WPT's "In Wisconsin" Features Report on Work of Marshfield Metal Sculptor

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April 20, 2011

For More Information:
Lynn Brockmeyer, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, lynn.brockmeyer@wpt.org
Joel Waldinger, series producer, 608-890-2840, joel.waldinger@wpt.org
 

The next episode of In Wisconsin on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) showcases the work of In Wisconsin Reporter Jo Garrett, WPT Sound Recordist Brad Wray and WPT Videographer Frank Boll. As they head into retirement, In Wisconsin celebrates their contributions to WPT with reports on Jurustic Park, the eclectic art collection of a Marshfield metal sculptor, an ecofriendly lure that’s revolutionizing fishing and Milwaukee’s tree cop.

The newsmagazine airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 on WPT and is available in high definition. The program also will air at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 1 on Milwaukee’s MPTV and on WDSE-TV in Duluth at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1.

Metal Sculptor Clyde Wynia and his wife Nan have created an artistic oasis just outside of their home in Marshfield. Clyde loves to lead tours of his mammoth work of art called Jurustic Park where he insists his sculptures were not created but simply “excavated” from nearby McMillan Marsh.  

Waunakee resident Ben Hobbins is the creator of an ecofriendly fishing lure that stays on the hook. His invention will help address the problem of plastic lures that are lost in the world’s lakes and waters, which create environmental problems. See how Hobbins is revolutionizing fishing.

Viewers also meet Jim Kringer, an urban forestry inspector in Milwaukee, who over the past 40 years has helped create a lush urban forest in the city and in the process has been tagged with the nickname the “tree cop.”

This program's video postcard from WPT Videographer Frank Boll features soaring birds at Peninsula State Park in Door County.

To learn more about what is coming up on the series, visit the In Wisconsin website at wpt.org/inwisconsin where the “Producer’s Journal” blog offers behind-the-scenes insights and information about reports currently in production.

Funding for In Wisconsin is provided, in part, by Alliant Energy, and Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialists LLC of Milwaukee, Oshkosh and Minneapolis.

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.

 
DESCRIPTION: IN WISCONSIN #923
In Wisconsin reports on Jurustic Park, the eclectic art collection of a Marshfield metal sculptor, an ecofriendly lure that’s revolutionizing fishing and Milwaukee’s tree cop.