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Tue, May 3, 2016

End of the innocence

When I first heard him say it, I had hoped he was wrong.

Still, something in my head knew he was absolutely right.

It was, "the end of the innocence."

Menasha Police Chief Tim Styka stood before a throng of reporters with cameras, microphones, smart phones and laptops, there to report on the follow-up to the Trestle Trail Bridge fatal shooting.

The chief's message in part that day was that, unfortunately, this sort of thing can happen in any community, and now, for Menasha, this was the end of the innocence because it happened there.

I am a guy who believes in good over evil, even in the most trying times.

The community came together after the shooting.
It rocked us, but it didn't change our spirit.

That bridge remains a beautiful, vibrant place in the community, shared by all different types of people in different ways. The shooting didn't change that.

I myself ride my bike over that bridge quite a bit as it is part of one of my regular training rides.

Today, on this anniversary of the shooting, I will ride back to the bridge and attempt to do something there in tribute to the anniversary, the bridge, and the people who continue to make that area a wonderful gathering place despite the memory of what happened there last spring.

I'll explain when I open the PhilCast on Tuesday after the 3:00 news.







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Phil Cianciola's Bio
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Family: Wife, Sandy and our little rescue dog Gabby who looks like Toto from the Wizard of Oz.

What I Like About My Job: Mostly that I have one.

Favorite Activities and Interests: Cycling, eating and the Green Bay Packers.

Favorite Music: 60's

Favorite Movies: Slingblade, Tucker, Easter Parade and anything with Audrey Hepburn in it.

Favorite TV Shows: Restaurant Impossible, American Pickers, Chasing Classic Cars, Wheeler Dealers, Rehab Addict.

Favorite Books: Anything by Wisconsin's own Michael Perry.

Little Known Fact About You: If I listed something here it would hardly remain a little-known fact about me.

Favorite Moment In Radio: Still to come. When I buy my own station on Sanibel Island and host a sea shelling show.

Anything Else You Think We Should Know: Plenty. Listen to the PhilCast daily to find out.
Reggie Risseeuw's Bio
Birthplace: Clinton, Wisconsin

Education: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Family: Wife Amy, daughter Violet and our two chihuahua dogs, Gus and Bongo

What I Like About My Job: It beats doing hard labor. Did that for a few years and that was more than enough.

Favorite Activities and Interests: I watch way too much TV. I also enjoy movies and video games. I also enjoy watching sports especially the Packers.

Favorite Music: I enjoy most music except country and rap. I tend to listen to Classic Rock and current Hard Rock the most.

Favorite Movies: I enjoy most movies, but tend to watch Superhero movies, comedies and Zombie movies the most.

Favorite TV Shows: I like a lot of the shows on the USA network (Burn Notice, Psych, etc.). I also enjoy Community, Modern Family, South Park, and Walking Dead.

Favorite Books: I've been enjoying the Robert Jordan books (Wheel of Time) for years. I also have been reading the George R. R. Martin books (now and HBO TV show).

Little Known Fact About You: I've actually been working at WHBY for many years before the PhilCast started.

Favorite Moment In Radio: I really enjoyed being involved in College radio (mostly because I was Station Manager, which means I was in charge).

Anything Else You Think We Should Know: I miss my afternoon naps that I use to take at 3pm.
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