History

A Freedom Journey to the Milton House - Ep. 263

Cori Olson, Executive Director, Milton House Museum

Pioneer Joseph Goodrich built what is now the oldest concrete home in the U.S. Goodrich created a tunnel used for the Underground Railroad, now part of the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Translating a Uniquely American Home...

Virginia Boyd, Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison

Frank Lloyd Wright was committed to designing a house that reflected a uniquely American way of life. Professor Virginia Boyd identifies several ways he translated his abstract ideas about an appropriate American house form into actual design.

Allen Centennial Gardens' Vision: Tribute to the Past,...

Ed Lyon, Senior Outreach Specialist, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Allen Centennial Gardens is a 2.5 acre gem on the UW-Madison campus. New director of the Gardens Ed Lyon brings a new vision for Allen Centennial. This talk explains the history of the Gardens, discusses changing trends and audiences and defines Lyon's vision of how the Gardens will adapt to meet new needs.

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.

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