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Democrat primary candidates Rueben Herfindahl of River Falls, Patty Schachtner of Somerset, and John Calabrese of Glenwood City will join host Rich Kremer in the studio today to debate important issues and describe their Democratic candidates for Wisconsin’s Tenth Senate seat.

Outdoor Guys Dave Carlson and Joe Knight along with others join Rich today to talk about the upcoming nine-day gun deer hunt season on The West Side today. Join us at 10 a.m.

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Question: Hmong women making change in a community like Eau Claire may have more impact because there is a larger group in the culture. What special challenges are there for Hmong women who may be in a more rural area or a place where there is not a robust Hmong community?

Caitlin Lee, (pictured) the co-founder and chair of the Hmong Women Summit, joins Rich today on The West Side. The conference, which focuses on educating, exploring, and empowering Hmong women, takes place October 27 and 28 at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

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The Outdoor Guys are on The West Side today to talk about a bill looking to limit state protection of certain Wisconsin wetlands.

Listen to The West Side tomorrow morning, host Rich Kremer will be joined by Brandon Scholz, Charlie Walker, and Pat Shadick, to talk about the financial issues of the Gordy’s Market corporation and their potential impacts on western Wisconsin communities.

Rich welcomes Mark Hagedorn, an Eau Claire County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent with degrees in animal science and dairy science to discuss the state of western Wisconsin agriculture. They'll talk about current trends in livestock, crop status, production and how weather patterns have been affecting crop growth in the area.

Rich has Representative Romaine Quinn of Rice Lake (R) and Senator Janet Bewley of Ashland (D) on the show to talk about the state budget.

Join us at 10 a.m. today on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

This weeks program will be a rebroadcast of a show that originally aired on the WPR Route 51 program from Wausau. The show features Shannon Holsey on the Great Lakes Inter-tribal Council.

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Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m., Route 51 welcomes Shannon Holsey, president of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans.

The resurgence of fish farming in western Wisconsin is the topic today on The West Side.

Rich Kremer welcomes Chris Hartleb, Mike Hable and Jeremiah Fredrickson to the show today. Hartleb is a fisheries biology professor at UW-Stevens Point and co-director of their Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility. Mike Hable is the owner of Bohemian Ovens bakery in Bloomer and recently started shrimp farming in the area. Jeremiah Fredrickson, co-owner of Eat My Fish in Menomonie along with his wife Jordan, also joins Kremer on the show.

Join us at 10 a.m. today on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

The West Side will be a rebroadcast this week of an original March, 2017 show about efforts to improve Wisconsin’s rural broadband service

Wisconsin’s State Broadband Director Angie Dickinson is the show's guest. Rich and Dickenson will discuss some of the challenges of expanding high-speed internet service in western Wisconsin and efforts by the legislature to expand the state broadband grant program since 2016.

Rich will bring in two local bird experts, Bill Hogseth and Steve Betchkal, to talk about the summer birds of western Wisconsin. Hogseth works with the DNR as a conservation biologist and Betchkal is the current president of the Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society. Tune in Monday, June 26 at 10am.

Rich Kremer talks with Mike Huggins. A former city manager who is currently working with Clear Voices Eau Claire, a group of more than 300 that is working on solving issues surrounding poverty and income insecurity in Eau Claire.

Rich Kremer is talking with Amy Huo, the executive chef at The Informalist about the farm-to-table movement in local restaurants today on the show. Also joining the discussion is Arwen Rasmussen, publisher of the Farm Fresh Atlas, a guide that offers information on local farms, food events, and fruit picking schedules in the region.

Don't miss The West Side this morning, host Rich Kremer is joined by Representative Rob Summerfield (R-Bloomer) and Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) to talk about the state budget.