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    University Place lecture series.

    Video thumbnail: University Place Horror Film and the Body

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    Horror Film and the Body

    Jesse Stommel looks at the horror movie themes that scare us.

    Horror Film and the Body

    Video thumbnail: University Place Class of 1685: Bach, Handel and Scarlatti

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    Class of 1685: Bach, Handel and Scarlatti

    Trevor Stephenson performs selections from works by Bach, Handel and Scarlatti.

    Class of 1685: Bach, Handel and Scarlatti

    Video thumbnail: University Place Russia since 1945: History's Long Shadow

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    Russia since 1945: History's Long Shadow

    David McDonald shares insights about Russian history and future relations with the U.S.

    Russia since 1945: History's Long Shadow

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    Concert at Villa Louis

    Christopher Taylor performs classical piano pieces and traditional American songs.

    Concert at Villa Louis

    Video thumbnail: University Place The World War I Centennial

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    The World War I Centennial

    Rudy Koshar marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I.

    The World War I Centennial

    Video thumbnail: University Place HH Bennett: His American Landscape

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    HH Bennett: His American Landscape

    Learn about Henry Hamilton Bennet, early photographer of Wisconsin Dells.

    HH Bennett: His American Landscape

    Video thumbnail: University Place Vernacular Architecture

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    Vernacular Architecture

    Discover a new way to interpret architecture with Anna Andrzejewski.

    Vernacular Architecture

    Video thumbnail: University Place Wheel Fever

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    Wheel Fever

    Jesse Gant and Nicholas Hoffman discuss the history of bicycling in Wisconsin.

    Wheel Fever

    Video thumbnail: University Place Africa's Vibrant Arts: Past and Present

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    Africa's Vibrant Arts: Past and Present

    Henry Drewal discusses what can be learned about African culture through art.

    Africa's Vibrant Arts: Past and Present

    Video thumbnail: University Place From Quill To Hammer

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    From Quill To Hammer

    Learn about the history of the harpsichord with Trevor Stephenson.

    From Quill To Hammer

    Video thumbnail: University Place Old Time Radio Drama: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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    Old Time Radio Drama: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Wisconsin Public Radio and the 9XM Players present 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

    Old Time Radio Drama: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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    Touchless Automatic Wonder

    Norman Gilliland interviews Lewis Koch about his book "Touchless Automatic Wonder".

    Touchless Automatic Wonder

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Second Seminole War (1835 - 1842)

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    The Second Seminole War (1835 - 1842)

    John Hall discusses the conflicts between the Seminole Indians and the United States.

    The Second Seminole War (1835 - 1842)

    Video thumbnail: University Place Rembrandt's Jews

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    Rembrandt's Jews

    Steven Nadler discusses Rembrandt’s relationship with the Jews in Amsterdam.

    Rembrandt's Jews

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Search for Life on Other Planets

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    The Search for Life on Other Planets

    Margaret Turnbull searches for life in nearby planetary systems.

    The Search for Life on Other Planets

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Wreck of the Christmas Tree Ship

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    The Wreck of the Christmas Tree Ship

    Explore the legend of the Christmas Tree shipwreck with Keith Meverden and Tamara Thomsen.

    The Wreck of the Christmas Tree Ship

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens

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    The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens

    Learn about Americans' interest in foreign films from the end of WWII until the 1970s.

    The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens

    Video thumbnail: University Place Same Time, Same Station

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    Same Time, Same Station

    Join James Baughman and Norman Gilliland as they discuss the early years of television.

    Same Time, Same Station

    Video thumbnail: University Place Neanderthals Are Us

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    Neanderthals Are Us

    Look back in history with John Hawks at a time when Neanderthals walked with the Earth.

    Neanderthals Are Us

    Video thumbnail: University Place Nuclear Weapons and the History of Modern America

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    Nuclear Weapons and the History of Modern America

    Learn about the history of nuclear weapons in the United States with Jeremi Suri.

    Nuclear Weapons and the History of Modern America

    Video thumbnail: University Place WPR Midday Show at Lawrence University

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    WPR Midday Show at Lawrence University

    Jonathan Fagan, “Quartet Masque,” and “Involuntary String Band” from Lawrence University.

    WPR Midday Show at Lawrence University

    Video thumbnail: University Place Hollywood Westerns and American Myth

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    Hollywood Westerns and American Myth

    Robert Pippin delves into three Westerns starring John Wayne.

    Hollywood Westerns and American Myth

    Video thumbnail: University Place Carols of Christmas Past

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    Carols of Christmas Past

    Trevor Stephenson accompanies a quartet singing original versions of Christmas carols.

    Carols of Christmas Past

    Video thumbnail: University Place Thornton Wilder: Wisconsin Roots

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    Thornton Wilder: Wisconsin Roots

    Penelope Niven and Tappan Wilder discuss the life and works of Thornton Wilder.

    Thornton Wilder: Wisconsin Roots

    Video thumbnail: University Place Two Steinways Concert: L'Embarquement pour Cythere

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    Two Steinways Concert: L'Embarquement pour Cythere

    The Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo perform Francis Poulec’s "L'Embarquement pour Cythere."

