Podcast appearances and mentions of John Kirk

  • 47PODCASTS
  • 67EPISODES
  • 45mAVG DURATION
  • 1MONTHLY NEW EPISODE
  • Oct 3, 2022LATEST

POPULARITY

20152016201720182019202020212022


Best podcasts about John Kirk

Latest podcast episodes about John Kirk

Getting Schooled Podcast
Who Are The Little Rock Nine?

Getting Schooled Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 35:19


This week, the George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, Dr. John Kirk joins Abby in the classroom to help with explaining the legacy of the Little Rock Nine. Dr. Kirk reflects on the racial tension in Little Rock, Arkansas that ultimately lead to the temporary closing of the Little Rock community's public high schools. He also addresses how President Eisenhower had to employ his executive power to protect the Little Rock Nine from torment at the hands of Gov. Orval Faubus (R-AR) and other segregationists. Later, Dr. Kirk shares how the Little Rock Nine's legacy lives on today. Keep up with Abby after class on Twitter: @AbbyHornacek Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

American Rambler with Colin Woodward
Season 7, Episode 1: John A. Kirk

American Rambler with Colin Woodward

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 78:17


John Kirk is English, but he has lived in Arkansas for more than ten years. Raised in the Manchester area, his fascination with the US began as a graduate student, where he studied the civil rights movement. He is the author and editor of ten books, and his newest is on soldier, philanthropist, and governor Winthrop Rockefeller (yes, that Rockefeller family). It is the first fullscale scholarly treatment of WR's early life. In Arkansas, the legacy of Winthrop Rockefeller is a palpable one. Elected in 1966, WR was the first Republican Arkansas governor since Reconstruction. The fact that it took 90 years for that to happen says a lot about the political culture in which he lived. His journey from New York City to Little Rock may seem odd for someone of his stature, but in many ways it was an old American story of someone starting fresh by going west. WR was a reformer, but as John shows, the governor was always progressive when it came to civil rights. A flawed man, to be sure, WR nevertheless used his money and family name for good. While he struggled as a student at Yale, he felt comfortable in the oil fields of the 1930s and as an officer during World War II, where he was wounded in the Pacific during a kamikaze attack. John's book stops in 1956 when WR arrives in Arkansas. The book provides a detailed and pentrating look at Rockefeller, and it sets the stage for what will no doubt be an engaging and well-researched second volume.

Let's Talk Jets Radio Show
Lets Talk Jets Fan Series:Episode #9 John Kirk

Let's Talk Jets Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 41:41


a fun discussion with John Kirk as he shares his favorite Jets memories

Trek Freaks
Journey to Babel ToS S2E10 *ft John Kirk

Trek Freaks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 83:20


Hey all! Jon is joined by writer John Kirk in this very special episode of Trek Freaks. They discuss "Journey to Babel," a pivotal episode of Star Trek that expands the lore of Spock. After you listen, check out John Kirk's recent articles and follow him on Twitter, available below! John Kirk on Twitter: @capjkkirk Some of John's Recent Work Jurassic World Review The Orville Interview *Check-Out All Our Podcasts!* Geek Freaks Podcast: https://linktr.ee/GeekFreaks Pushing Buttons: https://linktr.ee/PushingButtonsPodcast TrekFreaks: https://linktr.ee/TrekFreaks Geek Freaks Interviews: https://linktr.ee/GeekFreaksInterviews Outlast Podcast: https://linktr.ee/OutlastPodcast Round Three: https://linktr.ee/RoundThree Disney Moms Gone Wrong: https://linktr.ee/disneymomsgonewrong Sloop: https://www.patreon.com/GeekFreakspodcast -------------------- *Hang Out With Us!* Discord: https://discord.gg/6Jrvyb2 Twitter: twitter.com/geekfreakspod Facebook: facebook.com/groups/227307812330853/ Instagram: instagram.com/geekfreakspodcast E-mail: thegeekfreakspodcast@gmail.com Twitch: twitch.tv/geekfreakspodcast Site: thegeekfreakspodcast.com --------------------- *Support Us!* Patreon: https://patreon.com/GeekFreakspodcast Store: redbubble.com/people/GeekFreaks

Cowboy Tracks
Cowboy Tracks The Western Land We Love Apr 15 2022

Cowboy Tracks

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 58:00


Today's episode is called "The Western Land We Love" and it's filled with beautiful musical and poetic imagery of the western lands and appreciation of it. Don Edwards, Juni Fisher, Open Range and Tish Hinojosa are just a few of the artists you'll hear today. So, enjoy! (Rebroadcast). Song Title  Artist  Album The Wild Wild West Billy Strange Great Western Themes The West  Juni Fisher Cowgirlography Sagebrush Symphony Sons of the Pioneers Symphonies of the Sage The Western Land I Love Open Range & the  Stampede Swing Band Swingtime in the Rockies Where the Sagebrush Touches the Sky Daron Little with Butch Hause Dos Amigos Prairy Yodel Many Strings and Company A Cattlestrophic Compilation Prairie Moon Tish Hinojosa Taos to Tennessee Rubies in the Moon Richard Elloyan, Steve Wade Up for Adoptions Texas Plains Hot Texas Swing Band Off the Beaten Trail Working Flint Hills Cowboy Tallgrass Express String Band Clean Curve of Hill Against Sky Lewis and Clark Rag Jack Gladstone, Rob Quist Odyssey West Up in Yellowstone Jon Wilson Cody Town Windmill on the Prairie Yvonne Hollenbeck Rhyming the Range Take Me Back to the Range Peter Rowan, Don Edwards High Lonesome Cowboy Montana Cowboy Caleb Klauder, Reeb Willms Innocent Road You're From Texas The Western Flyers Wild Blue Yonder Wind That Shakes the Barley (instr( Matthias Gohl, John Kirk, Molly Mason The West (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Guitar Wild West Theme John McEuen The Music of the Wild West

Sportsman of Colorado Radio Show
April 9, 2022: John Kirk 2022-2023 International Sportsmen’s Expo Highlights – The Outdoorsman’s Attic – Green Mountain Guns

Sportsman of Colorado Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 51:29


Today's Guests: John Kirk, Director of Communications for the International Sportsmen's Expo is with us to talk about the success of the 2022 ISE and what's coming up for the ISE in January 2023. Then, Randy Caranci, Owner of e-bike of Colorado in Louisville joins to talk about their incredible e-bikes in stock. Check out... READ MORE

Rex Nelson's Southern Fried Podcast
Rex Nelson's Southern Fried Podcast: John Kirk discusses Winthrop Rockefeller book

Rex Nelson's Southern Fried Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 31:27


John Kirk, author and Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, joins Rex Nelson on this week’s episode of the Southern Fried podcast to talk about his latest book, “Winthrop Rockefeller: From New Yorker to Arkansawyer, 1912-1956”

Rod Arquette Show
Rod Arquette Show: Trump Thought Putin Was Using a Negotiation Ploy Before Invading Ukraine

Rod Arquette Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 105:38


Rod Arquette Show Daily Rundown – Thursday, March 17, 20224:20 pm: David Drucker of the Washington Examiner joins Rod for a conversation about how Donald Trump thought Vladimir Putin was using a negotiation ploy when he sent troops to the border of Ukraine4:38 pm: Townhall Columnist Kurt Schlichter joins Rod for a conversation about his recent piece about how Ron DeSantis is working to keep woke fascists out of our lives6:05 pm: Jeffrey Lord or American Spectator joins the show to discuss Senator Josh Hawley's recent comments about how President Biden's nominee for the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson, has a habit of letting child porn offenders off the hook for their crimes6:20 pm: John Kirk of the International Sportsmen's Expo joins the show to preview this weekend's show at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy6:38 pm: Tim Meads of the Daily Wire joins the show for a conversation about the Senate's plan to make Daylight Savings time permanent6:50 pm: Dorothy Moses Schulz, an Adjunct Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joins the show to discuss how states can keep rogue cops from remaining employed by constantly changing departments

KSL Outdoors Show
Ski Day = Leg Day

KSL Outdoors Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 20:23


Craig Gordon from the Utah Avalanche Center has your weekly report on conditions in the backcountry. Tim connects with Davy Ratchford from Snowbasin for this week's Snow Day segment. John Kirk joins Tim to talk about what can be expected at the 2022 Sportsman Expo.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Terry Wickstrom Outdoors
Terry Wickstrom Outdoors | Hour 1 | 03.12.22

Terry Wickstrom Outdoors

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2022 43:23


John Kirk from the International Sportsman's Expo hops on with Terry to tell us all about the upcoming show. Kristin Cannon from Colorado Parks and Wildlife joins the show to talk about the Human-Bear Conflict Reduction Grant Program. Devon Adams from Colorado Parks and Wildlife joins the show to talk about Big Game Apps. Frank Griggs from the nonprofit organization Hero Puppy for Life hopps on with Terry to tell us about the great work his organization does. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KSL Outdoors Show
Ski Resorts Added To The Icon Pass

KSL Outdoors Show

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2022 19:44


Tim makes his weekly connection with Craig Gordon from the Utah Avalanche Center to check on the conditions in the backcountry. Sarah Huey from Solitude Ski Resort joins Tim to talk about tuning your skis in anticipation for the coming storm and more on this week's Snow Day segment. John Kirk joins Tim to talk about this year's International Sportsmen's Expo.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

DJ CARLOS G*
Maikol Venek - Music Is Freedom (John Kirk Remix) - PREVIEW

DJ CARLOS G*

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 1:00


Maikol Venek - Music Is Freedom (John Kirk Remix) - PREVIEW

Rising Stars
RetailNOW Recap: Education, Sponsors, and Emerging Trends

Rising Stars

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 26:55


This week's episode is a special one: it's an RSPA RetailNOW 2021 recap! Join host Brianna Moriarty as she takes a deep dive into the hottest trends she spotted at the show, and interviews special guests including RSPA's President and CEO, John Kirk, as well as TRG's https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-jatich-394bba65/ (Adam Jatich) and Worldnet Payments' https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabinaosorio/ (Sabina Osorio). As always, to stay up-to-date on all things Star, don't forget to follow us on https://twitter.com/StarMicronics (Twitter), https://www.linkedin.com/company/1251978/ (LinkedIn), https://www.facebook.com/StarMicronicsSMA/ (Facebook), https://www.instagram.com/starmicronics/ (Instagram), and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzFsbwqptC1jQwIBKbz4ppw (YouTube). Enjoying the podcast? Subscribe now to never miss a beat, and be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a review.

