History

Future of US-European Relations in the Shadow of the Iraq...

Jeremi Suri, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison

With an impressive background in history, Professor Jeremi Suri analyses the likely relationship between the United States and Europe in the aftermath of the Iraq War.

Horribly Odd Wisconsin - Ep. 230

Erika Janik, Freelance writer

Erika Janik used her interest in strange things in history to energize her collection of bizarre stories, which she collaborated to create her book and exhibit called "Odd Wisconsin".

Picturing Indians: Photographic Encounters and Tourist...

Janice Rice, Outreach Coordinator, College Library, UW-Madison. Tom Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Photography, UW-Madison

Janice Rice and Tom Jones offer a Ho-Chunk perspective on Steven Hoelscher's "Picturing Indians: Photographic Encounters and Tourist Fantasies." The book examines H. H. Bennett's work and the Ho-Chunk people he photographed in the Wisconsin Dells area.

Sports & Resistance, Meet Sudden Anthem - Ep. 214

Matthew Guenette, Poet and educator
Dave Zirin, Sports writer

Readers rarely connect political affairs to the athletic field. Dave Zirin, author of "A People's History of Sports in the United States," points out some consequential links between sports and politics in America. He appears with award-winning Madison poet Matthew Guenette who reads from his collection "Sudden Anthem."

UW Madison's First Nobel Laureate: Joshua Lederberg - Ep....

James Crow, Professor Emeritus, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison
Millard Susman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison

Professor Millard Susman and Professor James Crow together discuss the life and accomplishments of Joshua Lederberg. They touch on his research done at UW-Madison, his research done elsewhere, and the impacts of his discoveries in microbial genetics.

Fill 'er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations -...

Jim Draeger, Author; Mark Speltz, Author

Co-authors of "Fill'er up" Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz present on the topic of gas stations, followed by questions from the audience and book signings.

A Legacy of Ingenuity: Har Gobind Khorana - Ep. 206

Aseem Ansari, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison

Professor Aseem Ansari tells about Professor Har Gobind Khorana who won the Nobel Prize 40 years ago. He cracked the genetic code and was the first to synthesize a gene. Ansari also discusses the Khorana Scholars Program created to honor the tradition of ingenuity and collaboration between India and the United States.

Wisconsin as America's Laboratory of Democracy - Ep. 210

James Conant, a professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, delves into the history of politics in Wisconsin. Conant discusses the rise of the progressive movement and talks about the issues that were excluded from the state constitution.

Reforming The Presidential Election Process - Ep. 238

David Canon, Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Professor David Canon discusses how Washington is broken and his ideas for fixing it. He points out the flaws of the nomination and election process then proposes potential remedies.

Fighting Bob La Follette's Progressivism: Past, Present,...

Nancy C. Unger, Professor, Department of History, Santa Clara Univeristy

Nancy Unger expresses her fascination with Bob LaFollette's progressive legacy in her lecture entitled "Fighting Bob LaFollette's Progressivism, Past, Present and Future". He was recognized as one of the seven greatest senators in American history. She aims to increase understanding and appreciation for what he created.

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