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July 24, 2017
Summerfest grounds

You might be wondering who that is in the photo above? That's Angela Fitzgerald, the new host of the Wisconsin Life TV show. We're so excited for you to meet her! You can learn more about her below.

That's not all that's new. We've also changed our look a bit with a new logo and a refreshed typeface.

What hasn't changed is our mission to bring you great stories from people around the state. New adventures await, bringing us closer to the people and places that make our state such a great place to live and explore.

The fifth season of the Wisconsin Life TV show kicks off on Thursday, October 5th, but you don't have to wait until then to find something new. We're always sharing new video and audio stories on our website and on WPR. You can get a sneak peek at the new TV season here.

- Your Wisconsin Life team
Have You Heard?
Midsummer festival in 1930s Milwaukee
One Woman's Mission To Make Tech Open To All

Winnie Karanja first discovered coding in high school. But it didn't seem like a field for her. She's very social; she's female; and she's African American.

"It's hard to enter a field where you've never seen anyone look like you," says Karanja. "It just didn't seem like a space for someone like me."

The tech industry is notorious for being largely white and male. Women and people of color are underrepresented in the field in Wisconsin and around the country. But rather than sit back, Karanja decided to do something about it. Discover what she did here.

Have You Seen?
A Mecca For The German Wheel

About a decade ago, a niche sport rolled into Madison. The German Wheel in Europe, specifically Germany, had become a national phenomenon, but it was still relatively unknown in the United States.  However, two Wisconsin athletes are working to change that.  Discover how Jeremy Perkins and Carly Schuna are helping to make Madison a mecca for what can best be described as a human hamster wheel. 

Art from Eaux Claires - Lee Butterworth
Meet Our New Host, Angela Fitzgerald
We're so thrilled to introduce you to Angela Fitzgerald, the new host of Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television. More than 100 people auditioned for the job, but we were blown away by Angela's energy, enthusiasm, and megawatt smile.

In addition to her work on the television series, Angela is a member of the Madison College faculty, as well as a professional financial educator with Summit Credit Union. Her work in the field of financial literacy led her to co-found Brown Girl, Green Money, a social network of women of color working to support the achievement and pursuit of personal finance goals, particularly for women of color.

“I’m excited to experience the people and places of Wisconsin, while introducing our viewers to the diversity that exists in our state,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s been a blast filming in locations around Wisconsin so far, and I look forward to sharing all those stories with viewers across Wisconsin.”

Get to know Angela a little bit better - and learn about some of the exciting places we'll all visit in the new season of Wisconsin Life in this exclusive interview from a recent shoot in Minocqua! 

Something About A Flower

The latest story in our original comic series about a multi-generational family from creator Rodney Lambright II. Catch up on the story here. 
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