Winning Retail
More (Omni) Channels, More Problems with John Kirk, President & CEO of RSPA

Winning Retail

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 38:30


This episode features an interview with John Kirk, President & CEO of the Retail Solutions Providers Association, or RSPA. As the head of North America's largest community of VARs, software developers, and vendors in the retail, restaurant, and grocery verticals, John oversees a member network whose mission is to accelerate growth through connections and education. On this episode, John discusses retail IT innovation in the SMB space, how VARs can help to optimize supply-chain, and what to expect at the upcoming RetailNOW2021 conference.3 Takeaways:Omnichannel means more conduits to the cash drawer, and with that comes a greater challenge to deliver high-level customer experiences across all channels.By providing the right training and technological solutions, value-added resellers (VARs) can help small and medium-sized businesses bridge the gap between overwhelming demand and supply-chain inefficiencies.Unable to attend RSPA's flagship conference, RetailNOW2021? Winning Retail will be there to cover the latest in emerging markets, NextGen technologies, sales and sales management, cybersecurity, leadership training, and customer service.Key Quotes: “You've got to mobilize your operation if you're going to take mobile orders, and we've got to help. We can't just identify the problem as the RSPA - we've got to attack that problem full speed ahead.”“Oftentimes when we talk about technologies and innovation, we forget about the ABCs, and you've got to have a secure environment.”“If I'm a VAR, I've got to have the right alliances with the right vendors, and they've got to have the right solutions. Then we can turn a problem that our operators are facing into a great opportunity for us to transform our business.”—This podcast is presented by Dell Technologies and Intel. Together they help you realize digital transformation across retail by driving IT innovation to better engage with today's connected consumer. Learn more at DellTechnologies.com/retail and Intel.com/retail.

The Commercial Break
EP80: Bigfoot or Skinny John Popper?

The Commercial Break

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 54:49


Bryan does the right thing and tells the "other" Commercial Break about mixed up reviews, the gang reminisce about 976-party lines and talk about little reanimation happening in the Frozen Tundra. Then they dig right into the new found reality T.V. fad of chasing Bigfoot. It's a hairy, scary, harmonica loving episode of The Commercial Break!LINKS:Win $500 from TCBtv-(minus) by following Instagram or subscribing on YouTube and leaving a comment on your favorite episode in the month of June.Watch this episode on YoutubeTCBTV-minusSponsorMagic Spoon Cereal Is INCREDIBLE! Try it with promo code TCBEarBuds Podcast NewsletterSquadCast Podcast Remote Audio / Video RecordingHello Fresh: Use Code TCB12Apostrophe: Dinner Table Dermatology. $15 off your online appointment.Use The Code COMMERCIALSubscribe to The Commercial Break Podcast Youtube ChannelJoin The Comedy Podcasts Club on ClubHouseNew Episodes on Tuesdays and now Fridays everywhere!Text or leave us a message: +1 (470) 584.8449FOLLOW US:Instagram: @thecommercialbreak @bryangcomedy  @tcbkrissyClubHouse: @bryangreen @tcbkrissyClubHouse: The Commercial Break Club on Clubhouse! (home of live recordings)Twitter: tcbbryanFacebook: The Commercial Break PodcastYouTube: Youtube.com/TheCommercialBreakEmail: info@tcbpodcast.comA Chartable Top 100 Comedy Podcast#1 Trending Comedy Podcast Worldwide! (Chartable)#1 Trending Comedy Podcast U.S.(Chartable)An Apple Top 100 Comedy Podcast Top 1% Downloaded Podcasts, Worldwide (ListenNotes)A Hot 50 Podcast (Podcast Magazine)

relationships new york history comedy zoom dating mystery funny oregon bachelor comedians monster standup documentary black panther joe rogan clubhouse saturday night live native americans academy awards wilderness supernatural spirits drunk true crime haunted bigfoot paranormal camping investigation late night true stories tourism tlc wildlife lil nas x talkshow washington state morning routines lore comedy central ted cruz sex education satire stand up comedy david letterman sasquatch food network skinny tonight show urban legends relationship advice dave ramsey history channel discovery channel flat earth howard stern mandela effect daily show jimmy kimmel motorsports unsolved mysteries bill burr sex ed waffle house rubber stephen colbert paranormal activity late show joe rogan experience dating advice anthony hopkins anti aging video podcasts adult swim american indian cold case curb your enthusiasm bonfires new movies comedy podcasts daylight savings cruise ships unexplained guy fieri travel channel larry david amazing stories movie trailers jane goodall old town road daylight savings time huey lewis hot wheels david hasselhoff daylight saving time vanderpump rules atc mythical ghost hunting plane crash comedy shows trutv dating coach animal planet judge judy jimmy kimmel live teen mom indie films swimming pools jim gaffigan feature films dating tips madtv jre health education scp talkshows bert kreischer bad dates epic fail impractical jokers chris d'elia george lopez tom segura bmg richard simmons andrew dice clay triple d bobby lee whitney cummings colton underwood night vision cherokee nation bad hair outdoor adventures hate mail bad friends animated films comedy movies willow creek body hair love connection san diego zoo late night shows theo von ultimate fighting championship brendan schaub andrew schulz pick up artist joey diaz movie sequels tim dillon kings of leon first video final cut pro chartable monster jam funny people episode 5 lifestyle podcast clubhouse app motivational podcasts lake george nas x pubic hair bad hair day soy sauce mom jeans scp foundation chris distefano ina garten audio experience stay young james murray skinny confidential pickup artists finding bigfoot real dolls donnell rawlings commercial break all things comedy andrew santino small town monsters f is for family christian movies tiger sharks al madrigal ladygang cherokee indians eric andre show family films seth breedlove sasha grey shaggs hunker down tigerbelly girls gotta eat monster quest buzzfeed unsolved sal vulcano bigfoot sightings friendship is magic funny videos my strange addiction frozen tundra beard oil john popper brian quinn barefoot contessa missing richard simmons podcast comedy christina p educational podcast h3 podcast ymh comedian podcast swingers club teen mom og cliff barackman monday morning podcast eddie brill expedition bigfoot peter popoff academy sports cheating wife sterlin harjo tim and eric andrew collin seeking sister wife tfatk real ass podcast bathroom habits swingers party whiskey ginger john kirk alisha marie late night comedy kfc radio my cat from hell history hyenas comedy video huey lewis and the news best stand up funny comedy tpw pool time funny show comedy sketches best comedy show steve kulls sex on fire too cute comedy central stand up russell acord cherokee language bad life coach
History X
A Very Special Friendship: Canada and Cuba, Part 2

History X

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 31:04


Guest contributors Lynda and Yintong sit down with Dr. John Kirk, who had been a go-between for the Canadian government and the Castros.

The Alarmist
The Aftermath: Little Rock Nine

The Alarmist

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 32:10


This week Rebecca speaks with Dr. John Kirk, history professor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock and author of Beyond Little Rock: The Origins and Legacies of the Central High Crisis. Then, she is joined by Producer Amanda to discuss their verdict.We have merch!Join our Discord!Tell us who you think is to blame at http://thealarmistpodcast.comEmail us at thealarmistpodcast@gmail.comFollow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcastFollow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/alarmist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Arts and Letters
Redefining The Color Line

Arts and Letters

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 0:32


A retrospective of Governor Orval Faubus. On this episode, we interview Civil Rights historian John Kirk and explore his archived tapes of an interview with Gov. Orval Faubus recorded in 1992. From 1955 to 1967, Faubus served as the Democratic Governor of Arkansas. He is most known for leading Arkansas's refusal to comply with the Supreme Court's 1954 decision regarding desegregation in Brown v. Board of Education. In 1957, Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to prevent black students from entering the segregated Central High School in Little Rock. Historians have criticized Faubus for fanning the flames of the crisis for political gain. In 1992, a s a young graduate student, Kirk travelled to Arkansas from England to interview historical figures and Civil Rights leaders regarding the integration in 1957 of Central High School. During these travels, Kirk spoke at length with the aging Governor. In these tapes, Faubus offers his candid perspective of the infamous "Little Rock

Keepin It Real w/Caramel
Interview with Canadian Author and Owner of Stark Publishing, Mark Leslie Lefebvre

Keepin It Real w/Caramel "As We Say 100"

