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Ken Krall talks with Jack Bourgeois , Founder of Soldiers on Sleds. The organization provides a weekend of snowmobiling for active military personnel. Recently, Marshfield Clinic donated first aid kits to the cause and we hear about how the community has helped out...

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It quickly went from fall to winter, but officials think this winter could be good for tourism. Department of Tourism spokesperson Kristina LeVan says the public does travel in the winter for snowmobiling, skiing of all types, snow tubing and festivals. She says many ski hills are opening for the season because of the snow and cold which has settled into the Midwest.... "....not a lot of states have the winters like we do here in Wisconsin or the Midwest. We're always welcoming travelers and...

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Rhinelander Postmaster Anthony Turek says activity at the post office has noticeably picked up as Christmas approaches, and says mail early, especially if you're shipping packages overseas. Turek says a cutoff date is coming up this week... "....the first one coming up is for military APO-FPO sites, and the "mail by" date for that is Dec. 9, for first-class mail. If you have anything you want to send first class to an APO-FPO military site, do that by December 9...." Turek says if you want to...

Salvation Army

They're off to a good start, but more help is needed as the Salvation Army bell ringers are out hoping the public contributes to help others in need. Rhinelander area bell ringing coordinator is Kim Swisher. She says they have an ambitious goal.... ".....our goal this year is the same as last year which is $40,000 and as of December 2nd in the morning we were only at $13,400. I hope people can give whateve they can give, pennies, dimes, dollars and twenties. Whatever you can share will be...

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A Christmas tree in your home harvested by you is available through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. If you have a 4th grader in your house, an even better deal is possible. The national forest is offering permits for the public to cut their own tree from the forest for $5, with a limit of five trees per household. Chequamegon-Nicolet spokesperson Hilary Markin says a program is designed to get the nation's next generation of outdoor stewards into the woods... "....if you have a 4th...

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Visual artist Jessica Christy has a new exhibition opening December 1 at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander. Christy's installation is about her 2 years in the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota. The exhibition is called, "Through the Window: My Experience As A Woman Living In The Boom". She has also been at Standing Rock where protesters are trying to halt the continued construction of an oil pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux lands cover portions of North and South Dakota. Ken Krall spoke to...

Tune in to WXPR's Your Favorites Friday, December 2 nd at 1pm for a special live broadcast with pianist Steven C. With more than 2 million records sold, Steven C is a multi-platinum composer performing with artists such as Mannheim Steamroller and the London Symphony Strings. His beautiful melodies create an atmosphere of peace and well-being to carry through the season. Learn more. Don't miss this unique Live from the White Pine performance, in the convenience of your own home! 91.7 fm...

Holiday Specials

Nov 30, 2016

PRINTABLE HOLIDAY PROGRAM GUIDE Season's Greetings! On behalf of the staff, volunteers, and board of WXPR, thank you for your support this year. You make WXPR possible! We look forward to serving you with news and great music in 2017. 2016 has been a productive, innovative year, thanks to your support. And because most philanthropic giving occurs at year’s end, your support now will make this independent community voice possible in 2017. One way we are able to thank you is through holiday...

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The traditional holiday gift buying time normally begins the day after Thanksgiving, but retailers have been in full shopping promotion for a couple of weeks. Director of the state Bureau of Consumer Protection, Michelle Reinen, says while a toy might have a great deal of visual appeal, parents should look beyond the wrapping. She says asks consumers to think about the safety of each potential gift before hitting the register this holiday season... ".....really paying attention to the warning...

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The monthly 'Warm For Winter' distribution happens this Saturday in Rhinelander and a coordinator says everyone is welcome to get needed winter clothing for free. A coordinator for the monthly event is Jan Leschke of Rhinelander... "...we have clothes for everyone in the whole family, all sizes. from babies up to adults. It's free. All you have to do is bring a bag to bring your items in and go shopping...." Warm for Winter distributes warm clothing, blankets, sweaters, boots, hats, scarves,...

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Nov 21, 2016

Saturday was the gun-deer season opener, and one Northwoods man recalls an experience similar to the popular song “Da Turdy Point Buck,” WXPR’s Dave Havel shares his story…

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We invite you to join us Thanksgiving Day for special programming. During the Thanksgiving holiday, we pause to express gratitude for the blessings of family, friends and the abundance of our lives. In this spirit, the WXPR staff and volunteers send you our best wishes for the season. Thanksgiving Midday Classics- Holiday Themed Midday Classics with Host Molly Rose Teuke. 9am-11am Turkey Confidential- Host Lynne Rossetto Kasper comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and...

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This week the Northwoods have been privy to a very unique international tour. South African musician Lorraine Klaasen and her ensemble have spent the week touring around northern Wisconsin ahead of her show this Saturday night, Nov. 19th at the Nicolet College Theatre. WXPR’s Mackenzie Martin has the story. Lorraine Klaasen and her three-member ensemble will be at the Nicolet College Theatre this Saturday at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at nicoletlive.com or by calling ...

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The weather is turning colder and the timing is right for the Department of Tourism's 6th annual Big Bundle Up promotion designed to get warm winter clothing to those in need. The Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce is one collection point in the Northwoods. Chamber Director Theresa Smith says donations are being accepted.... "....we're looking for hats and coats, mittens, gloves, scarves....anything warm...we've even had boots donated in the past. Items for families that could use the...

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The state's top tourism official says a video of a Hazelhurst resort has become the leader for hits on the Department of Tourism site. Secretary Stephanie Klett says Travel Wisconsin's online video, 'Real Fun: Our Wisconsin Cabin Story,' has hit more than four million views across its social media channels. It profiles a summer vacation at Black's Cliff Resort in Hazelhurst... "....we've never had an online video hit one million views, not even Jordy Nelson. So here in northern Wisconsin we...

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