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.
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.
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.
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.
Jim Lattis Director, UW Space Place
Jim Lattis discusses the history of the Washburn Observatory and the renovations themselves.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Les Kruger, Author
Author Les Kruger discusses his book about the Maxwell brothers.