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Rick Bayless Takes Us On Location in Mexico, And It’s Delicious

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It’s not unusual for Rick Bayless to be in Mexico recording a new season of Mexico: One Plate at a Time (full disclosure: to me, the best cooking show on television.) What is unusual – and really exciting for those of us who are stuck back here in the wind, snow and cold of Wisconsin – is that Chef Bayless is taking us all along on this production with daily behind the scenes video updates from each unique – and delicious – location he and his crew are visiting.

You can watch all of them, follow along with the adventure as it happens and share your comments directly with Bayless and his team on his Facebook page.

But, I also wanted to share a couple of my favorite video dispatches that have already arrived.  Continue reading Rick Bayless Takes Us On Location in Mexico, And It’s Delicious

The Downton Dish: Episode 3

The final season is getting into full swing, and there’s a wedding in sight! Hospital drama just keeps coming and Thomas can’t seem to find a decent job outside of Downton, but there is still a lot to celebrate! Tune in to our third installment of The Downton Dish, and we’ll see you next week!

A word on Episode 3 from our resident Downton expert and guest contributor Analiese Smith:

I have to say, I was really looking forward to this episode. I am so excited about Mrs. Hughes’ upcoming wedding! Sadly, it seems the wedding is still getting away from her (who hasn’t been there?). One more reason we love her!

I’m also loving the sassy Mrs. Patmore. More of this, please! She is only outdone by the Dowager Countess, who has a nice dig about marriages as a nice transition to the drama upstairs. Continue reading The Downton Dish: Episode 3

The Downton Dish: Season 6 Premiere

It’s finally here – the last season of Downton Abbey! We’re recapping each episode and speculating on things to come with our weekly blog post, The Downton Dish. Let us know what you think! What would you like to hear us discuss? What are your thoughts on the latest episode?

Notes on Episode 1 of the final season from guest contributor and avid viewer, Analiese Smith:

“The first thing I noticed was Mary’s comment about safety before going on the hunt on horseback. I wasn’t sure if that was foreshadowing or if she was still anxious over losing her hubby, Matthew. I know it was a car accident, but it’s enough to make anyone nervous about staying safe, horse or car, right? But after falling off her horse, it definitely seems like she was just foreshadowing a bit.

Who is this crazy lady who is willing to try to blackmail Lady Mary?! Fun fact: 1,000 British pounds in 1925 would be almost $60,000 in today’s currency! Quite the extortion!

It’s really interesting that the Dowager suddenly has a strong opinion about the fate of the clinic. I’m pretty sure she didn’t care about the hospital before Isobel got involved! On another note, seeing Isobel and Dr. Clarkson disagreeing over the hospital’s management – especially after their close relationship in the past – is adding a lot of tension to an already complicated situation!

I’m not surprised at how attached Daisy is to her father-in-law – after her marriage to William she might feel responsible for him. I just hope she’s able to keep her temper in check as she tries to work something out.

Loved the nod to the Bloomsbury Set, the group of writers that included John Maynard Keynes and Virginia Woolf! They would’ve been active in London around that time.

All of the concern over the potential sex scandal with Lady Mary was an ironic continuation of the whole discussion on taboo relationships. Overall, I have to say I don’t remember any other episode that focused so much on sex, marriage, and trying to have children. It’s clearly an homage to the changing times. It will be great to see what’s to come!”

Would you like to be a guest contributor or share your opinions on the latest episode? email us at bemoretunedin@wpt.org – we’d love to hear from you!

WPT Here and Now: Gov. Scott Walker Interview

Screen Shot 2016-01-24 at 2.25.10 PMIn this new interview from Thursday afternoon, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks with Wisconsin Public Television’s Here and Now reporter Zac Schultz about what he learned during his run for president last year and dealing with his lowest approval numbers since he ended his campaign. Looking ahead, Walker said he would be crisscrossing the state, rather than crisscrossing the country, as he works to implement his legislative agenda in 2016.

Watch the full interview below and tune in to Here and Now 7:30 p.m. Fridays on Wisconsin Public Television or explore past reports and interviews online anytime.

WPT Interviews: Christopher Kimball From America’s Test Kitchen

When America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country host Christopher Kimball visited Madison recently, Wisconsin Public Television caught up with the celebrated chef and founder and editor of Cook’s Illustrated magazine to ask him about his go-to rules on kitchen gadgets, the small things every home cook should know to be successful, a few surprising hints that make life in the kitchen easier (spoiler alert: vodka makes great pie crusts!), his favorite cocktail, the cheese question he gets asked most and the secret to the perfect cheesecake.

