Sunday, July 13, 2014, 4:00pm
During the fifteen years that followed World War I, Germany was a place of rapidly changing politics and cultural turmoil. Sometime called the Weimar Republic, Germany in those years experimented with a democratic government, but soon slid into a dictatorship. What went wrong? As we continue to observe the centennial of onset of World War, we’ll look at one of the miscalculations after the war that supposed to make the world safe for democracy. Historian Rudy Koshar will give us the story in the hour to come.
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 4:00pm
Johann Sebastian Bach has been called “the supreme arbiter and lawgiver of music,” and his Mass in B Minor is one of the last things he wrote. Bach worked in the Lutheran tradition but for reasons still debated, chose t as his last great work a Catholic Mass. In the hour to come, Madison Bach Musicians director Trevor Stephenson give us some ideas as to why Bach wrote the Mass in B Minor, how he used various instruments to achieve specific emotional effects, and tell us how audiences have received the Mass from Bach’s time to our own.
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 4:00pm
At four, on University of the Air, why has the King James version of the Bible endured for four hundred years? We'll get some insights from our guest, Charles Cohen.
Sunday, August 24, 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.