Monday, March 31, 2014, 8:30pm
Above, images of the proposed downtown arts center.
A proposed $80 million performing arts center and student housing project could see a major boost or a major setback as voters in Eau Claire County will decide two referendum questions today.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 11:30am
The proposed Confluence Project. Image courtesy of Commonweal Development.
Public funding for an $85 million performing arts center has become subject to a referendum, and community groups are waging heated campaigns on both sides of the issue.
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:00pm
Al Ross, host of "Spectrum West," talked with James Hanke, chairman of Voices for Growth , about the upcoming referendums concerning the proposed Confluence Project in the April 1 elections in Eau Claire.
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 6:00pm
Al Ross, host of "Spectrum West," talked with Gary Schuster, development director for Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, to preview a news conference concerning the proposed Confluence Project for downtown Eau Claire.
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 6:00pm
Representatives of Chippewa Valley’s performing arts groups came together to express worries and concerns about the proposed Confluence Project in downtown Eau Claire at a meeting in City Hall. The meeting was led by Kerry Kincaid, president of Eau Claire City Council. News reporter intern Chi Ab...
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00pm
A ship on a very long voyage has developed strict rules and lost a destination. Only one of the passengers, with a "Sense of Wonder" wants to leave the ship! Originally aired 04/24/56.
Monday, March 31, 2014, 10:00am
Both sides of the proposed Confluence Project debate are featured on The West Side . Host Rich Kremer welcomes members of groups that both support the project and those pushing for a referendum on the proposed Confluence Project. Representing Voters with Facts is concerned citizens Maryjo Cohen and...
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:00am
The controversy fueled by the Confluence Project is the topic of special coverage less than a week before two referendum issues are considered in the April 1 election. Rich Kremer, WPR reporter and host of The West Side, interviews three spokespersons with Voters with Facts, a group supporting the...
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 10:00am
James Hanke, manager of economic development for Xcel Energy, explains the process of garnering support for the public/private venture envisioned for downtown Eau Claire known as the Confluence Project on Spectrum West . Host Al Ross also welcomes Namji Kim, associate professor of music at...
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:00am
Spectrum West featured pianist and music teacher Nick Phillips talking about his new CD, American Vernacular: New Music for Solo Piano . Ross then welcomed Alan Grostephan, UW-Eau Claire Alumni who is back for the Blugold Visiting Writer Series. Grostephan talked about his highly praised book,...
Thursday, August 22, 2013, 10:00am
News Reporter Chia Vang files a report on a meeting between interested parties involved in development of the Confluence Arts Center in downtown Eau Claire; Host Al Ross talks with Bobbie Wilson, marketing chair for the Great River Folk Fest in La Crosse; Jed Malischke, Director of the Wisconsin...
Monday, July 22, 2013, 10:00am
The public private partnership to build a new arts and events facility in Eau Claire known as the Confluence Project was discussed on The West Side . Host Rich Kremer was joined by President of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council Ben Richgruber and Principal of Commonweal Development Dan Clumpner.
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 5:00pm
The plan for a new arts and entertainment facility known as the Eau Claire Confluence Project was discussed on The West Side . Host Rich Kremer was joined by two of the top players in the project including UW-Eau Claire Vice Chancellor of Facilities Mike Rindo and Commonweal Development Partner Dan...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 10:00pm
A second "Clear Vision" community forum on the future of new event facilities in Eau Claire was broadcast on a special Wednesday edition of "Spectrum West" on April 25, 2012. "Spectrum West" host Al Ross served as moderator for the evening's discussion and was joined by the Clear Vision Eau Claire...
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5:00pm
Clear Vision Eau Claire Event Facilities Public Forum - March 29, 2012: Part 1 and Part 2
Rich Kremer, WPR reporter and host of The West Side, interviews members of Voters with Facts about the two referendums concerning the proposed Confluence Project in the April 1 election. Kremer sits down with Dave Wood, Maryjo Cohen and Bob Von Haden to talk about their concerns surrounding the...
A group of citizens in Eau Claire is challenging the City Council to hold a referendum on a plan to build a multi-million dollar arts and events facility.
Host Al Ross sits down with Confluence Project supporters, James Hanke and Kathy Mitchell, to talk about why they want to see the project go forward. They will discuss the two referendums on the proposed Confluence Project in the April 1 elections, less than a week away.