Arts & Life

Meeting in mid-May
5:08 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Donation Helps Seniors, Children

Credit Natalie Jablonski-WXPR

A donation to the Rhinelander District Library will help seniors and children in the area.

Library Director Ed Hughes outlines the $1,000 gift from the Rhinelander Women's Club...

"....to be distributed between our senior outreach program and our Children's Department. The senior outreach person says she would like to take her portion of the money and spend it on buying CD players for audio books. She does a lot of outreach to nursing homes...."

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Arts & Life
4:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Poets on Poetry: How Being a Poet Prepared Me To Be a Mother

Emily Bright's daughter Abigail Krusack, age 2.
Credit Emily Bright

When Emily Bright decided to get her Masters of Fine Arts degree in poetry, she expected that it would prepare her for a career of teaching and writing. What she didn’t expect was that being a poet would teach her how to be a good parent.  Today in the first of our series “Poets on Poetry,” Bright tells us the story.  

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History Afield
4:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Trapping in the Blood: the Carl Schels Story

Young Carl Schels in the wilderness.
Credit Wisconsin Historical Society

When the stock market crashed in late 1929, ushering in the Great Depression, the prosperity of the 1920’s screeched to a halt.  As factories and mills closed their doors, millions of Americans found themselves unemployed.  

In today’s History Afield, WXPR Contributor Bob Willging tells the story of one man who left Chicago during the Depression to make his mark in the Northwoods.

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Community and Student Submissions
3:00 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Nicolet Project to Feature Daily Poems This Month

Nicolet College is celebrating National Poetry Month with a poem a day. 

The Poetry Project invites students and community members to submit original poems.  They’ll be featured on the project’s website

Nicolet instructor and Project Coordinator Ocie Kilgus says the idea came from wanting to build community on campus. 

“Because we all share that common theme of trying to understand ourselves and others, and life in general.  The reading of poetry gives us that kind of insight to common experiences.” 

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Arts & Life
5:14 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Hacked Email Can Lead to Stolen Identity

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A Harshaw woman warns others that email is not a secure way of transmitting information. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down  with Elaine Strite to hear the story.

Elaine Strite  says her email account was hacked earlier this year when she opened an unsafe attachment. The hackers were then able access emails she sent years ago…containing personal information and bank account numbers.

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Backpack Project
3:35 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Aspirus Foundation Grant Helps Fund Weekend Food Program

 The Aspirus Health Foundation in Wausau has granted the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry to support it's weekend food programs for youth. The Foundation award was $3,000. Executive Director Kalynn Pempeck says supporting the Pantry's weekend Backpack Program  fits into the Foundation's efforts...  

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin
2:15 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Key Fundraisers Coming For Mentoring Program

Credit www.bbbsnw.org

Two events coming to the Northwoods next month are fundraisers to help youth in the region grow to their potential.

Mary Kinnunen is a spokesperson for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, serving Oneida, Vilas, Price and Taylor counties.  The group is considered a national leader in mentoring youth. Through the group, adults meet with young people about an hour a week either in public community setting or at the student's school. They hope to set higher goals for the matches and  have young people avoid risky behaviors.

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Research shows positives
4:43 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Planners Need To Think About Nature In Communities

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  A UW-Superior educator... speaking recently in Tomahawk... says the research is showing the more people are involved in nature, the more likely they are to want to take care of it. Esther Gieschen was one of the presenters at the recent Northwoods Research Summit at UWSP-Treehaven. Gieschen says as people began to interact more with the natural world, their awareness of grew..  

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Launching New Projector
10:53 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Theater Goes Digital in Three Lakes

The Three Lakes Center for the Arts will debut a new digital film projector this weekend. 

The center raised $50,000 for a digital projector and sound system after their 35 millimeter projector broke last year. 

Technical Director and projectionist Paul Johnson says the new equipment offers a big change in quality. 

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First Show of the Year
3:45 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

"WisconsinCity" Opens at ArtStart

Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Rhinelander’s ArtStart gallery is open with its first exhibit of the year.

Entitled “WisconsinCity” the show features the work of contemporary artists from Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley. 

ArtStart President Ken Juon says it came out of a curiosity to see what emerging Wisconsin artists were up to. 

“We were interested in it just to see who was doing what.  We wanted to put together a survey – that’s what we like to do here, is put together group shows, surveys to give a broad range of art experiences to the viewer that comes in.” 

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