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Audio | March 25, 2011
March is Women’s History Month, and we celebrate today by remembering that women don’t just make history — they also preserve it.
Audio | March 16, 2011
We all know St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, March 17th. But the Finns have a patron saint as well. His name is St. Urho and today is his day.
Audio | March 14, 2011
People who like math and also enjoy eating pie are celebrating today, because it’s Pi Day — a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant symbolized by the Greek letter “pi”.
Audio | March 11, 2011
Steven’s Point writer Patrick Rothfuss hit a literary grand slam this week. His new novel debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
Audio | March 8, 2011
People around the world will celebrate the hundredth anniversary of International Women's Day today. In some places, like China, Russia and Vietnam, it's a national holiday.
Video | March 7, 2011
Named Wisconsin’s first great scientist, Increase Lapham was a self-taught renaissance man who dabbled in the fields of botany, archaeology, forestry and climatology.
Audio | February 16, 2011
Those of us who live in the upper Midwest often take a perverse pride in our ability to withstand sub-zero temperatures and epic snowfalls.
Audio | February 15, 2011
What could possibly make hundreds, maybe thousands, of Wisconsin residents jump naked into freezing lakes? It’s called a Finnish sauna. Commentator Arnold Alanen says it’s part of our state’s heritage.
Audio | February 9, 2011
Today we travel to Madison to meet the Bid Whist Ladies — a group of African American women who’ve been getting together once a month for 25 years to play cards. Specifically, bid whist.
Audio | February 4, 2011
With the Green Bay Packers playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, people all over Wisconsin will be watching football. And where there’s football, there’s another fine Wisconsin tradition — beer.

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