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

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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Larry Bruno Foundation  Elizabeth “Betty” Asche Douglas | The Magic     On episode 11 of The Magical Coach Podcast, Rick Mancini talks with Beaver County’s resident renaissance woman and Beaver Falls native, Elizabeth “Betty” Asche Douglas, about her extraordinary accomplishments as a pioneering African American educator, artist, singer, local historian, and 2020 Circle of Achievement […]

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This. Is. My. Story. A Spoken Word Showcase   On February 21, 2020, Uncommon Grounds Cafe presented a community storytelling and spoken word celebration in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. “This. Is. My. Story.” is hosted by Andrenna Williams and features the voices and stories of Zabriawn Smith, Laturne Beasley Jr., Amber Dorsett, Jamie Smith, Jessical Jeffries-Spencer, Shane’na […]

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Larry Bruno Foundation  Ron Main, Rick Mancini, Steve Higgins | The Mission     On episode 10 of The Magical Coach Podcast, Larry Bruno Foundation board members Ron Main (chair), Rick Mancini, and Steve Higgins (Hall of Achievement curator) talk about the history of the foundation, its new mission in the community, and coaching the […]

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Watermarking History (Laying Claim to the Public Domain)   Some of the work public historians do is create interpretive displays around significant dates, events, or other historical subject matter.  Take for example a local history museum’s commemoration of WWII, featuring hometown memorabilia, artifacts, newspaper clippings, and oral history interviews with veterans. To give the public […]

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Larry Bruno Foundation  Mike DeChellis | Close to Home   On episode 9 of The Magical Coach Podcast, Rick Mancini talks with legendary Beaver County athlete, coach, and educator Mike DeChellis about growing up in Beaver Falls, the importance of sports, and receiving life changing guidance from the many coaches he played under, including Larry […]

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