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Extension 720 Audio Archives, January 2007

Milt leads and overview of Victorian literature--including discussion of Charles Dickens, Matthew Arnold, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Darwin and more--with Lawrence Poston, professor emeritus of English at the University of Illinois Chicago, and Micael Clarke, professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. (01/31/07)

Victorian Literature (88:59)

Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every StudentA discussion of how polticial correctness is affecting the modern American campus with Dr. Miriam Grossman. She is a campus psychiatrist at UCLA and the author of Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student. (01/22/07)

Miriam Grossman (80:33)

Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's MediaShould the average citizen be worried about media consolidation? That question is answered in this discussion with Rich Gordon, professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology at Columbia University and author of Fighting for Air: The Battle to Control America's Media. (01/16/07)

Media Consolidation (79:52)

In this conversation, Milt examines some of the most influential figures of the 20th century, as filtered through the pen of prolific essayist and journalist Mark Steyn. Steyn profiled such diverse figures as Ronald Reagan, Michael Straight, Pope John Paul II, and Romano Mussolini in his new book Mark Steyn's Passing Parade. (01/15/07)

Mark Steyn (77:22)

We examine the history of American musical theatre with Sheldon Patinkin, chairman of the theatre department at Columbia College Chicago. He takes Milt through some of the highlights of the early years of American musicals, including songs from Showboat, Oklahoma!, Pal Joey, and Guys and Dolls. (01/12/07)

American Musicals (89:39)

Robert Wallace, professor of classics at Northwestern University, and David Jordan, professor of history at the University of Illinois Chicago, discuss the history of the writing of history--including Herodotus, Thucydides, Tacitus, Machiavelli, and Gibbon. (01/09/07)

History of History (85:02)

Our Pal, God and Other Presumptions: A Book of Jewish HumorMilt hosts a panel discussion of Yiddish culture and literature, as well as Jewish humor. The guests are Jacob Morowitz, president of the Chicago YIVO Society, Jan Schwarz, senior lecturer in Yiddish at the University of Chicago, and Jeffry Mallow, professor of physics at Loyola University Chicago and author of the new book Our Pal, God and Other Presumptions: A Book of Jewish Humor. (01/08/07)

Yiddish literature (81:11)

We explore the intricacies of the great Maya civilization in Mexico and Central America with Cynthia Robin, professor of anthropology at Northwestern University, and Jon Hageman, professor of archaeology at Northeastern Illinois University. Topics include Mayan architecture, mathematics, agriculture and religion, as well as the new Mel Gibson film Apocalypto. (01/02/07)

The Maya (87:54)

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