We even surprised him a bit when he learned that an Old Fashioned made with brandy was the Wisconsin drink of choice. Just wait to see his reaction to that!

Watch Cook’s Country From America’s Test Kitchen Saturdays on Wisconsin Public Television.

A First Look at Downton Abbey’s Final Season

From the looks of this video, there is still a lot of drama to come before we have to say goodbye to Downton Abbey on Masterpiece.

Take an exclusive look at the show’s final season in this new extended preview and mark your calendar for the season premiere Jan. 3 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

As with all of Wisconsin Public Television’s programs, Latino Americans is an engaging, educational and thought provoking, sharing the stories, lives and history of Latinos in the United States. After premiering last year, the series recently returned to WPT’s The Wisconsin Channel. And, you can watch the whole series online now or on the PBS Channel of your Roku and other digital device.

Now, we are taking the program from the screen and into the community for a great series of discussions and events. WPT is proud to be a community partner with the Verona Public Library’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History program series. The program series was created by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association and it is part of an NEH initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History runs through Sept. 29, and two of the events are screenings of the film with discussions.

This Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m., join us to watch segments of Latino Americans: War and Peace (1942-1954) and then take part in a discussion about the film with other viewers and Jonathan Pollack, Ph. D, history instructor at Madison College.

Next, Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7 the conversation continues with segments of Latino Americans: The New Latinos (1946-1965) and more discussion.

For more information on the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History events at Verona Public Library please click here to download the program brochure.

A Special Thank You! Preview the Sequel to Wisconsin From the Air

We want to say thank you to everyone who pledged their support during Wisconsin Public Television’s August Membership Drive!

You raised your voices and gave generously to support quality educational television programs, with 2,513 members helping us raise more than $440,000 to make great programs possible.

As an additional thank you, we want to share this visually stunning preview of the follow-up program to Wisconsin From the Air, coming to WPT in December 2016.

Didn’t get a chance to donate during the drive? There’s still time to give and receive a great thank you gift by visiting this link. Enjoy the wintery sneak peek!

Helping Kids Understand Tragic Images in the News

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”
– An important quote from Fred Rogers on a day like today when the news is filled with tragic video and images.

Find resources on helping kids cope with, process and understand tragic events in the news at this link from our friends at the Fred Rogers Company.

Watch New Tribal Histories Programs On-Air and Online

Friday night at 9, Wisconsin Public Television will premiere three new parts of the Tribal Histories project, which over the next two years will share the history and traditions of all of our state’s Native American tribes and sovereign nations. You can also watch all three programs online now below.

Recorded in the beautiful natural settings of the regions that native people have called home for centuries, the programs feature rich retellings of the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped their vibrant communities across generations.

In the first three programs, tribal members share their nation’s oral traditions. Hear from Andy Thundercloud of the Ho-Chunk Nation at 9 p.m., Kimberly Vele (pictured above) from the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation at 9:30 and Mary Bigboy, Thomas O’Connor Sr. and Robert Poweless Sr. from the Bad River Band of Ojibwe at 10.

The programs will have an encore broadcast on WPT Sunday, Aug. 30 starting at 11 a.m.

Last year, WPT premiered the first three programs in the series, highlighting the history of the Menominee, Oneida and Potawatomi people in Wisconsin. Watch all of the programs online here. Programs featuring the five other sovereign nations located within Wisconsin’s modern boundaries and the Brothertown Indian Nation, whose sovereign status is no longer recognized by the federal government, will air on WPT in the next couple years.

WPT’s Tribal Histories project is part of Wisconsin’s Act 31 Initiative to provide educational material about American Indians in Wisconsin to the state’s schools of education and K-12 teachers.

Support for Tribal Histories is provided by Irene Daniell Kress, the Francis A. and Georgia F. Ariens Fund of the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, the Evjue Foundation, Ron and Patty Anderson, the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, the Wisconsin History Fund supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities; and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

Wisconsin’s Act 31 Initiative partners include: Wisconsin Indian Education Association; Wisconsin Media Lab; Wisconsin Historical Society; Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education; University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension’s Community Development Educators; UW-Green Bay, First Nation Studies Program; UW-Eau Claire, American Indian Studies Program; UW-Madison Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums (TLAM) Project; and Wisconsin Public Television.