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The Radio Archive ~ July - December, 1998

December 24, 1998: Two segments: 1) Consumerism and Christmas. Bryan Le Beau interviews Prof. Leigh Eric Schmidt (Princeton University), author of Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays, and 2) A reading by Scott Christianson of selections from his book, With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America. Christianson was a guest of the New York State Writer's Insitute. He was recorded on 12/10/98 by Talking History producer Susan McCormick. Edited and Produced by Susan McCormick and Gerald Zahavi. TOTAL PROGRAM LENGTH (both segments): 60 minutes, 34 seconds.

AUDIO FILES:
Creighton University Production Center Edit of "Consumer Rites." LOW FIDELITY.

December 17, 1998: (1) Bryan Le Beau looks back at the 1973 AIM occupation of Wounded Knee and (2) From the Woodraw Wilson Center and Smithsonian Radio, a segment of Dialogue, examining the narrative of Olaudah Aquiano.

Pres. Andrew JohnsonPres. William J. Clinton December 10, 1998: On Impeachment: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. A panel discussion by University at Albany historians and political scientists exploring the issues of presidential impeachment. Participants include: Dan White, Julian Zelizer and Richard Hamm (Department of History, University at Albany), Martin Edelman and Bruce Miroff (Department of Political Science, University at Albany). 59:51 minutes. 

AUDIO FILES:
On Impeachment: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. LOW FIDELITY, 12.1 Kb/sec. streaming)
On Impeachment: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. HIGHER FIDELITY, 16.1 Kb/sec. streaming)
On Impeachment: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. HIGHEST FIDELITY, 82 Kb/sec. streaming)

December 3, 1998: America in 1968: A Year of Turmoil. Dennis Mihelich interviews Professor John T. McCartney, author of Black Power Ideologies : An Essay in African-American Political Thought and Prof. James J. Farrell, author of The Spirit of the Sixties : The Making of Postwar Radicalism.

AUDIO FILE (15.3 Kbps)
1968: A Year in Turmoil, Length -- 51:20 minutes.

November 26, 1998: Spencer Crew, Director of the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Insitution, delivers a talk on new challenges faced by history museums today. He spoke at Union College, Schenectady, New York on 10/20/98. Recorded by Gerald Zahavi; Bryan Le Beau interviews Matthew Dennis, author of Cultivating a Landscape of Peace: Iroquois-European Encounters in Seventeeth Century America for this Thanksgiving Day show.

AUDIO FILE (for 28.8 Kb/sec. connections)
Crew talk and Dennis interview, 59:04 minutes.

Pres. Jimmy Carter November 19, 1998: Julian Zelizer interviews Prof. Douglas Brinkley, author of The Unfinished Presidency: Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House, on Pres. Jimmy Carter's foreign policy; Eileen Dugan interviews Marion A. Kaplan, author of Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi German on gender and Jewish life in Nazi Germany. We would like to thank the Writers Institute at the University at Albany for facilitating our interview with Douglas Brinkley.

AUDIO FILE (for 28.8 Kb/sec. connections)
Brinkley and Kaplan interviews, 57:39 minutes.

November 12, 1998: A look back at the origins of Veterans Day. Dennis Mihelich interviews G. Kurt Piehler, Director of Rutgers University World War II Oral History Archives, and the author of Remembering War the American Way. Segment 2: Celebrating Fifty Years of Oral History -- Selections from "Stories from the Collection: Columbia University Oral History Research Office," part 1 (CD). [Note: we thank the Columbia University Oral History Research Office for permission to air these selections -- and to "archive" them here on our WWW site. For copies of the original CD, contact: Columbia University Oral History Research Office, 801 Butler Hall, Mail Code 1129, Columbia Univerity, New York, N.Y. 10027.]

AUDIO FILES:
Stories from the Collection: Columbia University Oral History Research Office. LOW FIDELITY, 16 Kbps. streaming)
Stories from the Collection: Columbia University Oral History Research Office. HIGHER FIDELITY, 40 kbps. streaming)
Stories from the Collection: Columbia University Oral History Research Office. HIGHEST FIDELITY, 82 Kbps. streaming)

November 5, 1998: Bryan Le Beau interviews Rashid Khalidi about the foundations of contemporary "Muslim extremism." Prof. Khalidi is the author of Palistinian Identity: The Construction of Modern Nationalist Consciousness and a professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Chicago. Segment 2: Celebrating Fifty Years of Oral History -- Selections from "Stories from the Collection: Columbia University Oral History Research Office," part 2 (CD). [Note: we thank the Columbia University Oral History Research Office for permission to air these selections -- and to "archive" them here on our WWW site (see above for audio files). For copies of the original CD, contact: Columbia University Oral History Research Office, 801 Butler Hall, Mail Code 1129, Columbia Univerity, New York, N.Y. 10027.]

