South Pole Plumber | JWA | Fair @ the Mall | Supervisor Dowd

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On this episode of Discover Janesville:

Ryan BoggsA plumber from Janesville, Ryan Boggs, just returned from a year-long stint working at South Pole, where temperatures reached over 100 degrees Fahrenheit below zero.  Ryan shared his memories and impressions as well as why he is happy to be back in Janesville.

Jake SailingJake Sailing is a man of many hats.  On this episode Jake spoke about promoting Janesville Wrestling Alliance and the challenge of finding a venue for this popular attraction, JATV and the exciting opportunities Jake sees there, and UpUrSleeve.com, a company making humorous t-shirts and other apparel.  Jake also spoke about his annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party held on December 23rd every year for over 15 years.  The party originated as a way for Jake to give back to the community.  This year’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party will be held at Black Bridge Bowl on December 23rd as always, starting at 7 pm.  Proceeds will go to benefit Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin and Janesville Community Radio!

Becky Strupp called in to talk about the vendor fair coming up at Janesville Mall this weekend, and to share her thoughts on working in Colorado.

Jason DowdRock County Representative Jason Dowd stopped in to talk about the legislative successes that he together with other supervisors, have been able to spearhead, such as passing unanimously a resolution asking Wisconsin State DNR to request Enbridge Pipeline to do an environmental study of the impact its pipeline will have on Rock County, and the idea of examining the size and the general way that Rock County Board of Supervisor functions and operates.

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Wounded Warrior Project | Janesville Hollywood

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Todd ChristosTodd Christos is a student at Madison Media Institute and a location scout for movie productions.  Todd stopped in to talk about promoting Janesville to production companies, working with well-known actors and creating his own films.

David Krapf

 

David Krapf stopped in to talk about the Wounded Warrior Project and his involvement with it, as well as about his upcoming shows on veterans, and sports, on Janesville Community Radio.

 

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2015 Janesville Area Creativity awards: Celebrating creativity!

Conductor of Rock River Philharmonic, Rob Tomaro

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Rob TomaroConductor of Rock River Philharmonic Rob Tomaro stopped in to preview upcoming holiday concerts, talk silent films, discuss what makes a good conductor, and to share his original Christmas song, currently topping charts in Europe, “Don’t open ’till Christmas”.

“Christmas Carol Ballet” by StageWorks Projects, Inc

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Britton Gandy, Coleen Kehle, Mary Carol VerdenBritton Gandy is a Janesville resident and one of the choreographers involved in staging an original production of “Christmas Carol Ballet” for StageWorks Projects, Inc., to be performed on Saturday, December 6 at Stoughton High School.  Britton was joined by Coleen Kehl, the Artistic Director and Mary-Carel Verden, a board member of StageWorks Projects, Inc.  These three women came to talk about the excitement of producing an original production, being part of the Victorian Holiday Weekend community celebration in Stoughton, and how “fusion pieces” show the future and full potential of theater by merging together different disciplines.

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Former KKK Member and Drug Informant

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Ken PetersonOne time KKK member and drug informant Ken Peterson stopped in to explain how his life and he himself has changed since his infamous encounter with Geraldo Rivera in 1992.  Ken spoke of the importance of all people coming together to address problems we face, including what’s been happening in Ferguson, MO.

 

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Paul Ryan’s new opponent | “I just don’t get it!” | Dudes 4 Diapers

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Tom BreuPaul Ryan may have just won re-election and his newest opponent is already hard at work to win in the 2016 election. Tom Breu stopped in by the studio to explain why he will be spending the next two years campaigning against Paul Ryan and why his campaign vehicle is a Hearse.

Today we premiered the newest feature on Discover Janesville called “I just don’t get it!” in which our resident expert Dan Hartung explained things like why in a number of referendums statewide, people voted for increase in the minimum wage and yet re-elected Scott Walker.

Crystal ReinosoAttorney Crystal Reinoso stopped in to talk about chairing Dudes 4 Diapers fund drive, which aims to raise $10,000 for YWCA for diapers and why she so enjoys being involved in community.

