Arts/Culture

Wisconsin and Prohibition: A Clash of Cultures - Ep. 616

Norman Gilliland, host of University Place Presents, interviews Booth Fowler, Professor Emeritus in the UW-Madison Department of Political Science and author of "Wisconsin
Votes: An Electoral History," on the history of how the 18th amendment to the constitution became law, with a focus on Wisconsin and its beer culture.

Marching Down the Field - Ep. 612

Stuart Stotts, author, claims that sometimes being a hero means having to fight. Learn about the fighting attitudes of Curly Lambeau and Lucius Fairchild and their essential contributions to Wisconsin history and culture.

Cluck: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks - Ep. 608

Susan Troller, a writer for The Capital Times, shares her book, "Cluck: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks." Troller tells stories of Wisconsin folk and their experiences raising chickens in their backyards.

B is for Battle Cry: A Civil War Alphabet - Ep. 603

Patricia Bauer, author, and David Geister, illustrator, present a costumed reading of Civil War era Wisconsin newspapers and from their book, "B is for Battle Cry." Sherry and Don Ladig, musicians from the mid-19th century American music band "The New Pearl Buttons," provide music and accompaniment for Patricia Bauer as she sings songs from the war.

Hasn't Everything Been Mapped Already!? - Ep. 596

Tanya Buckingham, President and Executive Director, North American Cartographic Information Society creates maps for people of all ages and for numerous publications. While researching thematic maps, Buckingham was surprised that many topics have not been mapped and that for some topics there was no data at all.

Pro Arte Quartet Celebrates 100 Years - Ep. 587

Pro Arte Quartet members David Perry, violinist, Suzanne Beia, violinist, Sally Chisholm, violist, Parry Karp, cellist, Norman Gilliland, host of University Place Presents.
The Pro Arte Quartet joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the quartet. Learn about the history of the quartet and enjoy a sampling of their music.

The Changing Nature of Television News - Ep. 593

James L. Baughman, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, UW- Madison, Jeff Greenfield, Senior Political Correspondent, CBS News, David Tabacoff , Senior Executive Producer, Fox News, Jill Geisler, Senior Faculty, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News, Chris Bury, National Correspondent, ABC News. A panel of experts discusses the future of TV news.

A Conversation with Errol Morris - Ep. 508

Academy Awarding-winning director and University of Wisconsin -Madison alumnus Errol Morris talks with University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland.

Hear Mr. Morris talk about his acclaimed films such as the "Thin Blue Line" and "The Fog of War" as well as about his years in Wisconsin.

Waking Sleeping Beauty - Ep. 532

Peter Schneider, producer of the movie "Waking Sleeping Beauty," discusses the creative process and the importance of both having good ideas and having the ability to spot good ideas. Schneider focuses on the revival of Disney animation in the 1980s and '90s.

Black Music and the Black Experience in Vietnam - Ep. 527

Lauren Onkey, the vice president of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, moderates this panel discussion about the role black music played during the Vietnam War and the experiences of the panel members. Panel members include: Art Flowers, an associate professor in the Dept. of English at Syracuse University, William Bell, a soul singer and songwriter, and drummer Clyde Stubblefield.

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