Monthly Archives: January 2014

Discover Janesville: Stephanie Aegerter | Adam Rutherford | Pam Thomas | Marc Perry | Dan Hartung | Pancake Riot

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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Discover Janesville: Tom Brien | Tony Farrell Sr.| Amanda Byrne

Tom BrienOn this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin: Since my first guest was not able to join me, I spent the first half hour doing piano improvisations (lucTony Farrell, Sr.kily I always bring my piano with me).  From there, the program took a decidedly community-minded tone as I was joined by Tony Farrell, Sr., volunteer extraordinaire who spoke about a program by Voigt music – run by Tony Farrell, Jr. – that gives away thousands of free music folders to kids in Rock county schools every year.  Next, Amanda Hauser Byrne of the Little Bean coffee shop called in to talk about the suspended coffee program, and finally Tom Brien, who spent 16 years on Janesville City Council, stopped in and we remembered  Ronnie Thomas who passed away a few days ago, following a lifetime of service.  Perhaps the best way to summarize the program is with the quote by President Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country”.  Be in the know.  Discover Janesville.

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Discover Janesville: Jim Lyke | Naomi Houser | Edie Baran | Megan Mitchell | Rene Bue | Dakota Noust

 Naomi Houser and Jim LykeOn this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:  conversation about the original play being produced this weekend at Janesville Performing Arts Center “Mirror Image”.  Written by Jim Lyke and directed by Naomi Houser.

Rising counMegan Mitchelltry music star Dakot Noust performs live.

Conversation with Edie Baran, Megan Mitchell and Rene Bue about the upcoming MLK Jr. day celebration at Blackhawk Technical College.

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Discover Janesville: Lon Haenel | Mark Pocan | Adam Rutherford | Kelley Blair-Ostermann

On the next Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin: Janesville Restaurant Review Best of 2013 winners announced, from earlier this year, conversation with Lon Haenel of Bliss Media about the new Janesville Gazette website, US Congressman Mark Pocan about his differences and similarities with Paul Ryan, editor of Janesville Restaurant Review Adam Rutherford called in live to talk about JRR’s Best of 2013 poll, and an encore presentation of my conversation with Kelley Blair-Ostermann of the Ruby Project!  Be in the know.  Discover Janesville.

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Discover Janesville: Martin Hagen | Amanda Byrne and Victor Torres | Edie Baran | Susan Hunt – Wulkowitz & Haven McWilliams

Susan Hunt-Wulkowitz and Haven McWilliamsOn this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Visit with Amanda and Victor from the Little Bean, the newest coffee shop in downtown Janesville

Martin Hagen is a triathlete and a personal trainer who is getting ready to host program on Janesville Community Radio together with his friend Brenda Casamento, a nutritionist.

Edie Baran and Yuri read the Hanukkah Story.

Nationally recognized artist Susan Hunt – Wulkowitz and her daughter Haven McWilliams preview their arts open house.

Music by Yuri Rashkin performing original piano arrangements of classic Christmas carols.

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Discover Janesville: Jenna Pope | Dan Hartung | Steve Peck

Join Yuri Rashkin this morning on Discover Janesville for a conversation with Jenna Pope, an activist with a camera, originally from Edgerton, talking about her new upcoming book.  Also on the program, Dan Hartung talking about city issues, music of Steve Peck and your calls!

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Discover Janesville: Jenifer Keach | Mike Mathews | Pancake Riot

This episode features exclusive conversation with Rock County Coroner Jenifer Keach who has recently resigned and will be leaving her office after this week.

Janesville Innovation Center manager Mike Mathews will talk about the new opportunities presented by JIC.

Musical guests Daniel Monson-Bergum, Kat Farnsworth and Mckenzie Benish

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Discover Janesville: Adam Rutherford | Esther Turner | Zac Curtis

Tune in as Yuri and his guest Adam Rutherford, talk Janesville Community Page.  Since both Yuri and Adam are administrators of JCP, they will share the inside take on what it’s like to run this popular Facebook page.

Next, Yuri welcomes Esther Turner of Rhythm of Life.  Esther will talk about the marvelous world of dreams and guided imagery for relaxation.

Zac Curtis will join Yuri next.  Zac is an Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at UW Rock County. Zac will talk about an original play he is directing called “On a Turtle’s Back”, which is based on a Japanese legend.  Performances are this weekend at Kirk Denmark Theater.

All this and more on Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin!

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