Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio #19

On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Jason DowdCandidate for Rock County Board of Supervisors Jason Dowd spoke about his passion for public service and how he sees the role of public servant.

Next, it was time for Spanish and French Lesson #2, produced by Parker High School students.

Then, Yuri read the latest blog post from Ronald Rogatzy MD author of “Raising Abel, The Life of Faith”, sponsor of today’s episode.

Raising Abel, The Life of Faith by Ronald Ragotzy, MD

Jim FarrellJanesville City Councilman Jim Farrell, stopped in to talk about the economic progress in Janesville, and the reasons why he is running for re-election.  Using his background in industrial accounting, Jim shared his thoughts on whether the government should be run like a business.

Next, Yuri performed a set of piano improvisations and finished the episode with his thoughts on the latest news from Russia and Ukraine.

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Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio #18

On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Dan WilcoxDan Wilcox of Alzheimer Support Center stopped in to talk about the upcoming Dancing with the Stars fundraiser, and the various ways in which ASC helps people in Rock County.

Ryan Garcia

Ryan Garcia is with the City of Janesville and he stopped in to talk about Janesville’s downtown: its value, its potential, and the role that the city will play in its redevelopment.

Jeremy Zajac

Jeremy Zajac is running for Rock County Board of Supervisors.  He stopped in to talk about why he decided to enter public service and why he is campaigning hard while running unopposed.

Cathy HindsCathy Hinds is also running for Rock County Board of Supervisors but she is running as a write-in candidate in a race that features a retiring incumbent and a candidate who has passed away since being placed on the ballot.

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Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio #17

On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Tom PurdyLocal photographer Tom Purdy stopped in to talk about his two passions: weather and photography.  Tom talked about chasing storms, and becoming recognized for his work as photographer of nature and weather, the role that social media plays in promoting creativity and gave tips for photographers just starting out.  Tom’s Facebook page is Wisconsin Weather and Photography.

Matt Johnson, Autumn Thomas-Wheeler, Ron BrownCast members of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” Matt Johnson, Ron Brown and Autumn Thomas-Wheeler, stopped in at the studio to talk about the show.

Members of the Pancake Riot performed an original song

Premier of two podcasts from Parker High School students, featuring Spanish and French lessons.

Raising Abel, The Life of Faith by Ronald Ragotzy, MDThe latest blog post by Ronald Ragotzy, MD, sharing his unique vision of the Book of Genesis.

Ted KinnamanTed Kinneman stopped in to talk about his involvement in Rock County politics, starting in 1968 Eugene McCarthy’s campaign.  Ted also spoke about his disappointment with President Obama and shared his thoughts on Paul Ryan.

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Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio #16

On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Jason HeidenreichJason Heidenreich is an electrician and a Rock County Supervisor.  On the program Jason talked about what it’s like to be involved in making decisions on the county level, what is prevailing wage and why it is important, and how as an incumbent, he is running for the second time as a write-in candidate.

Next, check out the latest blog by Ronald Ragotzy, MD, based on his book “Raising Abel, the Life of Faith”.  Today’s post is called “Faith Is the Air We Breath”.

Raising Abel, The Life of Faith by Ronald Ragotzy, MD

Next, the show’s house band “Members of the Pancake Riot” shared a new song

Tom Hathaway and Debbie Black stopped in to talk about their upcoming fundraiser to benefit homeless of Janesville.

Debbie Black and Tom Hathaway

Adam Rutherford

Friend of the show Adam Rutherford stopped in to talk about the upcoming Janesville Community Dinner at the Italian House, Community Coffee and other items of community interest.

The show ended with Yuri sharing the real reasons behind Russian invasion of Crimea, and the story of his family, which traces some of its roots back to Sevastopol and Crimea.

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Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio #15

On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

The show started with a discussion of current events, roads destroyed by the unusually harsh winter weather and the show’s house band “Members of the Pancake Riot” performing original song “Stoplights”.

Doug Welch

Doug Welch stopped in to talk about his new book “The Ashippun Trap” about the final season of Milwaukee Braves and hometown baseball.

This week’s show featured the next installment in the series of blog posts from Ronald Ragotzy, MD that talks about his book “Raising Abel, the Life of Faith“. Follow Ronald Ragotzy on Facebook at Raising Abel by Ronald Ragotzy, MD.

Raising Abel, The Life of Faith by Ronald Ragotzy, MD

Janet LaBrie

Janet LaBrie stopped in to talk about the upcoming regular bi-annual production of the Vagina Monologues at UW-Rock County, and violence against women, while Steve Shaw of Janesville Little Theater called to update the listeners on the latest JLT production: Wait Until Dark.

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Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio #14

On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Pancake Riot

The show started on a musical note as the show’s house band Pancake Riot performed two original songs.

Raising Abel, The Life of Faith by Ronald Ragotzy, MDNext, Yuri welcomed new sponsor of the program, “Raising Abel, The Life of Faith” by Ronald Ragotzy, MD.  In this and upcoming episodes, you will hear commentaries from Dr. Ragotzy about his exciting new book.  Follow “Raising Abel” on Facebook.   

