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The Radio Archive ~ January - June, 1999

June 24, 1999
Segment 1: "Hog Butchers of the World." Dan Collison looks back at the history of African Americans in the packinghouse industry of Chicago.
Segment 2: "Afro-British Writers of the 18th Century." George Liston Seay focuses on the neglected lives and works of African British writers of the 18th century in an interview with Vincent Carretta, profesor of literature at the University of Maryland. Carretta is the author of Unchained Voices: An Anthology of Black Authors in the English-Speaking World of the Eighteenth Century (University Press of Kentucky, 1996). From Dialogue.

AUDIO FILES:
Hog Butchers of the World. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Hog Butchers of the World. [HIGH FIDELITY, 32 Kbps].
Afro-British Writers of the 18th Century. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Afro-British Writers of the 18th Century. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

June 17, 1999
Segment 1: "Flag Burning: An Historical Perspective." From the Creighton University production center of Talking History.
Segment 2: "The Nature of American Democracy." This segment comes to us from George Liston Seay, producer of Dialogue, and focuses on the transformation of American democracy from 1812 to 1861. Seay interviewed Woodraw Wilson Center fellow--and Professor of history at Princeton University--Sean Wilentz.

AUDIO FILES: Wilentz interview now available; Flag burning segment not yet ready.
Flag Burning in Historical Perspective. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Flag Burning in Historical Perspective. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Nature of American Democracy (Sean Wilentz). [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Nature of American Democracy (Sean Wilentz). [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

June 10, 1999
"The Thallium Enthusiasms." Once again, we bring you a documentary from Australia. "The Thallium Enthusiasms" examines a peculiar epidemic of domestic poisonings that took place in 1953 in Sidney, Australia. It was produced in 1997 by Hindsight, a radio program devoted to presenting historical documentaries on Australian social history. This and other Hindsight documentaries were conceived, written, and produced by the Social History and Features Team of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Our thanks to Jane Connors, of ABC and Hindsight, for making his program available to us.

AUDIO FILES:
The Thallium Enthusiasms. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
The Thallium Enthusiams. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

June 3, 1999
"Secret Armies." "Secret Armies" focuses on Depression-era Australia and the rise of an anticommunist and fascist movement in the early 1930s. It was produced in 1997 by Hindsight, a radio program devoted to presenting historical documentaries on Australian social history. "Secret Armies" and other documentaries broadcast on Hindsight are produced by the Social History and Features Team of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Our thanks to Jane Connors, of ABC and Hindsight, for making this program available to us.

AUDIO FILES:
Secret Armies. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Secret Armies. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

May 27, 1999
Segment 1: "The Moving Wall," produced by Jane Ladoucer. Remembering Vietnam veterans.
Segment 2: Part 3 of America, The Dream of My Life ("America is a Man's World, Too") (1992), narrated by Eli Wallach. Final segment of a three-part documentary exploring the immigrant experience. Produced and written by Marty Goldensohn, Directed by Charles Potter. Executive Producer: David Cohen. Based on America, the Dream of My Life : Selections from the Federal Writers' Project's New Jersey Ethnic Survey (1990) by David S. Cohen (Editor).

AUDIO FILES:
The Moving Wall. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
The Moving Wall. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
America, The Dream of My Life (Program 3): America is a Man's World, Too. [LOW FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
America, The Dream of My Life (Program 3): America is a Man's World, Too. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

May 20, 1999
Segment 1: Galileo, Science, and Religion. Bryan Le Beau interviews Prof. William E. Carroll, of Cornell College about Galileo and the conflict of scienece and religion.
Segment 2: "Rituals of Death: Capital Punishment in America" (hosted and produced by George Liston Seay, of Dialogue). A look at the history of capital punishment in the United States. George Liston Seay interviews Stuart Banner, Professor of Law at Washington University.

AUDIO FILES:
Galileo, Science, and Religion. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Galileo, Science, and Religion. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Rituals of Death [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Rituals of Death [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

May 13, 1999
Segment 1: Part 2 ("Lost Places") of America: The Dream of My Life (1992), narrated by Eli Wallach. Part two of a three-part documentary exploring the immigrant experience. Produced and written by Marty Goldensohn, Directed by Charles Potter. Executive Producer: David Cohen. Based on America, the Dream of My Life: Selections from the Federal Writers' Project's New Jersey Ethnic Survey (1990) by David S. Cohen (Editor).
Segment 2: "A History of Adoption" (hosted and produced by George Liston Seay, of Dialogue). A look at the history od adoption in the United States. George Liston Seay interviews Professor Barbara Melosh.

