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Edition 56  | May 9, 2021
Milwaukee PBS and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Announce Date for Live Broadcast from the New Bradley Symphony Center

Originally scheduled for 2020 and postponed because of the pandemic, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Milwaukee PBS have announced a new date and program details for their partnership to celebrate the opening of the new Bradley Symphony Center. Read the full announcement here. 
Black Nouveau: Mental Health Awareness Month
Thursday, May 13, 7:30 PM, Ch 10.1


In recognition that May is National Mental Health Awareness month, host Earl Arms talks with psychologist Dr. Kweku Ramel Blaquesmith about ways to practice good mental health.* Also, Alexandria Mack sits down with kombucha brewer Alesia Miller, who shares how her health journey and love of music inspired her brand, "Soul Brew.” James Causey discusses the George Floyd murder conviction with historian Dr. Rob Smith. Everett Marshburn talks with actress Alexis J. Roston about her performance as jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald in the Milwaukee Rep’s new production, “Alexis J. Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald.”

*There will be an online OVEE talkback at 8:00 PM after the broadcast on May 13 with Dr. Kweku Ramel Smith and Earl Arms, inviting the community to further discuss practicing positive mental health. Register here to attend the virtual discussion. 
Extra Life:  A Short History of Living Longer – Vaccines 
Tuesday, May 11, 7:00 PM, Ch 10.1 


Discover the role vaccination plays in our growing ability to prevent the spread of illness. Travel through the remarkable history of vaccines and learn how new ones are developed when never-before-seen diseases like COVID-19 emerge.
POV – Through the Night 
Monday, May 10, 9:00 PM, Ch 10.1

Explore the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories of two working mothers and a childcare provider, whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center in New Rochelle, New York.
Great Performances: The Arts Interrupted 
Friday, May 14, 8:00 PM, Ch 36.1

Take an inside look at how arts organizations nationwide are surviving the pandemic and how they are maturing during the country’s reckoning with systemic racism, featuring interviews with artists and performances made during lockdown.

DOUBLE FEATURE!
Both films presented without commercial interruptions.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Saturday, May 15, 8:00 PM, Ch 36.1

Con artist Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) is a longtime resident of a luxurious coastal resort, where he enjoys the fruits of his deceptions until a competitor, Freddy Benson (Steve Martin), shows up. When the new guy's lowbrow tactics impinge on his own work, Jamieson resolves to get rid of him. Confident of his own duplicitous talents, Jamieson challenges Benson to a winner-takes-all competition: whoever swindles their latest mark first can stay, while the other must leave town.

The Last Picture Show
Saturday, May 15, 10:00 PM, Ch 36.1

High school seniors and best friends, Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges), live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth (Cloris Leachman). As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

The Donut King - Virtual Event

May 12, 10:00 am REGISTER HERE
May 12, 5:30 pm REGISTER HERE

The Donut King tells the story of a Cambodian refugee who escaped genocide and overcame poverty to build a life for himself - and hundreds of other immigrant families - by baking America's favorite pastry and building an unlikely multimillion-dollar empire of donut shops.
Travel with Milwaukee PBS!
With COVID-19 vaccinations now available to the entire adult population, Milwaukee PBS is pleased to offer several safe, entertaining travel experiences you can plan for later this year. 
 
From August 30 to September 1, visit the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in upper Michigan. Get crafty in Door County, September 15 to 17. And experience the majesty of autumn on the Mississippi River from
October 5 to 7.
 
For more information on these and other travel opportunities, click here.
The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the Great Plow-Up, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
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