News: more Americans are ending up homeless at a record rate
History Behind News: how did it get so bad?
HbN Guest: Prof. Maria Foscarinis
Author of: forthcoming book on the history of homelessness and how to end it
About Our Guest: Prof. Foscarinis is a lecturer at Columbia Law School, where she serves on the Public Interest/Public Service Council. She is the founder and former executive director of the National Homelessness Law Center.
History Behind News: what was that first Thanksgiving in 1621 like?
HbN Guest: Dr. David Silverman
Author of: This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving
About Our Guest: Dr. Silverman is a professor at George Washington University's Department of History Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, where his focus is on Early America and Native America. In addition to This Land is Their Land, he has written several books on these subjects.
News: the news media's constant coverage of Taylor Swift
History Behind News: America's Concerts Before Taylor Swift
HbN Guest: Dr. James Davis & Dr. Steve Waksman
Author of: Maryland, My Maryland: Music and Patriotism during the American Civil War (Dr. Davis) & Live Music in America: A History from Jenny Lind to Beyoncé (Dr. Waksman)
About Our Guests: Dr. Davis is a professor of Musicology and Chair of the Music History Area at the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Dr. Waksman is the Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor of Music and Professor of American Studies; and Chair in American Studies at Smith College.
News: The Unwanted FIFA Kiss - Rubiales is banned from football-related activities for 3 years
History behind news: In this episode, I ask my guest, Dr. Marta del Moral, the following questions:
Dr. del Moral is a professor of gender equality at the Complutense University of Madrid. She directs the Research Group: Gender Relations in the Contemporary World: an interdisciplinary perspective from History, Geography and Law, where she has investigated women's participation in local governments.
She has received many awards and prizes for her research. And also obtained many teaching awards, including the Student's Union "You're Awesome Award" at the University of Bath, England.
Also, be sure to visit HbN's Women's Rights Series.
News: Israel-Gaza Conflict, part of HbN's Middle East Scholar Series
History behind news: In this episode, I ask my guest, Dr. Howard Lupovitch, the following questions:
Dr. Lupovitch is a professor of history and the director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University. He specializes in modern Jewish History, specifically the Jews of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy. He recently completed a history of the Jews of Budapest and is currently writing a history of the Neolog Movement, Hungarian Jewry's progressive wing.
He is the author of Transleithanian Paradise: A History of the Budapest Jewish Community, 1738-1938.
News: Israel's ground invasion of Gaza.
History behind news: In this episode, I ask my guest, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Walters, the following questions:
Dr. Walters is an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies in the Department of International Security at the Air Command and Staff College. She received both her MA and PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Walters is currently working on an oral history project exploring Operation Allies Welcome, the U.S. military support for the evacuation and resettlement of Afghans spanning 2021-2022.
Her second book project, Hospitality is the Law of the Mountains: The 1999 Kosovo War, examines how Albanians – motivated by the Albanian concept of hospitality – took strangers into their homes and communities and changed the course of the refugee crisis.
News: Gaza and Israel - violence & war
History behind news: In this episode, my guest, Dr. Michael Ptylik, tells the story of the origin of the Jewish people. We have invited and will soon have guests to tell the story of the Palestinian people.
Topics in this conversation:
Dr. Michael Pytlik, HbN's guest, is a professor of in Anthropology and Judaic Studies, Director of Judaic Studies, and Director of the Cis Maisel Center for Judaic Studies at Oakland, University, in Rochester, MI.
To learn more about him, you can visit his academic homepage. Also, here is his dissertation on Imagining David, the Man and King, and also a paper on the Canaanite and Judean Cities of Lachish, Israel.
News: President Biden pickets along UAW members
History behind news: On the balance, have labor unions benefited American labor?
Dr. Masters is a professor of business in the Department of Management and Information Systems at the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University. He is the author of several books, including The UAW: An Iconic Union Falls in Scandal.
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