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’32 Expatriates, Pakistanis and Indians’: Coming together over a game of cricket in Madison

Sports have a special way of bringing a diverse group of people together, even if the fans aren’t rooting for ...

Preserving a memory: A meditation on home and memorial benches

When someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness, how do we choose to preserve the memory of that person? Radio ...

Tubas in Wisconsin: Getting down to brass tacks

We recently received a question from Elizabeth Renner of Madison. She asked us, "Why are tubas such a prominent part ...

Madison woman empowers Black families through nonprofit Urban Triage

Established by social change maker Brandi Grayson, Urban Triage has been at the forefront of empowering Black families throughout Madison.  ...

Madison hiker uses her platform to encourage everyone to get outdoors

A day spent outside is a good day for Dini (Dineo) Dowd. “It's very important. It's good for your health. ...

UW-Madison geoscientists working to decolonize science

In the wake of the Pandemic, UW-Madison geology Ph.D. student Ethan Parrish and Vertebrate Paleontologist Dave Lovelace Ph.D. sparked a ...

Artist finds purpose through pottery

For Shandra Bjyrd, pottery is her purpose. It’s more than an art form, it’s a big part of her identity ...

‘Emily and the Haunting of the Orpheum Theater’: A radio drama

Spooky tales around Halloween have made their way into listeners' ears across the country since, almost, the birth of radio. ...

Holga Photographer creates artistic photos with a cheap, plastic camera

Cameron Gillie is a photographer and camera collector. He often uses modern digital cameras in his work, but he also ...

Rethinking consumption at the Dane County Landfill

Estimates show that it takes roughly 450 years for a plastic water bottle to decompose. While this number is staggering, ...

Freida High’s devotion to the arts

In 1972, the University of Wisconsin-Madison hired Freida High Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis as an assistant professor in the Department of Afro-American ...

Connecting with nature alongside Madison’s naturalist-in-residence Qwantese Winters

Qwantese Winters' goal is to get people outside more. As Madison Public Library's Naturalist-in-Residence 2023, she wants people to think ...

Portrait artist blends realism and beauty

Philip Salamone is a classical portrait artist, learning the craft at both UW-Madison and Grand Central Atelier in New York ...

‘My little corner of the universe’: Café owner Patrick Downey of Madison’s The Victory

Patrick Downey opened The Victory in Madison, Wisconsin, at 2710 Atwood Ave., in August of 2010 after he and his ...

Wrapping up Concerts on The Square with “Home to Madison,” just off Highway 51

Picture this: you're sitting on a blanket on the Capitol Lawn in Madison. It's a warm summer evening, and you're ...