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WW1 Centennial News

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It's about WWI THEN: 100 Years ago this week;
It's about WWI NOW: The aftermath and perspective
It is fast, entertaining, wide ranging and informative.

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Signing the Peace Treaty at Versailles

WW1 Centennial News for June 21, 2019 - Episode #128

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Special Edition
Making Peace: Harder than Making War?

Host - Theo Mayer

This special edition is dedicated to exploring the Paris Peace Negotiations and the resulting Treaty of Versailles. For our exploration, we are joined by an extraordinary panel of guests including:

  • Military Historian, Sir Hew Strachan
  • Professor of International History, Margaret MacMillan
  • Woodrow Wilson Biographer, Professor Patricia O’Toole
  • American History Author, Garrett Peck
  • Citizen Historian and Artist, Katherine Akey
  • Former NPR Correspondent and WWI blogger, Mike Shuster

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #128 06/21/19

Cover of last issue of WWI Stars and Stripes

WW1 Centennial News for June 14, 2019 - Episode #127

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Highlights: Stars and Stripes

Host - Theo Mayer

  • Aftermath of WWI Perspective - Host | @ 02:25
  • Stars And Stripes Last WWI Issue - Host | @ 04:15
  • Insights into Stripes - Robert H. Reid | @ 06:45
  • Preserving the Stripes’ Legacy - Laura Meyer & Sue Mayo | @ 10:05
  • Germany in Shock at Peace Treaty - Mike Shuster | @ 13:55
  • War Memoirs From WWI: “John Lucy” - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 18:15
  • WWI Genealogy Research Guide Update - Host | @ 23:50
  • American POWs in WWI - Col Greg Eanes, (USAF ret.) | @ 25:30
  • Mobile WWI Museum Update - Keith Colley | @ 32:20
  • Dispatch Highlights - Host | @ 40:15

More...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #127 06/14/19

1919 Classroom 94% of American over 14 could read.

WW1 Centennial News for June 07, 2019 - Episode #126

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Highlights: Teaching & Learning WWI

Host - Theo Mayer

  • Lafayette, Here We Go Again - Host | @ 02:15
  • Killing the Angel of Peace - Mike Shuster | @ 07:15
  • War Memoirs From WWI: “Siegfried Sassoon”  - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 11:30
  • Updates From The States: Hawaii - Col. Arthur Tulak (ret.) | @ 17:20
  • Education in 1919 - Host | @ 25:15
  • WWI Educator’s Tool Kits - Dr. Jennifer Zoebelein | @ 28:15
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - Ron Nash | @ 36:25

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Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #126 06/07/19

Storefront promoting the women's Suffrage

WW1 Centennial News for May 31, 2019 - Episode #125

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Highlights: The Centennial of Suffrage

Host - Theo Mayer

  • Making Peace: Who Will Save Armenia? - Mike Shuster | @ 03:00
  • War Memoirs From WWI: “Ernst Jünger”  - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 07:10
  • 100 Years Ago: Women’s Suffrage, The Cliff Notes - Host | @ 11:50
  • Raising Money for the Memorial - Phil Mazzara | @ 19:40
  • Introducing the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission - Rebecca Kleefish | @ 28:40
  • Articles & Posts: Highlights from Dispatch - Host | @ 37:45

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Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #125 05/31/19

Ottoman Empire Map

WW1 Centennial News for May 24, 2019 - Episode #124

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Highlights: The Imperial Hubris of Mandates

Host - Theo Mayer

  • 100 Years ago: The Imperial Hubris of Mandates - Host | @ 01:55
  • The Fate of The Ottoman Empire - Mike Shuster | @ 09:45
  • War Memoirs From WWI: “Edmund Blunden”  - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 13:55
  • Commission News: Fleet Week Update - Host | @ 19:45
  • Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence - Dr. Kate Clark-Lemay | @ 21:10
  • Erie County WWI Remembrance -  Mary Jane Koenig | @ 28:40
  • Articles & Posts: Highlights from Dispatch - Host | @ 34:35

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Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #124 05/24/19

The Hello Girls Musical Cast Album photo

WW1 Centennial News for May 17, 2019 - Episode #123

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Highlights: Remembering WWI Veteran

