May 4, 2022
In this podcast Jeananne interviews Matt Anderson, The Curator of Transportation at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
Matt provides a lot of insight on the impact of the automobile along with many great facts that we were not initially aware of!
The Henry Ford Museum of Innovation is a history museum complex in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan, United States.
The museum collection contains items such as the presidential limousine of John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, the Rosa Parks bus, and many other historical exhibits. It is the largest indoor–outdoor museum complex in the United States, and is visited by over 1.7 million people each year.
There is always more to learn!
Jimmy & Jean
March 30, 2022
The 19th Amendment & The Women’s Suffrage movement:
When people think of the 19th Amendment, they often incorrectly assume that all women received the right to vote at the same time. By 1920, 15 states had full suffrage, and more had what is often referred to as partial suffrage. Women could vote in some elections, but not all (think local elections or primaries or even school board elections). As many women as there were in support of Suffrage, you also have Anti-Suffrage groups led by women.
In this podcast we discuss the path to the 19th Amendment and some of the champions of the cause.
Take a listen, there is always more to learn!
March 17, 2022
Well well, we get to our 50th episode and this may be one of our personal favorites.
We discuss Prohibition, and this one hits home. our great uncle was the owner of two speakeasies in Brooklyn back in the day. We get to immortalize our Great Uncle Rocco (Robert) "Nap" LaSalle, who passed at the age of 99 back in 1992.
We cover the Volstead Act and how it came to pass, we discover how prohibition ended, we interview Travis from the Prohibition Museum in Savannah, GA, and more.
There is always more to learn. Thank you for listening and tell your friends about us.
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March 10, 2022
We continue our foray into The Progressive Era and discuss the passing of the 16th and 17th Amendments.
The 16th Amendment started the collecting of a Federal Income Tax, which has increased over time.
The 17th Amendment changed the way we elect our Senators.
We go into great detail on the how, why, and the benefits these two amendments to our constitution have provided to the people.
As always there is more to learn.
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March 2, 2022
We continue our coverage of the Progressive Era and spend some time delving into the Food and Drug Administration.
We discuss what it was like before your food was inspected - yuck! You have no idea what went on, and what you truly owe to the supervision of the FDA on our food supply!
We mention Upton Sinclair and the his book, The Jungle, and how it spurred public outcry on how their food was produced, which by the way, was not even the author's original intent!
We go into the humble beginnings of the FDA, how it has expanded, how it fights ongoing criticism, common misconceptions, and how it adapts to science.
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February 17, 2022
We continue our coverage of The Progressive Era by discussing child labor laws, and education changes during that time.
Jeananne and I also discuss the challenges facing educators today and how the role of teachers has evolved over time.
Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938
John Dewey Education Reforms
February 10, 2022
This podcast begins our coverage of The Progressive Era. Jeananne has been mentioning "The Progressive Era" in several podcasts, and now...here it is!
Learn how society is transformed during the Progressive Era and some of the public and private sector individuals who had a role in the transformation.
In part one we touch on Jacob Riis, Ida Tarbell, and settlement houses. We are joined by Katie Vogel, the Public Historian of the Henry Street Settlement in NYC.
We also will discuss Jane Addams, and Florence Kelley.
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There is always more to learn!
February 3, 2022
We continue our podcast coverage of William Howard Taft and delve into his policies, both foreign and domestic.
Taft separated the Dept of Labor from the Dept of Commerce and both were to hold cabinet positions, he was involved in the creation of corporate taxes, the Children's Bureau, Postal Savings Bank Act, (Allowed for FDIC Insurance).
On the foreign front we talk about Dollar Diplomacy and the creation of what will become known as "Banana Republics".
We cover the election of 1912, as well as his time in the Supreme Court. Taft was the only president to be named to The Supreme Court. He held the title of Chief Justice. Take a listen to get all the interesting details about William Howard Taft!
January 27, 2022
This podcast is part 1 of 2 on The Presidency of William Howard Taft. WH Taft was the 27th President of the United States.
In this first part we review how Taft became president, his political beginnings and future ambitions. He is the only President that would go on to become a Supreme Court Justice. He held the title of Chief Justice.
Taft continued the trust-busting ways of his predecessor, initiating 80 lawsuits, twice as many as Teddy Roosevelt!
He was instrumental in the creation of the Food and Drug Administration, Dept of Labor and the Children's Bureau.
Taft was not happy in his role as president and really flourished professionally AFTER his presidency, which is also included in part two on Taft.
There is always more to learn!
January 20, 2022
We pick up where we left off with part one on The Presidency of Theodore "Teddy Roosevelt". This part discusses his role as a conservationist, his impact on wildlife preserves, the building of the Panama Canal, his contributions to the museums, as well as how Teddy Bears came to be named after Teddy Roosevelt!
All this and more in this podcast.
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