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  • 01:00

    Virgin Islands History: Learning about Our Ancestors, Part 2

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    Note: This show was postponed last Saturday due to a technical glitch in the system beyond our control.


    When one wants to learn more about one’s ancestors, one turns to sources of information. When it comes to learning more about our Virgin Islands ancestors, an extensive and readily available source is as close as the Internet via our University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Libraries, more specifically, their 2000 Digitalization Award Project.


    The UVI Libraries, in partnership with the VI Division of Libraries, Archives, & Museums (DLAM), were awarded a National Leadership grant for digitization from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2000. The Project sought to enhance access to sources of information on VI's history and culture for scholars, students, historians, and researchers in the territory and abroad. The award was given for the purpose of digitizing USVI's materials in areas of biography, education, history, and culture for access on the Internet. Materials were drawn from the libraries' collections include:



    Funeral Booklets - developed for memorial services detailing life and family history of the deceased;
     
    Historical Photographs - documenting events in political and social life of Virgin Islanders;
     
    Newspaper Articles - commentaries written by local ecologist Olasee Davis to highlight environmental, historical, and cultural issues;
     
    Project Introspection materials - developed by the VI’s Dept. of Education to document and explain history and customs of Virgin Islanders & used in the K-12 school program;
     
    Research Reports and Occasional Papers - findings on agricultural, home economics practices, & historical events of the region.


    The documents can be searched through the UVI Libraries online catalog.

  • 00:30

    Virgin Islands History Month: Learning about Our Ancestors, Part 1

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    When one wants to learn more about one’s ancestors, one turns to sources of information. When it comes to learning more about our Virgin Islands ancestors, an extensive and readily available source is as close as the Internet via our University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Libraries, more specifically, their 2000 Digitalization Award Project.


    The UVI Libraries, in partnership with the VI Division of Libraries, Archives, & Museums (DLAM), were awarded a National Leadership grant for digitization from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2000. The Project sought to enhance access to sources of information on VI's history and culture for scholars, students, historians, and researchers in the territory and abroad. The award was given for the purpose of digitizing USVI's materials in areas of biography, education, history, and culture for access on the Internet. Materials were drawn from the libraries' collections include:


    •    Funeral Booklets - developed for memorial services detailing life and family history of the deceased;


    •    Historical Photographs - documenting events in political and social life of Virgin Islanders;


    •    Newspaper Articles - commentaries written by local ecologist Olasee Davis to highlight environmental, historical, and cultural issues;


    •    Project Introspection materials - developed by the VI’s Dept. of Education to document and explain history and customs of VIers and used in the K-12 school program; and


    •    Research Reports and Occasional Papers - findings on agricultural, home economics practices, and historical events of the region.


    The documents can be searched through the UVI Libraries online catalog.


     

  • 00:59

    Virgin Islands History: Learning about Our Ancestors Segment, Part 3

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    There are Many Ways to Learn from Our Ancestors:



    Full genealogy


    an account of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or from older forms

    regular descent of a person, family, or group of organisms from a progenitor or older form:  pedigree

    the study of family pedigrees

    an account of the origin and historical development of something

    The Caribbean Genealogy Library, website and Facebook





    Third-Party Oral Results


    Family member

    Non-family member, for example, The Friends of Denmark
     



    Library Collection


     University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Libraries, 2000 Digitalization Award Project.

    The Caribbean Genealogy Library, website and Facebook

    The Virgin Islands Public Library System
     



    The Importance of Knowing Our Heritage



    Poor Richard's Almanack as an example of a historical document
     

    The Importance of Cultural Heritage 
     

    Why Your Heritage Is Important

  • 01:58

    World Of Ink - Red River Radio - Promote Authors Party

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    It's Party time for World Of Ink Network and Red River Radio on April 19th at 4 EST 3 CST 2 MT 1 PST.


    Join the fun as the hosts, Dellani Oakes and Marsha Casper Cook talk to  authors about their work. The chat room will be open so feel free to call in if you have a question.


    Both World Of Ink and Red River promote authors and showcase their work. They have been doing this for years but on this day the two networks will share stories and guests and how they started with Blog Talk Radio years ago and continue year after year enjoying the shows and their guests.


    LIVE SHOW - OPEN CHAT ROOM  714-242-5259


    http://www.worldofinknetwork.com


    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio

  • 01:01

    Learning about Our Ancestors Segment, Part 4 – Governor Ralph M. Paiewonsky

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    Ralph Moses Paiewonsky (Nov. 9, 1907, St Thomas, Danish West Indies – Nov. 9, 1991, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands) was a businessman and politician who served as the 9th civilian governor of the US Virgin Islands from 1961-1969.


    The son of Jewish Lithuanian immigrants to the Danish West Indies, Ralph Paiewonsky graduated from New York University in 1930nwith a degree in chemistry. His father owned A.H. Riise & Co. Ltd., an apothecary, general store, and a bay rum distillery in St. Thomas. After he returned to the Virgin Islands, his father bought the government-owned beverage rum distillery on St. Croix.


