Release Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television Features Fire Hooper Sarah Sparkles

For More Information:Jonna Mayberry, WPT publicist, [email protected]: Wisconsin Life "Fire Hooper" Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television Features Fire Hooper Sarah Sparkles Wisconsin Life continues to highlight the stories of notable Wisconsinites — from Waukesha to Washburn and everywhere in between — bringing to life the humorous, surprising and sometimes emotional tales of those who call Wisconsin home.With the return of new episodes of Wisconsin Life, viewers can see all-new stories from different communities across the state. These stories include that of hula hooper Sarah Sparkles in the new episode premiering 8 p.m. Monday, July 21 on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT). Sarah Sparkles loves hula hooping … and fire. She combines both elements in a fiery sport. Sparkles' hooping technique is impeccable, but she wasn't always so experienced. In fact, the first time she tried hula hooping, she couldn't keep it up. Yet, after a week of constant practice, she was hooked. Today, she teaches hooping in Madison and performs in fiery shows that light up the night.Tune into Wisconsin Life to see why Sparkles' technique really is on fire. This episode of Wisconsin Life will also feature other stories from across the state, including a stargazer who built his own planetarium, and a Milwaukee-based gospel group that has been performing together for 50 years.Wisconsin Life is a partnership project of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. In addition to the television program, audio reports can be heard on Wednesday and Friday at 6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. during Morning Edition, and on Central Time at 4:45 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Funding provided by the Alliant Energy, Lowell and Mary Peterson, the L.E. Phillips Family Foundation, the Wisconsin Humanities Council, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.-END-

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