History

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.

The End of Nature in Wisconsin - Ep. 414

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.

Ceramics from Late Woodland Campsites - Ep. 430

Elizabeth Reetz, Archaeologist Wisconsin Historical Society. In 2009, archaeologists evaluated five sites along Highway 77 in northern Burnett County. Participate in this discovery with Elizabeth Reetz as she shares the results of the excavations and how the ceramic assemblages from these sites compare with other types documented in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota....

Cordelia Harvey: The Wisconsin Angel - Ep.406

Bob Kann, Ph.D., Entertainer, Educator, Consultant & Storyteller. Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison.

Bob Kann tells the story of Cordelia Harvey, the Wisconsin Angel. Harvey fought to improve the conditions injured soldiers, from both the Union and Confederate Armies, were subjected to in the make-shift hospitals during the Civil War.

Hmong Refugee Resettlement - Ep. 402

Fred Prehn DDS, Wausau, Former member of Wausau School Board

After the Vietnam war, immigrants moved to the United State. The county of Wausau, Wisconsin started helping out refugee families one by one until in the 1980s Southern Asians were coming in massive numbers. Being a member of the Wausau School Board, this became an issue of not having the resources to teach these kids.

Madison Women Remember: Making an Oral History Book - Ep....

Sarah White, Author

Local author Sarah White presents a slide show about the oral history collection she created to celebrate Madison's Sesquicentennial. White shares the collected memories about diverse women's childhood and coming of age in Madison between the 1920's and the 1970's, capturing their experience of a widening world, and one with much less manual labor, than their mothers knew.

Bismarck, the Scramble for Africa - Ep. 397

Daniel Bromley, Anderson-Bascom, Professor of Applied Economics (Emeritus), UW-Madison

Daniel Bromley speaks about Bismarck and his time there as well as his book entitled "The Scramble in Africa". He tells the way he sees the situation in Niger and their missing president as well.

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