Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds

Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds

By Clarion University
The Pennsylvania Wilds, a collection of rural counties in North-Central Pennsylvania, is an isolated outdoor paradise. But the stories from the people who live and work in this region play a major part in our state, national, and even global history! Join Dr.'s Marc Sanko and Jeffrey Diamond, Historians at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, as they explore some of the wild stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds!

Technical assistance provided by Matt Albright of the Communications Department at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
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Coronavirus Special Edition: Episode 2 - A History of Pandemics
Our lives have all been drastically changed by the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, pandemic sweeping the globe. We here at "Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds" are changing with the times to bring you a special run of episodes focusing on the science, history, and philosophy of pandemics. In this episode, we welcome our colleague in the History program at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Martha Robinson to talk with us about the history of disease and pandemics with a focus on the Yellow Fever Outbreak in Pennsylvania around Philadelphia in 1793. Dr. Robinson is a graduate of the University of Southern California and a historian of Colonial America, religion, and disease. Credits, we wish to thank for: Technical assistance and editing: Matt Albright- Communications Department, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Interview: Martha Robinson, Ph.D. - Social Sciences Department, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Music: "Michigan Greens" by  Dan Lebowitz; “No Rights Reserved” https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ "History Instr." (feat. Colin Mutchler, Minus Kelvin). Available at http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/awkwardsilence/1473 under a Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/)
36:55
May 30, 2020
Coronavirus Special Edition: Episode 1 - The Science Behind the Virus
Our lives have all been drastically changed by the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, pandemic sweeping the globe. We here at "Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds" are changing with the times to bring you a special run of episodes focusing on the science, history, and philosophy of pandemics.  In this episode, we welcome Dr. Helen Hampikian to talk about the science of COVID-19. Dr. Hampikian, a graduate of the University of Birmingham (UK), is a microbiologist and expert on emerging disease and infectious disease at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  Credits, we wish to thank for: Technical assistance and editing: Matt Albright- Communications Department, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Interview: Helen Hampikian, Ph.D. - Biology and Geosciences Department, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Music: "Michigan Greens" by  Dan Lebowitz; “No Rights Reserved” https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ "History Instr." (feat. Colin Mutchler, Minus Kelvin). Available at http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/awkwardsilence/1473 under a Creative Commons NonCommercial Sampling Plus 1.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/nc-sampling+/1.0/)  
32:15
April 20, 2020
Episode 1: The 1930s Banking Crisis and Independent Women of the PA Wilds
In our inaugural episode of "Stories from the Pennsylvania Wilds", Dr.'s Marc Sanko and Jeffrey Diamond discuss the banking crisis of the Great Depression as it was seen from various counties and cities within the PA Wilds. Our guest for the show was Jessica Hilburn, Historian and Research Librarian for the Benson Memorial Library in Titusville, PA. Ms. Hilburn talks about her first book "Hidden Histories of Northwest Pennsylvania" and the importance of women history in the region including the Battles Family and the Battles Bank from Girard, PA during the banking crisis.  Credits, we wish to thank for: Technical assistance and editing: Matt Albright- Communications Department, Clarion University of Pennsylvania Interview: Jessica Hilburn - Benson Memorial Library Titusville Fireside Chat Excerpt:  "March 12, 1933: Fireside Chat 1: On the Banking Crisis" - the Miller Center, University of Virginia (https://millercenter.org/the-presidency/presidential-speeches/march-12-1933-fireside-chat-1-banking-crisis - accessed March 2, 2020) Music: "Michigan Greens" by  Dan Lebowitz; “No Rights Reserved” https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
36:00
March 25, 2020