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2020 30:48


Mark has a really good heart. Mark is always trying to find a way to help others. Mark Leslie Lefebvre has been writing since he was thirteen years old and discovered his mother's Underwood typewriter collecting dust in a closet. He started submitting his work for publication at the age of fifteen and had his first story published in 1992, the same year he graduated from university. Under the name Mark Leslie, he has published more than a dozen full length books. He pens a series of non-fiction paranormal explorations for Dundurn, Canada's largest independent publisher. He also writes fiction (typically thrillers and horror) and edits fiction anthologies, most recently as a regular editor for the WMG Publishing Fiction River anthology series. The very same year, Mark saw his first short story in print he started working in the book industry as a part-time bookseller, and was bitten by the book-selling bug. He has worked in virtually every type of bookstore (independent, chain, large-format, online, academic and digital). He has thrived on innovation, particularly related to digital publishing, and enjoys interacting with the various people who make the book industry so dynamic. Between 2011 and 2017, Mark worked at the Director of Self-Publishing and Author Relations for Kobo where he was the driving force behind the creation of Kobo Writing Life, a free and easy to use author/small-publisher friendly platform designed to publish directly to Kobo's global catalog in 190 countries. By the end of 2016, Kobo Writing Life established itself as the #1 single source of weeklyglobal unit sales for Kobo and, in primarily English language territories, responsible for 1 in every 4 eBooks sold. Mark has spoken professionally in the United States and Canada, in the UK and across Europe, specializing in advances in digital publishing and the vast and incredible opportunities that exist for writers and publishers. Stark Publishing is an imprint Mark created in 2004 when he released his first book One Hand Screaming. He has used the imprint to publish more than 25 books. Campus Chills (2009) and Obsessions (2020) are two of the titles he used to anthologize other authors writing. Rude Awakenings from Sleeping Rough is the first single author title from a different author that he has published. RUDE AWAKENINGS FROM SLEEPING ROUGH A new non-fiction book by Peter C. Mitchell with his experiences on Life in the streets! Set for release December 1st, 2020 and published by Stark Publishing and editor, Mark Leslie. This is a story that the charities don't want you to read. MORE DETAILS BELOW. About Peter and Mark: London born, Canadian raised Peter Mitchell was bumbling his way through a moderately successful career in business journalism when an investigation into a story on Corporate Social Responsibility inspired him to look beyond profit margins and PR into the very real problems faced by society. This inspiration prompted him to dip his toes into a self-confessed Sanity/Vanity project of a biography of his great, great grandfather, Sir John Kirk. As Secretary of The Ragged School Union, John championed the causes of children, the disabled, and the working poor in Victorian-era London. His influence extended beyond the city limits, and his life proved more interesting than previous biographies revealed. Dust-buried references have faced in the most obscure locales, showing the consequences—both good and bad—to the ragged and crippled children John Kirk devoted his life to help. In 2017, Peter returned to London to complete his research and begin the writing of “A Knight in the Slums.” The past was ready to be mined, and the future was assured. The present, however, took an unpredictable -and darkly ironic—turn. A series of unfortunate events transpired, creating a perfect storm of calamities leaving Peter penniles. Social Media is Mark Leslie http://www.starkreflections.ca/

Breakfast Leadership
Featured Interview with Peter C. Mitchell

Breakfast Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 24:47


For years you have passed them on the streets, as much a part of your routine as your morning shower, your half-hearted scan of the world's news — fake or otherwise — and the barista who artistically crafts the £4 cappuccino with soya milk, three drops of vanilla, and a flutter of chocolate sprinkles that has to be made just right or it throws your day off in ways that nobody else understands. You see them as often as you see your own family. The disenfranchised. The rough sleepers. The homeless. Camped out and befouling the sidewalks and alleyways of your daily commute, their worldly possessions, such as they are, spread around them —as dirty and worn out as the sleepers themselves, but as valuable to them as your £100 brogues are to you. Occasionally you get the urge to throw some loose change at them as a gesture of magnanimous humanity, but when push comes to shove you would rather tip the honest, hard-working barista who ensures your day gets off to a proper start. Better to support the successful rather than throw good money after bad trying to keep the great unwashed afloat. You have conditioned yourself to look through them – allowing your eyes to pass over them without actually seeing them. A defeated acceptance of lives gone wrong; uncomfortable reminders of what can happen when the best laid plans of mice and men go horribly awry. "Thank god I'm not like them," you think, sipping your £4 cup of liquid gold. "I could never let that happen to me." Until suddenly – inexplicably – it does. And you discover the life you have built was nothing more than a house of cards that crashed down around you with frightening ease. A spate of bad luck, a poor decision or two, and the ubiquitous 'circumstances beyond your control' conspire to create a perfect storm of events that leaves you cast away on the streets feeling dazed, disjointed, and damned. This is Peter C. Mitchell's story. But it could be your story. Not to mention the thousands of others, past and present, that have found themselves broken behind closed charity doors. Theirs are the stories that need to be heard. To be read. Peter's book: https://www.amazon.com/Awakenings-Sleeping-Rough-Peter-Mitchell-ebook/dp/B08NRKWLS9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Rude+Awakenings+from+Sleeping+Rough&qid=1606919380&sr=8-1 Investigating a story on Corporate Social Responsibility inspired me to look beyond profit margins and PR into the very real problems faced by society. This interest motivated me to begin research for “A Knight in the Slums,” a biography of my great, great grandfather, Sir John Kirk.As Secretary of The Ragged School Union, John championed the causes of children, the disabled, and the working poor in Victorian-era London. His influence extended beyond the city limits, and his life proved more interesting than previous biographies revealed. Dust-buried references have surfaced in the most obscure locales, showing the consequences—both good and bad—to the ragged and crippled children John Kirk devoted his life to helping.In 2017, I returned to London to complete my work. The past was ready to be mined; the future, bright. The present, however, took an unpredictable -and darkly ironic—turn.A series of unfortunate events transpired, creating a perfect storm of calamities leaving me penniless and sleeping rough. I had unwittingly fallen victim to the same societal ailments John Kirk fought. That nightmare inadvertently provided me with an inside look into the current workings of these same systems -put in place over a century ago. That experience frightened me more than the horrors of homelessness itself.Armed with the scars of this unexpected, but disturbingly relevant, knowledge I continue to work on “A Knight in the Slums” with renewed insight. John Kirk created solutions over 100 years ago that are still in play today. Times have changed; yet the solutions have stagnated, and proven to not be solutions, but mechanisms that perpetuate the cycle of poverty: a Hell’s Carousel funded by well-meant individuals and institutions blinded by the brand of “charity.” New systems need to be developed; new solutions need to be found.By better analyzing the past, "A Knight in the Slums" will serve as a springboard to create a better future.    Peter C. Mitchell LinkedIn A Knight in the Slums In Someone Else's Shoes How It Feels to be Homeless (Huffington Post)

The Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast brought to you by Custom Business Solutions
98 - The value of industry associations with RSPA CEO John Kirk

The Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast brought to you by Custom Business Solutions

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 46:15


98 - The value of industry associations with RSPA CEO John Kirk by Restaurant Technology Guys Podcast, sponsored by Custom Business Solutions

Stars in the Rafters
14. Irrepressible

Stars in the Rafters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 27:58


1. Polska efter Schedin - lydia ievins (Montague, MA). A traditional Swedish slängpolska tune from Västmanland, played here on nyckelharpa and piano. This thoroughly satisfying tune is a popular favorite with dancers. Recorded on Koivu, lydia's duo album with Helsinki-based pianist Juha Kujanpää. www.lydiamusic.org  2. Stop the words now, by Rumi. Read by Charis Boke (Springfield, VT).  3. Sweet Mary Starbuck - Alex Sturbaum (Olympia, WA). Alex’s “new old” song will be on their upcoming album Loomings, coming out July 24. www.alexsturbaum.com  4. Sea-Hoardings by Cale Young Rice. Read by Julie Vallimont (Brattleboro, VT).5. Farrell O’Gara - Curt Osgood (Binghamton, NY). Curt says, “Sometimes a spirited melody can sound as beautiful when presented in an air-like fashion. Farrell O’Gara is one of several I’ve found. A big thanks goes out to two amazing musicians, John Kirk and Jane Knoeck, whose immense talents added so much to the Newfield Sessions CD I produced a number of years ago and on which this melody and others can be heard.”  www.curtosgood.com  6. Johnny Appleseed - Mary Alice Amidon (Brattleboro, VT). This is Mary Alice Amidon’s setting of the poem Johnny Appleseed by Stephen Vincent Benet and Rosemary Benet. Peter Amidon composed and is playing the piano accompaniment. Mary Alice vocals and banjo, Sam Amidon fiddle. This is from Peter and Mary Alice's album Hymns and Ballads. It was recorded in Brattleboro's Soundesign Studio in Brattleboro by Al Stockwell. A video of this song with its accompanying picture book is included on their Stories and Music Activities for Children page. www.amidonmusic.com.  https://amidonmusic.com/workshops/workshop-notes/stories-and-music-activities-for-children/7. An excerpt from Endymion Book I, by John Keats. Read by Julie Vallimont (Brattleboro, VT), with piano accompaniment by Aaron Marcus (Montpelier, VT).  8. Waiting on the Dawn - Noah VanNorstrand (Asheville, NC). This beautiful original fiddle tune is from Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand’s album A Certain Tree. https://greatbearrecords.bandcamp.com.  The opening music is “The Pearl in Sorrow’s Hand” by Julie Vallimont, from her album Dark Sky, Bright Stars. Produced by Julie Vallimont. Mixed and mastered by Dana Billings. All content courtesy of the artists, all rights reserved. This series is supported in part by the Country Dance and Song Society, NEFFA, and Pinewoods Camp.

