“The Golden Age of the Postcard,” New Canaan Library, September 28, 2021.
My Zoom talk about the origins and early history of the world’s most common travel souvenir.
Discussion leader, “Italian Internment during World War II and the Limits of Racism,” Internment and Resistance: Confronting Mass Detention and Dehumanization, Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center’s National Endowment for the Humanities 2020-2021 colloquium, March 4, 2021.
The KHC invited a noted scholar to speak about the Italian American experience during WWII. I was honored to facilitate discussion for this online public event on an important but little known aspect of the World War II experience.
“A Night at the Garden Reveals a Startling Piece of American History,” Wisconsin Public Radio, February 22, 2019.
My comments on this Oscar-nominated short documentary and its Wisconsin connections.
“Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken: The U.S. Port of Embarkation,” Hoboken Historical Museum, May 7, 2017.
This recording of my talk at the Hoboken Historical Museum is also available on YouTube.
“Union County Programs to Remember World War I on Its Centennial,” NJ.com, March 22, 2017
Some publicity about a talk I gave at Snyder Hall in Elizabeth, New Jersey for the WWI centennial.
“‘NYC Doughboy Day’ World War I Living History Event a Big Success at Governors Island,’ U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, September 19, 2016.
I was honored to participate in this WWI commemorative event in New York City.
“Paul Theroux Deep South; More World War I Sites,” Travel With Rick Steves, May 28, 2016
My return visit to Rick’s program with more WWI travel tips
Frommer’s Travel Show, WABC Radio, May 21, 2016
My conversation with Pauline Frommer and Jason Cochran about WWI sites in the US and Europe.
Arthur von Wiesenberger’s Around the World TV, April 28, 2016
My call-in appearance on this television and radio program out of Santa Barbara, California to discuss my WWI travel guide. You can watch the video of the episode here.
“Program 423: Backdoor Balkans; World War I Travel Sites; Krakow,” Travel with Rick Steves, November 7, 2015
My appearance on the NPR radio program of America’s most trusted travel expert.
“America and WWI: A Traveler’s Guide – History and Travel in Once Place,” OnTravel.com, June 28, 2015.
My radio interview with Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman for their popular travel-themed radio program.
“Book Corner,” VFW Magazine, June/July 2015
My WWI book receives a mention in the national magazine of one of America’s largest veterans’ organizations.
“Nazi Summer Camps in 1930s America?” National Public Radio, April 28, 2015
This NPR story includes a quote from my 2007 article on the German American Bund in America in WWII.
Interview on Radio Free Woodhaven, December 26, 2014
My interview on a weekly Internet radio program in Queens, NY, about my WWI book.
“Book Puts Jamaica Bay at the Center of World War I,” Queens Times-Ledger, December 22, 2014
A story in a local Queens, NY newspaper about my WWI book.
“Bookshelf,” On Wisconsin, Winter 2014
A blurb about my WWI book from the University of Wisconsin alumni magazine. My book is the second one down.
“Professor’s New Book Follows in the Footsteps of U.S. Soldiers of the Great War,” CUNY Newswire, November 19, 2014
A press release from my university about my WWI book.
“Travel Minute – Veteran’s Day Travel,” rudymaxa.com, November 17, 2014
A little note about my book from the website of Rudy Maxa, one of America’s top travel gurus.
“Croton Man Writes Guide To World War I Sites,” Cortlandt Daily Voice, June 23, 2014.
An article about my WWI book from my local news website.
“Common Read: History of Cambodia,” Tiger Media, Queensborough Community College, February 24, 2014
I am interviewed about the history of Cambodia for QCC’s “Common Read” program, which featured Somaly Mam’s book The Road of Lost Innocence.
“Fighting the Japanese in Burma, Surviving Malaria,” CBSNews.com, November 4, 2013
Part of CBSNews.com’s “Celebrating Our Heroes”series, the article features a WWII veteran I interviewed back in the 1990s, and gives me a “shout out.”
Herman Blise, Hampshire’s Big Theme Channel, YouTube, October 30, 2013.
A film made by Hampshire’s Big Theme, a project of Hampshire Museums in southern England, as part of their WWI commemorations. I am interviewed in the film. Their website is http://www3.hants.gov.uk/1914.htm.
First Aero Squadron Foundation Newsletter, September 2013
While visiting Columbus, New Mexico in the course of researching my WWI book, Bill Wehner of the First Aero Squadron Foundation gave me the grand tour of their interesting town, and even mentioned my visit in their newsletter.
Interview on the Larry Meiller Show, Wisconsin Public Radio, October 28, 2008.
Meiller interviewed me about my book Wisconsin.
“Research and the Classroom: A View from the Community College,” Perspectives on History, November 2006.
I and several other scholars working in community college are interviewed for this article, in the news magazine of the American Historical Association, about how scholarly research influences our work in the classroom.
“Two Borough College Teachers Offer Intriguing Books,” Queens Times-Ledger, August 16, 2001.
A little local press for my first book, To Hear Only Thunder Again.