Arts/Culture

Arts/Culture

Two Wisconsin Authors - Ep. 352

Jane Hamilton, Author. David Rhodes, Author

In a humorous presentation at the 2009 Wisconsin Book Festival, authors Jane Hamilton and David Rhodes present excerpts from their latest works. Hamilton reads from her sixth novel, "Laura Rider's Masterpiece," and Rhodes reads from his 2008 novel, "Driftless."

Studs Terkel's - Ep. 349

Harvey Pekar, Comic-book Writer & Author
Paul Buhle, PhD, Author

Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle appear at the 2009 Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss the graphic adaptation of "Working" by Studs Terkel; it's the first effort to translate Terkel's oral history classic into comic art.

Science & Decision Making - Ep. 348

Jonah Lehrer, Author & Contributing Editor, "Wired"

Jonah Lehrer writes on the topics of psychology, neuroscience and the relationship between science and the humanities. The author of "How We Decide" and "Proust was a Neuroscientist," he appears at the 2009 Wisconsin Book Festival with a presentation titled "From Marshmallows to Metacognition: What Can Science Teach Us About Decision-Making?"

Personal Identity on the Internet - Facebook - Ep. 324

Cabell Gathman PhD Student, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison

PhD student in the sociology department Cabell Gathman tells about her research and interest area in how people present themselves on the internet as opposed to how they present themselves in face-to-face interactions.

Science Behind Wisconsin Foods - Ep. 314

Cathy Vrentas Interim Biotechnology Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Biotechnology Center and UW-Cooperative Extension

Cathy Vrentas set up a cheese tasting in order to explain the science behind cheese as well as beer.

Visions and Voices - Ep. 296

Roberta Hill, Associate Professor, English and American Indian Studies, UW-Madison
Aaron Birdbear, Graduate Student and Graduate Research Scholar, UW-Madison School of Education
Janice Rice, Outreach Coordinator, College Library, UW-Madison
Lanny Nesoer

The history and stories passed down by Roberta Hill as she tells of her grandparents, Charles Abram Hill and Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill.

Arts and Entrepreneurialism - Ep. 295

Megan Blake-Horst, Gallery Manager, Absolutely Art

Meghan Blake-Horst is the gallery manager for a community-based art gallery on the east side of Madison called Absolutely Art. Her gallery showcases affordable art and stresses the importance and impact of buying locally.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Translating a Uniquely American Home...

Virginia Boyd, Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison

Frank Lloyd Wright was committed to designing a house that reflected a uniquely American way of life. Professor Virginia Boyd identifies several ways he translated his abstract ideas about an appropriate American house form into actual design.

The Arts and Entrepreneurialism - Ep. 247

Toni Sikes, Founder, The Guild

Founder and artistic advisor of The Guild Inc., Toni Sykes talks about how she started her business and where she is today.

The Arts and Entrepreneurialism - Ep. 248

Founder of Oompa Toys, Milanie Cleere tells the story of how she got her business started. They specialize in non-branded, specialty toys, gear and furniture.

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