Tracy Ballzer

Tracy Ballzer

Monday, 30 October 2017 07:56

iFeed Donation Drive this Wednesday

Z93 and Zcare to help support the Coulee Region’s iFeed Drive

La Crosse, WI: Z93 is holding a food drive to support iFeed this Wednesday morning, November 1! We will be collecting non-perishable food items with the Hunger Task Force from 6:30-9am at the Sunfish on Hwy 35 in Onalaska. Mid-West Family Broadcasting is encouraging the community to drop off goods that morning to help iFeed feed those in need.

More information on iFeed:

The 3rd Annual iFeed will be held on Saturday, November 4, from 8am to Noon at Logan High School, in La Crosse, Wis.

iFeed is a one-day event that works to alleviate hunger in the world and in our own communities. It is organized by seven area high school Interact Clubs and their Rotarian advisers. Interact is the high school equivalent of Rotary that focuses on teaching servant leadership.

iFeed has two parts: Part 1 involves packing 75,000+ dried meals in assembly line-fashion. These meals have been shipped to communities in Nicaragua for the past two years. Part 2 involves collecting non-perishable food items in the weeks leading up to iFeed and then bringing the collections to Logan High on the day of the event. The food items will then be counted, sorted and trucked to the Hunger Task Force where the food will be distributed to area food banks. The Interact students are asking the local communities to support them by bringing non-perishable food items to iFeed on November 4.

Also, iFeed has found a way to get 21,000 dried meals to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico! So those meals will be shipped to San Juan where they are still dealing with the terrible effects of Hurricane Maria! The remaining meals will be sent to Nicaragua.

For additional information, head to the iFeed website 

Friday, 27 October 2017 05:18

ESERA TUAOLO FROM NBC'S THE VOICE

Esera Tuaolo is a 49 year old from Honolulu and he's on Team Blake this season! He called in to chat with Brittany and Ballzer about his NFL career, personal life and his journey to The Voice:

Here's his bio from The Voice's website:

Esera was raised in Hawaii but currently lives in Minneapolis. In 1991, he was drafted into the NFL where he played defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. In 1998, Esera played in the NFC Championship game for the Falcons and then the Super Bowl XXXIII against the Denver Broncos. During his time in the NFL, he was known as "Mr. Aloha" because he sang in the locker rooms and once sang the national anthem before a game. Esera is gay and, at 32 years old, left the NFL to come out to his family. Now, being able to pursue a singing career at 48, he has the opportunity to finally be true to himself.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 05:18

WHITNEY FENIMORE FROM NBC'S THE VOICE

Whitney Fenimore is a 28 year old singer from Tulsa, OK and is now on Team Miley on NBC's The Voice! She called in to chat with Brittany and Ballzer about this season:

 

Here's Whitney full bio from NBC's The Voice website:

Whitney grew up in Tulsa singing in the church and playing in different Christian bands. After college, Whitney moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music career. Realizing she wanted to reach a bigger audience, she started playing mainstream music. Unfortunately, the stress of trying to make it alone in Los Angeles sent Whitney into depression and anxiety. She started experiencing frequent panic attacks while performing, and eventually her dad had to come to LA and take her back home. After six months of recuperation and with the support of her family, Whitney found music again. She started playing in local coffee shops back home and finally has the confidence for something bigger. The Voice is the second chance she needs to pick up her music career.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 14:46

KIARRA KEENLANCE

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Kiarra Keenlance is an amazing three sport athlete from Westby High School. She is a senior and participates in volleyball, basketball, and track. She is also involved in National Honor Society and maintains an almost perfect GPA. She was also this year's Homecoming Queen!

Thursday, 19 October 2017 06:40

Lego's Cool Women of NASA is coming!

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This week, we're celbrating #TrendingThursday ;)

Lego revealed in February that their next fan-designed set would celebrate the women of NASA and it's finally here! Unfortunately, Katherine Johnson, the physicist and mathematician featured in “Hidden Figures,” was part of the set’s original lineup but the company wasn’t able to “obtain approval from all key people” to include Johnson in the set. It's still pretty awesome and goes on sale November 1. Check out the pics HERE!

