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Dad Gets 5 Years in Prison for Starving Teen Daughter

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge sentenced a Wisconsin father convicted of abuse for starving his teenage daughter down to 68 pounds to five years in pr...

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 | Books
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 | Food
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.

Gilda's Club REVERSES Name Change

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 03.25.2013 | Comedy

MADISON, Wis. — Stung by the overwhelmingly negative reaction to removing the name of original "Saturday Night Live" cast member Gilda Radner fr...

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?

Former Wisconsin DA Pleads No Contest To Ethics Violations

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 08.15.2012 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. — A former Wisconsin prosecutor accused of rampant sexual harassment agreed Friday to plead no contest to six ethics violations, m...

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.

Couple Accused Of Starving Teen Go Before Judge

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 06.16.2012 | Crime

MADISON, Wis. — A prosecutor leveled more charges Monday against a husband and wife accused of torturing and starving the man's 15-year-old daug...

The Man From DARE

Doug Bradley | Posted 05.22.2012 | Books
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.

Couple Accused Of Torturing, Starving Teen Seek Lower Bail

AP | By DINESH RAMDE | Posted 04.16.2012 | Crime

MILWAUKEE -- Attorneys for a Madison couple accused of torturing and starving the man's 15-year-old daughter have asked a judge to lower their clients...

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.

Lessons in Positive Policing From Wisconsin's 'Original Occupation'

Mary Bottari | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Elected officials and police forces need to take a deep breath and gain some perspective. The Wall Street bankers have done far more damage to cities and counties by tanking the economy and local tax receipts than a few hundred protesters could ever do.

Wisconsin Newspaper Carrier Saves Elderly Siblings

Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact

A Wisconsin newspaper carrier delivered more than papers for two siblings in Madison -- he provided life-saving action. After Sylvester Phillips, a W...

Wisconsin Is a Tide Turner; Can We Ride the Wave?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Wisconsin is a generational choice. Just as the greatest generation was judged by World War Two, the Mad Men generation was judged by civil rights and the baby boomers were judged by Vietnam, ours will be judged by Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election A Dead Heat

AP | By TODD RICHMOND | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A Wisconsin Supreme Court election that offered the public its first formal opportunity to weigh in on the national fight over union ...

Injustices, From Memphis to Madison

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

On Monday, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination in Memphis, I will be in Madison. There is a straight line from Memphis -- where Dr. King stood with striking public employees -- to Madison.