In-Studio: Art Holst Remembers

June 30 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Renowned speaker and poet, Art Holst, returns to share his insights about serving in Gen. Patton’s Third Army during the invasion of Germany, his distinguished career as an NFL official (including being a referee in two Superbowls), and his tireless support for the building of a Fisher House for veterans in Michigan.

Arie Lipsky and Mary Steffek Blaske: Hearts for the Arts

June 17 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor, Arie Lipsky, returns with Orchestra Executive Director Mary Steffek Blaske to highlight the new dynamic season, including the A2SO’s numerous school concerts and instrument ‘petting zoos’ that introduce young people to the delights of playing music.More at:

Dr. Catherine Williamson

June 9 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Join Ed as he welcomes back Dr. Catherine Williamson, Director of Fine Books/Manuscripts and Entertainment Memorabilia at Bonhams auction house. Dr. Williamson will regale us with high points from the upcoming auction of the entertainment collection of Robert Osborne (1932-2017), beloved host of Turner Classic Movies for more than 20 years. Catherine will describe Osborne’s wide collecting interests, from iconic film posters to statues, that enriched his own life and scholarship – a fascination he bequeathed so generously to his TCM audience.

More at:

Prof. Timothy Snyder: On Tyranny – 20 lessons from the Twentieth Century

June 8 • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Author of one of the most acclaimed books in recent years, Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History at Yale University, will delineate the well-honed techniques used by authoritarian regimes to seize and maintain power, including their success at persuading electorates to surrender their freedom willingly. He will also explain how social media and the internet often work to neutralize dissent today. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of America’s most thoughtful historians illuminate the past – and, possibly, our future.

More at: