PROGRAM: Wisconsin Life

Presented by:
Wisconsin Humanities Council
Local Partner: Public Radio Subject: Digital Humanities, History, Other, Varies Audience: All

In partnership with the Wisconsin Humanities Council, Wisconsin Life radio essays air on Wisconsin Public Radio on Wednesday and Friday at 6:35 am and 8:35 am during Morning Edition, and on Central Time at 4:45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.Wisconsin Life is a multi-media project from Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television.

Below is a small sample of some recent Wisconsin Life segments. For more segments and topics, click here.

  • Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language Members of the Ho-Chunk Nation work hard to sustain their culture and beliefs, dedicating an entire branch of government to preserving Ho-Chunk as a living language. Apprentice Arlene Thunder Blackdeer is one of 15 language teachers who work with a fluent speaker in the Master/Apprentice Program. She shares her story.
  • Jackie Robinson’s Friend in Sheboygan Jackie Robinson’s historic life was the subject of the hit film “42.” But there’s a lesser-known Robinson story with a Wisconsin connection. Commentator Dean Robbins has the story.
  • Bayfield’s Maritime History Tourists have flocked to Bayfield for more than a century. But it was fishing that brought settlers and prosperity to the area in the 19th century. Writer Dennis McCann tells the story.