Hello. It's been a crazy week of activity for the Speaking of History podcast. Linda Man of the Kansas City Star newspaper published an article on March 20th about how I use podcasts and blogs in my classroom and soon the copy was picked up by several other blogs and online newsletters. Traffic on this site has gone through the roof in the last several days and I welcome any new listeners to the podcast. Since November of 2005 we have had people from 62 different countries and all 50 states view this site. If you would like to have all new content on the site delivered to you when it is added please consider using i-Tunes or Bloglines.
In today's episode I will focus on an amazing new Winston Churchill Memorial and Library museum that has recently opened in Fulton, Missouri - the site of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" or "Sinews of Peace" speech in 1946. On the day of grand opening I interviewed John Hensley (e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org) - the archivist and curator of the memorial. I took some pictures of the museum and have included a short photostory video here (only a minute and a half long) to give you an idea of the world class quality of this museum. The video also contains audio from the Iron Curtain speech in the background.
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Direct link to Speaking of History Podcast #17 - Winston Churchill Memorial and Museum Interview - MP3 format (18 minutes)
Episode #17 Show Notes:
- Kansas City Star Newspaper article (March 20, 2006) on using podcasts and blogs in the classroom
- Winston Churchill Memorial and Library - Fulton, Missouri - Official Site
- Video slideshow of Winston Churchill Memorial and Library (90 seconds)
- John Hensley - The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library Archivist and Curator - E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Listen to the entire Iron Curtain Speech (Sinews of Peace Speech)
- Wikipedia article on Winston Churchill
- Wikipedia article on The Iron Curtain
- Wikipedia article on Fulton, Missouri