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Guest Post from WPT Education: How I Became a Game Designer

John Dollar

As an education specialist at WPT, and a former teacher at Sauk Prairie High School, I’m always excited to discover new ways that we can collaborate with teachers to make education come alive for students of all ages.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to the amazing Nikki Lutzke, who teaches fourth grade in southern Wisconsin’s Parkview School District. She and some of her fellow teachers recently joined some of the brightest local minds in history and game design to create something special – something that we know teachers and students all across Wisconsin will love.

Read on for Nikki’s thoughts on her new side gig in video game design – and enjoy!

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A Night to Remember

Watch The National Memorial Day Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Memorial Day ConcertIt’s that time of year again. The long awaited three-day weekend filled with camping, grilling out and great music is finally here. But don’t let all of the summer fun keep you from remembering what the holiday is all about – Honoring our men and women in uniform. Not to worry, once again PBS will be bringing you the perfect opportunity to celebrate with people across the nation.

Don’t miss this spectacular annual event featuring an all-star lineup of artists held on the lawn of the White House. There aren’t many celebrations quite like this available all that often. A concert you can watch from the comfort of your own home with people all across the country for free? That’s practically unheard of nowadays. Enjoy!

An advance look at tonight's Here and Now

Here and Now airs tonight at 7:30 on Wisconsin Public Television, but you can take an advance look at the news and public affairs show right now online.

Watch Adam Schraeger’s report on a debate in the State Capitol over the way insurance companies cover oral chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients right now. Then tune in tonight to learn about this week’s action on mining in Wisconsin and a rise in Milwaukee high school gun violence.

Watch Oral chemotherapy on hold on PBS. See more from Here and Now.

A Night of Remembrance

Watch The National Memorial Day Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 29 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Memorial DayDon’t miss out on this year’s National Memorial Day Celebration! Kind of wish I could be out in D.C. this weekend to actually be part of the celebration, but thanks to PBS I don’t have to miss out on the event entirely.

I feel like this is actually quite a rare occurrence nowadays despite our advancements in technology. There are major events all over the world almost every day that are relevant and interesting to much more than the people that can actually be there. How often do you see these events covered live for everyone at home to enjoy? Almost never. Just last night I watched a certain comic perform live at Madison Square Garden on Netflix. The sad part is – it was recorded years ago, then moved to pay-per-view, and now is finally available for everyone else who just wants to sit back and enjoy.

Dane County Farmers Market

Watch Wisconsin Foodie: Dane County Farmers Market at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Unfortunately I have never attended the Dane County Farmers Market.  It’s actually quite sad considering I live only a few miles away from the Capitol.  My excuse? My friends that frequent the market like to go bright and early, and Saturday is my day to sleep in.  I hope to finally make it out there a few times this year when it returns to the Square in spring, so I was happy to see Wisconsin Foodie doing a piece on it.  After all, it is reported to be the largest producer-only farmers market in the country.  With around 150 vendors in attendance every Saturday, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

I’ve added a brief clip made by some of the students at UW-Madison to give you a taste of what it’s like to be at the Dane County Farmers Market…  Hope to see you there.

State of the Union online and on-air

Watch President Obama’s State of the Union Address at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25 on Wisconsin Public Television.

In an annual rite of government, President Barack Obama will present his State of the Union Address to Congress and the nation. This year, the address is more accessible than ever. WPT will offer live PBS NewsHour coverage of the address and the Republican Response from Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on-air. But, if you are away from your television, the folks at NewsHour are preparing other coverage options, too. Visit this link to find online streaming and mobile options, including Twitter updates and iPhone streaming video.