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 2, 2014, 4:00pm
A one-eyed monster, a goddess that turns men into pigs, and a husband distracted by seductresses on his long journey home: Homer’s Odyssey comes to life in a modern stage version by Mary Zimmerman. In this hour, Emily talks to the director and actors from University Theatre’s lively production of Mary Zimmerman’s The Odyssey.
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.
Sunday, November 30, 2014, 4:00pm
A comic strip recently listed several things that were hard to get into, including Moby Dick. UW-Madison Professor of English, Jeffrey Steele sits down with Norman to search for the great white whale and much more.