Sunday, August 31, 2014, 4:00pm
Although traditional ragtime may be associated with leisure, in his School of Ragtime, Scott Joplin insisted that ragtime was music to be taken seriously and played as its composers specified.
Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4:00pm
Some of the longest-lasting impressions of a war are the images it evokes in art. For World War II there’s the photograph of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. For the Spanish civil war, it might be Picasso’s painting Guernica. But as we continue to observe the centennial of the War to Make the World Safe for Democracy, the war to end all wars, what are the images of World War I that stand out? UW-Oshkosh professor Marguerite Helmers will take us through World War I as it appears in art.
Sunday, September 14, 2014, 4:00pm
When the Romans withdrew from Great Britain, they left a vacuum that various people from the continent rushed to fill. Among them were the Anglo-Saxons, who pushed aside the native people and became the forerunners of what we think of as “English.” How well did the Angles and Saxons get along and what kind of religion and material culture did they have? And once the Vikings came along, what effect did they have on what would become England? In the next hour of University of the Air, Jack Niles will tell us about The Romancing of the Anglo-Saxons, separating truth from fiction in our image of the Anglo-Saxons.
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 4:00pm
She wrote brilliant poetry using few words during a life spent in the isolation of rural Wisconsin. At four, on University of the Air, biographer Margot Peters describes how talent and grit carried the poet Lorine Niedecker through periods of desperation and despair.