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"I remember being a child and driving down I-55," Milwaukee poet Brittany Cavallaro says, "and not being able to see anything out the window, except for these green stalks that were so thick that I couldn’t imagine what was on the other side of them.  It was almost like being in my very own fairy tale."

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If you’re not familiar with writer Tim Dowling, he’s someone to look up.

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Valentine's Day - seen by many as a romantic occasion - is a couple weeks away. But in Brazil today, another observance has its own romantic connotation.

The heroines in ​Ally Carter and Wisconsin native Elizabeth Eulberg's respective new novels are both strong teenage girls, but that's where most of the similarities end.


A new book, called There Grows the Neighborhood, promotes children's literacy while championing Milwaukee's urban agriculture initiatives.

Empathy is one of those values that we’re taught as children.  It’s the idea of imagining yourself in someone else’s shoes and using that sense as a guide for how to treat other people.

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When it comes to the late 1960s, most Americans recall the version that was written about in the history books – the period of immense social change, the turmoil of political assassinations, the election of Richard Nixon and the legacy of Woodstock.

Anson Williams has done a lot of things, from acting to producing and directing, to starting a business that produces make-up.

Every time a high-profile mass shooting occurs in this country, a debate over the nation’s gun laws ensues.

Chloe Ellefson encounters more mayhem than you might imagine for a curator at Old World Wisconsin. Fortunately for all of us, Chloe is a fictional character, and the murders she helps unravel are also fictitious.

Bret Anthony Johnston makes his home in Boston these days, but his artistic feet are firmly planted in his real home town of Corpus Christi, Texas; the setting of his best-selling novel, Remember Me Like This.

What books make good gifts? According to Boswell Book Company's Daniel Goldin, the book must have a visual component.

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We've talked with writer Michael Perry on the show quite a few times about his nonfiction - memoirs of life lived in rural western Wisconsin. 


When Richard Davidson first began his doctoral work more than 30 years ago, the disciplines of neuroscience and psychology didn't play well together.

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Gabrielle Hamilton has attained a level of fame that extends beyond her New York restaurant, Prune