Month: June 2019

You Call That Real Food? Thoughts on food heritage for public historians   “Seriously, do you call this real Italian food?” exclaimed a disappointed patron at one of those touristy red-white-green strip mall eateries. “Sure I do,” replied the twenty-something manager seemingly unfazed by the criticism. “Our food is as good as Olive Garden.  What’s […]

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Dead Man’s Hollow On episode 25 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends and Lore Podcast, we go on-location to Pittsburgh paranormal hotspot, Dead Man’s Hollow, source of several haunted folktales dating as far back as the unsolved mystery in the woods of a brutal 1874 hanging.       SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s keep local podcasting alive!  If […]

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Christopher Padgett Beaver County Stories On episode 16 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with Beaver County filmmaker Chris Padgett about the importance of storytelling to help us better understand our history, communities, and ourselves.   SUPPORT COMMUNITY PODCASTING Let’s keep community-based local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us continue […]

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Michael Kishbucher Legends & Lore of Little Beaver Creek On episode 14 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast recorded and broadcast live at the 2019 Darlington Days Community Celebration, guest host and noted paranormal investigator Tony Lavorgne talks with Darlington native Michael Kishbucher about his latest book Legends & Lore of Little Beaver Creek, […]

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Artifacts help tell history’s story, not the other way around   As recent as May 2019, researchers made a profound discovery of an historical artifact, and it may turn out to be one of our nation’s most significant and powerful reminders of our worst history–slavery. National Geographic archeologist Fredrik Hiebert says, “The discovery of the […]

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Matt Cumberledge Greene County Historical Society On episode 6 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we visit with executive director Matt Cumberledge of the Greene County Historical Society to talk about his passion, vision, and innovative educational, media, and community outreach programming at Southwestern Pennsylvania’s largest local historical museum.     SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s […]

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Paul Farkas | I’m Just Going to Play Something   On this episode of the Sonic Essay Podcast, we reach deep into the TSVP community oral history archive and feature a short conversation between father and son. For many years Kevin Farkas never knew his father could play the harmonica–a self-taught talent his father Paul […]

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Sue Ireton, Elinka Keller, Betty Douglas Merrick Art Gallery On episode 15 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk about the intersection of fine art and history with Sue Ireton, Elinka Keller, and Betty Douglas of the Merrick Free Art Gallery in New Brighton, Pennsylvania.   SUPPORT COMMUNITY PODCASTING Let’s keep community-based local podcasting […]

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High Crimes & Misdemeanors  On episode 13 of the Live Mike Podcast with Mike Romigh, Mike commentates on the importance of The Mueller Report and the President’s reaction to it.  Also, Mike takes up lobbying in Harrisburg on issues related to animal cruelty with Kristen Tullo, Pa State Director at The Humane Society of the […]

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Sally Mahon & Jim Shanor Darlington Days Community Celebration On episode 13 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast–recorded live at the 2019 Darlington Days Community Celebration–we talk with event coordinator Sally Mahon and Parade Grand Marshall Jim Shanor of the Little Beaver Historical Society about the origins of the annual event, the dedicated volunteers […]

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