World War II

World War II: Why does that period of our history continue to draw our attention? How did countries get into this war? What was the role of the Great Depression? 

Host Eleanor Bobrow discusses surviving trauma with World War II survivor from East Germany, Anneros Valensi.  

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with Lehigh Valley author Julia Brooks about her recently published memoir, UNCERTAIN SURVIVAL (Outskirts Press).

Armed Forces Radio Service in WWII

Feb 5, 2019

The Armed Forces Radio Service was established during World War II.  Neil Hever examines the effort to provide entertainment to troops during the war from Germany to the Solomon Islands.

A fascinating project is ongoing at Muhlenberg College's Trexler Library: digitizing letters from students who were serving in armed forces abroad during WWII.

Host John Pearce welcomes guests Susan Falciani and Dr. Kate Ranieri to discuss what these letters reveal about that era. The students abroad were eager to hear of happenings at the college and in Allentown. Current students of media studies create documentaries based on the many stories from the 1940s.

(Original air-date: 1/26/2017)