Current Programs


Working Lives Project

Lets talk about work. What it means for each of us — and for us all together — in the past, today, and into the future. We are catalyzing and enriching discussion about work across Wisconsin with public events, radio programs, exhibits, and online resources.

Pulitzer Medal

Pulitzer Prize Centennial

Illuminating the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life in celebration of 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize. These programs recognize the contributions of Wisconsin winners past and present while sparking the imaginations of the next generation.

Historic photo of radio host talking into a mic.

Wisconsin Life

Sample the color, humor, and personality of our state. These radio shorts are produced and broadcast statewide by Wisconsin Public Radio in partnership with the WHC. They are thought-provoking, often surprising, and rich with the diversity of life in Wisconsin.


Shakespeare in Wisconsin

Shakespeare’s work is studied in schools and performed in theaters all over the state. His writing is understood to explore timeless wisdom about the shared human experience. We are pleased to team up with UW-Madison Libraries as a Main Stage Partner for the 2016 celebration of Shakespeare in Wisconsin.

Historic 1963 photo of women holding hands at the March on Washington.

Wisconsin Women Making History

Recognize and celebrate the contributions women make in Wisconsin and around the world. A collection of women-made films are available for free screenings at libraries. Be inspired and reflect. Humanities experts join the community discussion to tie together local and global issues.

Wisconsin Poet Laureate

The Poet Laureate is an ambassador for creativity and writing. In Wisconsin, the Poet Laureate travels the state to share the vitality and importance of poetry with people of all ages. We are proud to be a founding member of the Poet Laureate Commission and to help make the program possible.