WAUSAU – Although 2021 is finally behind us, it was a year that forever changed the fabric of our lives. There is no simple way to sum up the past 12 months, but at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 7, Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert will take a look back at the fascinating people, places, politics and conversations that made 2021 a year to remember.

The program will feature highlights from a year’s worth of live, regional radio, with unforgettable interviews and musical performances by Art Stevenson and Dale Reichert of High Water, Steff and Jimers Lee of Sloppy Joe and jazz violinist Randy Sabien.

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