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My Wisconsin Backyard will give you the opportunity to discover all of the amazing outdoor activities and some delicious recipes from right here in Wisconsin.

BOLD Skiing

The Blind Outdoor Leisure Development program makes skiing for those without sight possible by pairing them up with guides. This week we tell you more about this inspirational group.

BOLD’s¬†purpose is to allow the blind and visually impaired to experience outdoor sports and leisure activities while developing their social and athletic skills.

Prohibition

Join Milwaukee PBS as the producers of My Wisconsin Backyard explore how Milwaukee became the brew city, survived the prohibition era, and how the jazz scene began to rise during that time. Hear from the granddaughter of Al Capone, as well as the great grandson of Frederick Miller. We’ll show you how the city continues to be a leader in the brewing industry today.

For the duration of prohibition (which lasted until 1933), Milwaukee residents used various methods to obtain alcohol while local politicians attempted to modify, and then overturn, prohibition laws. At the same time federal agents struggled to keep Milwaukee dry.