I listened to the voice recording wishing I had been more persuasive.
“You know, Mom,” I crooned over the phone days earlier, “if his bride bought a plane ticket and invited him to join her, he’d fly instead of drive.”
The 40-inch refracting telescope at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, contains the world’s largest refracting lenses. Built in 1895, the telescope and observatory are owned by the University of Chicago.
Construction trades are extraordinarily male - less than 2 percent of carpenters are women. But Madison College is hoping to change that. Three of their four instructors are women. Allie Berenyi tells us how she found her true calling.
Produced by the West Bend Aluminum Company, the Penguin Hot and Cold Server was an essential cocktail party piece in the late 1940s and 1950s. As part of our continuing look at the objects that tell Wisconsin’s story, Ann Glasscock tells us about the Penguin Server and its place on Wisconsin’s tables. This story was produced in partnership with Wisconsin 101.
Meet a high-school pep band whose sound is larger than life, a museum’s artist in residence, the artistic director at a theater company for people with disabilities, a woman who’s giving unwanted stuffed animals a second life, and an esteemed matriarch nicknamed “Big Mama.”