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…

Behind the Scenes: Students Attend State Superintendent Debate in WPT Studios

April 11, 2017

“We’re rolling in 3…2…1…” Students rarely get to see politics in action. Often, they don’t even get a chance to meet the candidates, let alone watch a debate live and participate. But last month, a group of students from Bay View Middle School in the Howard-Suamico School District located near Green Bay did just that….

Will technology save the planet?

April 18, 2011

Watch Nova: Power Surge at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 on Wisconsin Public Television. We’ve seen the high-efficiency windmills and have screwed in compact flourescent bulbs, but is that enough to make up for years of burning coal and petroleum for our energy? These particular advances are just the start of a technological revolution aimed…