Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers In 1934, in the depths of the first Great Depression, a Russian immigrant named Leon Rubin and a friend signed a lease for 2580 Broadway in NYC, between 97th and 98th Streets, and opened a radio repair shop they called Radio Clinic. They not only survived the depression, […]
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. Our guest today is journalist and author Rob Zaleski, for a conversation about his new book Ed Garvey Unvarnished: Lessons from a Visionary Progressive. It’s published by our friends at the University of Wisconsin Press. As the subtitle indicates, Ed Garvey was indeed a visionary progressive, with a […]
Madison Authors, Topics, Book Events and Publishers On today’s show, two very special guests – WORT’s own Bill and Bobbie Malone, here to talk about their new book Nashville’s Songwriting Sweethearts: The Boudleaux and Felice Bryant Story. Diadorious Boudleaux Bryant was a classically trained violinist from southern Georgia who found he had more fun playing […]
Stu Levitan talks with Ben Sidran about his latest book, The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma, the legendary and beloved record producer and executive. When Tommy LiPuma was 16 years old, he was still in the eighth grade, and got an F in music. His future seemed ordained – he would become a barber in Cleveland, […]
Stu Levitan’s guest this hour is Sarah Kendzior, author of Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America, just out from the good people at Flatiron Press. Sarah is the first author to appear in a brand-new category of guest, author whose book tour event in Madison was canceled. […]
Madison BookBeat, your listener-sponsored community radio home for Madison authors, Madison book events, Madison topics, and Madison publishers. In this hour, Stu Levitan talks with Jonathan Pollack, author of Wisconsin The New Home of the Jew: 150 years of Jewish life at the UW-Madison, just published by the George L. Mosse / Laurence A Weinstein […]