Lunch Poems: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
Born in Beijing, China, but raised in Massachusetts, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge molds language with seemingly effortless beauty and grace that invites the reader on a journey between worlds. Among many other awards and distinctions, Berssenbrugge has received two NEA Fellowships and two American Book Awards. She has published three books of poetry, and Hiddenness, a collaboration with Richard Tuttle. Her selected poems, I Love Artists, is forthcoming from UC Press (April, 2006). She lives in New Mexi
Nathaniel Rose, Said Business School, MBA graduate 1999, United States
Nathaniel Rose spent his early professional life working as a systems programmer, art director and business analyst... before becoming an architect for Gensler, a leading New York practice. To make the transition into business, Rose decided to study for his MBA and was drawn to Oxford because of its internationalism. After completing the MBA programme, Rose returned to New York and has since worked with UBS Financial Services and Morgan Stanley, where he is the Chief of Staff and chief operating
Afta Thoughts On Nafta
Brad DeLong "Afta Thoughts On Nafta" "I was a true believer in NAFTA--the North American Free Trade Agreement. Now my faith is not gone but shaken." So states Brad DeLong, economist and creator of one of the net's most popular weblogs on economics, at www.j-bradford-delong.net. J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Political Economy major at the University of California at Berkeley. He also serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and w
A Conversation with Ambassador Joseph Wilson, IV
Called by President George H. W. Bush - a true American hero, Ambassador Joe Wilson has been involved in international politics for more than twenty years. As the acting U.S. ambassador in Iraq during Operation Desert Shield, the massive U.S. buildup in Saudi Arabia after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, Wilson was responsible for freeing 150 American hostages seized by Iraq. He was the last American official to meet with Hussein before the first Gulf War. During his highly-decorated career, Wilso
Marcus Freeman and his owner: Slavery in Kansas Territory
Slavery in Kansas Territory was a reality. Listen to the penalties imposed for encouraging slaves to escape or rebel and to a "bill of sale" for an African American woman. Hear Marcus Freeman's reminiscence of his life as a slave with his owner who was only three months older and with whom he grew up. Musical selections performed by The Free Staters (www.thefreestaters.com) and Sweet Honey In The Rock (www.sweethoney.com).
The Rocky Road To Kansas, Part Two, Ellen Goodnow and Maria Felt: "advise those young men who brough
Ellen Goodnow and Maria Felt were early settlers sponsored by antislavery groups who wanted Kansas Territory to be admitted to the Union as a free state. Both of these women sent encouraging reports back east about their journeys to Kansas Territory and the new settlements there. Goodnow's husband Isaac was a co-founder of the town of Boston (later Manhattan), K. T. Goodnow quotes her husband as stating, "advise those young men who brought such doleful reports about Kansas, not to leave the s
A Gift of Opportunity: Harry Colmery and the GI Bill of Rights
Harry Colmery, a Topekan, is credited with writing the initial draft of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the GI Bill of Rights. He was part of a committee formed by the national American Legion to secure benefits for those men and women who served in World War II. This pod cast features Colmery's testimony to Congress about what the United States owed to the men and women who had fought for the freedom and liberty of their country. Many historians credit the GI Bill w
Young Love: Martha Farnsworth Diary
Martha Farnsworth was a prolific diary writer, recording her daily experiences from 1882 through 1922 with only minor gaps. This podcast features entries from Martha's diary that describe her courtship and first marriage to John W. Shaw, a post man in Topeka, Kansas. In these entries, Martha is in her early twenties and describes her involvement with several boyfriends, including breaking off an engagement with one of them. She is very candid about her feelings and many of her diary entries ar
Battle of the Bulge, A Kansas Story
"In early December of 1944, Second Lieutenant Martin Jones of the 106th Division of the Army moved through Belgium to the German border. Jones and his division were scattered through the Ardennes forest when the Germans began moving tanks across the border. The battle that ensued, called the Battle of the Bulge, lasted from December 16, 1944 through January 25, 1945 and claimed over 75,000 casualties and prisoners of war. He recalls the engagement and his subsequent capture at the hands of the G
American Memory: North Carolina educator's guide
Each month during 2007, LEARN NC will feature an in-depth look at one aspect of the Library of Congress' American Memory with a special focus on North Carolina materials.
Interview With Robert Layher About Experiences In World War II
Robert Fonzo Layher enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1939 and was assigned to the North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego, when he resigned his commission to join the American Volunteer Group. This was a covert operation that served with the Chinese Air Force under U. S. General Claire Chennault. Since it was organized before the U. S. declared war on Japan, the pilots were technically working for a private military contractor to guarantee that supplies reached the Republic of China's armed for
Clark Bruster To His Family, June-Sept. 1917
Clark Bruster's great-grandfather was an early settler of Waverly, N. Y., a village on the New York/Pennsylvania border. Harvey and Cora Bruster raised Clark and his brothers there in the early 1900s. Waverly had about 6,000 residents at that time. Clark had finished school and begun working as a meat salesman in nearby Elmira, when the U.S. entry into World War I changed his life dramatically. From Fort Slocum on Long Island, Clark boarded a train to travel to Fort Riley, Kansas, in June 1917,
Underlining Titles of Books & Poems
The titles of books and poems should be underlined if the book or
the poem is large. Learn about underlining title novels and epic poetry with help from a certified tutor in this video clip.
The child in 19th Century fiction - Jacqueline Labbe
Professor Jacqueline Labbe on the child in 19th century fiction.
Art a GoGo Podcast #26 - John Myatt: The Biggest Art Con of the 20th Century Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. We had the pleasure of interviewing British artist John Myatt. Myatt along with his former partner John Drewe are responsible for what is described by many to be the biggest art con of the 20th Century. The story has caught the imagination of Hollywood, with no less than two movies in the works. Michael Douglas’ film titled <
Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show.
We had the pleasure of interviewing British artist John Myatt. Myatt along with his former partner John Drewe are responsible for what is described by many to be the biggest art con of the 20th Century.
The story has caught the imagination of Hollywood, with no less than two movies in the works. Michael Douglas’ film titled <
Art a GoGo Podcast #27 - David Smith, Guggenheim and MoMA Please visit our blog at www.artagogo.com/blog for full show notes and links that we discuss during the show. We wrap up our recent trip to New York with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum where we saw the exhibition, David Smith: A Centennial. We also took a side trip to the NY International Auto Show and visited MoMA, where we saw exhibitions by Edvard Munch and John Szarkowski. Thanks for listening! Kathleen &
We wrap up our recent trip to New York with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum where we saw the exhibition, David Smith: A Centennial. We also took a side trip to the NY International Auto Show and visited MoMA, where we saw exhibitions by Edvard Munch and John Szarkowski.
Thanks for listening!
Art a GoGo Podcast #32 - Art in the News Back to basics…All Art News today!
Back to basics…All Art News today!
This group of girl cadets, armed with broomsticks and rifle parts, produced a patriotic quilt while defending Topeka at the turn of the 20th century.
A century ago, photography was much more difficult than point-and-shoot. In this podcast we hear about the challenges faced by a pioneering woman photographer. Alice Gardiner Sennrich documented her town--Valley Falls, Kansas--through the lens of a massive camera.
Even well into the 20th century, the U.S. Army relied heavily on horses and mules to move equipment. But, surprisingly, veterinarians are a fairly recent addition to our military.