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Badger Talks: The delta variant

July 9, 2021

“Luckily, our vaccines ... have been shown to be effective even against this delta variant, so we continue to have protection when we are getting vaccinated,” Devlin Cole says. “But we do now have even more increased risk of getting very, very sick if we’re not vaccinated.”

April Community Chats: The university-community connection with Mary Rouse

April 29, 2021

Rouse, the former dean of students at UW–Madison and former director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, is Earlise Ward's guest.

Gloria Ladson-Billings discusses community-university partnerships and COVID-19 disparities in latest Community Chats

March 25, 2021

Community Chats is a monthly discussion series that explores the many ways members of the Madison community and UW–Madison are coming together to address pressing public issues.

Community Chats series highlights how campus partners are tackling pressing issues

February 25, 2021

In the first episode, Brenda González talks with Emily Auerbach of the UW Odyssey Project, which offers life-changing UW–Madison humanities classes for adult students facing economic barriers to college.

‘Why I Love UW’ video: New York restaurateur Gabriel Stulman

July 28, 2020

“There was a warmth, there was an enthusiasm” when he first visited campus with his father, Stulman says. The diversity of his freshman residence hall “changed my life.”

Badger Talks: Overcoming our sense of loss

July 7, 2020

Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, is known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain. On this edition of Badger Talks, he discusses how to deal with the loss we feel at this point in the pandemic.

Badger Talks examines personal finance in a pandemic

April 21, 2020

Should you tap your retirement savings? Borrow or lend money? J. Michael Collins offers advice on these and other financial matters under the strain of current economic conditions.

UW–Madison helps confront rural health crisis

April 4, 2019

Multiple UW–Madison sources are interviewed in "Medicine on Main Street," a new WPT documentary about the health care challenges rural areas of Wisconsin are facing and what is being done to meet them. The program debuts Monday, April 8, at 9:30 p.m.

A vision for rural eye care

March 5, 2019

Eye doctors are in short supply in rural Wisconsin, sometimes requiring patients to make a long drive to a distant city for an exam. But the UW Health Teleophthalmology program has a camera that can be used in remote locations to take photos of a person’s eyes, with the exam then being read by university-level ophthalmologists.

Waisman’s stem cell research into Down syndrome gives family hope

January 24, 2019

It’s not a cure for Down syndrome that Dave Witte and Cristina Delgadillo want for their 5-year-old daughter. But they would be happy if stem cell research at the Waisman Center reduces the complications faced by Olivia, who has had two heart surgeries and a stroke.

‘Behind the Canvas’

January 10, 2019

"Behind the Canvas" explores American artist Jim Dine’s latest contribution to the Chazen Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Dine's four-panel mural exploring and honoring the art of classical antiquity took more than two years to make and crossed the ocean before its eventual installation in Madison. With footage capturing Dine at work in his Paris studio, the film documents the artist’s creative process as well as the transportation and highly technical installation of the work.

Bortin’s landmark in journalism saw Russia open up

January 8, 2019

UW–Madison alumna Meg Bortin went from being a non-journalism major to becoming a correspondent and editor at Reuters and the International Herald Tribune. In 1992, she helped found the first independent English language daily newspaper in Russia: The Moscow Times.

Chazen installation documentary premieres Dec. 20

December 13, 2018

'Behind the Canvas,' premiering at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 on Wisconsin Public Television, highlights artist Jim Dine’s latest contribution to the Chazen Museum of Art: a mural exploring the art of classical antiquity that took more than two years to make and ship from France.

Spot reflects UW–Madison’s ‘remarkable story’ — in 30 seconds

October 3, 2018

UW–Madison debuts its new 30-second TV spot during Saturday night’s Wisconsin vs. Nebraska football game broadcast. This year’s spot focuses on the UW’s constant pursuit of progress in research, education and student experience.

Weather watching for busy people

May 29, 2018

You probably don't have time to gaze up at the sky all day as the weather changes. Fortunately, cameras stationed atop the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences building are doing it for you. In this time-lapse video, you can see why in Wisconsin we say, "If you don't like the weather ... wait a minute."

Inside a ‘visionary’ lab

May 23, 2018

Through careful analysis of their bank of 58,000 ocular samples from a wide range of species, the veterinarians of the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin at UW–Madison look to improve vision and eye health in animals. BTN LiveBIG video

UW mathematician on NOVA

February 26, 2018

Appearing on the PBS program "Nova," UW–Madison professor and math expert Jordan Ellenberg explains how understanding simple facts about probability can help people in their everyday lives. "Prediction by the Numbers" airs Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. CST.

Next episode of BTN program ‘Forward Motion’ scheduled

February 15, 2018

From meditation to kids gardening to finding the emerald ash borer, looking at things differently can positively affect your world. Take a look at the stories featured in the next Forward Motion show, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. CST on the Big Ten Network (Charter channel 73).

Video: 2017 was memorable at the unions

December 14, 2017

It was a banner year for the Wisconsin Union. Memorial Union unveiled years of restoration and renovation, and Union South was its usual bustling self. Throngs of students, faculty and staff streamed into the unions for fun, fellowship and relaxation in the campus’s “living room.”