Author: TSVP

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.

Radio Theater as Public History “If history were told in the form a stories, it would never be forgotten.” ~ Rudyard Kipling Storytelling is one of humanity’s oldest and continuously practiced activities. In fact, anthropologists claim that there’s a tale still told around campfires in the Australian outback that dates back nearly 10,000 years. That […]

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The Shadow in Death House Rescue On episode 14 of the TSVP Radio Theater Podcast, we present The Shadow in Death House Rescue, performed and recorded for broadcast at the McKeesport Little Theater in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.   Audio Only Version   Let’s keep local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us continue this […]

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Into the Wilds Engaging Local History at Clarion University and Beyond Jeffrey Diamond | Marc Sanko     On episode 19 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with Clarion University history professors Jeffrey Diamond and Marc Sanko about teaching history and using podcasting to creatively engage students and community members around local history […]

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Indigenous Perspectives on Native Americans and Local History David Holoweiko | Mark Grago | Michael Kishbucher | Tony Lavorgne     On episode 18 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with public historians David Holoweiko, Mark Grago, Michael Kishbucher, and Tony Lavorgne about the complicated cultures and histories of Native Americans in Beaver […]

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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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