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WW1 Centennial News

CN PodcastLogo Final gray lowerWWI 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 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

WW1 Centennial News for November 23, 2018 - Episode #99

Enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner in 1918Enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner in 1918

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Highlights: Thanksgiving Special

Host: Theo Mayer

  • What are we thankful for on this Thanksgiving? | @ 00:25
  • How to help build the National WWI Memorial in Washington DC | @ 02:45
  • Memorial Sculptor Sabin Howard on the sculpture design | @ 06:55
  • President Wilson’s 1918 Thanksgiving Proclamation | @ 10:50
  • Commission Executive Director Dan Dayton | @ 15:55
  • Commission Chairman Terry Hamby | @ 17:25

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #99 11/23/2018

WW1 Centennial News for November 16, 2018 - Episode #98

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Special: Sacred Service

Host: Theo Mayer

This special episode brings you the sound of World War I Armistice Day Sacred Service, a multi-denominational service honoring the Centennial of the WWI Armistice, from the WWI Centennial Commission in partnership with Washington National Cathedral.

View the video at:

ww1cc.org/sacredservice

Download the Service program (a keepsake in its own right) at:

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/images/2018-ace/pdf/wwi_armistice_sacred-service_program_11_11_2018.pdf

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #98 11/16/2018

WW1 Centennial News for November 11, 2018 - Episode #97

Fido is wondering what the fuss is about!Fido is wondering what the fuss is about!

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Highlights: The Run-up to the Armistice

Host: Theo Mayer

  • 100 Years Ago… The Run-up to the Armistice - Host | @02:10
  • Was America crucial to winning the war? - Prof. Geoffrey Wawro | @09:10
  • A reading of the Armistice - Host | @18:50
  • The 369th Experience - performance | @39:05

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #97 11/11/2018

WW1 Centennial News for November 2, 2018 - Episode #96

A gruesome task faced the troops after the ArmisticeA gruesome task faced the troops after the Armistice

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Highlights: November 1918 Overview

Host: Theo Mayer

  • Preview of podcast over the coming weeks | @00:20
  • November 1918 Overview - Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey, Theo Mayer  | @02:40
  • Maneuvering both military and diplomatic - Mike Shuster | @18:15
  • WWI WarTech: The Wristwatch - Host | @21:55
  • Commission News: The coming week of commemoration - Host | @24:30
  • Arlington County WWI Commemoration Task Force - Dr. Allison Finkelstein | @26:00
  • No Armistice from the flu - David Pietrusza | @34:45
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials’ effect on Arizona - Neil Urban | @42:30
  • Speaking WWI: Foxhole - Host | @49:05
  • The Buzz: Social Media selections - Katherine Akey | @50:35

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #96 11/02/2018

WW1 Centennial News for October 26, 2018 - Episode #95

Brigadier General Hunter LiggettBrigadier General Hunter Liggett - Not the best know field general, but he was crucial to the AEF's success in Europe

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Highlights: Preparing for Peace & War

Host: Theo Mayer

  • Preparing for Peace & War - Host | @01:50
  • The fighting and plans continue - Mike Shuster | @08:40
  • America Emerges: Brig. Gen. Hunter Liggett - Dr. Edward Lengel | @12:35
  • Live Streaming Armistice events - Host | @19:30
  • Events around the nation - Host | @21:35
  • Pvt. Roy W. Hamm Tribute Train - Ted Lemen | @23:15
  • “Hello Girl” Grace Banker - Carolyn Timbie | @28:40
  • Century of Sound - James Errington | @36:05
  • Speaking WWI: Nothing to write home about - Host | @44:25
  • WWI WarTech: Flexing the new arsenal - Host | @45:35
  • Articles & Posts: The Dispatch - Host | @47:35
  • The Buzz: Social Media Posts - Katherine Akey | @52:05

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #95 10/26/2018

WW1 Centennial News for October 19, 2018 - Episode #94

The war reflected in the faces of Belgian refugee childrenThe war reflected in the faces of Belgian refugee children

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Highlights: Liberation in Belgium

Host: Theo Mayer

  • Preface: Bells of Peace - Host | @00:20
  • 100 Years Ago: Liberation in Belgium & refugees return - Host | @03:50
  • Insight into Germany - Mike Shuster | @08:45
  • America Emerges: 29th Division in the Valley of Death - Dr. Edward Lengel | @13:20
  • Commission News: Some upcoming events profiled - Host | @19:45
  • Belgian musicians in Nashville - Maestro Rik Ghesquiere | @24:10
  • Historian Corner: CMH & WWI, Part II - Dr. Brian Neumann | @31:10
  • More about pigeons: Revered & Reviled! - Andrew Blechman | @38:30
  • WWI WarTech: Seeing eye dogs - Host | @45:55
  • WWI Memorial in Dublin GA - Scott Thompson, Keith Smith & Buddy Adams | @49:00
  • Speaking WWI: Devil Dogs - Host | @56:15
  • Articles & Posts: Dispatch Newsletter | @58:10
  • Buzz: The Centennial in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @60:00

