Who Are Tom And Jerry And Why Are They A Cocktail?

It seems that every season has its cocktails. When the temperature drops and the snow piles up, people want a little more warmth and folks in Wisconsin turn to a hot drink known as the Tom and Jerry. That got listener Pam Stachowski of Whitewater wondering, "Is the Tom and Jerry a Wisconsin thing?"

This story is part of Wisconsin Life and WPR's WHYsconsin project. What have you always wondered about Wisconsin, its people or its culture that you want WHYsconsin to look into? You ask the questions, and we find the answers!


Snow Makers Keeping Wintertime Fun

When the temperatures drop and the snow flies in Kewaskum, most people hunker down. For Jason Wood and Danny Dorn, it’s a signal to get busy orchestrating a symphony of snow-making machines, water hoses and personnel to groom Sunburst Winter Sports Park.

Wisconsin Life # 813: Snow, Skis and Stories

Winter has arrived as Wisconsin Life host Angela Fitzgerald takes on the slopes of Granite Peak, a popular ski and snowboarding area in snowy Rib Mountain State Park. Granite Peak ski instructor Brenda Zimmermann Thorpe details what makes this destination so attractive from rental equipment to terrain parks to adaptive ski experiences.

Dogsledding In Northern Wisconsin

Dogsledding has been a family affair for writer Julie Buckles. She and her husband, Charly Ray, caught the bug when they first moved to northern Wisconsin. She has raced with her daughter, Caroline, in the annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog race.

Wisconsin Life # 812: Turning Back the Clock

We’re turning back the clock as host Angela Fitzgerald tours the Paine Art Center and Gardens, a historic mansion in Oshkosh. She learns about Nathan and Jessie Kimberly Paine, the affluent couple who built a home honoring the natural resources found in Wisconsin.

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