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Release Date: Mon, Sep 16, 2019

2019 Jerry Awards Airs Monday, Sept. 30 on Wisconsin Public Television

High school students from across Wisconsin will be featured in a televised broadcast of the 2019 Jerry Awards, honoring the top high school musical theater performances from around the state.

Release Date: Tue, Sep 10, 2019

WPT Partners With Global Leader in Mindfulness Research For New Educator Resources

After collaborating with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education has released Kindness in the Classroom, a new, multi-part video series designed to give pre-k and kindergarten educators insight into the positive impacts of teaching mindfulness in a classroom setting. The series focuses on implementing the Kindness Curriculum, a free 24-lesson mindfulness-based guide designed for early learners, researched and developed by the Center for Healthy Minds, a global leader in the scientific research of the mind, emotions and well-being. The video series and accompanying resources are now available for free online access at WPTeducation.org/kindness.

Release Date: Tue, Jul 2, 2019

Concerts on the Square’s “Film Night” Celebrates Music From Hollywood on Wisconsin Public Television

Concerts on the Square®, featuring the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Concertmaster Suzanne Beia, returns to Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20 with a performance titled Film Night.

Release Date: Fri, May 24, 2019

New WPT Special Explores Youth Music Festival Near Shores of Lake Superior

A new special from Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) captures live chamber music performances from talented young artists and world-renowned musicians at Madeline Island Chamber Music, a residential summer music festival located near the shores of Lake Superior. Music From Madeline Island, premieres 8 p.m. Monday, June 10 on Wisconsin Public Television. Viewers can watch the full program online now at https://bit.ly/30KMPI3.

Release Date: Mon, Apr 29, 2019

New WPT Documentary Explores Lasting Impact of Trauma and New Approaches to Care

A new Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) documentary addresses the lasting impact of trauma on children, adults and the lives of those around them – and looks to new approaches to assist survivors.

Release Date: Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Click, Bid and Win During WPT’s First Ever Online-Exclusive Auction

In 2019, for the first time ever, the annual Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Auction will be an online-exclusive event, without a televised broadcast component.

Release Date: Mon, Apr 1, 2019

New WPT Documentary Explores Wisconsin’s Rural Communities

Journey through four seasons in western Wisconsin to discover personal portraits of rural residents and the increasing challenges they face.

Release Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2019

New WPT Special Features Wisconsin Author and Humorist Michael Perry

Michael Perry: How Ya Doin' is a new television special with an old twist. In the new program premiering 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 on Wisconsin Public Television, Celebrated Wisconsin author and humorist Michael Perry looks back on his "Clodhopper" tales of life in Wisconsin with an eye toward the ways his stories of the past connect us to the future.

Release Date: Mon, Feb 25, 2019

New WPT Documentary Explores Ojibwe Connections to Ma’iingan: Brother Wolf

Ma'iingan: Brother Wolf, a new documentary, premieres 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 on Wisconsin Public Television. Ma'iingan, Ojibwe for "wolf," plays an essential role in the creation traditions of the native and tribal communities surrounding Lake Superior. From the beginning, Ma'iingan walked in tandem with Anishinaabe, or Original Man, before they diverged into separate but parallel paths that have remained connected through time.

Release Date: Thu, Feb 21, 2019

New WPT Education Resource Explores Life of Hmong-American Community Leader

Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education has released a new Wisconsin Biographies story titled Joe Bee Xiong: War to Peace. Wisconsin Biographies is a collection of free educational, online media resources that uses the stories of famous Wisconsinites to enrich grade school social studies and literacy curriculum. Joe Bee Xiong: War to Peace is available online at WPTeducation.org.