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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 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

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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

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday October 25, 2017 - Episode #43

American troops move to the Western Front - still fresh faced and innocentAmerican troops move to the Western Front
still fresh faced and innocent

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Highlight:

  • US troops quietly begin deployment to the western front | @01:15
  • British troops near mutiny - Mike Shuster | @06:55
  • Zeppelin L-49 captured intact - War in The Sky | @10:50
  • Announcing Ceremonial groundbreaking for America’s WWI Memorial in Washington DC -Facebook Live stream coming | @15:30
  • All about America’s WWI Memorial in DC - Edwin Fountain | @16:15
  • Junior Master Gardener Poppy Program update - Lisa Whittlesey | @24:10
  • Speaking WWI - the word is Nark! | @29:35
  • 100C/100M project profile - Borough of Danville, PA - Jamie Shrawder | @31:00
  • International Caparetto, Kobarid and Karfreit - Commemoration | @36:10
  • First three American combat casualties - from 16th infantry | @37:35
  • The Franco-American links - US Centennial Commissioner Seifried | @39 :00
  • About Aline Kilmer’s poetry - Peter Molin on WWRITE blog | @39:35
  • Buzz on Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and selection of the Unknown Soldier | @40:45

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #43 10/25/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday October 18, 2017 - Episode #42

Those magnificent men and their flying machinesThose magnificent men and their flying machines

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Highlights

  • Trading With The Enemy Act |@01:15
  • Mata Hari is executes - Mike Shuster |@06:10
  • Little companies big ideas - War in the Sky |@09:50
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute program - Tim Bailey |@14:30
  • Speaking WWI: “Short Hairs” |@21:20
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials genesis and future - Ken Clarke |@22:40
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials profile - Memorial to US Air Service - Michael O’neal and Robert Kasprzak |@30:35
  • Kiwis Commemorate Passchendaele |@37:00
  • Michigan sign WWI Centennial Commission into law |@39:00
  • Madame Curie in WWI |@39:40

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #42 10/18/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday October 11, 2017 - Episode #41

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Highlights

  • America’s youth goes to war |@01:20
  • Russia stalls - Germany attacks -Mike Shuster |@08:05
  • Building the DH-4 bomber |@11:30
  • WW1 Commemoration flags for Veterans Day |@14:50
  • DHS and WW1 - Allison Finkelstein and Zack Wilske |@15:40
  • “World War 100” and “1917: America Joins The Fight” symposia |@23:05
  • Speaking WW1 - Cushie! |@25:15
  • 100C/100M in Trafford, PA - Andrew Capets |@26:35
  • WW1CC.org/edu goes live |@31:55
  • The Lost Sketchbooks - Rex Passion |@32:45
  • Roll of Honor Foundation - Jerry Michaud |@39:15
  • WWrite Blog: “God Armeth the Patriot” |@45:35

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #41A 10/11/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday October 4, 2017 - Episode #40

Americans Volunteer for French Foreign Legion before America enters warAmericans Volunteer for French Foreign Legion pre 1917

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Highlights:

  • Ask Alexa: “Play W W 1 Centennial News Podcast” |@ 01:00
  • Second Liberty Bond drive launches |@ 02:00
  • Spy ring in Palestine - Mike Shuster |@ 06:25
  • War In the Sky - RiesenFlugzeug - behemoths of the sky |@ 10:10
  • Great War Alliance Forum |@ 13:05
  • Follow up on Cardines Field rededication |@ 13:55
  • Holding talks about WWI in communities - Richard Rubin |@ 15:15
  • Speaking WWI -  This week: “Booby Trap” |@ 21:30
  • 100C/100M in Ridgewood, NJ - Chris Stout |@ 23:10
  • “Rendezvous With Death” - David Hanna |@ 28:30
  • Pershing/Lafayette statues rededicated in Versaille |@ 34:40
  • Trek through the Dolomites - WWrtie Blog w Shannon Huffman Polson |@ 36:00
  • The Buzz on #CountdownToVeteransDay -Katherine Akey |@ 36:55

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #40 10/04/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday September 27, 2017

Food Will Win The WarFood Will Win The War

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Highlights

  • Food Will Win The War |@01:15
  • Anti-war sentiment and the IWW Union - Mike Shuster |@05:35
  • “Those Draftin’ Blues” Maceo Pinkard timely tune |@10:00
  • Terry Hamby elected Chair of the US WW1 Centennial Commission |@12:50
  • US Mint to introduce their memorial coin design |@14:00
  • Re-dedication of the Bernado Cardeens Baseball Field in RI |@14:40
  • Speaking WWI - OMG! Really!? |@16:15
  • 100C/100M First 50 “WWI Centennial Memorials” announced |@17:40
  • 100C/100M Project Profile - Swanton, OH with Mayor Ann Roth |@18:45
  • Researching Stories of Service with author Christy Leskovar |@24:00
  • Underwater Archeology - The WW1 Cruiser the USN San Diego |@29:30
  • WWrite Blog - Poet James Seamon Cotter Jr. by Connie Ruzich |@31:00
  • A BIG BUZZ this month |@32:00  

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #39 9/27/2017

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

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WWI Centennial News SPECIAL
PART I: The Great Debate

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

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