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Wisconsin’s Historic Velodrome

For 87 years, every Tuesday night in the summer, bicycle racers have thrilled spectators at the Washington Park Velodrome in Kenosha. Producer Nancy Camden went to see the riders race around the oval track.

Photo: Nancy Camden

Music: Ben Hans “Tides”

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Wisconsin in Plein Air

For nine days, 160 local and national artists paint Cedarburg during the town’s annual Plein Air Event. It’s the state’s largest gathering of artists. Producer Nancy Camden went to discover the appeal of painting outdoors. 

Photo: Nancy Camden

Music: Signal from Matthew Schroeder 

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The Big Bee Buy

Every spring, Wisconsin beekeepers swarm to Watertown to buy bees for their hives. Producer Nancy Camden went to experience the really big bee buy after the exceptionally long, cold winter. 

Music: Fairland Bluegrass

Photo: Nancy Camden

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A Walk Through Time at Pier Natural Bridge Park

Wisconsin’s landscape is dotted with spectacular geologic formations. Producer Nancy Camden happened on one in Richland County where she met Marilyn Rinehart and Angie Kauffman who walk us through time at Pier Natural Bridge Park.  

Photo: Larry Sanders

Music: Kathy Fry, “Summer’s End”

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"Beasties" in the Garden

For more than forty years, Wisconsin-born artist Dennis Pearson’s brightly-colored “Beasties,” fiberglass make-believe animals, have been spreading cheer in yards around Wisconsin. Producer Nancy Camden found out the story behind the beasts. 

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"Beasties" and their kin in Wisconsin yards.

Photos: Nancy Camden 

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A Man’s Legacy Beneath a Tree

When Ernie Winger of Mequon died, his legacy became what happens under a tree across from his garage. His family and neighbors gather there to share the long and continuing swapping tradition of Ernie’s Free Tree. Nancy Camden has the story. 

Photo: Nancy Camden

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Ernie’s “Free Tree” in Mequon

Photos: Nancy Camden

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