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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 September 20, 2017

America Officially Declares War on April 6, 1917America Officially Declares War on April 6, 1917

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WWI Centennial News SPECIAL:
PART II America Declares War.

This is another special feature presentation of the WW1 Centennial News Podcast.

Welcome to PART II of  “In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace”.

This two part special is an adaptation from a live staged event the Commission produced on the April 6, 2017 centennial of America’s entry into: “ war that changed the world”.

Edward Bilous as the artistic director, and Chris Christopher as the US WW1 Centennial Commission’s executive producer pulled together an amazing group of artists, historians musician, actors, and others for a live performance staged at the National WWI Museum and Memorial  in Kansas City to an audience of over 3,000 attendees.

For this 2-part special we have excerpted key moments from the story that unfolds, the music that was performed and the readings from a cast of amazing actors, orators, musicians and other luminaries.

In Part 1 we examined the great debate in America about getting into the war, and today, in Part 2, we present how events overtook the debate and as America declared its entry into WW1.

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #38 9/20/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday September 13, 2017

Lusitania sinking shift American anti-war sentimentLusitania sinking shift American anti-war sentiment

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WWI Centennial News SPECIAL

This week and next week, we are going to break format as we present a 2-part special podcast version of  “In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace”.

This two part special is an adaptation from a live staged event the Commission produced on the April 6, 2017 centennial of America’s entry into: The war that changed the world.

Edward Bilous as the artistic director, and Chris Christopher as the US WW1 Centennial Commission’s executive producer pulled together an amazing group of artists, historians musician, actors, and others for a live performance staged outdoors at the National WWI Museum and Memorial  in Kansas City to an audience of over 3,000 attendees.

For this 2-part special we have excerpted key moments from the story that unfolds, the music that was performed and the readings from a cast of amazing actors, orators, musicians and other luminaries.

Part 1 examines the great debate in America about getting into the war.

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #37 9/13/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday September 6, 2017

German occupying forces subjugated local citizens German occupying forces subjugated local citizens in many ways

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Highlights

  • Life inside German Occupied Belgium |@ 03:15
  • Some memorable stories from the front - Mike Shuster |@ 13:3 0
  • Preview of Camp Doughboy - Governors Island, NY 9/16-9/17 |@ 19:00
  • Preview of Pershing Days - Laclede, MO, 9/15-9/17 with Alicyn Ehrich and Denzil Heaney |@ 20:15
  • $10,000 WWI academic competition |@ 24:55
  • Speaking WWI - Cooties! Yuk! |@ 26:00
  • 100C/100M with Jim Yocum on Santa Monica CA project |@ 27:15
  • CBS Radio ConnectingVets.com |@ 33:15
  • Phil Eaton - Coast Guard Winged Warrior of WW1 |@ 34:40
  • WWrite Blog on Champagne |@ 35:35

And more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #36 9/06/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday August 30, 2017

Pvt. John Elk - Company D, 189th Infantry, 35th Division from Bismarck, ND - Full Blooded Sioux Indian DoughboyPvt. John Elk - Company D, 189th Infantry, 35th Division
from Bismarck, ND - Full Blooded Sioux Indian Doughboy

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Highlights:

  • Please donate to the Hurricane Harvey victims |@ 01:00
  • WW1 in China and Japan |@ 02:30
  • Mike Shuster - The fire at Salonika |@ 11:35
  • Dr. “Russ” McDonald on 49th UTTC International Powwow |@ 18:15
  • Speaking WWI - This week: “Field Day” |@ 24:50
  • Joel Mize on 100C/100M project in Mussel Shoals, AL |@ 26:00
  • Chris Connelly - Story of Service about USMC grandfather |@ 34:20
  • Tanveer Kalo - former intern becoming subject matter expert |@ 40:30
  • The Buzz - This week in social Media |@ 41:50

And more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #35 8/30/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday August 23, 2017

Mail Call in ParisThe delivery of letters from home is a great event. Giving out the mail to the Red Cross chauffeurs at the garage, Paris

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Highlights

  • Moving the goods - The railroads and the war effort |@ 01 :00
  • Lynn Heidelbaugh - The postal service in WW1 |@ 08:20
  • The “Hat in the ring Gang” - Centennial of the 94th Aero Squadron |@ 13:40
  • Mike Shuster - Dissent in the German forces |@ 15:15
  • Richard Rubin & Jonathan Bratten - Being German ain't easy in 1917 |@ 19:50
  • Speaking WW1 - This week’s word “Strafe” |@ 29:30
  • John Motley - 100C/100M project in Fort Towsen, OK |@ 30:20
  • Andrew Carroll - Center for American War Letters |@ 36:45

And more…  

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #34 8/23/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday August 16, 2017

Training Camp Activities. Bayonet fighting instruction by an English Sergeant Major, Camp Dick, Texas.Training Camp Activities. Bayonet fighting instruction by an
English Sergeant Major, Camp Dick, Texas.

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Highlights

  • Getting ready for training camp - War Department issues 30 lesson manifesto |@02 :00
  • RG Head on the War In The Sky - 1917 overview |@06:00
  • Richard Rubin & Jonathan Bratton on the Storyteller & The Historian on the Naval Reserve Act |@12:40
  • Mike Shuster on the war in the middle east |@18:45
  • Speaking WWI: “Thingumyjig” |@25:20
  • Anne Taylor & Ruth Edmonson Johnson on 100 Cities / 100 Memorials |@26:20
  • Professor Jeff Jakeman on Penrose Vass Stout: Aviator, architect and artist |@32:15
  • The eclipse of 1918: What comes around, comes around |@37:00
  • Susan Werbe on telling the WWI story with the voice of people |@37:50

And more…  

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #33 8/16/2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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