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Madison Wisconsin

The 25 Least-Stressed Cities In America | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living

In some peaceful corners of the country, life moves at a slower pace.

Enbridge Stuffs Provision Into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of 'Keystone XL Clone'

Steve Horn | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

On Thursday, July 3, on the eve of a long Fourth of July holiday weekend, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge landed a sweetheart deal: a provision in the 2015 Wisconsin budget that will serve to expedite permitting for its controversial proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion project.

Nearly 2,000 People Protest Fatal Police Shooting Of Tony Robinson

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

By Brendan O'Brien MADISON, Wis., March 9 (Reuters) - Almost 2,000 students marched in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday to protest the fatal police sho...

5 Reasons Madison, Wisconsin May Be The World's Best Place To Retire

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

Madison, Wisconsin just claimed the top spot on Milken Institute's Best Cities For Successful Aging list for large metros. Yes, Madison, with its annu...

Tiny Houses For Homeless People Put Roofs Over Heads In Time For The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact

Occupy Madison isn't so much focused on bringing down the 1 percent as much as its determined to give those at the bottom a hand up. On Nov. 15, t...

5 Midwest Cities on the Entrepreneurial Rise

Matt Hunckler | Posted 10.01.2014 | Small Business
Matt Hunckler

Think Silicon Valley is the only place to launch a successful tech startup? Maybe you haven't visited some of the growing cities in the so-called ...

Wisconsin Couple Faces $300 Daily Fine For Allowing Homeless People To Sleep On Porch

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

A Wisconsin couple's act of compassion could end up costing them big time. Throughout the past year and a half, Brenda Konkel and Robert Bloch of ...

Madison Madness

Rob Taub | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

Football in Madison creates a shared connection between generations that began for me on the plane ride from LaGuardia airport and continued as I checked in to my hotel.

A Love Letter To Madison

Love Letters | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

The most magical of all gifts, however--that which I so desperately strive to recreate--is the sense of belonging I have to this city and its people. Nowhere else is mine the way those homes have always been. No doors propped so perpetually open, no isthmuses idly beckoning me back.

Opera Uncensored

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Rock 'n roll music on the radio. Blood-curdling screams. Gunshots. Children's laughter replaced by inmates shouting, "Bitch!" A prison guard shouting,...

Why College Football Unites America

Rob Taub | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

On any given Saturday, a community like the one in Madison Wisconsin is not divided by class, race or creed but instead united by their football team.

The Man With 59,000 Books -- In His House

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Keith Thomson

As an unwanted fourteenth child on a remote North Dakota farm, Lawrence L. Thomas found an escape in books. After earning a Ph.D. at Berkeley, he became a professor of Slavic languages. Following his wife's death, he devoted himself to books -- in unprecedented fashion.

One Very Wise Insight From The Dalai Lama

Linda Thomas Brooks | Posted 11.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Thomas Brooks

If you want to be happier, however you construe the specifics of that, you can take actions to be happier. When you take those actions, you learn and improve and move forward. The act of cultivating happiness, in and of itself, leads you to more happiness.

Police Threaten To Arrest Protest Observers At State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin police began threatening to arrest visitors observing "Solidarity Singalong" protests at the state capitol this week, in the latest controve...

Wisconsin's Anti-Abortion Law Smacked Down Again

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled Wednesday to extend a stay placed on a newly passed law that cuts the number of abortion clinics in the state. E...

Celebrating My Mom On Her 94th Birthday

Doug Bradley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

My mother, Lucy (Lucia) Basile Bradley, celebrated her 94th birthday this week in fine fashion -- with family, friends, food, card games (pinochle is her favorite) and presents. She likes to get presents. This year's bounty included a cake and flowers.

Who Won Besides the Ravens and Beyonce? Pizza Joints Across the Country Cashed In Big

Christopher Webb | Posted 04.08.2013 | Home
Christopher Webb

While chicken wings were making headlines before the game, it was all about pizza for game day fuel this year. It was a game of pepperoni vs. chicken, sides vs. dessert, and fan loyalty all came down to the local play.

Madison: Midwest Oasis

Rob Taub | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Rob Taub

I'd been up to my neck with presidential politics, so an opportunity to escape New York City for a weekend of football and Halloween revelry in Madison was an easy sell.

'My Experimental Life': An Interview with Bill Siemering (Part Two)

David Galenson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
David Galenson

Bill Siemering has been a key figure in the modern development of public broadcasting. This second part of the interview treats his time at NPR.

"My Experimental Life": An Interview With Bill Siemering (Part One)

David Galenson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Media
David Galenson

"Listeners could hear the saw at the Bethlehem Steel factory and hear workers changing shifts; hear a little bell at the Pillsbury factory and street sounds and airplanes coming in. The idea was that natural sounds could be heard as music and you could check what the city sounded like over time."

Dryhootch Makes a Difference

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.28.2012 | Impact
Doug Bradley

How much strength is there in a normal cup of coffee? Well, if you're a veteran and you stop by for a cup at the Dryhootch in Madison, Wisconsin, it could turn out to be the strongest cup of coffee you've ever had.

Paul Ryan and the Fight for America's Soul: It Starts in Wisconsin

Ethan Casey | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Like Wisconsin, America at large is bitterly at odds with itself. A starting point for recovering our national community is to acknowledge that we all, whichever side we're on, face the same question: What kind of country do we want to live in?

Splatter Alice Loves Madison

Love Letters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

I love listening to Venus and Furs at the Wisco, the official birthplace of Madison roller derby, while chowing down on one of the best burgers in town.

The Man From DARE

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Doug Bradley

Fred Cassidy didn't talk too much about DARE in those days. I think he was still a little disappointed that he didn't finish Volume One in time for the nation's bicentennial.

1 Million Petition for the Recall of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Mary Bottari | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Putting off worries about the future and the massive amount of work ahead, thousands of recall volunteers prepared to party tonight at Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace, the site of Scott Walker's 2010 inaugural.