United in Song

Explore the diverse voices and stories behind inclusive LGBTQ choirs thriving in the Midwest. In…

ByByDaniel BauerJun 10, 20245 min read

Gen-Z Climate Anxiety

How are young people responding to a crisis that may feel unsolvable? Younger Americans—Gen Z…

ByByErica SawyerJun 7, 20241 min read

Music Festivals in the Midwest

Here in the Midwest, each state has its own charm. In this podcast series, we…

ByByCaleb SmithJun 7, 20241 min read

Art & Culture

People & Places

Policy & Impact

One fish, two fish, red fish, warehouse fish?

Despite the recent drought, the Midwest is producing fresh produce and fish—indoors. 2023 was a…

ByByNate EisenmannJun 17, 20246 min read

United in Song

Explore the diverse voices and stories behind inclusive LGBTQ choirs thriving in the Midwest. In…

ByByDaniel BauerJun 10, 20245 min read

Gen-Z Climate Anxiety

How are young people responding to a crisis that may feel unsolvable? Younger Americans—Gen Z…

ByByErica SawyerJun 7, 20241 min read

This Ape Can Play Minecraft

Seven of the least-studied great apes live in Des Moines where researchers look at how…

ByByNate EisenmannMay 8, 20248 min read

What can a city do when its sister is in trouble?

Amidst the Israel-Hamas war, these Midwestern cities maintain ties to Israel and Palestine Jeff Lipman,…

ByByAndrew KennardMay 3, 20249 min read

Iowa’s War on Drugs

How Climbing Kites and NORML battle against misinformation to create safe consumption and form regulation…

ByByLiv KlassenApr 17, 20249 min read

Out & About

The Top Music Festivals in the Midwest

 Looking to hear some sweet summer sounds in the coming months? Check out these music…

ByByCaleb SmithJun 5, 202412 min read

Every feather flock together 

Birders in Madison, Wisconsin, are rallying to save their feathered friends and create a more…

ByByAndrew KennardJun 3, 20248 min read

More than bread, butter, and cheese

The 2024 Grilled Cheese Championship creates a community united through a common (or not so…

ByByNikalaus HuerterMay 27, 20246 min read

Stick it in Your Ear

Stick It In Your Ear is a record store that holds a special place in…

ByByErica SawyerMay 24, 20241 min read

More Than a Game

At the Shamrock Showdown in a Michigan community center, legions of gamers fight to the…

ByByWill ErbesMay 13, 20249 min read

People Instead of Cars

Midwest cities are rethinking their allegiance to the car, and instead embracing people-first development One…

ByByDelaney BorjaApr 25, 20249 min read