The new season of “Wisconsin Life” on Wisconsin Public Television offers plenty to get excited about. New adventures await – and this year, the award-winning show has a new host to help guide the way.

Viroqua couple Jim Theler and Suzanne Harris are featured in the seventh all-new episode of “Wisconsin Life,” “Taking Shape,” premiering 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, on WPT (7:30 p.m. on Milwaukee PBS).

Host Angela Fitzgerald joins “Wisconsin Life” for the series’ fifth season.

In this episode, Fitzgerald introduces the story of Viroqua’s Theler and Harris, who restored their Driftless Area land back to its original prairie habitat by using a technique called a controlled burn.

The pair, who are also archaeologists, have made many interesting discoveries while restoring their property.

In addition to sharing this story from Viroqua, Fitzgerald visits the Jurustic Park sculpture garden in Marshfield and introduces stories from elsewhere throughout the state, including a leading African playwright who now calls Eau Claire home; a self-taught “fish carver” from Niagara; and a UW-Madison student from the tiny town of Freedom who became an American Ninja Warrior.

This season sees Fitzgerald crossing the state to visit places such as the vast Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest in north-central Wisconsin and Food Enterprise and Economic Development (FEED) Kitchens in Madison.

Learn more about Fitzgerald and explore “Wisconsin Life” episodes and extras online at WisconsinLife.org.

“Wisconsin Life” is a partnership project of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio.

In addition to the television program, audio stories can be heard on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. during “Morning Edition,” on “Central Time” at 4:15 on Wednesdays, and on “The Morning Show” Fridays at 6:55 a.m.

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