History

Oral History in Wisconsin - Ep. 505

Troy Reeves, Oral History Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Troy Reeves discusses the meaning of oral history and its importance in the transfer of knowledge through generations, also touching specifically on its context in the state of Wisconsin.

H.H. Bennett and The Wisconsin Dells - Ep. 494

Dale Williams, Director, H.H. Bennett Studio.

Dale Williams introduces 19th century photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett. Bennett settled in Wisconsin Dells and was considered by many to be one of the best photographers during the golden age of landscape photography.

The Legacy of Mary Lou Williams - Ep. 492

Tammy Kernodle,Associate
Professor of Musicology, Miami
University

Tammy Kernodle discusses the future of jazz through a retrospective of the life and music of pianist, composer, Mary Lou Williams. Mary Lou Williams was one
of the only jazz musicians to
have played through every era of
jazz from the 1920s until 1980.

This Is The Home Of My Spirit - Ep. 488

Linda Waggoner, author

Linda Waggoner tells the life story of Angel DeCora, a prominent Winnebago artist, tracing her growth as an artist in the 1800s. She also explains the importance of her works in the context of other Winnebago art.

The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens - Ep. 487

Tino Balio, Professor Emeritus, UW Madison

Tino Balio joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the renaissance of foreign films from post World War II until the 1970s.

Effigy Mounds of Madison and the Four Lakes - Ep. 463

Robert Birmingham, Former State Archaeologist, Wisconsin Historical Society.

Robert Birmingham explores the effigy mound landscape of Wisconsin, focusing specifically on the Madison area and the four lakes. He also dissects the cultural importance of Indian mounds and the myths that surround them.

Nuclear Weapons and the History of Modern America - Ep. 459

Jeremi Suri, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison.

Jeremi Suri delves into the history of nuclear weapons and politics, explaining how it all happened and its lasting affect on American policy and diplomacy. He also explores how this has affected domestic thought.

Why Estonia Should Exist - Ep. 450

Maria Ogrydziak, Chair, Board of Directors, U.S.-Baltic Foundation.

Maria Ogrydziak explains the importance of Estonia's independence from Russia since 1991, also offering a brief lesson on the history of this small, Baltic republic.

Madison 1856-1931 - Ep. 448

Stuart Levitan, Historian and Author.

Stuart Levitan dissects the history of the city of Madison, focusing on its many facets including the University of Wisconsin, the Capitol, amongst many others. He also looks at the city's political and geographical landscapes.

A Century of Farming with Horses - Ep. 441

Jerry Apps, Author, "Horse Drawn Days."

Jerry Apps talks about horse-drawn days - the days of horse-drawn machinery on farms and his own experiences with this.

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