Category: Allegheny Valley History Podcast

Stefano Ballini | Monte Sole Landing Memories   On episode 8 of the podcast we present the American film screening of Monte Sole Landing Memories, a documentary by Italian filmmaker Stefano Ballini, featuring Pittsburgh-area WWII veterans of Italian decent: Frank Gervasi, Michael Vernillo, and Vittorio Zippi. Note: The film is not presented here, but it […]

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Mary Fogle-Loveland | Coal Miner’s Daughter     On episode 7 of the podcast we talk with Mary Fogle-Loveland of Cheswick, Pennsylvania about growing up in a coal mining family in the Allegheny River Valley, featuring the voices of Joe and Lucy Fogle. This episode was recorded March 11, 2017 at the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical […]

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Andrew Madeyski | Polish Immigrant     On episode 6 of the podcast, we present our first community member profile, featuring 96 year old Andrew Madeyski of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania–Polish immigrant and veteran of the Warsaw Uprising. This episode was recorded March 11, 2017 at the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Museum, Tarentum, Pa.  Audiography: […]

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Kevin Farkas | Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative   On episode 5 of the podcast, curator Jamie Stoner of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Heritage Museum talks with Kevin Farkas, founder and executive producer of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative–a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to capture, preserve, and […]

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Jack Devando and Nick Mottillo | Tour-Ed Coal Mine and Museum   On episode 4 of the podcast, curator Jamie Stoner of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Heritage Museum talks with Jack Devando and Nick Mottillo, former coal miners turned public historians and tour guides at Tour-Ed Coal Mine and Museum in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. […]

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Richard Jones | Letters Home from WWII   On episode 3 of the podcast, curator Jamie Stoner of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Heritage Museum talks with Richard Jones of State College, Pennsylvania.  Richard recently donated a collection of war-time letters written by his father, Richard E. Jones, who served with the Army’s 29th […]

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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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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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