May 3, 1969, a Saturday street dance becomes a three-night riot leaving scores injured and about a hundred arrested — including Alds. Paul Soglin and Eugene Parks.
(WORT) — This week we cover new rules for Madison’s outdoor music festivals and the criminal probe investigating abuse at a state juvenile detention center. We also reconnect with Wisconsin comedian Jackie Kashian.
(WORT) — Fifty-two years ago, the nation was stunned by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In this week’s episode, Stu Levitan describes how Madison reacted to the tragic […]
(WORT) — In this episode of the Madison History Podcast, Stu Levitan remembers one of the University of Wisconsin’s most respected leaders, Charles Van Hise.
(WORT) — Unless Kraft Heinz reverses their decision, it appears that Oscar Mayer will be leaving town after nearly a century in Madison. But how did the famed hot dog maker ever make it to Wisconsin’s Capitol City? Here’s the Madison History Podcast with Stu Levitan.
(WORT) — This week 132 years ago, a deafening crash was heard in downtown Madison. Horrified onlookers rushed to the Wisconsin State Capitol where a great cloud of dust hovered over the new south wing.