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Man with Dog

Many of us see the same people on the bus, in our coffee shop, at the gym, or walking to work each day. They are a part of our lives even if we don’t know their names. Patti See tells us about the regulars in her life. 

Patti See is a writer in Lake Hallie near Eau Claire. 

Photo: Doug Sharp

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Spear Fishing

The Ojibwe have spearfished for centuries, traditionally at night. Jason Bisonette of the Lac Courte Orielles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe learned to spearfish as a child. He continues to fish for his community and his heritage.  

This episode was produced by Finn Ryan for The Ways

Image: “Fishing by Torchlight” Paul Kane (c. 1865)

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Night Crawler Love

Opening day for Wisconsin’s fishing season is this weekend. Ron Davis has taken part in this annual angling ritual for decades. Today he tells us how his weekend usually begins.

Ron Davis teaches English at UW-Stevens Point.   

Photo: Ron Davis 

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Lutefisk:

Thanksgiving isn’t the only traditional fall feast. For those of Scandinavian descent, fall also means lutefisk suppers. Writer Eric Dregni tells us the story behind this famously pungent fish.

Eric Dregni is the author of several books, including Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America and In Cod We Trust.

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