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Reitman and Milwaukee: What’s In A Semi-Famous Last Name?

In most cities and towns, there are last names that stick out. Maybe the family has lived there for generations. ...

The Humble Superstar: New Giannis Antetokounmpo Biography Explores Champion’s Family Life, Legacy

The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA Champions for the first time in 50 years. A huge part of their success is ...

Las Chicas Y Chicos De Blossom Street

Where we live and the relationships we nurture have a big impact on our lives. Writer Araceli Esparza shares a ...

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, ...

My Brother, Thomas: By Cierra Riederer

Earlier this year, “Wisconsin Life” started working with students at Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School, or MG21. The goal ...

Father And Son Cherish Same Church In Two Norways

Sometimes when we’re far from home, it’s nice to have something familiar around to keep us connected. Contributor Eric Dregni ...

Remembering Gene Purcell: My Brother’s Brief Stint As A Rock Star Manager

Gene Purcell dedicated almost his entire professional life to public media. His passion began in La Crosse, where he started ...

Watching The Chimney Swifts At Dusk

On August 31st, I hear that the chimney swifts are roosting in the brick chimney at Our Lady Queen of ...

Wisconsin Airman Killed In Afghanistan Remembered By Mom, Brother

For those who have fought and died in the U.S. Armed Forces, they leave with their families the weight of ...

The Beast Of The East Hill: An Urban Wildlife Tracking Expedition

Was it a badger? Was it a bobcat? Or was it just an abnormally large, trash-eating house cat? Author BJ ...

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 ...

Finding Stillness In The Storm: Family Camping In The Best And Worst Of Times

Taking the kids camping usually sounds like a great idea, until it’s not. Author BJ Hollars brings us a story ...

A Family Affair: Father And Daughter Reflect On Generations Of Military Service

Like her father before her, Captain Alice Bechtol joined the U.S. Army as a family tradition. Growing up in a ...

‘I Still Remember’: A Woman’s Journey From Laos To Eau Claire

In the mid-1970s, Lisa Chue Thao and her family had to leave their whole world behind. Their farm, their friends, ...

‘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 ...