Host Al Ross welcomes singer/songwriter Steve March-Tormé to the show in anticipation of his upcoming appearance at Eau Claire’s Pablo Center at the Confluence this weekend. Ross also visits two local libraries to learn about their exhibits and programs; and lastly, highlights a fun outdoor event by a regional non-profit that helps locals conserve their land.
March-Tormé is joined by Michael Bailey of Vic Ferrari, Mark Wood of the Trans Siberian Orchestra and a back-up band for his performance at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19 at the Pablo called “For Kids from 1 to 92.” The name of the show may sound familiar, they’re lyrics from 1945’s “The Christmas Song,” co-written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells. Ross shares a conversation with March-Tormé about his famous father and his own life experiences. March-Tormé will also provide details about the show and play his original holiday tune “I Remember Christmastime.”
Isa Small, programming and communications services manager at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library visits Ross to talk about the 43rd Annual ArtsWest juried art exhibit. She will provide details on how to enter and how to view the exhibit, which is scheduled to open virtually on March 14, 2022.
At the University of Wisconsin-Stout, the Robert S. Swanson Library and Learning Center is growing and diversifying. Ross hears from Tanya Gunkel, a librarian in their Educational Material Center, a resource for the staff and students at the School of Education. Gunkel and Ross will explore the many learning resources used in pre-school to high-school instruction available at the center.
Lastly, Ross meets with Sara Norman, community outreach coordinator with the Landmark Conservancy. The organization works with private landowners to help them conserve their land in perpetuity. She will provide a story of the group’s history and accomplishments, along with their current events, including a Solstice hike and bonfire in the Town on Union this Saturday.