WPT's "In Wisconsin" Reports on Work at UW-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinic

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February 23, 2011

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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 treatment options for patients at University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinic, the winter weather phenomenon black ice on Wisconsin lakes, a controlled burn for firefighters and a special sneak peak of an upcoming new documentary about Wisconsin’s migratory birds.

The newsmagazine airs 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3 on WPT and is available in high definition. 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, March 6.

In Wisconsin Reporter Liz Koerner visits the University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinic, the largest and oldest clinic of its kind in the nation. More than one out of four people will have voice trouble in their lifetime and UW therapists teach patients how to heal their voices, usually preventing the need for vocal cord surgery.

 As part of WPT’s QUEST environmental reporting project, In Wisconsin looks at the winter weather phenomenon known as “black ice” on lakes.  University of Wisconsin-Madison Emeritus Professor of Zoology and Limnology John Magnuson shows what’s needed to create an incredibly clear ice layer exposing a rare glimpse of winter life in Lake Mendota. Visit questwisconsin.org on the Web for a multi-media approach to environmental reporting.

In Wisconsin’s occasional “Unseen Places” series goes inside a controlled burn with firefighters in the Middleton Fire District as they attack a burning house.

Viewers also will get a sneak preview of a documentary project In Wisconsin reporter Jo Garrett and Videographer Frank Boll have been working on for more than a year. The special report called “Our Birds,” is an adventure that has taken them to every corner of our state and deep into Central America. The "Our Birds" documentary will air at 7 p.m. March 17 on WPT.

This program’s video postcard features winter at Governor Dodge State Park in Iowa 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.
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DESCRIPTION: IN WISCONSIN #917
In Wisconsin features reports on treatment options for patients at University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinic, the winter weather phenomenon black ice on lakes, a controlled burn for firefighters and a special sneak peak of an upcoming new documentary about Wisconsin’s migratory birds.