WPT's "In Wisconsin" Features a Talented Young Pianist From Madison

March 23, 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) features reports on a talented young pianist, a new hobby inspired by global positioning systems (GPS), a violin teacher giving the gift of music to kids who cannot afford music lessons, the largest research study on Wisconsin’s white-tail deer herd and what it takes to design green buildings.
 

The newsmagazine airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 on WPT and is available in high definition. The program also will air at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3 on Milwaukee’s MPTV and on WDSE-TV in Duluth at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 3.
 

In Wisconsin profiles Ariela Bohrod, a talented young pianist from Madison who was one of four finalists in the 2011 Bolz Young Artist Competition. WPT will broadcast the final round of the competition, Wisconsin Young Artists Compete: The Final Forte, at 8 p.m. Monday, March 28.

Reporter Liz Koerner also reports on Madison violin teacher Bonnie Greene creator of the Music Makers, a program that provides lessons and loaned instruments to kids who cannot afford them. Funded by private donations, Music Makers is currently providing lessons and instruments at three community centers.

The popularity of handheld global positioning devices has led to the hobby of “geocaching.”  A cache is hidden in a public space; then clues and GPS coordinates are posted on the Web. GPS users locate the cache and track their activity on a logbook and on the geocaching website. Discover how special events, like the “Green Bay Challenge” bring geocachers together for a day of adult hide-n-seek.  Andy Soth reports.

Some hunters are concerned that Wisconsin deer herds are being decimated by predators. In Wisconsin Reporter Frederica Freyberg looks at how the DNR is responding to the issue with a massive field research project never before attempted in Wisconsin.

For more than 35 years, a nonprofit architectural group, the Design Coalition, has designed and built energy-efficient environmentally friendly buildings. The coalition’s mission is the greening of American architecture. Patty Loew explores what it takes to be “green” in the field of architecture.

This program’s video postcard features Wequiock Falls in Brown 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 #919
In Wisconsin features reports on a talented young pianist, a hobby inspired by global positioning systems, a violin teacher who has created a program for kids who cannot afford music lessons, the largest research study on Wisconsin’s white-tail deer herd and what it takes to design green buildings.