Monthly Archives: September 2012

Discover Janesville, podcast #4

Check out Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin podcast #4 featuring:*Part two of interview with Brad Lichtenstein, director of the upcoming PBS “As Goes Janesville” documentary.  Brad talks about the anxiety in the community connected with the film, and shares the reaction to the movie from screenings across the country.

*Interview with Steven Trueblood, the man behind Janesville Project, a vision for an alternative energy powerhouse development center in the vacant GM plant.

*Discussion of upcoming concerts, with Eric Kuznacic, featuring the Holdsteadys, Mike Pinto Band, and Brother Ali.

*Political report from Cathy Myers covering activities in Janesville.  Cathy talks about the race between Representative Amy Loudenbeck and Alderman Ryan Schroeder, and even comes to the help of Congressman Ryan.

*Discussion with Dan Hartung aka Janesvillian, co-editor of Janesville Community Page, about the latest council actons including sidewalks, allowing further expansion of digital billboards, and how Janesville Police Department sees their role in our community going forward.

*Update from former Janesville resident, Roberta Retrum, who filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board in Madison, accusing Representative Robin Robin Vos’s wife of voter fraud.  Roberta traveled from Eagle River to Madison to file the complaint, and now will go to Racine to file charges with the DA there.

*Conversation between two Janesville residents: Wade Hallett and Elizabeth Martiniak about the future of Medicaid.  Interestingly, while both agree on the problem and the solution, they strongly disagree about which presidential candidate will actually bring about the needed changes.

*All that and music by Emerald City.

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Discover Janesville, podcast #3

Check out Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin episode #3 podcast featuring:*Discussion with Dan Hartung, co-editor of Janesville Community Page, about how our lives will be changed with the proposed interstate changes and the class differences between those for, and against chickens.

*Results of investigation by our political correspondent Cathy Myers, into the group funding misleading ad blaming President Obama for Janesville GM plant closure.

*Interview with Jim Tropp, Artistic Director of Bower City Theatre, about his production of Next to Normal, musical about mental illness, currently playing at Janesville Performing Arts Center.

*Discussion of upcoming concerts, with Eric Kuznacic, including John Oates upcoming appearance at JPAC.

*Conversation between Wade Hallett and Elizabeth Martiniak as part of our “I respectfully disagree with everything you just said”, which ended in agreement.  All it took was a compromise.

*Report from former Janesville resident, Roberta Retrum, who filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board in Madison, accusing Representative Robin Vos of voter fraud.

*Part one of interview with Brad Lichtenstein, director of upcoming PBS documentary “As Goes Janesville”.  In the interview, Brad talks about how he chose the characters for his film, and why Paul Ryan didn’t make it.

*All that and music by Lexi Ganong, Gaia Galvan and Matthew Hollingsworth.

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Discover Janesville, podcast #2

Check out Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin episode #2 featuring:Discussion with Dan Hartung, co-editor of Janesville Community Page, about the length of time it will take people to accept roundabouts

Conversation with Cathy Myers, our political correspondent, about the Democratic candidates for State Assembly and U.S. Congress

Round up of upcoming concerts, with Eric Kuznacic, featuring music by national artists perform soon near Janesville

Round up of upcoming Janesville theater productions and auditions, with Allen Jeannette

Look at the possible reasons behind the attack on the American Embassy in Lybia, with Wade Hallett, 24 year army veteran who has served in the area

It’s Discover Janesville meets Crossfire! Future of Medicare with Elizabeth Martiniak on the left, and Wade Hallett on the right

Checking in with Executive Director of Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Christine Rebout, about the World Water Ski Tournament, starting tomorrow in Janesville

Interview with Rob Zerban, running against Paul Ryan to represent the 1st Congressional District in the United States Congress. Rob talked about his rise in the polls since Paul Ryan was nominated to be the Republican Party Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan’s refusal to debate, and Rob’s recent trip to Germany, where he engaged in discussions to bring the next Audi car manufacturing plant to Janesville and the 1st Congressional District.

All that and music by Cash Box Kings, Grey Matter Mechanics, HK and Rainbow Bridge with Jesse Aron!

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Discover Janesville, podcast #1

Discover Janesville was launched on September 6 at 6 pm, and with the help of some fine people, it resulted in a show I hope you will enjoy.
Dan Hartung, co-editor of Janesville Community Page on Facebook talked about the sidewalk committee chances of success and the upside of investing in the ice arena.  
Cathy Myers, Discover Janesville’s political commentator, spoke about political conventions and Paul Ryan.

Eric Kuznacic, the show’s music correspondent, discussed Paul Ryan’s favorite songs by Paul Ryan’s favorite band “Rage Against the Machine”.

Wade Hallett and Norm Aulabaugh discussed whether Paul Ryan’s record in Congress, is enough to overturn his Nice Guy status in Janesville.

Democratic candidate for the 44th State Assembly District, Deb Kolste, shared an update on her campaign, and her commitment to preserving the middle class in Wisconsin.   

All that and music of Teresa Nguyen, Knee Deep Band and Blue Olives on the first Discover Janesville!  Click on the link below to listen or to download the show’s podcast.

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Discover Janesville is back!

Hey everyone!  Discover Janesville is back and it’s on the radio.  Well, sort of.  Go to www.blogtalkradio.com/DiscoverJanesville every Thursday from 6 – 8 pm to listen and participate in the live broadcast.  Missed it?  Listen to each episode anytime at your convenience by going to the same website!

What is Discover Janesville now that it’s on the radio?  Well, it’s the same program hosted by Yuri Rashkin featuring interviews with local news makers, only with more stuff!  For instance, you can now call in and participate in the conversation, and the show will feature music by local performers.  But that’s just the beginning.

Tune in on September 6 at 6 pm to find out what happens next!