The Latest Articles from WPT

The latest news and insider information from Wisconsin Public Television.

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Around the Farm Table Blog: Silos and Sledgehammers

If it’s Thursday, Wisconsin Public Television programs are Made in Wisconsin! Producer and videographer (and determined backroads navigator) Colin Crowley...

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Around the Farm Table Blog: Endless Summer

Producer and videographer (and occasional goat wrangler) Colin Crowley is back, with a behind-the-scenes look at the second episode of...

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Introducing our Around the Farm Table blog – now with more goats!

Around the Farm Table returns tomorrow night, with all-new episodes 7:30 p.m. Thursdays following Wisconsin Life! Join host Inga Witscher...

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Join us Oct. 3 for a new season of Wisconsin Life!

We’re just two days away from the new season of Wisconsin Life, premiering 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 on Wisconsin...

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with WPT!

From Sept. 15-Oct. 15, we celebrate the contributions and presence of Hispanic and Latinx Americans in the United States through...

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Q&A – New WPT Education Resource: Kindness in the Classroom

After collaborating with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and classrooms and educators across the state,...

Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Enjoy Ken Burns’ Country Music with a Wisconsin twist

After many months of anticipation, we’re thrilled to share Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns with Wisconsin Public Television...

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

See You This Week at Quilt Expo!

We’re just two days away from Quilt Expo 2019 — Sept. 5-7 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in...

Sun, Aug 25, 2019

What We Watch: Sigrid Peterson

Sigrid Peterson, online content editor for Wisconsin Public Television, manages much of the content that livens up WPT’s web presence....

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Tune In: American Experience: Woodstock – Three Days That Defined A Generation

Fifty years after half a million young people journeyed to a dairy farm in upstate New York for a concert,...

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Remembering Toni Morrison

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, a literary giant whose work transcended race and time, has died at the age of 88...

Wed, Jul 24, 2019

Quilt Expo 2019: Sept. 5-7 in Madison, Wisconsin

Tickets are now on sale for the ultimate quilting adventure! Join us Sept. 5-7 in Madison for the 15th-annual Quilt Expo,...

Thu, Jul 18, 2019

Friends of WPT Board: Meet Masood Akhtar

Elected to the Board of the Friends of Wisconsin Public Television just a few months ago, Masood Akhtar, of Middleton,...

Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Q&A: Thomas Allen Harris, Family Pictures USA

We know our family history through the images we retain: albums, videos, memories. What kind of story do these images...

Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Meet Molly of Denali!

The newest PBS Kids star debuts Monday, July 15 – and she’s already breaking new ground. Molly of Denali follows the adventures...

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Look to the stars: Summer of Space is here!

As we near the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, PBS brings viewers the...

Fri, Jun 21, 2019

What We Watch: Mouna Algahaithi

Mouna Algahaithi, WPT’s new education engagement specialist, started at the station as an education and community engagement intern in May...

Thu, Jun 6, 2019

What We Watch: Deb Piper

Deb Piper, producer and manager of remote production, has worked in public broadcasting for 30 years – almost all of...

Mon, Jun 3, 2019

Director’s Cut season finale: John Whitehead

We wrap up Season 12 of Director’s Cut with an excellent music documentary. Director John Whitehead rolls into town to...

Fri, May 31, 2019

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride this June on WPT!

Diverse perspectives contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the culture and diversity of Wisconsin residents. Fifty years after...

Thu, May 30, 2019

Director’s Cut: Yinan Wang, Yujin Wang and Dick Blau, Yen Ching

While watching this week’s Director’s Cut, prepare to find yourself craving Chinese food (I’m a Kung Pao Chicken guy). The documentary Yen Ching takes...

Wed, May 22, 2019

Director’s Cut: Shorts

This week on Director’s Cut, we switch things up a bit by focusing on short films. Tune in as I welcome...

Wed, May 15, 2019

Director’s Cut: Keri Pickett and Roy Blakey, The Fabulous Ice Age

It’s all about about the golden age of figure skating on this week’s Director’s Cut! I was delighted to welcome director/producer/cinematographer...

Fri, May 10, 2019

Q&A – Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories

After addressing issues of gun violence in the 2016 documentary Too Many Candles, Wisconsin Public Television’s Frederica Freyberg wanted to...

Tue, May 7, 2019

Director’s Cut: Carol Brandt, Pet Names

This week on Director’s Cut, it’s my pleasure to welcome director Carol Brandt, discussing her film Pet Names. Pet Names...

Thu, May 2, 2019

Tune In: “Breakthrough” presents Ideas That Changed The World

Through incredible, lesser-known stories of familiar history, the PBS series Breakthrough – The Ideas That Changed the World captures the secrets of...

Wed, May 1, 2019

Director’s Cut: Michael McGuire, “Aquarians”

Welcome to Season 12 of Director’s Cut on Wisconsin Public Television. Helping us shout “Action!” this Friday night is director Michael...

Wed, Apr 24, 2019

What We Watch: Holly De Ruyter, WPT History Producer

History producer Holly De Ruyter is the producer of a documentary about UW Varsity Band director Prof. Mike Leckrone that...

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Q&A: Prof. Mike Leckrone, UW Varsity Band

Over his 50-year career leading the University of Wisconsin Bands, Prof. Mike Leckrone has often spoken of “moments of happiness”...

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Click, Bid & Win! WPT Online-Exclusive Auction Runs May 1-14

For the first time ever, the annual Wisconsin Public Television Auction will be an online-exclusive event – and it all...