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    These blog entires identify best practices to increase success for historically-underrepresented college students including excerpts from my book, Access at the CrossroadsClick here to subscribe to this blog.

    Saturday
    May062017

    Historic Voices Podcast: PDF of the Life of Edward R. Murrow, the Dean of Broadcast Journalists

    Mr. Edward R. Murrow was a well-respected American broadcast journalist. He was a pioneer in radio and television news broadcasting. Murrow was recognized by the public and his peers for his honesty and setting the standard for integrity in delivering the news.  During his career for CBS radio, he was appointed as director of CBS’s European operations during the 1930s and 1940s. While he was based in London, he traveled throughout Europe and reported on the beginning of German and Italian aggression against neighboring countries. Through his broadcasts before the U.S. was attacked at Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Murrow brought World War Two to the American public who were still isolationist regarding their lack of interest in the aggression of Japan against China and that of Germany and Italy against our European allies. [Click on this life for a PDF document of the life of Edward R. Murrow].

    Saturday
    May062017

    Historic Voices Podcast: PDF Transcript of Edward R. Murrow's Eyewitness Account of the WWII Bombing Raid of Berlin

    During his career for CBS radio, Edward R Murrow was appointed as director of CBS’s European operations during the 1930s and 1940s. While he was based in London, he traveled throughout Europe and reported on the beginning of German and Italian aggression against neighboring countries. Through his broadcasts before the U.S. was attacked at Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Murrow brought World War Two to the American public who were still isolationist regarding their lack of interest in the aggression of Japan against China and that of Germany and Italy against our European allies.

    This transcript of a radio report by Murrow of him riding with an allied airplane crew that bombed Berlin. As the narrator points out, more than forty of the bombers would not return how. Three of the five news reporters that accompanied the bombers did not come back home as their bombers were shot down. Each word of Murrow’s report was carefully chosen and almost reached the level of poetry with his word choice and delivery. It is no wonder that his reports from London were a powerful influence on public opinion in the U.S.  [Click on this link to download the PDF transcript].

    Saturday
    May062017

    Paul Harvey Podcast - The Rest of the Story - The Former Mental Patient Who Became a Music Super Star

    In this podcast episode, we feature Mr. Paul Harvey and one of his signature radio programs, The Rest of the Story. We in the middle of a six-episode series on American singers who overcame the odds to become international stars in the music industry. Each performer faced a different challenge to become successful. This is the second episode in the series. Let us now tune our radio dial to The Rest of the Story and listen to Paul Harvey provide us the back-story and a surprise ending to what I call “The former mental patient who became a music star”. The Rest of the Story was a radio program hosted by Paul Harvey beginning during the Second World War on the ABC Radio Networks for many decades. This radio show consisted of stories presented as little-known or forgotten facts on a variety of subjects with some key element of the story held back until the end. So I do not spoil the ending, I will not say anything else about this episode.
    Saturday
    May062017

    Historic Voices Podcast: (S01-E18) Edward R. Murrow, Eyewitness Account of WWII Bombing Raid over Berlin

    In the podcast episode in this two-part series, we feature Mr. Edward R. Murrow, a well-respected American broadcast journalist. He was a pioneer in radio and television news broadcasting. Murrow was recognized by the public and his peers for his honesty and setting the standard for integrity in delivering the news. During his career for CBS radio, Murrow was appointed as director of CBS’s European operations during the 1930s and 1940s. While he was based in London, he traveled throughout Europe and reported on the beginning of German and Italian aggression against neighboring countries. Through his broadcasts before the U.S. was attacked at Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Murrow brought World War Two to the American public who were still isolationist regarding their lack of interest in the aggression of Japan against China and that of Germany and Italy against our European allies. This episode provides a report by Murrow of him riding with an allied airplane crew that bombed Berlin. As the narrator points out, more than forty of the bombers would not return how. Three of the five news reporters that accompanied the bombers did not come back home as their bombers were shot down. Each word of Murrow’s report was carefully chosen and almost reached the level of poetry with his word choice and delivery. It is no wonder that his reports from London were a powerful influence on public opinion in the U.S.
    Friday
    May052017

    Paul Harvey Podcast - The Rest of the Story (S01-E13) The Plain Singer Who Becasme a Music Star

    In this podcast episode, we feature Mr. Paul Harvey and one of his signature radio programs, The Rest of the Story. We are starting a new series with this episode. This will be a six-episode series on American singers who overcame incredible odds to become international stars in the music industry. Each performer will face different circumstances and become successful in different music categories. This is the first episode in the series. Let us now tune our radio dial to The Rest of the Story and listen to Paul Harvey provide us the back-story and a surprise ending to what I call “The plain singer who became a music and movie star”. The Rest of the Story was a radio program hosted by Paul Harvey beginning during the Second World War on the ABC Radio Networks for many decades. This radio show consisted of stories presented as little-known or forgotten facts on a variety of subjects with some key element of the story held back until the end. So I do not spoil the ending, I will not say anything else about this episode. A program note for our frequent listeners. I am shifting from three new episodes each week down to two. The workload between this podcast and the Historic Voices podcast that spawned this one are a little too heavy to keep up the pace. I do have the day job to keep up with as well. Thanks for understanding.
    Friday
    May052017

    Historic Voices Podcast: (S01-E17) Dr. Rev. Billy Graham - "He is Risen"

    In this podcast episode, we feature Reverend Billy Graham sharing a five-minute, low-key talk about importance of the Easter Story that he recorded in 1960 while on location in Jerusalem. There is a video of the same speech available through YouTube (click this link to watch it). Dr. Graham has retired from active preaching and lives in an assisted medical care facility. His wife passed a few years ago. I attended one of his revival meetings in a crowded Royals baseball stadium in Kansas City many years ago. It was an experience that I still remember today. Here is just a little bit of information about him. He was an active preacher and author for six decades. Dr. Graham sought to relate the Bible to contemporary social issues. He preached jointly with Dr. Martin Luther King at some crusades in the 1950s. Graham provided some of the bail money to release Dr. King when he was arrested after a civil rights demonstration. It is estimated the total audience at revival meetings, listeners on radio, and viewers on television of Dr. Graham’s messages exceeds two billion people. Click this link for a PDF from Wikipedia on the life of Dr. Graham.
    Wednesday
    May032017

    Paul Harvey Podcast: (S01-E11) The Rest of the Story - The Inventor Who Gave Up Too Soon

    In this podcast episode, we feature Mr. Paul Harvey and one of his signature radio programs, The Rest of the Story. I thought a short series on invention would be interesting. This is the final episode of a three part series of shows on inventors and their inventions. I call this episode “The Inventor Who Gave Up Too Early”. The Rest of the Story was a radio program hosted by Paul Harvey beginning during the Second World War on the ABC Radio Networks and ran until his death in 1990. This radio show consisted of stories presented as little-known or forgotten facts on a variety of subjects with some key element of the story held back until the end. So that the ending of the show is not revealed in this summary, I will not say anything else about this episode.