Monthly Archives: January 2015

Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag | BIFF preview | Veterans for Peace | Dennis Hughes of AFSCME update

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Janesville City Manager Mark FreitagJanesville City Manager Mark Freitag stopped in to update the listeners on the latest with Councilmember Kealy resignation, as well as to preview the upcoming State of the City address coming up tomorrow at the City Hall.  Mark also expressed his appreciation to the council for the 5% raise he unexpectedly received, and shared his concerns for upcoming city budgets and limited options of financing needed services.

 

Rod BeaudoinRod Beadoin, Kristin Peterson and Greg Gerard with Beloit International Film Festival stopped in to preview some of their favorite films in the festival, to discuss the impact that BIFF has made over the past 10 years, and some of the differences between BIFF and Sundance Film Festival.

 

 

 

 

Lars PripLars Prip and Brad Geyer are members of local chapter of Veterans for Peace.  Lars and Brad shared their opinion on the film “American Sniper” calling it “propaganda”.  Lars also explained his reasons for continuing to engage in Solidarity Sing Along at the State Capitol and why it is important to have the veterans speak up for peace.

 

 

 

 

Dennis Hughes of AFSCME

 

Dennis Hughes of AFSCME came back on the show to update the listeners on the details of the restraining order taken out against him, as well as what happened at the School Board meeting last night.

 

 

 

 

 

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In defense of pipelines | Upcoming Veterans’ Fair

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Are pipelines always bad?  Jim O’Brien is a Business Agent with Steamfitters Local 601 and he called in to talk about the importance of pipelines to our national defense, quality of work done by his people, Enbridge safety record, and the general need for pipelines for the forseeable future.  According to Jim, he has not seen a pipeline he didn’t like.

Carissa JohnsonFree Veterans Fair!  Carissa Johnson, the outreach specialist for the IT program at Blackhawk Technical College stopped in to talk about new funding for veterans programs, which is triggering a whole new slew of services for veterans.  The fair will be taking place at BTC on February 9th 2 til 6 pm.

 

 

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* Southern Wisconsin Building and Construction Trades Council.  Learn more at www.swbtrades.org

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* “Raising Abel, the Life of Faith” by Ronald Ragotzy, MD.

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* United Arts Alliance presents: 2015 Janesville Area Creativity awards Celebrating creativity on January 31st 2015 at JPAC!  Learn more at www.RockCountyArts.com

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AFSCME Rep. “Dr. Schulte should be fired” | Rock River Philharmonic update

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Dennis HughesAFSCME Representative Dennis Hughes levels serious accusations of corruption and defamation at School District of Janesville, and calls for the firing of Superintendent Dr. Karen Schulte. Mr. Hughes spoke about challenging the ballot status of two of the candidates in the Spring Elections for Janesville School Board, about being escorted out of the district office by police, as well as about his reasons and strategy.

Britney McKay and Dennis DunnBritney McKay and Dennis Dunn of Rock River Philharmonic spoke about the upcoming trivia contest benefit supporting Rock River Philharmonic orchestra, the upcoming performance at the Janesville Armory, and taking RRP to the future.

 

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* “Raising Abel, the Life of Faith” by Ronald Ragotzy, MD.

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* United Arts Alliance presents: 2015 Janesville Area Creativity awards Celebrating creativity on January 31st 2015 at JPAC!

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New look at Book of Genesis | Adult themes in Christian fiction

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Ronald Ragotzy, MDJanesville doctor and author, Ronald Ragotzy, MD., stopped in to talk about his book, Raising Abel, the Life of Faith.  Ron discussed why people find his approach to the Book of Genesis life changing and the value of metaphors to our lives.

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Wendy Stenzel Oleston

Recovering alcoholic and survivor of a suicide attempt, Janesville author Wendy Stenzel Oleston explores the “Why” of Christian taboos such as No Sex Before Marriage in her books.  Tune in to hear Wendy read an excerpt from her book “As Is”.

 

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“Raising Abel, the Life of Faith” by Ronald Ragotzy, MD.

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United Arts Alliance presents: 2015 Janesville Area Creativity awards Celebrating creativity on January 31st 2015 at JPAC!

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Schouten Dance Scholarship | Frozen Otter runners | Postnuptial Agreement

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On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:

Callie SchoutenCallie Schouten is a Janesville native who lives and works as a professional dancer in Las Vegas, NV. Together with her husband, Callie decided to start a Schouten Famiy Scholarship, recognizing outstanding dancers in Rock County. The first scholarship will be awarded at 2015 Janesville Area Creativity awards on January 31st at Janesville Performing Arts Center. Callie herself is a past JAC awards winner in the Roots category, which recognizes those with Janesville roots who have achieved recognition for the creativity outside of Janesville.

Callie called in to talk about the reasons behind wanting to start a scholarship fund, how dancers can qualify and apply, and why it is important to support the arts.

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1489202_766939823371131_8198443862634998255_n  The Frozen Otter Trek is a 64 mile hike through snow and ice, while exposed to the bitter January temperatures of Wisconsin. To make the trek even more treacherous, participants must tackle the glacier imprinted terrains of Kettle Moraine State Park within 24 hours, with a pack of survival gear. Only 25% of the 125 participants complete the toughest race in the Midwest-the trails get lonely after the third checkpoint (24 miles) as 50% of the people typically bow out.

10926442_766939933371120_114386022540264015_nThis year Housing4OurVets team includes: Joel Galvan, Amy Krebs, Tyler Quade, and Nick Brockley. These brave souls together with team supporter Marcia Galvan, stopped in to talk about what it takes to prepare, what made them want to run the race, and why it is important to support Housing4OurVets.

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10897976_766939723371141_136557796832654630_nPostnuptial Agreement is a play by Jim Lyke based on a story by Tony Huml and directed by Naomi Houser, telling the story of a man dying of cancer, looking to find a good mate for his soon-to-be widow, and a father-figure for his children.

10906046_766939443371169_3123503265191317720_nTony, Jim and Naomi, stopped in the studio to talk about challenges and opportunities presented by this incredible story, and the incredible similarities and coincidences between the characters and the actors portraying them. Postnuptial Agreement will be performed for one weekend only at Janesville Performing Arts Center, and all performances but one have already sold out.

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“Raising Abel, the Life of Faith” by Ronald Ragotzy, MD.

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United Arts Alliance presents: 2015 Janesville Area Creativity awards Celebrating creativity on January 31st 2015 at JPAC!

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