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‘This is big, big stuff’: Cuban exile from La Crosse finally becomes US citizen

Ernesto Rodriguez of La Crosse, Wisconsin came to the state in the summer of 1980. That’s after making a treacherous ...

“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 ...

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 ...

Refugee in La Crosse dreams of returning to Cuba

(This story is an excerpt from the podcast, “WPR Reports: Uprooted.”) A group of musicians are jamming in their living ...

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 ...

Cuban in Wisconsin: Introducing ‘WPR Reports: Uprooted’

In 1980, there was a mass exodus of Cubans who left their homes for the United States as part of ...

Milwaukee childcare center celebrates the lessons and joy of Ramadan

Muslims all over the world are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, including at the Crescent Learning Center, an Islamic ...

‘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, ...