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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.
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.
Audio | February 15, 2017
It’s hard to imagine that any musician could be as prolific as Jay Anderson. The saxophonist performs nearly every night, has started his own record label, and grows his own food.
KC Williams
Video | February 10, 2017
Milwaukee musician K.C. Williams forges a career from country music to the classroom.
Audio | February 10, 2017
With long cold winters, many of us develop a deep and sometimes fraught relationship with our winter gear. Christi Clancy tells us about her struggle and search for new coat.
Audio | February 8, 2017
Major metropolitan areas have a lot of things going for them – great food, amazing museums, art, and music. But for all those wonders, there’s something else they can’t ever have. Katie Venit shares her story.
Audio | February 3, 2017
There are many things to enjoy about a frozen lake. For Patti See, it’s a bonfire built, improbably, on the frozen lake.
Audio | February 1, 2017
Stokely Carmichael called her a “gutsy little sister.” Gwen Gillon became the youngest staff member of SNCC and participated in Freedom Summer.
Audio | January 27, 2017
To sell phonographic cabinets, a furniture business decided to start a record label. It became one of the leading producers of blues records in the 1920s and made pioneering recordings of some of the nation’s great musicians, including Louis Armstrong and Ma Rainey.
Seed Library
Video | January 24, 2017
Gardener and librarian Cindy Mischnick helped start La Crosse's Seed Library where patrons can "check out" seeds, plant them and return the new seeds to the library to keep the collection growing.     

Audio | January 23, 2017
Wisconsin winters are known for being cold and harsh. But John Gurda reminds us of the 19th century settlers who toughed it out on the edge of the world.
Fishing Wall of Shame
Video | January 20, 2017
Dr. Dayle Quigley and Dr. Bob Swenson have heard a lot of fish tales. But even more often, the Hayward ER docs have seen a lot of fishermen who have ended up on the wrong end of a lure. That led Dr. Swenson to build a shrine to those who had their Up North fishing trips end in an unexpected way.
Long Time Teacher
Video | January 20, 2017
Ed Drexler has taught genetics at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee since 1950. Now 90 years old, he looks back at a life dedicated to teaching others.
Audio | January 20, 2017
You’ve probably seen ice skaters, hockey players, snowmobiles, and even zipping across the ice. But what about motorcycles? Ron Davis takes us inside the ice racing scene.
Braille Challenge
Video | January 18, 2017
A Green Bay teenager competes annually in the Braille Challenge, a national braille reading competition.
UW Polo
Video | January 18, 2017
Polo star Alyssa Daniels battles in a competition described as the “Sport of Kings.” A fierce competitor on a horse named “Breeze”, Alyssa swings into action in a sport most people never even knew existed at the University of Wisconsin.
Grosman Trees
Video | January 18, 2017
John and Kate Grosman created their own unique variation of a “family tree".
Audio | January 18, 2017
Casting is the first and perhaps most important part of a production. It’s not – as you might imagine – without its hurt feelings and anger. But Jane Jeffries reminds us of the importance of every role – large and small – to the story.