Hmong Food in Wisconsin

December 17, 2018

As we continue to celebrate the many food traditions that have developed throughout our state, we recognize the stories of Hmong families and extended clans who have made Wisconsin their home. Lucy Lor’s story in Wisconsin Life‘s Food Traditions series is an inspiring example of how food can link different times and places in our…

The Great American Read: Michael Perry shares his picks

September 11, 2018

It’s here! Tune in 7 p.m. tonight for the fall kickoff episode of The Great American Read. There’s plenty of action to come, both on TV and in our continuing series of Wisconsin authors. Today we present WPT/WPR favorite and The New York Times bestselling essayist Michael Perry, of New Auburn. The paperback of his latest book, Montaigne…

WPT Producer Joel Waldinger Shares His Wisconsin Life

August 13, 2018

Wisconsin Life relies on its producers to tell the stories of the people who make the show what it is. Their abilities to capture the emotion off camera and present it on camera is truly inspiring. One of those talented producers is Joel Waldinger. Ahead of this season’s premiere 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, we…

WPT ‘Wisconsin Life’ Story Wins 2018 National Murrow Award

June 20, 2018

Wisconsin Public Television’s Wisconsin Life story Jaxon’s Wish has been honored with a 2018 Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) National Edward R. Murrow Award. The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news. Jaxon’s Wish shares how Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Brewers teamed up to make young…

‘Wisconsin Life’ Project Welcomes Maureen McCollum

June 18, 2018

Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wisconsin Life project is excited to welcome Maureen McCollum to the team! Maureen is now a producer for Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio. While new to this role, Maureen is not new to WPR, or even Wisconsin Life. Maureen started her journey with WPR as a La Crosse-based…

Top 5 Most-Watched Videos From Wisconsin Life’s Fifth Season

March 12, 2018

Season five of Wisconsin Life produced some of our most memorable stories yet. On our Facebook page, we had over 137,000 views from our top five most-viewed stories alone. In celebration of the completion of season five, we’ve compiled our top five most-watched stories:

Behind the Scenes With Wisconsin Life: Have You Seen a Flower Grow?

February 26, 2018

Rodney Lambright II is a Television Artist, Animator and Producer in the Scenic and Animation department at Wisconsin Public Television. Lambright’s original project, Something About a Flower, has been featured on WisconsinLife.org and on the Wisconsin Life series. Lambright recently created his final Something About a Flower comic for Wisconsin Life. As this chapter of Wisconsin Life…

Five Questions With “Wisconsin Life” Team Member Ryan Ward

February 9, 2018

Ryan Ward is a producer, editor and videographer for Wisconsin Public Television’s Wisconsin Life project.  A native of Indiana, he moved to the Badger State six years ago and has been a part of Wisconsin Life from the start.  I got a chance to sit down with Ryan and learn more about his experiences with the…