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Hmong Blacksmith

In the back of the Hmoob Cultural and Community Agency in La Crosse, there’s a blacksmith shop where people can ...

North Trail Store

A small town general store can be the lifeblood of a rural community especially in some of the more isolated ...

Young Conductor Keeps Oldest German Men’s Choir Singing

At the end of the day inside Jefferson Middle School in Madison the hallways are filled with the acapella version ...

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 ...

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is when we honor our mothers and our roots. Commentator Dao Chang never knew her mother. Born in ...

Mexican-American Artist Brings Unique Perspective Of Rural Experience

The best art criticism comes from the proper perspective. You need to understand where the artist is coming from, but ...

The Chordettes, Sheboygan’s Singing Sensations

I’ve always imagined Wisconsin in the 1950s as an extraordinarily innocent place. What other conclusion can I draw after hearing ...

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 ...

Retired Architect Creates Models Of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Structures

In his retirement, architectural draftsman Ron Olsen was looking for something to keep him busy. At least his wife Judy ...

Deep Net Smelting

Along the northern Wisconsin shores of Lake Superior, smelting is still a strong tradition. WPR’s Rich Kremer went to Superior ...

Rats

Critters invading a home is always annoying. But rats, well that’s something else altogether. Jill Quinn shares her experience.

Wildest Dreams

Sometimes just taking a few steps away from the buildings and cars of urban sprawl can reveal a break from ...

The Cabin Up North

When I moved here six years ago from Nebraska, I was prepared for the Packers, the cheese, and the snow.  ...

Rethinking Ownership

Twenty-five years ago, we moved onto our 1 1/2 acres just outside Manitowoc city limits and took Ownership of the land. ...

Somewhere Down the Line

In 1954, my older brother took the train to Junction City.  Two years later, I traveled by bus to the ...