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World War II Veteran Andrew C. Borders - 
Tech Sergeant, Army Air Corps | Georgia Oral History

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Andrew C. Borders, born September 3, 1918, served with the Army Air Corps and flew during D-Day and the Battle of the Rhine. Mr. Borders describes how he tried to get into pilots' school (even though he is colorblind), watching a bomber accidentally drop bombs on two U.S. planes, and the destructive power of the American Air Force.

World War II Veteran Claude "Shine" Bryant - 
Tech Sergeant, Army | Georgia Oral History

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Mr. Claude "Shine" Bryant, who served with the Army Infantry in the European Theater, gives a stark and honest portrayal of what it was like to serve on the front lines. A Georgia native, Mr. Bryant was born October 28, 1923. He details the horrors of war, the difficult decisions that are made and come to regret, and vividly outlines the conditions a soldier must endure.

World War II Veteran Charles T. Bohanan - 
Army | Georgia Oral History

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Born in September of 1912, Charles T. Bohanan enlisted because he felt it was his duty. He served as a corporal in the Army while in the European theater. He remembers the difficulty of getting an overnight pass and daily life in an Army camp.

World War II Veteran Elmer Schindler - 
Captain, Army Air Corps | Georgia Oral History

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Elmer Schindler, born in November of 1923, was an aficionado of flight magazines and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Schindler recalls the hazing he experienced in boot camp, having to make a detour to Iceland in a damaged plane, and the mission that reduced him to tears.

World War II Veteran Ervine P. Inglis, Jr. 
- Captain, Army Air Corps | Georgia Oral History

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Mr. Ervine "Pete" Inglis, Jr. graduated from Grinnell College and Washington University Medical School and went on to serve as a flight surgeon. Here he recalls why he joined the Air Corps after college, flying an A-26 Invader plane in Yokota, Japan, and the events that led to him regretting becoming a flight surgeon. Mr. Inglis was born on January 29, 1922 in Aurora, Nebraska.

World War II Veteran Eugene M. Frame 
- Lieutenant, Navy | Georgia Oral History

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Mr. Eugene M. Frame, born in 1915, was a Lieutenant Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Philippines. His experiences aboard the USS Allen M. Sumner exposed him to Kamikazes in Leyte Gulf. He also witnessed the Battle at Ormont Bay.

World War II Veteran Eugene A. Cook - Staff Sergeant, Army | Georgia Oral History

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Mr. Gene Cook, born December 12, 1925, served in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Mr. Cook was a paratrooper and was dropped over France on D-Day. He describes fighting his way through France, a bloody battle at the Rhine River, and his experience on "Hell's Highway." Mr. Cook also witnessed the horror of the extermination camps during a two-day assignment in Dachau prison camp.

September 20, 2018 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about Hurricane Florence, midterm elections, minimum wage at Disney World, Michigan's water crisis, ocean cleanup, Burmese cats, robotic sailboats, Iceland, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an Extra Credit report.

Answer this week's opinion question at the News Quiz website. You can also copy this week's quiz to use in Google Classroom.

Somali Muslims in Maine | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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In recent years, more than 1,000 Somalis have moved to Lewiston, Maine. At first, Lewiston's mainly white, working class residents were accepting of their new neighbors, but as more and more Somalis streamed into the former mill town, tensions began to flare between longtime residents and the new immigrants. This video from  Religion & Ethics Newsweekly looks at this controversial migration and its impact on the community.

Halal - Kosher Dining at Dartmouth

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As student bodies become more diverse, universities must begin to deal with issues such as how to accommodate religious dietary requirements. The Pavilion at Dartmouth College is an inter–religious campus dining hall featuring kosher, halal and vegetarian meals. This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly reports on the new dining area, a joint effort by both Muslim and Jewish students, which includes four separate kitchens, three sets of cooking implements and two dishwashing rooms.

Ramadan Observance | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Afeefa Syeed, the mother of three boys in Sterling, Virginia, states, “Ramadan is considered a visitor that comes once a year, so you open your doors and you let the visitor come in and basically take over your life.” This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly follows Syeed and her family as they observe the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan Moon | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is the holiest month in Islam, a time of prayer and daily fasting, as well as celebration. The start of Ramadan is signaled by the sighting of the crescent moon (hilal). This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly follows the process of sighting the new moon for Muslims in America.

Muslims in America | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Since September 11th, Muslims across the nation have faced numerous new challenges and opportunities as they continue to define their community in America. One of the key challenges has been differentiating themselves from terrorists in the eyes of the government and the public. This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly examines both the internal and external challenges facing American Muslims in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Rosa Brewer: Helping out During the War

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Rosa Brewer talks about how women helped out during the war by doing laundry and ironing clothes in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

The War: Cecil Reynolds Discusses Leapfrogging

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Cecil Reynolds shares his experiences from the Battle of Okinawa in this video teaching module from the KACV's local perspective on "The War".  This video is available in both English and Spanish audio along with closed captions.

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