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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sara Rath, Author. In the "spirit" of Odd Wisconsin, Sara Rath takes you through the history of the Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp, which has been welcoming visitors since 1893. Mediums are still in residence each summer to do readings, seances, and past-life regressions. Rath will trace the development of the camp while sharing stories about the weird happenings there.
Lev Raphael, Author
The son of Holocaust survivors, Lev Raphael was haunted by his parents' suffering and traumatic losses under Nazi rule. He appears at the 2009 Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss his book "My Germany: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped," a personal account of his pilgrimage to his parents' meeting place.
David Nelson Academic Program Director, UW-Madison
Vitamins, dietary health, nutrition as a science... it all goes back to the University of Wisconsin. Academic Program Director, David Nelson, shares Babcock and Hart's contributions to science. Together, Babcock and Hart encouraged and inspired a generation of nutrition researchers, including Harry STeenbock and Conrad Elvehjem.