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For Hmong Language Speakers, Keeping Wisconsin’s Third Most Commonly Spoken Language Alive Is Essential

WHYsconsin recently received a listener question wondering, “What is the third most commonly spoken language in Wisconsin after English and ...

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, ...

Remembering The Sheboygan Armory: A Hub For Concerts, Basketball & Community

For nearly 80 years, the Sheboygan Armory has overlooked Lake Michigan. Completed in 1942, it was a project of the ...

‘A Sculpted Land’: Wisconsin’s Effigy Mounds Connected People To Spirits, Humanity

At one point in time, thousands of effigy mounds could be found in what is now called Wisconsin. These ancient ...

Milwaukee Black Lives Matter Protester Talks About 800-Mile March To Washington D.C.

Sandy Solomon calls herself a protester. She’s part of a group of approximately 20 Black Lives Matter activists from the ...

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 ...

‘Joy Is A Deep-Seated Thing That He Had’: Foster Youth Advocate Is Among Over 1,000 Dead From COVID-19 In Wisconsin

Wisconsin has crossed a sobering threshold. As of this week, more than 1,000 people in the state have been killed ...

Why Isn’t The UP Part Of Wisconsin?

Geographically, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is only connected to the Lower Peninsula by a bridge. With Wisconsin, it shares ...

Finding Yourself With The Neighborhood Crew: A Story From Ex Fabula

As a kid, knocking around the neighborhood with your friends can be a formative time. The experiences from those years ...

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" ...

Dear Papa, I’m Writing To You On Birch Bark

When WPR producer Steve Gotcher's daughter, Erika, was a little girl, she started a now 25-year tradition of sending him ...

‘I Am Terrified For His Life’: A Mother’s Love And Worry For Her Black Son

There are parents in Wisconsin who fear for the future of their Black sons. That's no different for storyteller Takeyla ...

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 ...

‘It’s Not The Way It Was Supposed To Be’: Graduating High School During A Pandemic

Many of Wisconsin’s high school seniors have now graduated, capping off one of the strangest ends to a school year ...

‘We’re Protesting For A Better Future’: Madison Demonstrators Show Up For Black Lives, Equality

Demonstrations supporting black lives and calling for police accountability have taken place in dozens of Wisconsin communities over the last ...