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Wisconsin People & Ideas – Fall 2012

Volume: 
58
Issue Number: 
4

As the dust was settling from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions at the end of the summer, a friend of mine excitedly posted on Facebook, “I actually heard the word citizenship used!” While I can’t recall how many other people “...

Inspired by the many circuses and exotic animal shows that toured and wintered in Wisconsi

Wisconsin Academy Fellow and UW Odyssey Project director Emily Auerbach sees the transformative power of the humanities in her life and work.

What's the Big Idea?

Madison Children’s Museum, just off the bustling Capitol Square downtown, is a frenzy of sights and sounds. On a typical day, young children squeal with delight as they explore exhibits and hands-on activities.

While the iconic image of an American family gathered around a radio console listening to a presidential speech, mystery thriller, or home gardening show seems like an old-fashioned notion, between the 1920s and 1960s radio was a central force in...

For more than thirty years photographer Greg Conniff has focused his attention on the landscapes of daily life—from backyards to the rural countryside—with the conviction that these places and how they look are the soil into which we sink

Richard E. Carter is a geographer, aviator, naturalist, essayist, and poet whose life path has led from a career in city planning back into the natural world. His writing invites readers to share his vision and adventures.

Algebra textbooks are something I’ve tried hard to avoid since high school.

While independent bookshops are shuttering all over the country, the bookstore at 315 West Gorham Street in Madison has kept its doors open for over 21 years. However, during this time the bookstore has gone by a few different names.

A good number of Wisconsinites, it is fair to assume, are unfamiliar with the Bark River in southeast Wisconsin.

While independent bookshops are shuttering all over the country, the bookstore at 315 West Gorham Street in Madison has kept its doors open for over 21 years. However, during this time the bookstore has gone by a few different names.

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My girlfriend Elena doesn’t sleep at night anymore. It’s been twenty-three days.

Algebra textbooks are something I’ve tried hard to avoid since high school.

A good number of Wisconsinites, it is fair to assume, are unfamiliar with the Bark River in southeast Wisconsin.

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