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Totagatic River
July 19, 2017
Like many of us, Eric Dregni headed off to camp in northern Wisconsin as a kid. There, his camp counselor challenged them a legendary paddle that Dregni remembers well to this day.
Ice fishing off Sister Bay
July 12, 2017
Commercial ice fishing can be an unpredictable winter venture. Will Henriksen and his life-long ice fishing buddy John Koessl apply their trade off the shores of Sister Bay in the dead of winter. They commute to work more than two miles out onto the ice shelf by snowmobile and can haul in 300-400 pounds of fish a day for Door County restaurants.
sprinkler
July 12, 2017
Weather extremes are nothing new in Wisconsin. We tend to call them winter and summer. Helene Phelps tell us about the heat and how she deals with it in her part of Wisconsin.
June 28, 2017
Winnie Karanja first discovered coding in high school. She was the one of two girls and one of two African Americans in her class in McFarland. Things weren’t any better in the tech industry so Karanja decided to do something about it, teaching kids, especially girls, that they have a place in tech.
June 21, 2017
Linda Pils grew up in the center of the universe – New York City – or so she thought until she made her home in Wisconsin.
June 2, 2017
Nature and writing have a long history. Rebekah Morrisson is following in that tradition building worlds with her words and trails with her physical labor.
May 17, 2017
Many of us have an affinity for certain trees. For Robert Root, it’s an oak that welcomed him to a section of the Ice Age Trail near his home.
May 12, 2017
No one wants to have an encounter with a bear – well most of us anyway. But a run in with a bear and her cubs gave Carol Dunbar a different view of mothering.
May 10, 2017
Wisconsin has more than 800 miles of Great Lakes shoreline. Since the early 19th century, Wisconsin’s maritime communities have routinely faced storms that could destroy businesses, towns, and lives. Wisconsin Historical Museum curator Dave Driscoll brings us the story of a lifesaving medal given for bravery in the face of disaster.
May 5, 2017
There’s something about particular landscapes that can really get into your soul. For Ed Erdmann, it’s the Mississippi. He’s spent his life crisscrossing its shores, and finds himself returning to it again and again.

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