AUDIO FILES:
America, The Dream of My Life (Program 2): Lost Places. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
America, The Dream of My Life (Program 2): Lost Places. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
History of Adoption [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
History of Adoption [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
 

May 6, 1999:
Segment 1: Thomas J. Sugrue on history, race, and urban crises. Sugrue is the author of The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Post-War Detroit. Interviewed by Prof. Julian Zelizer at the Department of History, University at Albany~SUNY. Produced by Gerald Zahavi and Susan McCormick at the University at Albany production center of Talking History. Interview recorded on 4/7/99.
Segment 2: Daniel J. Walkowitz on on Troy, New York's Labor Movement. Taped on May 1, 1999 in Troy, New York. Recorded and produced by Gerald Zahavi and Steve Lamkin.

AUDIO FILES:
Thomas J. Sugrue interview. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Thomas J. Sugrue interview. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Daniel J. Walkowitz talks about Troy, New York's 19th Century Labor Movement [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Daniel J. Walkowitz talks about Troy, New York's 19th Century Labor Movement [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

April 29, 1999
America: The Dream of My Life, narrated by Eli Wallach. Segment 1: "The Unbroken Chain." Part one of a three-part documentary exploring the immigrant experience. Produced and written by Marty Goldensohn, Directed by Charles Potter. Excecutive Producer: David Cohen;
Segment 2: "The Gospel of Germs." Eileen Dugan interviews Nancy Tomes, author of The Gospel of Germs : Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life.

AUDIO FILES:
America, The Dream of My Life (Program 1): The Unbroken Chain. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
America, The Dream of My Life (Program 1): The Unbroken Chain. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Gospel of Germs [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Gospel of Germs [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

 

April 22, 1999
Segment 1: "Men's Work." Part 5 of Charles Hardy's five-part documentary on the movement of African Americans from the South to Philadelphia in the first half of this century. The title of the documentary series is Goin' North.
Segment 2: "A Freudian Century" (hosted and produced by George Liston Seay and Dialogue). A look at the origins and spread of Freudian psychonanlysis and its place in late 19th century Europe. George Liston Seay interviews Martin Wain, author of Freud's Answers: The Origins of Our Psychoanalytical Century (1998).

AUDIO FILES:
Segment 1: "Men's Work." Part 5 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Segment 1: "Men's Work." Part 5 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Segment 2: "A Freudian Century" [LOW FIDELITY, 16Kbps].
Segment 2: "A Freudian Century" [HIGH FIDELITY, 40Kbps].

April 15, 1999:
Segment 1: "Domestic Work." Part 4 of Charles Hardy's five-part documentary on the movement of African Americans from the South to Philadelphia in the first half of this century. The title of the documentary series is Goin' North;
Segment 2: Creighton University's Dennis Mihelick interviews Linda J. Lear, author of Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature (1997) about Carson's life, work, and legacy.
Segment 3: Joe Richman's "The Last Civil War Widows." Originally produced for National Public Radio.

AUDIO FILES: Lear and the Joe Richman segments to be added.
Segment 1: "Domestic Work." Part 4 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Segment 1: "Domestic Work." Part 4 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Segment 2: Prof. Dennis Mihelick interviews Linda J. Lear on Rachel Carson [LOW FIDELITY, 16Kbps].
Segment 2: Prof. Dennis Mihelick interviews Linda J. Lear on Rachel Carson [HIGH FIDELITY, 40Kbps].
Segment 3: Joe Richman's "The Last Civil War Widows." [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Segment 3: Joe Richman's "The Last Civil War Widows." [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

April 8, 1999: Segment 1: "The Newcomers." Part 3 of Charles Hardy's five-part documentary on the movement of African Americans from the South to Philadelphia in the first half of this century. The title of the documentary series is Goin' North; this segment is titled "Goin' North." Segment 2: Dan Collison's "Soldiers of Production" (1995), a portrait of World War II production workers in four wartime American industries.

AUDIO FILES:
Segment 1: "The Newcomers." Part 3 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Segment 1: "The Newcomers." Part 3 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Segment 2: Dan Collison's "Soldiers of Production" (1995) [LOW FIDELITY, 16Kbps].
Segment 2: Dan Collison's "Soldiers of Production" (1995) [HIGH FIDELITY, 40Kbps].

April 1, 1999: Segment 1: "The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911." Producer, Jane Ladouceur. Jane is a member of the University at Albany Talking History production team. This segment was produced at the University at Albany. Our thanks to the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, for providing us with audio resources for this documentary. Segment 2: "Goin' North."
Part 2 of Charles Hardy's five-part documentary
on the movement of African Americans from the South to Philadelphia in the first half of this century. The title of the documentary series is Goin' North.

AUDIO FILES:
Segment 1: "The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911." [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Segment 1: "The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911." [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Segment 2: "Goin' North." Part 2 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [LOW FIDELITY, 16Kbps].
Segment 2: "Goin' North." Part 2 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40Kbps].

