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The Capital Times
Talking Points Memo
New York Times
Eulogized as first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen, George Washington was also the first to establish precedents that other Presidents have followed ever since. How he did that is an interesting and important step in early American history, a tale well told by my favorite American historian Harlow Giles Unger in his new book, Mr President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office (Da Capo).
Nobody has done more to revitalize the Madison music scene than Scott Leslie and Matt Gerding of the Majestic Theatre. Matt joins me live in the studio to preview the four-day Wisconsin Music Festival featuring Reggae, Folk, Punk and Bluegrass.
Stanley Weintraub, Pearl Harbor Christmas: The World At War, December 1941
Stephen Fleischman, 2013 Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Stu reads from his 1980 Madcity Music Guid birthday tribute to John Lennon.
It was on December 1, 1955 that Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a Montgomery bus. That makes today a perfect time to replay our conversation with Danielle McGuire, author of
And, in recognition of all the eating that was done on Thursday, a timely broadcast of the Access: City Hall newsmaker interview with Michael Mucha, Director of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, and Caryl Terrel, its President.
11/24/13 - Special Remembrance Episode
Stu reads from In Search of Lost Time, the first book of which was published 100 years ago this month
Glenn O'Brien, editor of The Cool School: Writings From America's Hip Underground
The recent PBS American Masters profile on Jimi Hendrix was good, but left out lots from his early years. We correct that today with a rebroadcast of our conversation with Brad Schreiber, co-author of Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London
Salutes to Richard Burton, Norman Mailer and Ken Kesey
Stu reads Aldo Leopold's "Red Lanterns" from A Sand County Almanac; Comments by UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank at Madison Downtown Rotary; A reading by Nathan Englander; Performance pieces by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative/First Wave - Passing the Mic at the Wisconsin Book Festival.
Stu reads Aldo Leopold, "Smoky Gold"
Sylvia Plath reads "Tulip."
UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank, remarks to Madison Downtown Rotary
David Benjamin, "Three's A Crowd."
More with WI Books Festival headliners Stephen Jimenez (The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About The Murder of Matthew Shepard) and Jonathan Alter (The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies).
I think the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative (OMAI)/First Wave is the most important cultural thing happening in Madison today, and the Passing the Mic performance is one of the highlights of the Book Festival. Here Gia Scott Heron performing an adaptation of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and members of the current cohort performing "We Almost Lost Detroit."
10/13/13 - Wisconsin Book Festival and More. Truly, books AND beats!
Conversations with two headliners coming to the WI Book Festival on Sat. Oct. 19: Jonathan Alter, author of The Center Holds: Obama And His Enemies and Stephen Jimenez,author of The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard
I've been a big fan of Loudon Wainwright III since Shelley Stenhouse turned me on to him in 1971. Very happy he's coming back to Madison on Oct. 17 (at the Barrymore, along with guitarist Leo Kottke), and that we had a chance to chat about his latest great release, Older Than My Old Man Now, and more.
An in-depth conversation with Stanley Weintraub about his fascinating new book, Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics and Life, about FDR's time as Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Wilson.