University Place Presents

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.

Touchless Automatic Wonder - Ep. 407

Lewis Koch, Photographer
Norman Gilliland, Wisconsin Public Broadcasting

Photographer Lewis Koch discusses his work and his new book "Touchless Automatic Wonder" with interviewer Norman Gilliland.

The Rise and Fall of Teotihuacan – Ep. 781

Sarah Clayton, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at UW-Madison, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the mysteries of Teotihuacan, the site of an ancient city in central Mexico. Excavations of the area, including chambers in the pyramids, give a glimpse into the lives of the people who lived there.

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