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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 ...

Lessons From The Ghost In My Room: A Story From Ex Fabula

Everyone likes a good ghost story, especially around this time of year. Dorothy Malone of Milwaukee shared a childhood encounter ...

Those Traitorous Scandinavian Languages: Don’t Be Suspected!

The United States is a nation of immigrants and the pressure to assimilate can be great. Some people are compelled ...

Poet Derrick Harriell Wins Accolades For ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On’

Sparked by the fatal police shooting of 23-year-old Sylville Smith, a riot broke out in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood in August ...

Driving Lessons: Navigating Roundabouts And Reconnecting With Oshkosh

Author Crystal Chan has lived in Chicago for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought her back to Oshkosh, Wisconsin ...

‘You Must Really Want To Be Here:’ Pregnant During The Pandemic

Having a baby is an emotional roller coaster. Now, imagine having your child during a pandemic. You’re isolated, yet filled ...

For Hmong Language Speakers, Keeping Wisconsin’s Third Most Commonly Spoken Language Alive Is Essential

WHYsconsin recently received a listener question wondering, “What is the third most commonly spoken language in Wisconsin after English and ...