History

Wisconsin Rock Art - Ep. 681

Robert Ernie Boszhardt, president of the Wisconsin Archaeological Society, and Geri Schrab, water color painter, join University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the history of rock art in Wisconsin.

And Then Came the Liberators – Ep. 646

Kathleen Stokker, a professor of Scandinavian Studies at Luther College, Solveig Shavland a researcher and translator at the Norwegian American Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library, and Richard Quinney, an author and the founder of Borderland Books discuss “And Then Came the Liberators.” The book is about the occupation of Norway by Germany from 1940-1945.

Freedom Riders - Ep. 578

William Jones, moderator, Dept. of History, UW Madison, Mark Samels, Executive Producer, American Experience, PBS, Christopher Hexter, UW Madison Alum, Freedom Summer participant, Vel Phillips, Former Milwaukee Alder.

Join a panel discussion on segregation with William Jones, Freedom Riders Executive Producer Mark Samels, Freedom Summer participant Christopher Hexter and activist Vel Phillips.

Ten Chimneys: More Than A Great Museum - Ep. 577

Kristine Weir-Martell, the Dir. of Programs at the Ten Chimneys Foundation, provides a glimpse into the lives and style of actors Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne during their time at Ten Chimneys. Weir-Martell discusses the music and theater programs which allow the traditions of the Lunts to continue.

Into Sunlight: The Connections of War and Peace - Ep. 572

David Maraniss, author of "They Marched into Sunlight," discusses his book and presents a dance based on the parallel story of the First Infantry Division of the Black Lions Battalion fighting in the jungles of Vietnam and the anti-war movement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during two days in October, 1967.

Ten Chimneys - Ep. 483

Sean Malone, president, Ten Chimneys Foundation

Sean Malone illuminates the lives and careers of the legendary stage acting husband and wife duo of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, explaining their decision to remain stage actors instead of choosing the big screen. He also focuses on their post-performance life and retirement to their home of Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin.

The Ku Klux Klan in Wisconsin, Part II - Ep. 473

Mike Jacobs, assistant professor, Department of History, UW Baraboo.

Mike Jacobs goes into detail about the secret codes and traditions of the Ku Klux Klan. He also delves into their precise activity in the state of Wisconsin.

Neanderthals Are Us - Ep. 460

John Hawks, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison.

John Hawks explores the existence and disappearance of the Neanderthal during the course of human evolution. He also explains the anatomical difference between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens.

The Old Copper Industry in Eastern North America - Ep. 396

Thomas Pleger, Campus Executive Officer and Dean, UW-Baraboo

Thomas Pleger talks about his interest in the Old Copper Industry. He discusses research of Native Americans and their production of metal tools in Wisconsin. He focuses on cemeteries of people that lived in our state between 6,000 and 3,000 years ago as well as everything they left in their graves that hints at how they once lived.

The Ku Klux Klan in Wisconsin 1920-1930 - Ep. 394

Mike Jacobs, Assistant Professor, UW Baraboo/Sauk County Historical Department

Mike Jacobs, Assistant Professor of History at UW Baraboo/Sauk county, lectures on the history of the Ku Klux Klan but focuses on its activities in Wisconsin during the 1920s giving particular attention to its rise, appeal, opponents and ultimate decline.

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