Lion pride, mental health and UW Varsity Band highlight September’s new programs

August 29, 2022 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

This September, learn more about efforts to combat America’s suicide crises, how a famed pride of lions is battling for survival in Kenya, and watch the UW Varsity Band perform after a two-year hiatus. Watch these programs on PBS Wisconsin or download the free PBS Video App on every device that you stream TV, including Roku, Apple TV, smart phones, smart TVs and more!

Facing Suicide

8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13

Explore the powerful stories of those impacted by suicide – one of America’s most urgent health crises – and journey to the front lines of research with scientists whose work is leading to better prevention and treatment.

Scattering CJ

9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13

Grieving mom Hallie Twomey put a call out on social media after losing her son CJ, an Air Force veteran, to suicide. Her request: to honor her son’s memory and love of travel by scattering his ashes in as many amazing places as possible.

Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride

8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14

This groundbreaking documentary tells the epic story of the famed Marsh pride of lions as it battles for survival in Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara Reserve. In a world where lions and humans are increasingly at odds, the film charts the rise and fall of the pride, which has been documented by the BBC for over 30 years. Featuring archival footage and testimony from those who have filmed the pride and lived alongside it, Lion is a powerful tale of shifting loyalties, bloody takeovers, complex family dynamics and sheer resilience.

UW Varsity Band Concert 2022

A band director faces the audience with the band standing behind him.

Corey Pompey, the Michael E. Leckrone director of athletic bands and associate director of bands, thanks the crowd during the final moments of the UW Varsity Band Spring Concert in the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on April 22, 2022. (Photo by Althea Dotzour / UW–Madison)

8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26

Third-year director Corey Pompey leads the UW Varsity Band through a mix of new material and familiar favorites, including a tribute to the music of Queen and a salute to members of our nation’s armed forces.

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