March 25 1999: Segment 1: Steve Lamkin's documentary on The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Lamkin is a member of the Univerity at Albany Talking History production team. Segment 2: (from Dialogue) George Liston Seay, producer and host of Dialogue, discusses Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings with Annette Gordon-Reed, author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings: An American Controversy.

AUDIO FILES:
Segment 1: "The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962." [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Segment 1: "The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962." [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Segment 2: Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings (from DIALOGUE) [LOW FIDELITY, 16Kbps].
Segment 2: Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings (from DIALOGUE) [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].

March 18, 1999: Segment 1: Bryan Le Beau interviews Seann McDougal, author of The Northern Ireland Question in British Politics (St. Martin's Press, 1996), about Northern Ireland. Segment 2: We feature the first part of Charles Hardy's five-part documentary on the movement of African Americans from the South to Philadelphia in the first half of this century. The title of the documentary series is Goin' North; this segment is titled "Life in the South." We'll be bringing you the rest of the series in upcoming months.

AUDIO FILES:
Segment 1: Seann McDougal interview on Northern Ireland. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Segment 1: Seann McDougal interview on Northern Ireland. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Segment 2: "Life in the South." Part 1 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [LOW FIDELITY, 16Kbps].
Segment 2: "Life in the South." Part 1 of Charles Hardy's documentary. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40Kbps].

March 11, 1999: Segment 1:Creighton University historian Eileen Dugan interviews Richard Ellis, author of Imagining Atlantis, about the development of the legend of Atlantis. Robert E. Mutch, author of Campaigns, Congress, and Courts (Praeger, 1988), offers a commentary on campaign finance reform. Segment 2: Dan Collison, of On the Job Productions, and a contributing producer for Talking History, produced The Port Chicago 50: An Oral History in 1994. It aired on dozens of public radio stations around the country. It's the story of the worst homefront disaster of World War II and its aftermath -- an act of resistance by fifty African American munitions loaders. In late March of 1999, a docu-drama based on the Port Chicago incident -- titled The Mutiny -- was aired by NBC.

AUDIO FILES:
Segment 1: Imagining Atlantis and campaign finance reform. [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Segment 1: Imagining Atlantis and campaign finance reform. [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
Dan Collison's "Port Chicago 50" [LOW FIDELITY, 16Kbps].
Dan Collison's "Port Chicago 50" [HIGH FIDELITY, 40Kbps].

March 4, 1999: Segment 1: Historian of U.S. slavery, Ira Berlin (of the University at Maryland) is interviewed by Dennis Mihelick about the realities of American slavery; Howard Jones, author of Mutiny on the Amistad, offers commentary on slavery and the issue of government reparations. Segment 2: (from Dialogue) George Liston Seay, producer and host of Dialogue, interviews Professor William Lee Miller of the University of Virginia, about "John Quincy Adams and Slavery" and his recent book, Arguing About Slavery. Beginning with this week's program, we will archive individual main segments of each week's broadcast separately -- each in two levels of audio fidelity/bitstream speed.

AUDIO FILES:
Ira Berlin Interview on Slavery, by Denise Mihelich; Comments of Howard Jones [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Ira Berlin Interview on Slavery, by Denise Mihelich; Comments of Howard Jones [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps].
William Lee Miller interview, by George Liston Seay (from Dialogue) [LOW FIDELITY, 16Kbps].
William Lee Miller interview, by George Liston Seay (from Dialogue) [HIGH FIDELITY, 40Kbps].

February 25, 1999: Historians Robert Brent Toplin (of U.N.C. at Wilmington), Lawrence W. Levine (of George Mason University), and Dan T. Carter (of Emory University), present assessments of Frank Capra's cinematic works in FRANK CAPRA'S POPULISM: TIMEBOUND OR TIMELESS? Taped by Gerald Zahavi and Susan McCormick at the American Historical Association (AHA) meeting in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1999. This session of the AHA was co-sponsored by Film and History and by the Popular Culture Association. Newt Gingrich and Frank Capra, Jr. were originally scheduled to appear in this session, but were unable to make it. Our thanks to the participants and sponsors for permission to record and air the presentations. Length -- 58:48 minutes.

AUDIO FILES:
Frank Capra's Populism [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Frank Capra's Populism [HIGHER FIDELITY, 40Kbps].
Frank Capra's Populism [VERY HIGH FIDELITY, 80Kbps].

February 18, 1999: Mark Solomon, author of The Cry Was Unity : Communists and African Americans, 1917-36 speaks about his book and about what led him to write it. Taped at the Deerfield Progressive Forum, Deerfield Beach, Florida. Produced at the Talking History studio at the University at Albany ~ SUNY by Gerald Zahavi. Our thanks to the Deerfield Progressive forum for making this recording of Prof. Solomon available to us. Length -- 58:48 minutes.

AUDIO FILES:
Mark Solomon on Communists and African Americans, 1917-36 [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Mark Solomon on Communists and African Americans, 1917-36 [HIGHER FIDELITY, 40 Kbps] .
Mark Solomon on Communists and African Americans, 1917-36 [HIGHEST FIDELITY, 80 Kbps].

February 11, 1999: . Sacco and Vanzetti. This documentary, produced by Curtis Fox, is the second in his new history documentary series titled The Past Present. Here is his summary of the program: "Almost everyone has heard of [Nicola] Sacco and [Bartolomeo] Vanzetti, two Italian-born anarchists who were executed in 1927 for a crime they probably didn't commit--a payroll robbery and double murder in South Braintree, Massachusetts. What most people don't know, however, is that Nicola Sacco and Bartholomeo Vanzetti were part of a group of revolutionaries that conducted a bombing campaign against government officials, including Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer and Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Historian Nunzio Pernicone discusses the anarchist background of Sacco and Vanzetti. Then Pernicone, joined by historian Richard Polenberg, examine the world-famous case that tore this country apart in the 1920s. The program includes historical audio of men involved in the case, Italian anarchist songs, Woody Guthrie ballads, and actors Joe Grifasi and Spiro Malas reading from Sacco and Vanzetti's Moving prison letters." For more information on this segment and on The Past Present series, contact Curtis Fox, Producer, THE PAST PRESENT, 524 East 13th St., D4, New York, NY 10009. We will air more THE PAST PRESENT productions in the future, as well as archive them here. Length -- 58:48 minutes.

AUDIO FILES:
Sacco and Vanzetti [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
Sacco and Vanzetti [HIGHER FIDELITY, 40Kbps].
Sacco and Vanzetti [VERY HIGH FIDELITY, 80Kbps].

February 4, 1999: In the first segment of Talking History Historian Eileen Dugan explores the myths and realities of piracy in an interview with British maritime historian David Cordingly, author of Under the Black Flag : The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates (1997). Our second segment comes from Dialogue, hosted by George Liston Seay, and features an interview with historian Henry Mayer, author of All on Fire : William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery (1998). Dialogue is a co-production of the Woodraw Wilson International Center for Scholars and Radio Smithsonian.

AUDIO FILES:
David Cordingly interview, by Eileen Dugan [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps]. Will be on line 3/10/99.
David Cordingly interview, by Eileen Dugan [HIGH FIDELITY, 40 Kbps]. Will be on line 3/10/99.
Henry Mayer interview, by George Liston Seay (from Dialogue) [LOW FIDELITY, 16Kbps].
Henry Mayer interview, by George Liston Seay (from Dialogue) [HIGH FIDELITY, 40Kbps].

January 28, 1999: Two segments: interviews with Robert M. Utley, author of Billy the Kid : A Short and Violent Life (1991) and Patricia O'Toole, author of Money & Morals in America : A History (1998).

January 21, 1999: Parts 2 and 3 of "The Myth of the Gunfighter," looking at the lives and careers of Jesse James and Wyatt Earp. Host Bryan Le Beau interviews Marley Brant, author of Jesse James : The Man and the Myth and Casey Tefertiller, author of Wyatt Earp : The Life Behind the Legend. Produced by the Creighton University production center of Talking History; re-mixed for one hour WRPI-FM broadcast by the SUNY-Albany production center.

 

January 14, 1999: America's Reconstruction. This documentary, produced by Curtis Fox, is the first of a new history documentary series titled The Past Present. It examines the Era of Reconstruction, from 1865 to 1877, looking closely at the radical transformation of race relations during that period. Leonard Lopate talks with historian Eric Foner; archival recordings of African-American spirituals and actor readings of freedpeople testimonies inform and enlarge their conversation. For more information on this segment and on The Past Present series, contact Curtis Fox, Producer, THE PAST PRESENT, 524 East 13th St., D4, New York, NY 10009. We will air more PAST PRESENT productions in the future, as well as archive them here. Length -- 57:55 minutes.

AUDIO FILES:
America's Reconstruction [LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps].
America's Reconstruction [HIGHER FIDELITY, 40Kbps].
America's Reconstruction [VERY HIGH FIDELITY, 80Kbps].

January 7, 1999: Coming From India: A Radio Documentary. This documentary takes a close look at the East Indian community of New Jersey, which ranks third in Asian-Indian population (after California and New York). It is narrated by Chitra Ragavan, and written and produced by Marty Goldensohn and David Steven Cohen. Coming From India is a co-production of NJN Radio and the New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of State. For copies and more information contact: The New Jersey Historical Commission, P.O. Box 305, Trenton, NJ 08625-0305.  

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