Ready, Set… GARDEN!

May 4, 2018

Whether you planted your bulbs last year or are still mulling over mulch, WPT has inspiration for your weekend digging. Our video archives and broadcast programs offer handy tips with visual cues that bring ideas to life. Read on for more!

Earth Day, Every Day – And All Through April on WPT

March 27, 2018

Wisconsin has a lot to celebrate as we think about Earth Day – now and all through the month of April. We’re the home of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson and pioneering wildlife ecologist Aldo Leopold, as well as the members of Native nations who continue to care for the land they still inhabit. Check…

Remembering Stephen Hawking

March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking, who passed away last night at the age of 76, had a long connection with public television – as you might expect for someone who promoted curiosity and big questions about the universe. As Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted in tribute,  “His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not…

The Science Behind 100 Years of Wisconsin Broadcasting

November 1, 2017

Four days. 285+ events. Endless fun. The Wisconsin Science Festival takes place Nov. 2-5, and Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio are once again looking forward to being a part of the event! The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration for all ages, with engaging events such as hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances,…

Nature returns to Wisconsin with “Charlie and the Curious Otters”

October 25, 2017

Two weeks, two episodes of Nature with Wisconsin ties… we swear this isn’t just an excuse to post adorable images of baby animals, but it sure is a good opportunity to do so! “Charlie and the Curious Otters” takes us to the Amazon, the UK, a crystal-clear river in Florida and the Wild Instincts wildlife…

Who are the Canids in Your Neighborhood? “Nature” Knows.

October 10, 2017

Foxes can make their homes almost anywhere. Nature‘s episode “Fox Tales,” premiering 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, takes viewers to the homes they’ve created along the rugged Newfoundland coast and into the Arctic tundra of Manitoba. But some footage may seem more familiar to Wisconsin viewers: the streets and yards of Madison’s University Heights neighborhood,…

This Wisconsin Native Living in Alaska Wants WPT Viewers to Watch Wild Alaska Live!

July 21, 2017

Meet Lewis Pagel, an Edgerton, Wisconsin native, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh alum and a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan who moved to the Arctic town of Kotzebue, Alaska 10 years ago. We couldn’t think of anyone better to tell us why we should watch the three-part  Wild Alaska Live starting this Sunday night at 7 on…

25 Favorite Wisconsin Programs of 2016

December 28, 2016

As the year comes to a close, we were curious to see which programs with local ties connected with Wisconsin Public Television viewers the most over the past 12 months. We peeked at website data and took note of all the comments you made by email and phone to compile a list of locally produced programming that warmed your heart,…