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Wisconsin Life #504: “On Track”


October 27, 2017

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Wisconsin Life host Angela Fitzgerald is trackside at the Washington Park Velodrome in Kenosha this week.  Fitzgerald catches some of the action at the only bicycle racing track in Wisconsin.  The velodrome is celebrating its 90th anniversary, and Fitzgerald learns what it takes to tackle the track from veteran bicycle racer Lynn Rivier.

Fitzgerald also has all-new stories from the Wisconsin Life team, including… a trip to Ithaca, near Richland Center, where a Make-A-Wish request led to a replica of Miller Park being built in a young cancer patient’s backyard.

Next, it’s over to Milwaukee, where teacher and gospel choir leader KC Williams is making a name for himself in the national country music scene.

Then, the Wisconsin Life team travels to La Crosse and discovers how gardener and librarian Cindy Mischnick helped start a “seed library”.  Patrons “check out” seeds, plant them and return the new seeds to the library to keep the collection growing.

Finally, it’s a visit to the boss… the Skull Boss, as Appleton’s Scott Watzlawick is known.  As a child, he liked to collect and repurpose things that others threw away.  So it seems fitting that Watzlawick would grow up to run an oddities shop.

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