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Podcast: the American Red Cross and the 1918 flu pandemic

Volunteer nurses from The American red cross during flu epidemic (1918). Original image from Oakland Public Library. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

By Cedric Carlier, BA, and Viola Ziehaus, BA

The podcast discusses the role of the American Red Cross during the 1918 flu pandemic. It features an interview with a person from the time, the journalist Ms. Porter. Disclaimer: The historical character of “Ms. Porter” in this podcast is fictitious.