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.
Lev Raphael, Author
The son of Holocaust survivors, Lev Raphael was haunted by his parents' suffering and traumatic losses under Nazi rule. He appears at the 2009 Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss his book "My Germany: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped," a personal account of his pilgrimage to his parents' meeting place.
Bill Klein Manager, Campus Dairy Plant, UW-Madison
Laboratory Manager at University of Wisconsin-Madison Babcock Dairy, Bill Klein, shares the history, trends, production details, quality control, legal standards, and handling requirements of Babcock Hall Ice Cream. Learn why it is good to eat ice cream everyday.
Jerry Apps, Author
Wisconsin author and storyteller, Jerry Apps speaks about his book "Casper Jaggi, Master Cheesemaker", which is part of the Badger Biography series.
Robert Enright, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, UW-Madison
Founder of the International Forgiveness Institute and author, Robert Enright speaks about this scientific study of forgiveness and its effects.
Yi-Fu Tuan, Professor Emeritu, UW-Madison
Yi-Fu Tuan discusses his latest book entitled "Human Goodness" in which he asks the simple question, "what do we identify and recognize as good?" His book examines what qualities, actions, and characteristics we associate as being good. He looks at isolated incidences, extended periods, and a lifetime of goodness before putting these all together.