Tag: Community Storytelling & Listening

That’s Loss WWII Voices from Lighthouse Pointe On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, we hear the voices of six WWII veterans from Lighthouse Pointe independent living community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–all of whom are no longer with us to share their stories and experiences.     […]

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Vittorio Zippi Shoot My Cousins On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Vittorio Zippi of Jeannette, Pennsylvania grew up in the mostly Italian community of Crabtree and was among the first to be drafted into the army during WWII.  “Would you shoot the Italians?” […]

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 Community Storytelling @ Beaver Falls Coffee & Tea Co. On episode 13 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we celebrate community storytelling with Bethany Canzenella Warren at the Beaver Falls Coffee & Tea Company. This event’s theme is “renewal,” featuring real-life stories by Jim Adams, Scott Colburn, and Kevin Farkas, with music by Craig Bennett. […]

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Larry Bruno Foundation Circle of Achievement 2018 Celebration of Honorees     On episode 6 of The Magical Coach Podcast, we present an evening with the Larry Bruno Foundation 2018 Circle of Achievement Honorees: Jim “Gumpy” Ebersberger, Anthony “Tony” Esoldo, Dr. Jean Ann Higgins, Judge Richard Mancini, Dr. Eugene J. Palka, Robert “Rocky” Washington, and […]

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The Pig Lady of Cannelton On episode 21 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony presents one of Western Pennsylvania’s most haunting, criminal—and declared true—legends of all time: The Pig Lady of Cannelton.     SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s keep local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us continue this great entertaining […]

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Firepower | Anthony Marcione   On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, Anthony Marcione shares a story originally told on June 17, 2014 to the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative in Rochester, Pennsylvania.  This audio short story is engineered and produced by Kevin Farkas. […]

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Mothman Returns On episode 20 of Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast, Tony presents West Virginia’s most famous and otherworldly tale about the Mothman–a dark mysterious man-like creature with ten-foot wings and glowing red eyes.         SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s keep local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us continue […]

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We often think of oral history projects as stodgy and boring, mere catalogs of dates, names, places, and self-important stories with little relevance to anyone else but the interviewee.  To some extent, we can’t argue with this assessment.  Too many oral histories are, in fact, unappealing, especially long-form interviews.  In our experience, the net effect […]

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 On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, take a moment (12 minutes) to listen to an amazing emotional reunion between a Jewish father and son separated by the Nazis during WWII. Until this moment, each thought the other was dead. Listen, and you will witness a remarkable, deeply human moment almost beyond words–in fact, for a […]

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