Madison in the Sixties
(WORT) — The Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center has been prominent fixture of the Madison skyline for nearly two decades. However, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright originally proposed Monona Terrace way back in 1939.
(WORT) — The Woman’s Club of Madison was a power force for change as the city moved into the 20th century. In this episode of the Madison History Podcast, Stu Levitan tells us about a number of progressive reforms championed by the group.
(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.