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Wisconsin Life #403: Adventure Awaits
Video | October 5, 2016
Meet a world-champion curler who coaches the U.S. Paralympic Curling team, a Rubik’s Cube record holder, an urban-wildlife photographer, a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse historian who leads historic bike tours, and a couple whose glass-art studio is located deep in the North Woods.
Audio | October 5, 2016
You can tell it’s fall in Wisconsin when people start asking this question: “How was your summer?”
Mayberry Guru
Video | September 29, 2016
Ken Anderson grew up as a loyal fan of the Andy Griffith show. Today, he continues to share his passion for the show after fixing up a 1965 Ford Galaxy 500 replica Mayberry squad car to look like the one from the show. He hopes his replica reminds people to slow down and enjoy the small things in life.
Volunteer Firefighter
Video | September 29, 2016
Middleton woman fights fires, in addition to being a mother and business owner.
Wisconsin Life #402: “Guiding Lights & Gurus"
Video | September 28, 2016
Meet a man who leads an after-school boxing program for at-risk youth, an artist who paints extremely realistic landscapes, a volunteer firefighter, a DNR wildlife program associate who leads crane-watching events, and a “The Andy Griffith Show” fan who drives a replica Mayberry squad car.
Audio | September 28, 2016
Rose Mary Drab created a pillow sham to honor her brother’s service in the Civilian Conservation Corps. As part of our ongoing look at Wisconsin through objects, Joe Hermolin shares the stories woven into this 1930s textile from Langlade County.
Audio | September 23, 2016
Polka always left writer Alex Bledsoe cold. That is until he discovered the musical connection between his old home in Tennessee and his new home in Wisconsin.
Silver Coin Arcade
Video | September 22, 2016
Bradley Czech collects and restores classic arcade games in Green Bay. He has around 200 games in his collection. He has also turned his collection over to local museums with an exhibit titled "The Golden Age of Video Arcade Games".
Muller Mask Maker
Video | September 22, 2016
Master Sculptor Bryan Berenson carves cartoonish masks for the Muller Fasching Verein Mardi Gras club in Milwaukee.
Two Rivers Man
Video | September 22, 2016
Bill Walkner has spent the last five decades of his life living in the city of Two Rivers.  He's retired now, but he was a working man.  He raised a family on his paycheck from the factory.  All the while, he played the guitar and wrote songs about life.

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