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  • History of the Cheesehead Hat
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    History of the Cheesehead Hat

    Maggie Carter of Foamation, Inc., maker of the cheesehead hat, talked about the invention and manufacturing of Wisconsin’s iconic headwear. Mark Ertl, commander in cheese, then showed off the process of…

    122 views
  • History of Polka
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    History of Polka

    Evan Maruszewski, founder of the Milwaukee Polka Riot Festival, discussed the history and evolution to the present of polka in Milwaukee. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

    151 views
  • Milwaukee Pop Culture
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    Milwaukee Pop Culture

    Tim McCormick gave a Harley-Davidson motorcycle tour of depictions of Milwaukee in pop culture, including the bronze Fonz statue and Lakefront Brewery. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

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  • Palo Alto Rock and Roll History
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    Palo Alto Rock and Roll History

    Bo Crane talked about Palo Alto’s connections to rock and roll in the 1960's, and how a meeting between Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia and counterculture figure Ken Kesey lead to the psychedelic rock…

    245 views
  • emThe Trial of Lizzie Bordenem
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    The Trial of Lizzie Borden

    Legal scholar Cara Robertson examined the murder trial of Lizzie Borden in 1893. The case received international attention as Ms. Borden was tried for the murder of her father and…

    504 views
  • emRepublic of Liesem
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    Republic of Lies

    Journalist Anna Merlan looked at how conspiracy theories take root in society.

    598 views
  • emTempem
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    Temp

    Cornell University Professor Louis Hyman looked at changes to the American workforce over the past seventy years.

    495 views
  • emHugh Hefner Good or Bad for Americaem
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    Hugh Hefner, Good or Bad for America?

    New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and University of Missouri Professor Steven Watts debated whether Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was good or bad for America.

    593 views
  • emHomeplaceem
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    Homeplace

    Journalist John Lingan reported on the socio-cultural shifts taking place in rural America, focusing on Winchester, Virginia, the home of singer Patsy Cline.

    354 views
  • Newt Gingrich Discusses emTrumps Americaem
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    Trump's America

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered his thoughts on the impact that the Trump administration policies are having on America and around the world.

    3,422 views
  • Author Discussion on Appalachia
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    Author Discussion on Appalachia

    Elizabeth Catte, What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, Steven Stoll Ramp Hollow, and Wendy Welch, Fall or Fly, discussed the stereotypes and reality of life in Appalachia. This…

    977 views
  • emThe Tyranny of Metricsem
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    The Tyranny of Metrics

    Jerry Muller reported on the use of metrics in government, education, business, medicine, and more.

    1,861 views
  • emMeltdownem
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    Meltdown

    Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcsik examined the complexity of major systems and why they sometimes fail.

    570 views
  • Author Discussion on Civic Engagement
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    Author Discussion on Civic Engagement

    A discussion on civic engagement from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Susan Burton, Becoming Mrs. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight For…

    312 views
  • emBlack Culture and the New Dealem
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    Black Culture and the New Deal

    Lauren Sklaroff talked about her book Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). In her book she examines New Deal…

    749 views
  • emMicrotrends Squaredem
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    Microtrends Squared

    Pollster and political strategist Mark Penn shared his thoughts on the next trends in politics and business.

    511 views
  • emWord by Wordem
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    Word by Word

    Former Merriam Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper provided an inside look into the writing of dictionaries; from which words are included to how the usage of words changes over time.

    1,156 views
  • Author Discussion on American Culture
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    Author Discussion on American Culture

    A discussion on American culture from the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that featured Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder; Dan Kois…

    342 views
  • emPrairie Powerem
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    Prairie Power

    In Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma, author Sarah Eppler Janda tells the story of 1960s counter culture and student activism in Oklahoma. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

    199 views
  • emMestizos Come Homeem
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    Mestizos Come Home!

    In Mestizos Come Home!: Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity, author RC Davis-Undiano explores the influence of indigenous Latin American culture on the development of North America. C-SPAN’s…

    203 views
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