Former UW-Madison Band Director Mike Leckrone Talks About The Big Band Era, Should We Compare Trump’s Impeachment Inquiry To Previous Cases?

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Mike Leckrone led the UW-Madison marching band for 50 years. We talk to the former director, who’s traded the field podium for a lecturn this fall to teach a class on Big Band music. And we discuss the relative usefulness of reviewing past impeachment cases for understanding our current situation.

Featured in this Show

  • A New Course Looks At The Music Of The Big Band Era

    Former Badger Marching Band Director Mike Leckrone is sharing his love for big bands and dance orchestras in a new UW continuing education class. We talk about the music of the Big Band era, and who some of the most important figures were.

  • Why We Shouldn't Compare The Current Impeachment Inquiry To Past Cases

    A political scientist and historian argues the past is only that: the past. We discuss their argument that past cases of impeachment (or near impeachment) may not be helpful for predicting what will happen in the current scenario.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Professor Michael Leckrone Guest
  • David Greenberg Guest

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