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Michelle Wildgen

in Madison, WI

Michelle Wildgen discusses how the choice to live in Madison, WI has changed her writing and why the Midwest is a great place to be a writer.

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Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries

BY GREG MICKELLS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

"Libraries are truly becoming more of an experience. We're trying to create environments where the users can interact within the library" 

In "Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries" from PechaKucha Night Madison, WI Vol. 9, Greg Mickells showcases Madison's terrific public library system as it doesn't look like the libraries of the past. Today's libraries are engaging the community with new ideas, and ways to learn, share and create.

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Why Madison? Ironman Wisconsin

BY CINDI BANNINK
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Cindi Bannink speaks on the Ironman Wisconsin, which moved into Madison in September of 2002 and since then has had a big impact on the local community, from financial gains to inspiring healthy lifestyles. It brings people from all over the country and world, each pursuing their goal of the Ironman finish line.

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Dispatches from the People's Republic of Madison

BY CARL SACK
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Carl Sack speaks about Madison, which is known as a hotbed of radical left-wing activism. He shares how Madisonians are engaging in social movements through the eyes of an active participant.

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Madison's Big Bang

BY RON MCCREA
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Ron McCrea speaks about the Madison activists who were propelled by the movement of the '60s. Veteran Madison activists and idealists created a burst of new institutions in the '70s that redefined the city and have stood the test of time. Madison is poised to reinvent itself again.

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Loving a Writer (and some cats)

BY REBECCA ROSENBLUM
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rebecca Rosenblum is the author of two short story collections. Mark Sampson has published five books. Can two creative people live under the same roof? Mark  and Rosenblum talk about marriage, writing, and cats.

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Make Me Laugh, Grownup!

BY NASEEM HRAB
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different? 

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UW Madison : Did You Know...

BY MELISSA SIMON
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

University of Wisconsin Madison has been innovating since its founding in 1848. We are your state university, and from the earliest days of our shared history, UW Madison has madie it our mission to benefit all citizens of the Badger state. Our campus might get cold in the winter, but it's still a hotbed for creative and innovative activity year-round. This presentation gives you a glimpse of some of those happpenings across campus and how your university is impacting the community, the state and the world.

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Wisconsin Technology Council: A Resource for the State and the Region

BY CASSIDY WARTENWEILER
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Based in Madison: The Wisconsin Technology Council is a statewide reasuource for policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors and others who touch the state's tech based economy. Its programs and projects help pull together Wisconsin's diverse technology interests.

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Madison in the Sixties

BY STU LEVITAN
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 29, 2018

20 slides that tell the essential stories of the 1960's in Madison---the escalation of civil rights activism and sntiwar protest from pickets to firebombs; transformation of the ethnic Greenbush neighborhood into the Triangle Urban Renewal Area; the impact of university expansion, and the failed efforts to build Frank Lloyd Wright's auditorium and civic center at Monona Terrace; and som sex, drugs and rock and roll.