North Central College history professor discusses English kings on Milt Rosenberg radio show

Sep 18, 2015

Bruce Janacek, North Central College associate professor of history, appeared on Milt Rosenberg’s radio show Sept. 18 on WCGO-AM 1590.

Janacek participated in a discussion about the kings of England. Also participating in the conversation was Scott Sowerby, associate professor of history at Northwestern University. A free podcast of the show is available at

“Milt Rosenberg” is a daily radio show that features intelligent, enlivening and thought-provoking discussions centered on the world of ideas. Guests from the world of literature, journalism, academia, public policy, science, religions and foreign policy join Rosenberg for engaging discussions.

Rosenberg is a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago and former host of the long-running public affairs program “Extension 720.” Milt hosted “Extension 720” on WGN Radio five nights a week for nearly 40 years before ending his run in December 2012.

During his academic career, Rosenberg held posts at Yale, the Naval War College, Dartmouth, Ohio State and finally, the University of Chicago, where he directed the doctoral program in social psychology.

A faculty member at North Central since 1999, Janacek’s teaching and research emphasis is in early modern European history, circa 1350-1789.  He teaches courses in medieval, Renaissance and early modern European history.  He has received several grants in support of his research, most recently, a Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support his current book project, a cultural and political history of seventeenth-century England.