Books

Gutekunst, Frederick (1831-1917) [Public domain]

We learn about the secret surgery Grover Cleveland underwent and the daring reporter who tried to expose it. 

CBC photo

We’ll go north of the border and meet the creator of The Vinyl Café and the engaging inhabitants thereof. 

Milwaukee's Port at Heart of Commerce, City's Soul

Jan 14, 2011
The History Press

Please note: This interview originally aired Jan. 14, 2011.

While the Port of Milwaukee is not in the heart of the city, it may just be the heart of its commerce.

Celebrated actor Alan Alda was in Milwaukee last month to read from his new book, Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself. He spoke with Bonnie North.

Lake Effect

Alan Alda first rose to fame as Hawkeye Pierce on the TV show, "M*A*S*H*". He also hosted "Scientific American Frontiers" on PBS, and more recently starred as Senator Arnold Vinnick on the NBC drama, "The West Wing". Alda has also acted and written for the silver screen and for the stage. He was in Milwaukee to speak at Alverno College as part of a series sponsored by Schwartz Bookshops. His book, "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed", has just been released in paperback.

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