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When Wisconsin United Against The Polio Virus

Decades before COVID-19, there was an epidemic story with a happy ending. During the 20th century, Americans pulled together to ...

‘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. ...

In The Midst Of A Pandemic, A New Life Brings Hope

Bringing a new life into this world is a blessing, and being able to share a newborn with family and ...

La Crosse Author Reimagines Hmong Folk Tale in New Book ‘Folklore’

The story of Xai and Sia is a Hmong folk tale of a young woman’s journey to the netherworld to ...

Army Veteran Reflects On Service, Founding Mohican Veterans Group

Retired Maj. Jo Ann Schedler's family was fighting in wars long before the U.S. military existed. This is one reason ...

A Retired Snowmobile Racer Shows Off His Collection Of Classic Sleds

Craig Marchbank is used to collecting victories on the track. He spent 30 years racing snowmobiles professionally. “We were very ...

Bridging the “Cold War” Divide

Wisconsin has always been a beacon of German culture. Now, it is undergoing a renaissance at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. ...

Bean Soup: Navigating Politics With Family

Believe it or not, not everyone agrees when it comes to politics. And in the current political climate those differences ...

Who Was Leonard Schmitt, The Man Who Ran Against Joseph McCarthy?

In 1952, Leonard Schmitt ran against controversial Senator Joseph McCarthy on the Republican ticket in Wisconsin...and lost. We recently received ...

Carriage Classic Evokes Era of Elegant Horse-Drawn Transport

Mark and Julie Dahlberg met through carriage driving and when they started a family, it became a shared passion. “I’m ...

‘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 ...

Charles Sheppard, Who Helped Hundreds Of Homeless Vets In Milwaukee, Dies Of COVID-19 At 61

Charles Sheppard of Milwaukee found his calling in helping fellow veterans. Tragically, he died from COVID-19 in June. He's one ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

Uff Da! Charlie Berens & Adam Greuel Release Debut Album ‘Unthawed’

Two proud Wisconsinites have joined forces to create an album celebrating all things Wisco. Comedian Charlie Berens, of Manitowoc Minute ...