Madison Book Beat host Stu Levitan sits down with Jonathan Kasparek, author of a new biography of the Wisconsin Senator Bill Proxmire, Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2019). Jonathan Kasparek is assistant professor at University of Wisconsin- Waukesha. He’s the author of Fighting Son: A Biography of Phillip F. La Follette, […]
Madison BookBeat highlights local authors and book events. The show, hosted by Stu Levitan, airs every Monday afternoon from 1-2 pm.
What happened to Letters and Politics?
We know our listeners love Mitch Jeserich's insightful interviews on Letters and Politics from KPFA. We will still air the show on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You may also find the show online, anytime.
What is the theme music?
The theme music is titled “Little Sherry," off the Nick's Bump album from renowned Madison jazz musician Ben Sidran.
For the inaugural episode of Madison BookBeat, host Stu Levitan sits down with the renowned Madison-based musician and author Ben Sidran. Sidran is a jazz pianist and recording artist with 35 solo albums, lyricist of a rock classic, record and video producer, and award-winning broadcaster. He’s also author of four books, Black Talk, A Life in the Music […]