Barry Lynn is an iconic Western Wisconsin personality. An interpretive dancer of 60 years, he cuts a flamboyant and daring path through more conservative Northwoods' culture. Steve Betchkal interviewed him just before his 100th birthday, and his public birthday celebration performance.?More >>
The holidays can be hard on anyone who's grieving over the loss of a loved one. 12-year-old Dani Morrow from Osseo, Wisconsin was dealing with not one, but two losses over Christmas. WQOW's Emily Valerio shows how a group of strangers banded together to deliver a surprise she'll never forget. This piece was a day turn shot, written and edited by Emily.
The neurological brain disorder we call dyslexia is as common as it is confounding. As many as one in five people may be dealing with symptoms. We invested a month in researching this complicated issue, and hoped to build the story around Addison, a bright, charming, and lively 11-year-old Eau Claire girl who is learning to deal with the everyday demands of a disorder that is frustrating, but entirely beatable.More >>
Tattoos are painful, permanent, and more popular than ever. But if you get one, you need to be prepared for the judgment that goes with it, in both your personal and professional lives. In this two-part series, we examined the culture surrounding tattoos. Over the course of several weeks, we polled businesses, artists, and people on the street about body art and what, if anything, it might say about a person.More >>
Because of the day off from work and the warm summer weather, the 4th of July is typically a day to celebrate outdoors with your favorite people. We call it Independence Day, but perhaps -- for reasons relating to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- we should reconsider that?More >>
Five stories, all shot, written, & edited by Steve Betchkal. Hulaballoo, Hawk Walk, A Summer Production, Keeping Time, Play Time.More >>