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Wisconsin Life #404: "Local Legacies"
October 19, 2016
Meet a former Ho-Chunk Nation president, a couple who raise Clydesdale horses, a man who landed his dream job at the Packers Hall of Fame, a drummer who’s recording retro music on magnetic tape, and a family whose burger stand has been family-owned and operated for three generations.
October 19, 2016
There’s a door on Menomonie’s Wilson Place Mansion that’s much more than a door. Well-known blacksmith Thomas Googerty crafted the door on Menomonie’s Wilson Place Mansion. As part of our ongoing look at the objects that tell Wisconsin’s story, Jim Bryan tells us about the social responsibility, craftsmanship, and educational innovation behind that door. This story was produced in partnership with Wisconsin 101.
October 14, 2016
President Theodore Roosevelt was on his way to a campaign rally in Milwaukee when he was shot at close range by a would-be assassin. Dean Robbins tells us what happened on that October day.
Steampunk
October 13, 2016
For the last three years, Anita Peterson has been obsessed with steampunk. She makes her own outfits and accessories and holds steampunk themed parties. All done in the small town of Lodi, WI.
Wisconsin Life #405: "From the Heart"
October 12, 2016
Visit a farm animal sanctuary, a renovated concert hall in Comstock, a lavender farm on Washington Island, a retirement home with a passion for ping pong and a Steampunk community in a small Wisconsin town.
October 12, 2016
Peter David knew little about wild rice when he began his job as a biologist for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. He’s since devoted his life to understanding and protecting Wisconsin’s rice.
October 7, 2016
The Hiawatha statue, also known as the "Big Indian," in La Crosse's Riverside Park is one of the most recognizable statues in the city.
Hear Here
October 6, 2016
UW-La Crosse Historian Ariel Beaujot gives a bike tour of "Hear Here" -- a collection of sites in downtown La Crosse where visitors can access oral histories through their cell phones.
Rubik's Cube Champ
October 6, 2016
Waunakee teen Joshua Feran has mastered the Rubik’s Cube, with both hands and feet.
Wisconsin Life #403: Adventure Awaits
October 5, 2016
Meet a world-champion curler who coaches the U.S. Paralympic Curling team, a Rubik’s Cube record holder, an urban-wildlife photographer, a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse historian who leads historic bike tours, and a couple whose glass-art studio is located deep in the North Woods.

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