Author Archives: Michael K. Barbour

About Michael K. Barbour

Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.

NEW PODCAST: The American Worker & WWI

A new podcast from the World War One Centennial Commission.

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The American Worker

Episode #140

Steel Worker Strike 1919

There were many stikes in 1919 including 350,000 steel workers

The American Worker & WWI

Host – Theo Mayer

  • The American Worker & WWI – Host | @ 05:15
  • Labor Gains & Labor Losses – Dr. Mark Robbins | @ 10:05
  • A Century in the Making: Article by Traci Slatton- Host | @ 19:20
  • Remembering Veterans – Col. Michael Visconage, USMC (ret.) | @ 30:15
  • The Buzz: Posts from the internet – Host | @ 39:05


Listen To The Podcast NOW

All about WW1 THEN and NOW while you drive, work or play.

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Also available on Google Play  Podbean TuneIn Stitcher Radio On Demand , Spotify and now you can listen on Youtube
For smart speakers say: “play W W One Centennial News Podcast”

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Register to join us as we record and produce the show. Ask questions of the guests. Let us know what you think. Get the link list right during the show. Most Wednesdays at Noon, Eastern.

Use our research and publish the stories. Join our live recording sessions and get ALL THE LINKS TO STORY SOURCES before we publish the podcast.

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Warbirds then and now ✈️

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Front Lines
Warbirds then and now
Warbirds then and now
Warbirds then and now

Warbirds then and now

Photography by Stephen J. Thorne

Warbirds of every shape and size were on display at the 2019 Aero Gatineau-Ottawa Air Show on
Sept 6-8.


Vintage Warbirds Posters - 75% OFF!
Military Milestones
Canadian Armed Forces, officially bilingual for 50 years

Canadian Armed Forces,
officially bilingual for 50 years

Story by Sharon Adams

Canada’s Armed Forces are apt to see many more deployments to Africa.

Of the 30 most fragile states in the world, 21 are in Africa, and many of those are French-speaking. It has been estimated that by 2050, 80 per cent of all French-speaking people will be African, due to high birth rates.

Instability will cause many countries to ask for the help of international forces to provide humanitarian aid, peacekeeping or policing. Canada’s bilingual military is an attractive candidate. About 46 per cent of regular force members are bilingual, including 73 per cent of regular force officers.


This week in history
This week in history

September 13, 1759

The British are victorious at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, but General James Wolfe
and French General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm both die of wounds.


Iris Vision Care

At IRIS, we provide you with the finest quality lenses from Nikon, our No-Matter-What Guarantee, interest-free financing, and unparalleled experience from leading eyecare professionals. Our commitment is to help Canadians see better.

Royal Canadian Legion members are eligible for IRIS Advantage offers like $150 toward the purchase of eyewear and prescription sunglasses and much more.

Register today  Access Code: RCLLRC

For assistance with registration please call 1-800-663-3937 ext 224 or email us at


Legion Magazine

Top 25 Canadian Startups to work for | The C100 Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship Award | Upcoming Events

An item from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

LinkedIn’s Top 25 Canadian Startups
10 of C100’s 48Hrs in the Valley alums are among LinkedIn’s top 25 Canadian Startups this year. Among the ranks: WealthsimpleClearbancDropMejuriAdaOpencareFlybitsStackAdaptBorrowell and #paidLinkedIn rates startups based on an index of multiple factors including employee growth, jobseeker interest and member engagement with the company.
See the full company list here.
C100 Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship Award
Each year, C100 awards an “Icon of Canadian Entrepreneurship” (ICE) for their impact on the world of technology and on the Canadian entrepreneurial community. This year on August 27th, the award was given to Co-founder and COO ofCloudflare– Michelle Zatlyn! With Cloudflare, Michelle is leading the charge to make the internet faster, safer, and more reliable – and doing so at a pivotal moment where public concern and scrutiny about cybersecurity is at an all-time high. To honour Michelle, C100’s Charter Members convened for dinner and a fireside chat. Read more on Michelle and her story from the night. 
Founder Feature
At the ICE Award, Michelle spoke of Cloudflare’s early days and her humble beginnings. Michelle attributes Cloudflare’s success to her and her Co-Founder Matthew Prince’s high rate of learning and approaching opportunities with a growth mindset. Along with adapting quickly to new jobs thrown at you as a founder, what is Michelle’s advice to entrepreneurs?
“Always show up and work hard. I was lucky but I can understand how founders can be challenged- amongst each other, with their investors, and with their Board. I advise people that you are the sum of your decisions and who you surround yourself with.”
Other Upcoming Community Events
“Is venture debt the right funding
solution for your business?”

