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
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.
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
UW-Madison alumna Jen Rudin, author of The Confessions of a Casting Director, will go into the do’s and don’ts of film auditions. Drawing on her experience with Pixar, Walt Disney, and other production companies, Rudin will go what it takes to pull off a successful audition into the difference between auditioning for animation versus on-camera roles, how to prepare for being in a casting director’s office, the basics of audition etiquette, the dynamics between casting directors, directors, and studio executives, and stories about some of the many actors she’s worked with.