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Organ Donor Gives Kidney To Total Stranger

One day, Missy Makinia was on Facebook when something caught her attention. There was a little girl in her town ...

Edgar Dairy Farmers Reinvent Their Third-Generation Family Farm Into A Garden Oasis

For three generations, the Bauman family roots have run deep on this land. Dave and Debbie Bauman are not about ...

Black Bears In Wausau’s Backyard

Tens of thousands of black bears roam Wisconsin and yet to see one up close is rare. Jeff Traska has ...

Valders Couple Raise Coopworth Long Wool Sheep, Run 1920s Woolen Mill

Nestled in a valley by Valders is the Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill. Five hundred and fifty head of ...

Madison Arborist Utilizes Surprising Techniques

Evan Slocum is a one-of-a-kind arborist. “I think the way that I do things is pretty different,” Slocum says, referring ...

Janesville Man Introduces People To Ice Age Trail Through Love Of Running

Wisconsin’s Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across the state. People are ...

Vernon County Goes To the Goats

Visit a Vernon County park in the summer, and it’s likely Ben Robel’s team will be hard at work. His ...

Sauk County Conservationist’s Calling is Improving The Earth

The health of our waters is important. Maintaining high quality water requires getting wet. That's why Sauk County conservationist Serge ...

The Regal Fritillary Is In Danger Of Going Extinct. Why Haven’t More People Heard Of It?

WHYsconsin received a question from listener Rachel Potter of Fitchburg wondering, "Why don’t more Wisconsinites know about the majestic regal ...

Bless These Pests: Welcoming The Garden Invaders

Ever feel like you’re constantly battling garden invaders? Dealing with the weeds, bugs, and critters can be a never-ending, daunting ...

Taking Care Of The Land: Hard Work And Ethical Dilemmas

Taking care of the land can be a huge responsibility, chock-full of hard work and ethical dilemmas. Writer Bill Lueders ...

Conquering Hip Breaker Hill

The morning was already hot and humid as we pedaled out of Perrot State Park.  The mercury had passed 80 ...

A Tour Of The Spring Sky

Spring heralds earlier dawns and later sunsets. The change of season also brings a whole new set of constellations into ...

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 ...