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Touchless Automatic Wonder

Norman Gilliland interviews Lewis Koch about his book "Touchless Automatic Wonder".

Touchless Automatic Wonder

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Same Time, Same Station

Join James Baughman and Norman Gilliland as they discuss the early years of television.

Same Time, Same Station

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From Quill To Hammer

Learn about the history of the harpsichord with Trevor Stephenson.

From Quill To Hammer

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Show Sold Separately

See how new film promotion tools affect the reception of movies with Jonathan Gray.

Show Sold Separately

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Madison 1856-1931

Look back in time to the foundations of Madison to present with Stuart Levitan.

Madison 1856-1931

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The Poisoner's Handbook

Learn about the birth of forensics and its connection to poisonings with Deborah Blum.

The Poisoner's Handbook

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Neanderthals Are Us

Look back in history with John Hawks at a time when Neanderthals walked with the Earth.

Neanderthals Are Us

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Nuclear Weapons and the History of Modern America

Learn about the history of nuclear weapons in the United States with Jeremi Suri.

Nuclear Weapons and the History of Modern America

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Ten Chimneys

Look at the lives of stage acting duo of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne with Sean Malone.

Ten Chimneys

Video thumbnail: University Place The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens

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The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens

Learn about Americans' interest in foreign films from the end of WWII until the 1970s.

The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens

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HH Bennett: His American Landscape

Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennet, early photographer of Wisconsin Dells.

HH Bennett: His American Landscape

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The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center

Learn about the energy efficient Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo.

The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center

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A Conversation with Errol Morris

Director Errol Morris is interviewed by Norman Gilliland.

A Conversation with Errol Morris

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Pro Arte Quartet Celebrates 100 Years

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pro Arte Quartet.

Pro Arte Quartet Celebrates 100 Years

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Wisconsin and Prohibition: A Clash of Cultures

Booth Fowler discusses the history of the 18th Amendment and its effect on Wisconsin.

Wisconsin and Prohibition: A Clash of Cultures

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Prohibition: Choose Your Poison

Learn the history of Prohibition and discover how Americans attempted to thwart the law.

Prohibition: Choose Your Poison

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Old Time Radio Drama: The Time Machine

Travel through time with this broadcast of H.G. Wells' play, "The Time Machine."

Old Time Radio Drama: The Time Machine

Video thumbnail: University Place The Wreck of the Christmas Tree Ship

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The Wreck of the Christmas Tree Ship

Explore the legend of the Christmas Tree shipwreck with Keith Meverden and Tamara Thomsen.

The Wreck of the Christmas Tree Ship

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Wisconsin Rock Art

Join Robert Ernie Boszhardt, Geri Schrab and Norman Gilliland for a look at rock art.

Wisconsin Rock Art

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A Conversation with George Takei

Actor George Takei talks about his life and career.

A Conversation with George Takei

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Living in Antarctica

Join Reina Maruyama and Mark Krasberg for a discussion of their research in Antarctica.

Living in Antarctica

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Two Steinways Concert: Suite #2

The Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Suite #2.

Two Steinways Concert: Suite #2

Video thumbnail: University Place Two Steinways Concert: Ballet "Petrouchka"

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Two Steinways Concert: Ballet "Petrouchka"

The Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo perform Igor Stravinsky’s Ballet "Petrouchka."

Two Steinways Concert: Ballet "Petrouchka"

Video thumbnail: University Place Two Steinways Concert: L'Embarquement pour Cythere

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Two Steinways Concert: L'Embarquement pour Cythere

The Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo perform Francis Poulec’s "L'Embarquement pour Cythere."

Two Steinways Concert: L'Embarquement pour Cythere

Video thumbnail: University Place Two Steinways Concert: Suite #1

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Two Steinways Concert: Suite #1

The Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Suite #1.

Two Steinways Concert: Suite #1

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Vernacular Architecture

Discover a new way to interpret architecture with Anna Andrzejewski.

Vernacular Architecture

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Photographic Methods Before Photography

Learn about image making before photography with Dan Fuller and Norman Gilliland.

