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Valentine's Day with Jack and the Gang

Jack Benny Program Valentines Day 1942

It's Valentine's Day - for many of you that means romance, but for people who love Old Time Radio, it's also Jack Benny's birthday. In that spirit, I'd like to share a Valentine's Day Jack Benny Program, featuring Jack's continual efforts to get a date, some WWII references, and the inimitable vocal stylings of Rochester Van Jones. And as always, Jack is trying to get people to see one of his movies - this time it's Charlie's Aunt. 

The Poison Squad

Poison Squad

A new American Experience will air on PBS Wisconsin tonight (Jan 28) at 8 PM. The new episode, The Poison Squad, is based on the book by Debora Blum which tells the story of government scientist Dr. Harvey Wiley. In a period where food and drugs could contain almost anything, Dr. Wiley was responsible for research that eventually pushed Congress to pass laws to protect consumers.

Green & Gold

Green & Gold (Old Town Road Parody)

In honor of the Packers today Charlie Berens brings us the Old Town Road parody we had no idea we needed.

Today in Menomonie Debuts on Facebook - WisCommunity Starts on News Break

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Small changes have been occurring in Chippewa Valley media. I noted this morning when I opened the Facebook app on my phone that the Today in Menomonie icon appeared at the top of the page. is a Facebook feature that has slowly been rolling out through the US.

Pink Slime News Sites

. There is a very large network of algorithmically-driven "fake" news sites around the country.

40 Years of London Calling

The Clash - London Calling (Official Video)

I was reminded on Facebook that the seminal album by the Clash, London Calling, was released 40 years ago today. Oddly, I happened to be listening to the album on the train up from the Google News Initiative Local conference (more on that tomorrow) and did not realize I was taking part in an event. As I was listening to it I thought it felt timely again in a creepy way. I don't live in London, but I do live by the river.

Happy Halloween

Young Frankenstein (1974) Bloopers & Outtakes

It's one of my favorite films, and appropriate to tonight. Enjoy this set of outtakes and bloopers from Young Frankenstein.

Wisconsin LION Members Show Well in First Award Ceremony

LION Awards

Wisconsin News Sites had a terrific showing at the first annual LION Awards. LION Publishers is a national trade group of Local Independent Online News publishers (WisCommunity has been a member for two years).

New Season of Around The Farm Table starts tonight

Around the Farm Table

The next season of Around the Farm Table with Inga Witscher starts tonight. If you tune in you will be happy to see that local fruit grower Mary Dirty Face Farm is one of the local farmers Inga visits tonight. 7:30 PM tonight on WPT.

News and Social Media Panel in Eau Claire

News and Social Media Panel Photo

News and Social Media Panel Discussion in Eau Claire

A News and Social Media Panel was held in Eau Claire on October 1, 2019. The panel was sponsored by the , and was attended by 20 people on a rainy uncomfortable night.

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