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History and the Highway

Dec 12, 2018

Christmas is easily the biggest holiday of the year for most of the people in the world. For some people, it is a holy day and for others, it's about giving and receiving gifts. But how did Christmas get its start? In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth takes a look at the origins of...


Dec 3, 2018

On December 7, 1941 the American Army and Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy which pulled the United States into World War 2. It was a national tragedy but also the dawn of a new age of awareness, intelligence and technological innovation. In this episode of History and...


Nov 12, 2018

World War 1 was called "The war to end all wars." 65 million combatants, 9 million KIA, 21 million WIA, 12 million civilian casualties, $186 billion in direct costs, and $151 billion in indirect costs. Why was this war fought and what did it mean? In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth looks at...


Oct 8, 2018

Our capacity and appetite for communication and information seems almost limitless. Not so long ago, people were trying to figure out how to communicate and share information. Host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the history of how we disseminated information as well as how the mediums of communication have evolved and...


Sep 24, 2018

From high school dropouts to pioneers of a new technology that changed the world, the Wright brothers demonstrated vision, ambition, and drive to get their invention off the ground and into the air. In this episode of History and the Highway, host Stan Ellsworth looks back at the Wright brothers' humble beginnings,...