Professor of Musicology, Miami
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.