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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 ...

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 ...