WPT's In Wisconsin Reports on Rock County Veterans Treatment Court in Janesville

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May 12, 2010

The next episode of In Wisconsin on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) features reports on the innovative Rock County Veterans Treatment Court in Janesville, controversy surrounding the annual bear hunt in the Northwoods and how the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is an inspiration to Native Americans.

The newsmagazine airs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20 on WPT and is available in high definition. WPT will present an encore of the program at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23. Milwaukee's MPTV will air the program at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 23.

In Wisconsin Reporter, Frederica Freyberg, visits Rock County Veterans Treatment Court in Janesville where Chief Judge James Daley volunteers to run the vets only court program that aims to give treatment for a combat veteran who gets in trouble with the law and keep them out of prison.

The return of the grey wolf to natural hunting grounds in Wisconsin has been contentious at best. Now two unlikely partners, the Department of Natural Resources and bear hunters are taking aim at wolves. In Wisconsin Reporter Jo Garrett shows viewers what is on the line near Clam Lake when bear hunters unleash their hounds into the woods for the annual bear hunt.

A report from In Wisconsin Reporter Liz Koerner features the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which boasts windswept beaches and rocky cliffs. Park ranger Damon Panek, a member of the Ojibwe Nation, offers a wealth of cultural and historical knowledge along with a deep passion for the natural world to visitors and students who attend the Apostle Island School.

This program's video postcard from Wausau features hot air balloons as they soar at an annual rally while the yearly "chalk fest" on the town square keeps hundreds of artists close to the ground.

To learn more about what is coming up on the series, visit the In Wisconsin Web site 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 DentistryOral Surgery Specialists LLC of Milwaukee and Oshkosh, and BikeWisconsin.com.

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/TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV/TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.

DESCRIPTION: IN WISCONSIN #826
In Wisconsin features reports on the innovative Rock County Veterans Treatment Court in Janesville, how the annual bear hunt near Clam Lake is a danger to Wisconsin's grey wolf population, and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the Apostle Island School.