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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 3, 2017
Rhinelander today has a fairly well known cross country ski program in its schools. But skiing has waxed and waned through the years.
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.  
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.
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.
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.
Audio | January 11, 2017
Carol Dunbar and her family live off the grid in northern Wisconsin. It has its challenges, but those challenges have provided important lessons, too, about the preciousness of certain resources.

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