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Discussion and information about media in Wisconsin, concentrating on various forms of community media, PEG TV, low power radio, and hyperlocal web sites and blogs.

Where's the Local News? - Chapter 3

Kathy Weber

Where's the Local News Chapter 3

April 26, 2023

Menomonie area residents interested in increasing access to local news will have another chance to hear about a local publication when Tom Giffey, managing editor of Volume One, speaks at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Menomonie Public Library meeting room, 600 Wolske Bay Road. A committee will also present plans to create a Dunn County News Hub.


 Anyone wishing to attend is asked to register for in-person attendance at

Where's the Local News Chapter 2


Where's the Local News Chapter 2

March 23, 2023



It’s a good question, and one Menomonie area citizens wrestled with at the second meeting of “Where’s the Local News – Chapter two?” at the Menomonie City Council Chambers on Wednesday afternoon, March 22. Facilitator Bruce Siebold emphasized the “explore” part of the meeting announcement, and representatives of six local news sites presented to the group.

Where's the Local News?


Where's the Local News?

February 9, 2023

As our readers know, WisCommunity has for some time been concerned about the state of news coverage in Dunn County, particularly the declining coverage of civic events and government. This is primarily a one-man operation and it has been difficult to plug the quickly leaking hole in the news coverage dike. 

What I Have Been Watching - Totally Under Control

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TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL Trailer (2020) Coronavirus, President Trump

October 30, 2020

As the pandemic has lingered on and on and on I find that like many of you, I have been watching a lot more TV than normal. I will be trying to point out a few of the shows that I have found interesting. 

Facebook awards $16 million to fund local newsrooms - but sadly not ours

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May 7, 2020

Facebook that they have provided emergency grants to over 200 local newsrooms in the United States to help them cover losses due to the COVID-19 situation and to expand coverage of the pandemic.

Valentine's Day with Jack and the Gang

Jack Benny Program Valentines Day 1942

February 14, 2020

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
January 28, 2020

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)

January 12, 2020

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