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"Wisconsin Life" celebrates what makes Wisconsin unique through the diverse stories of its people. Our award-winning producers travel the state in search of stories that are humorous, surprising, emotional, and/or thought provoking. All of the stories are personal and rich with the personality of the state we call home.

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Lou The Rabbit: The Best Classmate I've Ever Had

There's a very special pair of classmates at Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School, or MG21. It's junior Tierra Byrd and Lou (a.k.a. Nibbler) the rabbit. "He's really, really soft, extremely soft. That's the first thing everyone says about him," said Byrd. Tierra and Lou like to do many things together. She feeds him his

Lou The Rabbit: The Best Classmate I've Ever Had

A Father And Son's Chilly Trout Fishing Expedition

Trout fishing conjures an image of sparkling sunlight reflecting on a rushing stream and a fisherman in hip boots confidently whipping his pole and casting a line into the moving water. Early trout season, which is catch and release only, runs from January to early May. That image is a little different. Ron Davis paints

A Father And Son's Chilly Trout Fishing Expedition

The Drive Behind The Electronic Messages You See On Wisconsin Highways

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The Drive Behind The Electronic Messages You See On Wisconsin Highways

Waadookodaading: The Ojibwe Language Immersion School

The Ojibwe language was nearly lost due to forced assimilation through federally-run boarding schools and policies. Today, communities around the central Great Lakes are working to revitalize language and culture. To keep Ojibwemowin flourishing, Keller Paap of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Brooke Ammann of the St. Croix Chippewa teach children at

Waadookodaading: The Ojibwe Language Immersion School

Dogsledding In Northern Wisconsin

Dogsledding has been a family affair for writer Julie Buckles. She and her husband, Charly Ray, caught the bug when they first moved to northern Wisconsin. She has raced with her daughter, Caroline, in the annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog race. But, 2018 was the first year the mother of two will be racing on

A Winter Night Poker Game In The Back Yard

Winter can take its toll on your mind. The walls close in. The sky is grey and the snow piles up. Every morning you bundle up, scrape the windshield, crank the heat, and trudge to work. Then the call comes, "Hey Steve, wanna play poker Saturday night? Give me a call if you can make

A Winter Night Poker Game In The Back Yard

Remembering UW's Black Student Strike Of 1969

When Geraldine Hines arrived on the UW-Madison campus as a law student 50 years ago, she had to adapt to the Wisconsin climate, the food, and its people. She had recently graduated from Tougaloo College in Mississippi and this was her first time living in the north. "I was the oldest child in my family

Remembering UW's Black Student Strike Of 1969

Is That Really Madison Up On The Big Screen?

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony is happening this Sunday, which got Dean Robbins thinking about movies set in and around Madison. It's always a thrill to see Wisconsin's capital city as a backdrop for a major motion picture, or is that really Madison we are seeing? == I guess I should be glad that Hollywood

Is That Really Madison Up On The Big Screen?

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 1957, lawmakers put the badger into state law as Wisconsin's official animal. But why?

How The Badger Burrowed Into Wisconsin's Identity

The Legacy of Dr. James Cameron: Founder of America's Black Holocaust Museum

In Milwaukee's historic Bronzeville neighborhood, a museum is resurrecting. America's Black Holocaust Museum was founded in 1988, closed in 2008, and transformed into an online museum. Now, a new physical museum stands, waiting to welcome visitors from around the world. Before understanding the museum's history and purpose, it helps to get to know its founder,

The Legacy of Dr. James Cameron: Founder of America's Black Holocaust Museum

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