WAUSAU — Voters will head to the polls on April 7 to cast ballots in a variety of races, including Wausau’s mayoral race.

Wausau Mayor Robert Mielke

At 10 a.m. on Friday, March 20, Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert will host a debate between the candidates: Wausau Mayor Robert Mielke and his challenger, Katie Rosenberg.

Katie Rosenberg. Photo courtesy of Rosenberg for Wausau.

Both candidates will answer a series of questions about their policies, proposals and ideas for Wausau, and the ways in which the city can work with other communities throughout the region in the future. Callers can participate in the live debate by calling 800-780-9742.

“Route 51” is now heard on Fridays 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. The program is re-broadcast Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9/Wausau. Program archives are available at wpr.org/route51.