Lions Pride, Mental Health and UW Varsity Band Highlight New September Programs

August 29, 2022 Alyssa Beno

In September, learn about efforts to tackle suicide crises in the United States, how a famous pride of lions is fighting for its survival in Kenya, and watch the UW Varsity Band perform after a two-year hiatus. Watch these programs on PBS Wisconsin or download for free PBS video app on every device you stream TV to, including Roku, Apple TV, Smartphones, Smart TVs and more!

coping with suicide

8 p.m. Tuesday, September 13

Explore the harrowing stories of those affected by suicide – one of America’s most pressing health crises – and travel to the front lines of research with scientists whose work is leading to better prevention and treatment .

C.J. scatter

9:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13

Grieving mum Hallie Twomey has taken to social media after losing her son CJ, an Air Force veteran, to suicide. His request: to honor the memory of his son and his passion for travel by scattering his ashes in as many amazing places as possible.

Lion: The Rise and Fall of Swamp Pride

8 p.m. Wednesday, September 14

This groundbreaking documentary tells the epic story of the famous pride of the marsh lions as it fights for its survival in Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. In a world where lions and humans are increasingly at odds, the film traces the rise and fall of pride, documented by the BBC for over 30 years. With archival footage and testimonials from those who filmed Pride and lived alongside it, Lion is a powerful story of shifting loyalties, bloody takeovers, complex family dynamics, and sheer resilience.

UW University Band Concert 2022

Corey Pompey, Director of Michael E. Leckrone Sports Bands and Associate Director of Bands, thanks the crowd during the closing moments of the UW Varsity Band’s Spring Concert at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 22, 2022. ( Photo by Althea Dotzour/UW–Madison)

8 p.m. Monday, September 26

Third-year director Corey Pompey leads the UW Varsity Band through a mix of new material and familiar favorites, including a tribute to the music of Queen and a tribute to members of our nation’s armed forces.

Comments are closed.