Al Ross welcomes Daniel Ruefman, author and professor of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Ruefman has written a new book “What the Fuzz? Survival Stories of a Minor League Mascot” about his stints dressing as mascots for restaurants and sports teams.
Also on the show this week…
Wisconsin Arts Board Executive Director George Tzougros joins Ross to discuss how the arts communities locally and throughout Wisconsin withstood the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The board, which is based in Madison, also has works-in-progress that will impact the Chippewa Valley.
Natalie Warren, who will be speaking at the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum in Spooner on April 7, visits Ross to talk about her book “Hudson Bay Bound” which chronicles an 85-day canoe trip from Minneapolis to the Hudson Bay she took in 2011.
Ben Richgruber, former executive director of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, now lives in Hilo, Hawaii, and is an artist working in fused glass. Ross and Richgruber discuss his career in Eau Claire and his current endeavors.