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As WPT Reporter Art Hackett heads into retirement, In Wisconsin celebrates his 30 years of reporting by delving into the video archives for a look at Hackett’s very first report on the mortgage choices in 1980 when interest rates were at 15 percent. He will also take you on a road trip through Western Wisconsin to get some answers about the missing highway miles. In a new report, Hackett brings you inside the demolition of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Sauk County.

Badger Ammunition Plant History
Thursday, November 4, 2010

One by one the U.S. War machine built to stop the Nazis is being dismantled. Here in Wisconsin the Badger Army Ammunition Plant is one of the last to go. Opening in 1942, it's a massive military installation built on a prairie between Sauk City and the Baraboo hills. Reporter Art Hackett first started reporting on demolition plans in 1998 and returned this past summer for a look at the evolution of the Badger Ammo Plant in Sauk County.

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Hops
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Micro breweries and brew pubs have been popping up all across the country. These craft brews often headline one key ingredient, the flower of the hops plants. Hops were once grown in Wisconsin, reporter Liz Koerner talks to a man who believes that it can be done here again.

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Piano Burn
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Brewing beer is only one of the great Wisconsin traditions. There's the smelt run in Sheboygan, the fish boils in Door County and of course the summer solstice piano burning at the Roxbury Tavern. You've never heard of it? In Wisconsin Reporter Jo Garrett shows you how this tradition got started in Roxbury and don't forget the turkey.

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Mildred Harnack-Fish: Wisconsin's Nazi Fighter
Thursday, November 4, 2010

A new exhibit remembering Milwaukee born and Madison alumna Mildred Harnack-Fish. She is the only American woman executed on direct orders of Adolf Hitler. The exhibit "...with a chosen few in memoriam Mildred Harnack-Fish" chronicles her life, love of language and resistance work in Nazi Germany up until the day of her execution by guillotine. German artist and Professor Franz Rudolf Knubel shares his insights. Knubel's exhibit first appeared in Berlin at the German Resistance Memorial Center and is making its premiere in the U.S. at Hillel on the UW Madison campus. Special thanks to videographer Dustin Harnack, video editor Jochen Ehlert and the Center for Information and Media, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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Harrington Beach State Park
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Harrington Beach State Park has a mile of Lake Michigan shore. You can enjoy the refreshing lake breeze while taking in Wisconsin's Central Lake Michigan Coastal Landscape. It offers hiking, biking and picturesque views of Lake Michigan.

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What's up next on In Wisconsin
Thursday, November 11, 2010

For 30 years Wisconsin Public Television Reporter Art Hackett has been informing and entertaining viewers. As Art heads into retirement we head into the video archives vault for a look at Art's very first report.

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This WPT special examines the history, return and current controversy surrounding gray wolves in Wisconsin. Once an endangered species, gray wolf populations are increasing across the state. The return of this top predator, however, is not without problems. Wolves in Wisconsin: An In Wisconsin Special contains remarkable rare footage of wolves at night. The images are the result of a four-year quest by In Wisconsin Reporter Jo Garrett and WPT Videographer Frank Boll, an experienced animal photographer, who faced tough challenges to capture video of the elusive predator.

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