Historic Voices Podcast: Global History and Culture

Historic Voices Podcast: Global History and Culture

Historic Voices Podcast brings voices from the past that make history come alive through their personal accounts and public speeches. Some episodes bring the voices of political and military leaders, common citizens who lived during extraordinary times, and entertainers who helped Americans live through difficult events. The podcast host provides a short introduction and afterward shares historical context. This podcast is part of the LifePodcast Network composed of other family-friendly podcasts that bring a positive message of hope and inspiration. Check out the LifePodcast Network, http://lifepodcast.net... Show More

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PDF The background history for founding of the United Nations at the end of World War Two.

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The United Nations Conference on International Organization (UNCIO), commonly known as the San Francisco Conference, was a convention of delegates from 50 Allied nations that took place from 25 April 1945 to 26 June 1945 in San Francisco, California, United States of America. At this convention, the delegates reviewed and rewrote the Dumbarton Oaks agreements of the previous year. The convention resulted in the creation of the ...

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September 4, 2018

The Iran–Contra affair , also referred to as Irangate, Contragate or the Iran–Contra scandal, was a political scandal in the United States that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration. Senior administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, which was the subject of an arms embargo. They hoped, thereby, to fund the Contras in Nicaragua while at the same time negotiating the release of ...

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Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is an American political commentator, television host, military historian, author, and retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. He was convicted in the Iran–Contra affair of the late 1980s but his convictions were vacated and reversed, and all charges against him dismissed in 1991.

North is primarily remembered for his term as a National Security Council staff member du...

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(S02-E09) In this podcast episode, we feature Oliver North and his testimony before Congress about the Iran-Contra Affair.

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 from a variety of sources. Some may have been provided through the American Rh...

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This revised directory are podcasts that I listen to, or at least sample some of the episodes. The directory is 11 pages and provides a description, website URL, and subscription link through iTunes. Many of these podcasts are also available through other podcast apps and directories.

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The Life Podcast Network is home for a group of seven family-friendly podcasts and live stream conversations that bring a positive message of hope and inspiration. Our podcast network creates new stories and information with old values. Check out the descriptions of them in the attached PDF. Each of them are available through  apps such as iTunes,  Castamatic, Castbox.fm, Downcast, iCatcher, Overcast, PlayerFM, Pocket Casts, RSS Ra...

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PDF Ronald Reagan's rhetorical presidency can be summarized as a leader attempting, at virtually every occasion, to stem the dissolution of the American spirit by celebrating the country's past. Such attempts were Reagan's celebration of nationalism through a discussion of the interrelationships among liberty, freedom, democracy, and Providence.

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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://LifeP...

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PDF The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides live entertainment, such as comedians and musicians, and other programs to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Since 1941, it has worked in partnership with the Department of Defense (DoD), relying heavily on private contributions and on funds, goods, and services from various corporate and individual donors. Although...

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December 17, 2017

PDF Leslie Towns "Bob" Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete and author. With a career that spanned nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in more than 70 short and feature films, including a series of "Road" movies. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show nineteen times, more than any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television...

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December 17, 2017 21 min

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 Con...

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This document provides an overview how to read an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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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 PDF document provides background of the case, decision by the SCOTUS majority, and supporting and opposing positions by individual SCOTUS justices.

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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...

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SO2-E06 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. 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 distr...

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The Pilgrims Thanksgiving Holiday was inspired by events in the middle ages and location of their cultural origins. The 3 October Festival in the Netherlands commemorates the anniversary of the 1573–1574 Siege of Leiden, during the Eighty Years' War, when the Spanish Army attempted to capture the city. The first siege was from October 1573 to March by the Spanish returned in May 1574 for the second siege. The city had negle...

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Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day is an annual Canadian holiday, occurring on the second Monday in October, which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Thanksgiving has been officially celebrated as an annual holiday in Canada since November 6, 1879. The date, however, was not fixed and varied by year, though it was commonly the third Monday in October. On January 31, 1957, the Governor General of Canada ...

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Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after Congress requested a proclamation by George Washington. It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a...

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same p...

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