October 29, 1998: "Women and Witchcraft in Colonial Salem, Massachusetts." Bryan Le Beau interviews Prof. Elizabeth Reese, Prof. of History and Women's Studies at the University at Oregon. Prof. Reis is the author of Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England (Cornell University Press, 1997) and Spellbound: Women and Witchcraft in America (Scholarly Resources, 1998). Produced at the Creighton University production center of Talking History.
Creighton University Production Center Edit: Real Audio 14.4.

October 22, 1998: "The History of Time." Interview by Prof. Dennis Mihelich of Prof. Michael O'Malley, Associate Professor of History at George Mason University. Prof. O'Malley is the author of Keeping Watch: A History of American Time (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996). Produced at the Creighton University production center of Talking History. Creighton University Production Center Edit: Real Audio 14.4.

October 15, 1998: "The Columbian Encounter." High fidelity file. James Axtell interview by Bryan Le Beau. Produced at the Creighton University production center of Talking History.
"The Columbian Encounter." For 28.8 Kb/sec. connections.

"The Columbian Encounter." Creighton University Production Center Edit. For 14.4/Kb/sec. connections"

October 8, 1998: "The Historical Robin Hood." Thomas Hahn, Associate Professor of English at the University of Rochester and a specialist in Medieval Literature, is interviewed by Eileen Dugan. Produced at the Creighton University production center of Talking History.
 

D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus at work October 1, 1998: Listen to an interview with D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, conducted by Julian Zelizer, Assistant Professor of History, University at Albany ~ SUNY. Pennebaker and Hegedus are renowned documentary filmmakers who have perfected the art of cinema verité. This interview was broadcast on WRPI-FM, Troy, on 10-1-98, as a segment of Talking History. Recorded on 9-25-98; produced and edited by Prof. Gerald Zahavi, co-produced by Susan McCormick. Produced at the University at Albany production center of Talking History. To listen to an archived copy of the radio program, click on the photo of Pennebaker and Hegedus to the left or the image of the tape cassette here:
 

September 24, 1998: "Animals and Cannibals on Trial." Prof. Richard Hamm looks at various historical European trials of animals and cannibals to explore the social purposes of law. These examples show how trials function as the disseminators of social values. Produced and edited by Prof. Gerald Zahavi; recorded on 9-3-98 and co-produced by Susan McCormick. Produced at the University at Albany production center of Talking History. To listen to the archived cannibals.ram"

 

September 17, 1998: "Alex Haley Speaks About Roots." Taped in 1977. Part 2.

September 10, 1998: "Alex Haley Speaks About Roots." Taped in 1977. Part 1.

September 3, 1998: "The Begatting of a President." Part 2. Orson Wells takes a humorous look at the rise of Richard Nixon. (1972).

August 27, 1998: Segment 1: "We Bring the Jubilee" University of Wisconsin, WHA Radio production. Produced by Elizabeth Carlson and Ralph Johnson. Segment 2: Huntley and Brinkley Look back at 1963. (LP Recording, 1964); Segment 3: "The Begatting of a President." Part 1. Orson Wells takes a humorous look at the rise of Richard Nixon. (LP Recording, 1972).

August 20, 1998: "The Revolution of 1828." University of Wisconsin, WHA Radio production. Produced by Elizabeth Carlson and Ralph Johnson.

August 13, 1998: "The War of 1812." University of Wisconsin, WHA Radio production. Produced by Elizabeth Carlson and Ralph Johnson.

August 6, 1998: "The Reproach of Egypt." On the Salem witchcraft trials. University of Wisconsin, WHA Radio production. Produced by Elizabeth Carlson and Ralph Johnson.

July 30, 1998: "Walt Disney." The life and career of Walt Disney. Creighton University Department of History.

July 23, 1998: "Little Bighorn." A look at the 1876 battle on the Little Bighorn River and the demise of General George A. Custer from a Native American perspective. Part of the Oral History of the American Indian series.

July 16, 1998, One hour special on the Women's Rights Movement: (1)"An interview with Ellen DuBois on the Woman's Rights Convention of 1848" (Creighton University History Department) and (2) a rebroadcast of "Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Early Woman's Rights Movement." (Part of the History of Women and the Family series).

Jack London July 9, 1998: "Jack London." A profile of the author of The Call of the Wild. From Creighton University Department of History.



July 2, 1998: "1775." From the American Antiquarian Society; produced by Damora Productions. Written, Directed, and Produced by James David Moran

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