Trevor Stephenson, Madison Bach Musicians.
Trevor Stephenson looks at the history and music - and those who composed it - of the harpsichord. He also discusses how the evolving mechanics of these stringed instruments, moving from a crow feather with the the harpsichord to a hammer, altered the way music was composed.
Ryan Swadley, Wisconsin Historical Museum.
Ryan Swadley discusses the history of socialism and the part Victor Berger played in the socialist movement in Milwaukee in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Kent Dickerson, Field Coordinator for the Wisconsin Historical Society Museum Archaeology Program.
Kent Dickerson shares archaeological discoveries from late Paleo-indian through late woodland eras at the Skeleton bridge site on the banks of Daggets Creek in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
James L. Baughman, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW Madison.
James Baughman joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the history of television from 1948 to 1961.
Jerry Apps, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW Madison.
Jerry Apps details the agricultural history of Wisconsin from the planting of wheat to the introduction of cattle farming and cheese making. He follows the trends from pre-statehood days until the present and talks about the advances in agricultural technologies.
John W. Hall, the Ambrose-Hesseltine Assistant Professor in U.S. Military History at UW-Madison and a former Army strategist.
Nearly 1.9 million U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. 2.5 million served in Vietnam War. Considering the enormous impact the Vietnam War has had on our country, what will be the American response to our current wars?
Sheila Terman, Cohen Author
Sheila Terman honors Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, by talking about his early life all the way through his 32 years of public service to the country and the state of Wisconsin.
Dave Nelson, Professor, Biochemistry, UW-Madison
Professor Dave Nelson discusses the importance of DNA and its prevalence in art, media, and science. He gives the history of DNA from the very beginning when it was first found, to when it became interesting, to when it became a hot topic of discussion and research, until today when it can be considered absolutely central to the field of biology.
Warren Kozak, Author.
Warren Kozak analyzes the career of World War II commander Curtis LeMay. Kozak focuses on LeMay's leadership style, philosophy and problem solving techniques.
Michael J. Goc, Author, Editor.
Beginning with the first furrow dug by Billy Johnson in 1838, Michael Goc chronicles the end of the prairie environment and the prairie landscape in Wisconsin. Farming, logging, the introduction of cattle and changing the course of waterways all have played a part in creating a new landscape.