Cave of Solitude Comics, Movies, Music and more!
Episode 203 – New Frontiers with Captain John Kirk

Cave of Solitude Comics, Movies, Music and more!

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2020 77:57


This week we are joined by “Captain” John Kirk, writer and contributor for Pop Mythology (http://www.popmythology.com) as well as one of the main moderators at Toronto Comic Con and Fan Expo Canada. We have a wonderful discussion on the value of comics as an educational tool for young readers as well as our shared love...

The Music Real
John Kirk of Uncanny X Men – Everybody Wants To Work

The Music Real

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 10:07


In The Music Real E35, The Pushworth Group team hear how John Kirk from Uncanny X Men Oz Music Band is faring in lockdown. 35 years ago this week, ground breaking rock album “Cos Life Hurts” was released. And after speaking with so many Artists during this lockdown, it is clear that X Men's “Everybody Wants To Work” is just a little too ironic for 2020. John, like so many music artists, lost all his show bookings but looks forward to the X Men releasing a new album and a national tour whenever pubs and clubs and concert halls re open with full capacity again. https://themusicreal.com.au/2020/06/05/john-kirk-of-uncanny-x-men-everybody-wants-to-work/

Monster X Radio
On the Shoulders of Giants with Thomas Steenburg - Special Guest John Kirk!

Monster X Radio

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2020 62:00


Thomas and Julie welcome long time investigator and good friend off Thomas's,  John Kirk the 3rd!  John is the chairman and chief field investigator of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club (BCSCC) and editor in chief of the BCSCC Quarterly. Over the years he has traveled the world in search of unknown animals. A specialist in aquatic cryptids, John has authored two books: In the Domain of the Lake Monsters. He is also an active sasquatch investigator in the historic areas of BC where stories of the giant hominid first originated.  We talk about some of his trips to the Congo and other areas in search of elusive cyptids. He also shares some stories of him and Thomas while in the field investigating. You do not want to miss this! Thomas is from British Columbia and has been researching the Sasquatch enigma since 1978 and is considered by many to be an "old school" investigator.  He has authored three books on the topic:  "The Sasquatch in Alberta"', 1989; “Sasquatch, Bigfoot, The Continuing Mystery", 1993; and "In search of Giants", 2000. Thomas has also co-authored two other titles: "Meet the Sasquatch", 2004 and "Sasquatch in British Columbia”, 2012. He has also written many articles and appeared on numerous television and Radio documentaries. Thomas is one of the last old school investigators who was privy to the stories and was friends with several of the “Squatchfathers”! Check out his website at http://thomassteenburg.com/ Powered by Sasquatch Coffee, have you tried it Yeti?  

Late Night Live - ABC RN
Brazil's three pressure points. The history of Cuban doctors serving abroad. The hunt for a Nazi fugitive.

Late Night Live - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2020 53:36


Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is facing mounting criticism and challenges on many fronts. Sarah Maslin assess how the beleaguered country and its leader are faring. John Kirk discusses the history and current deployment of Cuba's medical brigades. Philippe Sands, in his new book The Ratline, follows the trail of a Nazi fugitive, Otto von Wachter.

Critical Times
Dr. John Kirk on Cuban Medical Internationalism in the Time of Coronavirus

Critical Times

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2020 7:41


In this Critical Times podcast episode, listen to our interview with Dr. John Kirk, a professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Kirk is an expert on Cuban medical internationalism and is the author of several books, including "Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism." He also spent two months embedded with the Henry Reeve Cuban medical brigade in El Salvador. We spoke about Cuba's international medical response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bigfoot and Beyond with Cliff and Bobo
Ep. 043 - John Kirk: Sasquatch History and Lake Monsters

Bigfoot and Beyond with Cliff and Bobo

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 29, 2020 98:25


Cliff Barackman and James "Bobo" Fay speak with cryptozoologist extraordinaire John Kirk about many fascinating topics! John gives a master class on sasquatch history, including Albert Ostman, Jacko, J.W. Burns, and more. He also tells the boys about his years pursuing other cryptids, including lake monsters in North America, and the Mokele-mbembe in Africa. Follow John's work here: http://www.bcscc.ca/blog/

America Outdoors Radio Podcast
America Outdoors Radio - Jan 11, 2020

America Outdoors Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2020 45:43


This week on the show host John Kruse talks to -  1.  Anthony Imperato talks about a wonderful program Henry Repeating Arms has to help people called "Guns for Great Causes" 2.  John Lennox previews the NY Sportsman's Expo in Syracuse 3.  John Kirk tells you all about the International Sportsmen's Expo taking place in Sacramento, CA 4.  Tennessee musky guide Steven Paul is back with tips for open water winter fishing for trophy musky www.americautdoorsradio.com   

GDP - The Global Development Primer

Almost 20 years ago Dr. John Kirk encouraged (Dr.) Bob Huish to head to Cuba to pursue research for the first time.  Since then the two have worked closely together on issues of Cuba's place in the global health landscape.  Both have published books on Cuban Medical Internationalism and dozens of articles on the subject.  In this podcast they sit down for a half hour to discuss why Cuba sends thousands of doctors overseas, why Cuba offers medical scholarships to students from around the world, and how well the Cuban development model fares in taking care of their own. John Kirk is Professor of Latin American Studies at Dalhousie University, where he has taught since 1978. He is the author / co-editor of 16 books on Cuba, including “health care without borders.” He is currently working on a new book analyzing Canada-Cuba relations. This is podcast is part of the special series on The Cuban Development Model. Follow Dr. Bob on Twitter:  @ProfessorHuish

Sportsman of Colorado Radio Show
December 28, 2019: International Sportsmen’s Expo is January 9-12, 2020 at The Colorado Convention Center

Sportsman of Colorado Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2019 53:30


Today’s Guests: Today we will revisit a recent conversation we had with John Kirk, Director of Communications for the International Sportsmen’s Expositions shows. John will talk about the upcoming 2020 International Sportsmen’s Expo being held at the Colorado Convention Center on January 9-12, 2020. A lot of new exciting products, vendors and activities for the... READ MORE

RCI | Español : Canadá en las Américas Café
Canadá en las Américas Café del 29, 30 de noviembre y 1 de diciembre 2019

RCI | Español : Canadá en las Américas Café

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2019 45:16


Hola que tal!  Es con un gran placer que nos reunimos hoy con ustedes, como todos los viernes para presentarles nuestro programa semanal Canadá en las Américas Café también conocido por su alias: El Castor Cibernético de este viernes 29 de noviembre en vivo y en directo por Facebook Live, Youtube, en nuestro sitio rcinet.ca y en nuestra aplicación. Hoy en el estudio se encuentran conmigo Paloma Martínez y Leonardo Gimeno. También tenemos una invitada de lujo. Se trata de Mamselle Ruiz, cantautora mexicanadiense que lanzó recientemente su último CD Soleil de Lune, Sol de Luna. Un caluroso saludo, a todos los que no están escucha-viendo y oyendo!   Allá del otro lado de la cámara y de los micrófonos. Y muchísimas gracias por su agradable compañía! NUESTRA INVITADA HOY ES MAMSELLE RUIZ  (Foto: RCI) Mamselle Ruiz es una cantautora mexicanadiense que lanzó recientemente su último CD Soleil de Lune, Sol de Luna. Ella fue la Artista Revelación Radio Canadá 2013-2014 en música del mundo.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buvJEFpemhA ESCUCHE EL PROGRAMA Escuche ES_Canada_en_las_Americas-20191129-WES15 VEA EL PROGRAMA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68AVLfuY8RM TEMAS QUE RESALTAMOS ESTA SEMANA Leonora Chapman nos dice que la política exterior canadiense se va a la deriva en Latinoamérica Chrystia Freeland, ex ministra de Relaciones Exteriores de Canadá. (FOTO: PRENSA ASOCIADA / PATRICK SEMANSKY) El primer ministro Justin Trudeau presentó la semana pasada la composición del nuevo consejo de ministros de su gobierno minoritario federal. Uno de los grandes cambios aportados a su gabinete fue la designación de la exministra de Relaciones Internacionales, Chrystia Freeland,al cargo de viceprimera ministra. John Kirk, de la Universidad Dalhousie, en la provincia de Nueva Escocia, dice que durante los primeros 14 meses de gobierno liberal en 2015, la entonces ministra Chrystia Freeland estuvo muy involucrada en el tema de lograr la firma del nuevo tratado de libre comercio norteamericano entre Canadá-Estados Unidos y México. Paloma Martínea nos hablas de la Cumbre sobre el Liderazgo canadiense en el Mundo (Foto: ©iStock/Delfinkina) ¿Cuál debería ser la agenda de política exterior de Canadá? ¿Cómo podemos utilizar los datos para generar impacto? ¿Cuáles son los vínculos entre el cambio climático y la migración? ¿Cómo puede Canadá convertirse en un aliado para el liderazgo indígena mundial? La Cumbre fue presentada y organizada por el Consejo Canadiense para la Cooperación Internacional (CCCI), la Asociación Canadiense para el Estudio del Desarrollo Internacional (CASID), la Asociación Canadiense para la Salud de Mujeres y Niños (CanSFE) y el Instituto Canadiense de Asuntos Mundiales (CGAI). Leonardo Gimeno nos dices que un ex campeón de Go afirma que la Inteligencia Artificial es invencible! (iStockphoto) Allá por el año 2016, DeepMind, empresa de Google especializada en Inteligencia Artificial (AI), logró con uno de sus algoritmos, el AlphaGo, vencer por el marcador de 4 a 1, a uno de los expertos del juego de estrategia Go, muy popular en Corea del Sur donde es considerado como un arte desde hace más de 2500 años. Lee Se-dol, jugador profesional de Go y quizás uno de los más respetados en el ámbito del milenario juego informó a la agencia de noticias Yonhap que oficializaba su retiro de Go a nivel profesional presentado su dimisión a la asociación coreana que regula y fiscaliza el juego y sus competidores, alegando que, con la llegada de la inteligencia artificial en Go, se dió cuenta que no llegará nunca a ser el número uno del juego pues existe una entidad que no puede ser derrotada. Y yo por mi parte, los invito a leer un reportaje sobre la Gordofobia (iStockphoto) Recuerdo que durante la escuela secundaria en Barranquilla, Colombia, por allá a mediados de los  60, teníamos un amigo con sobrepeso en nuestro grupo, nosotros muy cariñosamente lo llamábamos “El Gordo”.

