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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 Centennial and commemoration
It is fast, entertaining, wide ranging and informative.

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Clemenceau and Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference

WW1 Centennial News for February 15, 2019 - Episode #110

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Highlights - The League of Nations

Episode #110

Host: Theo Mayer

  • Wilson Explains The League of Nations - Host | @02:10
  • A Seat at the Table: Japan - Host | @14:55
  • Turmoil at the Conference - Mike Shuster | @18:45
  • Formation of the American Legion - David Rehbein | @23:25
  • James Reese Europe - Jason Moran | @30:05
  • Fort Des Moines & Black Medical Officer Training - Doug Fisher | @35:55
  • Speaking WWI: GI - Host | @43:10
  • Articles & Posts: The Dispatch - Host | @45:20

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #110 02/15/19

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WW1 Centennial News for February 08, 2019 - Episode #109

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Highlights: Fort Des Moines, Iowa

Episode #109

Host: Theo Mayer

  • From a Civil War, to a World War and Beyond - Host | @02:20
    With Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun & Dan Dayton
  • Wilson’s Push for a League of Nations - Mike Shuster | @10:35
  • First into Germany: Sgt. Roy Holtz Part 5 - Host | @14:40
    (Courtesy of Robert Laplander)
  • The Neglected Disabled Doughboys - Dr. Edward Lengel | @23:10
  • A Century in the Making: Interpretive Elements - Dr. Libby O’Connell | @30:20
  • Remembering Veterans: Fort Des Moines, IA - Dr. Hal Chase | @35:50
  • Education e-Newsletter - Liesl Christman Agan | @43:20
  • Articles & Posts: Dispatch Highlights - Host | @47:15

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #109 02/08/19

WWI and the African American Community

WW1 Centennial News for February 01, 2019 - Episode #108

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Highlights: WWI & the African American Community

Episode #108

Host: Theo Mayer

  • The Effect of WWI on the African American Community - Dr. Jennifer Keene | @02:05
  • The Dynamics of the Paris Peace Negotiations - Mike Shuster | @10:10
  • First into Germany: Sgt. Roy Holtz Part 4 - Host | @14:30
    (Courtesy of Robert Laplander)
  • The Story of Nurse Sarah Sand - Dr. Edward Lengel | @22:30
  • The Elements of the WWI Memorial Park - Dr. Libby O’Connell | @27:50
  • A Teacher on Teaching WWI - Michael Sandstrom | @36:50
  • “Speaking WWI”: Airport - Host | @45:45
  • “Articles & Posts”: Weekly Dispatch - Host | @48:00

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #108 02/01/19

Boarding for the journey home

WW1 Centennial News for January 25, 2019 - Episode #107

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Highlights: New Nations, New World

Episode #107

Host: Theo Mayer

  • The News 100 Year Ago in the Official Bulletin - Host | @02:05
  • Tempestuous Voyage Home - Dr. Edward Lengel | @15:55
  • A Seat At The Table: Yugoslavia - Host | @19:25
  • Communist Revolution in Germany - Mike Shuster | @22:40
  • First into German: Sgt. Roy Holtz - Host | @26:40
    (Courtesy of Robert Laplander)
  • The Next Step for the Sculpture - Sabin Howard | @34:10
  • National History Day WWI Education - Cathy Gorn | @41:45
  • Speaking WWI: Cup ‘O Joe - Host | @49:45
  • Hello Girls Musical Cast Album - Host | @51:35

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #107 01/25/19

President Teddy Roosevelt dies in January 1919

WW1 Centennial News for January 18, 2019 - Episode #106

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Highlights: Welcome Home, it’s Prohibition!

Episode #106

Host: Theo Mayer

  • The Headlines 100 Years Ago - Host | @02:00
  • The 308th Regiment’s Journey Home - Dr. Edward Lengel | @12:00
  • Wilson Goes to Rome - Mike Shuster | @19:10
  • First Into Germany: SGT Roy Holtz - And he did it on a Harley - Host | @23:15
    (Courtesy of author Robert Laplander)
  • A Century in the Making: The Winning Team Part 2 - Joe Weishaar & Sabin Howard | @30:50
  • Introducing Phil Mazzara - Host | @40:00
  • The Story of a Memorial Hunter - Bob Shay | @42:30

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #106 01/18/19

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WW1 Centennial News for January 11 2019 - Episode #105

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Looking ahead at 1919!

Episode #105

Host: Theo Mayer

  • 1919 Overview Roundtable - Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey, Host | @02:00
  • Wilson’s Great Challenge - Mike Shuster | @17:40
  • First into Germany: SGT Roy Holtz - And he did it on a Harley - Host | @22:00
    (Courtesy of author Robert Laplander)
  • A Century in the Making: The Winning Team - Joe Weishaar & Sabin Howard | @29:00
  • “American Indians in WWI”: New Website - Erin Fehr | @39:30
  • New showings of Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” - Host | @46:40
  • WWI in education: Memorializing The Fallen - Host | @49:00

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #105 01/11/19

WW1 Centennial News for January 4, 2019 - Episode #104

Toasting in the new year with some french bubblyToasting in the new year with some french bubbly

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Favorite Segments of 2018 - Part 2

Episode #104

Host: Theo Mayer

Last week and this week, we have a two-episode special.
We have pulled together some of our favorite stories and segments from 2018!
They are presented in chronological order. Part 1 came out last week - the last week of 2018, and here is Part 2 published the first week of 2019.

