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Discussions on the people, places, and events that have helped to shape the Show-Me State.

Our Missour‪i‬ OurMissouri

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Discussions on the people, places, and events that have helped to shape the Show-Me State.

    Episode 43: "Gateway to Equality" – Keona Ervin (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 3)

    Episode 43: "Gateway to Equality" – Keona Ervin (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 3)

    In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. This episode features Keona Ervin discussing her award-winning book, "Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis," which was published by the University Press of Kentucky in 2017.
    About the Guest: Keona Ervin holds a Ph.D. in history from Washington University in St. Louis. Presently, she serves as an associate professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the author of "Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis."

    • 23 min
    Episode 42: "Across Our Wide Missouri" - Bob Priddy (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 2)

    Episode 42: "Across Our Wide Missouri" - Bob Priddy (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 2)

    In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. This episode features a conversation with Bob Priddy about the origins and history behind his book and radio series, "Across Our Wide Missouri."
     
    About the Guest: If you have listened to Missourinet over the last 40+ years, you will certainly recognize Bob Priddy's voice. For his substantial career in radio journalism, Priddy was inducted into the Missouri Broadcaster's Association Hall of Fame in 2018. He is also a noted author with several books to his credit including Only the Rivers are Peaceful, The Art of the Missouri Capitol: History in Canvas, Bronze, and Stone, and Across Our Wide Missouri. From 2016-2019, Priddy served as the president of State Historical Society of Missouri’s Board of Trustees, and he has served as a volunteer leader of the organization since 1985. 

    • 38 min
    Episode 41: Labor & Fortune on the Missouri Border – Jarod Roll (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 1)

    Episode 41: Labor & Fortune on the Missouri Border – Jarod Roll (Bicentennial Book Club, Part 1)

    In honor of the state's 200th birthday, Our Missouri will feature a series throughout 2021 entitled "Bicentennial Book Club," which highlights influential books related to Missouri and examines how scholars, historians, and authors dissect major topics in the state's history. So, join the "Book Club" to hear about award-winning publications that detail the state's diverse history, as well as the stories behind the stories featured within their pages. This episode features a conversation with Jarod Roll about his contributions to the study of labor history, particularly through his books, "Spirit of Rebellion," "The Gospel of the Working Class," and "Poor Man's Fortune."
    About the Guest: Jarod Roll holds a PhD in history from Northwestern University. Presently, he is an associate professor of history at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of "Spirit of Rebellion: Labor and Religion in the New Cotton South;" "The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America;" and "Poor Man's Fortune: White Working-Class Conservatism in American Metal Mining, 1850–1950."

    • 44 min
    Episode 40: William Monks & "A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas" – John Bradbury (Border Wars, Part 7)

    Episode 40: William Monks & "A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas" – John Bradbury (Border Wars, Part 7)

    With the announced renewal of the Missouri-Kansas sports rivalry in 2019, Our Missouri opens the first half of Season 3 with an examination of the origins and history behind this rivalry, while also looking at the conflicts that defined Missouri's borders and identity before, during, and after the Civil War. This episode concludes the "Border Wars" series, and features a conversation with John Bradbury about his edited volume, with Lou Wehmer, of William Monks' memoir, "A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas: Being an Account of the Early Settlements, the Civil War, the Ku-Klux, and Times of Peace."
    About the Guest: John Bradbury is an independent scholar. From 1980 to 2015, he served as an archivist and associate director of the Western Historical Manuscript Collection and State Historical Society of Missouri Research Center in Rolla. After his retirement, Bradbury served as a Center for Missouri Studies senior fellow. 

    • 24 min
    Episode 39: "Slavery on the Periphery" – Kristen Epps (Border Wars, Part 6)

    Episode 39: "Slavery on the Periphery" – Kristen Epps (Border Wars, Part 6)

    With the announced renewal of the Missouri-Kansas sports rivalry in 2019, Our Missouri opens the first half of Season 3 with an examination of the origins and history behind this rivalry, while also looking at the conflicts that defined Missouri's borders and identity before, during, and after the Civil War. This episode features a conversation with Kristen Epps about her book, "Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras," published by University of Georgia Press.
    About the Guest: Kristen Epps holds a PhD in History from the University of Kansas. Presently, she serves as an associate professor of history at Kansas State University. She is also the Managing Editor of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains. She is the author of "Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the Antebellum and Civil War Eras."

    • 27 min
    Episode 38: The Border War of 1960-61 (Border Wars, Part 5)

    Episode 38: The Border War of 1960-61 (Border Wars, Part 5)

    With the announced renewal of the Missouri-Kansas sports rivalry in 2019, Our Missouri opens the first half of Season 3 with an examination of the origins and history behind this rivalry, while also looking at the conflicts that defined Missouri's borders and identity before, during, and after the Civil War. This episode takes the listener back 60 years to the fateful school year of 1960-61 when the rivalry between the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas escalated to such an intense level that both schools debated cancelling future athletic events.

    • 21 min

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