Jim Feldman, author of "The Buildings of the University of Wisconsin," talks about the history, construction, and diverse styles of the buildings on the UW-Madison campus.
Michael Edmonds, author, discusses the history of fictional lumberjack legend and hero, Paul Bunyan.
Dayton Duncan, a writer, and co-producer with PBS documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, discusses the history of public land--land purchased, held and preserved for the use of all Americans.
Ron McCrea, Journalist and Author, Sarah Leavitt, Curator, National Building Musuem, Washington D.C., Mariamne Henken Whatley, Professor Emerita, Gender & Women's Studies UW-Madison, Elissa R. Henken, Professor, Folklore and Celtic Studies, University of Georgia, and Jonathan T. Henken, Bagpiper and Cabinet Maker, share stories of Frank Lloyd Wright and read from the diary of Priscilla Henken.
Norlene Emerson, a professor in the Geology Department at UW-Richland, travels back in time to describe the watery world of Wisconsin during the early Paleozoic Era.
Jerry Apps, Author
"Old Farm: A History" is Jerry Apps' recent book describing Roshara, the farmstead where he and his family have spent more than 40 years forging a close relationship to the land. In this 2008 Wisconsin Book Festival presentation, Apps unearths the history of his acreage--from the last glacier to Menominee Indian residents to early European settlers to the present.
Michael Hecht, a local artist, utilizes a unique interaction of music, personal artwork and historic speech excerpts by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to bring a personal perspective to the life of Dr. King.
Jim Lattis, the director of Space Place at UW-Madison, discusses the theory that the progression of the equinoxes has caused there to be a thirteenth sign of the zodiac, a constellation called Ophiuchus.
Peter Sobol PhD, Historian of Science, discusses the history of the nature of light.
Jim Lattis, Director, UW Space Place
Jim Lattis talks about the history of astronomy at UW-Madison. Specifically, he focuses on the beginning and history of Washburn Observatory and its relation to the development of astronomy.