History

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.

From Quill To Hammer - Ep. 439

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.

Victor Berger - Ep. 436

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.

The Skeleton Bridge Archaeological Site - Ep. 434

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.

Same Time, Same Station - Ep. 432

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.

A Brief Look at Wisconsin's Agricultural History - Ep. 428

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.

Warfare and Public Perception in 2050 - Ep. 423

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?

Gaylord Nelson - Ep. 422

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.

DNA: It's Discovery, Structure, and Manipulation - Ep. 416

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.

LeMay: The Life and Wars of Curtis LeMay - Ep. 415

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.

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