Where Can I Find Out How Thick The Ice Is And If It's Safe?
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:35am
Before you step foot on the ice, you should check the ice thickness on your own or consult a local bait shop, fishing or snowmobile club, resort or outfitter, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Peddling A Paper City: How Madison Became Wisconsin's Capital
Friday, January 10, 2020, 6:10am
Nancy from Madison asked WPR's WHYsconsin team: "How did the Capitol end up on the Isthmus? What was the politicking that went on behind the scenes to settle on this piece of land?" So we set out to find the answer.
Who Are Tom And Jerry, And Why Are They A Cocktail?
Friday, December 20, 2019, 4:30am
When the temperature drops and the snow piles up, people want a little more warmth in their cocktail. During the holiday season, folks in Wisconsin turn to a hot drink known as the Tom and Jerry to warm them up.
Alphabet Soup: Why Wisconsin’s County Highways Are Lettered, Not Numbered
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.
Why Do People Wear Cheeseheads?
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.
Do You Live On A County Highway? We Want To Hear From You!
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.
Wisconsin History Lesson: Live From Mineral Point Elementary School
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.
How Did Wisconsin Get Its Name? Well, It's Complicated.
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.