Webinar on Sept 19th 2PM EST / 11AM PST
hosted by C100’s Corporate Member Espresso Capital
Register here
If you cannot attend but want to learn more about venture debt, check out their white paper
“Innovator’s Edge Series:
Packaging Your Company for Investors”

WSGR HQ in Palo Alto on Sept 25th, 8AM-12PM PST
hosted by C100’s Corporate Member WSGR
Register here
If you cannot attend in person, video conference is available in WSGR offices across the U.S.
“ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch” film screening
A new documentary film by Canadian artists Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier seeks to investigate human influence on the state, dynamic, and future of the Earth.
Castro Theatre in San Francisco
on Sept 29, 1:30PM PST
Learn more here
Thank You to Our Partners
With special thanks to:
C100 aspires to be the pre-eminent global community of Canadians in tech, a mission-driven network committed to supporting, inspiring, and connecting the most promising Canadian entrepreneurial leaders. C100 and its members – individual and institutional – support Canadian-led technology businesses and their leaders through mentorship, investment, partnership, and talent.
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Copyright © 2019 C100 Association, All rights reserved.

Commemorate WWII in the Pacific at the Marines’ Memorial

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.

609 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102 | Tel: (415) 673-6672
Marine’s Memorial Association © 2019 All rights reserved.

CAN Upcoming Events

An item from a fellow Canadian organization in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Upcoming Events
First Colloquium: Tuesday September 17
Tuesday September 17, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
Berkeley Graduate Students present and discuss their research on Canadian topics. Lunch provided. Speakers:
Erika Brown
Erika Brown is a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She holds an MPH in Epidemiology/Biostatistics with a certificate in Public Health Nutrition from UC Berkeley as well as a BA in Community Health and American Studies from Tufts University. She has partnered with academic institutions, health centers, non- profits, and local government groups to optimize policies and social safety net programming with the goal of reducing food insecurity. Her current research focuses on how direct income transfers may impact the prevalence of this condition among families in Canada.
Jae Yeon Kim
Jae Yeon Kim is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on how ethnoracial minorities have used community organizing as a means to gain equal access to resources, employing a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and computational methods. His dissertation examines how the expansion of the welfare state fostered the emergence of panethnic community organizing within Asian American and Latino communities. He leverages the Canadian case in his dissertation to understand minority coalition formation in the United States in historical comparative perspectives.
The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco | Silicon Valley
Fall 2019 Canadian Studies Events
Tuesday September 17, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
Berkeley Graduate Students present and discuss their research on Canadian topics. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Monday October 7, 4:00 PM, Melodee Cocktails, 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito CA
Debate Watch Party: Federal Election English Language Leaders’ Debate
Watch the debate with fans of Canadian politics. Snacks provided, purchase your beverages. Age 21+ only. RSVP:
Tuesday October 8, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Understanding the Federal Election Campaign – Prof. Richard Johnston, Pol. Sci., UBC
Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Saturday October 12, 5:30 PM, Alumni House
3rd Annual Canadian Family Thanksgiving with Digital Moose Lounge
Join Canadian Studies and the Digital Moose Lounge, the Bay Area’s Canadian civic & business community organization, for a celebration of Canadian Thanksgiving. Tickets required. More info TBA.
Monday October 21, 5:30 PM, 119 Moses Hall (IGS Library)
Canadian Federal Election Results Watch Party
Watch returns from the 43rd General Election in Canada. Refreshments provided. Free, open to all.
Tuesday October 22, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free.
Tuesday November 5, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Speaker – Dr. Christopher Sands, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Christopher Sands, Director of Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss the U.S. 2020 election and the future of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Tuesday December 10, 12:30 PM, 223 Moses Hall
Colloquium: Speaker – Tyler Nodine, UC Berkeley Graduate Student
Tyler Nodine will discuss adaptive management and the future of the U.S./Canada Columbia River Treaty. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.
Canadian Studies Program
213 Moses Hall #2308 WEBSITE | EMAIL
Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley213 Moses Hall #2308Berkeley, CA 94720


Legion Convention Oct. 6/7

We have been asked to pass along this final notice on behalf of the US Western Zone.

Hello All.

This will be my final information notice:

Our special Room Block rate ends on 15 September.

If you have not made your Reservations? Please do it before that date.   Res. # 877-725-766    Code: RCLJ19A

This Biennial Meeting is very important and I urge All Branches  to make that extra effort and commitment to be in attendance with as many members as possible, your support, participation and involvement is vital to it’s success. It certainly is made affordable by the Zone with the use of The Good of the Legion Funds.

Note: Be sure that I have your meal selections for the Monday evening dinner. Beef, Salmon, Chicken or Vegetarian. Payment is $50.00 per member, inclusive.  Payable to The Western Zone.

Opening Ceremony on Sunday evening 8:00 p.m. followed by a social gathering, finger foods and drinks-beer, wine and soda’s.

Meetings on Monday, EC @ 9:00 a.m. Trustees @ 10:00 a.m.
General Meeting @ 11:00 a.m.and 2:30 p.m. Dinner on Monday evening, drinks @ 7:00 p.m.

Please round up the troops and let’s have a really good attendance by our Branches.

I look forward to seeing you on Sunday 6 October.

Kindest Regards,
Bob E.

Copy and pass on to All Branch Members.