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Looking back to move forward: A hunt to remember

For many Wisconsin families, hunting is an annual tradition rooted in customs and love. But what happens when those traditions ...

Madison artist brings painted, wooden flock to east side neighborhood

There’s a street on Madison’s east side that's dotted with large-than-life birds. A sandhill crane, a red-winged black bird, a ...

Madison’s Ricardo Gonzalez and the Cuban Salsa Band

Ricardo Gonzalez came to the United States in the 1960s when his family left Cuba following the Revolution. Ricardo eventually ...

Carson Gulley was more than the maker of fudge bottom pie at UW-Madison

Carson Gulley was a Black culinary, radio and TV pioneer in the mid-1900s. Now, his legacy lives on at the ...

Refugee in La Crosse dreams of returning to Cuba

Marcos Calderón of La Crosse grew up in Havana, Cuba. At an early age, he fell in love with cars ...

What happened to Wisconsin breweries during prohibition?

Wisconsin is known for producing a lot of products, like cheese, milk, and beer. It's the state's history with the ...

Cuban exile reflects on time with sponsor family in Sparta

When Ernesto Rodriguez of La Crosse was 24 years old, he left the only home he'd ever known: Cuba. He, along ...

Cuban in Wisconsin: Introducing ‘WPR Reports: Uprooted’

In 1980, there was a mass exodus of Cubans who left their homes for the United States as part of ...

Where does the ‘Driftless Area’ get its name? The history, boundaries of the southwest Wisconsin region

As people enter the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin, they're transported from a relatively flat region to a sudden maze ...

Bison: The biggest, baddest animal in Wisconsin (sort of)

Have you ever wondered what the biggest animal in Wisconsin is? If so, you’re a lot like Alstan Van Overmeer ...

The goose pond: Finding healing in presence

Sometimes, an ordinary experience surprises us — turning the mundane into something extraordinary. Writer Crystal Chan felt this on a ...

Ope! Sorry, I’m going to need you to explain what that word means and where it came from.

Ope! Sorry, didn’t mean to cut into your regularly scheduled public radio programming. But, we’re here today to tell you ...

Under bridges: A parent finds peace in independence and letting go

You don’t have to travel far to find adventure. Writer Jill Sisson Quinn and her son recently spent an afternoon ...

The shot heard ‘round the farm: Dad’s baseball is a goner

Remember the classic scene in “The Sandlot?” When Smalls hits a homer into the neighbor’s yard...and it turns out the ...

The ‘most friendly debate’: cream puffs vs. kringle — 2 of the state’s most popular delicacies

There is a lot of hype surrounding the cream puff. And then there is a lot of love for the ...