WAUSAU — With the fun and excitement of the holiday season in the rear-view mirror, it’s all too easy for cabin fever to grab hold as the long winter months stretch on. At 10 a.m. today, Jan. 9, Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Marathon County Public Library Marketing Specialist Dan Richter, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point films expert Cary Elza and Gamers Who Care member Jason Davis to offer up ways to beat the winter blues in our region.

Richter will talk about the most highly anticipated new book releases of the season, while Elza will share a list of must-see movies to add to your watch list. Davis will share information about his group’s gaming events and talk about the best games for families to play together in the cold months ahead.

“Route 51” is heard Thursdays at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network stations 101.3 & 91.9/Wausau, AM 930/Auburndale-Stevens Point, 99.1/Stevens Point, 100.9/Marshfield, 90.3/Park Falls, 89.1/Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, and 89.9/Rhinelander-Eagle River. It is re-broadcast Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9/Wausau. Program archives are available at wpr.org/route51.