Rachel Carson

112th Birthday Celebration

On episode 5 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we attend the Rachel Carson 112th Birthday Celebration at the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and learn why the world renowned writer and environmentalist continues to be an inspiration and role model for so many residents of the Allegheny Valley.

On episode 5 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we attend the Rachel Carson 112th Birthday Celebration at the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and learn why the world renowned writer and environmentalist continues to be an inspiration and role model for so many residents of the Allegheny Valley.  

Featuring the voices and stories of Tracy and Karen Merrick, Evelyn Hirtle George, Rev. David L. H. Carlisle, Julie Battle, Jenkins Crum: Old Friends Music Band, Racquel Grizzle, Lee Testa, Mary Lou Benedetti, Amy Forbeck, Spensor Horowitz, Amanda Holman, Mary Fogle-Loveland, and Jeanne Cecil.


This episode was recorded May 27, 2019 at the Rachel Carson Homestead, Springdale, Pennsylvania. Host: Kevin Farkas. Featuring: Tracy and Karen Merrick, Evelyn Hirtle George, Rev. David L. H. Carlisle, Julie Battle, Jenkins Crum: Old Friends Music Band, Racquel Grizzle, Lee Testa, Mary Lou Benedetti, Amy Forbeck, Spensor Horowitz, Amanda Holman, Mary Fogle-Loveland, Jeanne Cecil. Audiography: Kevin Farkas. Music (available on SoundCloud.com):  Sentinus Music (“Alternative”), Dox (“Sea of Clouds”), Soulmachine (“140_Rising_b”), surf girl. Other sound (available on YouTube): Walkin' Jim Stoltz/MUSE Association (“Song for Rachel”). ©Allegheny Valley History Podcast/The Social Voice Project, Inc. All rights reserved.

Kevin Farkas is an independent multimedia producer specializing in creative audiography, sound design, and audio engineering.  He has produced several audiobooks, radio dramas, live storytelling events, a podcast network, videos, as well as print and digital media publications.

His multimedia work has appeared in local, regional, and national outlets, including USA TodayPittsburgh Post- GazetteKDKA radio, WTAE/ABC television, Military Press, The Podcast Engineering Show, and websites of the Veterans Affairs Administration and the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation.

Kevin’s work has been referenced in several documentaries, museum exhibits, and oral history coursework and texts, including The Journal of Veteran Studies and Doing Oral History.  Donald Ritchie, Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate, has recognized Kevin’s creative audio short stories and radio syndication series as a significant example of a new genre of public-minded oral history.  Doug Boyd, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries, rates Kevin’s Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast as one of his favorite oral history-based podcast productions.

For his oral history work in the Pittsburgh area, Kevin has received special recognition from the City of Pittsburgh, Community College of Allegheny County, and WQED/PBS(Dominion VITA Award).  His photography also won the national “Cover of the Year” award by Hibu Publishing.

The Allegheny Valley History Podcast explores and showcases topics celebrating the cultural, industrial, and ethnic heritage of the Allegheny River Valley of Western Pennsylvania.

Produced by The Social Voice Project as part of its Local History Podcast Initiative, this podcast helps promote local history organizations and museums throughout the Allegheny region.


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