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Release Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Wisconsin’s PBS Stations to Begin At-Home Learning Broadcasts Monday, March 30

As schools in Wisconsin have closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, PBS Wisconsin and Milwaukee PBS announce an ambitious plan, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, to support at-home learning for students and families by broadcasting a new weekday television schedule of programming with digital resources that connect to Wisconsin’s state academic standards. Beginning Monday, March 30, PBS Wisconsin will dedicate the 5 a.m.-5 p.m. daytime weekday schedule on The Wisconsin Channel, or PBS Wisconsin-2, and Milwaukee PBS will dedicate the 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daytime weekday schedule on WMVT 36.1 to educational programming that includes specific blocks of time for pre-K through 12th grade levels and covers subjects, including English language arts, social studies, science and math.

Release Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate Special To Be Broadcast Friday, March 27

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Daniel Kelly and Jill Karofsky will discuss issues central to their campaigns for a seat on the state’s highest court in a candidate special that will be broadcast statewide 7 p.m. Friday, March 27.

Release Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2020

New PBS Wisconsin Documentary Acapocalypse! A Cappella’s New Note Premieres Tuesday, March 31

Acapocalypse! A Cappella’s New Note, an upcoming hour-long documentary, follows three Wisconsin high school vocal groups as they prepare for and perform in the Port Washington Acapocalypse, an annual a cappella festival celebrating the best young a cappella groups from around the state. Acapocalypse! A Cappella’s New Note, will premiere 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 on PBS Wisconsin. The full program will also be available for live streaming on PBS Wisconsin’s Facebook page and available for viewing on the day of the broadcast at pbswisconsin.org.

Release Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2020

New PBS Wisconsin Education Resource Explores Life of Recycling Pioneer and Sauk County Native Milly Zantow

PBS Wisconsin Education has released a new Wisconsin Biographies story titled Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary. Wisconsin Biographies is a collection of free educational, online media resources to share the stories of notable Wisconsinites and enrich grade school social studies and literacy curriculum. Milly Zantow: Recycling Revolutionary is available online at pbswisconsineducation.org. Created as part of the Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Sauk Prairie project, this new Wisconsin Biographies story explores the life of Milly Zantow, a courageous changemaker in the world of recycling.

Release Date: Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Garden & Landscape Expo Offers Spring-like Respite Feb. 7-9

As winter settles over Wisconsin, the 27th-annual PBS Wisconsin Garden & Landscape Expo brings a bit of spring-like warmth to the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 7-9. Event hours are: noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

Release Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2019

New PBS Wisconsin Special Features Wisconsin Author and Humorist Michael Perry

In the all-new PBS Wisconsin special, Michael Perry: Where I Come From, the bestselling Wisconsin author, humorist and musician shares stories of growing up in rural Wisconsin, revealing how his family, friends and life experiences shaped his work.

Release Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2019

PBS Wisconsin Celebrates Life and Career of Legendary UW-Madison Band Director Mike Leckrone in New Documentary Nov. 26

One of a kind. A legend. Wisconsin’s Showman. For 50 years, Professor Michael Leckrone led the University of Wisconsin-Madison bands, providing the energy and school spirit for major sporting events, cultivating the lasting traditions of the annual Spring Varsity Band Concerts and inspiring generations of students who marched and performed under his direction.

Release Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2019

Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Sauk Prairie Premieres on WPT Oct. 29  

The new public television documentary Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Sauk Prairie premieres on Wisconsin Public Television 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Release Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2019

Around the Farm Table Premieres Thursday, Oct. 3 on Wisconsin Public Television

Join fourth-generation organic dairy farmer Inga Witscher for a new season of Around the Farm Table, shining a spotlight on Midwestern farmers and artisan food producers with recipes, stories and a lot of fun. Season 7 premieres 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Release Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2019

New Season of Wisconsin Life With Host Angela Fitzgerald Premieres Oct. 3

The seventh season of Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) offers plenty to get excited about. Host Angela Fitzgerald connects viewers with people whose passions, experiences and expertise celebrate the best of Wisconsin, introducing new stories from every corner of our state. The new season premieres 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 on WPT.