Full Program

Week 1: John Bascom and the Origins of the Wisconsin Idea (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: September 06, 2016
  • By: J. David Hoeveler

Week 2: Conservation and the Wisconsin Idea: An Evolving Legacy (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: September 13, 2016
  • By: Curt Meine

Week 3: The Corruption of the Wisconsin Idea: ALEC and Other Developments (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: September 20, 2016
  • By: Lisa Graves

Week 4: Broadcasting the Wisconsin Idea: 100 Years of Public Broadcasting in the State that Invented It (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: September 27, 2016
  • By: Jack Mitchell

Week 5: Academics Shaping the Wisconsin Dialogue on LGBT History (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: October 04, 2016
  • By: Dick Wagner

Week 6: Criminal Justice in Wisconsin: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: October 11, 2016
  • By: Michele Lavigne, John Chisholm, and Pam Oliver

Week 7: Laboratory of Oligarchy (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: October 18, 2016
  • By: Lewis Friedland

Week 8: The Politics of Resentment (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: October 25, 2016
  • By: Kathy Cramer

Week 9: EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City

  • Date: November 01, 2016
  • By: Matt Desmond

Week 10: The Future of Wisconsin Public Higher Education (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: November 08, 2016
  • By: Sara Goldrick-Rab

Week 11: Start with what people value: Environment, Land, and the Wisconsin Idea (VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE!)

  • Date: November 15, 2016
  • By: Paul Robbins

Week 12: To Be Announced

  • Date: November 22, 2016

Week 13: Notes from the Ethnic Cleansing Zone - The Wisconsin Idea, Imperialist Nostalgia & the Remaking of a Shared Future

  • Date: November 29, 2016
  • By: Aaron Bird Bear

Week 14: Lived Religion in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Idea

  • Date: December 06, 2016
  • By: Corrie Norman, Susan Ridgely, and Jordan Rosenblum

Week 15: The Future of the Wisconsin Idea (and Closing Remarks)

  • Date: December 13, 2016
  • By: Noel Radomski