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When Disaster Strikes, Preppers Are Ready

Judging by the popularity of dystopian books and movies like The Hunger Games, Americans seem to love a good post-apocalypse story. But the potential for a doomsday disaster isn’t just fiction to people in “preppers” groups. Seth Jovaag takes us inside the Madison Preppers.

Read Seth’s story on the Madison Preppers in Isthmus.

Photo: Seth Jovaag/Isthmus

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Wisconsin Distillers Get In the Brandy Business

While Wisconsin is known for its beer, we also love brandy. Many of the state’s new craft distillers are making their own local drink. Producer Seth Jovaag went out to Mitchell Vineyards with staff and volunteers from Madison’s Old Sugar Distillery to pick about 10 tons of grapes.

Photo: Seth Jovaag

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Dairy Farmer by Day, Musician by Night

By day, Jimmy Voegli runs a fifth generation dairy farm outside New Glarus with his brother. By night, he leads a blues band, The Jimmys. The two jobs have more in common than you might think. Seth Jovaag brings us the story.

Photo: The Jimmys

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Barn Dance:

Every fall for the past six years, the O’Brien family farm near Brooklyn hosts an Old Time Barn Dance that draws hundreds of people. It’s a potluck dinner and dance inside a former dairy barn. Seth Jovaag brings us the sound of this year’s event.

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