History Sandwiched In

The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign - Ep. 266

Lance Herdegen, an author and historian, delves into the history of the Iron Brigade--Wisconsin and Michigan soldiers fighting in the Civil War. Herdegen explains the Black Hat and Iron Brigade labels and discusses the battles in which they fought.

A Freedom Journey to the Milton House - Ep. 263

Cori Olson, Executive Director, Milton House Museum

Pioneer Joseph Goodrich built what is now the oldest concrete home in the U.S. Goodrich created a tunnel used for the Underground Railroad, now part of the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Translating a Uniquely American Home...

Virginia Boyd, Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison

Frank Lloyd Wright was committed to designing a house that reflected a uniquely American way of life. Professor Virginia Boyd identifies several ways he translated his abstract ideas about an appropriate American house form into actual design.

Horribly Odd Wisconsin - Ep. 230

Erika Janik, Freelance writer

Erika Janik used her interest in strange things in history to energize her collection of bizarre stories, which she collaborated to create her book and exhibit called "Odd Wisconsin".

Fill 'er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations -...

Jim Draeger, Author; Mark Speltz, Author

Co-authors of "Fill'er up" Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz present on the topic of gas stations, followed by questions from the audience and book signings.

Reforming The Presidential Election Process - Ep. 238

David Canon, Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Professor David Canon discusses how Washington is broken and his ideas for fixing it. He points out the flaws of the nomination and election process then proposes potential remedies.

Fighting Bob La Follette's Progressivism: Past, Present,...

Nancy C. Unger, Professor, Department of History, Santa Clara Univeristy

Nancy Unger expresses her fascination with Bob LaFollette's progressive legacy in her lecture entitled "Fighting Bob LaFollette's Progressivism, Past, Present and Future". He was recognized as one of the seven greatest senators in American history. She aims to increase understanding and appreciation for what he created.

Wisconsin's Forgotten Lost Battalion Heroes - Ep. 152

Historian and author Robert J. Laplander

Robert Laplander talks about "The Lost Battalion" being the bloodiest battle America has ever been involved in. He discusses the history of what really happened during this event and its connection to Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Immigrant Experience: A View from Language...

Joseph Salmons, Professor, Department of German, UW-Madison

Wisconsinites know and regularly celebrate the role of immigration in our state's history. Language is one of the most important things immigrants bring with them. UW Madison Professor Joseph Salmons talks about language as a window onto the immigrant experience, past and present.

Wisconsin's First Mound Builders - Ep. 175

John Broihahn, State Archeologist and Keith Jasin, Masters Student in Cultural Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee, State Archeologist

Wisconsin celebrates Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month each May. John H. Broihahn as he shares interesting details about the mounds and burial-mound building development in Wisconsin.

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