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Backstage with Bruno: 'An American Mythology'

It's called "An American Mythology" and presented by Music Theatre of Madison. It's a collection of music and lyrics by multiple composers from Madison and Milwaukee. Each Friday, a new song drops. Let's check it out as we go behind the screens with Michael Bruno.

Dane County ends COVID-19 restrictions June 2

Dane County is poised to end all of its COVID restrictions starting tomorrow. Anyone who is fully vaccinated will have the choice to wear a mask inside a public place. Capacity and gathering limits will also be lifted, but businesses can still choose to require masks.

Consumer Reports: Knife sharpening knowhow

You use them every day, but chances are they don't get the TLC they need: we're talking about kitchen knives. If yours haven't been sharpened in the past few months, you're probably cutting, or trying to cut, with a dull knife.

Backstage with Bruno: A grand night for singing

The Verona High School Theatrical Department is producing their annual musical this weekend, and while it's going to be a virtual performance, it incorporates parts of their beautiful new performing arts center along with other parts of their new high school.

Charles in charge: MPD adds new K-9

There are very few things in life more important than adding another member to the family, and that's exactly what the Madison Police Department did this morning.

Here come the cicadas

Following a 17-year residency underground, billions -- yes, billions -- of cicadas will soon emerge.

Answering COVID-19 questions

The U.S. is hitting a vaccination milestone today with half of American adults now fully vaccinated. With the holiday weekend approaching, many will be gathering with friends and family, and some of them will be mask-free.

Don't forget the 'deetails'

However you spend your time outdoors -- camping, hiking or even just hanging out in your backyard -- it's important to protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes.

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information

Many people don't understand how much math and specifically geometry govern their everyday life. We even come out of the womb wanting to know where things are, what they look like and how to get from one place to another, all geometry. That's the topic of a new book, Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy and Everything Else. Author UW-Madison Mathematics Professor Jordan Ellenberg joins us today.

Meet the Pet of the Week: Annie

If you are looking for a new house pet that you would love to shower with treats, toys and affection, you may consider adopting Annie, a domestic shorthair cat from the Dane County Humane Society.

Wisconsin Historical Society celebrates Ada Deer

The Wisconsin Historical Society is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, the historical society is highlighting stories about some of Wisconsin's visionaries. One of them is Native American leader Ada Deer, a member of the Menominee tribe of Wisconsin.

Loper Report: Best movies and TV shows to watch this week

The weather is heating up and things are reopening, so the comfort of an air-conditioned movie theater might be just the ticket. Wil Loper is our man at the movies, and this week he watched all things from zombies to Borat to Aziz Ansari. Here he is to give us some tips on what to watch and what to avoid.