University Of The Air On "University Of The Air," hosts Norman Gilliland and Emily Auerbach draw on the knowledge of faculty from Wisconsin universities, visiting professors and artists for conversations about a broad range of topics of enduring interest.
University Of The Air

University Of The Air

From Wisconsin Public Radio

On "University Of The Air," hosts Norman Gilliland and Emily Auerbach draw on the knowledge of faculty from Wisconsin universities, visiting professors and artists for conversations about a broad range of topics of enduring interest.

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Back Stage to Center Stage: The Groundbreaking Ira Aldridge

Back Stage to Center Stage: The Groundbreaking Ira Aldridge

Why have most of us never heard of Ira Aldridge (1807-1867) , America's first internationally acclaimed African American actor? UW Theatre professor Baron Kelly links his own journey as a Black actor to that of the remarkable Ira Aldridge. NOTE--Next week Baron Kelly will return to University of the Air for a special broadcast of Richard Hellesen's play Necessary Sacrifices, i nspired by Frederick Douglass' conversations with Abraham Lincoln. The broadcast will begin slightly earlier than usual, at 4 pm sharp.

Back Stage to Center Stage: The Groundbreaking Ira Aldridge

The French Horn Then and Now

The French Horn Then and Now

We may think of the French horn as producing mellow romantic sounds for symphonies, but what happens when you add electronic sounds to this instrument's repertoire?

Brewtown Tales

Brewtown Tales

Its waves of working-class immigrants, self-made millionaires, and socialist reformers have shaped Milwaukee into a city where historic places are sometime obliterated, sometimes repurposed, and sometimes restored. From the Grand Avenue mansions of a hundred years ago to the unrest of the 1960s, follies and nautical disasters to surprising resurgences of woods and wildlife, Milwaukee is a treasure trove of stories. We'll hear some of those stories from lifelong resident and author John Gurda

Help! 1965, the Year the Sixties Changed

Help! 1965, the Year the Sixties Changed

The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan chronicled changing times, protests exploded from Selma to Watts, and LBJ embraced domestic reforms while escalating the war abroad. We explore the pivotal year 1965.

Those Supreme Court Decisions May Be Bigger Than You Think

Those Supreme Court Decisions May Be Bigger Than You Think

In the 2022 Supreme Court case Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, the court ruled that there is no Constitutional right to abortion, reversing 50 years of protections extended by Roe v. Wade. Behind the headlines lie broader implications to that case that have to do with the way the Constitution is interpreted in other cases, including those involving gun ownership and public prayer.

Those Supreme Court Decisions May Be Bigger Than You Think

Why Do Birds Flock, Sing, and Play?

Why Do Birds Flock, Sing, and Play?

Discover how the study of starlings' group behavior, singing, and emotions has implications for humans.

Paul the Apostle

Paul the Apostle

He became one of the most influential authors of New Testament tenets of Christian faith. But how much do we know about Paul the Apostle, his conversion to Christianity and his relationships with other Christians of the first century?