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Wisconsin At Work

Whatever work means for us – whether it’s a paying job or unpaid vocation — work is a defining feature of our lives. “Wisconsin at Work” looks at the jobs we do and the work that connects us.

For 30 Years, Her Ice Cream Truck Was The Sound Of Wausau’s Summer

The days are shorter in September and the nights are cooler. Not as many people feel like buying ice cream. ...

Cinthia Téllez Silva Wants To Create A Healthier Milwaukee

Cinthia Téllez Silva moved to the United States from Mexico on her 12th birthday. It was also St. Patrick’s Day, ...

‘Tomboyland:’ A Love Letter To Midwestern Strength, Complexities

Even though 2020 has been *A YEAR*, Melissa Faliveno has had some bright spots this summer. The New York City writer ...

Fine Print: Lessons From A Family Company

Running a family business can instill pride and a valuable work ethic that circulates through the household. Wisconsin writer Nancy ...

Meet The Nine-Year-Old Entrepreneur Behind Kyric’s Lemonade

One of the quintessential summer activities for kids is setting up a lemonade stand. You can find them all over ...

Birch Bark Canoes Take Time, As Does Learning We’re Stronger Together

Mackenzie Martin of WXPR in Rhinelander, Wisconsin brings us the following story as part of their "We Live Up Here" ...

The 100 Year-Old Birdman Of Chippewa Falls

Saving lives is something a doctor does. Writer Patti See shares this story of a western Wisconsin physician whose life-saving ...

Essential Transit: Buses Adapt During Coronavirus Pandemic

The phrase essential worker has been used a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. It typically describes people who leave their ...

Wisconsin’s Zoos Keep Animals Safe, Humans Entertained During Pandemic

Wisconsin’s state parks and golf courses are now open, but many other spring staples are closed due to the coronavirus ...

An “Awesome Mailman” Making A Difference For Janesville’s Homeless Population

A frosty February morning doesn’t faze the mailman. Every morning Tom Hathaway loves delivering the mail to his Janesville neighbors ...

Beloit College Archivist Arrives as a Student and Never Leaves

Beloit College is known as the ‘Harvard of the Midwest.’ It’s a place students come to learn and for Fred ...

Randolph Woman’s Passion Propelled Her To Restore Hot Rods

Drive down Cemetery Road in Columbia County near Randolph and you’ll see some old hot rod muscle cars. Judging by ...

Germantown Illustrator Helps Kids Discover Their Super Powers

Germantown illustrator Bryan Dyer doesn’t have a superpower, but he’s always loved stories about people who do. “Superheroes in particular ...

Young Women Learn Building Trades In Week-Long Camp Run by Madison Carpenter

When Sandy Thistle was growing up, there was one thing for sure she knew she wanted to do. Not hate ...

Woodworker Uses Frank Lloyd Wright’s 100-Year-Old Designs To Build Furniture

Nicole Atkinson was already building shelves and furniture when she was just a teenager. She went on to study mechanical ...

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