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WPT Previews – Too Many Candles: Milwaukee Gun Violence

“We gather with far too many candles …”

Those are words of grief shared at a citywide vigil in Milwaukee for victims of gun violence. As the number of murders in the city has spiked in the past year, community members, police officials and city leaders are trying to answer questions that seem unanswerable as the dreams of more and more young people fall silent to a growing epidemic of homicides in the streets.

In this new documentary, award-winning journalist Frederica Freyberg explores the pain inflicted by the scourge of violence, law enforcement response to the rise in violent crime, and new programs providing hope for a city working to empower communities to reverse systemic forces of poverty, incarceration and crime that are tearing families and neighborhoods apart. In the search for answers, Freyberg interviews community members, public officials, church leaders and members of the families who have been directly affected by gun deaths in the city.

Too Many Candles: Milwaukee Gun Violence premieres 7 p.m. Monday, May 9 on WPT. The documentary will also stream online in full at wpt.org beginning the day of broadcast. The film will air on Milwaukee Public Television 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14.

Too Many Candles: Milwaukee Gun Violence is part of WPT’s in-depth look at gun violence in America. The conversation will continue regularly on WPT’s weekly news and public affairs program, Here and Now, Friday nights at 7:30.

Two powerful Independent Lens documentaries on WPT May 9 and 10 will also cover national gun violence issues. Each film will be followed by an in-depth on-air town hall discussion:

Independent Lens: Peace Officer
8 p.m. Monday, May 9
Explore the effects of our increasingly militarized policing through the eyes of a former sheriff.

Independent Lens: The Armor of Light
7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10
Follow an Evangelical minister and the mother of a teenage shooting victim who ask, is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life?

Remembering the Late Merle Haggard With a Classic Austin City Limits Performance

We’re remembering Merle Haggard, one of country music’s greatest voices, who passed away today on his 79th birthday.

In a lifetime filled with great songwriting, influential musical partnerships and great performances, here is just one that we were lucky enough to enjoy on public television.

We dug into the endless vault that is YouTube to find this clip of Haggard performing “Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today” on a 1978 episode of Austin City Limits.

Here and Now: State Voter I.D. Information

As Wisconsin voters head to the polls Tuesday, it will be the largest election to date under Wisconsin’s new voter ID requirements. Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson joined Here and Now to outline what kinds of identification will be accepted at the polls, and how citizens who don’t yet have any can file a provisional ballot.

For more information on the state’s voter ID law, visit the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board’s informational site at bringit.wi.gov/

Here and Now: Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan Talks Presidential Politics

As the presidential primary season moves into Wisconsin with next week’s April 5 statewide election, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, joins Frederica Freyberg on this week’s Here and Now to talk about the elections, the Republican candidates and his role as the chairman of this year’s GOP Convention in Cleveland.

Watch the full interview online below and tune in to Here and Now on Wisconsin Public Television 7:30 Friday night. Find full voting information, polling places, candidate profiles and election news from WPT and WPR at WisconsinVote.org.

UPDATE: Full Video Inside – Watch the Dalai Lama Speak in Madison

UPDATE: The full archived video of the presentation is now available to view on demand below or on the PBS channel of your Roku or other digital device.

In his 10th visit to UW-Madison, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, will participate in a panel discussion on global well-being, emotional health and mindfulness. Watch the presentation from Madison’s Overture Center streaming live online from Wisconsin Public Television at 1:30 p.m. in the video box below. We’ll add the on-demand archived video to this post after the event, as soon as it is available.

We will also broadcast the presentation on TV at a later date. Stay tuned to wpt.org to find out the air date.

“Making A Murderer” Attorney Dean Strang Discusses Another Historic Case

Have you watched Netflix’s Making a Murderer, the real-crime documentary series that explores the 2005 Manitowoc homicide of Teresa Halbach and subsequent conviction of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey?

The series has inspired wide-ranging interest in the case that shook the state, as Avery had previously been released from prison after an earlier conviction for a 1985 sexual assault that was later proven to be wrong. The series has also made stars out of two of Avery’s Wisconsin defense lawyers, Dean Strang and Jerry Buting, who have now appeared regularly on national TV programs and are even going on tour for a series of theater conversations about the case. (This includes a March 18 event at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee.)

Strang, a longtime defense attorney and professor at the UW-Madison and Marquette University law schools, is also a scholar on cases involving wrongful convictions. He even appeared on Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place in 2013 to talk about another historic case in which Clarence Darrow freed wrongly convicted men accused in a 1917 bombing of a Milwaukee police department. Watch that interview online, or on the PBS channel of your Roku or other digital device now.

Wisconsin From the… Pavement?

TV production doesn’t always go as planned. Wisconsin Public Television producer Ryan captured this moment while out capturing footage for the all-new “Wisconsin Winter From the Air.” He suggests perhaps this clip should actually be titled “Wisconsin From the… Pavement?” (And, yes, the GoPro camera is just fine!)

Wisconsin From the… Pavement?TV production doesn’t always go as planned. Wisconsin Public Television producer Ryan captured this moment while out capturing footage for the all-new “Wisconsin Winter From the Air.” He suggests perhaps this clip should actually be titled “Wisconsin From the… Pavement?” (And, yes, the GoPro camera is just fine!)

Posted by Wisconsin Public Television on Monday, February 15, 2016

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!

Watch the complete series of “The Downton Dish” here.

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?

Watch the complete series of “The Downton Dish” here.

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!