Talking History: Shows from 1998

Christmas Special: Consumerism and the Holidays
A talk with Lee Eric Schmidt.

Airdate: December 21, 1998

Run Time: 26 minutes

Wounded Knee: 25 Years Later
A talk with Kevin McKiernan.

Airdate: December 14, 1998

Run Time:26 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program features a commentary on the changes in Native American relations since Wounded Knee by Creighton professor and photojournalist Fr. Don Doll, S.J., creator of the CD and book Vision Quest.

1968: Looking Back, Part Two
A talk with James Farrell.

Airdate: December 7, 1998

Run Time: 28 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Ira Chernus of the University of Colorado-Boulder on questioning the nuclear myth.

1968: Looking Back, Part One
A talk with John T. McCartney.

Airdate: November 30, 1998

Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Julian Bond, historian, activist, and distinguished scholar in residence at American University, on the rise of Black Power.

Thanksgiving Myths, Thanksgiving Realities
A talk with Mathew Dennis.

Airdate: November 23, 1998

Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program features a commentary by Mahtowin Monroe and Moonanum James, United American Indians of New England, on why Thanksgiving is a day or mourning for them.

Women of the Holocaust
A talk with Marion Kaplan.

Airdate: November 16, 1998

Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Orange County Register reporter Elizabeth Chey on the women of the Cambodian holocaust.

Veterans' Day Special: How We Memorialize War
A talk with G. Kurt Piehler.

Airdate: November 9, 1998

Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by historian, intelligence officer and army helicopter pilot, Connie Reeves, on women in combat.

Terrorism and the Middle East
A talk with Rashid Khaldi.

Airdate: November 2, 1998

Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Alvin Finkel of Athabasca University on the 1938 Munich Agreement.

Halloween Special: The Salem Witch Trials
A talk with Elizabeth Reis.

Airdate: October 26, 1998

Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Mathew Dennis of the University of Oregon about the origins of Halloween.

The History of Daylight Savings Time
A talk with Michael O'Malley.

Airdate: October 19, 1998

Run Time: 25 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Ruth Cowan, history professor at the State University of New York-Stony Brook, who looks at how we use and manage time.

Changing Views of Christopher Columbus
A talk with James Axtell.

Airdate: October 12, 1998

Run Time: 28 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features another view of Columbus by William Keegan, Curator of Caribbean Archeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Robin Hood: Myth or Reality?
A talk with Thomas Hahn.

Airdate: October 5, 1998

Run Time: 25 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Cargill Hall, chief historian of the National Reconnaissance Office, who looks at the the movie Saving Private Ryan.

The California Gold Rush of 1848
A talk with Malcolm Rorhbaugh.

Airdate: September 28, 1998

Run Time: 25 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by J.S. Holiday, another scholar of the Gold Rush, about its impact.

Beauty in America
A talk with Lois Banner.

Airdate: September 21, 1998

Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Robert McElvaine of Millsaps College about the Lewinsky-Clinton scandal.

Controversy Surrounding the "100 Best American Films"
A talk with Peter Rollins.

Airdate: September 14, 1998

Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Jesse Lemisch of the City University of New York regarding the re-release of Gone With The Wind.

History of Child Labor in the United States
A talk with Kristi Lindenmyer.

Airdate: September 7, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time:27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by David Larson, Creighton University labor law professor, on why Labor Day should be celebrated.

Motels in America
A talk with Jefferson Rogers.

Airdate: August 31, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time:27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by James M. Banner, Jr. co-director of the History News Service, who discusses whether free speech is alive or dead.

The U.S. Park Service and Historical Sites
A talk with Dwight Pitcaithley.

Airdate: August 24, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 29 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Scott Hartwigg, supervisory park historian, Gettysburg National Military Park, on the challenge faced by historical interpreters at that park.

A Historical Tour of Civil Rights Sites of the 50s and 60s
A talk with Townsend David.

Airdate: August 10, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 28 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by John H. Summers, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Rochester, on the "The Politics of Civility."

Walt Disney and American Life
A talk with Steven Watts.

Airdate: July 27, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 28 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Clark Davis of La Sierra University titled "Downsizing Becomes Normal."

The 150th Anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention at Seneca Falls
A talk with Ellen Dubois.

Airdate: July 13, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 28 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Vivien Rose, historian at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

The Life of Jack London
A talk with Earle Labor.

Airdate: June 29, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time:26 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Brent Spencer, director of Creative Writing at Creighton University, who talks of his memories of Jack London's work.

The Charge Up San Juan Hill
A talk with Mathew Oyos.

Airdate: June 22, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Frank Schubert, historian of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff, who discusses who deserves credit for the 1898 victory.

Memorial Day Special: Cold War Pilots
A talk with Cargill Hall.

Airdate: May 25, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Brent Spencer of Creighton's English Department, who remembers the death of his father in WWII.

Israel's 50th Anniversary
A talk with Rashid Khaldi.

Airdate: May 11, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 25 minutes

  • Listen Now: Real Audio 14. This program also features a commentary by Allen Steinweis, director of the University of Nebraska's Harris Center for Judaic Studies.

Mother's Day Special: Child Birth from a Woman's Perspective
A talk with Judith Leavitt.

Airdate: April 27, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 26 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Erika Kuhlman of Idaho State University on housewivery in America.

The Unsinkable Molly Brown
A talk with Leigh Grinstead.

Airdate: April 13, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 25 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Gary Brienzo of the National Arbor day Foundation regarding the history of Arbor Day.

The Death of Jesus
A talk with John D. Crossan.

Airdate: March 30, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also features a commentary by Jay Sharp, a freelance writer, on Easter as a season of renewal.

Watergate and the Nixon tapes
A talk with Stanley Kutler.

Airdate: March 23, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 27 minutes

  • Listen Now: Listen to MP3 This program also contains an essay by Elizabeth Reis, University of Oregon, on witch hunts and Monica Lewinsky.

St. Patrick's Battalion of the Mexican-American War
A talk with Peter Stevens.

Airdate: March 9, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 29 minutes

Buffalo Soldiers
A talk with Frank Schubert.

Airdate: February 23, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 26 minutes

The Sexuality Studies and Life of Alfred Kinsey
A talk with James Jones.

Airdate: February 9, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 29 minutes

Amistad: The Ship and Movie
A talk with Howard Jones.

Airdate: January 26, 1998

​​​​​​​Run Time: 28 minutes

The Vietnam War
A talk with H.R. McMaster.

Airdate: January 12, 1998

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Run Time: 28 minutes