On this weeks show, Fisher shares several stories making news this week. He talks about latest discoveries concerning the “Boy King,” King Tut, who is still making news after all these years. Also, the story of the Lee family, which has been doing business from the same location in New York City since 1888. In gathering artifacts for a display on Chinese Americans at a museum, Douglas Lee learned about his grandfather’s ties to his own industry, film and television. Fisher will also fill you in on the story of eleven African American soldiers who were massacred during World War II. Only recently have their families learned the truth of what really happened in 1944. It’s a heartwarming story of a witness to the atrocity who refused to forget, and the results of his efforts to memorialize the men.
David Laskin, author of “The Family,” talks about his research efforts in tracing the descendants of his great great grandfather, a European Jew, and how they took three different directions… one as pioneers in a new nation, one who founded a major company in New York, and another that ended up in the Holocaust. He discusses his journey in researching the book. David also reviews each of the three branches and their compelling stories and what these discoveries have meant to him and how it has changed his life. For more information on David and to purchase his books, head to DavidLaskin.com
Preservation Authority Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com talks about 3D printers and how this new technology can be applied to preserving family heirlooms. Amazing possibilities!
Episode 17 originally aired on KNRS on 11/10/13