History Sandwiched In

Effigy Mounds of Madison and the Four Lakes - Ep. 463

Robert Birmingham, Former State Archaeologist, Wisconsin Historical Society.

Robert Birmingham explores the effigy mound landscape of Wisconsin, focusing specifically on the Madison area and the four lakes. He also dissects the cultural importance of Indian mounds and the myths that surround them.

A Century of Farming with Horses - Ep. 441

Jerry Apps, Author, "Horse Drawn Days."

Jerry Apps talks about horse-drawn days - the days of horse-drawn machinery on farms and his own experiences with this.

Victor Berger - Ep. 436

Ryan Swadley, Wisconsin Historical Museum.

Ryan Swadley discusses the history of socialism and the part Victor Berger played in the socialist movement in Milwaukee in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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.

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