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This week, In Wisconsin features voice therapy options, the winter weather phenomenon on lakes called "black ice," go inside a controlled burn with firefighters and a sneak peak of an upcoming new documentary about Wisconsin’s migratory birds.


 

Voice Therapy
Thursday, March 3, 2011

The UW-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinic is the largest and oldest clinic of its kind in the nation.  The clinic provides a type of physical therapy for the voice, usually preventing the need for vocal cord surgery. One study showed that at least 29 percent of the population will have a voice disorder in their lifetime.  Whether caused by a cold or just using your voice incorrectly, the therapists at this clinic will teach patients how to heal a hoarse or completely absent voice.

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Black Ice
Thursday, March 3, 2011

As part of our QUEST environmental reporting project, In Wisconsin takes a closer look at the winter weather phenomenon known as "black ice."  It's the process of lakes being polished into brilliant gems by strange weather patterns. John Magnuson, U-W Emeritus Professor of Zoology and Limnology in Madison shows us what's needed to create an incredibly clear ice layer exposing a rare glimpse of life in Lake Mendota.

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Unseen Places: Fire
Thursday, March 3, 2011

A house on fire can be a dangerous environment even for trained firefighters. Learning how to safely attack a fire can only be done through real-life exercises known as Controlled Training Burns.  This week during our In Wisconsin's occasional "Unseen Places" series, we will gear up and attack a burning house with the firefighters of the Middleton Fire District.  You will witness an environment that few firefighters have ever seen and one you will probably never want to see again.

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Our Birds Preview
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Get a sneak preview of a documentary project In Wisconsin reporter Jo Garrett and Videographer Frank Boll have been working on for more than a year. The special report called "Our Birds," is an adventure that has taken them to every corner of our state and deep into Central America. "Our Birds" is schedule to air on March 17th at 7:00 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Television.

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Governor Dodge State Park
Thursday, March 3, 2011

A wintry walk through Governor Dodge State Park in Iowa County.

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Quest Website
Thursday, March 3, 2011

If you like In Wisconsin's stories about Wisconsin's environment...be sure to take a look at Quest Wisconsin.org. It connects you not only to In Wisconsin’s broadcast coverage, but features added exclusives.

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Still to come this season
Thursday, March 24, 2011

In Wisconsin will not be seen the next few weeks so we can bring you the documentary "OUR BIRDS" and other special programming. We will return on Thursday, March 24th. In the meantime, here's a look at some of the reports we are working on.

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Saw Whet Owls


Predators can come in many different sizes. “In Wisconsin” profiles one of our state’s most secretive and petite: the saw whet owl. This bird is seldom seen; it ventures out only at night and weighs just a few ounces. But every year, the Woodland Dunes Nature Center in Manitowoc County hosts an “Owl Fest” and the saw whet is the star of the show.  Join us as we profile the “Night Gang,” a life-long bird bander, and a nature center that sees the saw whet as a critical tool to help the public connect with nature. It’s a chance to see one of Wisconsin’s most elusive animals.

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