Sun Prairie residents will have some important decisions to make when they head to the polls on April 4. And the Sun Prairie Media Center is offering programming to help residents make those decisions.
The SPMC has already recorded two in-depth programs related to this spring’s elections: On February 24, the two candidates for municipal judge, incumbent Tom Hebl and challenger Brent Eisberner, engaged in a “Talk of the Town” format that covered a variety of topics from caseloads to common offenses to penalties.
Then on February 28, SPMC director Jeff Robbins moderated a SPARC-hosted event that included all candidates from municipal judge to SPASD school board to the mayor and city council candidates. (Anyone running unopposed gave short statements and did not engage in any formal debate.)
Then on March 10, “Talk of the Town” moderators Don Hooser and Chris Mertes will host a second forum, this time with the four SPASD school board candidates – Carol Albright, Lisa Goldsberry, Katey Kamoku, and Tom Weber.
The first two programs are currently available to watch on-demand at sunprariremediacenter.com or on the SPMC channels on Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV, or on the SPMC mobile app. The final school board forum will be available after March 10.
Of course, the programs are also running on the community cable channel KSUN, which is available on Charter and TDS. Please check sunprairiemediacenter.com/ksun-schedule for details.
In addition, there are several interviews with candidates that have been conducted for 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio. For times when those interviews will run, please check sunprairiemediacenter.com or check the SPMC app for podcast versions of those shows.
The focus on candidate programming is a source of pride for the Sun Prairie Media Center. “Our main mission is to provide programming that informs the Sun Prairie community,” said SPMC director Robbins. “At no time is that mission more significant than when our viewers our facing important decisions at the polls. We greatly appreciate all of the candidates who make themselves available to participate in our programming.”