Wisconsin Life

In partnership with the Wisconsin Humanities Council, Wisconsin Life radio essays air on Wisconsin Public Radio on Wednesday and Friday at 6:35AM and 8:35AM during Morning Edition, and on Central Time at 4:45PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Wisconsin Life is a multi-media project from Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. The Wisconsin Life television series debuted on Wisconsin Public Television in February 2014 on Mondays at 8PM.

This is a small sample of some recent Wisconsin Life segments. Many more can be found on our partner’s website.

Ho-Chunk Language

Bringing Back the Ho-Chunk Language

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.

Produced by Finn Ryan of Wisconsin Media Lab for The Ways


Historic photo of Jackie Robinson swinging a bat.

Jackie Robinson’s Friend in Sheboygan

Jackie Robinson’s historic life was the subject of the hit film “42.” But there’s a lesser-known Robinson story with a Wisconsin connection. Commentator Dean Robbins has the story.

Produced by Dean Robbins


Ship parts in the Maritime Museum.

Bayfield’s Maritime History

Tourists have flocked to Bayfield for more than a century. But it was fishing that brought settlers and prosperity to the area in the 19th century. Writer Dennis McCann tells us the story.

Produced by Dan McCann


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