    After Ralph found out that the shortage of water limited expansion, he proceeded to develop yeast strains which could ferment a mixture of molasses and seawater. After expansion, he sold the distillery and turned to converting the general store to a gift boutique. He managed various family businesses and was a founder of the West Indies Bank and Trust Company in 1954. In 1961, he was appointed Governor by President John F. Kennedy.


    Gov. Paiewonsky's administration established the Dept. of Housing & Community Renewal in 1962, and began a program of land acquisition and home construction. Approximately 8,000 new homes were built under this program during his term. He also supported public education reforms and the establishment of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) in 1962. Paiewonsky served as chairman of UVI's board of directors until his death; UVI's library on St. Thomas is named for Paiewonsky.

    We're honored to have Valerie Sims of Vintage Virgin Islands blog drop by to share a tidbit or two. Welcome, Valerie!

    Visit Vintage Virgin Islands at www.VintageVirginIslands.com/

  • 01:11

    Patrick's interview with Uvi Poznansky

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    8:00 Pm Patrick's Interview with Author, Artist and Writer Uvi Poznansky about her Novel Apart from Love

  • 00:41

    WEBBWEAVER BOOKS PROUDLY PRESENTS: AUTHOR UVI POZNANSKY

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    TWISTED:


      In this unique collection, Uvi Poznansky brings together diverse tales, laden with shades of mystery and the macabre. There are four of them: I Am What I Am; I, Woman; The Hollow; and The One Who Never Leaves. Here, you will come into a dark, strange world, a hyper-reality where nearly everything is firmly rooted in the familiar—except for some quirky detail that twists the yarn, and takes it for a spin in an unexpected direction.

      This is the reality you will see in a biblically inspired hell, through the eyes of a ghost of a woman, trying to reclaim her name by appealing to the devil; the eyes of a clay figure of a woman, about to be fired in the kiln, longing for her Creator; the eyes of a woman in the midst of a free fall, about to become a ghost; and the eyes of a feline creature with cracked fangs, trying in vain to resign herself, by hook and by crook, to being locked. These characters explore their identity, and challenge their fate.

      Inspired by her art, by quotes from literature and the bible, and by the author’s professional career, these tales come from different times and places. Yet all of them share one thing in common: an unusual mind, one that is twisted. So prepare yourself: keep the lights on.

  • 01:04

    THE WRITERS LOUNGE PRESENTS: UVI POZNANSKY

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    Join hosts Tom Riddell and Robin Eduardo as they welcome author Uvi Poznansky to The Writers Lounge. Sit back and relax as Uvi discusses what it's like to be a writer and she will also talk to us about her book: Apart From Love. 
    Written with passionate conviction, this story is being told by two of its characters: Ben, a twenty-seven years old student, and Anita, a plain-spoken, spunky, uneducated redhead, freshly married to Lenny, his aging father. Behind his back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him.
    Meanwhile, Lenny is trying to keep a secret from both of them: his ex-wife, Ben’s mother, a talented pianist, has been stricken with an early-onset alzheimer. Taking care of her gradually weighs him down.
    What emerges in these characters is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness .
    Join Us!

  • 00:55

    Uvi Poznansky - Apart from Love

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    Uvi Poznansky is a California-based author, poet and artist.
    She earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel. During her studies and in the years immediately following her graduation, she practiced with an innovative Architectural firm, taking a major part in the large-scale project, 'Home for the Soldier'; a controversial design that sparked fierce public debate.
    At the age of 25 Uvi moved to Troy, N.Y. with her husband and two children. Before long, she received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she guided teams in a variety of design projects; and where she earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
    Her versatile body of work can be seen online at uviart.com. It includes bronze and ceramic sculptures, oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, and mixed media.
    She won great acclaim for her novel, Apart From Love, published February 2012. Her poetry book, Home (in tribute to her father, the poet and writer Zeev Kachel) will be published September 2012.

  • 00:38

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Uvi Poznansky

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      The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book 3):


    Struggling to find the right balance between loving his sons and upholding justice, David is silent when Amnon rapes his daughter, Tamar, and when Absalom lures Amnon to his death. These crimes go unpunished, because a mysterious change has come upon the king, which his court scribes note even before he does. In the past he had to explain his actions, such as the affair with Bathsheba, to them. Now, they want to understand the opposite thing: his lack of action.
    In families other than his, such matters may be a mere matter of gossip. Yet when assault, incest, and murder occur in the king’s family, they affect matters of the state. David is toppled from his throne, and must escape from the son he adores, Absalom.
    Even as he finds a way to quell the revolt and come back to the City of David, the road ahead seems unclear. How will he find the right successor amongst his remaining sons, the one who will connect to him and continue his legacy?
    This is volume III of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now.

  • 01:11

    Patrick's interview with Uvi Poznansky - Jul 21,2012

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    8:00 Pm Patricks Interview with Author, Artist and Writer Uvi Poznansky about her Novel Apart from Love