History Sandwiched In

The Skeleton Bridge Archaeological Site - Ep. 434

Kent Dickerson, Field Coordinator for the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Archaeology Program.

Kent Dickerson shares archaeological discoveries from late Paleo-indian through late woodland eras at the Skeleton bridge site on the banks of Daggets Creek in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

Gaylord Nelson - Ep. 422

Sheila Terman, Cohen Author

Sheila Terman honors Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, by talking about his early life all the way through his 32 years of public service to the country and the state of Wisconsin.

The End of Nature in Wisconsin - Ep. 414

Michael J. Goc, Author, Editor.

Beginning with the first furrow dug by Billy Johnson in 1838, Michael Goc chronicles the end of the prairie environment and the prairie landscape in Wisconsin. Farming, logging, the introduction of cattle and changing the course of waterways all have played a part in creating a new landscape.

Ceramics from Late Woodland Campsites - Ep. 430

Elizabeth Reetz, Archaeologist Wisconsin Historical Society. In 2009, archaeologists evaluated five sites along Highway 77 in northern Burnett County. Participate in this discovery with Elizabeth Reetz as she shares the results of the excavations and how the ceramic assemblages from these sites compare with other types documented in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota....

Cordelia Harvey: The Wisconsin Angel - Ep.406

Bob Kann, Ph.D., Entertainer, Educator, Consultant & Storyteller. Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison.

Bob Kann tells the story of Cordelia Harvey, the Wisconsin Angel. Harvey fought to improve the conditions injured soldiers, from both the Union and Confederate Armies, were subjected to in the make-shift hospitals during the Civil War.

Madison Women Remember: Making an Oral History Book - Ep....

Sarah White, Author

Local author Sarah White presents a slide show about the oral history collection she created to celebrate Madison's Sesquicentennial. White shares the collected memories about diverse women's childhood and coming of age in Madison between the 1920's and the 1970's, capturing their experience of a widening world, and one with much less manual labor, than their mothers knew.

Wisconsin English Words - Ep. 386

Julie Plier, Freelance Lexicographer, Luanne von Schneidemesser Senior Editor for the Dictionary of American Regional English

Julie Plier, freelance lexicographer and Luanne von Schneidemesser, senior editor for the Dictionary of American Regional English, talk about Wisconsin words and discuss how various ethnic and cultural groups have influenced and enriched the English spoken in our state.

Hungry for Wisconsin - Ep. 378

"Hungry for Wisconsin: A Tasty Guide for Travelers" celebrates the people, places and foods that define this part of the world. From horseradish to sauerkraut, funeral wieners in Whitelaw to roller-skating carhops in Oshkosh and La Crosse, Mary Bergin describes food that remains honest to its ingredients.

The Life and Death of the S.S. Wisconsin - Ep. 368

Hank Whipple, Former Member, Board of Curators, Wisconsin Historical Society.The same day the stock market crashed in October of 1929, the steamer S.S. Wisconsin sank in Lake Michigan off Kenosha, Wis. Join Hank Whipple, past member of the Board of Curators for the Wisconsin Historical Society, as he shares her story.

People of the Sturgeon - Ep. 363

Kathleen Kline Science Writer, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. "People of the Sturgeon" is a history of the cultures surrounding lake sturgeon in Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago region. While other populations of sturgeon were almost wiped out, Winnebago sturgeon have survived and flourished through a community-wide effort of people who are now joined together as People of the Sturgeon....

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