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Candidate forum schedule for 2016 primary elections on The West Side

Wisconsin Public Radio will be hosting broadcast forums featuring primary candidates for western Wisconsin legislative seats during The West Side on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls.

Host Rich Kremer will host the forums in a call-in format that encourages listeners to participate in the discussion. The toll free number is 800-228-5615. The remaining schedule for the forums leading up to the primary election on August 9 is:

July 11, 30th Assembly Republican Primary: Paul Berning, Hudson; Shannon Zimmerman, River Falls

July 18, 29th Senate Democratic Primary: Scottie Ard, New Richmond; Randy Knaack, Menomonie

July 25, 67th Assembly Democratic Primary: Dennis Hunt, Chippewa Falls; Dennis Doughty, Chippewa Falls

August 1, 67th Assembly Republican Primary: Rob Summerfield, Bloomer; Michael Hanke, Chippewa Falls; Anthony Zammit, Chippewa Falls; Travis Hakes, Elk Mound

Wisconsin Public Radio’s has a 20-plus year commitment of providing voters access to their candidates for legislature in western Wisconsin. The live discussions are designed to facilitate listener participation and present a platform for candidates to share their opinions on issues important to western Wisconsin voters.