Thursday, December 12, 2019, 4:35pm
How long have homemade ornaments adorned the state Captiol's evergreen tree? WPR's WHYsconsin found out a little more about the several decades-old tradition.
Friday, November 29, 2019, 6:00am
A Michigan town's plan to host a hodag festival is not going over well with residents of Rhinelander, who claim to be the exclusive home of the mythical beast.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 4:45am
If you’ve taken a drive on one of Wisconsin’s iconic scenic roads, chances are you’ve noticed a bit of alphabet soup. Signs with names like BB, CV, N and SS flank Wisconsin’s county roads, and Shelly from Marshall wanted to know why. So, after a little research, WHYsconsin found out.
Friday, November 1, 2019, 4:45am
Reporter Mackenzie Martin heads to an old-growth forest with naturalist John Bates to answer the question: Are there any old-growth sections or oldest trees known in the area that are secreted away that the general public doesn’t know about?
Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:50am
Why do people wear cheeseheads? We all have our personal reasons but WHYsconsin takes us back to one of the first times a person cut a piece of foam in the shape of a cheese wedge and wore it on their head.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1:00pm
Do you remember our voting round on what WHYsconsin story we should dive into next? You voted, we listened. Now we're looking into why Wisconsin's county roads are labeled with letters instead of numbers. But before we can provide you with the answer, we want to hear from you.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 4:45am
WHYsconsin received a question from listener Rachel Potter of Fitchburg wondering, "Why don’t more Wisconsinites know about the majestic Regal Fritillary butterfly?"
Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:00am
WHYsconsin wants YOU to decide what question we investigate next. From milk production to Wisconsin's smallest town to how we label county roads, which of these three questions would you most like to see answered?
Friday, August 30, 2019, 4:55am
More than 350 hand-painted artworks populate a rural Wisconsin community.
Friday, August 23, 2019, 6:30am
In the system of checks and balances, the third branch is key. Made up of the supreme, appellate, circuit and municipal courts — the judicial branch — interprets the laws. But how are those interpreters, or justices, put on the bench?
Friday, June 14, 2019, 5:00am
Zander, a fourth grader at Mineral Point Elementary School asked WHYsconsin to decipher the many symbols and elements on the Wisconsin state flag.
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:00am
With 1,906 votes cast, you told WHYsconsin what you think are the five best Wisconsin beer labels.
Monday, May 20, 2019, 6:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio's series "High Tolerance" is examining Wisconsin's complicated relationship with alcohol. But it's impossible to cover all of issues on our own.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 11:00am
In the spirit of life-long learning, we’re teaming up with WHYsconsin and going back to school for a live broadcast from Mineral Point Elementary School to explore the history of Wisconsin. We’ll learn all about the people, places and events that shaped Wisconsin’s past, and made it the great state it is today.
Friday, May 10, 2019, 6:00am
Have you ever wondered how Wisconsin got its name? So did Josie Dunn, a fourth grader in Mineral Point. Her question came to WHYsconsin among a flurry of questions from her classmates about the state.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:45am
WHYsconsin asked you to tell us your favorite Wisconsin beer label. Now the team wants you to select from this list to name the Top 5!
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 1:40pm
WHYsconsin wants to know what your favorite Wisconsin beer labels are.
Friday, March 29, 2019, 6:00am
Imagine. It’s the holidays and to quiet your pre-dinner hunger, someone hands you a slice of rye bread topped with a thick spread of fresh raw beef, chopped onion and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 5:55am
What's the story behind the electronic signs you see on Wisconsin highways? Who writes the witty sayings about how to stay safe on the road? WHYsconsin has the answer.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5:00am
Why is the badger Wisconsin's state animal? Turns out it has more to do with the state's early mining history than the cute but ferocious mammal.