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Remembering Rae Elaine Tourtillott And Preventing Future Violence

Menominee tribal member Rae Elaine Tourtillott was 18 when she went missing on the tribe’s reservation during the fall of ...

‘I’m Glad We Made It Through’: Vietnam Veterans Look Back On Service Together

James Blankenheim of Madison, Wisconsin and Everett Wood of Vincennes, Indiana are friends who served together during the Vietnam War. ...

‘Catch A Glow’: Milwaukee Poet Explores Hurricane Maria’s Impact On Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and surrounding islands in 2017, it was devastating. The storm tore through communities, decimated ...

In The Midst Of A Pandemic, A New Life Brings Hope

Bringing a new life into this world is a blessing, and being able to share a newborn with family and ...

La Crosse Author Reimagines Hmong Folk Tale in New Book ‘Folklore’

The story of Xai and Sia is a Hmong folk tale of a young woman’s journey to the netherworld to ...

A Mother And Daughter Friendly Debate: Is There A Place For Macaroni In Chili?

A love of chili and a friendly mother-daughter debate over whether to add macaroni prompted this WHYsconsin question from the daughter ...

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 ...

Those Traitorous Scandinavian Languages: Don’t Be Suspected!

The United States is a nation of immigrants and the pressure to assimilate can be great. Some people are compelled ...

Driving Lessons: Navigating Roundabouts And Reconnecting With Oshkosh

Author Crystal Chan has lived in Chicago for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought her back to Oshkosh, Wisconsin ...

‘You Must Really Want To Be Here:’ Pregnant During The Pandemic

Having a baby is an emotional roller coaster. Now, imagine having your child during a pandemic. You’re isolated, yet filled ...

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 ...

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. ...

‘A Sculpted Land’: Wisconsin’s Effigy Mounds Connected People To Spirits, Humanity

At one point in time, thousands of effigy mounds could be found in what is now called Wisconsin. These ancient ...