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The Radio Archive ~ January - June, 1998

June 25, 1998: "Seabrook at War: A Radio Documentary."

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Documents a little-known chapter of the homefront during World War II, and chronicles four generations of a powerful New Jersey family led by a patriarch, C.F. Seabrook, who was known as "The Henry Ford of Agriculture."
During World War II, Seabrook Farms supplied the military with fresh, frozen and deyhdrated food. Plagued by a chronic labor shortage, Seabrook Farms in southern New Jersey recruited agricultural and cannery workers including German prisoners of war; West Indian contract laborers, Japanese Americans, and Japanese Peruvians from wartime detention camps in America. The documentary is narrated by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; it was written and produced by Marty Goldensohn and David Steven Cohen. A co-production of WWFM, Trenton and the NJ Historical Commission. [1 hr. special] A copy of this production is available from the New Jersey Historical Commission. Contact them at: New Jersey Historical Commission, PO Box 305, Trenton, NJ 08625-0305.

June 18, 1998: "Genesis of the Dream." On 18th century immigration to the colonies/US. A production of WHA, University of Wisconsin - Extension.

June 11, 1998: "In Full Confidence." The debates over ratification of the U.S. constitution in New York State. A production of WHA, University of Wisconsin - Extension.

June 4, 1998: "A Taste of Independence." The impact of indusrialization on the societal roles of women -- focusing on Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1830s. A production of WHA, University of Wisconsin - Extension.

May 28, 1998: "And the Last Shall Be First." The Nat Turner Rebellion. A production of WHA, University of Wisconsin - Extension.
Talking History - West featured a special Memorial Day program focusing on reconnaissance mission pilots during the Cold War years.

May 21, 1998: The Story of Handsome Lake, a Seneca Prophet. A production of WHA, University of Wisconsin - Extension.

May 14, 1998: Looking back at the establishment of Israel. A production of Talking History, Creighton University production center. Interview with RASHID KHALIDI (D. Phil. Oxford University, 1974). Prof. Khalidi is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History and Director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago. He was interviewed by Robert Hopkins of Creighton University.

May 7, 1998: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Early Woman's Rights Movement. Part of the History of Women and the Family series.

April 30, 1998: Domesticity and Reform in Early 19th Century America. Part of the History of Women and the Family series.

April 23, 1998: Molly Brown. Prof. Dennis Mihelich interviews interviews Lee Grimsted, director of the Molly Brown House Museum. Produced by Talking History at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

April 16, 1998: Families Moving West. Part of the History of Women and the Family series.

April 11, 1998: Interview with filmmaker Laurie Kahn-Leavitt about her film adaptation of historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812. Laurie Kahn-Leavitt is a producer and screenwriter with many years of experience in filmmaking. She is the founder of Blueberry Hill Productions and has won numerous film and media awards. Her previous credits include writing and production work on Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965, Frontline, The American Experience, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Kahn-Leavitt was interviewed by Talking History Assistant Producer and SUNYA doctoral student Susan McCormick. Producer and engineer: Prof. Gerald Zahavi. To listen to the half-hour broadcast, now archived on our site, click here: "Interview with Laurie Kahn-Leavitt" [Encoded for 28.8 Kb/sec and faster modems]. [THIS FILE WILL OPEN WITH THE VLC player.]

April 2, 1998: The Nixon Tapes.

March 26, 1998: The Grimke' Sisters (based on the work of Gerda Lerner; analysis by Gerda Lerner). A 1984 production of WHA, University of Wisconsin.

March 19, 1998: The St. Patrick's Battalion and the Mexican-American War. Hosted by Robert Hopkins. Review of the week in history -- looking at events from March 9-15 in history. History in the News segment looks at the discovery of a pre-Incan stone city, the release of new transcripts of Watergate era Nixon tapes, and the reopening by investigations of the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings in Northern Ireland by the British government. Dr. Hopkins interviews Peter F. Stevens, author of a new book on the St. Patrick Battalion -- looking at Irish immigrants and the Mexican-American War (1846-48).


