Newsmakers, April 8, 2022

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Youth spend time drawing and painting in The Good Fight Community Center La Crosse's Bob Witte Art Center
Youth spend time drawing and painting in The Good Fight Community Center La Crosse’s Bob Witte Art Center; Photo courtesy of The Good Fight Community Center.

Two uniquely different La Crosse youth centers are featured this week on our “Newsmakers” program. Host Ezra Wall speaks with the founder and executive director of The Good Fight Community Center, providing at-risk youth with hope, encouragement, and a safe environment to develop personal goals. We also hear from the center’s program coordinator and how her involvement eventually led to an opportunity to join the staff. Wall then talks to founding executive director of the Warehouse, an all-ages no alcohol concert venue that opened its doors over 30 years ago in the historic district of downtown La Crosse. Joining the conversation is also one of the Warehouse Alliance Board members.

Next, enjoy listening to the world premiere of “Stella Teegarden,” a work for choir and percussion by Estonian composer Urmas Sisask, and performed last month by the University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department. Percussionist and professor Brent Jones tells WPR “Simply Superior” host Robin Washington of the significance of the work, which is presented on the program in full.

Episode Credits

  • Ezra Wall Host
  • Robin Washington Host
  • Dawn Jewell Producer
  • Ezra Wall Producer
  • John Davis Producer
  • Dr. Brett Jones Guest
  • Nathaniel Coleman Guest
  • Karli Schreiber Guest
  • Stephen Harm Guest
  • Benjamin Koch Guest