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SLiM’s Soundtrack Stories

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in Misc, News, Podcast |

  SLiM’s Soundtrack Stories – vol.3 dreaming w/eyes open + living w/eyes closed. feat. poetry & music of Lemonella, Jonah & Amalia of The Stallion & the Hare podcast, Lauren Hickman of Inspired Astrology podcast, and other entertaining oddities…       SLiM’s Soundtrack Stories – vol.2 Are you being served?feat. friends from following programs: The Stallion and the Hare, Inspired Astrology with @laurenkhickman, and Aurora+Guest from WDRT’s Hersong.  “More interesting than #tigerking – and you can quote me on that!”   SLiM’s Soundtrack Stories – vol.1 Travelfeat. story by Ed Holahan “There are only approximations of travel… and all of them fall short of the actual, indelible experiences of starting here – and ending there!”

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Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Podcast |

An HerbWalk through the seasons. Join  local herbalists Mary Schmidt and Julie Schroeder and other surprise herbalist guests on a  weekly exploration of the herbs that you might find in your own back yard. We are a group of  herbalist dedicated to the safe and ethical use of local herbs. Each week we will introduce a new local herb, how & where to find it, how to use it and what it’s been traditionally used for. If you’d like to connect with more “plant people” check out You’ll find links to some local herbalists and more interesting stuff. AND- if you’re on Facebook check out: Coulee Region Herbal Institute (CRHI)   If you have questions, an amazing herb story or feedback about the show, we’d love to hear from you! email the shows producer, fanacker@wdrt. In this show, Julie and Dwight talk about Dandelion root. Learn why this is a staple crop for herbalists. This week Julie’s talks with guest Dwight Zietlow, wild forager of the Driftless region about how to find and use Slippery Elm bark. Tune in to learn more about this surprisingly versatile bark. Chicory is a well known and common wildflower. Did you know that it also has many uses?                              You will be amazed at the virtues of this root! Wild Cherry’s grow in abundance in the driftless region! Tune in to learn a few things they are used for. Japanese Knotweed may be one of the most useful weeds around! Please tune in to hear just a few of its many many uses. Angelica is a plant worth study! Tune in to hear just a bit about its qualities, hopefully it will inspire you to dig deeper! This week a panel of herbalists share information about the staple herb Burdock. Tune in to learn why it is a favorite! This week Julie shares some wonderful uses of beloved rosehip. This food/medicine is accessible throughout the winter months! Watercress likes cold, you can find it throughout a mild winter. Tune in to learn some qualities of this wild food. Many people consider Prickly Ash a nuisance. Tune in to hear a group of herbalists share some of its uses. Oat straw is a plant with many surprises! This week Julie shares how oatstraw could become an important ally. This week Mary talks about the many uses for common Cattail. Boneset likes wet feet! Tune in to learn more about this special plant. This week Mary explores some common and uncommon uses of  Jewelweed, one day it just may save the day. Joe Pie is a beautiful and common wetland plant. Tune in...

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Free Tibet: A Radio Free Space Production

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

Richard Waldvogel lives in Viroqua and shares his deep passion and concern for the displaced people of Tibet. Tenzin Sonam is a representative from the University Of Minnesota Students For A Free Tibet who Richard invited to Viroqua to share his story with students at Laurel High School. We also took clips from Richard’s audio collection focusing on news about the Chinese occupation of Tibet and the liberation movement worldwide. This program is graphic and provocative giving a real sense of the constant struggle towards reuniting displaced Tibetans with their occupied homeland. Radio Free Space offers listeners a chance to produce their own programming and have it heard on our airwaves. We feel this is one of the best ways community radio can remain relevant and accessible to our...

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Sven Marlow: The Case of the forgotten woman

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

An old flame leads Sven down the rabbit hole of his past when he takes a trip to the big city. Will Sven survive another encounter with the girl of his dreams? Will his arch nemesis finally break Sven’s spirit? Will Sven finally get a good cup of coffee? Learn the answers to those questions and more on this episode of Sven Marlow, Small Town Detective. The Case of the Forgotten Woman was produced in the studio of WDRT in Viroqua, WI. The cast included Steve Laurden as Sven Marlow, Michelle Pedretti as Gerda Henshorn, Carl Schlect as Abdi and the Bartender, Adam Fogelson as Albert Einstead, Jane Kouba as Marie, and Kat Tigermann as Mother Einstead with live sound effects by Josh Peters and Rusty James as audio engineer. Some of the recorded sound effects are used under a creative commons 3.0 license from and Recorded music used in this production was by Kevin MacLeod of The Case of the Big City was written by Leif Erickson and Josh Peters. Stay tuned for the next Adventure of Sven Marlow, Small Town...

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Tammy Baldwin Interview

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

Join WDRT’s Bill Motlong in conversation with Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin- discussing her vote on the recently passed Farm Bill as well as Frac Sand mining and water quality, Fast Track Voting, GMO labeling, The Trans Pacific Partnership and more from an interview recorded in our studios. Excerpts from this interview will also be heard daily on the Nearly Noon News @11:55am. WDRT News and Public Affairs programming keeps you informed and entertained. WDRT News Interview with Tammy Baldwin 2.17.2014 by WDRT News &...

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Laurel High School Theatre: Molly Sweeney

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

January 9 (student night) 10, 11, 17 and 18th at 7:00 pm January 19th at 2:00 pm a 10$ donation is requested and proceeds will go to the Laurel Theater Fund Molly Sweeney is a student run production about a woman who has been blind since ten months. Her husband introduces her to a doctor and he gives her an operation to remove cataracts and restore her sight. The play is a series of monologues that tell the story through the views of Molly, her husband Frank and Mr. Rice, her doctor. Laurel High School Theatre in Viroqua is presenting Molly Sweeney. Three students joined Charlie Knower on WDRT’s Driftless Weekend. Listen to producer, Payton Marie, director, Clara Zinky and actress, Israel Ostrem, talk about the play and why they are interested in the theatre. Thursday January 10th-11th, and 17th-19th. More info on...

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