Joan Houston Hall, chief editor of The Dictionary of American Regional English at UW-Madison, explores whether American English is becoming “homogenized” by the media and the mobility of the American population. Based on fieldwork and a collection of written materials, DARE includes terms that we use that are “normal” to us but that may not be understood by people in other places.
Jennifer Uphoff Gray, the artistic director of Forward Theater Company, discusses the intersection between an artist endeavor and entrepreneurship. Gray talks about the mission statement of the organization and the financial and artistic goals set at the inception of the Forward Theater Company in 2009.
Dave Nelson, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at UW-Madison, and Lauren Kroiz, an assistant professor in the Department of Art History at UW-Madison, discuss the John Steuart Curry mural “The Social Benefits of Research in Biochemistry” which depicts discoveries by researchers Stephen Babcock, E.B. Hart, Harry Steenbock, and E.V. McCollum.
Phillip Hurley, the co-owner of Sardine and Marigold Kitchen Restaurants, discusses how he became an entrepreneur in this interview with Entrepreneurialism in Society Professor Jeanan Yasari. Hurley shares his background and the steps he took to open two restaurants in Madison.
Robert Ernie Boszhardt, president of the Wisconsin Archaeological Society, and Geri Schrab, water color painter, join University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the history of rock art in Wisconsin.
Kathleen Stokker, a professor of Scandinavian Studies at Luther College, Solveig Shavland a researcher and translator at the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library, and Richard Quinney, an author and the founder of Borderland Books discuss “And Then Came the Liberators.” The book is about the occupation of Norway by Germany from 1940-1945.
Kristine Weir-Martell, the Dir. of Programs at the Ten Chimneys Foundation, provides a glimpse into the lives and style of actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne during their time at Ten Chimneys. Weir-Martell discusses the music and theater programs which allow the traditions of the Lunts to continue.
David Maraniss, author of "They Marched into Sunlight," discusses his book and presents a dance based on the parallel story of the First Infantry Division of the Black Lions Battalion fighting in the jungles of Vietnam and the anti-war movement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during two days in October, 1967.
Sean Malone, president, Ten Chimneys Foundation
Sean Malone illuminates the lives and careers of the legendary stage acting husband and wife duo of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, explaining their decision to remain stage actors instead of choosing the big screen. He also focuses on their post-performance life and retirement to their home of Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin.
Jonathan Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison.
Jonathan Gray discusses the ancillary aspects of film, such as trailers and promotion, that have developed over time and how they can affect perception of the movie itself.