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Service and Repair, The Soul Of Family-Owned Shoe Store

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Mother and son, Arlene and James McDaniel keep the downtown Grafton shoe store started by Arlene's dad in 1946 running today. Arlene manages the sales and James uses the cobbler skills taught to him by his grandfather to keep footwear in fine repair. It's the kind of small home town business hard to find today, but surviving and thriving on old-fashioned service.

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Wisconsin Life #410: “Go Big”

Meet an extraordinary high-school pep band and an esteemed matriarch, “Big Mama.”

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Wisconsin Life #410: “Go Big”

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Wisconsin Life #409: “Making Magic”

Meet a mathematics-inspired furniture maker and a skilled Magic: The Gathering competitor.

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Wisconsin Life #409: “Making Magic”

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Wisconsin Life #408: “Creative Origins”

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Wisconsin Life #408: “Creative Origins”

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Wisconsin Life #407: “Past and Present”

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Byss-Calle #32

Ian Holzman plays “Byss-Calle #32” on the nyckelharpa, a traditional folk instrument.

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Byss-Calle #32

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Ian Holzman plays “Cahan O’Hara Rondeau” on the nyckelharpa.

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Earl Holzman on how he learned to make nyckelharpa bows.

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Nyckelharpa Bows

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Nyckelharpa

Earl Holzman builds nyckelharpas, a Swedish folk instrument.

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Milwaukee musician K.C. Williams forges a career from country music to the classroom.

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A retired music teacher creates a group for women who love to play the ukulele.

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Looking For Lures

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Looking For Lures

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Seed Library

La Crosse's public library has added seeds to its collection

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Seed Library

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