Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. Focuses on the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger and obesity in the United States (2011) – DVD (84:00) Discussion guides available online.
Three-sided banner designed to hang from a ceiling. Each side of the triangular shaped structure measures three feet high and six feet wide. The UW-Extension logo appears on all three sides of the banner which is appropriate for use by any Extension division. The 50 pound banner can be assembled by one person, but a second person would be helpful. The banner must be assembled and disassembled. Instructions are provided. Because of the size and weight of the banner, individuals who would like to borrow it are responsible for making arrangements to pick it up or ship it. The banner and frame are housed in a wheeled carrying case. (2013) – DISPLAY WITH ASSEMBLY PARTS AND INSTRUCTIONS.
Byron Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identify. Through candid interviews with soul food cooks, historians, and scholars, as well as with doctors, family members, and everyday people, he puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its positive and negative consequences. Hurt also explores the socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods, where it can be difficult to find healthy options, and meets some pioneers in the emerging food justice movement who are challenging the food industry, encouraging communities to “go back to the land” by creating sustainable and eco-friendly gardens, advocating for healthier options in local supermarkets, supporting local farmers’ markets, avoiding highly processed fast foods, and cooking healthier versions of traditional soul food. (2012) – DVD (64:00)
PBS Frontline production exploring the lives of three young girls and their family struggles with poverty. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, an unflinching and revealing exploration of what poverty means to children, and to the country’s future. (2012) – DVD (55:38).
Four hour documentary series shedding light on the root causes of socio-economic and racial inequities in health – why some of us get sicker more often and die sooner. Documents mounting evidence of how inequities in a variety of aspects of life such as the jobs we do, the wealth we enjoy, the neighborhoods we live in – can get under the skin and disrupt our biology as surely as germs and viruses. Useful for facilitating community and/or coalition forums on health disparities. (2008) – DVD (4 hours), PROGRAM GUIDE.
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display highlighting UWEX Family Living’s current and future programming. Designed to be used with the Family Living Centennial Display (#19125), which commemorates the role of Family Living Programs in the history of UWEX Cooperative Extension, but may be used separately. Intended for use at both internal and external events where staff wants to provide a professional look and presence for Cooperative Extension and Family Living Programs. (2012) – RETRACTABLE BANNER STAND VERTICAL DISPLAY WITH FOLDING SUPPORTING ROD.
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display commemorating the role of Family Living Programs in the history of UWEX Cooperative Extension. Designed to be used along with “Making Life Better for Wisconsin’s Families Display” (#19126) which highlights Family Living’s current and future programming, but may be used separately. Intended for use at both internal and external events where staff wants to provide a professional look and presence for Cooperative Extension and Family Living Programs. (2012) -RETRACTABLE BANNER STAND VERTICAL DISPLAY WITH FOLDING SUPPORTING ROD.
Horizontal banner designed around the CES core values, celebrating the Centennial of UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension. Measures 2’ x 8’, with grommets for hanging. **NOTE: This is not the Centennial Display (#19100) which is a free standing “window shade” style display also available from the Media Collection** (2012) – 2’ x 8’ HORIZONTAL BANNER.
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display celebrating UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension’s Centennial. Designed around the CES core values, the display features pictures incorporating historical themes as determined by the Centennial History Committee. Measures 40” W x 9 “D x 84” H when fully extended in its own stand. **This is not the Centennial Banner (#19105) which is a 2’ x 8’ horizontal banner with grommets for hanging also available from the Media Collection** (2012) – RETRACTABLE BANNER STAND VERTICAL DISPLAY WITH FOLDING SUPPORT ROD.
Focuses on how to organize and maintain successful 4-H groups. VHS VIDEO. See title below for more complete information.
Fire souls are people who are passionate about an issue. In this case the issue is sustainability. This program details the work of people in northwest Wisconsin to create sustainable communities that would be ecologically, economically and socially healthy. (2010) – DVD (15:00)
Focuses on the collection of the WI Geological and Natural History Survey which details the history of the earth in Wisconsin. The WGNHS “Library” is comprised of huge rocks to fist-sized samples, core samples, cuttings and mine maps. The program discusses the importance of the collection, the work of the scientists who query the collection and its value in helping to solve ground water problems and other geological issues. (2005) – DVD (13:00)
Examines twelve estuaries along Wisconsin’s northern coastline on Lake Superior. An individual knowledgeable about each estuary offers their perspective on what makes that particular estuary both important and unique. (2004) – DVD (47:00).
An entertaining and poignant introduction to socioeconomic class in America. Through interviews with a variety of people from different classes People Like Us raises questions about the ways, large and small, in which Americans classify each other, how our inherited social class affects our self-perceptions and our expectations, and how race and other factors complicate an already complex arrangement of social distinctions in our society. (2001) – VHS VIDEO (124 min), TEACHER’S GUIDE.
