Channel Public Broadcasting History in Milwaukee Aug. 18!
WPR's Kathleen Dunn Emcees Public Broadcasting History Book Talk Thursday!
Join Wisconsin Public Radio radio host Kathleen Dunn for a conversation on the history of public broadcasting with Jack Mitchell, author of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press’s new book Wisconsin on the Air: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State that Invented It at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee.
Mitchell will chart the transmissions and transitions of the Wisconsin broadcasters who invented and transformed the media and shares some of the stories from 100 years of public broadcasting controversies, celebrities and technologies.
The free event begins at 7 p.m. at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211. A book signing will follow.
Press Releases by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
This collection of brief biographies illustrates the lives of unique, quirky, and inspiring individuals who influenced our history.
"A magnificent job [of] recreating the baseball environment as it used to be, long before domed stadiums and luxury suites. For those of us who grew up in Milwaukee during those heady days, Borchert Field was our field of dreams." - Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball
The book is illustrated with photos from Wisconsin Historical Society collections.
Although Freeland Dexter wrote about Lone Rock, Wisconsin, the characters and situations are instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with small-town life.
The voices of "Hidden Thunder" work together to strip the graffiti, misconception and mystery off the Midwest sandstone pictographs.