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Finding Lieutenant Fazekas

Leslie Eisenberg, Honorary Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at UW-Madison, Ryan Wubben, Medical Director of UW Hospital Med Flight, Charles Konsitzke, Associate Director of the Biotechnology Center at UW-Madison, and Tom Zinnen, Biotechnology Outreach Specialist at UW-Extension, discuss their roles in finding the remains of Lt. Frank Fazekas, who was shot down in France in World War II.

Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen

Susan Caya-Slusser, Director at Villa Louis, provides an overview of life in an upscale Victorian home during the nineteenth century. Caya-Slusser shares stories of the Dousman family, the original owners of Villa Louis, and explores the menus, recipes, etiquette and technology of the time.

Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin in WWII

David Reynolds, Professor of International History at the University of Cambridge, explores the relationship between Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin during World War II. Reynolds focuses on the correspondence among the three world leaders.

The Village of Cooksville: 1842-2017

Larry Reed, Chair of Historic Cooksville Trust, Inc., joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the history of Cooksville, Wisconsin, a village whose buildings and layout imitates the look of towns in New England.

A Social History of Lake Mendota

Don Sanford, Author of “On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota,” explores the history of Madison’s Lake Mendota using historical maps, newspaper articles and photographs. Sanford shares stories of captains and ordinary people enjoying the lake.

Black Ghettos in New York and Chicago, 1880-1940

Miao David Chunyu, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Social Work at UW-Stevens Point, shares his research regarding the level of segregation in New York City and Chicago between the years 1880 and 1940. Chunyu’s research shows that features which led to the black ghettos were present before the Great Migration from the south to the northern cities.

Early Noncommercial Radio in Wisconsin

Randall Davidson, Director of Radio Services at UW-Oshkosh, explores the beginnings of noncommercial radio in Wisconsin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Davidson discusses the development of Wisconsin Public Radio stations 9XM, now WHA Radio in Madison, WPAH, now WLBL in Auburndale, and commercial station WHBY, originally broadcasting out of West De Pere.

Adventures of an International Peace Broker

Joseph Elder, Professor in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to share stories of his work to promote peace between India and Pakistan in the 1960s.

Hmong Refugee Resettlement

Fred Prehn, DDS, former Wausau School Board member, discusses providing resources and education to Hmong refugees who migrated from South Asia to Wausau in the 1980s.

Don Voegeli and Wisconsin Public Broadcasting

James Voegeli, Son of Don Voegeli, and David Null, Director of UW Archives and Records Management, share the story of Don Voegeli, a prolific composer who wrote the theme song for NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Don Voegeli, a UW professor, worked as Music Director at Wisconsin Public Radio for 41 years. David Null discusses the challenges of preserving the music for the future.

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