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‘I’m proud to be everything that I am’: A conversation about two-spirit, Indigenous identities

While Joseph Rey Torres of Oneida was on his path of self-discovery, something finally clicked for him. He realized he ...

Skating into the past: A chilly adventure on the Milwaukee River

People do a lot to make the best of Wisconsin’s brutal winters. Some strap on some snowshoes or hit the ...

“The stars lined up”: Reflecting on Wisconsin’s first high school girls basketball championship

Prior to 1972 girls didn't always have the opportunity to play sports at school. But the passage of Title IX ...

‘Shifting gears for 50 years’: Friends recreate bike ride to support cancer research

Two Wisconsin teens in search of adventure in July 1973 rode their 10-speed bikes from Antigo, Wisconsin through Minnesota, to ...

Cuban exile reflects on time with sponsor family in Sparta

(This story is an excerpt from the podcast, “WPR Reports: Uprooted.”) When Ernesto Rodriguez of La Crosse was 24 years ...

A fifth grader shares how the pandemic has changed her life over the last 2 years

The pandemic is having a big impact on all of us, including kids. Take it from Cora Grube, an 11-year-old ...

Hmong New Year Celebrations Return To Wisconsin

Like many festivities, Hmong New Year celebrations were put on hold in the first year of the pandemic. Some gatherings ...

Finding Yourself With The Neighborhood Crew: A Story From Ex Fabula

As a kid, knocking around the neighborhood with your friends can be a formative time. The experiences from those years ...

No Man Ever Steps In The Same River Twice: Fishing the Eau Claire

It’s only human to want to relive the past, to recreate the good old days. But, it’s a tough task; ...

‘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. ...

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 ...

The Braided Life: Las Trenzas de Quetzali

The connection between a grandmother and her granddaughter — and mother and daughter — is special, especially when it’s bound ...

Conquering Hip Breaker Hill

The morning was already hot and humid as we pedaled out of Perrot State Park.  The mercury had passed 80 ...

‘No Matter What, We’ll Always Be Friends’

Best friends and Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School classmates Luke Hennings and Noah Ebert talk about the beginning of ...

That One Time With The Stink Bomb…

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School junior Preston Ivey talks about a stinky prank he pulled in seventh grade. Turns ...