RCI Canadá en las Américas Café
Canadá en las Américas Café del 29, 30 de noviembre y 1 de diciembre 2019

RCI Canadá en las Américas Café

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2019 45:16


Hola que tal!  Es con un gran placer que nos reunimos hoy con ustedes, como todos los viernes para presentarles nuestro programa semanal Canadá en las Américas Café también conocido por su alias: El Castor Cibernético de este viernes 29 de noviembre en vivo y en directo por Facebook Live, Youtube, en nuestro sitio rcinet.ca y en nuestra aplicación. Hoy en el estudio se encuentran conmigo Paloma Martínez y Leonardo Gimeno. También tenemos una invitada de lujo. Se trata de Mamselle Ruiz, cantautora mexicanadiense que lanzó recientemente su último CD Soleil de Lune, Sol de Luna. Un caluroso saludo, a todos los que no están escucha-viendo y oyendo!   Allá del otro lado de la cámara y de los micrófonos. Y muchísimas gracias por su agradable compañía! NUESTRA INVITADA HOY ES MAMSELLE RUIZ  (Foto: RCI) Mamselle Ruiz es una cantautora mexicanadiense que lanzó recientemente su último CD Soleil de Lune, Sol de Luna. Ella fue la Artista Revelación Radio Canadá 2013-2014 en música del mundo.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buvJEFpemhA ESCUCHE EL PROGRAMA Escuche ES_Canada_en_las_Americas-20191129-WES15 VEA EL PROGRAMA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68AVLfuY8RM TEMAS QUE RESALTAMOS ESTA SEMANA Leonora Chapman nos dice que la política exterior canadiense se va a la deriva en Latinoamérica Chrystia Freeland, ex ministra de Relaciones Exteriores de Canadá. (FOTO: PRENSA ASOCIADA / PATRICK SEMANSKY) El primer ministro Justin Trudeau presentó la semana pasada la composición del nuevo consejo de ministros de su gobierno minoritario federal. Uno de los grandes cambios aportados a su gabinete fue la designación de la exministra de Relaciones Internacionales, Chrystia Freeland,al cargo de viceprimera ministra. John Kirk, de la Universidad Dalhousie, en la provincia de Nueva Escocia, dice que durante los primeros 14 meses de gobierno liberal en 2015, la entonces ministra Chrystia Freeland estuvo muy involucrada en el tema de lograr la firma del nuevo tratado de libre comercio norteamericano entre Canadá-Estados Unidos y México. Paloma Martínea nos hablas de la Cumbre sobre el Liderazgo canadiense en el Mundo (Foto: ©iStock/Delfinkina) ¿Cuál debería ser la agenda de política exterior de Canadá? ¿Cómo podemos utilizar los datos para generar impacto? ¿Cuáles son los vínculos entre el cambio climático y la migración? ¿Cómo puede Canadá convertirse en un aliado para el liderazgo indígena mundial? La Cumbre fue presentada y organizada por el Consejo Canadiense para la Cooperación Internacional (CCCI), la Asociación Canadiense para el Estudio del Desarrollo Internacional (CASID), la Asociación Canadiense para la Salud de Mujeres y Niños (CanSFE) y el Instituto Canadiense de Asuntos Mundiales (CGAI). Leonardo Gimeno nos dices que un ex campeón de Go afirma que la Inteligencia Artificial es invencible! (iStockphoto) Allá por el año 2016, DeepMind, empresa de Google especializada en Inteligencia Artificial (AI), logró con uno de sus algoritmos, el AlphaGo, vencer por el marcador de 4 a 1, a uno de los expertos del juego de estrategia Go, muy popular en Corea del Sur donde es considerado como un arte desde hace más de 2500 años. Lee Se-dol, jugador profesional de Go y quizás uno de los más respetados en el ámbito del milenario juego informó a la agencia de noticias Yonhap que oficializaba su retiro de Go a nivel profesional presentado su dimisión a la asociación coreana que regula y fiscaliza el juego y sus competidores, alegando que, con la llegada de la inteligencia artificial en Go, se dió cuenta que no llegará nunca a ser el número uno del juego pues existe una entidad que no puede ser derrotada. Y yo por mi parte, los invito a leer un reportaje sobre la Gordofobia (iStockphoto) Recuerdo que durante la escuela secundaria en Barranquilla, Colombia, por allá a mediados de los  60, teníamos un amigo con sobrepeso en nuestro grupo, nosotros muy cariñosamente lo llamábamos “El Gordo”.

RCI | Español : Entrevistas
Política exterior canadiense “a la deriva” en América latina

RCI | Español : Entrevistas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2019 9:06


«Independientemente de los éxitos de la ex ministra Chrystia Freeland en el comercio internacional, ella tomó algunas decisiones controvertidas ante problemas complejos que viven países como Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia y ahora Colombia». -John Kirk, profesor de Estudios latinoamericanos en la… »

RCI | Español : Crónicas
Política exterior canadiense “a la deriva” en América latina

RCI | Español : Crónicas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2019 9:06


«Independientemente de los éxitos de la ex ministra Chrystia Freeland en el comercio internacional, ella tomó algunas decisiones controvertidas ante problemas complejos que viven países como Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia y ahora Colombia». -John Kirk, profesor de Estudios latinoamericanos en la… »

RSPA Trusted Advisor
RSPA Trusted Advisor Ep. 6: CEO John Kirk Shares the RSPA’s Vision for the Retail IT Community

RSPA Trusted Advisor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2019 44:02


In Episode 6 of “The Trusted Advisor,” the RSPA’s Jim Roddy interviews John Kirk, the association’s President and CEO. Their conversation focuses on today’s evolving channel and the RSPA’s emerging role in this new world. Kirk also shares key leadership lessons and principles learned during his 20+ years in the industry.“The Trusted Advisor,” powered by the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA), is a content series designed specifically for point of sale resellers and software developers. Our goal is to educate you on the topics of leadership, management, hiring, sales, and other small business best practices. For more insights, visit the RSPA blog at www.GoRSPA.org.Watch Episode 6 now:“The Trusted Advisor” is also available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. Subscribe today!

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly
One on One With Holland America Line at CruiseWorld 2019

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2019 5:49


John Kirk interviews Orlando Ashford, President Holland America Line at the 2019 CruiseWorld event to discuss the line's culinary and music scene, travel advisors and more.

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly
One on One With Norwegian Cruise Line at CruiseWorld 2019

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2019 5:53


John Kirk interviews Katina Athanasiou, Chief Sales Officer Norwegian Cruise Line to discuss travel advisors and more at the 2019 CruiseWorld event.

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly
One on One With Regent Seven Seas Cruises at CruiseWorld 2019

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2019 7:00


John Kirk interviews Randall Soy, EVP Sales & Marketing Regent Seven Sea Cruises about their work with travel advisors, what's new and more at the 2019 CruiseWorld event.

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly
One on One With Seabourn at CruiseWorld 2019

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2019 6:09


John Kirk interviews Doug Seagle, VP of North American Sales at Seabourn at the 2019 CruiseWorld event to discuss their fleet, expansions into two new ships, and current travel advisor offers.

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly
One on One With Princess Cruises at CruiseWorld 2019

CruiseWorld CONNECTION by Travel Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2019 5:59


John Kirk interviews John Chernesky, VP of Sales and Trade Marketing for Princess Cruises at the 2019 CruiseWorld event to discuss all things new with Princess Cruises, such as recent itinerary expansions, new ships and more.

