World War I: A Forgotten American Legacy

Though it pushed the United States onto the world stage, World War I also left unresolved numerous ethnic, religious and geopolitical conflicts still facing us today. A century later, Jon McGinty examines its legacy in our region.

Nachusa Grasslands: Where the Bison Now Roam

For the first time in almost 200 years, a herd of wild bison is roaming land east of the Mississippi River. Jon McGinty explains how these mighty animals — so symbolic of America’s heritage — are helping to restore prairie.

Northwest Quiz, Fall 2012

They’re disappearing fast, but remarkable barns still adorn our landscape and remind us of our rich farm heritage. See if you can match the barn with the term that best describes it.

The Folk Music Scene

It’s a little bit bluegrass and Celtic, with a touch of country and Cajun and a pinch of contemporary, and it’s all about telling the stories of everyday people. Jon McGinty looks at the roots of American folk music and our local folk music festivals.

Pickard China: An American Tradition

The only remaining U.S. manufacturer of fine porcelain china got its start locally nearly 117 years ago. Learn why collectors covet this fine pottery and why government officials – including the First Family – still order the company’s place settings and gifts of state.