Rob Reid, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education Studies at UW-Eau Claire, models storytelling techniques designed to engage children in the story you are reading to them. Reid shares his list of favorite read out loud books.
Frank Stella, Artist, joins Stephen Fleischman, Director, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Richard H. Axsom, Senior Curator, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Jordan Schnitzer, Art Collector, to share his life story and discuss where he finds inspiration for his artwork.
Christopher Pullman, Former Vice President, Branding and Design, WGBH, shares the story of how he became a television designer at WGBH Public Television in Boston, what it was like working at WGBH and what he learned from the experience.
Joseph Elder, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology UW-Madison, explores Mahatma Gandhi’s belief system and its pertinence to society today.
Donald Jellerson, Assistant Professor, Languages and Literatures, UW-Whitewater, examines the cinematic portrayals of Shakespeare’s Kate from the “Taming of the Shrew.”
Monica Macaulay and Rand Valentine, Professors, Department of Linguistics, UW-Madison, explore the history of Wisconsin Native American languages, discuss the decline in use of the languages and describe the revitalization projects working to bring back the Ojibwe, Menominee, Potawatomi, Hocak, and Oneida languages.
Floor van de Velde, Visiting Artist Lecturer, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, shares her artwork which fuses science and art. Van de Velde focuses on the history of light in artwork and introduces her work.
Alex Zhu, Winner, 2015 Young Artists' Competition, Racine Symphony Orchestra, and accompanist Seungwha Baek, Madison, join Norman Gilliland for a violin and piano performance which aired live on “The Midday” program on Wisconsin Public Radio.
Tom DuBois, Professor, Department of Scandinavian Studies, UW-Madison, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the indigenous people of Northern Europe, the Sami. DuBois explains the culture of the Sami people who have lived in the area for thousands of years.
Sam Weller, Author, "The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury," delves into Ray Bradbury’s life and writings focusing on “Fahrenheit 451.” Weller, Bradbury’s official biographer, discusses Bradbury’s life and the cultural influences which culminated in the writing of the book.