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November 15, 2009

(S6.E11.) Holocausts of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Holocausts of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Greetings. This episode explore the holocausts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Beginning in the 1900s for the first time in history were civilian populations not only targeted by combat troops, but they were also the victims of widespread genocide. Before this time period, civilians were exempt from the threat of war. Now, they are sometimes the primary targets of death due to belief systems that justify their extermination.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E11.) Holocausts of the 20th and 21st Centuries.m4a

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(S6.E10.) Chpt 12 Japan and the Little Tigers

Japan and the Little Tigers

Greetings. This episode explore the rise of Japan and the Little Tigers following World War Two. Even after the devastation of World War Two, Japan quickly emerges as a regional and then international economic power. What were the factors that supported its quick rise? The Little Tigers refers to the smaller countries and city-states in Southeast Asia that formed an economic union for mutual development and economic growth.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E10.) Chpt 12 Japan and the Little Tigers.m4a

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Chpt 12 Japan and the Little Tigers Lecture Rewind

(S6.E9.) Chpt 11 Communist China

Rise of Communist China

Greetings. This episode explore the rise of Communist China following World War Two. There are many comparison and significant contrasts between Communism as it developed inside China and the USSR.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E9.) Chpt 11 Communist China.m4a

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November 14, 2009

Chpt 11 Communist China Lecture Rewind

(S6.E8.) USSR History Indepth: Rebroadcast Podcast

USSR History Indepth: Rebroadcast Podcast

Greetings. This episode features a rebroadcast of a podcast originally disrtributed by Great Speeches inn History. It is a recording of President Ronald Reagan's speech given in Berlin where he called upon the Soviet leaders to "tear down this wall." He called upon them to eliminate the wall that separated East and West Berlin. The wall served as a symbol of the separation between the democratic countries and those contolled by the Soviets. The wall did eventually come down as the USSR collapsed during the presidency of George Bush Senior who succeeded President Reagan.

Listeners are encouraged to subscribe to the podcast Great Speeches in History. It is available through iTunes as a free subscription. We are grateful to the podcasters for granting special permission to rebroadcast selected episodes.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E8) USSR History Indepth.m4a

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November 13, 2009

(S6.E7.) Chpt 9 Rise and Fall of the U.S.S.R.

Rise and Fall of the U.S.S.R.

Greetings. This episode features an overview of Russian history during the 20th century. It begins with a federation of several republics under the name of Russia. After the Communist Revolution the federation grows larger by including part of Eastern Europe. It then is called the U.S.S.R. During the early 1990s the empire falls apart with over 15 republics and former East European nations regaining their indepence. The name of the country returns to Russia.

You can download and listen to this podcast episode by licking the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E7.) Rise and Fall of the USSR.m4a

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November 12, 2009

Chpt 9 U.S.S.R. Lecture Rewind

November 11, 2009

(S6.E6.) The Cold War Podcast Rebroadcast

Rebroadcast of Podcast on Senator McCarthy Hearings

Greetings. This episode features a rebroadcast of an episode originally shared through Matt's Today in History Podcast. It examins the Senator McCarthy hearings that led to his downfall from political power and helped to reduce some of the tensions created by McCarthy and others who spread fear among the American people about Communist spies throughout society. f

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(S6.E5.) Chpt 7 The Cold War

The Cold War Period

Greetings. This episode focuses on the Cold War time period that began at the very end of World War Two and continued until the late 1980s with the collapse of the U.S.S.R. empire. The podcast concludes with music selected by Nicole. The artist is Lance Larson. Contact information for the artist is found on web links that appear on the screen if you are listening to the podcast through your computer.

To listen to the series, go to Apple's iTunes store (http://itunes.com) and subscribe to this series. Search for "Arendale" and it should appear in the search window. Click on the "subscribe" button, then click again on a similar button, and the each new episode will download to your computer. In case you do not have the iTunes software installed on your computer, a free download is also available at the Apple web site. Or, you can download and listen to individual episodes by visiting this blog page. Click on the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E5.) Chpt 7 The Cold War.m4a

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Chapter 7 Cold War Lecture Reload

November 4, 2009

(S6.E4.) Spanish Music Special

Spanish Music Special

Greetings,

This special episode focuses on music from Spain and how it helps to reflect its culture and history. Brooke from our course selected music from Criz and Rosa Delia Rodriguez. Brooke provides an introduction and then the music by Criz ("Vida Prohibida"" and Rodriguez ("Solu Tu", "Piel Morena", and "Lia"). Thanks to these independent music artists for sharing their music with you. Contact information for the artists is found on web links that appear on the screen if you are listening to the podcast through your computer.

