Access at the Crossroads Blog
These blog entires identify best practices to increase success for historically-underrepresented college students including excerpts from my book, Access at the Crossroads. Click here to subscribe to this blog.
David Arendale | Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 8:37PM
Welcome to the 14th season of Then and How: Global History and Culture podcast. The podcast began during fall of 2006 as a project in an introductory global history course at the University of Minnesota. This short overview episode reminds listeners of the purpose of the podcast and encourages listener feedback to David Arendale who is the course instructor. His email address is email@example.com
David Arendale | Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:37PM
In this podcast episode we begin our second season of the PAL Podcast. We are focused on postsecondaru peer cooperative learning programs. Our podcast will include not only interviews with studnnt leaders of these college study group sessions, but also interviews with supervisors of PAL programs around the world. I will also include episodes that share emerging research on peer learning. Also, look for PDF documents that come along with the audio podcast episodes. These will be training materials and draft versions of future articles. Send me email at firstname.lastname@example.org Check out my webpage where I provide more information on this topic. My website is located at http://arendae.org To directly reach those materials on the website click on this link, http://arendale.org/peer-learnng-resources/
David Arendale | Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:26PM
In this podcast episode, we feature Paul Harvey and one of his signature radio programs. And The Rest of the Story was a Monday-through-Friday radio program hosted by Paul Harvey beginning during the Second World War on the ABC Radio Networks. The radio series consisted of stories presented as little-known or forgotten facts on a variety of subjects with some key element of the story (usually the name of some well-known person) held back until the end. The broadcasts always concluded with a variation on the tag line "And now you know the rest of the story." So I do not spoil the ending, I will not say anything else about this episode.
(S01-E11) Historic Voices Podcast: Orson Wells as Prof. Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes; "The Final Problem" radio episode
David Arendale | Monday, February 6, 2017 at 1:14PM
In this podcast episode, we feature the voices of two great British Shakespearean actors, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson, and the great radio and movie actor, director, producer, and writer, Mr. Orson Wells. Sir Gielgud appeared in many great Hollywood films including Gandhi, Elizabeth, Chariots of Fire, and The Elephant Man. Mr. Wells is best known for the film Citizen Kane and 1938-radio show, War of the Worlds. The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was an old-time radio show which aired in the USA from October 2, 1939 to July 7, 1947. The radio stories were action packed, filled with atmosphere, and featured great music by Lou Kosloff, as well as excellent sound effects. Originally, the show starred Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson. Together, they starred in 220 episodes. In 1955, NBC re-ran the BBC series with the great British actors Sir John Gielgud as Holmes, and Sir Ralph Richardson as Watson, and in "The Final Problem," Orson Wells is the voice of Holmes’ greatest nemesis, Dr. Moriarty. That is the subject for this podcast episode.
(S01-E10) Historic Voices Podcast: Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
David Arendale | Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 9:21AM
In this podcast episode, we feature Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King’s A Time to Break Silence speech on April 4, 1967 in New York City. While many have listened to Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech, fewer have considered his words in A Time to Break Silence. He embraced his concern for both the welfare of the African-American soldiers who most often were on the front lines of battle, but also for the poor in Vietnam. Dr. King was one of the few national leaders who correctly understood the struggle in Vietnam was not between Communism and democracy, rather a long battle against French imperialism that had dominated the region for hundreds of years. The fear of the Cold War between the U.S. and Russia had spilled into Southeast Asia where it did not belong. Dr. King saw how the Vietnam conflict was both destroying our own country as well as that of the poor in Vietnam. This was not a universally popular speech among the American people. Time has revealed the wisdom of Dr. King who not only spoke of advancing civil rights in America, but also serving as peacemakers here on earth with all people.
David Arendale | Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:33PM
In this podcast episode, we feature Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speech I Have a Dream delivered on August 28, 1963. We are about to celebrate the national holiday in honor of Dr. King on January 16th. I thought it timely to release Dr. King’s on this day of remembrance and challenge to for us to recommit ourselves to the continuing fight for civil rights for all. The context for Dr. King’s speech was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in summer of 1963. The speech was delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before a quarter million civil rights supporters in Washington, D.C. Many historians declare the speech to be the defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement
David Arendale | Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 3:02AM
In this podcast episode, we feature the inaugural speech by President Kennedy in 1961. As I record this podcast episode, President Obama has just given his last speech as president in Chicago where he reminded the audience that was where his public service began. In a week, President-Elect Trump will give his first speech as the next U.S. President. It seemed appropriate to go back to one of the most remembered speeches by a new president. There was much more to President Kennedy’s speech than the often-quoted “Ask not what the country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” He reminded the listeners that even though they were living in the high point of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, there were alternatives to war and opportunities to bring prosperity to all the earth’s people.