Wisconsin Media Lab is a division of the Educational Communications Board, a state agency committed to ensuring that public radio and television programs and services are made available throughout Wisconsin, and that these programs and services reflect and respond to the educational and cultural needs of the state's residents.
ICS specializes in innovative distance learning, bringing services such as audioconferencing, webconferencing and videoconferencing to Wisconsin government, education and nonprofit organizations.
WPR offers innovative radio content – including in-depth news, engaging talk and classical music – on 32 stations throughout Wisconsin and online.
WPT is a statewide public television service dedicated to providing high quality educational, informational and entertaining programming, community engagement and other communication services to diverse audiences throughout Wisconsin.
Contributions from this Station
Freshwater expert Sandra Postel reveals how water is destined to become our most precious resource— and the impact of your personal water footprint.
Post on May 21, 2013 by Andy Soth
A pristine area in Northern Wisconsin next to Lake Superior, much prized for its clean water and wilderness, is also home to 25 percent of the country’s iron ore reserves, a commercial value of $200 billion.
Post on Dec 02, 2011 by Adam Schrager
In the winter of 2007, residents of New York State began finding dead bats in their yards. Since then it’s estimated that more than a million bats have died from white-nose syndrome, a fuzzy white fungus that grows on their noses and wings.
Post on Dec 01, 2011 by Dr. Kimberli MIller
The USGS National Wildlife Health Center investigates animal die-offs and threats to endangered species through on-site investigation and necropsies–animal autopsy–at its headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin.
Video on Nov 23, 2011 by Andy Soth
Kandis Elliot is on the Botany Department staff at the University of Wisconsin, but she's not a scientist or professor. Elliot is an artist and transforms mere photographs of plants into lush, painterly artworks that educate as well as captivate.
Video on Nov 22, 2011 by Andy Soth
Rivers and streams have created pathways along the dividing line between the Great Lakes basin and the Mississippi River basin. These portals could allow water and aquatic nuisance species to move from one basin into the other, endangering the health of both water systems.
Post on Nov 01, 2011 by Donna Crane
Scientists from federal and state agencies are regularly collecting samples of the water in the Chicago Area Waterway System looking for DNA cells that have been shed by Asian carp. Finding this environmental DNA (eDNA) would indicate the invasive species is present in the area.
Slideshow on Nov 01, 2011 by Donna Crane
The invasive Asian carp has wreaked havoc in the Mississippi River system. The voracious plankton eaters have out-competed native fish and have become the dominant species in many locations. If the carp reach the Great Lakes, they pose a threat to its $7 billion fishery, so a battle against them is taking place on many fronts.
Video on Nov 01, 2011 by Andy Soth
Every year, only 18-percent of all American electronic waste is recycled, according to the EPA. Hoping to cut down on the growing mountain of high-tech trash, two dozen states have passed laws that require the electronics industry to pay to set up recycling programs. But navigating this patchwork of legislation has been a challenge.
Audio Report on Jul 14, 2011 by Todd Witter