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  • 01:31

    Behind the Headlines: Historical Revisionism in the 20th and 21st centuries

    in News

    Everyone has heard the term "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." If that maxim is true, and if it is to be useful to everyone, then it is essential that we have access to an accurate account of history and the reasons why historical events occurred. 


    Most people would agree that war should be avoided if possible, yet in the 239 years since the American declaration of independence, the USA has been at war for 229 of those years. Were all of those wars necessary? If that isn't a repeating historical pattern, we don't know what is.


    The First World War was called "the war to end all wars" and yet, just 20 years later, an even worse conflagration consumed the Eurasian continent, killing 65 million people.


    The phrase "never again" is most often heard in reference to the genocidal policies of the Nazis towards the Jews of Germany and Poland, yet today a record number of Jews are fleeing Europe for Israel in the face of mounting anti-semitism.


    Apart from 4 military assaults on sovereign nations, the deaths of at least 2 million people and the creation of an extremely instable security situation in many parts of the globe, the almost 15-year-long US-led war on terror has created a distinct anti-Muslim climate in many Western nations that bears many of the hallmarks of the first waves of anti-Jewish sentiment in Nazi Germany. 


    So if we have an accurate understanding of history, why does it appear to continue to repeat? Is there something wrong with our official historical narrative?


    Behind the Headlines airs live this Sunday, 08 March 2015, from 3-5pm EST / 12pm-2pm PST / 7-9pm UTC / 8-10pm CET.

  • 00:31

    Historical Fiction with Sam Hall

    in Current Events

    Daughter of the Cimmaron is Sam Hall's debut novel. With more than 30 years of writing experience, Sam has masterfully created a story from The Great Depression and Dust Bowl years. Life was hard during that era, but not everyone moved away. Some stayed. Sam will be talking about his book and so much more. Please invite a friend, grab a plate of chips and salsa, and join Maxine and Jeannie as we talk with Sam.

  • 00:30

    EP216 Historical Pirate Fiction Author Ozgur Sahin joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Books

    Ozgur K. Sahin is an award-winning independent author and life coach currently living in Minnesota. He has a background in astrophysics, consciousness development, and history.  He is currently editing the second book in his Brethren of the Spanish Main historical pirate fiction series, and has written and blogged about narcissism and personal/social development.


    The Wrath of Brotherhood


    After learning of his sister’s death at the hands of pirates, successful merchant Captain Roy Toppings sails to the Caribbean on a misguided mission of vengeance against the man who failed to protect her: her Spanish widower, Pablo Francisco.


    In the climate of the Restoration-era Caribbean colonies, where scheming and stealth could yield a prize as readily as boldness and firepower, Roy's vendetta lands him and his small but talented privateer crew in the middle of political intrigue and a deadly invasion in the West Indies as the nations of Europe struggle to consolidate power in anticipation of new monarchs in England and France.


    When Spain prepares a strike that could jeopardize all other commercial interests in the Caribbean, Roy must risk losing his chance at vengeance to fight for his nation and his fellow Brethren of the Coast.

  • 00:11

    To Look on Death No More by Leta Serafim: Historical Novel Set in 1943 Greece

    in Books

    In autumn of 1943, a lone allied soldier parachutes into Greece. His stated goal: to build an airstrip for the British. Brendon O'Malley is an Irishman, and he soon discovers that fighting the Nazis is not the same as embracing the British, who have seriously misled him about his mission.  


    Review


    The Devil Takes Half: (Starred Review) "Serafim's dense prose is perfect for lovers of literary and scholarly mysteries. Her plotting is methodical and traditional, with subtle nods to Sherlock Holmes, Greek mythology, and historical events." --Library Journal


    About the Author


    Leta Serafim is the author of the Greek Islands Mystery series, published by the Coffeetown Press, as well as the historical novel, To Look on Death No More. She has visited over twenty-five islands in Greece and continues to divide her time between Boston and Greece. You can find her online at letaserafim.com  


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  • 00:58

    Talk with historical fiction writer, Ed Protzel

    in Spirituality

    Ed earned his master’s degrees in English literature/creative writing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his bachelor's in English at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu.


    Ed had a dual career for over twenty years, working as an investments advisory manager for Fortune 100 firms, including Well Fargo Advisors, Met Life, and Merrill Lynch, while writing screenplays and novels. He was a whistleblower against a corrupt commodities futures brokerage in a case documented in the Wall Street Journal.


    Ed’s expertise as a novelist and screenwriter is in the American tragicomedy movement (Faulkner, Twain, Tennessee Williams, Flannery O'Connor), science fiction, Shakespeare, and a variety of historical periods, including World War II, the American Civil War, and Fourteenth Century Europe.


    The final two novels of The Lies that Bind trilogy include the same major characters as the original: Honor Among Outcasts, set in Missouri during the transition from the Civil War to a violent reconstruction, and Something in Madness, set in California as Durksen and Antoinette become the tumultuous state’s embattled first couple.


    Ed’s other novel-in-progress is The Antiquities Dealer, a genre-stretching, ostensible mystery/thriller about a Jewish gallery owner drawn by his former lover into a scheme to clone the great minds of history—purportedly beginning with Jesus Christ. Millennial religion, futuristic biotechnology, and human evolution collide in a cauldron peopled by a TV evangelist, a former NFL tackle, Middle East conspiracies, and radicals of major religions.


