WAUSAU – From updates about the ongoing pandemic to politics and more, the news cycle is an endless stream of information about issues that have a significant impact on the people of north central Wisconsin. At 10 a.m. today, Jan. 28,  Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Wisconsin Public Radio Rural Communities Reporter Rob Mentzer for a behind-the-scenes look at the reporting process and discussion about today’s top stories, including what to watch for in the coming weeks.

Listeners are encouraged to call in or email questions to ideas@wpr.org.

“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.