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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 ...

My mother’s tea: Skepticism and love of family traditions

Many of us grow up questioning our parents’ methods and traditions, only to find ourselves embracing them later in life. ...

Remembering when The Fendermen took Stoughton to the top of the charts

What are some of your early rock ‘n’ roll memories? For Stoughton’s Bill Amundson, there’s one that happened REALLY close ...

Life as a trans Bitmoji

Anyone who uses social media presents a somewhat edited version of themselves. They’re selective about what they post, use photo ...

‘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 many ...

How the badger burrowed into Wisconsin’s identity

Wisconsin is THE badger state. It's on the flag. It's the mascot of the state's biggest university. And back in ...

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, they say. Writer Shauna Singh Baldwin married an Irishman and discovered her own bit ...

A fifth grader shares how the pandemic has changed her life over the last 2 years

The pandemic is having a big impact on all of us, including kids. Take it from Cora Grube, an 11-year-old ...

Madison musician connects with his heritage and father by archiving Ho-Chunk recordings

Clint Greendeer is a Madison-based musician and member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. A few years ago, his family member found ...

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 ...

With her app HmongPhrases, Madison woman works to keep Hmong language alive

Eau Claire resident Tifanie Moua grew up speaking Hmong with her family. But as she got older, she started to ...