Sunday, October 5, 2014, 4:00pm
David Walker, Maria Stewart, and Frederick Douglass were revolutionary black abolitionists in the 19th century who raised their voices to try to end slavery. Professor Christy Clark Pujara introduces these figures and their turbulent times. Two graduates of the UW Odyssey Project (Tosumba Welch and Molinda Henry) read eloquent passages from the abolitionists.
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 4:00pm
He raised the piano etude (ay-TYOOD) far above its status as a technical study. After four, on University of the Air, pianist Christopher Taylor gives us insights into the genius behind the Transcendental Etudes (ay-TYOODs) of Franz Liszt.
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 4:00pm
From 1939 to 1975 Francisco Franco was the dictator of Spain, a role that he acquired through military victories and retained through repression that included tens of thousands of executions. Stanley Payne, co-author of new biography of Franco, gives us a detailed picture of the still-controversial dictator and general who gained control of Spain during a civil war and kept control of the coutnry during World War II and the Cold War.
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4:00pm
How will climate change affect what you eat and what you'll pay for it? Leopold Center Distinguished Fellow, Fred Kirschenmann, will talk about manageable energy costs, restoring the biological health of soil, adapting to local resources, resilient crops in climate change and more. Kirschenmann has received international recognition for his writing on sustainable agriculture and land ethics.