Madison in the Sixties
Madison Mourns JFK
(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 […]
Influential UW President Charles Van Hise
(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.
Serendipity Brought Oscar Mayer to Madison
(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.
The Capitol Collapse of 1883
(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.
The Carnival of 1900
MADISON (WORT) — This week 115 years ago, tens of thousands of people flocked to the Capitol Square for the one and only Carnival of 1900. Hosted by Madison Historian […]
MADISON (WORT) — Olbrich Park is one of Madison’s largest lakefront parks. But the story behind the park’s namesake Michael Olbrich is a tragic one. Hosted by Madison Historian Stu […]