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Wisconsin At Work

Whatever work means for us – whether it’s a paying job or unpaid vocation — work is a defining feature of our lives. “Wisconsin at Work” looks at the jobs we do and the work that connects us.

‘I Did This All My Life’: One Family Farm’s Fight For Survival

Most people will never see a farm like the one I grew up on. But you don’t just see a ...

Preserving Better Times At A Northwoods Clock Shop

It was 1957, and Rhinelander’s Leona Forth laid eyes on Marv Schumacher for the first time. “That’s how we met, ...

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, ...

Milwaukee Area Native Named National Geographic’s 2020 Explorer Of The Year

Corey Jaskolski grew up in and around Milwaukee and loved visiting the Milwaukee Public Museum as a child. "My mom ...

Saving The Music: Producer Cheryl Pawelski Preserves Historical Recordings

Cheryl Pawelski says she born “hardwired” to love music because of the musicians in her family, including her father and ...

Uff Da! Charlie Berens & Adam Greuel Release Debut Album ‘Unthawed’

Two proud Wisconsinites have joined forces to create an album celebrating all things Wisco. Comedian Charlie Berens, of Manitowoc Minute ...

Tilia The Conservation Dog: Sniffing Out Invasives In Wisconsin

Every spring, when the wild parsnip sprouts and the elusive salamanders begin to breed, the team at Mequon Nature Preserve ...

For 30 Years, Her Ice Cream Truck Was The Sound Of Wausau’s Summer

The days are shorter in September and the nights are cooler. Not as many people feel like buying ice cream. ...

Cinthia Téllez Silva Wants To Create A Healthier Milwaukee

Cinthia Téllez Silva moved to the United States from Mexico on her 12th birthday. It was also St. Patrick’s Day, ...

‘Tomboyland:’ A Love Letter To Midwestern Strength, Complexities

Even though 2020 has been *A YEAR*, Melissa Faliveno has had some bright spots this summer. The New York City writer ...

Fine Print: Lessons From A Family Company

Running a family business can instill pride and a valuable work ethic that circulates through the household. Wisconsin writer Nancy ...

Meet The Nine-Year-Old Entrepreneur Behind Kyric’s Lemonade

One of the quintessential summer activities for kids is setting up a lemonade stand. You can find them all over ...

Birch Bark Canoes Take Time, As Does Learning We’re Stronger Together

Mackenzie Martin of WXPR in Rhinelander, Wisconsin brings us the following story as part of their "We Live Up Here" ...

The 100 Year-Old Birdman Of Chippewa Falls

Saving lives is something a doctor does. Writer Patti See shares this story of a western Wisconsin physician whose life-saving ...

Essential Transit: Buses Adapt During Coronavirus Pandemic

The phrase essential worker has been used a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic. It typically describes people who leave their ...

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