History & Stories

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

The State Theater Was a Filthy Mess (in 1986)

A WEAU 13 News report from June 12, 1986 covering "the state of the State Theatre and a plan to renovate and reopen it by 1988." You hear from a few of the key local people who helped to lead the restoration of the theater from an empty, neglected movie house ...

Events

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Making Sense of "Crazy" | Amy McGovern | TEDxUW-Stout

With powerful, reflective details, Amy Martin McGovern shares her personal experience with brain disorder. Symptoms that present as one illness may in actuality be of a different cause. In pushing the audience to explore the question “What would you do if you could not trust your brain?” ...

Music & Nightlife

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Summer Comes... Eaux Claires 2016 Announcement Video

If you attended last July's Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival just outside of Eau Claire, this video oughta kick ya square in the nostalgics. Featuring 5 minutes of fest footage, a Bon Iver tune, and Michael Perry voiceover, the video helped to announce the 2016 ‪Eaux Claires‬ dates: August 12 and

History & Stories

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Oakwood Mall's Grand Opening (1986)

A WEAU 13 News report from October 15, 1986 covering Oakwood Mall's Grand Opening. Synchronized fashion dancers! A mime! An elderly woman saying, "Awesome!" We swear – the 1986 vibes will last you all day long.

Local Culture

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

In Memory of the Wagner's Shortcut

video by V1 Staff

Enjoy a driving tour of the "Wagner's Shortcut" – a street-like path in Eau Claire, Wis. running behind the Wagner's Lanes bowling alley, connecting Brackett Avenue to Fairfax Street. Used by locals for decades, the popular shortcut was finally closed on August 12, 2015 ...

Music & Nightlife

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

Bon Iver - Full Eaux Claires Set (2015)

Check out Bon Iver's entire Saturday night set closing the 2015 Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, shot by Paul Seal, who says, "I travelled from the UK to Eau Claire for this festival and it was completely worth it. The people in Eau Claire were incredibly kind and welcoming."

Wisconsin Videos

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Vintage Sconnie TV: Wausau Center Mall Ad (1983)

Although it lacks for any sort of narrative, this commercial still captivates the viewer with its jolly cast of characters. Why, there’s Grandpa! And boy does he look confused by a baseball glove. And there’s silly Uncle Joe, hiding his presents in all sorts of boxes! Ha ha what fun! Balloons!