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Tombeaux
Video | November 3, 2016
The historic St. Croix River forms much of the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota.  Before European exploration, it was an important resource for American Indians.  Eventually, lumbermen came and took away the giant pines. Today, you can travel virtually through each of those eras via "Tombeaux" a videogame based on the river's history.
Black Cat Alley
Video | November 3, 2016
Milwaukee is often referred to as America’s most segregated city. Artist Tia Richardson hopes to combat those negative stereotypes by painting her city in a positive light.
Wisconsin Life #407: “Past and Present”
Video | November 2, 2016
Meet a Milwaukee street artist, the Wollersheim wine maker, a loving grandpa from Rosendale, and a UW-Stout professor who designed his own video game.
Audio | November 2, 2016
The Brewers may have had a losing record this year, but it wasn’t always this way. Historian John Gurda recalls his lifelong love of baseball and the 1957 that defined a baseball loving childhood.
Guitars for Vets
Video | October 27, 2016
When it comes to helping veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder something struck a chord with guitar teacher Patrick Nettesheim and Vietnam Veteran Dan Van Buskirk. They founded Guitars for Vets based on the notion that music, comradery and teamwork can help veterans find some joy in their journey towards recovery.
Wisconsin Life #406: “Ardent Artists”
Video | October 26, 2016
Meet a Purple Martin breeder, a UW-Madison dance professor, a husband and wife who run their own craft shop, the founders of Guitars for Vets, and a pool hall prodigy from Waukesha.
Audio | October 26, 2016
Childhood isn’t easy for kids or their parents. But writer Andrew Patrie has found that some of the challenges are created by adults rather than kids.
Audio | October 21, 2016
Antonio Saldana began working in the fields with his family as a migrant worker when he was four years old. He tells us about his childhood and becoming the first in his family to graduate high school and then college in Green Bay.
Video | October 20, 2016
 Williamson Magnetic Recording does it old school by recording only to tape in a digital age.    
Ho-Chunk Life
Video | October 20, 2016
Jon Greendeer is a renaissance man and in so many ways he is self-taught. As an adult he taught himself his native language, how to make ceremonial wooden bowls and the importance of self-discipline. The Former Ho-Chunk President shares his values, struggles with addiction and his way of life as it relates to sovereignty in the future.

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