History

Mummies of the World

Jan 2, 2015

Cody Hefner from the Cincinnati Museum Center tells about the Mummies of the World exhibit running through April 26, 2015.

Provided, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

  Serving with Honor: The Queen City’'s Veterans, an exhibit now at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and running through mid-January, profiles some of the many veterans from the Greater Cincinnati area who took up the call of duty, starting from the War of 1812 to the present day. Photos, diaries, letters, uniforms, medals and other artifacts from local veterans will be on display.

National VOA Museum of Broadcasting

 

Cincinnati and WWII

Dec 8, 2014

  Sunday marked the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Peal Harbor, which brought America into World War II.

  

  

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, thousands of Berliners from both East and West climbed over the wall, others went through the border crossing, still others began to physically chip away at the wall that had divided East and West since 1961. Joining us to discuss the historic event, and its impact on world politics, is former U.S. Ambassador to NATO William Howard Taft, IV, and Richard E. Schade, professor emeritus of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

William Howard Taft, IV and Herbert Quelle, consul general, Federal Republic of Germany, will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Sunday, November 9, for a program commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Center has been home to a section of the Berlin Wall since 2010, in view of the Ohio River. Click here for information on the free event, or to RSVP call 513-333-7739.

WVXU - Ann Thompson

 

  As the Cincinnati Preservation Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary, the organization'’s original mission to save Native American and early settlement sites has evolved to saving individual buildings and reviving entire neighborhoods.

One of the greatest collections of fossils can be found at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and this weekend those relics will be celebrated during the upcoming Fossil Week. Frank Johnson is joined by Dr. Glenn Storrs and Jack Kallmeyer with details about the event and the importance of these fossils to our greater understanding of this area and what/who came before us.

Blood Feud, the Hatfields & McCoys

Sep 22, 2014
Provided, Lisa Alther

NOTE: This interview originally aired March 7, 2014

  

Blood Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys

 

Pompeii Revealed

Sep 22, 2014
Provided, University of Cincinnati

NOTE: This interview originally aired March 7, 2014.

  

Celebration of King Records gets started

Sep 3, 2014

It was this month in 1943 that Syd Nathan talked two WLW radio performers into going along with his latest idea--a record company based in Cincinnati.  That first four-song session by Grandpa Jones and Merle Travis led to King Records producing nearly 30 years of music of all types while based in the Queen City.  The list includes performers such as James Brown, The Stanley Brothers, Otis Williams and the Charms and Hank Ballard.

Note: This interview originally aired March 18, 2014.

PBS

  For ten seasons on PBS, the popular series History Detectives solved puzzles behind historic objects and artifacts. This summer, the show took a different twist and renamed History Detectives Special Investigations, explored some of America'’s most intriguing mysteries, from the disappearance of big bandleader Glenn Miller during WWII, to who killed Jimmy Hoffa and why. One of the series hosts, Wes Cowan, holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and owns one of the nation'’s leading auction houses - Cowan's Auctions, based in Cincinnati, specializing in historical Americana. He joins us to discuss his career of delving into the past, at his auction house and for the show.

The Cincinnati Museum Center at historic Union Terminal is currently exhibiting some of its world-class collection of invertebrate fossils from the Ordovician Period, called Cincinnati Under the Sea. Dr. Brenda Hunda, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the center, joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about this collection and this particular period in our history.

Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox

Jul 11, 2014

  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, Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era.

The Boys in the Boat and the 1936 Olympics

Jul 11, 2014

  THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown, 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.

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