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Living The Wisconsin Life

“Living the Wisconsin Life” is an online series exploring the little things that make living in Wisconsin fun, interesting and meaningful.

An Ode To Beld Street: Leaving Our First Home

Nigel and Amy O’Shea bought their first home in Madison in 2013. Now, they've departed Wisconsin with their daughter after ...

Bean Soup: Navigating Politics With Family

Believe it or not, not everyone agrees when it comes to politics. And in the current political climate those differences ...

Tomahawk Circle: An Ojibwe Family Band

For the members of Tomahawk Circle, playing in a rural family band is a labor of love. Founded in 2006, ...

A Place Called Deer Camp: A Wisconsin Cabin’s Transformation

For many Wisconsinites, deer hunting is more than just a seasonal hobby. It’s an opportunity to slow things down for ...

For Hmong Language Speakers, Keeping Wisconsin’s Third Most Commonly Spoken Language Alive Is Essential

WHYsconsin recently received a listener question wondering, “What is the third most commonly spoken language in Wisconsin after English and ...

Finding Yourself With The Neighborhood Crew: A Story From Ex Fabula

As a kid, knocking around the neighborhood with your friends can be a formative time. The experiences from those years ...

Winning Neighbors Over With Food, Parties And Kindness

Moving to a new community can spark a host of challenges. Marisol Gonzalez of Madison shares a story about trying ...

Parenting In A Pandemic: We’re All Doing The Best We Can

Every day after lunch, my son and I go for a walk. It’s one of the pleasant parts of our ...

Living (And Working) In Isolation During a Pandemic

Life in the era of COVID-19 is really weird right now. It’s tough. Sometimes it’s hilarious, sometimes it’s really scary. ...

Woodpile Envy And The Never-Ending Task Of Staying Warm

For those of you who use a wood burning stove to heat your home during the winter, you understand the ...

The Buck Of A Lifetime: Hopes And The Reality Of Hunting

Wisconsin's deer hunting season is underway with bow hunting lasting until January. Hunters plan for this time all year long, ...

Eau Claire’s Sneaky Artist Finds Beauty In The Ordinary

Two men sat in a Chicago Starbucks with a chessboard between them, quickly moving the pawns to and fro. Unbeknownst ...

Wisconsin 101: Babcock Ice Cream Carton

When you see a carton of ice cream from Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, it’s not particularly flashy. It’s red, white, ...

Taking Care Of The Land: Hard Work And Ethical Dilemmas

Taking care of the land can be a huge responsibility, chock-full of hard work and ethical dilemmas. Writer Bill Lueders ...

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