NEW EPISODE: The Great War / Great Depression Connection: Episode #114

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The Great War
Great Depression

Episode #114

Bankrupt investor Walter Thornton roadster for $100 cash

Bankrupt investor Walter Thornton trying to sell his luxury roadster for $100 cash on the streets of New York City following the 1929 stock market crash

The Great War
Great Depression

Host: Theo Mayer

  • 100 Years Ago This Week – Host | @ 02:00
  • Imperialism at the Peace Conference – Mike Shuster | @ 10:55
  • The Great War and the Great Depression Connection – Prof. Maury Klein | @ 15:15
  • A Pioneering American Woman Doctor in WWI – Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 22:30
  • No Seat at the Table: Ireland – Host | @ 26:55
  • “Official Bulletin” Back Online – Host | @ 30:05
  • Cantata: And Crimson Roses Once Again Be Fair – Alejandro Valdez & Joseph Turrin | @ 32:55
  • Winner: 2019 Canine Hero of the Year – Host | @ 41:15
  • Speaking WWI: Dog Fight | @ 42:35


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  • 100 Years Ago This Week
  • Patri O’Gan about the Doughnut Lassies
  • Dr. Elizabeth Cobb about the Hello Girls’ congressional legislation
  • Medal of Honor Day

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CAN Announcements

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
Next Canadian Studies Colloquium Tuesday March 19
Canadian Language and Culture and Citizenship Development: Academic Literacy Interventions using New Technologies for Immigrant and International Youth in Canadian Universities
Dr. Jia Li
Canada has a comparatively open immigration policy. On average the country has accepted about 200,000 immigrants and refugees a year over the past decade, one of the highest per capita admission rates in the world. In addition, Canada has been one of the top preferred countries for international students because of a wide selection of programs in top educational institutions, and great potential of job opportunities. As a result, Canada universities accommodate immigrant and international students from countries where the language and the culture of pedagogy may not align with students’ needs to acquire content-based language and culture competence required for their academic success and development of Canadian citizenship critical to Canada’s economic growth. This talk reports on my research work for the past few years, focusing on empirical intervention studies using new technologies to engage university English learners who are current or former immigrant and international students. It aimed to enhance their learning of English for Academic Purposes and develop in-depth understanding of Canadian culture. The talk will focus particularly on two research projects by my team: including (1) an intervention study using drama and filmmaking activities based on a Canadian novel, and (2) an intervention study using text messaging to facilitate immigrant and international youth’s learning of the issues of contemporary Canada. Qualitative and quantitative research results will be reported, including the excerpts of interview transcripts and film clips students made. Suggestions will be made for further research and pedagogical practice.
Co-Sponsored by the Berkeley Language Center
11:30 AM, Tuesday March 19
223 Moses Hall
The 2019 Cal Big Give took place on March 14. This year’s fundraiser was a record-breaking success for Canadian Studies.
We are grateful and thrilled to report that over $60,000 was raised in a single day to support Canadian Studies events, research, and public programming. Thank you for your support of Canadian Studies! The final tally raised:
$60,832.95 USD
Co-Sponsored Talk Monday March 18
News from Community Partners
Fulbright Canada American Scholar Awards.
Fulbright Canada has shared the attached list of Fulbright Canada American Scholar Awards for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The awards cover many fields of research and vary in length (4 – 12 months). Applications will be accepted until September 16, 2019.Please note, these awards are open only to United States citizens.
Wilson Center Internships
Canadian Concert at Stanford
Oscar, With Love
A Tribute to the Late Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson was one of the finest pianists of the 20th century. Beloved by jazz and classical audiences alike, it was not as widely known that this man Duke Ellington dubbed “the maharajah of the keyboard” was also a prolific composer. During the course of the year in 2015, 17 jazz greats were gathered by Kelly Peterson, the pianist’s widow, to change this. The result was this unique program and recording Oscar, With Love.
Performers Benny Green, Bill Charlap, Renee Rosnes, Gerald Clayton, Justin Kauflin, Robi Botos, piano; John Clayton, bass
Host Céline Peterson, daughter of Oscar Peterson
Canadian Studies Program
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ANZAC Service & BBQ – April 28, 2019

The Royal Canadian Legion encourages all members in the San Francisco Bay Area to attend this event.  For those that are unaware, ANZAC Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli.  While the main Allied combatants were from Australia and New Zealand, there was a British contingent there in the form of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.  This was some ~35 years before Newfoundland would join Canada.

For more information about the role of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli, visit:

For information about the 2019 ANZAC Day is available at:

  • When
    28 Apr 2019
  • 11:00 AM
  • Location
    Log Cabin, Presidio
  • Spaces left


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  • BBQ Tickets – $25.00
  • Children BBQ Ticket – $15.00
  • Family of Four – $80.00
    Two adults and two children
  • Two Adults and One Child – $65.00

On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand communities in San Francisco, it is our honour to invite you to attend the annual ANZAC Day service to be held in San Francisco on Sunday 28 April 2019.

