History

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.

A Man Called Baraboo - Ep. 313

Mark Tully, Author From about 1600 through 1850, determined men in bark canoes, known as Voyageurs or "travelers," paddled up the rivers and streams of the Great Lakes watershed hoping to trade a few simple tools and trinkets for thick, valuable beaver skins. Mark Tully gives a first-person multi-media presentation of the fascinating, true story of one of these Voyageurs-- "A Man Called...

Brothers In Blood: The True Story of Ed and Alonzo...

Les Kruger, Author

Author Les Kruger discusses his book about the Maxwell brothers.

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Climate Change -...

Stan Temple Professor Emeritus. Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW Madison Aldo Leopold kept a journal in which he recorded observations of the natural world, which is now the classic, A Sand County Almanac. Many of the seasonal events he observed are now occurring earlier in the year, reflecting the warming of our climate. Stan Temple discusses what the consequences can be for wildlife in...

Visions and Voices - Ep. 296

Roberta Hill, Associate Professor, English and American Indian Studies, UW-Madison
Aaron Birdbear, Graduate Student and Graduate Research Scholar, UW-Madison School of Education
Janice Rice, Outreach Coordinator, College Library, UW-Madison
Lanny Nesoer

The history and stories passed down by Roberta Hill as she tells of her grandparents, Charles Abram Hill and Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill.

9XM Talking - Ep. 288

Randall Davidson, Author

After working for Wisconsin Public Radio for 18 years, Randall Davidson explains the history of WHA through his experiences and library research.

The International Year of Astronomy - Ep. 285

Jim Lattis, Director, Space Place, UW-Madison

Jim Lattis invites you to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. He talks about the difference between Classic and Modern Astronomy, how everyday life has changed over the centuries and how Astronomy connects the world.

Frank J. Hess Cooperage - Ep. 272

Gary Hess, Grandson of Frank Hess
Jim Hess, Grandson of Frank Hess

In 1904, Frank J. Hess & Sons Cooperage opened at 1952 Atwood Avenue in Schenk's Corners at the urging of local brewer Henry Fauerbach. Gary Hess, grandson of Frank Hess, talks about the history of Wisconsin's largest cooperage on Madison's east side.

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