University Of The Air

University Of The Air


Hosts Norman Gilliland and Emily Auerbach invite distinguished faculty guests from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss topics in music, art, writing, theater, science, education, and history. “University Of The Air” can be heard on Sundays at 4 p.m. on the Ideas Network. During the long course of Native Americans displacement from their ancestral lands, Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk took various steps to resist it—some of the successful. Historian Stephen Kantrowitz tells how many Ho-Chunk found ways to return to Wisconsin and remain via ways legal and illegal. We’ll hear how some Ho-Chunk who were forced to live farthest from their homeland had a turn of luck that those exiling them would envy. And we’ll discover how some of the Ho-Chunk who returned to Wisconsin were able to put land ownership to their advantage.

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