 

Tune in also for the premiere of Janesville History Mysteries, an original comedy from Mojo Media Productions, featuring voices of David Bitter, Doris Tropp, Stacey Muchnick and Zac Curtis.

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Wisconsin Election Recap | Monet to Gogh | Riverfront, Inc

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Janesville GazetteFrank Schultz reporter Frank Schultz stopped in to recap election night results, and share his thoughts on what caused particular candidates to succeed or fail.

Suzanne Sellman and Val Saxer

 

 

 

Suzanne Sellman and Val Saxer stopped in to spread the word about an upcoming ALS fundraiser at the Armory, an art party called Monet to Gogh, hosted by Val Saxer, an accomplished local artist.

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Laura Baker and Lyndsey Petersen stopped in to share the word about the Riverfront, Inc, the opportunities it offers its participants: people with disabilities in Rock County, and their upcoming fundraiser called Ugly Sweater Run Walk Roll.

 

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Dan Kilkenny | The 39 Steps | Rob Zerban | Naturopathic Medicine

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin

Dan Kilkenny Candidate for the 11st State Senate District, Dan Kilkenny (D), stopped in to talk about his campaign and record of public service, the importance of having a large family, and how the state of Wisconsin needs to do better in helping small business and start ups.

Tayla Anderson and Zac Curtis

Director of the upcoming production of The 39 Steps, a Monty Python-like take on Alfred Hitchcock’s work, UW-Rock County Professor Zac Curtis and one of the stars of the show, Tayla Anderson, stopped in to talk about the organized mayhem of the show where 6 actors play 47 roles.

Rob Zerban who is running for US Congress against Janesville’s own Paul Ryan, called in to talk about challenge of taking on the established Republicans and how this campaign is different from two years ago.  Rob shared his personal story and how it would influence the job he would do if elected to Congress.

Janet ZimborskiJanet Zimborski is a local naturopathic medicine practitioner.  She stopped in to talk about her business and Facebook page “Sense of Harmony“, and gave tips and suggestions to listeners on recognizing the need for a naturopathic approach.

 

 

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Janesville City Manager | Housing 4 Our Vets | Citizens Climate Lobby

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Mark FreitagJanesville City Manager Mark Freitag shared his views on changing of the downtown, the budget and the importance of the upcoming vote on November 4th to the city as the issue of the road repair financing will be decided.

Marcia Galvan

 

 

Marcia Galvan came to speak about Housing 4 Our Vets, a non profit where she works with her husband.  Housing 4 Our Vets provides transitionary housing for veterans.  Marcia also shared the information about the GoFundMe account where over $12,000 was raised for Lexie Seaver, a local resident who is battling brain cancer.

Dan Slick

 

Dan Slick, a retired elementary school teacher, came to talk about Citizens Climate Lobby and the work they do persuading the lawmakers nationwide of the importance of addressing climate change.

 

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Enbridge Protesters | Romance Writer | Hackerspace | Forest of Freaks

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

1609958_725177734214007_9150526537830527564_nBruce Noble, John Endrizzi and Linda Wyeth are working to raise awareness of Enbridge pipeline, which runs through 12 counties in Wisconsin, including Rock, where it passes under the Rock river.   Grassroots Pipeline Awareness Group works to bring awareness to this important fact.  It also advocates for proper training for those in public safety who would be dealing with the aftermath, should the unthinkable happen, which is does with some regularity.

Cinder RohertyCinder Roherty is a writer of several adult romance novels, several of which she has self-published.  Most recently, Cinder has also written a young adult novel.  In the studio, Cinder shared her approach to writing, how she develops her characters, and the importance of asking “What if?”

 

 

 

 

 

Draven UmbraDraven Umbra is a local resident who started a GoFundMe site, looking to raise funds to create a Hackerspace here in Janesville.   What is Hackerspace?  Wikipedia defines it as “a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialize and collaborate.”  Draven shared his reasons behind deciding to give this idea a try, and why he feels it is needed in Janesville.

Next, Draven Umbra shared his passion for scary clowns and make up, which he puts on full display, as a regular cast member of Forest of Freaks, a popular outdoor haunted house.

 

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