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WW1 Centennial News

Podcast Logo 440WWI Centennial News is a weekly audio podcast, recorded with a live audience at Noon Eastern every Wednesday.
It's about WWI THEN: 100 Years ago this week;
It's about WWI NOW: The Centennial and commemoration
It is fast, entertaining, wide ranging and informative.

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WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday January 12, 2017 - Episode #54

Renault FT tanks being operated by the US Army in France.Renault FT tanks being operated by the US Army in France. Light tanks with a crew of only two, these were mass-produced during World War I

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Highlights

  • 1917 key events in review |@ 01:30
  • Wilson’s 14 points |@ 07:50
  • Crisis for the allies - Mike Shuster |@ 11:45
  • A Century in the Making - Sabin Howard |@ 16:45
  • Speaking WW1 - Tank |@ 25:00
  • The Education Program - Dr. Libby O’Connell |@ 26:30
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials Round #2 deadline |@ 32:40
  • The Chaplains Corps in WW1 - Dr. John Boyd |@ 33:15
  • American Women Physicians in WW1 |@ 39:10
  • PAFA at Frist |@ 40:30
  • The Buzz - Katherine Akey |@ 41:15

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #54 01/12/2018

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday January 5, 2017 - Episode #53

Red Cross Nurse helps soldierRed Cross Nurse helps soldier

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Favorite Stories of 2017 - Part 2

  • June 28, Episode 26 - From 100 Years ago this week : The Red Cross we know today | @ 01:05
  • July 5, Episode 27 - From Events - “Ready to Serve” - a one woman show about WWI Nurses - with Ellouise Schoettler | @ 07:50
  • July 12, Episode 28 - From Commission News - farewell to Former Commissioner James Nutter with Dan Dayton | @ 12:55
  • July 19, episode 29 - 100 Years ago this week - A tale of combat between a merchant ship and a U-boat | @ 14:05
  • July 26 Episode 30 - From the Buzz - The Kodak Vest Pocket Camera with Katherine Akey | @ 17:20
  • August 30, Episode 35 - From Speaking WWI - Field Day | @ 19:35
  • Sept. 27, Episode 39 - from Speaking WWI - OMG.. Really! | @ 20:55
  • October 4, episode 40 - From the Great War Project - Ring of Spies in Palestine with Mike Shuster | @ 22:10
  • October 18, Episode 42 - From 100 Cities / 100 Memorials the genesis and future of the program with Ken Clarke | @ 26:00
  • November 1, episode 44 - From 100 Years ago this week - Living in NYC? Did a Slacker live in your apartment building 100 years Ago? | @ 31:25
  • October 25, Episode 43 - From Commission News - America’s WWI Memorial in Washington DC - with Edwin Fountain | @ 33:50
  • November 8 - Episode 45 - From the Great War Project - The Eastern Front Collapses - with Mike Shuster | @ 39:05
  • November 15, Episode 46 - From 100 Years ago This week - The Suffragists in WWI | @ 43:00
  • December 6, Episode 49 - From the WWrite Blog - German songwriter/soldier found from rediscovering his music | @ 51:25

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #53 01/05/2018

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday December 29, 2017 - Episode #52

John Elk wishes happy New YearOur 2017 selected favorite episode image of Pvt. John Elk - Company D, 139th Infantry, 35th Division

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Favorite Stories of 2017 - Part 1

  • January 4,  Episode #1- our first story! | @ 01:05
  • February 15, Episode #7 - "Stories of Service" and "Family Ties" introduced by Chris Christopher | @ 02:15
  • March 8, Episode #10  War in the sky -The story of Baron von Zeppelin | @ 04:05
  • March 29, Episode #13- Special Feature - about horses and mules serving | @ 07:50
  • April 5 and April #12 - Episodes 14 and 15 - Commission News - In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace - with Ed Bilous and Chris Christopher | @ 11:20
  • April 26  Episode #17 - 100 years ago this week - The selective service act of 1917 | @ 19:10
  • April 26 - Episode #17 - War In the Sky - It turned into the world’s largest aerospace company | @ 21:05
  • May 3, Episode #18 - Spotlight in the media - introducing Sgt. Stubby the animated film with Jordan Beck | @ 23:30
  • May 3 Episode #18 From the BUZZ - Moss is mostly good with Katherine Akey | @ 28:05
  • May 10, Episode #19 - 100 Years ago This week -  For Mother’s day - Mothers in WW1 | @ 29:20
  • June 6, Episode #23 - Commission News - A brief mission profile from Commission Executive Director - Dan Dayton | @ 35:25
  • Also June 6, Episode #23 - Special Feature - George Cohan’s “Over There” turns 100 - with Richard Rubin and Jonathan Bratten | @ 36:50
  • June 14, 2017, Episode 24 - Spotlight in the media - Three theories on why Wonder Woman is set in WW1 |@ 43:20
  • June 14, Episode 24 - International Report - The Violin of Private Howard | @ 45:40

