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Wisconsin Life #405: "From the Heart"
Video | October 12, 2016
Visit a farm animal sanctuary, a renovated concert hall in Comstock, a lavender farm on Washington Island, a retirement home with a passion for ping pong and a Steampunk community in a small Wisconsin town.
Audio | October 12, 2016
Peter David knew little about wild rice when he began his job as a biologist for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. He’s since devoted his life to understanding and protecting Wisconsin’s rice.
Audio | October 7, 2016
The Hiawatha statue, also known as the "Big Indian," in La Crosse's Riverside Park is one of the most recognizable statues in the city.
Hear Here
Video | October 6, 2016
UW-La Crosse Historian Ariel Beaujot gives a bike tour of "Hear Here" -- a collection of sites in downtown La Crosse where visitors can access oral histories through their cell phones.
Rubik's Cube Champ
Video | October 6, 2016
Waunakee teen Joshua Feran has mastered the Rubik’s Cube, with both hands and feet.
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.

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