According to the Bureau of the Census, as of 2015, there were almost 361,000 people of African descent living in Wisconsin, or about 6% of the total state population. While that’s a smaller percentage than for the nation as a whole, which hovers around 18%, African-Americans have been a central part of Wisconsin’s story since […]
UW History Professor Rudy Koshar joins Carousel today to talk about the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party and how it compares to the U.S. today. Are we overreacting to think it’s the same? Or are we underreacting to how bad things are? Rudy Koshar is the George L. Mosse / Wisconsin Alumni Research […]
A radio series exploring the 1832 conflict between Native Americans and the US government. In the Summer of 2016, Helena White re-traced the journey taken by Sauk Chief Black Hawk and 1,500 men, women and children in 1832 who were attempting to reclaim their territory in Northern Illinois that was ceded in a treaty they […]
(WORT) — The 1960s were a tumultuous time and Madison was not excluded from the action. Local historian Stu Levitan now tells us how the era of sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll made the Mad City.
(WORT) — As Washington scrambles to understand the new political reality created by the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Stu Levitan looks back at influential Wisconsinite William Freeman Vilas.
(WORT) — Few citizens did more to shape the look and of Madison then John Myers Olin. Also a UW Law professor, Olin was known by his contemporaries as the father of Madison’s park system and a man without peers.