Hauger History Podcasts for Social Studies Students
Interview with Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine in 1957

Interview with Melba Pattillo Beals of the Little Rock Nine in 1957

November 21, 2017

On November 20th, 17th I had the chance to go and interview my former teacher and mentor Melba Pattillo Beals. Melba was my radio teacher at Dominican University of California, she was also Communications Department chair, and this interview features conversation about history, parenting, and loving yourself and others around you. Melba was one of the Little Rock 9 who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. As one of my 8th grade students pointed out, she is in our history books, but to me, she was a teacher and mentor for my first year and a half of college.

In a year and a half at San Rafael, I was fortunate enough to gain a wider lens to focus my own perspective. I was taken back mentally to the college classroom above the library where we met twice a week. I hope you enjoy this conversation nearly as much as I did. It was really nice to sit and discuss philosophy and outlook on life with Melba.

Melba inspired me to take a challenging road once and a while, and value myself along the road of life, even when you can't see what's coming around the corner. There were a lot of takeaway quotes from Melba, and I decided to highlight a few of the most motivating quotes with on screen caption.

This interview is a touching part of my past and my future simultaneously. I think we all can gain some insights and perspective from Melba's wisdom. We discuss education, faith, and potential, among many other topics. Not just a conversation about Central High School in Little Rock, we discuss a wide range of topics and I found it both informative and entertaining. To me, Its a cross section of American history and humanity. It was a pleasure to get to spend so much time discussing the uplifting side of the human spirit. Thank you Melba!

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Ep. 21 George Washington Interview on Revolution, Relationship, and His Sense of Humor for 8th Grade

Ep. 21 George Washington Interview on Revolution, Relationship, and His Sense of Humor for 8th Grade

November 26, 2016

Episode 21. Continuing our Interview Series with the Founding Fathers, today we speak to the longtime statesman, battlefield strategist, and America’s first President, George Washington. Join us for our conversation about overseeing the Constitution, relations with England, and being the first leader of the UNited States on today’s edition of the Hauger History podcast. Enjoy this conversation following a few of the highlights from America's first president, sitting down with Mr. Hauger.


Ep. 12 Amelia Earhart Interview

Ep. 12 Amelia Earhart Interview

October 8, 2016

Ep. #12Mr. Hauger interviews pioneer of aviation and best-selling author Amelia Earhart on today's Hauger History Podcast. 




Taking flight today from the Hauger History Studios - Its a special interview edition with me, Mr. Hauger, excited to announce not just the safety features on this podbean.com Podcast but to welcome our pilot and guest for this episode - Miss Amelia Earhart, pioneer of aviation and author who opened the cockpit doors for women of the world.

DH: Welcome to the show Miss Earhart.

AE: Thank you for the warm welcome. Might I also add, 95% of commercial pilots today are men, so there is still room for more doors to be open in the flight of female pilots.

DH: true enough. According to Women in Aviation international: Women have been involved in aviation since its earliest days. From E. Lillian Todd, who designed and built aircraft in 1906 to Helen Richey, who became the first woman pilot for a U.S. commercial airline in 1934, woman have assumed a variety of roles in the industry. At the close of the 20th century, astronaut Eileen Collins became the first female space shuttle commander.

During the last twenty years, the number of women involved in the aviation industry has steadily increased and women can be found in nearly every aviation occupation today. However, the numbers are still small by comparison. Women pilots, for example, represent only six percent of the total pilot population in today’s pilot workforce.

AE: There is still a long way to travel until we reach a destination of equality for women.

Tune in and hear the rest of the interview, and learn more about one of America's most famous pioneers, Amelia Earhart!


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Ep. 11 Alexander Hamilton Interview

Ep. 11 Alexander Hamilton Interview

October 4, 2016

Ep. #11: The youngest founding father Alexander Hamilton stops by the Hauger History Studios to talk about Federalism, the Continental Congress, George Washington's mentorship, and the duel with Aaron Burr that ended his life. Today, on the Hauger History Podcast, the recently revived Alexander Hamilton. 

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This podcast features many fascinating details of Alexander Hamilton's life, his thoughts on Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster play, Ron Chernow, and managing publicity in a time of larger fame than he ever lived in. Enjoy the interview with Mr. Hauger and Alexander Hamilton!

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