34 episodes

In this weekly show, hosts John Kealey and Jay Swords examine events of history through the discussion of books, journal articles, papers, and presentations, then historians and history buffs ask the question, what is relevant or irrelevant in today’s world.

For more than a decade, this show has aired over-the-air on KALA-FM in the Quad Cities. Now, we're bringing it here to make listening easier than ever!

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In this weekly show, hosts John Kealey and Jay Swords examine events of history through the discussion of books, journal articles, papers, and presentations, then historians and history buffs ask the question, what is relevant or irrelevant in today’s world.

For more than a decade, this show has aired over-the-air on KALA-FM in the Quad Cities. Now, we're bringing it here to make listening easier than ever!

    Uighur Muslim Voices In China (BONUS)

    Uighur Muslim Voices In China (BONUS)

    BONUS questions from the 366th episode of ROI

    • 14 min
    Uighur Muslim Voices In China

    Uighur Muslim Voices In China

    Dr. Darren Byler a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is the guest for the 366th edition of "Relevant Or Irrelevant." Dr. Byler talks with the ROI panelists about the subject of Uighur Muslim Voices In China.

    • 32 min
    Retooling for the COVID-19 "War Effort" (BONUS)

    Retooling for the COVID-19 "War Effort" (BONUS)

    BONUS questions from the 365th episode of ROI

    • 12 min
    Retooling for the COVID-19 "War Effort"

    Retooling for the COVID-19 "War Effort"

    COVID-19 has been tough on many businesses, but some - like Mississippi River Distilling Company, in LeClaire, Iowa - are finding ways to stay economically viable and help their community. Co-owner Ryan Burchett joins the "ROI" panel to talk about retooling his operation during the COVID-19 "war effort."

    • 30 min
    POWs In Iowa: 1943-1946 (BONUS)

    POWs In Iowa: 1943-1946 (BONUS)

    BONUS questions from the 364th edition of ROI

    • 12 min
    POWs In Iowa: 1943-1946

    POWs In Iowa: 1943-1946

    Author Linda McCann is the guest on the 264th edition of "ROI" to discuss her book "POWs In Iowa: 1943-1946."

    • 29 min

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