This episode includes:

  • June 29, Episode #78
    How WWI Shaped the 20th Century with Dr. Jay Winter |@ 01:10

  • July 20, Episode #81
    A Two-for-One Combo…. with WWI War Tech and Speaking WWI both about photography! |@ 07:45

  • August 10, Episode #84
    Japan in WWI with Dr. Frederick Dickinson |@ 13:50

  • In the same episode #84,
    The 28th Division: Pennsylvania National Guard doughboys fight from Dr. Edward Lengel |@ 21:35

  • October 5, Episode #92
    The Lost Battalion - with Rob Laplander |@ 27:35

  • November 2, Episode #94
    Maneuverings: Both Military and Diplomatic with Mike Shuster |@ 34:20

  • November 11, Episode #98
    From the World War I Armistice Centennial Day Sacred Service - an excerpt:
    "The Last One Down: Henry Gunther", written by Matthew Naylor, underscored with "The Unanswered Question" by Aaron Copeland performed by the World War I Centennial Orchestra and read by Dr. Libby O’Connell |@ 38:05

  • December 14th, Episode #101
    Three Key impacts of WWI with historian, Sir Hew Strachan |@ 42:35

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #104 01/04/19

WW1 Centennial News for December 28, 2018 - Episode #103

New Year Poster from 1919New Year Poster from 1919

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Favorite Segments of 2018 - Part 1

Episode #103

Host: Theo Mayer

This New Year week, and next week, we have a two-episode special for you.

We have pulled together some of our favorite stories and segments from 2018!

They are presented in chronological order. Part 1 comes out this week - the last week of 2018, and Part 2 will publish next week - the first week of 2019.


This episode includes:

  • January 11,  Episode #54
    Looking ahead at 2018 & Wilson’s 14 points. |@ 01:10

  • Same week, Episode #54
    “A Century In The Making” with Sabin Howard |@ 05:15

  • March 2, Episode #61
    March 1917 preview roundtable with Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey and myself |@ 11:25

  • In the same episode #61,
    The fighting in Russia with Mike Shuster |@ 22:45

  • March 9, Episode #63
    Alvin Yorks Crisis of Conscience with Dr. Edward Lengel |@ 26:25

  • April 4 Episode #66
    War in The Sky - PTSD among the pilots with Mark Wilkins |@ 33:10

  • May 4  Episode #70
    The big influenza pandemic with Kenneth C. Davis  |@ 40:05

  • In the same show - Episode #70 - War in the Sky - the story of Eddie Rickenbacker |@ 47:20

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #103 12/28/18

WW1 Centennial News for December 21, 2018 - Episode #102

"Saluting Santa" Magazine cover created by Joseph Christian Leyendecker"Saluting Santa" Magazine cover created by Joseph Christian Leyendecker published on December 7, 1918 for Saturday Evening Post or Collier's

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Highlights: 2018 Holiday Music Special

Host: Theo Mayer

This is our 2018 Holiday music special. We have compiled a collection of WWI era holiday music. It includes popular Holiday music of the time including some German, French, British and Italian pieces and even a modern day rendition of I’ll be home for Christmas courtesy of the contemporary WWI musicians, Baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan.

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #102 12/21/18

WW1 Centennial News for December 14, 2018 - Episode #101

18 12 14 thumbThey all meet in France, but Wilson is not particularly welcome at Versailles.

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Highlights: The Aftermath Part II

Host: Theo Mayer

Part II of a special 2-part series examining the immediate aftermath of the Armistice signing.

  • Preview of coming attractions - Host | @00:35
  • Gold Star Mothers - Candy Martin  | @02:45
  • American Battle Monuments Commission - Mike Knapp | @10:35
  • Three Key impacts of WWI - Sir Hew Strachan | @18:00
  • The Cost of a Seat at the Table - Mike Shuster | @24:55
  • The effect of WWI on the United States - Professor Michael Carew | @28:55

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #101 12/14/18

WW1 Centennial News for December 7, 2018 - Episode #100

In the Commonwealth, they chose to use headstones instead of crosses as their fallen with the soldier's religion carved in.In the Commonwealth, they chose to use headstones instead of crosses for their fallen with the soldier's nationality and religion carved in.

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Highlights: The Aftermath Part I

Host: Theo Mayer

Part I of a special 2-part series examining the immediate aftermath of the Armistice signing.

  • Preview of coming attractions - Host | @00:25
  • The immediate aftermath - Mike Shuster  | @04:15
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Dr. Glyn Prysor and Peter Francis | @07:50
  • War, wounds, pain and fear - Professor Joanna Burke | @18:00
  • Coming Home - Jonathan Casey | @26:40
  • Hello Girls the Musical - Cara Reichel and Peter Mills | @33:00
  • Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” - Brent Burge | @42:10

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #100 12/07/18

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