Month: January 2019

Rich Everitt | The Day the Music Died  On episode 8 of the Live Mike Podcast with Mike Romigh, Mike talks with author Rich Everitt about his book, Falling Stars: Air Crashes that Filled Rock & Roll Heaven, the true-life tales of  twenty-four singers and musicians who died in airplane crashes, including Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, […]

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“Anthropology demands the open-mindedness,” said social scientist Margaret Mead,” with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder . . . ” Understanding and appreciating our amazing social traditions–from how we bury our dead to how we prepare holiday meals together–is “doing anthropology.” At The Social Voice Project, we celebrate history and people […]

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We often think of oral history projects as stodgy and boring, mere catalogs of dates, names, places, and self-important stories with little relevance to anyone else but the interviewee.  To some extent, we can’t argue with this assessment.  Too many oral histories are, in fact, unappealing, especially long-form interviews.  In our experience, the net effect […]

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 On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, take a moment (12 minutes) to listen to an amazing emotional reunion between a Jewish father and son separated by the Nazis during WWII. Until this moment, each thought the other was dead. Listen, and you will witness a remarkable, deeply human moment almost beyond words–in fact, for a […]

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The Lurking Lycan of Ligonier   On episode 19 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony presents the mysterious early 20th century legend of a werewolf-like creature encountered in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.         SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s keep local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us continue this great entertaining […]

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Joe “Sonny” Fogle | How I Became a Coal Miner   On this episode of the Sonic Essay Podcast, we reach deep into the TSVP community oral history archive and feature Joe “Sonny” Fogle’s story about how he became a coal miner in the Allegheny River Valley region near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.       Podcast […]

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Mary Niederberger | Public Education in Crisis  On episode 7 of the Live Mike Podcast with Mike Romigh, Mike talks with Mary Niederberger of Public Source about the tough issues facing Pennsylvania’s public education system, including forced mergers, unfair taxes, and racist attitudes.       SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s keep local podcasting alive!  If you like our […]

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The Mold Man On episode 18 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony tells the well known short tale of The Mold Man, a mysterious account of an unsettled corpse that refuses its final resting place.       SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s keep local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us […]

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