Online and outreach programming enables people to connect to educational opportunities in their homes, workplaces and communities through its digital technologies for distance learning.

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In addition to Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, Broadcasting and Media Innovations is home to Instructional Communications Systems.

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Instructional Communication Systems

Instructional Communications Systems provides audio, web and video conferencing to facilitate and manage collaboration and distance learning needs ? from audioconferencing to videoconferencing, and webconferencing to webcasting.

Wisconsin Public Radio

Educating, informing and evoking thought since 1917, Wisconsin Public Radio features community news and information along with classical music on the NPR News, Classical Network and Ideas Network.

Wisconsin Public Television

Through programming about Wisconsin communities, education, history and events, Wisconsin Public Television enriches, educates and entertains diverse audiences of children and adults through the innovative use of television production and broadcasting, digital services and community engagement.

Wiscontext

A service of Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television and Cooperative Extension, Wiscontext is a collaborative online multimedia news and information project which presents insight about urgent and emergent issues that affect Wisconsin.

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Annette T

My two children are 4th-generation 4-Hers and have completed the program, and our daughter is now a leader. I am co-general leader of our club and have been for nearly 20 years. Watching each member's growth throughout their membership years is a highlight for me and is something I will never tire of seeing.


  


Thanks to his potentially lifesaving invention, Eau Claire fire captain to meet Trump

A compass that would direct firefighters through unfamiliar and treacherous burning buildings started as a seed of an idea thought up by veteran firefighter Jeff Dykes. In three years, the Eau Claire fire captain’s idea turned into his own business, Northern Star Fire, which gained international interest and propelled Dykes to the national stage, where today he is one of 100 small-business owners who will participate in a roundtable with President Donald Trump at the White House. He flies out this morning to greet the president as part of a discussion entitled American Small Business — The Engine of the American Dream — set to take place at 2 p.m. Central time.  “That’s pretty cool stuff,” he said of the invitation. “It’s not every day the president of the United States requests your company.”

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