African American Soldiers 1 Riveters gas masks pilots in dress uniforms doughboys with mules Mule Rearing The pilots African American Officers

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.

bulletin Live record

Subscribe to the Podcast and enjoy at your leisure on you mobile device

itunes Listen on Google Play Music

 

 

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday August 9, 2017

An American Red Cross angel provides comfort to a wounded manAn American Red Cross angel provides comfort to a wounded man

The player below allows you to share and download the show from here as well. See buttons on the top right. Contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights

  • Then: The American Red Cross - Part 2 |@ 01:00
  • Storyteller & Historian: The Herbert Hoover Food Administration |@ 07:00
  • Mike Shuster: Where did “Doughboy” come from? |@ 13:30
  • Feature: The US Mint WWI Commemorative Coin |@ 17:45
  • NEW: Speaking WWI this week “Slaker” |@ 19:30
  • Event Picks: Portland Maine, Los Angeles |@ 20:25
  • 100C/100M: Neil Urban on Veterans of WWI of the USA Monument in Arizona |@ 22:40
  • Media: Professor Sir Hew Stachan & Catriona Oliphant on Podcast Docudrama - “Enter The Peace Broker” |@ 28:55
  • Articles: National Guard, Rainbow Division and The Wool Brigade |@ 39:50
  • The Buzz: Katherine Akey on Social Media |@ 43:15

And more…  

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #32 8/09/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday August 2, 2017

The mud battleMud was one of the true horrors of WW1

The player below allows you to share and download the show from here as well. See buttons on the top right. Contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights

  • Civil rights march in NYC 100 years ago |@ 01:15
  • Draft dodging, bobbing and weaving |@ 03:15
  • Passchendaele the battle of the MUD |@ 08:45
  • “The Song of Mud” by Mary Borden |@ 12:40
  • The Storyteller and the Historian |@ 17:00On being an intern at the US WW1 Centennial Commission |@ 23:00
  • Event Picks of the week |@ 27:00
  • 100C/100M Profile - Memorial Park in Mobile Alabama |@ 29:00
  • Motorcycles and Memorials |@ 34:15
  • Working on America’s WW1 Memorial |@ 41:30
  • Dazzle Camouflage and Peach Pits |@ 42:40

AND MORE...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #31 8/02/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday July 26, 2017

Balloon observers part of the War in The SkyBalloon observers part of the War in The Sky

The player below allows you to share and download the show from here as well. See buttons on the top right. Contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights

  • Feature: Orville Wright on winning the war with air power |@ 01:15
  • Feature: James Higgs Balloon Observer |@ 03:30
  • Guest: Mike Shuster on GAS |@ 07:30
  • Guests: Richard Rubin & Jonathan Bratten on building a national army |@ 12:00
  • Event: William C. Gorgas and the Great War in Tuscaloosa, AL |@ 19:00
  • Guest: Dr. Libby O’Connell about the history of food |@ 20:30
  • Feature: introducing the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials Review Committee |@ 27:00
  • Guest: David Craig on the Maryland WW1 Centennial Commemoration |@ 30:15
  • Guest: Laura Vogt on the National WWI Museum and Memorial in KC |@ 36:00
  • Buzz: Facebook post on the Kodak VPK - vest pocket camera |@ 42:00
  • Shout out: to the commission’s summer of 2017 interns |@ 44:00

AND MORE...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #30 7/26/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday July 19, 2017

Secretary Baker draws the first lottery numberUS Secretary of War Baker draws the first draft lottery number

The player below allows you to share and download the show from here as well. See buttons on the top right. Contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights

  • Launching the Lottery: Feature |@ 01:15
  • A tale of combat between a merchantman and a U-boat: Feature |@ 03:15
  • The Russians and the Balkans: Guest Mike Shuster |@ 06:30
  • The Storyteller & The Historian with Dissent in 1917: Guests Richard Rubin and Jonathan Bratten |@ 10:35
  • Wrapup on Bastille Day: Feature |@ 16:30
  • “The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes”: Event |@ 18:30
  • Governors Island WWI History Weekend: Guest Kevin Fitzpatrick |@ 20:00
  • “Luck of the Draw”, NZ art projects commemorating WW1: International |@ 24:45
  • Nieuport 11’s on Vimy Ridge Commemorative flight arrive in London: |@ 28:15
  • Youtube history hit channel “Extra Credits”: Guest James Portnow |@ 29:00
  • Stephanie Trouillard young french journalist on the WWrite Blog |@ 35:15

And more…

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #29 7/19/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday July 05, 2017

WW1 Nurses"The Nurses of WW1 were not young girls" - Ellouise Schoettler 

The player below allows you to share and download the show from here as well. See buttons on the top right. Contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights

  • History: Pershing’s 4th of July 1917 |@ 01:30

  • History: Race riots in East St. Louis |@ 03:45

  • Feature: US Official Bulletin - Logistics |@ 06 :00

  • Guest: Joe Johnson, Logistics Expert: Defense Acquisition University |@ 10:30

  • Guest: Mike Shuster, Espionage Act attack on bill of rights |@ 15:50

  • News: President Donald Trump heading to Paris for WW1 Franco/US commemoration parade |@ 20:30

  • Event: Commissioner O’Connell “Feeding The Fight” with WWI culinary event in NYC |@ 22:00

  • Guest: Ellouise Schoettler “Ready to Serve” - one woman show about WWI Nurses |@ 23:15

  • States: Texas exhibit: “From Cowboy to Doughboy” & Jim Hodgson article |@ 29:15

  • International: London mail tunnels reopen as museum attraction |@ 30:10

  • Feature: 16-year-old teenage girl flies 100-year-old Jenny |@ 31:20

  • WWrite Blog: New post flips on convention with writer exploring redeeming qualities of combat violence!? |@ 34:00

And more….

