History

The Life and Death of the S.S. Wisconsin - Ep. 368

Hank Whipple, Former Member, Board of Curators, Wisconsin Historical Society.The same day the stock market crashed in October of 1929, the steamer S.S. Wisconsin sank in Lake Michigan off Kenosha, Wis. Join Hank Whipple, past member of the Board of Curators for the Wisconsin Historical Society, as he shares her story.

Wisconsin 2050: Lessons from the Great Depression - Ep. 479

Liaquat Ahamed, author

Liaquat Ahamed explains the country's current economic state and how we can look to historical events like the Great Depression for lessons. He also provides his insights into the future of the United States' economy.

The Indispensable University - Ep. 358

Eugene Trani President Emeritus, Virginina Commonwealth University

Eugene Trani explains how land-grant institutions have eroded progessively in the second half of the 20th century. He looks at a land-grant university's mission for the challenges to come and how UW Madison is modernizing its mission to face the economic challenges of the future.

America During the Great Depression - Ep. 353

James Lorence, Professor & Author
David Taylor, Author
Herbert Lewis, Professor

Join the panel discussion of James Lorence's " The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals and Labor in Georgia, 1929-41" and David Taylor's "Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America". Two Oneida writers, Oscar Archiquette and Ida Blackhawk, also participate in the panel.

The Enduring Relevance of the Wisconsin School - Ep. 351

Andrew Bacevich Professor
Paul Buhle PhD, Author
Alfred McCoy Professor & Author

Dr. Andrew Bacevich, professor at Boston University, discusses his publications on political and social issues. Dr. Paul Buhle is the co-author of William Appleman Williams biography. They discuss the life of Williams as well as their own publications.

Studs Terkel's - Ep. 349

Harvey Pekar, Comic-book Writer & Author
Paul Buhle, PhD, Author

Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle appear at the 2009 Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss the graphic adaptation of "Working" by Studs Terkel; it's the first effort to translate Terkel's oral history classic into comic art.

The Reopening of Washburn Observatory - Ep. 338

Jim Lattis Director, UW Space Place

Jim Lattis discusses the history of the Washburn Observatory and the renovations themselves.

Fire, Fossils and Female Curators--The 160 Year History...

Brooke Norsted, Assistant Director, Geology Museum, UW Madison.

Brooke Norsted chronicles the history of the UW Geology Museum. The museum has survived a fire and the theft of boxes of specimens since its inception in 1848.

The Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project - Ep....

Drew VandeCreek Director - Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project, Northern Illinois The Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project at Northern Illinois University brings together primary source materials from many institutions in order to shed light on Lincoln's life before the presidency and his larger historical context. Drew VandeCreek shares the original interpretive...

Voices from the Heart of the Land - Ep. 328

Richard Cates, Author

From 2001 to 2006, Richard L. Cates Jr. interviewed senior members of more than 30 families living in and around Arena township, a small community in southern Wisconsin. He shares their experiences about growing up in rural America and their connection to a way of life that is vanishing in the twenty-first century.

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