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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The Emotional Life of Your Brain

The Emotional Life of Your Brain

We take a look at the latest research into the emotional life of our brains.

What Is Jazz Anyway?

What Is Jazz Anyway?

Jazz has been called "the coolest, freest, and yet deepest music humans have ever made," an indigenous art form that seems to defy categorization. We explore the definition of jazz with the help of numerous musical examples.

James Joyce

James Joyce

We delve into our archives for a conversation about one of Ireland's celebrated writer James Joyce. We decode some of the more obscure meanings behind Joyce's often ambiguous prose and wry humor, and explore what made Joyce so innovative and so controversial.

The Art of Silent Film Music

The Art of Silent Film Music

So-called silent films were anything but silent. As with today's films, they had music accompanying the images, often frame for frame for the entire film. A leading latter-day practitioner of silent film music, Jelani Eddington, will tell us how he performs the score he composed for "The Flying Ace," a remarkable 1926 action movie with an all-black cast. How well does a silent film work on radio? Find out as we experience the Art of Silent Film Music.

A History Of East Africa

A History Of East Africa

How much do we know about the ancient cultures of East Africa, and what are some common misconceptions we might have about East African history? Join us in this journey through the history of East Africa, from precolonial times to independence.

Serialization

Serialization

They were the miniseries of their time, and people would wait on the dock for the arrival of the latest installment of a new novel. We talk about what made serialized novels so wildly popular in Victorian times and how the phenomenon continues today.

A Celebration Of Danish Literature

A Celebration Of Danish Literature

Hans Christian Andersen and Isak Dinesen are two of Denmark's most respected writers. We delve into the biography of the celebrated writer of fairy tales and the author of "Out of Africa" and "Babette's Feast," both of which became Academy Award-winning films.

Les Paul, Pioneer Of The Electric Guitar

Les Paul, Pioneer Of The Electric Guitar

He was a recording revolutionary, a groundbreaking inventor and one of the greatest guitarists who ever lived. Waukesha, Wisconsin native Les Paul is revered by musicians around the world. His biographer tells us about the life of the man who brought the electric guitar and multi-track recording into music.

The War Of 1812

The War Of 1812

The most famous battle of the War of 1812 took place after the war was over, but the Battle of New Orleans was still a turning point in American history. A historian tells us how the war between the fledgling United States and the British Empire started.

A History Of Country Music

A History Of Country Music

From the earliest days of recording to today's multimedia superstars, we'll trace the origins and development of what's now known as country music. Bill C. Malone, editor of the landmark study Country Music U.S.A., will share musical examples fom the Skillet Lickers to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Dolly Parton.

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