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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 ...

Cold-Smoking Sausage Tradition Continues in Marathon County

"Does anyone want coffee or a bloody mary?" It's one of the first questions asked on a blustery January morning. ...

Why is Mount Horeb the ‘troll capital of the world’?

Trolls are everywhere you look in the Dane County Village of Mount Horeb: troll cartoons on the street signs, troll footprints on the ...

Wisconsin’s first African-American mayor

In politics she paved a path, a very lonely path. Frances Huntley-Cooper did something no other African-American in Wisconsin had ...

Milwaukee artists bring unheard voices into the spotlight

The art community is often seen as very insular with specific places that serve as hubs for the arts. These ...

A Room of One’s Own co-owner shares the power of books

Gretchen Treu has always had a passion for literature. Growing up in rural Wisconsin, books gave them a chance to ...

‘Wouldn’t you help your relatives survive?’: The return of the Ojibwe horses

Emily Loerzel’s horse, Dimii, neighs while other Ojibwe horses munch on hay during one sunny, fall day in October 2022. ...

The joy and resiliency of the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies

The Milwaukee Dancing Grannies are a staple in southern Wisconsin's parade scene. With their matching outfits and dance routines, they ...

Political aficionados in La Crosse make a sport out of elections

A small, bipartisan group of former politicians and political observers in the La Crosse area has been putting their money ...

PEEF the bear: Home for Christmas

Parents will go to great lengths to make sure their kids have the perfect Christmas. Parents like Jan Larson of ...

The Da’wah Center lifts north Milwaukee neighborhood

Milwaukee’s Islamic Da’wah Center is a place for faith and fellowship. For Brother Will Perry, it helps him stay focused ...

Milwaukee designer selected to decorate the White House for the holidays

Collin O’Brien admits he “loves” Christmas. "If I could, my tree would be up starting October 1st. If you are ...

Where and how the tall tales of Paul Bunyan and his ax began

Paul Bunyan stories are plentiful. He cleared forests with one swing of his ax. He and his trusty bovine, Babe the ...

Jerry Butler: The responsibility of the artist

Walking into Jerry Butler’s Sun Prairie art studio, color ushers through the space like kinetic energy bouncing through the air. ...

Burro racer climbs hills and valleys with his 700lb. partner

If you ever find yourself strolling through Vernon County, you’ll find a landscape packed full of twisty and curvy roads. ...