‘Teen Connection’ topic: prescription drug abuse among Wisconsin youth

The next Teen Connection will shed light on the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teens in Wisconsin. The Teen Connection “Teens and Prescription Drugs” airs statewide at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. The program is a production of Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Television, originating from the ETP-NEW studios in the Instructional Services Building at UW-Green Bay. Dean Leisgang of ETP-NEW and Eileen Littig, NEWIST/CESA #7, are co-producers. A link to one of the stories to be featured on the March 17 Teen Connection …  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu6_au2QBHs.

‘Wisconsin from the Air’ screening is Tuesday night

The Green Bay Film Society is teaming up with Wisconsin Public Television and the Neville Public Museum for a special advanced screening of “Wisconsin from the Air,” an hour-long documentary showcasing the spectacular landscape of Wisconsin as filmed from the air, at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 18). The film premieres Dec. 1 on WPT, but the Neville Museum will host the free, early showing on the big screen in the auditorium. Producers from WPT and the documentary will be on hand to discuss the making of the film as well. The trailer can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/4tyknh3OUn4.

Next ‘Teen Connection’ to look at sexual assault prevention in Wisconsin

The next “Teen Connection” will examine efforts to protect Wisconsin youth from sexual assault and will provide resources for survivors of these acts of violence. Teen Connection “Sexual Assault” airs statewide at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, on Wisconsin Public Television. Teen Connection is a production of Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin (ETP-NEW) and WPT. Host Kathryn Bracho appears courtesy of WBAY-Channel 2 in Green Bay. If you would like to learn more about Teen Connection and ETP-NEW, please visit their website.

Bullying the topic for latest ETP-NEW program on public TV

A new documentary, produced by Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin (ETP-NEW, located on the UW-Green Bay campus) profiles three different students with three different problems and one common problem, bullying. “We are thankful for the three families that shared their personal stories with us, so others can learn from their painful experiences,” said Eileen Littig, who co-produced with Dean Leisgang. The documentary, “If A Bully Watches This,” will premiere on Wisconsin Public Television stations at 9:30 p.m. next Tuesday (Sept. 23). An encore presentation is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Friday the 26th. For more information on this program and other ETP-NEW projects, visit www.ETPNEW.net.

Tuesday’s  ‘Teen Connection’ addresses sex trafficking in Wisconsin

The next Teen Connection will explore the growing concern over sex trafficking and will look at efforts to eliminate the devastating human rights crime in Wisconsin. Teen Connection “Sex Trafficking” airs statewide at 7 p.m. Tuesday (June 10) on Wisconsin Public Television. On the live, call-in program, Wisconsin sex trafficking survivors will share stories about how they were forced into the industry and reveal why they could not get out. The show also will uncover how advances in technology and social media have made it easier than ever for exploiters to find potential victims and customers. Teen Connection is co-produced by Educational TV Productions of Northeast Wisconsin, located on the UW-Green Bay campus. For more information, see www.wpt.org/TeenConnection.

Heroin reminder

Reminder: The next Teen Connection public-affairs program takes an in-depth look at the reemergence of heroin and the havoc it is wreaking across Wisconsin on young users. Teen Connection “Heroin” airs statewide at 7 o’clock tonight (Tuesday, March 18) on Wisconsin Public Television. It’s produced on campus at the ETP-NEW studios. See our original post.

Heroin is next up for ‘Teen Connection’

The next Teen Connection public-affairs program takes an in-depth look at the reemergence of heroin in big cities and small communities across Wisconsin, and the havoc it is wreaking on young users. Teen Connection “Heroin” airs statewide at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and on MPTV in Milwaukee. State Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, whose daughter has struggled with heroin addiction, will join the program, and former drug addicts will share candid stories of their heroin abuse, its effects and the steps to recovery. Panelists include Heroin Response Initiative coordinator Ed Dorff; State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse co-chair of the Heroin Ad-hoc Committee Annie Short; Green Bay Police Chief Thomas Molitor and Dr. Ryan Murphy of Aurora BayCare Medical Center. The program will be streamed live on www.wpt.org/teenconnection.

Pops! profile: Blog dissects hard work of making concert TV look easy

A new Wisconsin Public Television blog post offers a cool behind-the-scenes look at how the WPT crew works its magic in making music TV — in this case, recording last weekend’s Green Bay Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops! concerts at the Weidner Center. As we told you here yesterday, the show will air at 7 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Christmas Day — and no doubt, the television experts will make it look easy. But there’s a lot that went into the production, including having a classically trained musician sit with the concert’s entire score, marked with post-it notes to indicate the important point of each track, throughout the show. Read more, and check out a video and photos.

Bullying is next topic for Teen Connection

How safe are students in Wisconsin’s classrooms? The next “Teen Connection” will examine the prevalence of bullying in Wisconsin schools, as well as spotlight several school districts with initiatives to end bullying and foster a safe learning environment. The program “School Safety” will air on public television stations statewide at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, and be streamed live online at www.wpt.org/teenconnection. The program will take viewers to Ashwaubenon High School to see how Rachel’s Challenge (named for Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine) has educated students on the negative effects of bullying and inspired them to promote acts of kindness. Viewers will also hear how The Alliance School, a charter school in the Milwaukee Public School system, provides a safe place for students regardless of sexuality, identity, appearance, ability or beliefs. The live, call-in program will address the psychological origins of bullying with featured guests: UW-La Crosse Prof. Betty DeBoer; Steve Fernan of the Wisconsin DPI; and several Wisconsin teens. “Teen Connection” originates from the studios of Educational Television Productions of Northeast Wisconsin (ETP-NEW) on the UW-Green Bay campus.

Airdate set for prodigy’s PBS special, taped here

The airdate is set for Ethan Bortnick’s PBS special, taped before a lively crowd of 1,300 this summer at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. “Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music” will debut on Wisconsin Pubic Television at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 (also commencement day, for those keeping track). As we told you here earlier, the 12-year-old prodigy, along with special guest stars, put on one heck of a July show benefitting the Kress/Mattson Parkinson’s Fundraiser. Whether you missed the concert or can’t wait to catch it again, here’s your chance to tune in. More.