    Ed is married and lives in St. Louis, where he writes full time and teaches college English. 

  • 00:30

    EP208 Historical Thriller Author P. Sinclair Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    US born P. Sinclair graduated with a degree in History before spending the early 1970s traveling around the countries he had studied, including Lebanon, Syria, and Jordon where he observed the culture and landscape; he also witnessed first-hand the rising social unrest amidst the growing refugee camps. Today, Sinclair is retired and living with his wife on the outskirts of Paris, France. Descent Into Paradise by P. Sinclair (published by Clink Street Publishing $15.50 paperback, $8.00 ebook) will be available September 22nd to buy online from retailers including amazon.co.uk and can be ordered at all good bookstores.


    ABOUT THE BOOK:


    Thrust into a vortex of violence, a beautiful Mossad assassin, an American special forces operative, and a Palestinian freedom fighter find themselves torn between loyalty and love in this insightful historical thriller, which exposes the origin of the Arab Israeli conflict and the Islamic fundamentalist ascent to power. Israel, 1967. Caught up in the final actions of the Six Day War, Shasa, a young Palestinian girl, is the sole survivor of a brutal attack on her village. Growing up with her adopted family in Israel, and shunned by the other children in her small village, Shasa’s only true friend is another orphan named Zev. As fate would have it, both will meet again; Zev, as commander of Israel’s most elite special forces unit and Shasa, one of Mossad’s most accomplished operatives.

  • 01:00

    Historical Psychics: Nostradamus

    in Spirituality

    Nostradamus, living in the 16th century, was a French apothecary apothecary who published prophesies.  His most noted work is Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555. This has rarely been out of print since his death. Nostradamus has attracted a following that believe his prophesies to be accurate. Others believe the associations made between his words and world events are the result of mistranslations and misinterpretations.   We'll explore this fascinating man's work and words tonight!

  • 01:08

    BLACK MAN in CRISIS: Part I : Biblical Historical Perspective, Dr. Terry Dixon

    in Religion

    This broadcast lays the  foundation for a month long series on understanding issues and challenges facing the today's Black Man from a biblical perspective, that includes a discussion from Noah to HAM and the Cushites


    A key point that I am sure will resonate with all of you  is that the history of the Black man did NOT start with slavery. This broadcast, rooted in the Christian religion,  is a must listen for ALL  races, creeds and religions. 


     


     

  • 00:31

    EP206 Historical Fiction Author Liza Perrat Joins Kori on the Back Porch

    in Writing

    Liza grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where she worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years. When she met her French husband on a Bangkok bus, she moved to France, where she has been living with her husband and three children for twenty years. She works part-time as a French-English medical translator, and as a novelist. Her articles on French culture and tradition have been published in international magazines.  Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in her French historical trilogy, The Bone Angel Series. The second – Wolfsangel – was published in October, 2013, and the third, Blood Rose Angel, will be published in November, 2015. She is a founding member of the author collective, Triskele Books and reviews books for BookMuse.


    About the book:


    1348. A bone-sculpted angel and the woman who wears it––heretic, Devil’s servant, saint. 
    Midwife Héloïse has always known that her bastard status threatens her standing in the French village of Lucie-sur-Vionne. Yet her midwifery and healing skills have gained the people’s respect, and she has won the heart of the handsome Raoul Stonemason. The future looks hopeful. Until the Black Death sweeps into France. 

    Terrified that Héloïse will bring the pestilence into their cottage, Raoul forbids her to treat its victims. Amidst the grief and hysteria, the villagers searching for a scapegoat, Héloïse must choose: preserve her marriage, or honour the oath she swore on her dead mother’s soul? And even as she places her faith in the protective powers of her angel talisman, she must prove she’s no Devil’s servant, her talisman no evil charm. 

    Héloïse, with all her tragedies and triumphs, celebrates the birth of modern medicine, midwifery and thinking in late medieval times. 

  • 00:16

    The Romance Bookmark with Renee Bernard presents: Anna Harrington

    in Books

    Love, Laughter and Romance---what more do you need? Welcome to the Romance Bookmark and tonight, we sit down with Anna Harrington, bestselling author of Regency set historical romances that will make you fall in love! (And remember, true love is forever so get ready to add every Anna Harrington novel to your TBR pile!) Her Secret Life of Scoundrels series is winning readers' hearts and everyone who discovers Harrington never wants to let go!  annaharringtonbooks.com  Tune in tonight to get to know one of best historical romances authors on the stage today!

  • 01:02

    A Kind Voice on Books : Interview with Pam Webber

    in Lifestyle

    This week on A Kind Voice on Books, Pam Webber will be calling in to talk about her newest publication, The Wiregrass. Her book is a coming of age story set in the Wiregrass region of the American South, in 1969. We're excited to speak to Pam about the rewards and challenges inherent in writing for young readers and writing historical fiction, as well as her experiences in the industry. We'll also ask Pam about her book recommendations. You can ask Pam a question, or join the conversation by calling 347-850-8907, or emailing us at books@akindvoice.org. We'll be looking forward to your input!


    Hosted by Erin Rae


     


    Pam Webber's website -


    http://pamwebber.com/


     


    Read an Excerpt of The Wiregrass at -


    http://pamwebber.com/books/the-wiregrass/excerpt/