Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 29

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 29

Joe Todd | Oklahoma Veterans Oral History   On episode 29 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with veterans oral historian Joe Todd.  Recorded July 16, 2016. Host: Kevin Farkas.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     Joe Todd of Bartlesville, Oklahoma has been carefully recording and preserving the stories of veterans for more than sixteen years, first for the Oklahoma Historical Society […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 28

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 28

Cyndy Carrington Miller | Iwo Jima Album   On episode 28 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Cyndy Carrington Miller, author of Iwo Jima Album: Photographs and Memories of Staff Sgt. Ralph J. Carrington, US Army Air Force, 1943-1945.  Recorded June 18, 2016. Host: Kevin Farkas.  Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     Ralph Carrington served with the Army Air Corps during WW II. […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 27

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 27

Bob Rivers | WWII Reenactor and Living Historian   On episode 27 of  Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with WWII reenactor and living historian, Bob Rivers of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.  Recorded May 11, 2016. Host: Kevin Farkas, with Bryan Chemini. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     Bob Rivers is a civilian, but he carries a rifle and goes to combat on the […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 26

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 26

Lou Baczewski | Louch: A Simple Man’s True Story of War, Survival, Life, and Legacy   On episode 26 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Lou Baczewski, author of Louch: A Simple Man’s True Story of War, Survival, Life, and Legacy. Recorded April 16, 2016. Hosts: Kevin Farkas, Todd DePastino, with Bryan Chemini. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     Even as a young […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 25

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 25

Valerie DeFazio-Vacula | The Italian Campaign: The Forgotten War On episode 25 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Valerie DeFazio-Vacula, author of The Italian Campaign: The Forgotten War – a true-life account of the experiences of Pittsburgh WWII veteran, Albert DeFazio.  Recorded March 19, 2016. Hosts: Kevin Farkas, Todd DePastino, with Bryan Chemini. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     As school children, […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 24

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 24

Brad Hoopes | World War II Veterans Memories  On Episode 24 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast,  we have a conversation with Brad Hoopes, award-winning author, oral historian, and founder of the Northern Colorado Veteran History Project.     Brad Hoopes lives in northern Colorado.  He’s just an ordinary guy, he admits.  But he’s on an extraordinary mission. After reading Tom Brokaw’s book, The Greatest Generation, […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 23

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 23

Erin Ninehouser | Rustbelt Mayberry On episode 23 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Erin Ninehouser of Ambridge, Pennsylvania, photographer, community storyteller, and founder of Rustbelt Mayberry.     “Here everybody has a neighbor, everybody has a friend. Everybody has a reason to begin again…” -Bruce Springsteen Erin Ninehouser loves to capture the beauty, tragedy, triumphs and treasures of small communities […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 22

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 22

Todd DePastino | Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front     Todd DePastino says that famed cartoonist, Bill Mauldin, was “a self-described ‘desert rat’ who rocketed to fame at the age of twenty-two, capturing the world of the American combat soldier during WWII.  His cartoon, Willie and Joe, appeared in Stars and Stripes and hundreds of newspapers back home, bearing grim witness to life in the […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 21

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 21

Fiona Amundsen | Arsenal of Democracy On our November 2015 episode of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Fiona Amundsen about the construction and meaning of her art installation, Arsenal of Democracy.   During her residency at Pittsburgh’s Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, New Zealand’s Fiona Amundsen will produce an artistic work based on research of Pittsburgh’s steel industry and talks with […]

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Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 20

Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast – Episode 20

John Barber, Kathy Swazuk, Melissa Marinaro | Memoir, Poetry, and Oral History On Episode 20 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk about writing veterans stories with author John Barber,  poet Kathie Swazuk, and oral history curator Melissa Molinaro.     On our October 2015 episode of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a three conversations about veterans writing stories.  First, Vietnam […]

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