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Online Radio Interview


The Creative Magic Network online radio interview; a combination of podcasts/radio shows from entertaining and inspiring hosts posted every week.
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TV Interview: My Sister’s Mother: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia

My Sister’s Mother:  A Memoir of War, Exile, and Stalin’s Siberia, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, April 2016.

A poignant interview with veteran host, John Monsul.  His diverse public TV station program, Communicating Today, is aired in the Fairfax County area of Virginia three times per week.

In this interview, John explores the World War II Siberian experience of my mother and sister.  Due to those experiences we also discuss the war’s impacts on me.  Furthermore, we discuss those impacts on my relationship with my mother and sister.

Donna Urbikas with TV host John Monsul

Donna Urbikas with TV host John Monsul

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Poland’s Historical Quirks


Mikołaj Gliński tells us what makes Poland so different from the rest of Europe.
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Documentary Film of Warsaw, Poland at the start of WWII

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum shared this on Facebook:

“In September 1939, American filmmaker Julien Bryan spent two weeks in and around Warsaw documenting the devastating impact the German invasion of September 1 had on Poland. He screened some of this footage at the White House in January 1940, after which First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, “I do not think anyone can see these pictures and fail to be impressed with what happens to any individual when we indulge in this madness called war.” Later that year, Bryan compiled the footage into this short film, titled Siege, which was nominated for an Academy Award.”
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