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 news and the historical footnote that ties our city to that horrific day.
(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.