Arts/Culture

Where Art and Audience Collide: Smashing Assumptions

Elizabeth Streb Choreographer and Founder STREB Lab for Action Mechanics discusses the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, SLAM. She describes it as an effort to change the space that creative people work in.

Developing New Space: The Only Local Initiative - Ep. 660

Ruth Shelly, the executive director of Madison Children's Museum, discusses the museum's focus on using local people, using local products and using processes that involve the local community to create the new museum space.

A Conversation with Gwen Ifill - Ep. 651

Gwen Ifill, the moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" shares her journey beginning as a newspaper reporter to her present job at PBS. Ifill talks about her mentor, Tim Russert, her tried and true means to get a comment for a story and her work at PBS.

Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural World...

Kimberly Blaeser, professor, Dept.of English at UW-Milwaukee, Debra Kang Dean, MFA in Writing faculty at Spalding University, Maria Melendez, editor/publisher of Pilgrimage Magazine, Lauret Savoy, professor of Environmental Studies & Geology at Mount Holyoke College, and Patrick Thomas, publisher of "Colors of Nature: Culture Identity and the Natural World" investigate culture, place and identity.

Portraits of Manhattan before and after 9/11: Voice of a...

Richard Quinney, author and founder of Borderland Books, and Susan C. Fox, a professor at Corcoran College of Art & Design discuss Manhattan in the late 1960s and from 2002-2006. Quinney's book, "Once Upon an Island," includes photographs of the construction of the World Trade Center and New York City in the late 1960s. Fox chronicles the lasting affect 9/11 had on the surrounding communities.

Voices of Labor and Social Justice in Wisconsin - Ep. 642

Bruce Mouser, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at UW-LaCrosse, and Paul Boyer Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at UW-Madison, introduce two powerful voices from the 19th century in this look at the deep roots of labor activism and social justice in Wisconsin. Mouser focuses on George Edwin Taylor while Boyer explores Robert Koehler's painting, "The Strike."

Making Fast Food - Ep. 638

Nicolaas Mink, a visiting assistant professor in the Environmental Studies Department at Knox College, discusses the deep roots of fast food in American life and culture. We normally think of fast food beginning in the American suburbs with the emergence of great chains like McDonald's, but that's not the case.

Entrepreneurship and the Arts - Ep. 633

Ben Sidran, musician and author, discusses the intersection of the arts and entrepreneurialism. He introduces his upcoming book, "There was a Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream," and shares his experiences in the music business.

Old Time Radio Drama: The Time Machine - Ep. 629

Join Wisconsin Public Radio's "Old Time Radio Show" for a live broadcast of H.G. Wells' play "The Time Machine." Produced by Norman Gilliland and adapted by Patricia Boyette, student actors from the UW-Madison Dept. of Theater and Drama travel through time and meet beings from the year 100,080.

Explorations from Music and Neuroscience - Ep. 628

Steve Paulson from Wisconsin Public Radio moderates a lecture, meditation, jazz performance, and discussion with Richard Davidson, the Director of the Lab for Affective Neuroscience at UW-Madison, Ben Sidran, a renowned musician and author, and musicians Leo Sidran and Billy Peterson. Davidson and Ben Sidran explore the relationship between the brain and music.

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