Spectrum West with Al Ross

Ross welcomed Perrin, well known for her soulful accordion playing and singing voice, who performed in-studio. Perrin will perform at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie on February 10 with storyteller Kevin Kling, who is well known to the WPR audience from his many appearances on NPR’s All Things Considered.

Sherry Sutton Zanardo, a pig farmer who runs Chickadee Hills Homestead near Spooner, was also a guest on Spectrum West. Ross and Zanardo discussed the organic farm’s heritage hogs and how the farm maintains its sustainability and biodiversity.

Correspondent Jim Oliver interviewed Bob Carr, who is directing the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild production of “Out of Order” which will be playing at The Grand Theatre in Eau Claire February 8-18. Carr, a veteran of many stages throughout the Chippewa Valley, will preview the comedy penned by Ray Cooney.

Music director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Nobuyoshi Yasuda was in the studio to give highlights of the next concert of its season: “Movie Lovers Extravaganza.” The performance will feature memorable film music as a tribute to John Williams, participation by the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony and a special appearance by the winner of the Young Artists Competition. The concert is February 10 at the State Theatre in Eau Claire.