History

Civil War Memories and Mementos - Ep. 582

Leslie Bellais, Curator of the Wisconsin Historical Society, exhibits artifacts from the Civil War that have a Wisconsin connection. Discover the fascinating stories behind such souvenirs as Governor Lewis Harvey's knife, Vivandiere Eliza Wilson's dress jacket and a contraband collar taken off the neck of a runaway slave.

The Mississippi River in the Civil War - Ep.567

Hank Whipple, a retired attorney, shares his knowledge of the Union's plans during the Civil War for gaining control of the Mississippi and its connecting rivers and for the naval engagement on the Confederate Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

The Centennial Study of Concrete - Ep. 557

Steve Cramer, professor and associate dean of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison, discusses the longest-running university concrete research project in the country. The project began at UW-Madison in 1910 by Owen Withey. Intended to last ten years, the study has continued for a century.

Nativist Propaganda in American History - Ep. 553

Mike Jacobs, a professor at UW-Baraboo/Sauk Co., focuses on the propaganda employed by the nativist faction--xenophobes who believe any new Americans should resemble the macro-culture in appearance, customs and ambition. Jacobs demonstrates that fears have neither changed nor diminished over the course of American history.

How One Negro League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball -...

Adrian Burgos, a professor in the Department of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, shares the story of Alejandro Pompez, an Afro-Cuban American. The story of Alex Pompez illustrates how the story of Jim Crow and baseball integration are incomplete without a discussion of Latin America and of Latinos' long participation in U.S. professional baseball.

The Science Constellation at UW-Madison - Ep. 536

Dave Nelson, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at UW-Madison, and Tom Zinnen, the outreach program manager at the UW Biotechnology Center, share the stage to discuss community outreach activities on campus from 1862 to the present. Zinnen introduces the UW Science Constellation--an invitation to experience science, within and with a community of researchers.

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.

HH Bennett: His American Landscape - Ep. 516

Sara Rath.

Sara Rath joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to chronicle the life of Henry Hamilton Bennet and his career photographing the Wisconsin Dells.

Early Postcards of Madison - Ep. 513

David Sakrison, Author

David Sakrison shares the history and development of the city of Madison through a collection of historic postcards.

Back in the USSR: The True Story of Rock in Russia - Ep. 512

Artemii Troitsky, Journalist and Music Critic

Artemii Troitsky chronicles the history of rock and roll music in Russia.

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