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The Search For The Synthesizers Behind The ‘All Things Considered’ Theme

Don Voegeli wrote one of the most famous songs in public radio history — the theme for NPR's "All Things Considered — ...

Wisconsin 101: Paramount Records, Wisconsin’s Home For The Blues

To sell phonographic cabinets, a furniture business in Port Washington decided to start a record label. It became one of ...

Peddling A Paper City: How Madison Became Wisconsin’s Capital

If you've spent any time at the Wisconsin state Capitol building, you know it's majestic, both inside and out. It's ...

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 ...

The Hello Girls Of WWI: Heroes On The Front Lines

Way before cell phones, there were these things called telephones. And in the early days, a telephone call required a ...

Wisconsin 101: Babcock Ice Cream Carton

When you see a carton of ice cream from Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, it’s not particularly flashy. It’s red, white, ...

Maritime Archaeologist Dives Into History, Exploring Great Lake Shipwrecks

Tamara Thomsen is a maritime archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society. She and her team are interested in history sunken ...

How The Badger Burrowed Into Wisconsin’s Identity

Wisconsin is THE badger state. It's on the flag. It's the mascot of the state's biggest university. And back in ...

Play Ball! Milwaukee’s Love Affair With Baseball

Baseball season begins once again this week. It’s a sport with a long history in Milwaukee. Historian John Gurda brings ...

WWI – Hortence Troutman, Nurse

One hundred years ago, Wisconsin went to war. In partnership with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, we’re exploring stories of Wisconsin ...

Frozen Assets

It was a crop that required no seeds. No one had to turn over a single furrow of earth or ...

Wisconsin In WWI: Poetry Of War

The Great War inspired famous war poets such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sasson, and Robert Graves. But many soldiers of ...

Keeper Of The Light: A Modern Lighthouse Keeper

Wisconsin has a long history of lighthouses. The duties of their keepers have changed dramatically over the decades but the people ...

Wisconsin in WWI: Goodbye America, Hello… Horses?

One hundred years ago, Wisconsin went to war. In partnership with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, we’re exploring stories of Wisconsin ...