Local Features

Fish Bait Reflections

Aug 31, 2017

You never know what will trigger a childhood lesson to spring to mind, or when. In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist reflects on childhood memories of collecting fish bait with his uncle.

Hunting & Gathering Locally

Aug 24, 2017

Are you somewhat of a locavore? Many Northwoods residents are. In this episode of Wildlife Matters the Masked Biologist points out the benefits of hunting and gathering locally.

Amber Weldon, Marshfield Clinic

Today on WXPR, we look at drugs, specifically opioids and other drugs that are the focus of physicians, law enforcement and the public.

Locally, several organizations have put an emphasis on public awareness and curbing the use of prescription drugs to deal with patients' medical pain. To understand the opioid situation in the Northwoods, WXPR's Ken Krall has put together a forum with several people who work with patients in various ways.

For more information on the HOPE Consortium and the conference coming up on August 24, visit www.hopeconsortium.org

We all love that feeling we get when we solve a riddle or experience an aha moment that solves a nagging problem. In this month’s BrainWaves, Molly Rose Teuke looks at what makes those insights possible and how to have more of them.

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, “Getting Your Brain on Your Side.”

Renewable Resources: Wild Rice

Aug 17, 2017

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
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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

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