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Showing animals and learning lessons at the Dane County Fair

It’s peak county fair season in Wisconsin. For many children at the Dane County Fair, it’s more than the Tilt-A-Whirl ...

Rules are rules: Navigating prenatal appointments alone during the pandemic

Over the last several years, many profound experiences that typically would be shared with loved ones were lost in the ...

Wisconsin farmer reflects on a life in agriculture in book of poems

The poetry in Daniel Smith’s book “Ancestral” reflects on life and farming in the Driftless area of southwestern Wisconsin. WPR’s ...

Pregnant in a pandemic: When parenting begins before the birth

The pandemic has been hard on many parents. For N’Jameh Russell-Camara of Milwaukee, her parenting started earlier than she expected, ...

Farmer Explains Why You Should Sing To Cows

I have previously confessed this crime. Specifically to note, I was born to Methodists.  Methodists by moral instinct rarely do ...

Promises kept: Madison woman reflects on her late father’s life

Many of us reach a point in life when it's our turn to take care of our parents. That was ...

Dear Papa, I’m writing to you on birch bark

When WPR producer Steve Gotcher's daughter, Erika, was a little girl, she started a tradition of sending him letters on ...

Password’s Allen Ludden: From small-town Wisconsin to game-show glory

I recently visited Mineral Point to sample its famous attractions, including the historic mining sites and the 19th century architecture. ...

Lac du Flambeau tribal youth are taught the time-honored tradition of spearfishing

Spearfishing is a tradition practiced every spring by Ojibwe tribes in northern Wisconsin. It’s a practice that’s been passed on ...

Navigating IVF treatments and pregnancy during a global pandemic

Tens of thousands of people turn to fertility clinics every year in the US to help them grow their families. ...

Little known truths about lilies of the valley

It was May 1977 when my grandmother Nana led me to her basement, past the black-iron cook stove, then the ...

Motherhood: Reigniting a love for bedtime stories one book at a time

In a tribute to one of her favorite activities as a new mom, WPR’s Jenny Peek gives us an ode ...

Milwaukee childcare center celebrates the lessons and joy of Ramadan

Muslims all over the world recently wrapped up the holy month of Ramadan, including at the Crescent Learning Center, an ...

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 ...

‘Community gratitude’: Lessons learned on the road to cancer recovery

Taking notice and being thankful for the family and community we have around us often occurs when we’re facing our ...