Alex Blumberg, Entrepreneur and Former Producer at National Public Radio, shares his experiences moving from a job as a non-profit journalist to becoming the CEO of Gimlet Media, a for-profit company, and what he learned along the way about storytelling. Blumberg is a former co-producer of NPR’s “This American Life” and “Planet Money.”
Christopher Taylor, Professor of Piano at UW-Madison, joins “University Place Presents” host Norman Gilliland at Villa Louis in Prairie du Chien for a concert on the 1879 Centennial Steinway Grand Piano in the historic home’s parlor. Taylor performs classical pieces and traditional American songs.
Barbara Buenger, Professor in the Department of Art History at UW-Madison, joins “University Place Presents” host Norman Gilliland to explore the artwork of Gustav Klimt. Buenger discusses Klimt’s historical vignettes in Viennese Buildings and his work as part of the Secession Movement in the late nineteenth century.
Parker Palmer, Author, and Musicians Carrie Newcomer and Gary Walters, encourage political discussions that bridge political divides and promote a civic community using music and the spoken word. Palmer and Newcomer focus on thoughtfulness, good humor, and hope.
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.