To listen to the series, go to Apple's iTunes store (http://itunes.com) and subscribe to this series. Search for "Arendale" and it should appear in the search window. Click on the "subscribe" button, then click again on a similar button, and the each new episode will download to your computer. In case you do not have the iTunes software installed on your computer, a free download is also available at the Apple web site. Or, you can download and listen to individual episodes by visiting this blog page. Click on the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E4.) Music Special Spain.m4a

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November 3, 2009

(S6.E3.) World War Two: Rebroadcast History Podcasts

Greetings,

This episode focuses on World War Two. This podcast goes deeper into the subject than was explored in the class or the textbook. Special permission has been granted by other history podcasters to rebroadcast selected episodes from their series. The first one in this episode is the first speech given by Sir Winston Churchil to the British Parliment when he assumed leadership of the country at the beginning of the war. The episode comes from the Great Speeches in History Podcast. This rare audio recording presents not only his words, but also his intensity and force of character. The second podcast is provided by Matts Today in History Podcast. Matt provides a clear analysis of the use of the atomic bomb at the end of the war and the justification for its use. Listeners of this podcast are encouraged to subscribe to their series. I certainly enjoy their podcast episodes and hope you will too.

To listen to the series, go to Apple's iTunes store (http://itunes.com) and subscribe to this series. Search for "Arendale" and it should appear in the search window. Click on the "subscribe" button, then click again on a similar button, and the each new episode will download to your computer. In case you do not have the iTunes software installed on your computer, a free download is also available at the Apple web site. Or, you can download and listen to individual episodes by visiting this blog page. Click on the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E3.) World War Two Rebroadcast Podcasts .m4a

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(S6.E2.) Chpt 6: World War Two

Greetings,

This episode focuses on World War Two. In addition to the terrible destruction and loss of life, the war also defined the world then and now. After the war the United States assumed a leadership role in the world. Emerging from a long period of isolationism, the U.S. became engaged in world affairs and continuing military actions. This new engagement leads to the next chapter, the Cold War.

To listen to the series, go to Apple's iTunes store (http://itunes.com) and subscribe to this series. Search for "Arendale" and it should appear in the search window. Click on the "subscribe" button, then click again on a similar button, and the each new episode will download to your computer. In case you do not have the iTunes software installed on your computer, a free download is also available at the Apple web site. Or, you can download and listen to individual episodes by visiting this blog page. Click on the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E2.) Chpt 6 World War Two.m4a

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November 2, 2009

World War Two Lecture Rewind

November 1, 2009

(S6.E1.) Season Six Openner

Greetings,

Welcome to another season of "Then and Now: World History of the Past 100 Years." This is our sixth season for the students in my introductory world history class to create a weekly podcast along with me. Each episode focuses on a topic in world history. Often the episodes examine topics in the textbook chapters and help prepare for major exams. Other episodes present interviews with community persons with expertise in a history topic, music specials that focus on music from a particular country and how it helps to reflect their history and culture, and rebroadcast of history episodes created by other podcasters.

To listen to the series, go to Apple's iTunes store (http://itunes.com) and subscribe to this series. Search for "Arendale" and it should appear in the search window. Click on the "subscribe" button, then click again on a similar button, and the each new episode will download to your computer. In case you do not have the iTunes software installed on your computer, a free download is also available at the Apple web site. Or, you can download and listen to individual episodes by visiting this blog page. Click on the following link to download this episode. It will begin playing on the default media player on your computer. If it plays through the iTunes player, it will download into the music library. (S6.E1.) Season Six Overview.m4a

The theme music for the podcast is provided by Derek K. Miller. he has graciously granted permission to use his music during the introduction to each episode. The song is titled "Cold cloth and an ice pack." He provides other music that can be downloaded through his web site. Check it out at the following link http://www.penmachine.com/musicpages/demos.html

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