History Sandwiched In

The Geologic Story of Four Lakes - Ep. 748

David Mickelson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geology & Geophysics at UW-Madison, shares the geologic story of Lake Mendota, Glacial Lake Wisconsin, Indian Lake and Devil’s Lake.

The All American Girls Professional Baseball League - Ep.743

Author Bob Kann, author of "Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero," shares Kenosha native Joyce Westerman’s stories of growing up during the Great Depression, working at American Motors, and playing professional baseball. Westerman played for eight years in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League depicted in the movie, "A League of Their Own."

Ten Chimneys: More Than A Great Museum - Ep. 577

Kristine Weir-Martell, the Dir. of Programs at the Ten Chimneys Foundation, provides a glimpse into the lives and style of actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne during their time at Ten Chimneys. Weir-Martell discusses the music and theater programs which allow the traditions of the Lunts to continue.

The Ku Klux Klan in Wisconsin, Part II - Ep. 473

Mike Jacobs, assistant professor, Department of History, UW Baraboo.

Mike Jacobs goes into detail about the secret codes and traditions of the Ku Klux Klan. He also delves into their precise activity in the state of Wisconsin.

The Ku Klux Klan in Wisconsin 1920-1930 - Ep. 394

Mike Jacobs, Assistant Professor, UW Baraboo/Sauk County Historical Department

Mike Jacobs, Assistant Professor of History at UW Baraboo/Sauk county, lectures on the history of the Ku Klux Klan but focuses on its activities in Wisconsin during the 1920s giving particular attention to its rise, appeal, opponents and ultimate decline.

Spirits in the Hills - Ep. 365

Sara Rath, Author. In the "spirit" of Odd Wisconsin, Sara Rath takes you through the history of the Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp, which has been welcoming visitors since 1893. Mediums are still in residence each summer to do readings, seances, and past-life regressions. Rath will trace the development of the camp while sharing stories about the weird happenings there.

Stephen Babcock, E. B. Hart, and the Wisconsin - Ep. 345

David Nelson Academic Program Director, UW-Madison

Vitamins, dietary health, nutrition as a science... it all goes back to the University of Wisconsin. Academic Program Director, David Nelson, shares Babcock and Hart's contributions to science. Together, Babcock and Hart encouraged and inspired a generation of nutrition researchers, including Harry STeenbock and Conrad Elvehjem.

Wisconsin Ice Cream Production - Ep. 317

Bill Klein Manager, Campus Dairy Plant, UW-Madison

Laboratory Manager at University of Wisconsin-Madison Babcock Dairy, Bill Klein, shares the history, trends, production details, quality control, legal standards, and handling requirements of Babcock Hall Ice Cream. Learn why it is good to eat ice cream everyday.

Belle and Bob La Follette: Partners in Politics

Bob Kann, Storyteller, Lecturer, and Author

Bob Kann discusses the lives of Belle and Bob Follette and talks about their partnership in the political world.

Casper Jaggi: Master Swiss Cheese Maker - Ep. 183

Jerry Apps, Author

Wisconsin author and storyteller, Jerry Apps speaks about his book "Casper Jaggi, Master Cheesemaker", which is part of the Badger Biography series.

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