Hop aboard the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad for a historic train ride through the Northwoods. The family-run business offers pizza, wine and dinner train trips year-round. In this episode, Angela Fitzgerald catches up with co-founder and general manager Greg Vreeland to learn more about this exciting Wisconsin experience.
Next, head to 98.7FM WVMO, The Voice of Monona, to catch up with the station’s youngest host, Beatrix Pauli or Bea. Learn about her show Bea’s Buzz where she interviews various people, writes book reviews and as she explains it: shares useless facts.
Visit Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary in Elkhart Lake and meet Erin Kelly Groth, the founder and executive director. Groth was inspired to help animals after an encounter with mistreated horses, she opened Amazing Grace to give horses a place to heal. They have saved 275 horses since opening and house 20 animals at a time.
Madison-based Shandra Bjyrd has been a potter for 13 years. She creates pottery to sell and holds workshops for those wanting to learn. But for Bjyrd, pottery is more than an art, it’s a therapeutic practice and a large part of her identity
Meet UW-Madison Geologist Ethan Parrish and Vertebrate Paleontologist Dave Lovelace Ph.D. who realized that the field of science needed to be more inclusive. In their respective fields, they work to name species and places in ways that honor the land and the people that were there before colonization.
Finally, visit Flutes at Dawn, a community-based non-profit in Milwaukee that seeks cross-cultural understanding. Catch up with the founder, Kiran Vedula, who promotes the organization’s mission through mentorships and events like Hip-Hop DNA.