Scenes of the 2013 Capitol Christmas tree, from farm to rotunda.
Credit: Breann Schossow/WPR
The Story Behind The Capitol Christmas Tree
Every year, holiday decorations at the Capitol include Christmas trees donated by a Wisconsinite. WPR’s Breann Schossow tells us more about this tradition and the man behind this year’s tree.
I loved telling this story.
"Shake" by The Head and The Heart is all I’m listening to this week.
"But as the years passed and my journalistic experience grew, I gradually realized that the power of words was not something that I, the journalist, bestowed on the people and communities I covered.
The power, I came to understand, was in the stories that people chose to share. I was merely a conduit for the dissemination of those stories. I began to see how journalists could frame the story, to give it context and depth, but that we could not own the story. I came to see that I did not give voice to others, but that my role was to amplify authoritative voices that lacked only access to the means to spread their messages.” - Raul Ramirez