson, which has production plants in Tomahawk and as a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The weekend has events at Sara Park in downtown Tomahawk and large musical events around the area.

Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce Director Tamra Anderson says the event is a tremendous boost for the economy, but the ride also has other importance...

Einer Ingman died September 9.  He was 85.  He was given the Medal Of Honor for his action against Chinese machine gun nests where he was critically wounded in 1951. The citation read  that because of Ingman's actions, the enemy forces were broken, the squad achieved it's objective and more than 100 hostile troops had fled. Ingman suffered extensive injuries

Medieval Faire Fun

Sep 15, 2015

Tommy O’s Playhouse held their First Annual Medieval Faire in Hazelhurst last weekend. Experience the torture dungeon, hear from lumberjack Andrew Jensen, songs from Don Meeder, fables from storyteller Linda Hutchinson and about life as a bath tub wench from  Lisa Johnson.  


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In a letter to his Board of Directors, Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dana DeMet has announced his resignation from his current position effective October 2.

The head of the Wisconsin Arts Board thinks Wisconsin has a thriving arts community, but the funding for it trails a neighboring state by a wide margin.

The Wisconsin Arts Board toured Rhinelander, Three Lakes, Eagle River and Land O' Lakes last Friday. Executive Director George Tzougros gave a comparison of Wisconsin's funding for the arts compared to neighboring Minnesota....

Tommy O's Playhouse Hosts First Annual Medieval Faire

Sep 11, 2015

  Tommy O’s Playhouse is putting on their first annual medieval faire in Hazelhurst this weekend and it has drawn people from near and far. Lumberjack Andrew Jensen says he traveled nearly three hours to perform a show equipped with axe throwing, hot saws, chain saws, tree climbing and log rolling.