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.

“My guest is Kevin Farkas, founder and executive producer of Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, and founder of The Social Voice Podcast Network (TSVPN). We discuss his podcasting equipment and workflow, including Zoom F8, RE 320, Internet Archive, digital recorders, Blubrry, Presonus V2 Tube Preamp, and more.  We also go DEEP into the […]

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The Wedding | Kathleen Short   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Kathleen Short shares a story originally told on June 3, 2013 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas.   […]

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Camp Pennsylvania | Josh Galiyas   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Josh Galiyas shares a story originally told on September 14, 2015 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas. […]

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Todd DePastino | VBC Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project   On episode 1 of Longest War, the podcast of VBC’s Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project, we have an in-depth conversation with VBC executive director Todd DePastino about the Post-9/11 Veterans Storytelling Project.     The Global War on Terror is our nation’s first war fought with an all-volunteer […]

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His Family | Richard Glassbrenner   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Richard Glassbrenner shares a story originally told on June 8, 2016 at the Veterans Breakfast Club in Wexford, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh […]

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Jamie Stoner | Washing, Sewing, and Listening Machines     On episode 2 of the podcast, Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Heritage Museum head volunteer Sean Isaacs talks with curator Jamie Stoner about a new permanent exhibit featuring historic home appliances such as washing machines, sewing machines, radios, and phonographs. This episode was recorded May […]

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Bob Rivers WWII Reenactor and Living Historian   On episode 27 of  Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with WWII reenactor and living historian, Bob Rivers of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania.  Recorded May 11, 2016. Host: Kevin Farkas, with Bryan Chemini. Audiography: Kevin Farkas.     Bob Rivers is a civilian, but he […]

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Bruna Riccobon | Memoirs of a Refugee Girl     WWII came to northeastern Italy and the coastal city of Trieste long before the Germans did.  As early as 1940 Fascist Italian rulers were eliminating nationalist and anti-Fascist Italians and Slovenes, imprisoning and killing thousands. As Trieste resistance fighters became active in 1943, German troops were […]

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Lou Baczewski Louch: A Simple Man’s True Story of War, Survival, Life, and Legacy   On episode 26 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Lou Baczewski, author of Louch: A Simple Man’s True Story of War, Survival, Life, and Legacy. Recorded April 16, 2016. Hosts: Kevin Farkas, Todd DePastino, with Bryan […]

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Valerie DeFazio-Vacula The Italian Campaign: The Forgotten War On episode 25 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we have a conversation with Valerie DeFazio-Vacula, author of The Italian Campaign: The Forgotten War – a true-life account of the experiences of Pittsburgh WWII veteran, Albert DeFazio.  Recorded March 19, 2016. Hosts: Kevin Farkas, Todd DePastino, with Bryan […]

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