Remembering Toni Morrison

August 6, 2019

Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, a literary giant whose work transcended race and time, has died at the age of 88 after a brief illness. Wisconsin Public Television has shared many reflections on Morrison and her work over the years. Read on to find more.

The Great American Read: Michael Perry shares his picks

September 11, 2018

It’s here! Tune in 7 p.m. tonight for the fall kickoff episode of The Great American Read. There’s plenty of action to come, both on TV and in our continuing series of Wisconsin authors. Today we present WPT/WPR favorite and The New York Times bestselling essayist Michael Perry, of New Auburn. The paperback of his latest book, Montaigne…

The Great American Read: Jerry Apps shares his picks

August 16, 2018

We’re getting closer to the Fall Kick Off episode of The Great American Read: airing 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.  11. Have you voted on the list yet? If you’re stuck – as we are! – why not check out some more picks by Wisconsin writers? Today we bring you the prolific, the folksy, the one and…

Theodore Roosevelt – America’s Real Renaissance Man

September 10, 2014

“He’s the writing-est president in American history, by far… He’s an intellectual. He read a book a day, sometimes three books in a day if he had some leisure. We think of Jefferson as America’s renaissance man, but it’s really Theodore Roosevelt.” – historian Clay Jenkinson. From sharing tall tales with anyone who would listen…