Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers An encore presentation of a conversation with Madison’s own David Maraniss, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, associate editor for the Washington Post and best-selling author, about his latest book, A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father. The hour originally aired in May, 2019, when […]
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 musician Ben Sidran.
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers. Stu Levitan welcomes the distinguished author, educator and journalist Nicholas Lemann, who will be appearing this Thursday at the Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss his book Transaction Man: Traders, Disrupters and the Dismantling of Middle-Class America. Once upon a time, American society revolved around institutions. Government, the church, […]
Stu Levitan welcomes a guest who meets two of the criteria as a former Badger who will be appearing next week at the Wisconsin Book Festival. Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of an enchanting and stimulating collection of illustrated nature essays called WORLD OF WONDERS: IN PRAISE OF FIREFLIES, WHALE SHARKS, AND OTHER ASTONISHMENTS, published […]
Madison authors, topics, book events, & publishers. Stu Levitan welcomes the award-winning filmmaker and UW alum Glenn Silber for a conversation about The War at Home, the Academy Award-nominated documentary about the antiwar movement in Madison in the 1960s he made with co-producer/co-director Barry Alexander Brown. And proving that everything old can be made new again, […]
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers. Stu Levitan welcomes back to Madison BookBeat R. Richard (Dick) Wagner, to continue the conversation about his new book, Coming Out, Moving Forward: Wisconsin’s Recent Gay History. It’s the companion volume to his award- winning book We’ve Been Here All Along: Wisconsin’s Early Gay History. Both are from […]
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes Ursula Lawrence, television comedy writer, union organizer, recreator of the French Republican Wall Calendar, and so truly a daughter of Madison the great radical newspaper Take Over ran a contest back in the day to help her parents choose a name. Of course, they picked […]