People

  • Jazz Host/We Live Up Here Contributor

    Ardis Berghoff is a freelance writer and editor who lives in the Northwoods. She writes about business, the arts and culture for a living. She's also been an avid jazz fan ever since her dad played recordings of Dick Buckley's radio show for...

  • We Live Up Here Contributor

    Elizabeth (Beth) Tornes is a freelance writer and poet. 

    She has published three award-winning poetry collections, Between the Dog and the Wolf (2016) New Moon (2013) and Snowbound (2011...

  • Commentator - Northwoods Moment in History

    In addition to being a historian and educator, Gary R. Entz serves on WXPR's Board of Directors and writes WXPR's A Northwoods Moment in History which is heard Wednesdays on WXPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

    After serving...

  • Commentator - Field Notes

    Gretchen Gerrish works for UW-Madison's Trout Lake Station through the Center for Limnology. She studies how evolutionary and ecological processes interact to allow natural systems to deal with change over time.

    Most of her work focuses...

  • We Live Up Here Contributor

    James M. Skibo is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University. He is the author of five books, including two written for the general audience, Ants for Breakfast, and Bear Cave Hill.

  • Winter Intern 2018-2019

    Born and raised in Beloit, WI, Joshua Junig and family now call Harshaw and the Northwoods WI their home. Joshua is a junior at Carroll University in Waukesha majoring in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics with a minor in Communications.

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  • We Live Up Here Contributor

    Larry Lapachin was born and raised in Ironwood, Michigan, and currently lives along the shores of Lake Superior. Keeping to his Yooper roots, Larry has been making pasties at Joe’s Pasty Shop in Rhinelander since 2004. His educational...

  • Mackenzie worked at WXPR from 2016-2019 in various roles. She started as the Operations Director and Morning Edition host, then moved into the position of Features Editor and Morning Edition host. Mackenzie is passionate about...

  • Commentator - Field Notes

    Scott Bowe is the Director of Kemp Natural Resources Station and Professor & Wood Products Extension Specialist in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scott works closely with the forest...

  • Commentator - Field Notes

    Susan Knight works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Limnology at Trout Lake Station and collaborates closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  She is involved in many aspects of aquatic plants, including...

  • Commentator - Wildlife Matters

    The Masked Biologist is a weekly commentator on WXPR talking about natural resources and wildlife in the Northwoods. He is anonymous so that he can separate his professional life as a biologist from his personal feelings about the natural world...