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Scott Boris Woodturner

Scott Boris is one of this year's Milwaukee PBS Great TV Auction featured artists. While filming components to be used as an on-air feature story, digital storyteller Brian Ewig captured some compelling moments. Told by use of creative cuts and interview techniques this piece helps you learn more about the craft of woodturning and the reason Scott Boris chose this as the medium for his art.
from Milwaukee Independent | Transformative Journalism

John McGivern brings fresh approach to new season of Next Avenue on Milwaukee PBS

Posted by MKE IND
A new season and format for the Milwaukee PBS show “Next Avenue Community Conversations” began production on April 11 under the direction of the creative team responsible for the nationally syndicated Emmy-award winning program “Around the Corner with John McGivern,” which has been a backbone of keeping WMVS-TV as one of the highest-rated PBS affiliates in America. >> Read the full story @ Milwaukee Independent

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The Arts Page | Ayad Akhtar - When is a play finished?
The Arts Page sat down with Milwaukee native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar to talk about his creative process. In this exclusive, he gives us insight into knowing when a play is "finished". To learn more about Ayad Akhtar, watch his full feature on The Arts Page, episode 704 (Art That Gets You Talking).

Ways to Spend Money to Make the World a Better Place

Making the planet better is a heartfelt goal for most of us. But it’s difficult to know how one person can do that and truly make a difference. Jane Mosbacher Morris has some ideas.