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April 20, 2008

(S3.E17.) Special Music: German electronic dance

Special Music: German Electronic Dance. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This features features contemporary music from Germany. The focus is with electronic dance music. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_dance_music While many countries share that music genre, Germany provides the example for this speicial music podcast. Kevin has identified four artists for this special podcast:
1. Ax, "Sense of life" http://www.diversity-production.de/
2. Stephen Thomssen, "I might fall"
3. Base-box, "Cold as ice club mix" http://base-box.de/
4. Sunburn in Cyprus, "Out of sight" http://www.sunburnincyprus.de/

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(S3.E16.) Special Music: United Kingdom

Special Music: United Kingdom. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This features features contemporary music from the United Kingdom. The "Britsh Invasion" of music has been influencing music in the United States for more than a generation. And U.S. music has been influencing British music as well. Elise has identified five artists for this special podcast:
1. The Graverobbers, "Now that you're gone", http://www.myspace.com/theegraverobbers
2. The 1990's, "You're supposed to be my friend", http://worlds-fair.net/1990s/
3. A Band Called Quinn, "The glitter song", http://www.myspace.com/abandcalledquinn
4. Le Chat Noir, "No one left to blame", http://www.lechatnoir.org.uk/
5. Beast with a Gun, "Oh, boy!", http://www.myspace.com/beastwithagun

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(S3.E15.) Special Interview with Sai Lee from the Hmong Cultural Center

Special Interview with Sai Lee of the Hmong Cultural Center. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This interview of Sai Lee of the Hmong Cultural Center in St. Paul, MN tells about the mission and work of this important organization. In addition to meeting the cultural and education needs of Hmong people, it is also a center for activities for others in the community to learn about and interact with Hmong cultural traditions. The Hmong people are a large community of immigrants to the U.S. Minnesota is home to the second largest number of Hmong in the U.S.

We hope that this interview also encourages you to record conversations with your own family members. It is a wonderful way to preserve their history and their voice. You can treasure these recordings for yourself as well as share them with other family members and your own children and grandchildren.

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April 19, 2008

(S3.E14.) Special Interview on Student Memories of 9/11

Special Interview on Student Memories of 9/11. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This short interview with other students at the University of Minnesota focuses on their memories of 9/11. Their recollecations focused on themselves as well as their parents and terachers. As many of the students share, they will be retelling their personal stories about 9/11 with their children and grandchildren.

We hope that this interview also encourages you to record conversations with your own family members. It is a wonderful way to preserve their history and their voice. You can treasure these recordings for yourself as well as share them with other family members and your own children and grandchildren.

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(S3.E13.) Special Interview on the Islamic Faith

Special Interview on Basics of the Islamic Faith. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This short interview on basics of the Islamic faith covers a number of topics: history of its founding, shared tenets of the faith, connections of Islam with Judaism and Christianity, and their personal decisions to be a Muslim. With the Islamic faith one of the fastest growing faith communities in the U.S. and elsewhere, it is essential for everyone to be better aware of the different faith communities.

We hope that this interview also encourages you to record conversations with your own family members. It is a wonderful way to preserve their history and their voice. You can treasure these recordings for yourself as well as share them with other family members and your own children and grandchildren.

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(S3.E12.) Special Interview with Recent East African Immigrant

Special Interview with Immigrant from East Africa. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast is a special interview of a recent immigrant from East Africa who is attending the University of Minnesota. Raqlya is a survivor of the Somaili war and refugee camps. She describes some about living in those conditions and her transition to U.S. culture. Hers is a remarkable story about challenges overcome and dedication to achieving goals.

We hope that this interview also encourages you to record conversations with your own family members. It is a wonderful way to preserve their history and their voice. You can treasure these recordings for yourself as well as share them with other family members and your own children and grandchildren.

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April 17, 2008

(S3.E11.) Special Interview with Elizabeth Douwight

Special Interview with Elizabeth Douwight. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast is a special interview of a person in the community who has an interesting story to tell about history in the 20th century. Elizabeth Douwight is 79 years young and the current House Mother of Kappa Kappa Gamma Chi chapter at the University of Minnesota. She was inteviewed by Kelsy in our history course. Ms. Douwight shares about her own personal accomplishments as well as sharing a rich history of her family. The second half of the interview recounts her encounters with a number of famous people with which she had interactions: lunch with Albert Einstein, a meal with Amelia Earhart, attending a Christmas party with Bill Gates, talking with President John Kennedy, and talking with Jimmy Stewart, one of the best known movie actors of the mid 1900s. Ms. Douwight is quite a remarkable person herself. Enjoy the conversation.

We hope that this interview also encourages you to record conversations with your own family members. It is a wonderful way to preserve their history and their voice. You can treasure these recordings for yourself as well as share them with other family members and your own children and grandchildren.

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April 1, 2008

(S3.E10.) The World Between WWI and WWII

Chpt 23, The World Between World War One and World War Two. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

This podcast explores the time period between World War One and World War Two. World War One, the Communist Revolution in Russia, and the world-wide Great Depression all had a powerful influence on future events. They serve as the foundation for the upcoming World War Two.

The music for this episode is also associated with war. Big Shanty's song "Killing Field" talks about the horrible consequences of war for the people. The group's web site is http://www.myspace.com/bigshanty The lyrics for the song appear below. Click on the link under Extended Entry to read them.

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Click on this link for the lyrics to Big Shanty's song, "Killing Fields"
Artist web site, http://www.myspace.com/bigshanty

Lyrics to "Killing Fields"

It's on the news every night,
politicians saying we gotta fight,
thousand of people, dying every day,
on a killing field half a world away
When will we, ever learn…
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.

All our good men die young,
All our good men die so young,
getting better, every day,
what the politicians say.
But when will we, ever learn…
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.

Can we ever cure their disease,
killing people to set them free
all our good men are dying young,
never know what they could have done,
When will we, ever learn.
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.

It's all over the daily news,
who are we to pick and choose,
look around, see what we've done,
on the killing fields one-by-one.
Is there no cure, for this disease,
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.
Politicians say it's our turn and send us out to get their killing done.

When will we ever learn,
politicians sending young men to burn.
put a flag across his grave,
resting place for the home of the brave,
But look around, see what we've done,
Look around, see what we've done, on the killing fields one-by-one
Look around, see what we've done, on the killing fields one-by-one

When will we ever learn, -When will we, ever learn. - When will we,
ever learn.- on the killing fields one-by-one, - on the killing fields,
one-by-one, on the killing fields, on the killing fields
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Author, Big Shanty
Copyright 2006, Cotton States Music, BMI