Trolls are everywhere you look in the Dane County Village of Mount Horeb: troll cartoons on the street signs, troll footprints on the sidewalk, sculptures of trolls lining Main Street. The sheer number of trolls in the community prompted a WHYsconsin listener to ask, "What’s the deal with all the trolls?"
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Mike Gomoll is not a rock star, but he knows how to get them to rally around a cause. “You start out an email or a phone call with, ‘My five year old son died and I need your help,”’ he said, adding, “it doesn’t cost anything to ask people.”
“Does anyone want coffee or a bloody mary?” It’s one of the first questions asked on a blustery January morning. In this Marathon County basement, four generations of my family have stomped the snow off their boots and reunited to take part in an annual tradition.
In the season finale of Wisconsin Life, Angela Fitzgerald joins the Stevens Point Curling Club at the Sentry Curling Center in Plover. She learns about the club’s history, discovers why the sport is so popular and tries curling for the first time.
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In politics she paved a path, a very lonely path. Frances Huntley-Cooper did something no other African-American in Wisconsin had ever done. “With my personality, I was just so surprised that I was in the political world.
History and mystery await as Keighton Klos, executive director of the Milton House Museum, gives Angela Fitzgerald a tour of the Milton House Museum. The Milton House consists of the 1844 hexagonal stagecoach inn and the Joseph Goodrich residence.
The art community is often seen as very insular with specific places that serve as hubs for the arts. These places often come to mind when thinking of art, but that does not need to be the case.