Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Voter Education Series at Oshkosh Public Library

Thomas Jefferson once wrote that a well-informed electorate is a prerequisite to democracy. This month, the Oshkosh Public Library puts the founding father’s wisdom into practice with An Informed Electorate. This enlightening series of four discussions will focus on ways that voters can become better informed about the issues impacting their lives.
History of Political Rhetoric
Mon., Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Award-winning UW-Madison Political Science Professor, Dr. Daniel Kapust explores the history of political rhetoric. Contemporary politics is troubling, less because of what is said, than because of what the words suggest about a common culture.

The Dark Stores Referendum Explained
Tues., Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.
The “dark stores” strategy allows big retailers to curtail their tax assessment. Taking a closer look at the referendum will help voters make an educated decision at the ballot box.

Tech for Voters
Mon., Sept. 24 at 5 p.m.
Websites and apps are on tap tonight. Specifically, which of these sources voters can trust to stay informed about the issues and candidates on the ballot, both locally and nationally.

Fake News Panel
Thurs., Sept. 27 at 6 p.m.
What is fake news? How do you spot phony information and avoid passing it on? How do you vet news sources? Our Oshkosh media panel will sort out the topic: Nathaniel Shuda, Editor, Oshkosh Northwestern; Miles Maguire, Editor, Oshkosh Examiner and UW Oshkosh Journalism Department; and Karen Schneider, Publisher, Oshkosh Herald. League of Women Voters member Alana Erickson will talk about the impact of social media.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.oshkoshpubliclibrary.org.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Eye On Oshkosh - Fire Department and Safety - taped 9-6-18

On this episode of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Oshkosh Fire Department Chief Mike Stanley and firefighter/paramedic Michael Wos about the department, fire safety tips and the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Charitable Foundation.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris visits Eye on Oshkosh - explains November referendum questions

On this episode host Cheryl Hentz spends the hour talking with Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris about a number of different things happening in Winnebago County. The first two issues are discussing two non-binding referendum questions that will appear on the November ballot. One has to do with developing a fair, equitable way of redistricting Wisconsin's electoral maps; the other proposes closing loopholes related to Dark Store legislation. Other topics covered during the hourlong show include mental health care, our prison situation, the county budget and the recently-unveiled new performance stage at the county's Sunnyview complex north of town. The show can be seen here or by clicking on the embedded link: https://youtu.be/x8o1uQb78k4

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Eye On Oshkosh - Suicide and Suicide Prevention - taped 8-2-18

Suicide is a major national public health issue in the United States.  For example, did you know that

in the U.S. one out of every 15 people are depressed, and each day approximately 123 people die by suicide? And each year the numbers keep going up. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Each year 44,965 Americans die by suicide; for every suicide there are 25 attempts; and suicide

costs the U.S. $ 69 billion annually. Those are staggering numbers. To get into depth about suicide and suicide prevention, host Cheryl Hentz chats with Debbie Peters, executive director of Community for Hope and Patti Ahrens, a founding member of and the current treasurer for Community for Hope. They also discussed the group’s annual fundraiser – a Walk/Run in Menominee Park in Oshkosh – coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.  
If you are feeling depressed or know of someone who is, please reach out for some professional guidance. There are agencies and other resources available that can help. Remember: You are cared about and would be missed if you were not here.

The show can be seen here or by going to this link: https://youtu.be/Boi1Bzd3Z9U

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Eye on Oshkosh - Special Olympics-Wisconsin, taped 7-19-18

On this edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz discusses Special Olympics with Tommy Jaime, director of communications for Special Olympics Wisconsin; athlete Jarod Falk and his parents, Wendy and Chris Falk. As Special Olympics turns 50 years old the weekend after this show was
filmed, the discussion centers on the organization as a whole, how those with disabilities are benefitted by participating in the program, how people can become involved with Special Olympics and why it's important to donate to the organization. The discussion also focuses on Jarod, who recently participated in the USA Games and received a gold medal for his swimming ability; and his
parents' involvement in Special Olympics and why they believe so strongly in it. See the show in its entirety here, or by following this link: https://youtu.be/glctKcp7uKY.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Little Lake Butte des Morts bridge traffic switch in Winnebago County

Little Lake Butte des Morts bridge traffic switch in Winnebago County; Shifting from westbound US 10 traffic to north bridge

(Menasha) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office in Green Bay is announcing that westbound US 10 traffic will be shifting from the south Little Lake Butte des Morts Bridge to the north bridge over the next few weeks. The first and second of three traffic switches will begin the week of July 15.  See below for traffic impacts:

·         I-41 bound traffic from the Racine Road Interchange will be shifted to the north Little Lake Butte des Morts Bridge on Sunday, July 15. All other traffic will remain on southern bridge and have access to southbound I-41.

·         All I-41 bound traffic will be shifted to the north bridge on Saturday, July 21. Westbound US 10 through traffic will remain on south bridge.

·         Westbound US 10 through traffic will be shifted into permanent configuration on north bridge in September.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Oshkosh city manager on Eye on Oshkosh

On the latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh, host Cheryl Hentz talks with Oshkosh City Manager Mark Rohloff about a variety of issues related to city business and things going on in the community. Among them are current road construction projects and sewer line repair/replacement on Oregon Street, dark store issues and pending reform, how areas along Oshkosh Avenue will be changed in the coming months, etc. See the entire episode by following this link: https://youtu.be/4RmcenqnzN0