ANZAC Day is observed by the people of Australia and New Zealand in official recognition of the first time the two young nations fought together overseas in a major way.

This historic event took place in 1915 at Gallipoli on the Turkish Peninsular and is commemorated by expatriates, as well as their countrymen at home, acknowledging the ultimate sacrifice made by so many at that time and in subsequent conflicts.

Following the ceremony at the Log Cabin, there will be a BBQ with light refreshments and a no host bar. There is also plenty of room for a game of cricket or footy.
Date: Sunday April 28, 2019

Location: Lob Cabin, Presidio

Time: 11am Service, 12pm BBQ

Please purchase your BBQ tickets to assist with catering. 

BBQ Tickets: $25 per person and $15 per child.

The Anzac Centenary is a milestone of special significance to all Australians. The First World War helped define us as a people and as a nation.

During the Anzac Centenary we will remember not only the original Anzacs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorate more than a century of service by Australian servicemen and women.

The Anzac Centenary Program encompasses all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved.

The Program aims to give all Australians the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of all those who have worn our nation’s uniform, including the more than 102,000 who have made the supreme sacrifice.

It also aims to encourage all Australians to reflect upon and learn more about Australia’s military history, its costs and its impacts on our nation.

Announcing our 2019 48Hrs in the Valley Cohort

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Announcing our 2019 48Hrs in the Valley Cohort

Founders of 26 early-stage startups will be joining us in May for the 18th edition of C100’s flagship program. The participating startups come from across Canada and include B2B and B2C companies ranging from enterprise software, robotics and healthcare technology, to e-commerce and cleantech. Each will participate in two days of mentorship, workshops, investor meetings, strategic partner visits and networking. May’s event will include sessions from some of Silicon Valley’s most influential entrepreneurs and investors.

Special thanks to The Logic for writing a piece highlighting this cohort and  C100’s 48Hrs in the Valley program. Check out the article here. If you aren’t already a subscriber, The Logic is offering our community a special discount if you use the promo code: C100.

Please join in welcoming these founders into the C100 community. Subscribe to our Twitter feed to learn about each of these startups between now and May 7.

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Update National Defence – Research & Development Canada – Aircrew Survey

We encourage any members of the Royal Canadian Legion that are eligible for this research to participate.


The researchers behind the recent survey on the signs and symptoms of mild hypoxia are extremely grateful for your high response rate to their survey. In fact, having initially expected to collect data from only 150 responders, the online tool automatically stopped collecting data after 200 surveys had been completed (by generating an error message). They have now rectified this problem, and can collect data from an additional 350 responders until 31 March 2019 at which point the link will be closed permanently. Please feel free to complete the survey at your convenience. The researchers are truly grateful for your support, and apologize for any inconvenience. The link to the survey appears below (two spaces have been added after the https: in the first link to help avoid it being stripped by the DWAN (military-government) servers; copy and paste into your browser and delete the two spaces to make it work):

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Women to support women on gruelling Arctic trek

From the Legion Magazine.

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Women to support women on gruelling Arctic trek

Women to support women on gruelling Arctic trek

Story by Stephen J. Thorne
As vice-president of training, learning and development at Mackenzie Investments, Libby McCready spends her days in meetings, on the phone, corralling e-mails and delivering presentations.

If all goes as planned, in a month’s time she will be completing a 100-kilometre trek across Baffin Island in Nunavut with 24 other women, seven of them currently serving in Canada’s military. Four guides, two Inuit, a military doctor and a photographer will complete the lineup.

The expedition aims to raise $1 million for women’s programs supported by True Patriot Love, a charity devoted to bridging gaps in government funding for serving military, veterans and their families as well as backing related health research.


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Military Milestones
Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Cyprus

Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Cyprus

The RCAF began delivering troops and supplies for the Canadian contingent of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Cyprus on March 13, 1964. No one expected the Canadian mission would end 29 years later, or that Canada would continue to have a presence on the Mediterranean island to this day.

Trouble started almost immediately after Cyprus gained its independence from Britain in 1959. Both Greek and Turkish Cypriots wanted to unite with their mother countries. Civil war broke out in 1963, and Greece and Turkey both threatened to intervene to protect their ethnic communities.

Canadian troops were part of the UN peacekeeping force enforcing the ceasefire. Tensions continued even after the island was split into Turkish and Greek republics, with a UN-maintained buffer zone between.


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This week in history
This week in history

March 11, 1918

The first case of Spanish influenza is diagnosed in Kansas;
soldiers spread it across Canada and carry it to the front in Europe.


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