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The Capital Times
Talking Points Memo
New York Times
Celebrate Black History Month with excerpts from two archived interviews: Patricia Sullivan, author of Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement, and Danielle McGuire, author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance - A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Black Panthers.
Getting ready for Madison Reads Leopold next Saturday with UW Arboretum Naturalist Kathy Miner.
Who was that drummer who filled in when Ringo Starr was hospitalized on the eve of the Beatles first world tour in 1964? Jim Berkenstadt, the Rock and Roll Detective, tells us where Jimmi Nicol came from and where he went in his new book, The Beatle Who Vanished.
2/17/13 - Special Hall of Fame/Pulitzer Prize Episode
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham discusses his latest bestseller, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Random House)
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jack Casady discusses his career with Hot Tuna (coming to the Barrymore Theatre this Friday, in support of their great new album, Steady As She Goes), Jefferson Airplane, and more.
Conclusion of our conversation wtih Peter Ames Carlin, Bruce.
From the Madison Department of Planning, Community Development and Economic Development, Director Steve Cover, Aaron Olver and Bill Fruhling.
Conclusion of our conversation with Jeremy Dean, Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Don't, and How to Make Any Change Stick.
Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records, celebrating 50 years of preserving and promoting indigenous American and Mexican music.
From the Madison Department of Planning, Community Development and Economic Development, its director Steve Cover, Director of economic development Aaron Olver and acting director of its planning unit, Bill Fruhling.
MLK Letter From Birmingham Jail and the But If Not sermon, Lincoln's Second Inaugural, Obama 2004 Keynote Speech. What else would I play today?
Prof. Stanley Kutler discuss his new play, I, Nixon and the legacy of the Unindicted Co-Conspirator on the centennial of his birth.
1/6/13 - Anniversary Edition of Best of Books & Beats
Stanley Weintraub, Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World At War, December, 1941 (orig. aired December 4, 2011)
Michael Grunwald, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era (orig. aired Oct. 14, 2012)
Stu reads Carl Sandburg's Chicago
A conversation with the greatest student radical of the 1960's, Tom Hayden. reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement. (orig. aired July 1, 2012)
Carl Sandburg, "The People,Yes."
We remember Marsh Shapiro with a special rebroadcast of our conversation discussing music and politics in Madison in the spring of 1970. (Original airdate: May 2, 2010)
America is in a lot better shape at Christmas 2012 than it was at Christmas 1941. Stanley Weintraub, author of Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World At War, December 1941, explains what it was like that first Christmas of WWII. (Original airdate: Dec. 4, 2011)
As Washington lurches towards a New Austerity deal, a reminder that Barack Obama was right and Republicans were wrong when it came to the Recovery and Reinvestment Act (a/ka/, "The Stimulus.") Excerpts from our interview with Michael Grunwald, author of The New New Deal. (Original airdate: Oct. 14, 2012)
12/23/12 - Best of Books & Beats 2012, Vol. 1
Two of Madison's favorite sons -- Ben Sidran (There Was A Fire: Jews, Music and the American Dream) and David Maraniss (Barack Obama: The Story). Also, Anne Lamott (Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son) and Hall of Fame guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
MSNBC host Chris Matthews discusses his latest bestseller, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.
On the 68th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge, the completion of our conversation with Patrick O'Donnell, author of Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc::The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe.
On the 239th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, a partial reprise of our conversation with Harlowe Giles Unger,author of American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution.
Patrick O'Donnell, author of "Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc::The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe."
Debbie Gold, creator of "RedisCover," jig-saw puzzles of classic rock album covers.
Singer/Violinist Ida Jo discusses her new album, Uncharted. (Release party High Noon Saloon, Dec. 10).
Director Norma Saldivar and Dramaturg Scott Harman come to the studio to discuss the UW Dept. of Theatre and Drama's great new production of Marc Blitzstein's historic play with music, The Cradle Will Rock.
Tribute to the late guitarist Michael Hedges
Author Gail Konop Baker comes in to discuss relationships, love and sex and her new podcast series, The G Spot.