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Public History History Leadership Matters Leadership is not about a title or job designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire others. ~Robin S. Sharma, author   TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP Most people who have guided successful organizations […]

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Fritz Ottenheimer Patriotic Duty      Fritz Ottenheimer was born in Kontanz, Germany. He was able to escape Germany along with his family and come to the United States before the darkest days of the Holocaust. Speaking of the atrocities that the world–and especially Jews–suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany during World War […]

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Jim Thomas Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society & Heritage Museum On episode 7 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we visit with Jim Thomas of the Allegheny Valley Historical Society & Heritage Museum in Tarentum, Pennsylvania.  We talk about the origins of the museum, its stunning 1930s art-deco style building, amazing industrial heritage exhibits, its connection […]

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Carleton Young | Voices From the Attic   On episode 9 of the podcast, historian Carleton Young of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania presents his book, Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War–a fascinating account of discovering family letters from the Civil War and retracing American history through eye-witness accounts by his ancestors.     This […]

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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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Eric Rood | Veteran Aviator Oral Histories  On Episode 37 of Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast, we talk about recording veterans oral histories in the world of aviation with Eric Rood of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Timeless Voices of Aviation project.   Eric Rood of Columbus, Ohio has been capturing, preserving, and sharing veterans’ stories […]

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