Press Releases


September 24, 2013

MPTV will air the season premiere of 4TH STREET FORUM on Friday, October 11 at 9:00 p.m. on MPTV 36.1 HD. 4TH STREET FORUM is Wisconsin's only weekly television program taped in front of a live studio audience.

The twelfth season of the series will focus on "Vital Signs," an important benchmarking study commissioned by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation that looks at the vitality of the region that encompasses Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha counties

The season's premiere will explore whether the metro Milwaukee region shares common goals, problems, and successes with other benchmarked cities. Guests include Eve Hall, PhD, President and CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce; Rob Henken, President, Public Policy Forum; and Ivy Hu, PhD, Assistant Professor, UW-Milwaukee's School of Architecture & Urban Planning.

Subsequent programs will feature a two-part series on diversity and disparities, the Affordable Care Act, and the minimum wage.

Marcus White, Vice President of Community Partnerships for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and Denise Callaway, Executive Director of Milwaukee Public Schools Community Engagement and the Executive Director of the MPS Foundation, will share hosting duties during the new season.

4TH STREET FORUM airs on Fridays at 9:00 p.m., and is re-broadcast the following Sunday at 9:00 a.m. on MPTV 36.1 HD. Tapings are free and open to the public, and held on Thursdays at noon at Historic Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St., in downtown Milwaukee.

4TH STREET FORUM is made possible in part by a grant from the Helen Bader Foundation.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
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