Sunday, August 10, 2014, 4:00pm
Even after four hundred years, it's a comedy with an edge that makes some people uncomfortable. After four, on University Of The Air, some insights into what Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" says about the relationship between men and women. Shakespeare expert Richard Knowles and some Shakespeare actors join us.
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.
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 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.