Television audiences in Wisconsin can now tune in to the award-winning Great Lakes Now program on six more PBS channels.
Beginning Oct. 1, PBS Wisconsin will carry the series on The Wisconsin Channel broadcast on six signals: WHA-TV in Madison, WHLA-TV in La Crosse, WPNE-TV in Green Bay, WHRM-TV in Wausau, WHWC-TV in Menomonie-Eau Claire and WLEF-TV in Park Falls. Viewers in Milwaukee have enjoyed the program on WMVS-TV since January.
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Since it launched in April 2019, the Great Lakes Now segments have filmed throughout the region – and sometimes beyond – providing audiences with stories about environmental issues, scientific research, recreational opportunities, cultural dynamics and industry news.
The above map shows all the PBS stations airing the award-winning program.
Among the Wisconsin-focused segments Great Lakes Now has produced already:
Wisconsin Doors Open – As pandemic safer-at-home orders lifted in May, visitors began arriving at Wisconsin businesses, which raised some public health concerns.
Kinnickkinnic River Restoration – The Kinnickinnic River runs through Milwaukee’s south side, and it drains the most densely populated watershed in the state of Wisconsin. It was once a natural, tree-lined river before the city expanded onto its banks during the first half of the 20th century.
Island Basketball – The Beaver Island high school girls and boys basketball teams were part of the Great Lakes Island Basketball Tournament. Traveling by bus, ferry, airplane, snowmobile and horse taxis, the teams met on Mackinac Island for their second annual tournament, and Great Lakes Now was there for all the action.
Lead-Poisoned Eagle – A bald eagle was seen acting strangely in a park near Green Bay. With suspected lead poisoning, the bird was treated at a rehabilitation facility.
In 2019, Great Lakes Now produced “Tapping the Great Lakes” about water withdrawals and diversion in the region, including Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The Great Lakes Now website also has published news and feature articles about the Badger State: