WPT Premieres a New Season of Wisconsin Life

September 15, 2016

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Jonna Mayberry, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, jonnatha.mayberry@wpt.org  
Christine Sloan-Miller, executive producer, 608-263-7124, christine.sloan-miller@wpt.org

WPT Premieres a New Season of Wisconsin Life

Wisconsin Public Television brings viewers closer to the state's most fascinating people when Wisconsin Life returns with all-new episodes beginning 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

The award-winning WPT series dedicated to telling personal and engaging stories about Wisconsin people and places kicks off the new season with its premiere episode, “Up to the Challenge.” The premiere episode invites viewers to meet a determined University of Wisconsin-Whitewater athlete, a Green Bay collector who restores classic arcade games, a Hartland wooden mask carver, a honey bee breeder who has found sweet success on her Washington Island farm, and a Two Rivers resident who’s crafted a song about the fading manufacturing era.

In addition, the new season will tour the state — from farms to bustling cities — introducing us to an Eau Claire man who’s passionate about “The Andy Griffith Show,” a Waunakee Rubik’s Cube record holder, a Ripon couple who raise Clydesdales, Prairie du Chien’s burger mainstay, and much more.

Wisconsin Life episodes and extras can be found online, anytime on WisconsinLife.org.

Wisconsin Life is a partnership project of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. In addition to the television program, audio stories can be heard on Wednesday and Friday at 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. during Morning Edition, on Central Time at 4:15 on Mondays and Wednesdays, and on the Joy Cardin Show Fridays at 6:55 a.m.

Funding for Wisconsin Life is provided by Alliant Energy, Lowell and Mary Peterson, 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.

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