Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers Stu Levitan welcomes The Rev. L. J. Sloman of the Last Exit Before the Freeway Church of God, as seen on WMTV’s The Weekend Starts now with Ben Sidran, a/k/a UW graduate student Larry Sloman, a/k/a “Ratso,” to talk about a book, and album and a movie. The […]
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.
Madison authors, topics, book events and publishers On today’s show, R. Richard (Dick) Wagner, author of We’ve Been Here All Along: Wisconsin’s Early Gay History, covering the period from territorial days to the 1960s. It’s from our friends at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, which in September will publish his companion volume, Coming Out, Moving […]
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 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, […]