Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television Features Beloit Anthropologist Bill Green

July 23, 2014

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Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television Features Beloit Anthropologist Bill Green

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 Beloit’s Bill Green in the new episode premiering 8 p.m. Monday, July 28 on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT).

As the director of Beloit College’s Logan Museum of Anthropology, Bill Green leads anthropology students in their studies of Native American artifacts. But Green’s work isn’t just about preservation; it’s also about returning artifacts to their rightful owners. That’s because the Logan Museum aims to determine who rightfully owns the artifacts so that the items can be returned to native nations.  

Tune into Wisconsin Life to learn how Green finds artifacts’ rightful owners. This episode of Wisconsin Life will also feature other stories from across the state, including a Madison actress who is one of Taliesin's most popular tour guides and a Janesville resident whose obsession with cookie jars led to an enormous collection.

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. 

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