Q&A – Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories

May 10, 2019

After addressing issues of gun violence in the 2016 documentary Too Many Candles, Wisconsin Public Television’s Frederica Freyberg wanted to tackle another issue that seemed too big to address in the same program. Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories premieres 8 p.m Monday, May 13. and is available to watch online now. The one-hour film, produced by Freyberg,…

Q&A: Andy Soth, Portraits From Rural Wisconsin

March 25, 2019

Portraits From Rural Wisconsin premieres 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11 on Wisconsin Public Television. Through a series of interwoven personal essays, see why some western Wisconsin residents still say that “rural life is the best life” – even in the face of hardship and change. Producer/reporter Andy Soth, whose work has appeared on Here & Now,…

WPT’s “Here & Now” Welcomes the New Year With a New Look

January 5, 2017

New year, new Here & Now set! Here & Now‘s look has been completely revamped – from a brand-new set design to deeper story possibilities and a fresh logo. Go behind the scenes in WPT’s studios to view the set rebuild, reflect on Here & Now’s history, and hear from Here & Now anchor Frederica Freyberg and Here &…

Celebrating the Life of John Glenn

December 9, 2016

As we continue to celebrate the life and achievements of John Glenn, who passed away Thursday, watch this 2012 PBS NewsHour interview with the astronaut and former senator discussing his groundbreaking mission to become the first American to orbit the Earth. Join us on Wisconsin Public Television Monday night at 9 for a special presentation…

Meet the MacArthur Winners – on WPT and WPR

September 23, 2016

As we learned the names of the new MacArthur Fellows yesterday – winners of the so-called “genius grants” – we celebrate members of the class of 2016 with Wisconsin roots and those whose work has appeared on WPT. Some names (like last year’s winner Lin-Manuel Miranda) may seem more familiar than others, but all offer…

Q&A: Behind the Scenes in the New Season of “Wisconsin Life”

September 20, 2016

Since the Wisconsin Life project began more than four years ago, producer/reporter Joel Waldinger has been just one of the producers who has worked with WPT videographers to spotlight people and their passions all around the state. As we get ready for Wisconsin Life’s Season 4 broadcast premiere on Thursday, Sept. 22, check out our Q&A to…

WPT Previews – Too Many Candles: Milwaukee Gun Violence

May 4, 2016

“We gather with far too many candles …” Those are words of grief shared at a citywide vigil in Milwaukee for victims of gun violence. As the number of murders in the city has spiked in the past year, community members, police officials and city leaders are trying to answer questions that seem unanswerable as…

Here and Now: State Voter I.D. Information

April 4, 2016

As Wisconsin voters head to the polls Tuesday, it will be the largest election to date under Wisconsin’s new voter ID requirements. Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson joined Here and Now to outline what kinds of identification will be accepted at the polls, and how citizens who don’t yet have any can file a provisional…