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MPTV LOCAL PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE MAY HIGHLIGHTS

May 4, 2009


MPTV LOCAL PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE MAY HIGHLIGHTS

Milwaukee, WI - MPTV Milwaukee Public Television produces several local series each week. May highlights for 4th STREET FORUM, OUTDOOR WISCONSIN, and I REMEMBER follow.

4TH STREET FORUM
Thursdays at noon, free and open to public
Taped live on Thursdays at Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th Street
Broadcast on Friday at 10:00 pm on MPTV 10.1 HD & 10
Repeated Sunday at 3:00 pm on MPTV 36.1 DT & 36

Stimulating discussion and provocative topics make 4th STREET FORUM an interesting source of new ideas and thoughtful observations on Milwaukee television. Three hosts, Denise Callaway, Enrique Figueroa, and Jack Murtaugh, rotate responsibility for moderating the programs.

Forum Date: May 7, 2009
Broadcast Dates: May 8 and 10, 2009
MEDIA AND RACE: IS IT BLACK AND WHITE?
Do news reports shape the way we perceive race? And if so, does the
perception square with reality? 4th Street Forum tackles race and the media.
MODERATOR: JACK MURTAUGH, Co-chair, 4th Street Forum Executive Committee

Forum Date: May 14, 2009
Broadcast Dates: May 15 and 17, 2009
STIMULATING WISCONSIN'S GREEN ECONOMY
Stimulus money is flowing. It could nurture green jobs, energy, and
transit. But will bureaucratic inertia and a powerful status quo stifle
Wisconsin's green future?
MODERATOR: ENRIQUE FIGUEROA, PhD, Director, Roberto Hernández Center,
UW-Milwaukee

Forum Date: May 21, 2009
Broadcast Dates: May 22 and 24, 2009
MPS DRAMA: MONEY, CONTROL, AND KIDS TOO
A financial crisis and possible takeover from the elected school board. At stake, the future of 85,000 children. Does anyone know what to do?
MODERATOR: DENISE CALLAWAY, Director of Communications, Greater Milwaukee
Foundation

I REMEMBER
Broadcast on Monday at 6:30 pm on MPTV 10.1 HD & 10
Repeated Tuesday at 12:30 am on 36.1 DT & 36

Occasional Special Encore Presentations
Every week, I REMEMBER hosts special guests who share their personal stories. Viewers get an intimate look at politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, educators and other guests as they recall the great experiences and special moments, both large and small, of their lives. Each episode focuses on unique memories that bring alive the people and events of another time and plays a special role in today's community as it develops and preserves an important oral history with the stories it captures.

Host Jim Peck is an Emmy-winning veteran talk show host and news anchor. As a native of Milwaukee, he adds his own perspectives to the series.

Broadcast Dates: May 11, 2009 at 6:30 pm
WISCONSIN'S AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE, PT. 2
Cary Miller, PhD., assistant professor of history at UWM and a member of the Ojibwe Tribe returns to continue the conversation about the American Indian tribes in Wisconsin. This conversation coincides with the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series "We Shall Remain" airing on MPTV 10.1 HD and 36.3 DT.

Broadcast Dates: May 11, 2009, at 9:30 pm
WISCONSIN'S AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE, PT. 1 Encore Presentation
Cary Miller, PhD., assistant professor of history at UWM and a member of the Ojibwe Tribe tells the story of Wisconsin's Native Americans. It was home to many people before fur trappers and European settlers arrived. Native tribes living here included the Menominee, the Ojibwe, the Ho-Chunk, the Potawatomi, the Sauk, Fox and the Dakota.

Today in Wisconsin tribes include several bands of the Ojibwe or Chippewa, the Ho-Chunk, formerly known as the Winnebago; the Potawatomi, the Oneida, the Menominee, and the Stockbridge-Munsee band of the Mohican Nation.

American Indian heritage is an important part of the story of the Great Lakes area. As tribes maintain their sovereignty and cultural traditions, their legacy lives on.

OUTDOOR WISCONSIN
Celebrating its 25th Season
Broadcast on Thursday at 8:00 pm on MPTV 10.1 HD & 10
Repeated Saturday at 9:00 am on 10.1 HD & 10

OUTDOOR WISCONSIN seeks to promote the stewardship of the natural environment and a responsible attitude towards outdoor pursuits. Devoted to the outdoor enthusiast, OUTDOOR WISCONSIN is a half hour weekly magazine series that travels Wisconsin covering a variety of outdoor activities and related projects. OUTDOOR WISCONSIN is Milwaukee Public Television's longest running local production and consistently ranks, according to Nielsen numbers, in the top 20 of all public television programs seen in the Milwaukee area.

Broadcast Dates: May 7 and 9, 2009
TURKEY HUNT/WOMEN OUTDOORS/KITE PHOTOGRAPHER
Dan Small hunts turkeys with Troy Piotrowski of Drop Dead Decoys. Judy Nugent visits with Patricia Strutz who runs the group Women on the Water (WOW) a group whose goal it is to get more women comfortable on the water and in the outdoors. In this week's 25th anniversary archive segment from 1999, Claudia Looze talks with kite photographer Craig Wilson, who is considered to be the Ansel Adams of kite photography, about the technique he uses to attach his camera to a kite to capture images.

Broadcast Dates: May 14 and 16, 2009
BASS/GPS/INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION
Dan Small fishes for largemouth bass in a cranberry flowage in Monroe County with Paul Fedor. Adam Lyndberg, of Sportsman's Warehouse shows Tom Newbauer how GPS systems actually work and some of their applications. In this week's 25th anniversary archive segment from 2000, Dan Small talks with Joan Guilfoyle of the US Fish & Wildlife Service and Bill Lishman of Operation Migration about a unique flight-training program aimed at helping to save the wild whooping crane.

Broadcast Dates: May 21 and 23, 2009
BOAT REPAIRS PT. 1/ DOG PATROL/BLACK POWDER
Dan Small visits Bottoms Up Boat Repair in McHenry, IL for advice on repairs boat owners can do themselves. Debby Wolniak learns about how the Dog Patrol Program at Bradford Beach is using dogs to help obtain their goal in cleaning up the beach area. In this week's 25th anniversary archive segment from 2001, Dan Small hunts for whitetail deer with a group of hunters, in Iowa County, during the special black powder season.

Broadcast Dates: May 28 and 30, 2009
BOAT REPAIRS PT. 2/EAGLE RIVER/EAGLES
Dan Small returns to Bottoms Up Boat Repair in McHenry, IL for a look at boat repairs that require professional help. Judy Nugent fishes for bass with guide Don Marley in Eagle River. In the 25th anniversary archive segment from 2002, Debby Wolniak visits with Keith Albritton, from American Eagle Thttp://www.pbs.org/video/video/1101828477. He talks about the live coverage of the eagle nest near Minocqua that was broadcast on Milwaukee Public Television.

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