The Working Lives Project is catalyzing and enriching discussion about work across Wisconsin. Through public events, radio programs, exhibits, and online resources, the project promotes reflection and action about what work means for individuals, and for Wisconsin as a whole.
This catalog of 40+ presenters is for any group in Wisconsin to use. The presenters are available to come to you, for free, and give ShopTalk presentations focused on the human experience of work. Groups may host up to two free talks per calendar year.
Wisconsin Live Radio Essays
A collection of original stories about people who live and work in Wisconsin. These audio shorts correspond with stories that aired on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wisconsin Life program
“In the Breakroom” Interviews
Interviews with Wisconsin personalities including some questions as part of a series that was published in Wisconsin Humanities Council’s online magazine, Humanities Booyah.
Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat
This traveling exhibition was produced by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Available to communities around the state, this photo-rich exhibition inspires thoughtful programs and conversation about the working lives of non-combatant military professionals.
Essays and Stories
There are so many stories. Work is a word, an idea, and an experience that has meaning for all Wisconsinites. Here are some examples from WHC-funded projects and programs, of the different ways people make a living and make a life.