history http://wvxu.org en A local and historical look at World War I in this 100th anniversary year http://wvxu.org/post/local-and-historical-look-world-war-i-100th-anniversary-year <p>July 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of <a href="http://www.uc.edu/webapps/NEHwwone2014/description.html"><strong>World War I</strong></a>. The world-wide conflict resulted in more than thirty-seven million casualties, and dramatically altered the social and political landscape globally. It also influenced art, culture, medicine and virtually every other aspect of life. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Jay Hanselman 29094 at http://wvxu.org A local and historical look at World War I in this 100th anniversary year Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox http://wvxu.org/post/citizen-general-jacob-dolson-cox <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Jacob Dolson Cox was a divinity student, Ohio governor, University of Cincinnati president, attorney, a contemporary of James A. Garfield and James Monroe, military historian, and a battlefield commander in the Union Army, rising to the rank of major general. A new biography of prominent Ohioan Jacob Dolson Cox by Eugene Schmiel reveals for the first time Cox’s remarkable Civil War service. Dr. Schmiel joins us to discuss his new book, <a href="http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Citizen-General" target="_blank"><em>Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era</em>.</a></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 29020 at http://wvxu.org Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox The Boys in the Boat and the 1936 Olympics http://wvxu.org/post/boys-boat-and-1936-olympics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Boys-Boat-Americans-Olympics/dp/067002581X" target="_blank">THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics</a></em>, by <a href="http://www.danieljamesbrown.com/" target="_blank">Daniel James Brown</a>, tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Daniel James Brown joined us to talk about the improbable story of nine working-class boys from the American west who beat the odds and found hope in the most desperate of times.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 29021 at http://wvxu.org The Boys in the Boat and the 1936 Olympics Studying Life in the Colonies http://wvxu.org/post/studying-life-colonies <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:00:05 +0000 Jay Hanselman 28602 at http://wvxu.org Studying Life in the Colonies Grandma Gatewood and the Appalachian Trail http://wvxu.org/post/grandma-gatewood-and-appalachian-trail <p>In September, 1955 Emma Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person, man or woman, to walk it twice, and three times. Grandma Gatewood, as reporters called her, started her first hike along the trail after telling her family she was going out for a walk. The next anybody heard from her she had hiked the first 800 miles of the 2,050-mile trail. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/authorbenmontgomery" target="_blank">Ben Montgomery</a>, enterprise reporter for the <a href="http://www.tampabay.com/" target="_blank">Tampa Bay Times</a> and founder of the narrative journalism website <a href="http://gangrey.com/" target="_blank">Gangrey.com</a>, scoured Emma Gatewood’s diaries, trail journals and correspondence, and interviewed surviving family members and people she met along her hike, to unveil the story behind this 67-year old grandmother and her journeys. He talks with us about his book, <em>Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail. Fri, 16 May 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 26696 at http://wvxu.org Grandma Gatewood and the Appalachian Trail