Madison in the Sixties
(WORT) — In this week’s Madison History Podcast, local historian Stu Levitan describes one of the darkest episodes in city history. During Prohibition, the Madison Police Department secretly used the Ku Klux Klan to conduct raids on the city’s poorest residents.
(WORT) — Few citizens did more to shape the look and of Madison then John Myers Olin. Also a UW Law professor, Olin was known by his contemporaries as the father of Madison’s park system and a man without peers.
(WORT) — Fifty-two years ago, the nation was stunned by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In this week’s episode, Stu Levitan describes how Madison reacted to the tragic news and the historical footnote that ties our city to that horrific day.
(WORT) — In this episode of the Madison History Podcast, Stu Levitan remembers one of the University of Wisconsin’s most respected leaders, Charles Van Hise.
(WORT) — Unless Kraft Heinz reverses their decision, it appears that Oscar Mayer will be leaving town after nearly a century in Madison. But how did the famed hot dog maker ever make it to Wisconsin’s Capitol City? Here’s the Madison History Podcast with Stu Levitan.
(WORT) — This week 132 years ago, a deafening crash was heard in downtown Madison. Horrified onlookers rushed to the Wisconsin State Capitol where a great cloud of dust hovered over the new south wing.