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University Of The Air

Wisconsin Public Radio

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University Of The Air

University Of The Air

Wisconsin Public Radio

6
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26
Plays
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Hosts Norman Gilliland and Emily Auerbach invite distinguished faculty guests from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss topics in music, art, writing, theater, science, education, and history. "University Of The Air" can be heard on Sundays at 4 p.m. on the Ideas Network.

Latest Episodes

Haiku Hour

We explore haiku, the shortest poetic form in the world. Whether crude, erotic or funny, we examine haiku as a fascinating and complex global phenomenon.

--1 w ago
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Haiku Hour

On Stage at Three Famous Wisconsin Venues

At Ten Chimneys, James Pickering and Iannone will act out two scenes from plays associated with Broadway greats Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Nate Burger and Laura Rook will share scenes from their American Players Theatre production of the two-actor play "Mary's Wedding." And Florentine Opera director William Florescu will take us behind the scenes for highlights of some of the company's standout performances.

--2 w ago
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On Stage at Three Famous Wisconsin Venues

Racial Bias In The Media

How should privileged, white journalists change the way they cover news stories exposing systemic racism, as with Wisconsin's "Race to Equity" report? We explore personal and professional experiences with racial bias.

--3 w ago
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Racial Bias In The Media

Africans in the Americas

The Dutch brought the first African slave to what is now the United States in 1619, but by then slavery had been common in other parts of the New World for more than a century. Brazil alone imported five million slaves and Haiti and Cuba were major slave-holding colonies. Historian James Sweet will discuss the large-scale phenomenon of Africans in the Americas, and we’ll look at a successful slave revolt that’s largely overlooked in the shadows of the American and French revolutions

--JUN 8
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Africans in the Americas

Infamous Mothers in Literature and Life

Teen moms, 'baby mamas,' sex workers, and crack addicts: how did they come out on the other side as doctors, lawyers, artists, counselors, and more? Activist Sagashus Levingston discusses her book Infamous Mothers: Women who've gone through the belly of hell and brought something good back .

--JUN 1
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Infamous Mothers in Literature and Life

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.

--MAY 25
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A History Of Country Music

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.

--MAY 18
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What Is Jazz Anyway?

Debussy's Piano Portraits

Claude Debussy was one of the most innovative composers in histor. He had a remarkable ability to create images through music. From the Orient to turn-of the Century America and the mysterious to the comic, Debussy brought it out in the sounds of the piano. Pianist Catherine Kautsky will give us the background on some of Debussy’s most vivid compositions and their sometimes controversial sources of inspiration.

--MAY 11
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Debussy's Piano Portraits

Farmer's Markets and Food Justice -- with Alfonso Morales

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.

--MAY 4
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Farmer's Markets and Food Justice -- with Alfonso Morales

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.

--APR 27
Comments
The Art of Silent Film Music

Latest Episodes

Haiku Hour

We explore haiku, the shortest poetic form in the world. Whether crude, erotic or funny, we examine haiku as a fascinating and complex global phenomenon.

--1 w ago
Comments
Haiku Hour

On Stage at Three Famous Wisconsin Venues

At Ten Chimneys, James Pickering and Iannone will act out two scenes from plays associated with Broadway greats Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Nate Burger and Laura Rook will share scenes from their American Players Theatre production of the two-actor play "Mary's Wedding." And Florentine Opera director William Florescu will take us behind the scenes for highlights of some of the company's standout performances.

--2 w ago
Comments
On Stage at Three Famous Wisconsin Venues

Racial Bias In The Media

How should privileged, white journalists change the way they cover news stories exposing systemic racism, as with Wisconsin's "Race to Equity" report? We explore personal and professional experiences with racial bias.

--3 w ago
Comments
Racial Bias In The Media

Africans in the Americas

The Dutch brought the first African slave to what is now the United States in 1619, but by then slavery had been common in other parts of the New World for more than a century. Brazil alone imported five million slaves and Haiti and Cuba were major slave-holding colonies. Historian James Sweet will discuss the large-scale phenomenon of Africans in the Americas, and we’ll look at a successful slave revolt that’s largely overlooked in the shadows of the American and French revolutions

--JUN 8
Comments
Africans in the Americas

Infamous Mothers in Literature and Life

Teen moms, 'baby mamas,' sex workers, and crack addicts: how did they come out on the other side as doctors, lawyers, artists, counselors, and more? Activist Sagashus Levingston discusses her book Infamous Mothers: Women who've gone through the belly of hell and brought something good back .

--JUN 1
Comments
Infamous Mothers in Literature and Life

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.

--MAY 25
Comments
A History Of Country Music

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.

--MAY 18
Comments
What Is Jazz Anyway?

Debussy's Piano Portraits

Claude Debussy was one of the most innovative composers in histor. He had a remarkable ability to create images through music. From the Orient to turn-of the Century America and the mysterious to the comic, Debussy brought it out in the sounds of the piano. Pianist Catherine Kautsky will give us the background on some of Debussy’s most vivid compositions and their sometimes controversial sources of inspiration.

--MAY 11
Comments
Debussy's Piano Portraits

Farmer's Markets and Food Justice -- with Alfonso Morales

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.

--MAY 4
Comments
Farmer's Markets and Food Justice -- with Alfonso Morales

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.

--APR 27
Comments
The Art of Silent Film Music
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