WPT's In Wisconsin Reports on Natural Burial Option

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November 11, 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 eco-friendly burial options, state parks in Iron County with campsites and kayaks adapted for the disabled, and the first major acquisition in Jefferson County to be added to the Glacial Heritage Trail.
 

The newsmagazine, hosted by Patty Loew airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 on WPT and is available in high definition. WPT will encore the program at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21. 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. 21.

While consumer options for going green continue to expand, In Wisconsin Reporter Liz Koerner looks at green or natural burials. The report delves into what this eco-friendly choice is all about and why it is being met with some opposition.

Four different state parks in Iron County offer rentals of adaptive kayaks made specifically for people with disabilities. In Wisconsin Reporter Jo Garrett introduces viewers to Andy Janiki a quadriplegic who, with new accessible campsites and adaptive kayaks, has regained the freedom to explore Wisconsin’s outdoors.

In Wisconsin Reporter Art Hackett profiles a Lake Mills area landowner whose property is the first major acquisition added to the Glacial Heritage Trail. It will link existing, and future parks and wildlife areas with a network of bicycle trails in a concept being referred to as “pearls on a string.”

In this episode’s video postcard, WPT Videographer Frank Boll captures the view from the Maiden Rock overlook on the Mississippi River in Pepin 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 daily updates with 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.

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In Wisconsin
reports on eco-friendly burial option, state parks in Iron County with campsites and kayaks adapted for the disabled, and the first major acquisition in Jefferson County to be added to the Glacial Heritage Trail.