Host - Theo Mayer

  • Germany Agrees to Sign Peace Treaty - Mike Shuster | @ 02:15
  • 100 Years Ago: The Treaty and the League as Viewed in America - Host | @ 06:50
  • War Memoirs From WWI: “Will Bird”  - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 13:10
  • Back Over There: Italian Immigrants Serving in WWI - Luca Angeli | @ 18:50
  • Fleet Week New York 2019: The Site, the Events and the Social Media - Host | @ 27:15
  • Living Historians from the Cutter Olympia - Laura Adie & Kevin Smith | @ 28:10
  • “The Hello Girls Musical” Releases Cast Album - Cara Reichel, Peter Mills & Ben Moss | @ 37:15
  • Articles & Posts: Highlights from Dispatch - Host | @ 46:50

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Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #123 05/17/19

Navy NC-4 arrives in Lisbon, Portugal

WW1 Centennial News for May 10, 2019 - Episode #122

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Highlights: US Navy NC-4, first to fly Atlantic

Host - Theo Mayer

  • 100 years Ago: US Navy NC-4, first to fly Atlantic - Host | 02:06
  • Ultimatum to Germany: Sign or face renewed war - Mike Shuster | 16:35
  • War Memoirs from WWI: “Hervey Allen”  - Dr. Edward Lengel | 29:35
  • FREE WWI Genealogy Research Guide - Host | 26:00
  • Fleet Week New York 2019 - “Corky” Erie and Beth Baker | 27:25
  • Articles & Posts: Highlights from Dispatch - Host | 39:30

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Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #122 05/10/19

USS Recruit in Union Square, NY

WW1 Centennial News for May 3, 2019 - Episode #121

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Highlights: USS Recruit in Union Square

Episode #121

Host - Theo Mayer

  • 100 Years Ago This Week - Host | @ 02:00
  • Threat of Reimposed Blockade on Germany - Mike Shuster | @ 14:35
  • War Memoirs from WWI: ‘Jack’ Idriess  - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 18:35
  • Remembering Veterans: USS Recruit - Tom Frezza | @ 24:40
  • Events: AKC Museum of the Dog - Emily Brostek | @ 30:10
  • Education: “Who They Were” Project from Nashua, IA - Suzan Turner w/ Drew, Abby, Tyler, Jayne and Lucas | @ 35:25
  • Articles & Posts: Highlights from Dispatch - Host | @ 44:15

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Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #121 05/03/19

Congressional Medal of Honor

WW1 Centennial News for April 26, 2019 - Episode #120

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Highlights: Valor Medal Review Legislation

Episode #120

Host - Theo Mayer

  • April 1919 Popular Science Magazine - Host | @ 01:55
  • Reactions to Versailles Peace Treaty - Mike Shuster | @ 12:05
  • A Century in the Making: Memorial Update - Joe Weishaar | @ 17:05
  • WWI Valor Medal Review Legislation - Dr. Tim Westcott / Zach Austin | @ 25:45
  • Legless, Wingless Animals Serving in WWI - Leah Tams | @ 36:00
  • Dispatch Newsletter Highlight - Host | @ 41:55

More...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #120 04/26/19

USS San Diego

WW1 Centennial News for April 19, 2019 - Episode #119

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Highlights: The Sinking of the USS San Diego

Episode #119

Host - Theo Mayer

  • 100 Years Ago This Week - Host | @ 02:25
  • Germany Receives the Allied Dictates - Mike Shuster | @ 10:55
  • The Polar Bear Expedition - James Carl Nelson | @ 14:45
  • War Memoirs from WWI: Charles Carrington  - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 22:10
  • May 2, 2019 Memorial at Cypress Hills Nat. Cemetery - Alain Dupuis | @ 27:55
  • The Sinking of the USS San Diego - Dr. Alexis Catsambis | @ 32:30
  • Minnesotan Doughboys Remembered - Susi Adler | @ 41:25
  • New Education Newsletter - Host | @ 49:55
  • Highlights from the Dispatch - Host | @ 51:10

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #119 04/19/19

Over There - George Cohen patriotic WWI anthem

WW1 Centennial News for April 12, 2019 - Episode #118

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Highlights: American Music In WWI

Episode #118

Host - Theo Mayer

  • 100 Years Ago This Week - Host | @ 02:10
  • Peace Treaty Draft Goes To Print - Mike Shuster | @ 09:05
  • George Creel: Selling The War, Part 2 - Alan Axelrod | @ 12:55
  • War Memoirs from WWI: Florence Farmborough  - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 24:20
  • “Hello Girls” Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 - Senator Jon Tester  | @ 30:00
  • New Website: American Music in WWI - Joshua Villanueva | @ 36:05
  • Featured from the Dispatch - Host | @ 44:55

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #118 04/12/19

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