State Representative Janis RinghandState Representative Janis Ringhand in her latest appearance on Discover Janesville, updated the listeners on the latest developments at the Capitol, where the State Assembly is in the waining days of the legislative session is passing legislation so outlandish, even Republican-controlled Senate is rejecting some of it.   Representative Ringhand also spoke about her campaign for the State Senate seat made available by the retiring State Senator Tim Cullen.  Janis also gave an update on the status of her “Cookie” bill, which will allow individual bakers to sell certain limited amount of baked goods without requiring a commercial licensed kitchen.

Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Michael KruegerMichael Krueger is the Executive Director of the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra, stopped in to talk about the upcoming events, such as the silent movie showcase, a hugely popular event taking place annually during the Beloit International Film Festival.  A big fan of silent films, Yuri was excited to share an exciting bit of trivia about Chaplin’s connection to Janesville.

To conclude the show, Members of the Pancake Riot played one more original song “Wisconsin”, Yuri updated the listeners on the latest with Janesville Community Page, Janesville Community Coffee and Janesville Community Dinner, and Edie Baran of Janesville Community Radio’s ArtSpark told the listeners about some of the arts events coming up this weekend in the area in this week’s ArtSpark Arts Update.  

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Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio #13

On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Jaysen Jorgensen

Jaysen Jorgensen is a mild-mannered insurance agent by day, and a community booster by night.  Actually, Jaysen is a community booster 24 hours a day.  He stopped by the Janesville Community Radio studio to talk about the different projects where he is involved, working to make Janesville a better place to work and play.  Jaysen also shared his experience being tased for a good cause at 2013 National Night Out celebration, why he rides for causes and why he believes the goals of Project 16:49 can be achieved.

Melissa Atkins Wardy

Melissa Atkins Wardy stopped by the studio to talk about her website, book and business centered on helping parents embrace the unique gender nature of their child.  What began as a business selling t-shirts that promote girls in science and medicine, Melissa is now running a popular blog called “Pigtail Pals and Ballcap Buddies” and has written a book called “Redefining Girly”.

Dan Hartung

Our resident expert Dan Hartung, stopped in to talk about what it takes to get noticed on Facebook, and how having more fans can cause a Facebook page to become less visible.  Following our discussion on the pitfalls of the social media behemoth, we discussed the economic outlook in Janesville, and what closure of JC Penney means.  We concluded our conversation by talking about a sad streak of violence and crime that made local, national and international news in recent days, and what may be some of its root causes.  

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Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio #12

Kimberly Blanchette

On this special broadcast of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin, the studio was visited by some of the artists who took part in the Forbidden Portfolio art show, held at My Office – JVL, home of the Janesville Community Radio.

John Nelson

Listen to interviews with John Nelson, Kimberly Blanchette, Marcel, Haven McWilliams who spoke about her mother Susan Hunt-Wulkowicz’ work in the show, and Scott Story of My Office – JVL, who shared his perspective on why it is important for small business owner to support arts in our community.

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Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio #11

1On this episode of Discover Janesville, Lois Corwin of Friends of Noah and Alicia Reid, owner of Raven’s Wish Art & framing and gallery (located at 101 W. Milwaukee in Janesville), join Yuri to talk about the upcoming Arfctic Art event coming up on February 15th from 10 am – 4 pm at the Pontiac Center.

Next, Yuri shared his thoughts on the Sochi 2014 Olympics. From concerns about security to the general air of unpreparedness of the host city and the ongoing political repressions in Putin’s Russia, Yuri finds it hard to be excited about these games.

Dianne Young is a professional public speaker and she joined Yuri to talk about her upcoming show on Janesville Community Radio, in which Dianne will highlight success stories in the area and beyond.

Winner of Janesville Area Creativity (JAC) Roots award, Callie Schouten, called the program from her home in Las Vegas to talk about her career as a professional stage dancer. Callie shared the advice she gives young dancers she mentors and her excitement and appreciation for having been recognized with a JAC award.

An upcoming art show at My Office – JVL – home of Janesville Community Radio – will feature art centering on the human body and nudity. Adena Zastrow – one of the artists featured – called the program to preview the exhibit and to  talk about her life as an artist from an artistic family.

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Throughout the show, listen to live music performed in the studio by Discover Janesville’s house band “Members of the Pancake Riot” featuring Kat, Robbie, Dan and Isaac.

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Discover Janesville on Janesville Community Radio. Episode #10

On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin brought toMembers of the Pancake Riot you by Basics Cooperative:

Janesville Farmers Market Stephanie Aegerter stops in to update listeners on the winter farmer’s market coming up this Saturday, February 1st and talk about her blog where she writes on healthy living.

Janesville Restaurant Review Facebook page founder and Janesville Community Page coadmin Adam Rutherford shared the story of a dangerous encounter with a pizza chain partially explaining his distate for chain restaurants.

New Executive Director of Literacy Connection, Pam Thomas stopped in to tell the listeners about her organization, upcoming trivia contest and how people can get involved.

Marc Perry of Community Action called in to talk about the upcoming homeless count in Janesvill and who will be included in the count.

Dan Hartung stopped in to discuss President’s State of the Union speech, minimum wage impact on the economy, cold weather and passing of Pete Seeger.

All that and music by the show’s house band: Pancake Riot.

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