    Two Steinways Concert: L'Embarquement pour Cythere

    Video thumbnail: University Place Wisconsin Rock Art

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    Wisconsin Rock Art

    Join Robert Ernie Boszhardt, Geri Schrab and Norman Gilliland for a look at rock art.

    Wisconsin Rock Art

    Video thumbnail: University Place Prohibition: Choose Your Poison

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    Prohibition: Choose Your Poison

    Learn the history of Prohibition and discover how Americans attempted to thwart the law.

    Prohibition: Choose Your Poison

    Video thumbnail: University Place Two Steinways Concert: Suite #1

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    Two Steinways Concert: Suite #1

    The Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Suite #1.

    Two Steinways Concert: Suite #1

    Video thumbnail: University Place Literature of the First World War

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    Literature of the First World War

    Marguerite Helmers discusses the literature of World War I and its authors.

    Literature of the First World War

    Video thumbnail: University Place The History of the End of the World

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    The History of the End of the World

    Peter Sobol explores cultural beliefs concerning the end of the world.

    The History of the End of the World

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Village of Cooksville: 1842-2017

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    The Village of Cooksville: 1842-2017

    Larry Reed compares the building styles and layout of Cooksville to towns in New England.

    The Village of Cooksville: 1842-2017

    Video thumbnail: University Place Limping through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

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    Limping through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

    Jerry Apps discusses his childhood bout with polio and how it changed his life.

    Limping through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir

    Video thumbnail: University Place John Muir: The Wisconsin Years

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    John Muir: The Wisconsin Years

    Daniel Einstein discusses the life and interests of naturalist John Muir.

    John Muir: The Wisconsin Years

    Video thumbnail: University Place Old Time Radio Drama: Forbidden Planet Decoded

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    Old Time Radio Drama: Forbidden Planet Decoded

    Norman Gilliland and the 9XM Players present the radio play, “Forbidden Planet Decoded.”

    Old Time Radio Drama: Forbidden Planet Decoded

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    Show Sold Separately

    See how new film promotion tools affect the reception of movies with Jonathan Gray.

    Show Sold Separately

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    Nero

    Margaret George focuses on the reputation of Roman Emperor Nero.

    Nero

    Video thumbnail: University Place WPR Midday Show at UW-Stevens Point

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    WPR Midday Show at UW-Stevens Point

    Michael Doerr performs on piano; The Avian Ensemble performs Stacey Berk’s Avian Suite.

    WPR Midday Show at UW-Stevens Point

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Lithographs of George Bellows

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    The Lithographs of George Bellows

    Join James Pearson and Norman Gilliland for a discussion of the works of George Bellows.

    The Lithographs of George Bellows

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    WPR Midday Show in Buck Studio

    Alex Zhu performs on violin with piano accompanist Seungwha Baek.

    WPR Midday Show in Buck Studio

    Video thumbnail: University Place A Conversation with George Takei

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    A Conversation with George Takei

    Actor George Takei talks about his life and career.

    A Conversation with George Takei

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Road to Appomattox

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    The Road to Appomattox

    Stephen Kantrowitz discusses the surrender at Appomattox which ended the Civil War.

    The Road to Appomattox

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center

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    The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center

    Learn about the energy efficient Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo.

    The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center

    Video thumbnail: University Place Two Steinways Concert: Suite #2

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    Two Steinways Concert: Suite #2

    The Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Suite #2.

    Two Steinways Concert: Suite #2

    Video thumbnail: University Place Madison 1856-1931

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    Madison 1856-1931

    Look back in time to the foundations of Madison to present with Stuart Levitan.

    Madison 1856-1931

    Video thumbnail: University Place The Philosopher, the Priest and the Painter

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    The Philosopher, the Priest and the Painter

    Steven Nadler and Norman Gilliland discuss 17th Century French philosopher Rene Descartes.

    The Philosopher, the Priest and the Painter

    Video thumbnail: University Place Photographic Methods Before Photography

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    Photographic Methods Before Photography

    Learn about image making before photography with Dan Fuller and Norman Gilliland.

    Photographic Methods Before Photography

    Video thumbnail: University Place Milwaukee Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice

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    Milwaukee Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice

    Dean Strang explores the 1917 Milwaukee bombing convictions appealed by Clarence Darrow.

    Milwaukee Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice

    Video thumbnail: University Place Gustav Klimt as Viennese Modernist

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    Gustav Klimt as Viennese Modernist

    Barbara Buenger discusses the work of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt.

    Gustav Klimt as Viennese Modernist

    Video thumbnail: University Place William James and the Search for Life After Death

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    William James and the Search for Life After Death

    Deborah Blum explores the history of William James and his search for life after death.

    William James and the Search for Life After Death

    Video thumbnail: University Place Debussy’s Piano Portraits

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    Debussy’s Piano Portraits

    Catherine Kautsky performs works by Claude Debussy and discusses what inspired him.

    Debussy’s Piano Portraits