Women’s History Month - Podcast 27

April 18, 2017

In recognition of Women's History Month (March), Gena and Jean covered the topic in many different directions. Looking at the advancements women have made in the workplace caused them to reminisce about their own experiences. Their research was aided by sources found here. The accompanying photo has the following attribution: Women at work on C-47 Douglas cargo transport, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. https://flic.kr/p/4jyDCK

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Cereal - Podcast 26

April 18, 2017

There is probably more to the story of how cereal has become a staple in many homes than you have been aware. Take a trip down memory lane to cereals of our youth and where they came from (as far as being invented is concerned). Learn about men named Kellogg and Post and how they figure into your household breakfast fare. The photo included here is just a sample of cereal at Gena's house. This podcast originally posted on 13 March 2017, National Cereal Day. The information gathered for the program can be found here.

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Black History Month - Podcast 25

April 18, 2017

February is Black History month so, in recognition of that, Gena and Jean covered that topic in a discussion of Civil Rights, personal experiences, and the Underground Railroad. Resources used in their discussion, which was initially posted on 26 February, can be found here. The accompanying photo has the following attribution: Photograph of a Young Woman at the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. with a Banner, 08/28/1963. https://flic.kr/p/i3ZYbF

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Postal Carriers - Podcast 24

April 18, 2017

To honor Thank a Mail Carrier Day (February 4), Gena and Jean talked about mail delivery, the history of the Post Office, and related subjects. Their sources can be found here. It was originally posted on 12 February 2017. The related photo is of a Mississippi Post Office.

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Laundry - Podcast 23

April 18, 2017

Originally posted on 30 January 2017, Gena and Jean discussed laundry and the issues our ancestors faced when trying to get their clothes clean. See the many resources that led to this discussion here.

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Stephen Foster Day - Podcast 22

April 18, 2017

On the 8th of January 2016, the anniversary of Stephen Foster's Death, Gena and Jean spent time talking about the composer familiar to just about every American (and a lot of folks in other countries). His memory lingers on on this date, declared Stephen Foster Memorial Day. The resources for the program can be found here.

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Donner/Reed Disaster - Podcast 21

April 18, 2017

Gena and Jean take extra time to explore the conditions that ended so disastrously for so many who traveled with the Donner and Reed migration parties. Originally posted on 13 November 2016, the anniversary of the rescue, their resources can be found here. The accompanying photo is the Statue at Donner Memorial State Park; the top of the 22-foot (6.7 m) pedestal indicating how deep the snow was during the winter of 1846–1847 and is attributed to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donner_Party_Memorial.jpg#/media/File:Donner_Party_Memorial.jpg

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Begging Door to Door - Podcast 20

April 16, 2017

Hallowe'en is not the only day people go door to door, begging for treats. This podcast, originally posted on 23 October 2016 mentions other holidays and cultures where the behavior was common-place for our ancestors. Resources for the research on this activity can be found here. The photo accompanying this broadcast is an 1852 depiction of an English mummers play. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sandys_1852_-_Modern_Christmas_Plays,_ChapterVIII.jpg

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Firefighting - Podcast 19

April 16, 2017

In recognition of National Firefighters Memorial Weekend, on 9 October 2016 Gena and Jean discussed the issues of firefighting for our ancestors. Research resources can be located here. The photograph is of the ribbon of Jean's g-grandfather, Adam Hollander, a volunteer firefighter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The Harvest - Podcast 18

April 16, 2017

Originally published 25 September 2016, Gena and Jean cover a number of subtopics in their discussion of harvesting, farming, and the importance of agriculture to our ancestors. Resources for further research can be found here.

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