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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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

‘Every Single One Of Them Changed Lives’: 6 Nuns At Greenfield Convent Die Of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 4000 in Wisconsin. This week, WPR is profiling some of ...

‘I Would Do Anything For Them’: Siblings Reflect On Separation

Family separation can be extremely traumatic, especially for children. At Camp To Belong-Wisconsin in Plymouth, brothers and sisters who have ...

Summer Camp Reunites Siblings Separated By Foster Care System

As groups of siblings sit around a large campfire, they begin to share stories while eating a few snacks. They’re ...

My Sister, Rosie: By Sam McNurlan

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Sam McNurlan interviews his mom about his sister, Rosie. The family were foster ...

Flying Forks And Aggressive Drivers: Tales From Vacation

Monona Grove Charter High School student Corinne Zegadlo tells about some amazing (or terrifying?!) incidents that happened when she was ...

Sister’s Accordion Sparks Mother’s Ire

January is National Polka Month. And what better place to commemorate this iconic sound than in Wisconsin, where the polka ...

Taylor Home Provided Refuge From Difficult Childhood

When he was 6 years old, David Rozelle’s mother left him and his sister at an orphan home in Racine. ...

A Nurse on the Front Lines

Helen Bulovsky was a young Madison nurse who went to France in 1918. Working at evacuation hospitals, she served as ...