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Audio | December 2, 2016
There’s tremendous power in giving. When writer Crystal Chan was the beneficiary of kindness in an unlikely place – Chicago traffic – she found a way to repay that kindness by giving to someone else.
Audio | November 30, 2016
People do yoga for many reasons. For Ellery Lawry, yoga provided the grounding she needed in a new town.
Big Mama
Video | November 24, 2016
In this animated story, Cynthia Woodland interviews her grandmother, "Big Mama,” and discovers a deeper understanding of her family’s matriarch.
Audio | November 23, 2016
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.
Wisconsin Life #410: “Go Big”
Video | November 22, 2016
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.”
Audio | November 18, 2016
Ron Weber made his first drive as a teenager with his brothers. His brothers have since passed away but Weber is still driving deer.
Museum Of Yesteryear
Video | November 17, 2016
A visit to the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is trip back in time. A nineteenth century Milwaukee home has been converted into a collection of shops from the 1920s and 1930s full of merchandise from that era.  It's the culmination of Abe Chudnow's lifelong passion for collecting items from his youth, now lovingly displayed in a museum founded by his children.
Wisconsin Life #409: “Making Magic”
Video | November 16, 2016
Meet a classically trained cellist who’s putting a modern spin on music, a blogger who’s exposing dishonest business practices, a mathematics-inspired furniture maker, a man who holds the key to an incredible collection of artifacts, and a highly skilled Magic: The Gathering competitor.
Audio | November 16, 2016
There are many reasons to hunt. For Mike Paulus, part of the appeal is the quiet.
Audio | November 11, 2016
There are few things that Green Bay fans like better than to show their Packer Pride at road games. Whether we’re invading Soldier Field or mixing it up with Saints fans under the freeway near the Superdome, we Packer fans travel well.  

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