World War I http://kcur.org en Eddie Rickenbacker: WWI Ace http://kcur.org/post/eddie-rickenbacker-wwi-ace <p>A century ago, America got hooked on speed. On the ground, speed meant motor cars and in the air, it meant planes. All that speed was delivered by the internal combustion engine, and no one represented the new world of motor speed better than Eddie Rickenbacker. He was not only a champion race-car driver, but also the greatest of World War I flying aces.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 21:00:03 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton 55663 at http://kcur.org Eddie Rickenbacker: WWI Ace Kansas City's World War I Monuments http://kcur.org/post/kansas-citys-world-war-i-monuments <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Everyone is familiar with the National World War I Monument in Kansas City, but there are others.</span></p><p>On Monday, we'll hear the stories behind some of the most prominent WWI monuments and memorials in Kansas City. James J. Heiman the author of <em>Voices In the Bronze and Stone: Kansas City's World War I Monuments and Memorials</em> joins us.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><strong>James J. Heiman</strong> is the author of <em>Voices In Bronze and Stone: Kansas City's World War I Monuments and Memorials.</em></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Jenny Whitty 55143 at http://kcur.org Kansas City's World War I Monuments The Role Of Food During World War I http://kcur.org/post/role-food-during-world-war-i <p></p><p>On today's <em>Central Standard</em>, culinary historian Andrea Broomfield joins us to discuss the importance of food during the first World War.</p><p>Broomfield explains what the food industry was like during that time at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theworldwar.org/chowchallenge">War Fare: Chow Challenge</a> on April 30. Chefs from area restaurants will compete in an <em>Iron Chef</em>-style event using food available during World War I.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Guest:</span></strong></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:28:07 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54897 at http://kcur.org The Role Of Food During World War I 'War Horse' Salutes World War I's Equine Brigade http://kcur.org/post/war-horse-salutes-world-war-equine-brigade <p>The <a href="http://theworldwar.org/">National World War I Museum</a>, housed at the base of the Liberty Memorial, is this year marking the 100th anniversary of the start of that war. By pure coincidence, the national tour of the Tony Award-winning play <em>War Horse</em> arrives at the Music Hall next month, creating a rare convergence of history and theatricality in Kansas City.</p><p><strong>Confounding the skeptics</strong></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:51:21 +0000 Steve Walker 52659 at http://kcur.org 'War Horse' Salutes World War I's Equine Brigade New Exhibit At National WWI Museum Highlights International Perspectives http://kcur.org/post/new-exhibit-national-wwi-museum-highlights-international-perspectives <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer marks the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">100</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the start of World War I, and a new exhibit at the <a href="http://theworldwar.org/">National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial </a>in Kansas City, Mo., details the events that led up to the war — from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to the declaration of war a month later on July 28, 1914.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:06:42 +0000 Maria Carter 52652 at http://kcur.org New Exhibit At National WWI Museum Highlights International Perspectives WWI: Who Lit The Fire? http://kcur.org/post/wwi-who-lit-fire <p></p><p>When you think of World War I, you may picture soldiers fighting in the trenches, but the whole conflict started with the assassination of an Austrian archduke.</p><p>On Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org.programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with historian Sean McMeekin, who says it was a group of corrupt statesmen who held the match that lit the European powder keg.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</strong></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:49:48 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 50388 at http://kcur.org WWI: Who Lit The Fire? New Appointee At National WWI Museum To Spearhead Centennial Celebration http://kcur.org/post/new-appointee-national-wwi-museum-spearhead-centennial-celebration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Linda Trout, long-time Executive Director of International Relations Council (IRC) in Kansas City, Mo. has been named Director of Strategic Engagement at the National World </span>War I<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Museum.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the new post for the museum, Trout will oversee planning and implementation of the centennial celebration of WWI, beginning next year.</span></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:01:55 +0000 Laura Ziegler 47095 at http://kcur.org New Appointee At National WWI Museum To Spearhead Centennial Celebration WWI: Making History Come Alive http://kcur.org/post/wwi-making-history-come-alive <p>Making history come alive is tricky, but some historians manage to paint people like the czars of Russia or Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany not just as dusty textbook figures.</p><p></p><p>In the first part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with historian<strong> Robert Massie</strong> about his vivid descriptions of the powerful people pulling the strings behind World War I.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 45615 at http://kcur.org WWI: Making History Come Alive 1913: Before The Great War http://kcur.org/post/1913-great-war <p>By 1919, much of continental Europe lay in ruins in the aftermath of World War I. Prior to that conflict, with three European empires ruled by the “Kingly cousins,” most people thought a war was nearly impossible.</p> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 45432 at http://kcur.org 1913: Before The Great War How Music Affected World War I http://kcur.org/post/how-music-affected-world-war-i <p>All wasn't quiet on the homefront during World War I. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:20:14 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 32047 at http://kcur.org How Music Affected World War I National Designation For Liberty Memorial Makes It To Full House http://kcur.org/post/national-designation-liberty-memorial-makes-it-full-house <p>Kansas City Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver says he feels good about the designation of Liberty Memorial as the nation’s official World War One Memorial. The bill made it out of committee this week without any House opposition, but similar measures have had a checkered history.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:23:31 +0000 Dan Verbeck 28673 at http://kcur.org National Designation For Liberty Memorial Makes It To Full House Great War Memorial Plan Inches Forward http://kcur.org/post/great-war-memorial-plan-inches-forward <p>Kansas City’s Congressman won’t guarantee passage of a bill that would make Liberty Memorial the nation’s official World War One Museum and Memorial.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:55:23 +0000 Dan Verbeck 28642 at http://kcur.org Great War Memorial Plan Inches Forward