March 12, 1998: The Buffalo Soldiers. Hosted by Robert Hopkins. Review of late February/early March events in History. History in the news.Raising the Monitor (sunk in 1862 during the Civil War); 1868 files of Clara Barton discovered dealing with MIAs of the Civil War; refurbishing the "Stars and Stripes." Prof. Dennis Mihelich interviews Dr. Frank N. Schubert, author of three books on the Buffalo Soldiers. The Buffalo Soldiers were African-American troops organized as segregated units under white commissioned officers; they were stationed in the American West between the Civil War and World War I.


March 5, 1998: History of Women and the Family series. Marriage in early 19th century U.S.

February 26, 1998: History of Women and the Family series. Courtship and love in early 19th century U.S.

February 19, 1998: Focus on Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey (1894-1956), the sexologist. Segments include: review of the week February 9-15th in History; History in the news; Prof. Robert Hopkins of Creighton University interviews James H. Jones of the University of Houston, on his recent biography of Zoologist professor Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey (1894-1956) titled Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public Private Life. To listen to the half-hour broadcast, now archived on our site, click here: Talking History - February 19, 1998 -- Focus on Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey [Encoded for 14.4 Kb/sec and faster modems].

February 12, 1998: "Nuclear Disarmament Activism in the 1950s and 1960s." One hour special. [Encoded for 28.8 Kb/sec and faster modems] This program, moderated by Union College history professor Andrew Feffer, focuses on the "struggle against the bomb" -- the history of the world anti-nuclear movement in the 1950s and 1960s. It features SUNY/Albany Professor of History Lawrence Wittner, author of the recently-published Resisting the Bomb: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954-1970 (Stanford University Press, 1998). A former president of the Council on Peace Research in History (now the Peace History Society), Professor Wittner is a widely-published author on peace and disarmament issues. His previous book, ONE WORLD OR NONE, which covered nuclear disarmament activities in the years through 1953, received the 1995 Warren Kuehl award of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations as the outstanding book on the history or peace movements and/or internationalism. Joining Prof. Wittner are two prominent activists of the era: David McReynolds and Ursula Franklin. McReynolds, a top staff member of the pacifist War Resisters League, was closely involved with nuclear disarmament activities in the United States in the 1960s. Franklin, who teaches today at the University of Toronto, was a founder of the Voice of Women, a leading Canadian antinuclear organization established in 1960. Together, these speakers examine the efforts of the nuclear disarmament movement to curb the nuclear arms race and to prevent nuclear war. This program was originally broadcast live from the studios of WRPI, Troy (91.5 FM). Segment producer and host: Prof. Andrew Feffer. Executive producer and engineer: Prof. Gerald Zahavi. For non-commercial distribution only. All rights held by the Talking History consortium. "Nuclear Disarmament Activism in the 1950s and 1960s." [Encoded for 14.4 Kb/sec and faster modems]

February 5, 1998: "A Biographical Profile of the Late Elijah Muhammad -- Leader of the Nation of Islam" by Claude Andrew Clegg, author of An Original Man : The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad. Recorded by Gerald Zahavi at the University at Albany. One hour special.

January 29, 1998: The Amistad Incident. Interview with historian Howard Jones, author of MUTINY ON THE AMISTAD.

January 22, 1998: H. R. McMaster's "Dereliction of Duty" (on Vietnam).

January 15, 1998: "A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Song and Music." Part of a 5 hour special. Aired 7-9 a.m., 10-11 a.m., and 12-2 p.m. With Prof. Andrew Feffer of Union College and Prof. Gerald Zahavi, University at Albany-SUNY.

January 8, 1998: "The History Show: 1857" a production of the American Antiquarian Society. Produced by Damora Productions. Written, Directed, and Produced by James David Moran

January 1, 1998: The History of the Martini. A talk with Max Rudin. Creighton University Production Center Edit: Real Audio 14.4.

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