America’s first drink has been enjoying a renaissance in recent years. More artisans are making and more people are drinking hard apple cider. On a windy fall day, Deirdre Birmingham takes us on a walk through her cider orchard near Blanchardville.
It’s that time of year when hunters dig out the camo and blaze orange and talk turns to the deer hunting season. Writer Ron Davis is an avid bow hunter but he sometimes wonders what drives him to the woods year after year.
Just about every bar in Wisconsin can be considered a Packers bar. But Packers bars aren’t just found in Wisconsin. When the Packers step onto the field this Sunday, fans of the green and gold in New York City will crowd into a local bar to cheer on their favorite team. Producer Shawn Connelly has the story.
Shawn Connelly is a producer and musician living in Green Bay, WI and periodically freelances in New York.
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.
More than 60 years after its publication, Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanaccontinues to influence conversations about the relationship between people and the land. It also inspired musician Tim Southwick Johnson, who set many of Leopold’s themes and words to music. Today, Johnson shares his discovery of Leopold.
Tim Southwick Johnson latest album is Sand County Songs.
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.
This story was produced by Finn Ryan of the Wisconsin Media Lab for The Ways.
If you leave Kewaunee in a hurry, it’s easy to miss the world’s largest grandfather clock sitting on a hill north of town. The company that built the clock moved three years ago, leaving it behind. Producer Joe Hardtke takes us to meet the man who’s trying to save time.
Special thanks to WFRV-TV in Green Bay for the archival clock story from 1984.