Peace Talk Radio http://redriverradio.org en Mothers Day: The 1871 Mother's Day Proclamation http://redriverradio.org/post/mothers-day-1871-mothers-day-proclamation <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, May 11 at 6 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The story of Julia Ward Howe's 1871 Proclamation for Peace and her call for a universal Mother's Day to promote peace and disarmament. &nbsp;Host Carol Boss talks with Kate </span>Stickley<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a direct descendent of Howe, and Jane Smith </span>Bernhardt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an actor who portrays Howe onstage. &nbsp;Plus conversation with Susan </span>Galleymore<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, author of a book called "Long Time Passing: Mothers Talk About War and Terror."</span></div><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 23:00:00 +0000 43829 at http://redriverradio.org Mothers Day: The 1871 Mother's Day Proclamation Peace on the Battlefield: The Christmas Truce of 1914 http://redriverradio.org/post/peace-battlefield-christmas-truce-1914-0 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, December 22 at 6 p.m.</span></strong></div><div>Two instances when peace broke out – right on the field of battle: The impromptu but widespread unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 in the early months of fighting during World War 1 and the story of the National Jubilee of Peace. First, the impromptu but widespread unofficial Christmas Truce of 1914 in the early months of fighting in Europe in World War 1. &nbsp; Soldiers from both sides essentially said, war is hell – let’s not do it near Christmas Day. &nbsp;To tell us that story, we have Stanley Weintraub, historian, professor emeritus from Penn State University, biographer and author of many books including “Silent Night- The Christmas Truce of 1914.” &nbsp;Also the story of &nbsp;the National Jubilee of Peace – the first major gathering of Civil War veterans from the North and South in 1911 - 50 years after the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas. &nbsp;Steve Pendlebury has our story – from the place where it happened in 1911 – and was re-enacted in the summer of 2011, Manassas, Virginia.</div><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 37741 at http://redriverradio.org Peace on the Battlefield: The Christmas Truce of 1914