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.

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The Ideas Network, WLBL 930 AM Auburndale/Stevens Point, WLBL 91.9 FM, W267BB 101.3 FM Wausau, W256CZ FM 99.1 Stevens Point, W265DC 100.9 FM Marshfield, WHBM 90.3 FM Park Falls, WHSF FM 89.9 Rhinelander/Eagle River, WHAA 89.1 FM Adams/Wisconsin Rapids, Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Latest Episodes

  • March 1, Municipal Airports

    Dozens of municipal airports are located in communities throughout Wisconsin. Some have a simple grass runway and a single hangar, while others have more sophisticated landing spaces and services. Regardless of size, each airport plays a crucial role in a community’s economic health, for a variety of reasons. Shereen Siewert welcomes John Chmiel, a pilot…

    March 1, Municipal Airports
  • Feb. 23, AI vs. Fake News

    With an election year upon us, it is more important than ever to ensure the news we’re consuming is factually accurate. At UW-Stout, researchers wanted to know whether artificial intelligence systems could determine whether news stories are real or fabricated. The results of that research are eye-opening. Shereen Siewert welcomes Dr. Kevin Matthe Caramancion, assistant…

    Feb. 23, AI vs. Fake News
  • Feb. 16, Wild Birds in Winter

    While many birds escape the cold and fly to warmer regions during the winter, there are multiple species that have adapted to the climate and stay behind for Wisconsin’s coldest months. The locals that stick around include goldfinches, woodpeckers, chickadees, northern cardinals, blue jays, robins, screech owls and red-tailed hawks. Over winter, you’ll also spot…

    Feb. 16, Wild Birds in Winter
  • Feb. 9, All of Us Wisconsin

    Environment, lifestyle and DNA play important roles in personal health. By studying these factors, researchers aim to find ways to improve the health of future generations. The All of Us Research Program, a national initiative that includes the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, is inviting people across the country to help build one of the most…

    Feb. 9, All of Us Wisconsin
  • Feb. 2 – Waldorf, Montessori and More

    New educational models are emerging in school districts throughout the state, with more choices than ever before when it comes to public school programs. Montessori and Waldorf methods offer a different approach to childhood education compared to traditional classrooms, while some districts are focusing on immersion programs that teach lessons in multiple languages. How can…

    Feb. 2 – Waldorf, Montessori and More

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