As we approach the 40th anniversary screening of the Academy Award–nominated documentary film The War at Home, Allen spends the hour with director Glenn Silber and Vietnam War veteran Doug Bradley to discuss the political climate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison during the 1960s. There is a public screening of The War at Home on Sunday, […]
On today’s episode, Allen sits down with cartoonist Nick Thorkelson and editor Paul Buhle to talk about their new volume on radical philosopher Herbert Marcuse, whose ideas inspired the New Left of the 1960s and, according to Angela Davis, can be just as valuable today. Nick Thorkelson is a cartoonist living in Boston. He is […]
For today’s episode, Allen chats with author and historian Stu Levitan about his new book Madison in the Sixties. They discuss how the political climate and resistance movements of the ’60s can have valuable lessons for our time as well, including the effects of urban renewal, race relations, the role of protesting and civil disobedience, and […]
Save the date for Twist & Yelp – Madison’s first Yelper Party benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank. Put your best 60s costume together and get ready to do the twist! $10 suggested donation – every dollar donated provides three meals for those in need. Featuring complimentary bites, sips, and entertainment. RSVP required. Elite Squad early […]
The Vietnam War Program Series Film Screening and Discussion The Bombing of Sterling Hall Wednesday, December 6, 7-8 p.m. Verona Public Library The Sterling Hall bombing on the UW-Madison campus was a turning point in the Vietnam anti-war protests in Madison. On Wednesday, December 6, from 7 to 8 p.m., the Verona Public Library will […]
Local historian Stu Levitan takes us back to the second week in April, 1960.