P100 Podcast
Ep. 4 - The Science of Fear, Mummies in Pittsburgh, Hockey Season and Crazy PA Town Names

P100 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2019 28:19


 In this episode of the P100 Podcast, our hosts Paul, Dan and Logan welcome Nicole Chynoweth from the Carnegie Science Center to discuss the center’s new exhibit on mummies. From there we move on to the science of fear, and then on to hockey with their guest, Jeremy Church. This episode wraps up with a review of some unique Pennsylvania town names. We bet you have your favorites.----more----Full transcript here:Logan: You are listening to the P100 podcast, the biweekly companion piece to the Pittsburgh 100, bringing you Pittsburgh news culture and more because sometimes 100 words just aren't enough for a great story.Dan: Hi everyone. Welcome back to the P100 Podcast, we're happy to have you back for another episode. I am Dan Stefano, I'm here with Logan Armstrong. Logan.Logan: How's it going?Dan: A pleasure to have you with us and Paul Furiga will be joining us in a little bit. Today's episode we're going to be talking about mummies. Not your mothers, not like that Logan. I see you, that's what you're thinking. No, just having a pleasant thought, thinking about dear old mom. No, Okay.Dan: Now, we're actually going to be talking about the mummies that you might think of whenever you think of ancient Egypt and other parts of the world here. There's a new exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center - Mummies of the World, and we're really excited to talk with someone from the Science Center about that.Dan: Afterward, we're going to be discussing the science of fear. Keeping with us, somewhat of a Halloween type of theme here. Then, we're going to be talking about, what everybody knows, it's the beginning of hockey season. Logan, you excited about that?Logan: No. Dan: No. You're not excited about hockey. Okay. Well, I am and some other people in the office, and we're going to be talking with one of them about the growth of youth hockey in the region, which is really something that's taken off in the past few couple of decades here in Pittsburgh. And we're going to finish up with Logan and I being just as serious we are now. We're going to talk about strange Pennsylvania town names. So if you make it to the end, you're going to be in for treat on that one.Logan: Oh yeah. Stay tuned.Dan: Okay, so let's get going. All right guys, for this segment we're going to talk about mummies. In particular, mummies of the world, the exhibition. It's a new exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center and from the Science Center, we have Nicole Chynoweth. Nicole, thanks for being here.Nicole: Thank you for having me.Dan: Absolutely. Thanks for being with us here. And can we talk a little bit about your own role within the Science Center here. Can you tell us your position and a little bit what you do?Nicole: Sure. So, I'm the manager of marketing, public relations, and social media with a focus on exhibits and the Rangos Giants Cinema.Dan: Great. What does that entail then? I mean, that I imagine you you are working with a lot of different positions there. Right?Nicole: Yeah, it's a really fun job. I get my hands in everything from new movies that we have coming out at the Rangos, educational films to the exciting new exhibits that we're bringing to the science center, from space topics, planetarium related things, and mummies-Dan: Really cool, it seems like a fun place to work. Right?Paul: Nicole, you've had your hands in the mummies?Nicole: No.Paul: Okay. The promotion of the mummies.Dan: The promotion of the mummies. Paul: I'm sure we'll talk about some of the technical aspects, but that would seem a little gross, but...Nicole: I don't think so. I find the exhibition more fascinating than I do creepy. And I'm not a fan of scary movies or I did not watch the Brendan Fraser mummy movie.Paul: You didn't?Nicole: No interest in that.Paul: I did watch those.Dan: You're missing out on a classic from the 1990s.Paul: Yeah. Well, classic is a little strong-Dan: I think it should have won an Oscar, but that's just me.Paul: Okay, Dan. We'll talk about that another time. So Nicole, when I think of the science center, I think about some of the other things you mentioned. Space, technology, mummies?Nicole: Yes, mummies are, especially this show, the mummies featured in Mummies of the World, the exhibition is, have so much to offer in terms of scientific, anatomical, biological information that we can still learn from today. So what I find really exciting about the mummies of the world is that it focuses on both natural mummification and intentional mummification. So, you might be more familiar with intentional mummification. That's the type that was [crosstalk 00:04:15] practicing in ancient Egypt. Correct.Nicole: And we do have some examples of Egyptian mummification in the show, but this also takes a look at the natural mummification process that can happen when conditions are at such a level moisture wise, temperature-wise that is able to naturally mummify a body, be it animal or human.Dan: Right. Well, it sounds like some pretty amazing things to see...Paul: Yeah, it's fascinating.Dan: What are some examples maybe of the intended mummification that we'd see there? I mean, is there anything from, I guess everybody knows about Egyptian mummies but then, they're also South American. What else might you see?Nicole: So an interesting example of the intentional mummification process that aside from like the Egyptian mummies that are featured in the show, there is Mumab, also known as the Maryland Mummy. In the nineties, two scientists at the University of Maryland decided that they wanted to try their hand at an Egyptian mummification process. A man had donated his body to science, and so they started the process of mummifying him. So, you can see Mumab in the show.Nicole: That's just an interesting way of seeing how we are still learning thousands and thousands of years later about how this process works and the tools that they had to use to complete the process and what the body has to go through for mummification to occur.Dan: That's really cool.Paul: Did it work?Nicole: I've been told that it's still in process, it's not completely... He's not completely mummified yet.Paul: Take some time?Nicole: Yes.Paul: Wow. Something I never knew.Dan: That's pretty awesome. Can you tell us what else is in the exhibit then? I mean, are there any, you say interactive portions to it. What should people and families expect whenever they're inside here. It's not just, as you'd be at a museum taking a look. I mean one of the great things about the science center is it kind of hands-on.Paul: Hands-on. Yeah.Nicole: Yes. So in addition, to the 40 animal and human mummies and 85 rare related artifacts, visitors will also be able to look through several interactives related to different topics within mummification. I think a favorite among children will definitely be the, what does mummy feel like a station where you can touch different types of mummified materials, so there's like frog skin, fur. Mummified fur, different things like that they'll be able to touch these like textile panels that are examples of what those things feel like.Nicole: Another great interactive is there's a large map that shows where different types of mummies have been found all over the world, which I think is really important to look at from the perspective of which, like you said, we are so used to just thinking about Egyptian mummies.Paul: Yes.Nicole: And really there are mummies all over the world, [crosstalk 00:07:15].Paul: So not to be surprised?Nicole: Yeah.Paul: You never know where you might find a mummy!Nicole: Right, right.Dan: Okay. Well, people will hear, we can see Mummies of the World through April 19th that's correct, right?Nicole: Correct. Open through April 19th. It takes about 60 to 90 minutes to get through the exhibition, for parents that are maybe wondering if the exhibition is appropriate for their children. We do have a family guide available at carnegiesciencecenter.org/mummies, that might answer some of the questions parents have before they take their kids to the exhibition.Nicole: But I really believe that it is appropriate for all ages and I think people will take something away from the show, be it a new interest in archeology or anthropology or just being able to connect with the backstories of the mommies that are featured in the show. You get to know them. They're more than just a mummy in front of you. You learn their story, how they lived, the way they lived, where they were from. So, super excited to have it at the science center and to be able to offer this experience to Pittsburghers.Dan: That's great. Anything else happen at the science center lately?Nicole: Yes. So, it's Halloween season.Dan: Yes.Nicole: What better time than to experience a scary movie on Pittsburgh's largest screen?Paul: Very good.Nicole: The Rangos Strengths Cinema teamed up with Scare House, this year actually for Rangos x Scare House. We co-curated some Halloween movies together to offer Pittsburgh a really exciting lineup for the Halloween seasons. So we have coming up the Universal Studios Classic Monsters. We're showing the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein and Dracula, on October 11th through the 13th.Nicole: We also have Dawn of the Dead 3D showing October 25th and the 26th. And that's a really exciting screening because they don't often show the 3D version. So if you've seen Dawn the Dead before, I can guarantee you have not seen it like this.Dan: This is the original one?Nicole: Yes. This is the original Dawn of the dead. Yes.Paul: In 3D.Nicole: In 3D.Paul: Have you seen it, Nicole?Nicole: I have not seen it. I'm not a huge fan of the scary movies, but I've been told that if there's one I should experience at the Rangos this year. It's probably this one.Dan: All right? Just how big again is the Rangos?Nicole: So we are a certified giant screen. The screen itself measures 72 by 38 feet.Paul: Wow.Nicole: We also have 45 surround sound speakers. Your average theater has 14.Paul: Dan, if you and I can get that past our spouses and into our basements. I think that'll be good.Dan: I might have to tear down a wall or two in my basement, but I think I can handle it.Paul: You know, it's all about the purpose, Dan.Dan: You know what, we're trying to fix more damage to begin with. So I think I could get this Rangos a screen down here. That'd be perfect.Paul: It'd be very nice.Dan: Nicole, how can people find out more about the Carnegie Science Center, both online and in social media?Nicole: Sure. Visit us at carnegiesciencecenter.org or find us on Facebook. Carnegie Science Center or Twitter and Instagram @Carnegie S-C-I-C-T-R.Dan: Okay. Thanks so much for coming on Nicole. We appreciate it.Nicole: Thank you.Paul: Yes.Dan: All right guys. We were just talking about mummies and now we're going to... mummies, if you'll look back at it, they're famous movie monsters, some of the old ones from the 30s, some of the more recent mummy movies and whatnot.Paul: Brendan Fraser.Dan: Exactly, yeah. I love those horror movies and I love being scared. I love this time of year whenever we get a chance to go out to a haunted house. Me and my wife try to do one at least once a year. She's not wild about them, but I have a great time. Even right now in a couple of days. I believe the scare house is going to be reopening the scare houses. One of the more popular attractions around the area of this third winter.Paul: Award-winning.Dan: Award-winning, correct. Yeah. They had to move from Etna and they're in the Strip District. I think they maybe even changed the name to reflect that, but I think, it's interesting that people love to go to these things and they're so well attended.Dan: You see the lines around the block just to be scared and so I've had a chance to go look at the psychology of fear here, and there's an interesting phenomenon that researchers have found called VANE. It's V-A-N-E, and it stands for Voluntary Arousing Negative Experiences. Logan or Paul, you guys ever felt anything like that? Do you have any voluntary experiences?Paul: Yes. Dan, some people call that work?Dan: No. Yes.Paul: I've absolutely. So, I mean, I'm the old guy in the room. You think back to when I was a teenager, the voluntary arousing negative experience was to take the date you really like to a scary movie.Dan: Okay.Paul: I think we're going to get into this Dan, some of the why this is in... Things that people will voluntarily do you, you might not have expected a certain level of affection from your date, but if you took her to a scary movie, there would be the involuntary reaction when something happened on the screen of-Dan: Them getting closer? There you go. That's clever.Paul: Yeah. Well, and it's all this time at least all the scary movies.Dan: I think, when you look at some of the research here, what they point at, one of the most important parts of that is that it `is voluntary and that people were making a conscious decision to go out and be scared. And a lot of that is about overcoming stress. And you might go in with another person, you're working together to try to get through this shared experience here, fighting the monsters, try not to punch the actors who are just trying to have a good time and scare you.Dan: But they get a chance to get outside of themselves, and as we said, face a fear and there's really a great quote here from a woman named Justine Musk. Her quote says, "Fear is a powerful beast, but we can learn to ride it". I think that's just a very good succinct way to put it. But our good friend Logan here, you were actually a psychology major for a couple of years at Pitt and you know a lot about fear.Logan: Yes. So, as you said, I was a psychology major for a few years. I really enjoy just kind of how humans work. But so basically what it is that you have a part of your brain and it's a little almond-shaped lobe called a medulla. But, so basically what happens is that you're, when you see emotions on people's faces or when you see something that would cause you to emote in a certain way.Logan: So, say you see you're out in the wild and you see a lion and you're like, well that's not good. So that