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Audio | April 26, 2017
There’s something about forgotten spaces that have always interested Alicia Holliday. On a class trip at Beloit College, she discovered one of the strangest places she’s explored yet.
Audio | April 21, 2017
Elise Moser first heard the name Milly Zantow at a conference and was surprised to learn that the driving force behind plastic recycling was from her new town – Sauk City. Moser thought she didn’t know about her because she was new to Wisconsin but asking around, she learned that lots of people didn’t know Milly’s story.
Audio | April 21, 2017
For many years, Sagashus Levingston felt like she was faking motherhood. The women she knew looked nothing like the mothers in books and on TV, and she felt like she was constantly failing to live up to what other people thought she should be. Rather than keep trying to change, though, Levingston decided to change the story with a group she called Infamous Mothers.
Audio | April 19, 2017
Space travel entranced Dean Robbins as a kid. He idolized astronauts and closely followed the Gemini and Apollo missions. But despite his devotion, there was one thing he didn’t know about one of his space heroes.
Audio | April 12, 2017
The calendar might say spring but our climate begs to differ. Katie Venit has learned to appreciate even the little hints of spring.
Audio | April 7, 2017
Carl Zeidler’s time as Milwaukee’s mayor was short but colorful. With the start of World War II, Zeidler felt a sense of duty to his nation and left his desk for the battlefield. Meg Jones tells us about Zeidler’s life on the 75th anniversary of his induction into service. 
Audio | April 5, 2017
One hundred years ago, Wisconsin went to war. One of the most famous pieces of writing to come out of World War I was the poem "In Flanders Fields." Wisconsin Veteran John Pavlik could recite the poem from memory decades after the war as well as several of the poems inspired by those famous words. 
Audio | March 31, 2017
Employers Mutual was the first workers compensation insurance company in the United States. The Wausau company set new standards for workplace safety that became national models. Ben Clark tells us about the company’s innovative test for workplace noise levels.
Audio | March 29, 2017
Vata Edari always loved chocolate. And reading about it and experimenting with chocolate became a refuge for her from her work as a successful criminal defense attorney. But when people began to take notice of her chocolate, her hobby became a business. Edari tells us about her path from law to chocolate. 
Audio | March 24, 2017
We might not have mountains here, but mountain music has been taking off in Wisconsin. Art Stevenson has been playing bluegrass in the Midwest for 25 years and for most fans, Stevenson is bluegrass in Wisconsin.
Audio | March 22, 2017
A school field trip led Rosalind Vang to a strange place – a house filled with mannequins. She tells us about the house and what caught her eye.
Audio | March 15, 2017
When the snow is mostly gone and the days start to feel longer, there’s one part of winter that tends to stubbornly hang on. Mike Paulus tells us about his – and our – battle with our icy foe.
Audio | March 10, 2017
The flag out front was the first thing most people noticed and remembered. Abigail Kempf tells us about her grandparents and what the flag meant to them and to her.
Audio | March 8, 2017
The lake in Lake Hallie is narrow and shallow but not without its excitement… especially when the ice freezes. Patti See tells the news from Lake Hallie. 
Nyckelharpa
Video | March 7, 2017
Earl Holzman builds nyckelharpas, a traditional Swedish folk instrument.
Something About A Flower Comic Number 6
Article | March 1, 2017
Audio | February 24, 2017
The Le Maire sundial compass was the mid-18th century equivalent to today’s GPS. It was found near Green Bay in 1902 and recalls a time when Wisconsin was part of New France. The Neville Public Museum's Kevin Cullen has the story.
Audio | February 22, 2017
At camp, we often learn to swim, paddle a canoe, make candles, and perfect our s’more technique. Elaine Maly learned something else about herself and her place in the world because of the color of her skin. This story was produced in partnership with Ex Fabula.
Ukuladies
Video | February 21, 2017
After three decades directing a choir, Mary Backus decided to form a different kind of music group for women who love to play the ukulele.
Audio | February 17, 2017
Anytime is booyah time in northeastern Wisconsin. But Chris Seroogy finds it particularly good when the snow flies.

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