People

  • True & Personal Stories

    Ex Fabula is a Milwaukee nonprofit organization that strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula produces StorySlams, workshops, community collaborations, a podcast, and radio pieces, all in order to provide platforms...

  • Essayist

    George Berdes has worked as a journalist, teacher, editor and in international affairs in Washington, D.C. and several foreign countries. He is a 1953 graduate of Marquette University's College of Journalism, where he eventually served on the...

  • Natural Sciences Instructor

    George Stone lives in Milwaukee, where he teaches at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Stone teaches Earth Science, General Geology, Weather Fundamentals, Climate Change Fundamentals and Energy in Nature, Technology and Society. He has also...

  • Material Culturalist

    Gianofer Fields is a freelance producer and reporter for NPR, BBC and Madison's WORT Community Radio. She says, “Once you seriously consider the objects you use to fill your emotional and functional needs, you will never see those things the...

  • Game Contributor

    James Lowder has worked in fiction and hobby game publishing for more than two decades. He is the editor of the award-winning anthologies Hobby Games: The 100 Best and Family Games, available in print and now in select ebook formats....

  • Essayist

    Jim Spangler comments on the life experiences we all share, drawing on a 40-year newspaper career in Human Resources and labor relations, following a business degree from the University of Iowa and a stint in the Marines.

    “After four...

  • Personal Finance Contributor

    As a volunteer financial educator and contributor to this program, Janet Tierney helps people develop the skills needed to achieve financial stability. Janet has used her business acumen and fundraising skills to benefit many area non-profit...

  • Astronomy Contributor

    To Dr. Jean Creighton, physics is the gateway to astronomy. She studied physics at the University of Athens and went on to earn a masters degree from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and a PhD in Astrophysics from the University...

  • Poet / Writer

    Jenny Benjamin is an award-winning poet and novelist. Over 30 of her poems have appeared in journals, including DIAGRAM, South Carolina Review, Fulcrum, Baltimore Review, Chelsea, and the Crab Orchard Review. Her first novel, ...

  • Sports Interview Contributor

    Jessie Garcia was Wisconsin's first female television sport anchor and has worked for WTMJ-TV since 1994. She is an award-winning journalist who hosted "The Mike Holmgren Show" and "The Mike McCarthy Show" and served as the Green Bay Packers...

  • Writer, Psychotherapist

    Joanne Nelson is a psychotherapist, educator and writer living in Hartland, WI with her family. She has published essays and poetry, and recently co-authored the build-a-book fiction project Where Do I Begin? One Woman’s Story.

  • Singer-songwriter

    Having written songs for over twenty artists, including Dwight Yoakam, The Bodeans and Jerry Harrison, John Sieger still has a few left over. He has used them in bands going back to the...

  • Writer, Scientist

    Judy Steininger is a Professor Emerita at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where she teaches chemistry and literature classes, and leads the Great Books Dinner and...

  • Culinary Contributor

    Kyle Cherek is a culinary historian, food essayist, and host of the Emmy Award-winning television show Wisconsin Foodie on PBS. For over a decade, he has chronicled regional food...

  • Adventurer

    Lauren Groh lives in the Milwaukee area, where she graduated from UWM with a degree in journalism. She writes a camp and travel blog in her free time, and can often be found hiking in Wisconsin’s state parks with her wife, and other family and...

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