Conveys a hopeful message that together people can make changes to reduce child poverty. Provides illustrations of Wisconsin urban and rural communities and the success they have realized through collective energy. (2007) – DVD (22:00), “VISION 2020 REPORT CARD” (15p).
An unwavering look at America’s working poor – people who work hard and play by the rules, but never seem to get ahead. Over a period of three years, follows four hard-working individuals as they strive for their piece of the American Dream but find only low wages, dead end jobs, and a tattered safety net in their way. Brings the disturbing reality of the working poor into the light of day with a mix of facts about poverty and social injustice and the personal testimony of real-life workers. (2005) – DVD (85:00), DISCUSSION GUIDE (31p).
A series of conversations with both residents and service providers in Oneida County, Wisconsin takes a look at how poverty affects all aspects of life there. After an introduction (10:49), segments focus on Access to both health and child care (8:42), Transportation and the disabled (8:12), Food insecurity (7:00) and Housing (8:41). Conversations with low-income county residents who discuss their personal situations, are interspersed with service providers who talk about some of the options available to them. (2009) – DVD (43:00)
Segment from 60 Minutes II which focuses on the prevalence of hunger among the working poor. Interviews several families found in food lines in Ohio in order to show the face of hunger in America today. Serves as a nice complement to presentations about hunger. (2003) – DVD (13:00)
Selected Hmong language programs from the Bridging Hmong American Series, produced by Time Warner Cable of NE Wisconsin in cooperation with UWEX Outagamie County staff. Each program is produced to meet an educational need of the Hmong community expressed by community leaders. VHS VIDEOS/DVDS (Hmong language). SEE INDIVIDUAL TITLES FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Part of Time Warner Cable of NE Wisconsin’s “Bridging Hmong American” series aimed at helping the Hmong adjust to life in the U.S. Disciplining young children is a challenge. Traditional methods are challenged by the American culture. Dr. Long shares parenting techniques for young children and explains the importance of parents serving as role models. He also discusses family rules. (1994) – VHS VIDEO (29:00 – Hmong language). (Bridging Hmong American Series)
Intended for use as an orientation program introducing 4-H volunteers to their role in 4-H. Intended to strengthen volunteer understanding of how to work with youth through 4-H. Encourages safe practices for 4-H youth and adult volunteers. Includes pdf and PowerPoint files as well as video detailing what constitutes the 4 categories of child abuse, outlines the warning signs that aid in recognizing if abuse is occurring, who to contact and what to report. (2002) – CLOSE CAPTIONED DVD-ROM CONTAINS VIDEO (11:43), POWERPOINT AND PDF FILES.
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display in its own stand providing general information about UW-Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs. Designed for use at conferences and public events to educate colleagues and the public about ANRE. (2011) – SELF-CONTAINED DISPLAY, TELESCOPING POLE.
Used in recruitment, provides a personal perspective on working for Extension from nine county agents from the Central District. Also includes comments about the contributions and commitment that Extension has made in the district from Extension clients. (2009) – DVD (21:00)
Features key programs that exemplify Milwaukee County CES’ objective of providing high-quality, low-cost educational opportunities that: emphasize personal and professional skill building, reach those who are traditionally underserved, help improve quality of life and strengthen organizations. (2010) – DVD (17:00)
Explores the diverse activities along one of Wisconsin’s great natural resources. Portrays many aspects of the Wisconsin River, from its history, to its management for flood control and use by industries, to its use as a wildlife habitat and recreation area. (1986) – DVD (29:00)
6/22/05 UWEX satellite videoconference offering an introduction to Transformational Education. Examines the characteristics of Transformational Education and how it applies to Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. Features a case study and county initiatives that exemplify Transformational Education. (2005) – DVD VIDEO (2 hours), PROGRAM GUIDE.
4/16/07 videoconference coordinated by the UWEX & UW Colleges Status of Women’s Committee and UW System Women’s Studies Consortium and Women and Science Program. Features Betsy Leondar-Wright, a leading consultant and writer on the topic of building alliances across classes who speaks about ways to create a more inclusive workplace and suggests ways to better understand and serve our diverse clients. (2007) – DVD (55:00)
“A sourcebook of youth-driven ideas and activities on race diversity”, this kit uses Wisconsin Public Television broadcasts to spark interest and discussion among 4-H youth, ages 12-18 on the subjects of race and diversity. Consists of three activity modules – “Understanding personal cultural identity”, “Identifying and dispelling stereotypes” and “Adapting to a new home (immigration). Each module contains a set of video clips to be watched as the basis for discussion and activity. Modules can be implemented in any order and each will take approximately 45-60 minutes, with the option of continuing for a longer period of time. (2004) – DVD, SOURCEBOOK.
