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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.
Pete's Hamburgers
Video | October 20, 2016
The smell of cooking onions fills the air when Pete's Hamburger stand is open on summer weekends in downtown Prairie du Chien. For more than a hundred years, the Gokey family has operated the business started by Pete Gokey in 1909.  They still make them the unique way that Pete did, using water on a grill that ensures the burgers turn out as moist, meaty morsels that customers love to gobble up.
Wisconsin Life #404: "Local Legacies"
Video | October 19, 2016
Meet a former Ho-Chunk Nation president, a couple who raise Clydesdale horses, a man who landed his dream job at the Packers Hall of Fame, a drummer who’s recording retro music on magnetic tape, and a family whose burger stand has been family-owned and operated for three generations.
Audio | October 19, 2016
There’s a door on Menomonie’s Wilson Place Mansion that’s much more than a door. Well-known blacksmith Thomas Googerty crafted the door on Menomonie’s Wilson Place Mansion. As part of our ongoing look at the objects that tell Wisconsin’s story, Jim Bryan tells us about the social responsibility, craftsmanship, and educational innovation behind that door. This story was produced in partnership with Wisconsin 101.
Audio | October 14, 2016
President Theodore Roosevelt was on his way to a campaign rally in Milwaukee when he was shot at close range by a would-be assassin. Dean Robbins tells us what happened on that October day.

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