Join WXPR Blues Friday Host, Dale Zimmerman, Friday, September 5th at 7 P.M. for a one hour feature on “Railroad Blues”. Blues music belongs to the railroad; the swaying of the train, a lonesome whistle, the clickety-clack of the rails. If you love blues, and if the visceral sounds of the old stream trains invigorate your imagination and soul, come on board the "Railroad Blues". Choo Choo Ch'Boogie!
In the small town of Ewen in the Upper Peninsula, a wilderness art camp is well underway.
It’s called the Visitors Center Artists Camp. This week about fifteen artists are gathered for the camp’s first run. They’ll be firing ceramics and pouring metal using simple and sustainable methods, and having an arts festival at the end of the week. WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski sat down with two of the organizers behind the project to hear about how it began.
If all approvals are received, students at the Lakeland campus of Nicolet Area Technical College will be able to experience technology that brings a remote classroom to feel almost like they are there. Proposed remodeling work at the Minocqua campus includes enhancement of Instructional TV rooms, or ITV. Nicolet Dean Chuck Komp describes to Ken Krall what the technology will do....
More discussion on the Lakeland Campus remodel is on the Nicolet College Board of Trustees meeting at 5:00 p.m. tonight(8/18) at the University Transfer Room.
The iconic Smokey Bear is celebrating his 70th birthday this month. As WXPR Contributor Monie Shackleford reports, on Saturday, the Ottawa National Forest marked the occasion with a well-attended party at the Ottawa’s Visitor Center outside of Watersmeet, Michigan.
The party for Smokey included food, games for kids, historic Smokey promotional displays, fire trucks from area communities, and of course Smokey Bear. After the crowd sang “Happy Birthday,” to Smokey, he cut the cake with a firefighter’s axe called a Pulaski.
Wisconsin's Tourism Secretary was watching Wisconsin's top basketball coach Thursday morning...
"....I'm watching Bo Ryan from my hotel room right now in Wisconsin Dells zip line. So coach Bo Ryan from UW-Madison men's basketball team the final four.... is starring in our next commercial spot...." Stephanie Klett says Ryan was happy to accept the offer to be in the next tourism ads.
The Under the Willow White Pine Concert has been CANCELED for this evening. Unfortunately the band had to cancel their Northwoods tour. Our apologies. Please tune in this evening for three hours of great music with Jeremy Starz on Northwoods Cafe!
A well-known Northwoods physician has given a donation to Nicolet College that a spokesperson says should benefit students for many years.
Dr. Lee Swank of Rhinelander recently donated a five-acre, waterfront parcel of land to the Nicolet College Foundation which intends to sell the property with proceeds going to fund student scholarships.
Foundation President Heather Schallock says this type of donation provides an opportunity to help many students...
The annual WXPR Concert Series continues to be a favorite event and with good reason - stacked with amazing talent, every concert is a must-see! Hot up-and-comers, current stars, absolute legends - the artists that take the Nicolet College LRC Theatre stage are some of the finest in the world and deliver performances packed with diverse musical styles and sounds!