Route 51

“Route 51” is a regional talk show hosted by Shereen Siewert 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” is repeated Fridays at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on WHRM 90.9 FM Wausau.


This program has been retired.

Note: “Route 51” ended production on May 17, 2024. Archives of past programs are available below. Find Shereen Siewert on air and online with segments about life in Central Wisconsin during “Morning Edition” beginning summer 2024.

Latest Episodes

  • May 17, Finale

    Beginning May 20, WPR’s two current networks – “NPR News & Music” and “The Ideas Network” – will become “WPR News” and “WPR Music.” As this new chapter begins, “Route […]

    May 17, Finale
  • May 3, The UniverCity Alliance in Central Wisconsin

    An innovative program at UW-Madison is connecting communities throughout Wisconsin to education, outreach, technical assistance and research to help local governments solve challenges and improve livability and wellbeing. UniverCity Alliance, […]

    May 3, The UniverCity Alliance in Central Wisconsin
  • April 26, ‘Bad River’ Documentary

    The battle between the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians in northwestern Wisconsin and Enbridge over an oil pipeline that runs through tribal land has […]

    April 26, ‘Bad River’ Documentary
  • April 12, SANE Nurse Program

    The experience of sexual assault is deeply devastating for survivors and their loved ones. At Aspirus, a team of nurses with specialized training works with survivors, performing Sexual Assault Nurse […]

  • April 5, Backstage at the Symphony

    Local symphonies play an important role in Wisconsin communities, bringing people together in a way that only music can. The concert experience guides both new and seasoned listeners, encouraging them […]

    April 5, Backstage at the Symphony

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