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Arkansas WWI Centennial Committee Unveils 7 Podcasts

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Thursday, December 07, 2017

The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee has unveiled seven new podcasts about Arkansas during the Great War.

The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offerings include:

• Dr. Blake Perkins of Williams Baptist College on resistance to the draft in WWI Arkansas

• David Sesser of Henderson State University on efforts to build an Arkansas infrastructure to train WWI troops

• Joe Fox of the Arkansas Forestry Commission on his doughboy grandfather and his link to the Civil War

• Don C. Bragg of the USDA Forest Service on the fighting foresters of the 20th Engineers Regiment

• Mark K. Christ of the Arkansas WWI Centennial Commemoration Committee on a pair of pioneering airmen with Arkansas connections.

The podcasts can be accessed at http://www.wwiarkansas.com/podcasts.

For more information on Arkansas’s commemoration of World War I, visit http://www.wwiarkansas.com/ or e-mail [email protected].