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“We just want to be part of the American dream”: Cuban exile talks troubled past and hopeful future

(This story is an excerpt from the podcast, “WPR Reports: Uprooted.”) Osvaldo Durruthy was sitting in a Wisconsin prison in ...

‘He made the best of life’: How a family turned a tragedy into hope with nonprofit Joey’s Song

Mike Gomoll is not a rock star, but he knows how to get them to rally around a cause.  "You ...

Madison artist brings painted, wooden flock to east side neighborhood

There’s a street on Madison’s east side that's dotted with large-than-life birds. A sandhill crane, a red-winged black bird, a ...

Madison’s Ricardo Gonzalez and the Cuban Salsa Band

(This story is an excerpt from the podcast, “WPR Reports: Uprooted.”) Ricardo Gonzalez was 12 years old the day the ...

Carson Gulley was more than the maker of fudge bottom pie at UW-Madison

Carson Gulley was a Black culinary, radio and TV pioneer in the mid-1900s. Now, his legacy lives on at the ...

Navigating Madison’s infamous Beltline during rush hour

You know that bubbling dread you feel as you approach bumper to bumper traffic ... or that anxiety and frustration ...

‘Do your job’: A lesson from the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center

When we're at work, we all have a number of roles — we can take on other jobs, wear many ...

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 ...

Street Pulse: A Newspaper That Helps Those Experiencing Homelessness Feel ‘Sense Of Purpose’ 

More than 20,000 people in Wisconsin experience homelessness, according to a 2019 report from the Institute for Community Alliances. Among ...

Starship Robots Keep Hungry UW-Madison Students Fed

If you've been to Madison sometime in the past year, chances are you've seen them — stout strangers from a ...

‘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. ...

What Role Did Camp Randall Play In The Civil War?

We recently received a question from a listener. John Hanson from Madison wrote to us saying: “Camp Randall has more ...

Connecting The Dots: Contact Tracing Tracks, Slows Spread Of COVID-19

Since the beginning of March, Eva Radomski has been calling residents in Dane County who have tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Peddling A Paper City: How Madison Became Wisconsin’s Capital

If you've spent any time at the Wisconsin state Capitol building, you know it's majestic, both inside and out. It's ...

Madison Pride Hearkens Back To Its Garden-Party Roots

From drag queens to food trucks to high heel races, Madison is introducing a new Pride celebration this year in ...