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Audio | February 10, 2017
With long cold winters, many of us develop a deep and sometimes fraught relationship with our winter gear. Christi Clancy tells us about her struggle and search for new coat.
Audio | February 8, 2017
Major metropolitan areas have a lot of things going for them – great food, amazing museums, art, and music. But for all those wonders, there’s something else they can’t ever have. Katie Venit shares her story.
Fishing Wall of Shame
Video | January 20, 2017
Dr. Dayle Quigley and Dr. Bob Swenson have heard a lot of fish tales. But even more often, the Hayward ER docs have seen a lot of fishermen who have ended up on the wrong end of a lure. That led Dr. Swenson to build a shrine to those who had their Up North fishing trips end in an unexpected way.
Braille Challenge
Video | January 18, 2017
A Green Bay teenager competes annually in the Braille Challenge, a national braille reading competition.
Grosman Trees
Video | January 18, 2017
John and Kate Grosman created their own unique variation of a “family tree".
Audio | January 13, 2017
There’s something about winter light that isn’t like any other. Mike Paulus tells us about the things hidden and revealed in the winter.
Zaria Roller
Video | January 12, 2017
Zaria Roller is a Verona’s High School Exploration Academy student who has found success on stage and in the classroom. Her proud parents have been guiding this young musical talent but no one could have anticipated the feedback from a high profile speech she delivered at the Wisconsin state capitol.
Audio | December 30, 2016
Every new year comes with a New Year’s baby. It’s a big job to be a newly birthed minor celebrity. Mike Paulus shares his story.
Audio | December 14, 2016
The 40-inch refracting telescope at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, contains the world’s largest refracting lenses. Built in 1895, the telescope and observatory are owned by the University of Chicago.
Audio | December 2, 2016
There’s tremendous power in giving. When writer Crystal Chan was the beneficiary of kindness in an unlikely place – Chicago traffic – she found a way to repay that kindness by giving to someone else.

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