BCH Episode #40 – July 2015

BCH Episode #40: 2015-07-05
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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig and Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: Lucky & The Kid (aka Picker Dan Bilger and Barry Elkins)
  • Vera Grubbs interviews artist Darren Redman
  • Pam Raider interviews Keith Bradway of the Writers, Readers and Poets Society (WRAPS)

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    Lucky and The Kid
    (l-r: Barry Elkins and Picker Dan Bilger)

  • Jeff Tryon’s My Brown County: The Last House In Brown County”
  • Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • BCH “poet lariat” Gunther Flumm returns with his latest poem, Possum Oil
  • Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • Brown County Community Calendar for July 2015
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

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BCH Episode #39 – June 2015

BCH Episode #39: 2015-06-07
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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig, Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, June 6, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: Amanda & Brian Webb
  • Anabel Hopkins tells us about the Partake Film Festival
  • Alan Birkmeyer shares info about the Relay For Life event
  • Jeff Tryon’s My Brown County: How Peoga got it’s name

    Amanda & Brian Webb performing live in the BCH studio

    Amanda & Brian Webb performing live in the BCH studio

  • Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • Essays and nonsense from Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • “Remembering John Mills” by Paulette Justice and Pam Raider, music by Jeff Foster
  • Brown County Community Calendar

 

Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

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BCH Episode #38 – May 2015

BCH Episode #38: 2015-05-03
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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Paulette Justice.

First aired Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests: The Hammer & The Hatchett

    John Bowyer & Jayme Hoodin the BCH studio

    John Bowyer & Jayme Hood
    The Hammer & The Hatchett
    in the BCH studio

  • Jeff Tryon launches his new series, “My Brown County”
  • Vera Grubbs interviews artist Monique Cagle of Sleepy Cat Studio
  • Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • Poetry by Carol Marks, Chris Curtain and BCH Poet Laureate, Gunther Flumm
  • Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • Guest host Paulette Justice delivers the May Brown County Community Calendar
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

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BCH Episode #37 – April 2015

BCH Episode #37: 2015-04-05
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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guests the Rusted String Swindlers
  • Singer/songwriter Cari Ray returns with another “For a Song”
  • Poetry by Carol Marks and BCH Poet Laureate, Gunther Flumm
  • Essays by Dave Seastrom and Rick Fettig
  • Vera Grubbs delivers the April Brown County Community Calendar and an interview with the Reverend Rick Clayton about the unique labyrinth he constructed behind his church
  • Brown County jazz violinist Carolyn Dutton talking about the upcoming BC Playhouse film, “Lady Be Good”
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

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BCH Episode #36 – March 2015

BCH Episode #36: 2015-03-01
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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Celtica-Logo-Hi-Def-300Musical guest Tammera Lane of CELTICA — interview and songs from Labyrinth Walk.
  • Cari Ray returns with another For A Song, exploring the creative processes involved in songwriting. This month: Making the most of what you have.
  • Yellowwood Road resident Mark Cagle presents his views on the State’s controversial road project.
  • Eric Freeman of the National Maple Syrup Festival describes the history of the event and the many offerings to be presented during its Brown County debut.
  • Dave Seastrom tells the story of his own maple syrup experiences.
  • Rick Fettig with a Brown County News Update on the Shine-On 2-K Run, a somewhat mythical event coming soon.
  • Poetry by Gunther Flumm: Leprechauned 
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

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BCH Episode #35 – February 2015

BCH Episode #35: 2015-02-01
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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB.

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • l-r Frank Hilligoss/bass, Dave Conner/mandolin, Neil Smith/guitar & Dan Harden/banjo

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    Musical guests Hamilton Creek perform LIVE in BCH Studio B — interview and songs.

  • Cari Ray returns with another For A Song, wherein she explores the creative processes involved in finding your muse… even with a broken leg.
  • Arborist Rick Patrick shares his take on IDNR logging practices in another WoodWatch segment.
  • BC entrepreneur Harry Hopkins of Brockwood Farm tells the stories of his Stall-sifter and Worm-sifter machines.
  • Don Crum with info on the BC Youth Music Showcase coming up Feb 28.
  • Rachel Perry shares a tall tale about love and moonshine.
  • Rick Fettig with an essay on squirrels.
  • Dave Seastrom delivers an update on construction progress with the new BCH studio.
  • Poetry by Gunther Flumm: Voodoo voodoo. 
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

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WoodWatch: Hiking the wasteland

WoodWatch_update_bannerAnother beautiful day gave me the perfect excuse to work on my stay fit during winter plan. I’ve been wanting to hike the area next to us that was recently logged. It would’ve been smarter if I’d gone while the ground was still frozen, but I was filled with desire, and it was fifty degrees with sunshine.

