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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 ...

Cinthia Téllez Silva Wants To Create A Healthier Milwaukee

Cinthia Téllez Silva moved to the United States from Mexico on her 12th birthday. It was also St. Patrick’s Day, ...

Remembering The Sheboygan Armory: A Hub For Concerts, Basketball & Community

For nearly 80 years, the Sheboygan Armory has overlooked Lake Michigan. Completed in 1942, it was a project of the ...

‘A Sculpted Land’: Wisconsin’s Effigy Mounds Connected People To Spirits, Humanity

At one point in time, thousands of effigy mounds could be found in what is now called Wisconsin. These ancient ...

Milwaukee Black Lives Matter Protester Talks About 800-Mile March To Washington D.C.

Sandy Solomon calls herself a protester. She’s part of a group of approximately 20 Black Lives Matter activists from the ...

Fine Print: Lessons From A Family Company

Running a family business can instill pride and a valuable work ethic that circulates through the household. Wisconsin writer Nancy ...

‘Joy Is A Deep-Seated Thing That He Had’: Foster Youth Advocate Is Among Over 1,000 Dead From COVID-19 In Wisconsin

Wisconsin has crossed a sobering threshold. As of this week, more than 1,000 people in the state have been killed ...

Why Isn’t The UP Part Of Wisconsin?

Geographically, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is only connected to the Lower Peninsula by a bridge. With Wisconsin, it shares ...