A modern-day fable about empowerment, effective communication and team building skills within the context of diversity. An excellent diversity education resource that can be used with a wide range of groups, including office teams, clubs, organziations, etc. The accompanying Leader’s Guide provides two seminar designs, discussion questions, how-to’s, strategies, and background information. (1995) – VHS VIDEO (11:00), LEADER GUIDE.
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display in its own stand, providing general information about the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). Designed for use at conferences and public events to educate colleagues and the public about WNEP. Measures 32″ W x 80″ H in 8.5″ D stand when fully extended. Replaces 2003 tri-panel version. **Small 3 panel tabletop version also available – #18605** (2011) – SELF-CONTAINED DISPLAY, TELESCOPING POLE.
Small 3 panel tabletop display providing general information about the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). Designed for use at conferences and public events to educate colleagues and the public about FLP. **Requires small display board (two 19” side panels, one 20” center panel, 24” high) – #16814, which may be booked separately.** Self-contained “banner style” version also available – #18604. (2003) – 3 DISPLAY PANELS, PRINT MATERIALS, 2 TABLE COVERS.
Retractable “window shade” style vertical display in its own stand providing general information about UWEX Family Living Programs. Designed for use at conferences and public events to educate colleagues and the public about FLP. Measures 32″ W x 80″ H in 8.5″ D stand when fully extended. Replaces 2003 three panel tabletop display. (2010) – SELF- CONTAINED DISPLAY WITH TELESCOPING POLE
Intended for Hmong audiences. A 4-part, interactive video focusing on different ways to save money and buy the best available foods at the supermarket. Written at a very elementary level for Hmong audiences. Part 1: “Knowing What to Buy” (9:00). Part 2: “Buying Fresh Foods” (13:00). Part 3: “Making Good Food Choices” (11:00). Part 4: “Deciding What to Buy” (20:00). **Hmong language version also available #16323** (1988) – VHS VIDEO (53:00), PRINT MATERIALS.
Intended for Hmong audiences. A 4-part, interactive video focusing on different ways to save money and buy the best available foods at the supermarket. Part 1: “Knowing What to Buy” (9:00). Part 2: “Buying Fresh Foods” (13:00). Part 3: “Making Good Food Choices” (11:00). Part 4: “Deciding What to Buy” (20:00). **English language version also available #16316** (1988) – VHS VIDEO (53:00), PRINT MATERIALS.
Designed for professionals working with older adults and their family members who are planning ahead for the transfer of non-titled property, or with family members and personal representatives who are in the process of making decisions about transferring non-titled property after the death of a family member. (1996, revised 1999) – DVD (14:00), EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE NOTEBOOK AND OTHER PRINT MATERIALS.
3 panel display describing Family Living’s efforts related to poverty and financial management education. Covers three categories (one on each panel): Raising awareness about poverty, Building skills of professions that work with individuals in poverty, and Direct teaching of skills for low income individuals. **Requires large display board (two 27” side panels, one 28” center panel, 35” high) – #17635, and header panel (same width, 12” high) – #17636, both of which may be booked separately.** (2005) – 3 PANEL DISPLAY & HEADER.
Takes a look at Extension’s Urban Initiative, whose goal is to build leadership and healthy communities in Wisconsin cities. Focuses on the Urban Initiative in Racine and Kenosha Counties which provides a one stop shop with Extension agents working as a team and sharing resources to build programs to improve both communities. (2001) – VHS VIDEO (16:00)
A series of short vignettes illustrates: Unproductive meetings; Well-run meetings; Agenda development; Delegation; Weak and effective chairing of meetings. While the examples are 4-H related, this could be used with other groups. VHS VIDEO, PROGRAM GUIDE. **Note: Accompanying curriculum which includes content, teaching outlines and handouts may be obtained from the state 4-H office**. (1987) – VHS VIDEO (18:00). (Youth Volunteers in Motion Series).
The story of the Coon Creek watershed in Vernon County, Wisconsin, one of the most studied watersheds in the country. In 1933 Coon Creek watershed was selected as the first erosion control demonstration project in the nation. Many of the soil conservation practices experimented with there are still in use today. The project was wildly successful. It slowed erosion, improved fertility and agriculture in the Coon Creek was vitalized. (2005) – DVD (9:00)
Nancy Schumm Burgess, author of Wisconsin Barns takes the viewer on a video tour of two historic Swiss Cantilevered Forebay barns in Green County. (2010) – DVD (10:00)
Part of Time Warner Cable of NE Wisconsin’s “Bridging Hmong American” series aimed at helping the Hmong adjust to life in the U.S. Helps parents understand early adolescent development, and realize the importance of making specific rules. Discusses the importance of communicating those rules to family members. Specific rules discussed include chores, homework, mealtime and bedtime. (2002) – VHS VIDEO (Hmong Language) (27:00). (Bridging Hmong American Series)