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #52 12/29/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday December 22, 2017 - Episode #51

17 12 22 thumb2The Holiday Spirit overcame confrontation in 1914 and men of good will shared a moment

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Overview

This Special episode is a Holiday music compilation from the WWI era. It features a special homily from Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben - Chief of Navy Chaplains, with words of thanks and prayer from all of us here today - back to those who were serving in 1917, in recognition and appreciation for their service and their sacrifice in the War That Changed the World!

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #51 12/22/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday December 15, 2017 - Episode #50

Horse Heroes - 1.5 million American Equines serve in WWI. See the new web site at ww1cc.org/horsesHorse Heroes - 1.5 million American Equines serve in WWI.
See the new BrookeUSA web site at ww1cc.org/horses

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Highlight:

  • The role of coal in WWI America - Dr. Sean Adams | @ 03:00
  • Coming Attractions - Preview of podcasts | @ 09:50
  • The Halifax Explosion - Mike Shuster | @ 11:10
  • Commissioner Zoe Dunning is sworn in | @ 16 :00
  • Gold Star Mothers special tour - Candy Martin | @ 16:55
  • Speaking WWI - "chatting" - A lousy deal | @ 23:50
  • New issue “Understanding The Great War” Education Newsletter | @ 25:00
  • 100C/100M - Portland, Maine - Brandon Mazer | @ 25:50
  • Sgt. Stubby new trailer | @ 30:40
  • Horse Heroes - BrookeUSA - Jo Ellen Hayden | @ 32:25
  • WWrite Blog - What if there had been no Balfour Declaration | @ 39:30
  • Buzz - Signal Corp & drip rifles - Katherine Akey | @ 40:15

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #50 12/15/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday December 6, 2017 - Episode #49

Mystery ace, lion cub owner and unable to walk backward with eyes closed - listen to show to learn who this is...He is an ace, has lion cubs as pets, can't walk backwards with his eyes closed and is obviously way cool. Who is this? Listen to the show and find out.

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Highlight:

  • The African American saga in WW1 @ | 01:30
  • 11th Engineers Cambrai follow up @ | 08:55
  • Brits capture Jerusalem from Turks - Mike Shuster @ | 09:40
  • Millionaire’s Unit & Lafayette Escadrille documentary film producer - Darroch Greer @ | 13:55
  • AmazonSmile for the holidays @ | 21:35 
  • Speaking WW1- Foxhole, Dugout and Cubbyhole @ | 22:35
  • 100C/100M profile - Carmel By The Sea memorial arch - Ian Martin @ | 23:25
  • The American in Paris documentary - Antony Easton @ | 30:05
  • Mexican born, illegal immigrant most decorated Texan soldier in WW1 @ | 38:15
  • WWrite Blog - German songwriter/soldier found from rediscovering his music @ | 39:05
  • The Buzz - Katherine Akey @ | 40:20

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #49 12/06/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday November 29, 2017 - Episode #48

Yurok Native Army soldier drawn by Rahsan EkedalA work-in-progress image of a Yurok Native Army soldier drawn by Rahsan Ekedal for the upcoming Graphic Novel "Soldiers Unknown" by Chag Lowry

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Highlight:

  • Thanksgiving reflections from 1917 @ | 01:15
  • Tank warfare in the battle of Cambrai - Mike Shuster @ | 11:35
  • Introducing WW1 Centennial Commissioner Zoe Dunning @ | 15:55
  • Ceremonial Coin Strike at Philly mint @ | 16:15
  • Trench Coat and Wristwatch - Speaking WW1 @ | 17:20
  • 100C / 100M project in Springfield, MA @ | 19:55
  • WWrite Blog article by WW1CC intern Sarah Biegelsen @ | 25:15
  • Yurok Native Americans in WW1 - Chag Lowry & Rahsan Ekedal @ | 26:15
  • Memoire - An adventure in 1914 - Christopher Kelly @ | 32:00
  • DH4 WW1 Aircraft restoration progresses @ | 37:50
  • The Buzz - Katherine Akey @ | 38:30

