Former KKK Member and Drug Informant | Rock River Philharmonic

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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.

Rob Tomaro

 

Conductor 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”.

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

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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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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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Lexie and Glioblastoma | Fun @ Irish Fest | Representative Loudenbeck

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

In 2011 Lexie Seaver was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, given 6 months to live and told she would not live to see her 26th birthday.  Recently, following an aggressive set of treatments and surgeries, Lexie was once again given just a few months to live.  Lexie has just celebrated her 30th birthday.  Then, two weeks ago, her dad John Seaver was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.  Through all of this and now seizures, Lexie continues to write about her experience and communicate with many friends on Facebook who provide her with a constant stream of encouragement, which she appreciates.  Yuri spoke with Lexie as she was waiting to be with her dad during his chemo treatment.  Learn the inspiring story of this amazing woman, and how she continues her daily battle for survival.

This past Saturday, Janesville Community Radio was recording at ArtsFest@Janesville’s Irish Fest.  Tune in as Yuri is joined by Esther Turner and then Bob Keith, host of JCR’s Dadio’s Lunch Bucket for a conversation about all things Irish, art and a round of “Where Would You Hang That Sign?”

Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R)Discover Janesville’s final guest on this show was State Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R) who represents 31st State Assembly District.  Representative Loudenbeck shared her views on a wide range of issues including voter ID, redistricting, whether the state of Wisconsin should attempt to stop gay marriage recently reaffirmed by US Supreme Court, drug testing food stamp recepients, and much more.Representative Amy Loudenbeck (R)

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Destination weddings |1963 Chevy | Senator Cullen

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Lisa SheldonWant to learn whether destination wedding should be the choice for you on your special day? Lisa Sheldon is Executive Director of Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists Association and she stopped in to talk about the latest trends in designation weddings and honeymoons including as “baby moons” and “volunteer moons”.

Bob Clapper of Fagan Automotive

 

1963 Chevy Impala with 11 miles on it was sitting at a dealer’s lot in Nebraska until it was purchased recently by a collector. Bob Clapper of Fagan Automotive stopped in to talk about the celebration planned for October 20th and 21st and this unique vehicle will be brought to Janesville and put on display at Fagan Automotive show room.

State Senator Tim Cullen

Senator Tim Cullen stopped in to share his outlook for passing a law requiring school buses statewide to have seat belts for their precious cargo. The Senator also shared his thoughts on the Irish Fest and explained why his father voted for Joe McCarthy in 1946 and in 1952.

 

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Climate Change March | Boy Scouts | Beauty Queen | Massage Tips

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Veterans for Peace Lars PripConversation with Lars Prip who traveled to take part in the climate march in New York City.  Lars shared why the march was important and how it changed his life.

Boy scouts Spencer Bauer and Daniel Green

 

Boy scout leader Megan Bauer and Boy scouts Daniel Green and Spencer Bauer came to share with the listeners the excitement of being a boy scout, all the activities available, and to talk about the upcoming fundraiser that will be conducted by Boy scouts in our area.

Miss Southern Wisconsin Outstanding Teen

Miss Southern Wisconsin Outstanding Teen

Katherine Smith was chosen as Miss Southern Wisconsin Outstanding Teen and she is proud of the opportunity to bring her message of service and standing up to bullies, to the community. Check out Katherine’s conversation to learn about the life of a beauty queen and find out who she wants to be when she grows up.

Stephanie Arneson is a massage therapist, owner of Health in Hand and also an instructor. Stephanie shared with the listeners the value of massage, and also gave some suggestions on finding a good massage therapist for your needs.

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David DiStefano | David Reinhart | Christine Rebout | Ann Roe & Julie Richardson

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

David DiStefanoDavid DiStefano is a financial advisor and insurance consultant.  He is also Commissioner on Janesville School Board.  Commissioner DiStefano shared his perspective on the impact of Act 10 on SDJ, the new grading system, progress of the Benefits Committee he is chairing, how he keeps his private beliefs from interfering with his position on the School Board and the importance of coming to school this Friday.

David ReinhartDavid Reinhart is a lecturer at UW – Whitewater in philosophy and religious studies.  David stopped by the program to preview his upcoming talk at Hedberg Public Library on causing Peace and conflict resolution.

 

Christine ReboutExecutive Director of Janesville Convention & Visitors Bureau Christine Rebout is a long friend of the program but a first time visitor to Janesville Community Radio studio.  Christine previewed the upcoming Art Infusion along the Janesville Mile chalk contest, and also talked about Irish Fest and other exciting local events coming up in Janesville.  Learn more by going to www.JanesvilleCVB.com

Ann Roe and Julie RichardsonAnn Roe and Julie Richardson are past Presidents of the Women’s Club and they came to preview the upcoming launch of the capitol campaign, looking to do some substantial improvements to the historic building at 108 South Jackson street, housing several organizations, includingh Daughter of American Revolution, American Association of University Women, MacDowell Music Club, the Women’s Club and Janesville Art League.  Learn more by going to www.fp108sj.org

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