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #94 10/19/2018

WW1 Centennial News for October 12, 2018 - Episode #93

AUSA, the Association of the United States Army-- recently published a new free graphic novel about Sgt. YorkAUSA, the Association of the United States Army-- recently published a new free graphic novel about Sgt. York

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Highlights: Sgt. Alvin York

Host: Theo Mayer

  • Peace Explored & Rejected - Host | @01:55
  • Atrocities in Syria - Mike Shuster | @08:55
  • America Emerges: Sgt. Alvin York - Dr. Edward Lengel | @13:35
  • Commission News: The ACE schedule is published - Host | @21:20
  • Events: NY Transit Museum WWI Day - Kevin Fitzpatrick & Polly DesJarlais | @23:40
  • Remembering Veterans: Charles Edward Dilkes - Dr. Virginia Dilkes | @31:10
  • Speaking WWI: Teddy Bear Suit - Host | @38:25
  • Historian’s Corner: Baseball in WWI - Jim Leeke | @41:40
  • 100C/100M: Springdale PA - Mayor Jo Bertoline & Patrick Murray | @48:10
  • Articles & Posts - Host | @55:10
  • Buzz: The Centennial in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @58:20----more----

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #93 10/12/2018

WW1 Centennial News for October 5, 2018 - Episode #92

German Avian Intelligence - Pigeons started to go high tech in WWIGerman Avian Intelligence - Pigeons started to go high-tech in WWI

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Highlights: October 1918 Overview

Host: Theo Mayer

  • October 1918 Overview Roundtable - Dr.Edward Lengel & Katherine Akey | @03:55
  • Historians Corner: Lost Battalion - Ron Laplander | @20:00
  • Shifting sands and hard fighting - Mike Shuster | @26:40
  • Commission News: Honor & Remember in Chicago - Host | @31:24
  • Commission News: Bells of Peace update - Host | @32:15
  • State Profile: Georgia - Dr. Tom Jackson | @33:40
  • Remembering Veterans: Story of John Foster - Mark Foster | @41:10
  • US Army CMH WWI Website - Dr. Erik Villard | @47:20
  • Spotlight On The Media 1: Dr. Edward Lengel | @52:40
  • Spotlight On The Media 2: Lost Battalion Documentary - Mark Fastoso & John King | @55:20
  • WWI War Tech: Pigeons - Host | @60:00
  • Articles & Posts: Weekly Dispatch - Host | @65:05
  • The Buzz: Selections from Social Media - Katherine Akey | @67:45

 

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #92 10/5/2018

WW1 Centennial News for September 28, 2018 - Episode #91

An American soldier uses a spotter scope during the Meuse Argonne OffensiveAn American soldier uses a spotter scope during the Meuse Argonne Offensive

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Highlights: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive Begins

  • Wilson flips position on Women’s Suffrage | @01:55
  • The first day at the Meuse - Michael Shuster | @08:55
  • First person accounts from the 91st Wild West Division - Dr. Edward Lengel | @13:25
  • Archiving the Centennial for posterity | @20:30
  • Bells of Peace at St. Mary’s in Burlington, NJ | @23:10
  • The Bells of Peace APP is now available for download | @24:15
  • Tennessee in WWI - Michael Birdwell | @25:30
  • The story of Erwin Bleckley - Lt.-Col Doug Jacobs (Ret.) | @31:20
  • New book “Thunder in the Argonne” - Col. Douglas Mastriano (Ret.) | @37:55
  • Speaking & WWI War Tech mashup: Dog Tags | @44:30
  • Articles and Posts - Highlights from the Dispatch Newsletter | @48:15
  • The Buzz - The Centennial in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @51:00

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #91 9/28/2018

WW1 Centennial News for September 21, 2018 - Episode #90

The 4th liberty bond drive goes into full swing to raise $6B just 50 days before the armisticeThe 4th liberty bond drive goes into full swing to raise $6B just 50 days before the armistice

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Highlights: Financing War

  • Activities on the many fronts - Mike Shuster | @04:20
  • Meuse-Argonne opening days - Dr. Edward Lengel | @08:25
  • Financing War & going dry | @15:20
  • Farewell to David Shuey  | @22:00
  • Update on Armistice Centennial Events in DC | @23:35
  • Kentucky in WWI: Filson Historical Society - Jana Meyer & Jim Pritchard | @24:55
  • Utah in WWI: Utah WWI Centennial Commission - Valerie Jacobson | @31:35
  • Spotlight on the Media: Documentary on German Air Service - John Heinsen | @37:40
  • WWI WarTech: Blood transfusions | @44:45
  • Speaking WWI: Cooties (reprise) | @47:35
  • Dispatch Highlights  | @49:10
  • Buzz - The centennial in social media - Katherine Akey | @51:50

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #90 9/21/2018

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