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #48 11/29/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday November 22, 2017 - Episode #47

From the design for the National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington DCFrom the design for the National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park
in Washington DC

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Highlight:

  • Web donations: ww1cc.org/donate
  • Text-to-give donations: Text “wwi” to 91999
  • Learn more: ww1cc.org/memorial
  • Being Thankful | @ 00:40
  • Mr. Terry Hamby, Chair of the WWI Centennial Commission | @ 04:00
  • The Honorable Ted Poe, Congressman | @ 10:10
  • The Honorable Emanuel Cleaver, Congressman | @ 14:30
  • General Mark A. Milley, 39th Chief of Staff of the Army | @ 18:00
  • Bob Vogel, director of the National Capital Region (NCR), National Park Service | @ 22:15
  • The Honorable David Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs | @ 27:05
  • Keith Harman, Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars | @ 30:10
  • Denise H. Rohan, National Commander, American Legion | @ 32:20
  • The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington | @ 35:45
  • The Honorable Doug Lamborn, Congressman | @ 38:20
  • The Honorable Kevin Yoder, Congressman | @ 40:20

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #47 11/22/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday November 15, 2017 - Episode #46

The women's suffrage movement in WWIThe women's suffrage movement in WWI

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Highlight:

  • The Suffragists in WWI @ | 01:20
  • The Battle of Passchendaele ends - Mike Shuster @ | 11:45
  • Ceremonial Groundbreaking episode announced @ | 16:30
  • Meet the designer of the National WWI Memorial - Joseph Weishaar @ | 17:30
  • Speaking WWI - “Snapshot” @ | 24:45
  • 100C/100M in Jackson, MO - Lawson Burgfeld @ | 26:50
  • “Travels with Darley” on the Western Front - Darley Newman @ | 33:25
  • Native American Story of Service - Nick Brokeshoulder @ | 39:00
  • The Buzz - Katherine Akey @ | 48:50

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #46 11/15/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday November 8, 2017 - Episode #45

Prisoners of war in a German prisoner campPrisoners of war in a German prisoner camp

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Highlight:

  • POWs in WW1 | @01:30
  • The war on the eastern front is over - Mike Shuster | @11:15
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Gavin McIlvenna | @15:50
  • Speaking WW1 “Dingbat” | @22:40
  • 100C/100M, Wheaton IL - Nancy Flannery & Rob Sperl | @24:15
  • The Millionaire’s Unit - Dr. Marc Wortman | @30:50
  • North Dakota WW1 Centennial Committee - Darrell Dorgan | @38:00
  • Warrior in Khaki - Native American Warriors - Michael and Ann Knudson | @44:15
  • WWrite Blog - Pierre Lemaitre’s, The Great Swindle | @51:20
  • The Buzz - Native American History Month | @52:25

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #45 11/08/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday November 1, 2017 - Episode #44

The German Submarine Drives The WWI Strategy In The Atlantic The German Submarine Drives The WWI Strategy In The Atlantic

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Highlight:

  • The US naval war of 1917 | @01:10
  • The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay with Steve Bunker & Carrie Villar | @07:35
  • Living in NYC? Did a “Slacker” live in your apartment 100 years ago? | @14:55
  • The Balfour Declaration - Promise of a Jewish Homeland in Palestine with Mike Shuster | @17:15
  • The worldwide history of Veterans Day | @22:05
  • Ceremonial Groundbreaking for America’s WWI Memorial in Washington DC | @24:10
  • Veterans Day Events | @24:30
  • Speaking WWI… “Scrounge” | @28:00
  • 100C/100M in Riverside IL with Joseph Baar Topinka | @29:30
  • International Report - Notre Dame Projection spectacular and documentary premiere | @36:20
  • Falling back to Daylight Standard Time - Blame the Kaiser | @37:35
  • The Buzz in Social Media | @39:35

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #44 11/01/2017

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