Wisconsin Life # 803: Paying It Forward

October 21, 2021


Host Angela Fitzgerald tours the Goodman Community Center, a vibrant neighborhood hub on the east side of Madison. She joins in on several activities at the center, all housed within two revitalized historic buildings. Angela speaks with Executive Director Letesha Nelson to hear about their services, including a weekly food pantry, teen programs, senior meetups and early childhood care.

Also, meet a man who makes unique electronic musical instruments called theremins. They produce an ethereal sound often heard in sci-fi movies. Theremins are unique in that players control tone and pitch with their hands without actually touching the instrument.

Next, meet an artist who has spent a lifetime painting historical murals across rural Wisconsin. To date, she’s painted close to 128 murals and 1,800 people while learning about the history of her subjects – be they human,  flora or fauna – along the way.

Then, meet a teenaged world-class Para-Nordic skier from Chippewa Falls. While new to the sport, his winning attitude would propel him to a place on Ski Team U.S.A. and a trip to compete in Germany.

Finally, meet a young woman leading a Milwaukee running group dedicated to increasing diversity and empowering individuals in the sport of distance running. The group’s motto is F.E.AR.


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