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March 31, 2017
Employers Mutual was the first workers compensation insurance company in the United States. The Wausau company set new standards for workplace safety that became national models. Ben Clark tells us about the company’s innovative test for workplace noise levels.
March 29, 2017
Vata Edari always loved chocolate. And reading about it and experimenting with chocolate became a refuge for her from her work as a successful criminal defense attorney. But when people began to take notice of her chocolate, her hobby became a business. Edari tells us about her path from law to chocolate. 
March 24, 2017
We might not have mountains here, but mountain music has been taking off in Wisconsin. Art Stevenson has been playing bluegrass in the Midwest for 25 years and for most fans, Stevenson is bluegrass in Wisconsin.
March 22, 2017
A school field trip led Rosalind Vang to a strange place – a house filled with mannequins. She tells us about the house and what caught her eye.
March 15, 2017
When the snow is mostly gone and the days start to feel longer, there’s one part of winter that tends to stubbornly hang on. Mike Paulus tells us about his – and our – battle with our icy foe.
March 10, 2017
The flag out front was the first thing most people noticed and remembered. Abigail Kempf tells us about her grandparents and what the flag meant to them and to her.
March 8, 2017
The lake in Lake Hallie is narrow and shallow but not without its excitement… especially when the ice freezes. Patti See tells the news from Lake Hallie. 
Nyckelharpa
March 7, 2017
Earl Holzman builds nyckelharpas, a traditional Swedish folk instrument.
February 24, 2017
The Le Maire sundial compass was the mid-18th century equivalent to today’s GPS. It was found near Green Bay in 1902 and recalls a time when Wisconsin was part of New France. The Neville Public Museum's Kevin Cullen has the story.
February 22, 2017
At camp, we often learn to swim, paddle a canoe, make candles, and perfect our s’more technique. Elaine Maly learned something else about herself and her place in the world because of the color of her skin. This story was produced in partnership with Ex Fabula.

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