Route 51 "Route 51" is a regional talk show hosted by Glen Moberg focusing on issues important to the north-central Wisconsin area, as well as featuring regional music, culture and arts. Topics include proposed legislation, sustainability, health care, economics, agriculture, and the justice system.
Route 51

Route 51

From Wisconsin Public Radio

"Route 51" is a regional talk show hosted by Glen Moberg focusing on issues important to the north-central Wisconsin area, as well as featuring regional music, culture and arts. Topics include proposed legislation, sustainability, health care, economics, agriculture, and the justice system.

Most Recent Episodes

Dec. 2, Backyard Winter Meteorology

Dec. 2, Backyard Winter Meteorology

Winter weather is upon us! The weather forecasts we see each day are based on an array of meteorological sensing networks and intensive computer modeling. But before the rise of these technologies, forecasts were made by understanding cloud formations and wind directions - something anyone can do in their backyard. "Route 51" host Shereen Siewert welcomes WSAW-TV meteorologist Chad Franzen for a discussion on the physical processes that drive winter weather and the global forces that shape our climate system. Does a "halo around the moon" really foretell a big snowstorm? Listen in and find out.

Nov. 25, Anishinaabe Storytelling with Michael "Laughing Fox" Charette (Encore Broadcast)

Nov. 25, Anishinaabe Storytelling with Michael "Laughing Fox" Charette (Encore Broadcast)

Rick Reyer welcomes Michael "Laughing Fox" Charette to share his music and the stories in the oral tradition of the Anishinaabe, also known as Ojibwe, that have been passed down for generations.

Nov. 25, Anishinaabe Storytelling with Michael "Laughing Fox" Charette (Encore Broadcast)

Nov 18, The Amish in Wisconsin (Encore Broadcast)

Nov 18, The Amish in Wisconsin (Encore Broadcast)

Shereen Siewert welcomes University of Wisconsin Professor Mark Louden, director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies. Louden is an interpreter and cultural mediator for Amish and Old Order Mennonite groups in the legal and health care systems.

Nov 18, The Amish in Wisconsin (Encore Broadcast)

Nov. 11, Foster Care and "Family Keys"

Nov. 11, Foster Care and "Family Keys"

Shereen Siewert welcomes Marathon County Department of Social Services Director Vicki Tylka and Wood County Human Services Department Director Brandon Vruwink for a look at foster care in Central Wisconsin and the two-year Family Keys pilot program.

Nov. 4, Polling And Election Analysis

Nov. 4, Polling And Election Analysis

With less than a week remaining until election day, WPR's "Route 51" takes a final look at the midterm contests.

Oct. 28, 3rd U.S. Congressional, 87th Assembly And U.S. Senate

Oct. 28, 3rd U.S. Congressional, 87th Assembly And U.S. Senate

Conversations with candidate Drad Pfaff-D, Onalaska, (3rd U.S. Congressional District), Elizabeth Riley-D, Hayward, (87th Wisconsin Assembly), and Wisconsin U.S. Senate Race coverage by Rich Kremer

Oct. 28, 3rd U.S. Congressional, 87th Assembly And U.S. Senate

Oct. 21, 71st, 70th and 30th Assembly

Oct. 21, 71st, 70th and 30th Assembly

Interviews with 71st Assembly District incumbent Katrina Shankland-D, Stevens Point, Scott Soik-R, also of Stevens Point, 70th Assembly District candidate Remy Gomez-D, Tomah, and 30th Assembly District candidate Sarah Yacoub-D, Hudson.

Nov. 5, Wisconsin's Urban Housing Crunch

Nov. 5, Wisconsin's Urban Housing Crunch

Shereen Siewert welcomes Wisconsin State Representative Rob Summerfield, R-Bloomer, chair of the State Assembly Committee on Housing and Real Estate, Susan Wolfgram of the JONAH Affordable Housing Task Force in Eau Claire and Wausau District 3 Alderman Tom Kilian, for a look at the factors that gave rise to urban housing shortages, and what local, state and federal stakeholders are planning to do about them.