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

September 17, 2019

After collaborating with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and classrooms and educators across the state, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education has released Kindness in the Classroom, a new, multi-part video series designed to give pre-k and kindergarten educators insight into the positive impacts of teaching mindfulness in a classroom setting….

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

August 6, 2019

Fifty years after half a million young people journeyed to a dairy farm in upstate New York for a concert, a new American Experience film, Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation examines the tumultuous decade that led to the historic musical festival – and the stories behind the cultural event that became the defining…

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

May 2, 2019

Through incredible, lesser-known stories of familiar history, the PBS series Breakthrough – The Ideas That Changed the World captures the secrets of today’s world through surprising accidents, colorful characters, and moments of joy and despair. Breakthrough presents six iconic modern objects through thousands of years of historical precedents. What discoveries came first? Which inventions and ideas paved…

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

April 17, 2019

For the first time ever, the annual Wisconsin Public Television Auction will be an online-exclusive event – and it all begins May 1! We invite bidders to take part in the fun for a chance to win a wide variety of merchandise and services from Wisconsin businesses and individuals. Proceeds from Auction support WPT programs,…

Tune In: Meet the Hedgehogs Premiering on WPT April 7

April 5, 2019

Yes, that is rock legend and former lead guitarist of Queen, Brian May and yes, he is cradling a curled-up hedgehog. Featured in a new documentary hosted by British naturalist Steven Backshall (pictured at right), Meet the Hedgehogs uncovers the secretive life of the world’s most popular spiny mammal and reveals current efforts to protect them….

Tune in: Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970

March 15, 2019

What is it about Joni Mitchell that connects so deeply with audiences? Perhaps it’s because her songs can express things within ourselves that we sometimes struggle to put into words. We listen to her music and we understand. Whatever quality it is that grants a sense of clarity on both reality and the imaginary, Joni’s…

Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club-Q&A With Holly De Ruyter

March 14, 2019

Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club is a documentary premiering 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14 on Wisconsin Public Television. The documentary explores the cultural and historical events that shaped supper club culture in the badger state. Current supper club owners and patrons discuss the institution’s past and imagine its future. Filmmaker and WPT…

Michael Perry: How Ya Doin’ – Q&A With Program Co-Producers

March 5, 2019

Michael Perry: How Ya Doin’ is a new television special with an old twist. In the program, premiering 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 on Wisconsin Public Television, celebrated Wisconsin author and humorist Michael Perry looks back on his Clodhopper tales of life in Wisconsin with an eye toward the ways his stories of the past connect us…