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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 ...

Forgiveness explored in Milwaukee writer Deshawn McKinney’s new poetry book

Finding forgiveness is deeply personal. Sometimes, it’s easy to forgive someone who’s wronged you and move on. Other times, the ...

Influential director Michael Schultz on Wisconsin roots, not slowing down

The movies of Michael Schultz, like "Cooley High," "Car Wash," and "Krush Groove" have given joy, drama and great jams to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Comedian Charlie Berens writes best-selling book about surviving in the Midwest

Wisconsin comedian and host of the "Manitowoc Minute," Charlie Berens is at it again; this time with his first book landing ...

Small talk about the weather: A competitive sport in Wisconsin

Comedian Esteban Touma is taking time to reflect on cold weather in Wisconsin. Born and raised in Ecuador, the state's ...

Madison Performance Poet Uses Empathy to Build Understanding

“Will my healing be televised?” These words are painted in commanding red letters as part of a 12-foot portrait mural ...

Skateboarding and plein air painting, a Reedsburg man’s passions

Kyle Martin is sitting on a bench in the middle of a hundred-year-old chicken coop on his family farm in ...

Mama Ferne: The Mother of Wisconsin African Dance

She is known as “Mama Ferne” and for more than 50 years, she has been the driving force of African ...

Birch Bark Canoes Take Time, As Does Learning We’re Stronger Together

Mackenzie Martin of WXPR in Rhinelander, Wisconsin brings us the following story as part of their "We Live Up Here" ...

Artist Fatima Laster Stripping Away Perceptions of Art

Artist Fatima Laster’s work is full of layers. She uses paints and canvases to form abstract pieces of art. "My ...

Greendale Man Repairs and Makes Art on Local Chimneys

Just outside Milwaukee sits a community like no other in Wisconsin. Greendale is the only Depression Era village built during ...

Joni Mitchell Skates On Lake Mendota—And Into Music History

This story brings together a mid-winter ice storm, the southeast shore of Lake Mendota in Madison, ice skating, and a ...