With an interview with Tompkins County and Cornell University historian Carol Kammen, Bob Cudmore’s Historians Podcast has reached the 200 episode mark.
Cudmore is a veteran broadcaster who writes the weekly Focus on History column for the Daily Gazette. He is the author of three history books focusing on Montgomery and Fulton counties. Continue reading
This week on “The Historians” podcast, Bob Cudmore provides his Top Ten List of Amsterdam, NY, broadcasters. Dave Greene is co-host. One local native became a top ABC television correspondent who died in a helicopter crash on his way to cover a strike in Minnesota. Another Amsterdam native was part of Boston’s favorite TV anchor team for thirty years.
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This week on “The Historians” podcast, sports historian Mike Hauser explores Fulton County connections to major league baseball. For example, Jack McKeon, who played for the Gloversville Glovers in 1950, managed the Florida Marlins to a World Series victory in 2003. Hauser writes a column on local sports history for the Gloversville Leader Herald. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
This week on “The Historians” podcast Bob Cudmore hosts the second of two episodes covering the 2016 American Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Conference. Lois Huey tells the story of Molly Brant, a Mohawk Indian woman who was an important figure in the history of the Mohawk Valley and Canada. Huey is co-author of Molly Brant: A Legacy of Her Own (Old Fort Niagara Association, 1997). Phil Weaver has the history of the Jersey Grays, who served in the Mohawk Valley region in 1776. President James Madison weighs in on the founding of America as portrayed by actor Kyle Jenks. Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
This week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Jane Spellman, author of Women Belong in History Books: Herkimer and Oneida Counties, 1700-1950.
Retired as executive director of the Herkimer County Historical Society, Spellman and over twenty women worked on research for this book. You can hear listen to “The Historians” podcast online here. Continue reading
This week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Barbara Blaisdell, an independent reenactor who has been portraying Susan B. Anthony for 24 years including appearances at the National Susan B. Anthony House and Museum in Rochester, N.Y. Blaisdell (and Susan B. Anthony) explore the opinions of the human rights leader on women’s rights, slavery and temperance.
Listen at “The Historians” online archive. “The Historians” podcast is also heard each Monday at 11:30 am and Wednesday at 11 am on RISE, WMHT’s radio service for the blind and print disabled in New York’s Capital Region and Hudson Valley.
“The Historians” podcast is recorded at Dave Greene’s East Line Studio. You can support this podcast by making a contribution to “The Historians” GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/TheHistorians
This week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Jessica Parr, author of Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon (Mississippi, 2015). Whitefield was a founding father of American evangelicalism in the 1700s. Parr looks at his missionary career and his effort to reconcile his disdain for some plantation owners with his belief that slavery was an economic necessity in the American South. Listen at “The Historians” online archive here. Continue reading
This week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Michael Cinquanti who publishes a daily blog of birthdays of people born in his home town of Amsterdam, N.Y. It’s a fun way to learn about local history. Cinquanti also keeps track of the birthdays of sports stars. Listen at “The Historians” online here. Continue reading
This week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Sheila Myers, author of the novel, Imaginary Brightness: A Durant Family Saga. William West Durant is the focus of her novel; Durant marketed Adirondack great camps as vacation homes for super wealthy American industrialists. You can listen at “The Historians” online archive here. Continue reading
This week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Steven Engelhart of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Steven has fascinating comments on Adirondack structures – bridges, fire towers, great camps and even prisons. You can listen to the show here. Continue reading