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Renewable Resources: Wild Rice

5 hours ago

We have a lot of natural renewable resources here in the Northwoods—some you may think about, others you may not. In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist takes a closer look at one important resource that might be easy to take for granted.

Big Foot in Wisconsin?

Aug 10, 2017

Bigfoot. As soon as you heard that word, you probably thought one of two things—either you believe they exist, or you don’t. In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist delves into the world of cryptozoology and the ceaseless hunt for sasquatch.

The Broken Prop Award

Aug 8, 2017
Susan Knight

In this month’s Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us what happens when things go wrong in the field.

You hear Field Notes on the second Tuesday of every month, exclusively on WXPR.

A Biologist Who Hates Dissecting Animals?

Aug 4, 2017

Can you be a biologist if you hate dissecting animals? In this week's episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist shares some of his own struggles overcoming his disdain for dissection to get into the field of wildlife biology.

Quickly Passing Summer

Jul 27, 2017

Summer seems to pass so quickly. In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist talks about taking time with his boys to enjoy all that summer has to offer while reflecting on his own summertime fun when he was a kid.

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We all love having a week or two to unwind and catch up on our lives, but it’s easier said than done.

In this month’s episode of BrainWaves, WXPR’s commentator and classical music host Molly Rose Teuke explores why vacation time is so important, and shares some tips on how to make it happen.

Molly Rose Teuke is host of WXPR’s Thursday Midday Classics. She’s also a certified brain-based coach and leadership trainer, and teaches a community education course for Nicolet College called “Getting Your Brain on Your Side.” She can be reached at mollyrose@mollyrosecoaching.com.

Jason Moon's Music Helps Fellow Veterans Heal

Jul 12, 2017
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Eagle River native, Jason Moon, is a singer-songwriter, military veteran and survivor of post-traumatic stress disorder. He is the founder of Warrior Songs, Inc. in Madison, a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans cope with PTSD. Moon spoke with WXPR's Miranda Vander Leest about how music became his outlet when he was finding his way back into society as a civilian after a 10 year stint in the military, and how he's helping other veterans heal, too. 

Trout Steak Revival

Jun 29, 2017

WXPR volunteer, Randy Burl, spoke with band member and Rhinelander native, Steve Foltz, from the indie-grass folk quintet Trout Steak Revival. We hear about the band's journey from informal jam sessions with limited bluegrass background to becoming an Emmy Award winning musical group. 

Trout Steak Revival will be in Wausau July 5 for Concerts on the Square

A Conversation About Palestine

Jun 21, 2017
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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War and the Israeli occupation of

We all know that feeling when we get triggered to say something we regret. With a few tools though, we can navigate our way past the negative emotions that make that happen.

In this month’s episode of BrainWaves, WXPR’s commentator and classical music host Molly Rose Teuke offers some useful tips on how to conquer the limbic hijack.

Molly Rose Teuke is host of WXPR’s Thursday Midday Classics. She’s also a certified brain-based coach and leadership trainer, helping people master the art and science of personal change.

Residents' Views on Changes in the Northwoods

Jun 14, 2017
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I hit Brown Street last week to gauge opinions in Rhinelander on the community and the surrounding area. I asked one question: What changes would you like to see in the Northwoods? While an infrastructural motif was evident, the responses were as varied as the people themselves.

 

Patty Olenik is a Rhinelander native and the owner of the Mad Batter Bakery.

 

For this next installment of Field Notes, Susan Knight of Trout Lake Station tells us about the tough-as-nails tiny invertebrates known as tardigrades.

Odyssey

Conversation continues to swirl around a popular Netflix series, raising both awareness and concern surrounding the issue of teen suicide. WXPR volunteer Andrew Padgett spoke with counselors at Rhinelander High School about why the series is concerning…

Kovac's Cosmic Dream

May 26, 2017
Miranda Vander Leest

The old saying goes “shoot for the moon, and if you miss you’ll land among the stars,” but for one local man the stars were enough. WXPR’s Miranda Vander Leest tells us the story of Frank Kovac and his universal dream…

Frank Kovac has a Go Fund Me page that’s been set up for nearly a year and a half. He's raised $6,500 of his $100,000 goal. Visit his Facebook page or website for more information.

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