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The state had a “do not enter” tape stretched across the trail head, so rather than violate the law, I took a different path to the trail. The trail we’ve been hiking and skiing on for thirty five years is obliterated, in its place is a new road bed that’s wide enough for heavy equipment to drive on. This new terrain road will serve as a corridor for the extensive logging the state will conduct until this area is completely logged out.

I wanted to walk the entire area where the recent logging took place, and it was impossibly muddy. The disturbed soil is in the process of eroding down the face of the ridge system where this new road is situated, and it was almost impossible to find firm ground to walk on.

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I was able to see an overview, and it looks like they’ve left a handful of older trees as seed stock and bulldozed the space in between to remove all of the “undesirable” species.

Poplar, iron wood, sassafras, maple, ash, and beach are reduced to the point of non existence, in favor of white and red oak. The money trees.

I also observed a modicum of erosion control on the wide road they’ve built. The steep hill sides, stripped of most trees, had none, and this soil is bleeding down into the creek beds at the bottom of the ravines.

This is what an industrial tree farm looks like. The new focus is to maximize profit at the expense of diversity.

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I laboriously picked my way along the edge of this new road until I came to the clearing they’re using to yard the logs. There are several huge piles of cutoffs where they trimmed the logs and loaded them onto the trucks we’re seeing everywhere on our county roads.

This area was logged at least once during my tenure, but that was using the old guide lines that were in place form the beginning.

There’s no mistaking what we’re seeing now is a complete sea change. The new plan is a radical departure from all of the management practices I’ve ever seen in our forests.

As part of my fitness plan I intend to hike this area and track the consequence of the IDNR’s new plan.

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I’ll also spend as much time as I can hiking the areas that haven’t been ruined, and breath in the last sight of what was once the greatest unspoiled expanse of state forest land in the Midwest.

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BCH Episode #34 – January 2015

BCH Episode #34: 2015-01-04
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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9 AM on WFHB

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • David Bartlett

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    Musical guest David Bartlett talks about his recent CD, Lead Your Life By A Song, produced by Jeff Foster, and we hear several tunes from the project

  • Cari Ray returns with the second of her new BCH series, For A Song, wherein she explores the creative processes involved in finding your muse
  • Rick Fettig with an original story, It’s A Boy, about growing up (and old) in a changing world, with background music by Barry Ginsbarg
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another pithy essay
  • Poetry by Gunther Flumm
  • And music recorded live at our Nov 1 2014 BCH Studio Fundraiser held at the Brown County Inn, including tracks by Dave Sisson & Sam Herrin, Trish Rieke and Cole O’Day.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

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BCH Episode #33 – December 2014

BCH Episode #33: 2014-12-07
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Hosted by Dave Seastrom, Pam Raider, Vera Grubbs, Rick Fettig & Jeff Foster.

First aired Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 9 AM on WFHB

In this episode of the Brown County Hour:

  • Musical guest Kenan Rainwater talks about his recent CD, As The River Flows, produced by the Reverend Peyton, and we hear selected tunes from the project

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    Kenan Rainwater

  • Director of Mother’s Cupboard Sherry Houze discusses the Cupboard’s work to help feed Brown Countians in need
  • Brown County singer/songwriter extraordinaire Cari Ray launches the pilot segment of her new BCH series, For A Song, wherein she explores the creative processes involved in finding your muse
  • Rick Fettig offers a heartfelt perspective on public assistance, and also some thoughts on a persimmon tree
  • Our old friend Pete Sebert returns to visit Brown County, and offers some uplifting thoughts in a freewheeling interview with Pam Raider
  • Poetry by Gunther Flumm
  • Dave Seastrom delivers another pithy essay
  • FOSTER JONES perform Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas in this archive recording from our December 2010 episode.
Theme music by Slats Klug & Friends.

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