GARYTALK – You’re invited to a page out of the history books of a Wisconsin county smack dab in the middle of the state. Back in the year 2002, then recently retired Wood County, Wisconsin, County Clerk Tony Ruesch and I recorded a conversation for viewing on the River Cities Public Access Channel in Central Wisconsin. I had also recently retired from my news position at WFHR radio in Wisconsin Rapids. During ten years at WFHR, I had interviewed newsmakers on-air, daily. The following is similar to the kinds of audio conversations I often had for WFHR audiences and on other stations around the state during my radio career, except this is with moving pictures.
GARYVIDEOS at GaryTalk.com – Wondering about overcrowded jail problems in a Wisconsin detention facility at the turn of the century and how the 911 incident affected state law enforcement? There are interesting facts and info about that from nearly twenty years ago in a recently posted discussion with then Wood County, WI Sheriff Kurt Heuer. Heuer talked with Gary Morgan in a videotaped conversation in 2002 about the 9/11/2001 incident, anti-terrorist precautions, the need for additional jail space, and shipping prisoner overflow to outside jails while the county attempted to raise funds for a new jail, and more.
GARYVIDEOS – Looking Back On My Life, I remember conducting a videotaped conversation with former Wood County, WI Board Chairman Bill Goodness for the Public Access Channel in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. The interview took place after my year 2000 retirement from my News Anchor-Reporter position at WFHR Radio. The VHS tape recording has now been transferred to digital for viewing on computers, tablets, laptops, and wireless smartphones. Topics included how redistricting following the 2000 Census resulted in seasoned county board members, including Bill Goodness, losing their seats. The redrawn borders moved the homes of several supervisors, forcing them to run against each other. This is from the year 2002.
GARYVIDEOS – There once was a wise politician who was good enough to get re-elected umpteen times from 1970 to 2010. His name, Marlin Schneider, a wise man among politicians who started as an educator turned politician after teaching high school in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Marlin, born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, became a young teacher not too long out of college before getting the bug to run for a chance to be elected to represent the 72nd Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Capital. We talk about many subjects in this cable tv show which was originally seen in 2002.