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Christmas Message by President Ronald Reagan - December 23, 1981

12/23/2017
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S02-E08 President Reagan shares an inspiring four-minute Christmas message with the American people. Accompanying this message, is an article that explores the role that his Christian faith was expressed in his personal and political life. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network at http://LifePodcast.net These audio recordings come the Internet...

Duration:00:21:03

"Bob Hope USO Christmas Show" - 1943

12/17/2017
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S02-E07 We feature Bob Hope with the annual USO Christmas show. Bob Hope and others entertained our troops during WWII through the USO show hosted somewhere in the Pacific. Beginning with WWII, Bob Hope and his band of entertainers traveled for decades at Christmas time to bring cheer and laughter and a little bit of home to our troops serving in battle zones around the world. My brother was a combat pilot during the Vietnam Conflict and attended one of his Christmas shows. He talked...

Duration:00:21:51

(Bonus Audio) Good News Club v. Milford Central School - Oral Argument - February 28, 2001

12/6/2017
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An important U.S. Supreme Court case affected religious practice and speech in public schools. It was the Good News Club versus Milford Central School case from 2001. This audio file provides the actual argument before the Supreme Court. The voices include the attorney representing the Good News Club and voices of the Supreme Court justices as they ask questions. Under New York law, Milford Central School policy authorizes district residents to use its building after school for certain...

Duration:00:59:37

(S02-E06) HV SCOTUS Justice Thomas - "SCOTUS Decision Summary of Good News Club v. Mildord Central School" - 2001

12/6/2017
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In this podcast episode, we examine an important U.S. Supreme Court case that affected religious practice and speech in public schools. It was the Good News Club versus Milford Central School case from 2001. We will hear the voice of Justice Clarence Thomas as he delivers the opinion for the U.S. Supreme Court justices. Under New York law, Milford Central School policy authorizes district residents to use its building after school for certain activities. Two parents were district...

Duration:00:07:29

(S02-E05) HV Paul Harvey - "Historic Origins of Pilgrims Thanksgiving" - 1621

11/23/2017
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Paul Harvey shares a short speech named “Origins of the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving”. Mr. Harvey helps us to understand the deeper meaning of a custom that dates to the Middle Ages in Europe. To provide more information about this holiday celebrated around the world, four PDF documents accompany this podcast episode: general history of Thanksgiving, history of Thanksgiving in the U.S., history of Thanksgiving in Canada, and history of Thanksgiving in the Netherlands which Mr. Harvey refers as...

Duration:00:03:55

(S02-E04) HV Docudrama - "The Pilgrims Sail for America" - 1620

11/20/2017
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We feature an episode from old time radio, the CBS News Radio Series, You Are There. The docudrama is “The Pilgrims Sail to America in 1620”. Several PDF documents accompany this podcast to provide more information: Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, Mayflower Ship and Voyage to America, and Mayflower Compact. Created by CBS Radio, it blended history with modern technology, taking an entire network newsroom on a time warp each week reporting the great events of the past. The news reporters were...

Duration:00:30:23

HV Secretary Robert Gates - "Final Address to West Point Cadets" - February 25, 2011

11/10/2017
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In this podcast episode, we feature Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense and his speech “Final Address to the West Point Academy Cadets”. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents: first, a transcript of this speech and secondly an overview of his life of service to the nation through the CIA and the Department of Defense. Since this episode is being released on Veterans Day in 2017, I also included a trio of short articles about Veterans Day in the U.S., Armed...

Duration:00:29:02

(S02-E02) HV Archival Film Newsreel - General MacArthur Returns to the Philippines - October 20, 1944

11/5/2017
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Part 1, naval guns bombard the beaches of Leyte and carrier-based planes bomb island defenses and amphibious assault begins. Shows Gens. MacArthur and Wainwright and Adm. Halsey. Part 2, Red Cross personnel pack food parcels for Americans imprisoned in Germany. Part 3, cadets parade at Uruguay's military academy in Montevideo. Part 4, MARK I calculator at Harvard University solves math problems. Part 5, Marines capture pillboxes and dugouts on Peleliu Island. Part 6, 5th Army breaks...

Duration:00:10:30

(S02-E01) HV Docudrama - "Columbus Sails to the Americas" - October 12, 1492

10/12/2017
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In a change of pace with this first podcast episode of the second season, we feature an episode from old time radio, the CBS News Radio Series, You Are There. The docudrama is “Columbus Sailing to the Americas on October 12, 1492”. Created by CBS Radio, it blended history with modern technology, taking an entire network newsroom on a time warp each week reporting the great events of the past. The news reporters were the top national journalists from CBS. The series started in1947 and...

Duration:00:32:15

(S01-E37) HV Walter Winchell Newscast - "News of Italy Surrender During WWII and Other News"

9/17/2017
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In this podcast episode, we feature Walter Winchell and his news broadcast that included information about Italy surrendering during World War Two. The imperial ambitions of the Italian Fascist regime aspired to restore the Roman Empire in North Africa and the Mediterranean were partially met with the annexation of Albania, occupation of British Somaliland, and other territories, but ultimately collapsed after defeats in the East and North African campaigns. In July 1943, following the...

