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An 1897 view of a traveling library depository found in the Village of Colfax, WI. 
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Wisconsin Historical Society


This week, we are celebrating the art of storytelling with a variety of tales from the creepy to the creative.

We begin by exploring how to create scary stories in an already eerie time. Next, we connect with an artist who creates narratives through her realistic sculptors.

It's then time for a ghost story as we share one person's childhood encounter with the supernatural. Then, meet a rapper and filmmaker who takes a creative spin on a classic children's book. 

Finally, delve into history by examining the role that Camp Randall played during the Civil War in this week's WHYsconsin.

We hope you enjoy,

-The "Wisconsin Life" Team

How do you create a scary radio story during an already eerie time? 
Between the pandemic, social unrest, and the election, reality is unsettling enough for many people. Wisconsin Life’s Senior Spooky Correspondent Aubrey Ralph struggled with producing their annual horror story, yet brings us this tale.

Algoma Artist Tells Stories Through Sculpture

Bren Sibilsky is a full-time sculptor. Born in Green Bay, Sibilsky went to school at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, where she fell in love with sculpture. After college, she ended up working in commercial art for many years, but eventually grew tired of it. So she decided to make a career change.

Everyone likes a good ghost story, especially around this time of year. Dorothy Malone of Milwaukee shared a childhood encounter with the supernatural at Ex Fabula’s StorySlam ‘Identity’ event held in March 2020.

Milwaukee rapper and filmmaker Wes Tank came up with a creative way to combine his talents and entertain families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking books by Dr. Seuss and rapping them over beats by Dr. Dre.

“If I can produce joy in a time when anytime you turn on the TV it’s scary, you know, that’s in the right direction,” says Tank.

One WPR listener wanted to learn more about the story of Camp Randall — not just the sports stadium, but the Civil War army camp that preceded it. They wanted to learn more about where the name Camp Randall came from and which First Nations lived in the area.
So they asked WHYsconsin.

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