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From ‘Girl Reporter’ to Wisconsin’s First Female Sports Anchor

I was born in Madison in 1970. My mom is Jewish and from Long Island. My dad is Catholic, Mexican, and from Chicago. They met in the VISTA program (Volunteers in Service to America) and settled in Madison. Photos by Gary Porter “In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Madison felt magical to me. At age ten …

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Jessie Garcia | Milwaukee, WI

“Music always makes sense. That’s why I keep coming back to it.”

I write songs. That’s what I do. And it’s a job, so I drive around the country and sell those songs door to door like a vacuum cleaner salesman. Photo by Adam Blackbourn I was born just outside of Houston, Texas, but I don’t have any memories of Texas. Before I was able to be …

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Buffalo Nichols| Milwaukee, WI

“Music is the thing that brings me the most happiness.”

My parents never forced me into music and were always super encouraging. My mom’s family is a singing family and she’s a jazz singer who’s been playing my whole life. Growing up we had a family piano and guitar in the house and a big basket of toy instruments—these were the toys I wanted to …

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Isaac DeBroux-Slone | Madison, WI