Duration:00:14:12

(S01-E36) HV Archival Film Newsreel - "Japan Surrenders" - September 2, 1945

9/1/2017
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(Video from the U.S. National Archives) 8:36 minutes The newsreel provides a brief summary of the aggressions by Japan during World War Two, the involvement of the U.S. and other nations to oppose them, and Japan's final defeat. The war ended August 2, 1945 and then one month later on September 2, 1945 Japan signed the formal documents of their surrender and the close to World War Two.

Duration:00:10:50

(S01-E35) HV General George C. Marshall - "The Marshall Plan" - June 5, 1947

8/28/2017
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Secretary of State George C. Marshall explains why to the American people for the U.S. to help rebuild Western Europe after WWII.

Duration:00:15:30

(S01-E34) HV Elie Wiesel - "The Perils of Indifference" - April 12, 1999

8/16/2017
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In this podcast episode, we feature Elie Wiesel and his speech “The Perils of Indifference”. Mr. Wiesel was a Jewish writer, professor, and Holocaust survivor of the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. He spent his life sharing the story of the concentration camps so people would not forget the Holocaust and advocated for ending of genocides occurring today. Much more information is available in the accompanying PDF document with his life story. The speech you are about to hear...

Duration:00:23:45

(S01-E33) HV President Lyndon Johnson - "The Great Society" - May 22, 1964

8/8/2017
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In this podcast episode, we feature President Lyndon Johnson and his speech “The Great Society”. President Johnson designed the "Great Society" legislation by expanding civil rights, public broadcasting, Medicare, Medicaid, aid to education, the arts, urban and rural development, public services, and his "War on Poverty". Assisted in part by a growing economy, the War on Poverty helped millions of Americans rise above the poverty line during his administration. Civil rights bills he...

Duration:00:22:11

(S01-E32) HV Aviation Leader Series - Amelia Earhart - "Future of Women in Flying"

7/31/2017
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With this podcast episode, we complete a three-part series on aviation leaders. We will listen to Amelia Earhart as she talks about the future of women in aviation. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide two PDF documents: first, a short overview of her life, and finally, a history of women in aviation. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of family-friendly podcasts bringing a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast...

Duration:00:02:58

(S01-E30) HV Aviation Leaders Series - Colonial John Glenn - First U.S. Astronaut in Space

7/18/2017
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With this podcast episode, we begin a three-part series on aviation leaders. John Glenn shares remarks as the first American to travel into space. They follow his ticker tape parade in New York City after his return. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide two PDF documents: first, a short overview of his life, and finally, the story of the Mercury Seven pioneer astronauts of which John Glenn was a member. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network which is a group of...

Duration:00:04:35

(S01-E29) HV President Jimmy Carter - Crisis of Confidence Speech - July 15, 1979

7/11/2017
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In this podcast episode, we feature President Jimmy Carter and his “Energy and the National Goals” speech. It is often called the “Crisis of Confidence” speech. A major priority of President Carter was the U.S. policy of energy consumption. The nation was suffering from rising oil costs due to OPEC which resulted in gas rationing, long gas lines, and energy shortages just to name a few. Before the formal part of this energy policy speech, President Carter explored reasons for lack of...

Duration:00:36:09

(S01-E28) HV Paul Harvey - Independence Day Special - The Pledge by America's First Citizens

7/2/2017
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In this podcast episode, we provide a speech by Paul Harvey which is called “The pledge of America’s first citizens.” Mr. Harvey gave this speech annually about the price paid by many of the Founding Fathers for their involvement in the American Revolutionary War. As Mr. Harvey states, some people go to war since they have nothing to lose, in this case, the Founding Fathers had everything to lose since they were already men of influence, power, and wealth. They risked it all for the rest...

Duration:00:11:38

(S01-E27) HV Jimmy Stewart - The Capture of Stacy Gault - The Six Shooter Radio Show 1953

6/26/2017
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In this podcast episode, we take a change of pace and feature a famous American movie actor performing on a 1950s weekly radio show named “The Six Shooter”. The main character is Jimmy Stewart as Britt Ponset, a drifting cowboy in the final years of the wild American west. In addition to this audio episode, I also provide two PDF documents: first, a short life story of Mr. Stewart, and finally, the backstory on this NBC radio show, The Six Shooter. Let us now tune our radio dial to...

Duration:00:30:59

(S01-E26) HV President Eisenhower - Farewell to the Nation

6/19/2017
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The President’s speech is typical for many of the recent U.S. presidents. He began with a quick review of the past and especially the world wars the U.S. has been engaged and the role of the country as peacemaker to help build a better future. Then, he turns to the new challenges which are domestic rather than international. Eisenhower expresses his worry that the U.S. has embraced a permanent armaments industry with the export of weapons around the world. This was a radical change in the...

Duration:00:21:16