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The Social Voice Project is an innovative public interest media effort specializing in creative grass-roots media production and podcasting partnerships with community oriented individuals and organizations.

Julia Parsons Top Secret In this episode of the podcast, WWII Navy (WAVES) veteran Julia Parsons of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania talks about her experiences as a top secret codebreaker during WWII and for decades later until the program was declassified in 1997.     Julia Parsons volunteered for the Navy WAVES—“Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service”—in […]

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Paul Hanna There Was Nothing There In this episode of the podcast, WWII Army veteran Paul Hanna of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania talks about visiting Hiroshima shortly after the atomic bomb destroyed the city in 1945.     Paul Hanna is among the very few Americans to have personally witnessed the atomic aftermath at both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.  Like […]

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On This Day, Years Ago Widening the Lens of Local History   One of the most powerful tools public historians use is a simple question: Do you remember . . .? Of course, we have to frame the question within the scope of contemporary history–that is, within our life time and near-field memory.  Simply living […]

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Community Conversations Series Doing Local History in Beaver County During the COVID-19 Pandemic USE HEADPHONES FOR BEST LISTENING   On episode 3 of the Listening Library: Beaver County Podcast, we continue our Community Conversations Series by talking about the necessity of capturing, preserving, and sharing local history during the COVID-19 pandemic with prominent Beaver County […]

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Valerie McKelvey Helping Communities in Need On episode 17 of the Live Mike Podcast, Mike Romigh talks with long-time Beaver County community volunteer Valerie McKelvey, founder and director of the Franklin Center of Beaver County, including the Professional Outfitters charitable program providing clothing and other essentials to men, women and children facing challenging life transitions. […]

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Community Conversations Series How Are We Doing? COVID-19 Pandemic in Beaver County USE HEADPHONES FOR BEST LISTENING   On episode 2 of the Listening Library: Beaver County Podcast, we launch our Community Conversations Series with Rev. Herb Bailey II, Dani Brown, John Leonard, and Shania Taylor.  During the COVID-19 pandemic in Beaver County, we ask […]

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Marie Timpano Homeless in Beaver County During the Pandemic On episode 16 of the Live Mike Podcast, Mike Romigh talks with Marie Timpano of Cornerstone of Beaver County about homelessness in Beaver County during the coronavirus pandemic.   On episode 16 of the Live Mike Podcast, Mike Romigh talks with Marie Timpano of Cornerstone of Beaver […]

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Dr. James Van Keuren WWII POW Camps in Ohio    ABOUT THIS EPISODE On episode 43 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk with James Van Keuren about his book, World War II POW Camps in Ohio. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, former POWs and residents, as well as archival research, Dr. […]

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UFO Over West Virginia     ABOUT THIS EPISODE On episode 8 of the Life Speaks Podcast, we examine an unexplained light in the skies over Huntington, West Virginia.  My father, Mike Zirkle, talks about sighting an unidentified flying object and what made him think we were being invaded by aliens.  Also on this episode, […]

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