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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 ...

‘I Think About My Friends Every Day’: Third Graders Wrap Up School Year From Home During Pandemic

School is ending for many Wisconsin students this week. In an extraordinary year, many had to adjust to online learning. ...

Artist Honors Healthcare Works with Milwaukee Mural

Milwaukee and Chicago artist Mauricio Ramirez first started painting large murals as a teenager. In April, he was inspired by ...

Love Finds a Way with Zoom Wedding

Even in a global pandemic, love finds away. With the help of his parents, Kiran Vedula planned a romantic proposal ...

Winning Neighbors Over With Food, Parties And Kindness

Moving to a new community can spark a host of challenges. Marisol Gonzalez of Madison shares a story about trying ...

Rapper Gets Creative with Dr. Seuss

Milwaukee rapper and filmmaker Wes Tank came up with a creative way to combine his talents and entertain families during ...

Socialists In Our Midst? Wisconsin’s Dream Of A ‘Cooperative Commonwealth’

Wisconsin has a rich history in politics that has influenced many of the nation’s major political movements.  Contributor Eric Dregni ...

Acts Of Kindness: Wisconsinites Share Stories Of Joy And Generosity

We’ve heard stories lately about people creating sidewalk and window art for neighbors passing by. A friend delivering flowers to ...

My Mother’s Tea: Skepticism And Love Of Family Traditions

Many of us grow up questioning our parents’ methods and traditions, only to find ourselves embracing them later in life. ...

Parenting In A Pandemic: We’re All Doing The Best We Can

Every day after lunch, my son and I go for a walk. It’s one of the pleasant parts of our ...

Faith, HOPE and Love: Anticipating A Better Tomorrow While Safer At Home

People are using a lot of coping mechanisms to get through these days. For writer Jan Larson, it’s hope, faith, ...