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Q&A: John McGivern

As the new year begins, John McGivern is on the road once more, visiting cities across Wisconsin to uncover unique locations in each neighborhood – and meeting the interesting people who make our state’s communities thrive.

We caught up with the host to talk about Around the Corner With John McGivern ahead of the show’s seventh season premiere 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 on Wisconsin Public Television.

You can catch up with McGivern, too, in a series of free community screenings premiering new episodes in the communities they profile!

  • Appleton: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17
    Fox Cities Exhibition Center
  • Middleton: 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22
    Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School
  • Viroqua: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31
    Historic Temple Theatre

Check in for more details posted soon at wpt.org/events.

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Food Worth Traveling For

Wisconsin Foodie is back for a fifth season on Wisconsin Public Television, and I’m excited because that means it’s time to start planning new culinary adventures.

As the title indicates, “Foodie” is a show about food, but the program also fits nicely into the travel genre. Each episode, host Kyle Cherek visits restaurants, bars, creameries, farms — you name it — that are among the most talked about in their communities. All are certainly worth a visit, whether that means driving across town or across the state.

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Watch online and Thursday nights at 7:30

I’ve been to a handful of venues based on Foodie’s recommendation and was delighted when I saw that I’ve already been to one exceptional pizzeria featured on the new season. Last summer, I stopped at Salvatore’s Tomato Pies in Sun Prairie to break up a long drive to the Twin Cities from Lake Geneva. My dining experience was great and it’s been enhanced now that Wisconsin Foodie has revealed the chef and the story behind a pizza you can’t get anywhere else in Wisconsin.

Check out Salvatore’s and more culinary delights on Wisconsin Foodie Thursdays at 7:30, following another great travel show Around the Corner With John McGivern. Both are available to watch online, anytime. Oh, and if you visit Salvatore’s don’t be afraid to keep it simple…the crust, sauce and whole-milk mozz are perfect as is. Happy (culinary) travels.

Want more? Watch the first three episodes of Wisconsin Foodie’s new season, plus all past episodes online now.

Meet John McGivern! Free Screenings Across the State

John McGivernHere’s your chance to meet John McGivern! Join Wisconsin Public Television during one of these free Around the Corner With John McGivern screening premiere events in January, February and March.

Now in its fourth season, Around the Corner With John McGivern explores living, working and playing in Wisconsin’s unique communities. Around the Corner With John McGivern airs 7 p.m. Thursdays, January 8 – April 16 on Wisconsin Public Television.

We hope you’ll join us for one of the below events! Registration not required.

6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 

Monroe Art Center
1315 11th Street, Monroe, WI 53566

5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27

Oshkosh Convention Center
2 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901
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Sturgeon Bay
5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4

Third Avenue Playhouse
239 North 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Spring Green
3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8  

Gard Theatre
111 East Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588

Bayfield (John McGivern joining via Skype)
6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12

Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion
2 East Front Street, Bayfield, WI 54814

Rhinelander (John McGivern joining via Skype)
7 p.m. Saturday, March 28

Expera Specialty Solutions
515 West Davenport Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501

Questions? Contact Kristin Korevec at kristin.korevec@wpt.org or 608-262-5256.