message sends to your medulla, which then sends to your limbic system. And if you guys are aware of the limbic system, it's your fight or flight response.Dan: Yes, okay.Logan: When you experience these negative arousals, that kicks into high gear and that pumps adrenaline through your entire body, your pupils dilate, your bronchitis dilates, just you're in this hyper-aware zone, and that's where adrenaline junkies get it from.Logan: It's a similar thing to where you're experiencing fear where you might be scared, but your adrenaline is pumping so much and it's releasing so many endorphins and dopamine that you end up enjoying it.Dan: Well. Okay, now we know whenever we either go to a haunted house or if we go see the mummies exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center, none of us are going to be scared because we know all the science, and we just know what's going on in our brain.Paul: Well, I mean this is also why people like roller coasters shout out to the steel curtain at Kennywood. Because they know it's safe. Right?Dan: Right.Paul: The experience is scary, but it's safe. When you go and see a movie. Yes. You sure hope so. You see the movie, you know it's going to be an hour and 20 minutes or two hours or whatever and when it's over, you may have been scared during the movie, but you're okay. The same with the rollercoaster, three minutes and then you're back in line, right it again. Right? Because you've enjoyed that safe experience of being scared.Logan: And it's the same concept where it's going back to my earlier example. If you see a lion in the wild or you're going to be scared. But if you go to the zoo, you're going to think it's cute or whether somebody else tickles you, you get a reaction, but you can't tickle yourself because your brain knows it's not a threat.Dan: Well, we do see a lot of alligators on the streets of Pittsburgh these days, so I don't know. You know what I mean. Maybe we'll see a lion the next, but I don't know that's all there is to know about fear or at least a good introduction for it. So, yeah. Logan, thanks for the knowledge there.Logan: Sure thing.Dan: Yeah. Maybe you should have stayed as a psychology major.Paul: He won't be here helping us today.Dan: That's a fair point.Logan: Now he's like "you really should've stayed a psych major"Logan: Centuries before cell phones and social media, human connections are made around fires. As we shared, the stories have shaped our world. Today, stories are still the most powerful way to move hearts and minds and inspire action. At Word Wright, Pittsburgh's largest independent public relations agency. We understand that before you had a brand before you sold any product or service, you had a story.Logan: Word Wright helps clients to uncover their own Capital S story. The reason someone would want to buy work, invest or partner with you through our patented story-crafting process, visit wordpr.com to uncover your capitalist story.Paul: All right guys. It's a fun time of year because the penguins are back in action. We're all hoping that they can get back to the Stanley cup this year. Who better to have on our vice president Jeremy Church here at one of our vice presidents here at WordWrite. Jeremy, you're involved with hockey and can you tell us a little bit about that?Jeremy: Sure. I've been fortunate to be involved with the game for nearly 40 years now as a player and a coach. Grew up starting about eight I guess in Michigan. Then we moved here in 10 continued to play, went away to prep school and played all through prep school Junior A, was fortunate enough again to play in college and then the last 17 years at various levels. I've been able to coach.Paul: That's awesome. Yeah, Who do you coach with?Jeremy: Right now, I'm coaching my younger son. With 11 Hornets, youth hockey organization. Prior to that, I helped with the high school in Mount Lebanon for five years. Coached at Shady Side Academy for a year and again using the word fortunate was able to go back to the Prep school. I played at Culver Military Academy and coached there for six years and it's a pretty storied program.Paul: That's fair and awesome. Well, Pittsburgh's got a long history in hockey going back to the turn of the century here, pretty much and but from a lot of people, the history and hockey didn't start until Mario Lemieux got here in the early eighties and Jeremy have a fun story about Mario Lemieux actually.Jeremy: I do. There've been two big booms locally when it comes to the growth of the sport. And certainly the first one had to have been when Merrill was drafted back in 1984 so we had just moved here from outside of Detroit and moved to the South Hills and we went to South Hills village one day and the mall was still there. At the time it was Kaufman's Department Store, which is no longer there.Paul: Oh yeah, the mall's there now just no Kaufmann's.Jeremy: So we're walking through and there's a little table set up and there are two or three people sitting there, one of them towers over all the others. And as we get closer and closer, there's no line at all. Mind you, it's Mario Lemieux sitting there signing autographs before he'd ever played a game.Jeremy: So, we walked up to the table, got his autograph. He still really couldn't speak English that well. But if you could imagine today the kind of stir it would create if Mario were around talking at to anyone in any environment. It was the exact opposite back then. I still have the autograph today.Paul: What did you get autographed?Jeremy: They had little teeny pamphlets of him in his Junior A Laval and from the Quebec Major Junior League Jersey, and that's all they had to sign. I think it was him. And it might've been Paul Steigerwald because at the time he was head of showing Mario around town and Mario, for those who don't remember when he was 18 actually lived with a host family in Mount Lebanon for the first year that he was here when he was 18.Paul: Yeah. Well, like I said it, whenever he first got here, he lived with Lemieux.Jeremy: Yeah, he returned the favor.Paul: Well, since that day, whenever there was no line at Kauffman's, today there was no more Kauffman's and you would have a gigantic line. But so what can you say about just seeing the growth of hockey? Especially from a youth hockey angle here, you've been front and center with it your entire life?Jeremy: It's pretty remarkable. Doing a little research earlier and in 1975 there were basically two rinks that you could play out of indoor rinks for Youth Hockey: Rostraver Gardens, which is still around and Mount Lebanon Recreation Center, which is still around.Jeremy: By 1990, when I was in high school, there were 10 and now that figure is roughly doubled to around 20 in the region. There are 62 high school teams and there are 28 organizations in the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League. And within the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League, there are now 5,600 players. And that's for those who are around playing in the eighties or growing up in the eighties and early nineties here, that's almost hard to believe there's, you know that there are 28 organizations, but if you go down through the ranks of 18 and under 16 and under 14, 12, ten eight and under age groups, there's dozens and dozens of teams at various levels all throughout that.Jeremy: So, for last year at the ten-year level, ten-year-old level, there were 80 plus 10 new teams in PAHL, Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League League. So pretty remarkable.Paul: Right, Yeah. The majority of those kids, they're probably not going to be heading to the NHL, but a lot of kids want to at least, pretend that they're one of their heroes and get involved in the game. And I think one of the problems, maybe not a problem with hockey, but one of the issues surrounding it is there is a perception that there is a bit of a barrier to entry. You've got to have skates, you've got to have pads, you've got to have a good helmet, you've got to have a good stick. There's a lot of, there's a lot to that kit there. Jeremy, there are easier ways for kids to get involved in the game today though, right?Jeremy: Yes. Part of the Testament to the Penguins organization and certainly as Sidney Crosby has been, his emphasis and involvement with youth programs and youth hockey initiatives. And not just in Pittsburgh, but I know as well back when he returns to Canada in the summer and throughout the year, he likes to give back to the community.Jeremy: But a big initiative that started, it's now celebrating it's 10 year anniversary or 11 year anniversary is the little Penguins learn to play hockey, where Sid partnered with Dick's sporting goods to give, what is now I believe more than a thousand sets of free equipment out to kids who want to start playing the sport. So that goes hand in hand with a program that I think runs six weeks, eight weeks, in January, February to get kids introduced to hockey.Jeremy: But to your point in that, the big barrier to entry is the cost of equipment, which can be several hundred dollars even for kids that are five, six, seven years old. So that's certainly got a lot of kids involved in the game and has led to those massive increases in participation that I cited before.Paul: All right, that's awesome, Jeremy. Well, thanks so much for coming in and talking to us about hockey. We're hoping for another good season from the Penguins. Maybe a longer playoff run than last year. We got a bit of a break last year. I think they earned it after winning a couple of cups. But yeah, thanks again and yeah, we'll talk to you soon.Jeremy: No problem. Thanks to you.Dan: Right. This next segment. We're going to learn a little more about our co-host Logan Armstrong. Logan is from Eighty Four, PA.Logan: That I am.Dan: Now, we got talking about this and it got us, we started, you know, going down a rabbit hole and we got discussing why 84 was actually named 84? At first, I thought it was named after the construction company the-Logan: 84 Lumber.Dan: Yeah, 84 Lumber, and it turns out I was wrong. That 84 is named after 84 PA, and there's a lot of history and a lot of different theories about how the town was named. Logan, do you want to go through some of them maybe?Logan: Yeah, sure. So there are a couple theories. 84 is quite the town. There's not much in it other than 84 Lumber, but you know, it's nice. There are a lot of theories on how it was named, the most popular of which is that it commemorated Grover Cleveland's 1884 election victory. Some other theories were that it's on mile 84 of the railway mail service. My favorite though is that it's located at 80 degrees and four minutes West longitude. This seems like the most probable to me.Dan: My favorite actually is apparently in 1869 general David "Crazy Legs" Hamilton had an outfit of 84 soldiers with them and held off an attack of Outlaws. Now that just sounds fantastic. Yeah.Logan: That sounds quite heroic. If that is the case. I am proud to be from 84 PA.Dan: Maybe you're a descendant of general David "Crazy Legs" Hamilton here. Is that possible?Logan: Yeah. I believe I'm Logan "Crazy Toes" Armstrong.Dan: Okay, keep your shoes on man! We don't want to see anything. Well, after this, after we talked about 84 we also started taking a look at some other weird names for towns in Pennsylvania here and if you go online, you can find quite a few of them. Logan, what were some of the interesting ones you like you?Logan: There are quite a few to choose from. A couple of my favorites were, while the all known intercourse, PA, which is actually the most stolen sign in Pennsylvania, where it says "Welcome to Intercourse" for good reason.Dan: Obvious reasons.Logan: Right. Going along that same route, a rough and ready PA was, they named it after a California Gold Rush town, so I guess they're rough and ready to get some gold out there. Can't blame them for that.Dan: I imagine that sign is also been stolen many times.Logan: Right. Okay. Then, well, let's play a game here. I'm going to give you some Pennsylvania town names and you're going to tell me how you think that those names came to be. How's that sound?Dan: Bring them on. I'm a repository of knowledge.Logan: Okay, great. Peach Bottom.Dan: Peach Bottom. This is simple. This is extremely simple. Everybody in the town of Peach Bottom is very short, and they're, but they're also Peach farmers, so they can only see the bottom of the peaches that come from the trees. It's kind of a shame because they've never seen the peach tops.Logan: That is a shame. Those peach tops are so beautiful.Dan: We have an actual reason why it's called Peach Bottom?Logan: In fact, Dan, you weren't too far off, Peach Bottom. Got its name in 1815 from a peach orchard owned by a settler named John Kirk.Dan: John Kirk was very short, as we all know.Logan: Right? Yes. Okay. Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. What do you think of that?Dan: Schickshinny. Ah, got it. Okay. Shickshinny is named after a famous dance created by the person who created Schick shaving blades. Fun fact, a few people realize that he had a dance. Whenever he would cut his face on his old rusty blades, he would do a little jig-Logan: A little jig!Dan: In a big thing because it can... to get the pain away, and so he decided I've got to create a better, more comfortable blade and so he created the Schick shaving blade.Logan: Well, I foresee-Dan: Everybody knows this.Logan: I've foreseen the future...We had the Whip, we had the Nae Nae. Next, we're going to have the Shickshinny going on in all the clubs in Pittsburgh.Dan: I think this one is actually one of those Indian words that have made a lot of Pennsylvania names here.Logan: Yeah. Yeah. It looks like an Indian word that either means the land of mountains or land of the fine stream.Dan: Or land of the cutting your face on your favorite razor.Logan: Yeah, I think that's the most common translation. Yeah.Dan: Sure.Logan: We are well beyond 100 words today. Thank you for listening to the P100 podcast. This has been Dan Stefano, Logan Armstrong, and Paul Furiga. If you haven't yet, please subscribe at P100podcast.com or wherever you listen to podcasts, and follow us on Twitter @Pittsburgh100_, for all the latest news updates and more, from the Pittsburgh 100.

Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
#16 Narrative of a Naturalist: The Journal of John Kirk Townsend Pt 3 of 3

Northwest Nature Matters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2019 100:16


Part three of a three part series dedicated to the naturalist and explorer, John Kirk Townsend. In 1839, Townsend published his journal as a book entitled "A Narrative of a Journey Across the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia River". The journal recounts the then 24 year old's trip from Missouri to the mouth of the Columbia River in 1834, with fellow naturalist and professor Thomas Nuttall.  This narration is slightly abridged by the narrator and is based on an old printing where some excerpts of the original journal were omitted. For a complete version of Townsend's book, go to this link: http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/narrative-of-journey-across-rocky-mountains-to-columbia-river For free e-book versions go to www.gutenberg.org here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45238 W. Lindquist's paper :Stealing from the Dead:Scientists, Settlers, and Indian Burial Sites in Early-Nineteenth-Century Oregon  link: https://www.ohs.org/research-and-library/oregon-historical-quarterly/upload/04_Lindquist_Stealing-from-the-Dead_OHQ-115_revised.pdf An ethnohistorical review relating to Fort Vancouver https://www.nps.gov/fova/learn/historyculture/upload/Ethnohistorical-Overview-by-Deur-Accessible-PDF.pdf To learn more about early 19th century Phrenologists, their role in racist policies, and Samuel Morton's  Crania Americana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMVzPCOut1w  

Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
#15 Narrative of a Naturalist: The Journal of John Kirk Townsend Pt 2

Northwest Nature Matters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2019 108:16


Part two of a series dedicated to the naturalist and explorer, John Kirk Townsend. In 1839, Townsend published his journal as a book entitled "A Narrative of a Journey Across the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia River". The journal recounts the then 24 year old's trip from Missouri to the mouth of the Columbia River in 1834, with fellow naturalist and professor Thomas Nuttall.  This narration is slightly abridged by the narrator and is based on an old printing where some excerpts of the original journal were omitted. For a complete version of Townsend's book, go to this link: http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/narrative-of-journey-across-rocky-mountains-to-columbia-river For free e-book versions go to www.gutenberg.org here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45238  

Northwest Nature Matters Podcast
#14 Narrative of a Naturalist: The Journal of John Kirk Townsend PT 1

Northwest Nature Matters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2019 123:36


Part one of a series dedicated to the naturalist and explorer, John Kirk Townsend. In 1839, Townsend published his journal as a book entitled "A Narrative of a Journey Across the Rocky Mountains to the Columbia River". The journal recounts the then 24 year old's trip from Missouri to the mouth of the Columbia River in 1834, with fellow naturalist and professor Thomas Nuttall. These naturalists brought with them, some preconceptions about Native Americans. Nevertheless, the Journal illustrates, in vivid detail, the travels of an expert naturalist/scientist exploring the West. This narration is slightly abridged by the narrator and is based on an old printing where some excerpts of the original journal were omitted. For a complete version of Townsend's book, go to this link: http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/narrative-of-journey-across-rocky-mountains-to-columbia-river For free e-book versions go to www.gutenberg.org here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45238  

Frequency Earth | A Sci-Fi Sketch Comedy Podcast

On the ship: The Jeff wonders how he'll ever complete his mission, especially without a log of his adventures. Transmissions: Snake Gameshow Journey to the Surface of the Earth Round Pizza Lebling and Blank's Radio Circus Book of Z-Rob: Humans New Decks: Deck 75 - Venetian Deck Join us on internet: frequency.earth For a good time, tweet us: @frequencyearth Starring: G. Maximilian Zarou as The Jeff, Nicola Clarke as the Ship's Computer, and Rob Schultz as Sheldon. Featuring: Dan Waters, Nick Mandernach, Jonny Svarzbein, Erin McGathy, Jack Allison, Ben Boodman, Morgan Walsh, Peter Dirksen, John Kirk, Sasha Huff, Gabriel Diani, Kenny Beck, Russell Anderson, and Tim Greer. Z-Rob by Z-Rob. Original music by Darius Holbert. Produced by Russell August Anderson. Written & Directed by Rob Schultz. This show, like so much of Creation, is Not Art. Frequency Earth: Ship's Log was originally broadcast as Better Radio, episode 6, on Dec 20, 2010.

Sportsman of Colorado Radio Show
December 23: Jim Shockey Interview – 2018 International Sportsmen’s Expo Info – Lone Star Hog Hunts in Texas

Sportsman of Colorado Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2018 58:51


Today’s Guests: We start the show off with the replay of our interview with Jim Shockey, Host of Jim Shockey’s Unchartered, and Host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures on the Outdoor Channel. Wow, what an honor and privilege to talk with Jim. Then we talk to John Kirk to hear about all the great events... READ MORE

Sportsman of Colorado Radio Show
November 25: Jim Shockey Interview – 2018 International Sportsmen’s Expo Info – Lone Star Hog Hunts in Texas

Sportsman of Colorado Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2017 57:49


Today’s Guests: We start the show off with the replay of our interview with Jim Shockey, Host of Jim Shockey’s Unchartered, and Host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures on the Outdoor Channel. Wow, what an honor and privilege to talk with Jim. Then we talk to John Kirk to hear about all the great events... READ MORE