WPT's "In Wisconsin" Reports on Historical Work of Camp Madison Civilian Conservation Corps

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November 17, 2010

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) reports on Camp Madison Civilian Conservation Corps’ (CCC) historical work and a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) field research project that looks at the effects of predators on Wisconsin’s deer herds. The program also includes a report on Wisconsin’s first great scientist, Increase Lapham, and a way to bridge the generational and cultural gap for Hmong-Americans, especially at Thanksgiving.
 

The newsmagazine airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25 on WPT and is available in high definition. WPT will encore the program at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. The program also will air at 11:30 a.m. on Milwaukee’s MPTV and on WDSE-TV in Duluth at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.

The University of Wisconsin Arboretum in Madison is the site of the nation’s first restored prairie. This prairie restoration is the vision Aldo Leopold and built by members of the Camp Madison CCC. In Wisconsin Reporter Jo Garrett reports on the historical significance of the corps' work.

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.

A report by In Wisconsin Reporter Andy Soth on Increase Lapham kicks-off a new WPT initiative titled “Quest,” a project that delves into issues about Wisconsin's environment. Named Wisconsin’s first great scientist, Lapham was a self-taught renaissance man who dabbled in botany, archaeology, forestry and climatology. Discover how Lapham’s influence is still being felt in the state two hundred years after his birth. For more information on the Quest initiative, visit QuestWisconsin.org on the Web.

Bao Thao-Vang, nutrition educator for University of Wisconsin-Extension in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties, serves up healthy eating advice to the Hmong community. In Wisconsin Reporter Liz Koerner discovers how Vang is striving to bridge the growing cultural gap by infusing flavors from both cultures and from the old and new world.

In this episode’s video postcard, WPT Videographer Frank Boll captures the beauty of a lone White Pine in Douglas 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 Dental 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 #908
In Wisconsin reports on historical Camp Madison and a DNR field research project that looks at Wisconsin’s deer herd. The program also includes a report on Wisconsin’s first great scientist, Increase Lapham, and a way to bridge the generational and cultural gap for Hmong-Americans especially at Thanksgiving.

Nov. 18, 2010
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

WPT’s “In Wisconsin” Reports on Historical Work of Camp Madison Civilian Conservation Corps 
The next episode of In Wisconsin on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) reports on Camp Madison Civilian Conservation Corps’ (CCC) historical work and a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) field research project that looks at the effects of predators on Wisconsin’s deer herds. The program also includes a report on Wisconsin’s first great scientist, Increase Lapham, and a way to bridge the generational and cultural gap for Hmong-Americans, especially at Thanksgiving.
The newsmagazine airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 25 on WPT and is available in high definition. WPT will encore the program at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. The program also will air at 11:30 a.m. on Milwaukee’s MPTV and on WDSE-TV in Duluth at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28.
The University of Wisconsin Arboretum in Madison is the site of the nation’s first restored prairie. This prairie restoration is the vision Aldo Leopold and built by members of the Camp Madison CCC. In Wisconsin Reporter Jo Garrett reports on the historical significance of the corps’ work.
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.
A report by In Wisconsin Reporter Andy Soth on Increase Lapham kicks-off a new WPT initiative titled “Quest,” a project that delves into issues about Wisconsin's environment. Named Wisconsin’s first great scientist, Lapham was a self-taught renaissance man who dabbled in botany, archaeology, forestry and climatology. Discover how Lapham’s influence is still being felt in the state two hundred years after his birth. For more information on the Quest initiative, visit QuestWisconsin.org on the Web.
Bao Thao-Vang, nutrition educator for University of Wisconsin-Extension in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties, serves up healthy eating advice to the Hmong -MORE-


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community. In Wisconsin Reporter Liz Koerner discovers how Vang is striving to bridge the growing cultural gap by infusing flavors from both cultures and from the old and new world.
In this episode’s video postcard, WPT Videographer Frank Boll captures the beauty of a lone White Pine in Douglas 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 Dental 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.
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DESCRIPTION: IN WISCONSIN #908
In Wisconsin
reports on historical Camp Madison and a DNR field research project that looks at Wisconsin’s deer herd. The program also includes a report on Wisconsin’s first great scientist, Increase Lapham, and a way to bridge the generational and cultural gap for Hmong-Americans especially at Thanksgiving.