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May 7, 2010

(S7.E26.) Interview with Immigrant from Tanzenia

Immigrant from Tanzenia Interview

This interview podcast concerns an immigrant from Tanzenia and his story of his life. He shares his early upbringing, transition to the U.S., and development of his kick boxing business.

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. (S7.E26.) Interview with Immigrant from Tanzenia.m4a

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May 3, 2010

(S7.E24.) Interview with Tim, Iraq War Veteran

Iraq War Interview Special

The best way to understand what is going on in the Iraq War is to listen to the soldiers who have been there. Tim is interviewed concerning his deployment to Iraq. He shares about the separation from family, relationships with his fellow soldiers, daily life, and analysis of the impact of the US involvement in the war. To learn more about the Iraq War, check out the entry in Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War

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. (S7.E24.) Interview with Tim, Iraq War Veteran.m4a

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April 5, 2009

(S5.E15.) Special Interview: Recent Immigrants to the U.S.

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. 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 episode contains an interview of two Somali immigrants to the U.S. Both of them immigranted while they were young, but still have vivid memories of the experience. One of them traveled and lived in several countries before arriving in the U.S. This is a fact that many in the U.S. do not understand. The transition from other countries can be long, dangerous, and time consuming. These new immigrants are exposed to and become members of a variety of cultures due to the journey to the U.S. This gives them a unique perspective and story to tell.

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(S5.E14.) Special Interview: Trip to China

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. 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 episode contains an interview of a former Minneosata high school senior who traveled with a delegation led by the Governor to China in 2005. The interview is conducted by Erik from the class as he interviews his sister. In addiition to comments about her trip, the interviewee also provides an insightful overview of contemporary society and politics in China. This provides a nice extension of the last podcast episode that focused on the rise of Communism in China.

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March 29, 2009

(S5.E8.) Interview with Refugees from Vietnam and Cambodia

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. 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 episode provides an interview with several students at the University who immigrated from Cambodia and Vietnam. They share stories of how their parents and grandparents escaped the was in Vietnam and the genocide in Cambodia. The interview was conducted by a student from the fall 2008 history course.

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(S5.E5.) Interview with Former U.S. Soldier

Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History During the Past Century. 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 episode contains an interview by Derek with his uncle who was formerly in the U.S. military. It provides some insights to average life for a soldier who was serving in the U.S. during the Cold War time period. The podcast ends with several music selections by Kristine from our class.

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April 20, 2008

(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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January 12, 2008

(S2.E10.) Special: Interview with Islamic Imam

Special: Interview with Islamic Imam. 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 special podcast provides an interview with Hassan Mohamud who is an Imam with a local Islamic mosque. Mr. Mohamud is also an Asjuct Professor of Law with William Mitchell College of Law. The short interview provides some helpful insights from him regarding the Islamic faith and its relationship with U.S. culture. He mentions two web sites that are useful for people who want to learn more about the Islamic fairth: (a) Islam Online, http://islamonline.net and (b) Islamic Finder, http://islamicfinder.net

The music for the podcast comes from the Monterey International Pop Festival, a famous music concert following Woodstock. The featured tracks are "Shake" by Otis Redding and "For what it's worth" by Buffalo Springfield. Both of these artists were major music forces during the 1960s and the songs were classics both then and even now.

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January 9, 2008

(S2.E9.) Special: Interview of World War Two Observer

Memoires of World War Two from an Observer From Then. 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
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This special podcast provides an interview with Emily White who traveled through Europe and the U.S. during World War Two. Her father was a diplomat whose work took him to Austria, England, and the U.S. Her account of events during that time and her comments about present day events makes this an important interview to hear.

The music for the podcast comes from Skyla Spencer. Check out her web site at http://www.skylaspencer.com. She also has several music videos at the site as well, http://www.skylaspencer.com/music_videos.htm

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