 

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #27 7/05/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday July 12, 2017

Mustard gas finds its way into ww1Mustard gas finds its way into WW1 this month

The player below allows you to share and download the show from here as well. See buttons on the top right. Contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights

  • We say farewell to Former Commissioner James Nutter: Dan Dayton |@ 00:30
  • Poland in WW1 - Part 1: The Oath Crisis |@ 01:45
  • Poland in WW1 - Part 2: What you probably did not know: Jan Lorys |@ 03:45
  • The US government federalizes the shipbuilding industry |@ 10:45
  • Women take up the fight in Europe: Mike Shuster |@ 19:15
  • Americans who fought before America’s declaration: Richard Rubin & Jonathan Bratten |@ 23:30
  • President Trump in Paris for Bastille Day WW1 Commemoration |@ 28:45
  • Junior Master Gardener Poppy Project: Lisa Whittlesey |@ 29:30
  • NYC museum exhibit: “Posters & Patriotism” |@ 35:45
  • Utah grant program for WW1 events, research and memorials |@ 36:45
  • “They Also Served” overlooked WW1 participants |@ 37:45
  • Story about Star Spangled Banner widely picked up |@ 40:15
  • The Buzz about gas:Katherine Akey |@ 42:15

And more….

 

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #28 7/12/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday June 28, 2017

Harley Davidson in WW1 with Machine GunHarley Davidson Motorcycles in WW1 with Machine Gun

The player below allows you to share and download the show from here as well. See buttons on the top right. Contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights

  • Help: 4th of july donation appeal video | @00:00

  • Feature: The Red Cross we know today | @01:45

  • Guest: Mike Shuster - The anti-war resistance “over there” | @11:00

  • War In The Sky: Louis Bennet | @15:30

  • Guests: Richard Rubin & Jonathan Bratten - General Robert Nivelle | @19:00

  • Feature: Keith Colley’s Mobile WW1 Museum | @26:15

  • Guest: Jerry Meyer bringing back Chautauqua | @27 :45

  • International: Many events in France last week | @33:00

  • Introduction: Harley Davidson in WWI - Part1 | @35:00

And much more…

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #26 6/28/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday June 21, 2017

The Americans ArriveThe Americans Arrive In France

The player below allows you to share and download the show from here as well. See buttons on the top right. Contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights:

  • Introduction: Espionage and Sedition Acts | @00:45

  • Guest: Mike Shuster “Where Are The Americans?” | @02:15

  • Feature: Going big on the air war | @06:45

  • War In the Sky: the “Flying Circus” | @10:15

  • Feature: The StoryTeller & The Historian - Americans arrive | @12:45

  • Commission: Memorial restoration matching grant deadline extension | @18:45

  • Guest: Courtland Jindra - Victory Memorial Grove project profile | @19:50

  • Q? Who said: “Lafayette We Are Here!” | @27:00

  • Feature: National History Day prize winners | @28:40

  • Media: Cylinder recording archive | @32:30

  • Media: Wonder Woman - Again? | @34:30

  • Honors: Capt. James Miller - Distinguished flying cross 99 years after | @35:45

  • Q? What is the Ghost Fleet? | @36:30

  • Social Media: The 11 soldier sons of Ike Sims | @39:30

And much more…

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #25 6/21/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday June 14, 2017

USMC Aviator Ralph TalbotUSMC Aviator Ralph Talbot

The player below allows you to share and download the show from here as well. See buttons on the top right. Contact us if you have any questions.

Highlights

  • 100 Year Ago: Flag Day 1917 like no other |@ 00:45

  • 100 Year Ago: First Liberty Bond drive big success |@ 02:30

  • Guest: Mike Shuster - Pershing Arrives in Europe |@ 09:15

  • Guests: Eileen Dumont & Paul Callens on Ralph Talbot |@ 13:00

  • Feature: The Storyteller and The Historian: on the selective service |@  19:00

  • PTSD Month: Charles Whittlesey’s Suicide |@ 26:45

  • Education: Edu-Newsletter “Animals at War” comes out |@ 28:30

  • Feature: The Violin of Private Howard |@ 32:15

  • Media: Wonder Woman - Three theories on why it’s set in WW1 |@ 34:00

  • Instagram: Pershing Pic hit on social media |@ 39:00

And much more….

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #24 6/14/2017

Founding Sponsor

PritzkerMML Logo