Madison BookBeat – Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes the award-winning producer and interviewer of Wisconsin Public Radio’s nationally syndicated To The Best Of Our Knowledge, Madison’s own Charles Monroe-Kane. Charles Monroe-Kane has had a more interesting life than anybody any of us are ever likely to know. After an itinerate […]
Madison BookBeat highlights local authors and book events. The show, hosted by Stu Levitan, airs every Monday afternoon from 1-2 pm.
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Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes UW professor Paige Glotzer, whose first book is the important and eye-opening examination of the origins of systemic racism in housing, How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890-1960. It should come as no surprise that racial segregation has been […]
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes R. Richard (Dick) Wagner, whose new book is Coming Out, Moving Forward: Wisconsin’s Recent Gay History. It’s from our good friends at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, which last year published the companion volume, We’ve Been Here All Along: Wisconsin’s Early Gay History. As he […]
Madison BookBeat – Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes UW Professor Emeritus Dennis L. Dresang, author of Patrick J. Lucey: A Lasting Legacy. It’s the first biography of the late Governor of Wisconsin, and it’s just out from our good friends at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Patrick Joseph Lucey was […]
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes two guests this hour – starting with award-winning novelist J.F. Riordan, who will be presenting her new novel A Small Earnest Question this Thursday night at 7 in a virtual visit presented by our friends at Mystery to Me Books. In about half an hour, […]
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes Milwaukee native Rick Perlstein, whose new book Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980 does include some scenes in Madison and anyway is such an important contribution to our understanding of modern politics that it’s worth bending the concept just a little bit. In the presidential campaign […]