Photographic Methods Before Photography

Video thumbnail: University Place The Lithographs of George Bellows

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The Lithographs of George Bellows

Join James Pearson and Norman Gilliland for a discussion of the works of George Bellows.

The Lithographs of George Bellows

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Seeing in Depth

Christopher Tyler discusses the science of depth perception and Leonardo da Vinci's work.

Seeing in Depth

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Old Time Radio Drama: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Wisconsin Public Radio and the 9XM Players present 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Old Time Radio Drama: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Video thumbnail: University Place The Rise and Fall of Teotihuacan

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The Rise and Fall of Teotihuacan

Join Sarah Clayton and Norman Gilliland for a discussion of the ruins of Teotihuacan.

The Rise and Fall of Teotihuacan

Video thumbnail: University Place The Philosopher, the Priest and the Painter

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The Philosopher, the Priest and the Painter

Steven Nadler and Norman Gilliland discuss 17th Century French philosopher Rene Descartes.

The Philosopher, the Priest and the Painter

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Rembrandt's Jews

Steven Nadler discusses Rembrandt’s relationship with the Jews in Amsterdam.

Rembrandt's Jews

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Building Taliesin

Ron McCrea discusses the history of Frank Lloyd Wright’s residence, Taliesin.

Building Taliesin

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Celt, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian Encounters

Tom DuBois discusses the history and art of the Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Scandinavians.

Celt, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian Encounters

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The History of the End of the World

Peter Sobol explores cultural beliefs concerning the end of the world.

The History of the End of the World

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Wisconsin Women of Style

Leslie Bellais talks about the dresses worn by influential WI women from the 1860s-1930s.

Wisconsin Women of Style

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Thornton Wilder: Wisconsin Roots

Penelope Niven and Tappan Wilder discuss the life and works of Thornton Wilder.

Thornton Wilder: Wisconsin Roots

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Milwaukee Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice

Dean Strang explores the 1917 Milwaukee bombing convictions appealed by Clarence Darrow.

Milwaukee Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice

Video thumbnail: University Place Celestial Navigation in the South Pacific

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Celestial Navigation in the South Pacific

James Campbell tells of his trip across the Pacific Ocean using the stars for navigation.

Celestial Navigation in the South Pacific

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Limping through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

Jerry Apps discusses his childhood bout with polio and how it changed his life.

Limping through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

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The Search for Life on Other Planets

Margaret Turnbull searches for life in nearby planetary systems.

The Search for Life on Other Planets

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Old Time Radio Drama: Forbidden Planet Decoded

Norman Gilliland and the 9XM Players present the radio play, “Forbidden Planet Decoded.”

Old Time Radio Drama: Forbidden Planet Decoded

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WPR Midday Show at Lawrence University

Jonathan Fagan, “Quartet Masque,” and “Involuntary String Band” from Lawrence University.

WPR Midday Show at Lawrence University

Video thumbnail: University Place John Muir: The Wisconsin Years

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John Muir: The Wisconsin Years

Daniel Einstein discusses the life and interests of naturalist John Muir.

John Muir: The Wisconsin Years

Video thumbnail: University Place Watergate and the Saturday Night Massacre

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Watergate and the Saturday Night Massacre

Frank Tuerkheimer reflects on the Watergate scandal and the “Saturday Night Massacre.”

Watergate and the Saturday Night Massacre

Video thumbnail: University Place The Fortepiano: From Enlightenment to Romanticism

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The Fortepiano: From Enlightenment to Romanticism

Trevor Stephenson explores the history of the fortepiano to host Norman Gilliland.

The Fortepiano: From Enlightenment to Romanticism

Video thumbnail: University Place The James Bond Phenomenon

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The James Bond Phenomenon

Raymond Benson discusses his work as an author of the James Bond novels.

The James Bond Phenomenon

Video thumbnail: University Place William James and the Search for Life After Death

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William James and the Search for Life After Death

Deborah Blum explores the history of William James and his search for life after death.

William James and the Search for Life After Death