University Place Presents

Disputing Astrology: 2500 Years and Counting - Ep. 591

Peter Sobol, an historian of science, traces the history of astrology to ancient Greek civilization. The Greeks learned about celestial prognostications from the Babylonians and from the Chaldeans. Ancient Greeks began using the arrangement of the heavens when a person was born to discern his fate.

Pro Arte Quartet Celebrates 100 Years - Ep. 587

Pro Arte Quartet members David Perry, violinist, Suzanne Beia, violinist, Sally Chisholm, violist, Parry Karp, cellist, Norman Gilliland, host of University Place Presents.
The Pro Arte Quartet joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the quartet. Learn about the history of the quartet and enjoy a sampling of their music.

A Conversation with Errol Morris - Ep. 508

Academy Awarding-winning director and University of Wisconsin -Madison alumnus Errol Morris talks with University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland.

Hear Mr. Morris talk about his acclaimed films such as the "Thin Blue Line" and "The Fog of War" as well as about his years in Wisconsin.

The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center - Ep. 519

Buddy Huffaker, Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

Buddy Huffaker talks with University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland about the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, a net zero energy use building. Huffaker discusses the use of solar panels, solar hot water heaters and wood as the choices for making the Center a zero energy use facility.

HH Bennett: His American Landscape - Ep. 516

Sara Rath.

Sara Rath joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to chronicle the life of Henry Hamilton Bennet and his career photographing the Wisconsin Dells.

The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens - Ep. 487

Tino Balio, Professor Emeritus, UW Madison

Tino Balio joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the renaissance of foreign films from post World War II until the 1970s.

Nuclear Weapons and the History of Modern America - Ep. 459

Jeremi Suri, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison.

Jeremi Suri delves into the history of nuclear weapons and politics, explaining how it all happened and its lasting affect on American policy and diplomacy. He also explores how this has affected domestic thought.

Madison 1856-1931 - Ep. 448

Stuart Levitan, Historian and Author.

Stuart Levitan dissects the history of the city of Madison, focusing on its many facets including the University of Wisconsin, the Capitol, amongst many others. He also looks at the city's political and geographical landscapes.

From Quill To Hammer - Ep. 439

Trevor Stephenson, Madison Bach Musicians.

Trevor Stephenson looks at the history and music - and those who composed it - of the harpsichord. He also discusses how the evolving mechanics of these stringed instruments, moving from a crow feather with the the harpsichord to a hammer, altered the way music was composed.

Same Time, Same Station - Ep. 432

James L. Baughman, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW Madison.

James Baughman joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the history of television from 1948 to 1961.

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