 

Visit Dr. Angela Frank at LiveWell Chiropractic and Wellness on Pearl St. in downtown La Crosse! She focuses on women, especially pregnant women, as well as overall health and balance!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:06

FALL FUN!

The Seven Rivers Region is gorgeous and creepy time of year and there are lots fun things to do!

Here are some of our favorites:

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Monday, 16 October 2017 08:25

KOLE KOEHLER

WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2017

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Kole Koehler is a sophomore at Winona High School. He is in boy scouts, cross country skiing, mountain biking and races go karts in the state of WI. In August of 2015 he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes but that doesn’t stop him from anything! He excels in academics and is one incredible young man!

 

 

 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 05:18

DIEDRICH BADER!

Diedrich Bader, star of ABC-TV's New Hit Show "American Housewife," called in the the Morning Buzz to catch up!

Bio:

Diedrich Bader is an American actor, voice actor and comedian.

Many know him for his roles as Oswald Lee Harvey on the long-running comedy “The Drew Carey Show” and Lawrence from the film “Office Space.”

Bader has had roles in animated features such as “Ice Age,” “Surf’s Up,” “The Simpsons,” and voiced the role of “Batman” in the animated television series “Batman: The Brave and Bold.”

He has also been in the comedies “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Miss Congeniality 2,” “Balls of Fury,” and “Meet the Spartans.”

He was the series lead on the NBC comedy “Outsourced” and can also be seen on USA’s “Psych,” TV Land’s “The Exes,” Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” and Fox’s “Bones.” Diedrich was on three seasons of HBO’s “Veep,” opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

American Housewife - Lead Sheet

“AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE”

Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring. Katie’s perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor’s decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn’t happen, regardless of the consequences.

Luckily, her husband, Greg Otto, supports her in every way possible, but with a dash of reality thrown in as they work to ensure their children do not end up like everyone else.

However, that isn’t going to be easy when her oldest teenage daughter, Taylor, is already set on the “perfect” path; middle son Oliver has one goal in life: to be rich; and her youngest, Anna Kat, needs a little extra help navigating life.

Then there are her friends, Angela and Doris, who help Katie keep it all in perspective and are the allies she needs in a town where “keeping it real” is not a compliment.

Despite her flaws and unconventional ways, Katie ultimately only wants the best for her kids and will fight tooth-and-nail to instill some good old-fashioned values in them, if it’s the last thing she does.

“American Housewife” stars Katy Mixon as Katie Otto, Diedrich Bader as Greg Otto, Meg Donnelly as Taylor, Daniel DiMaggio as Oliver, Julia Butters as Anna-Kat, Carly Hughes as Angela and Ali Wong as Doris.

 

Monday, 23 October 2017 08:28

#TrendyTuesday #tealpumpkinproject

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If you haven't heard, there's a way to make sure that kiddos with food allergies can participate in trick or treating. The TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT started a few years ago and it's pretty simple but a huge impact for the kids that need it. Their goal is to raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.

All you have to do to participate is put a #TEALpumpkin on your doorstep for trick or treating and hand out non-candy from a separate container. You can hand out all kinds of fun toys, games, and prizes like temporary tattoos, stickers, glow sticks and more. FARE has a whole list of ideas at their website.

 

Visit Dr. Angela Frank at LiveWell Chiropractic and Wellness on Pearl St. in downtown La Crosse! She focuses on women, especially pregnant women, as well as overall health and balance!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 06:47

#BINGECLOCK #TRENDYTUESDAY

Wondering how much time it will take you to binge-watch a new show? BingeClock is here to let you know just what you're in for! Some overwhelming examples for ya!

Game of Thrones2 days 15 hours 29.52 minutes

House of Cards2 days 17 hours

The Walking Dead: 4 days 16 hours

And the less time consuming Rick and Morty clocks in at 14 hours 30 minutes

Finally, catching up on Stranger Things will only take 6 hours 40 minutes, which is totally doable!  

It also has movie run times.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales runs 129 minutes, and isn't worth over 2 hours in Ballzer's opinion ;)

 

Visit Dr. Angela Frank at LiveWell Chiropractic and Wellness on Pearl St. in downtown La Crosse! She focuses on women, especially pregnant women, as well as overall health and balance!