Voices of Polonia Bona Sforza, Italian, Queen of Poland

By Ted Rajchel Background Bona Sforza was an Italian princess, who became Queen of Poland in 1518, as the second wife of King Sigismund I of Poland. At that time no one anticipated how significant the...

Charles Bronson,  An American Award Winning Actor

  By Ted Rajchel Background According to the Polish-American Encyclopedia, Charles Bronson was born to a Lithuanian-Polish father, who worked in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. Charles Bronson was born on  November 3, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania.  He...

Mike Krzyzewski, Championship Basketball Coach

by Ted Rajchel Background Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, nicknamed “Coach K”, is an American college basketball coach and former player. Since 1980 Krzyzewski has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Duke University, where he...

Leopold Stokowski —A Leading Orchestra Conductor of the 20th Century

By Ted Rajchel Background Stokowski is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the Disney film, Fantasia.  He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned the...

Voices of Polonia

By Ted Rajchel The invention of a small electric motor is often referred to as the Great Leap forward for plug-powered domestic machinery.  The new motor, known as the fractional horsepower motor, revolutionized the appliance...

Voices of Polonia – Nathan’s Coney Island Hot Dogs

By Ted Rajchel The hot dog is a classic American food. It is connected to Coney island, America’s most storied amusement resort. Nathan’s century old triumph of entrepreneurship is only part of the Ellis-Island- meets–Coney-Island...

Voices of Polonia: Leopold Stokowski

By Ted Rajchel Stokowski  is best known for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his appearance in the  Disney film, Fantasia.  He was especially noted for his free-hand conducting style that spurned...

Voices of Polonia

By Ted Rachel Esperanto is a constructed auxiliary language.  Its creator was Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, a Polish eye doctor.  He created the language to make international communication easier.  His goal was to design Esperanto in...

Voices of Polonia: John Gronouski Jr.

By Ted Rajchel As postmaster general, Gronouski added the use of the zip code, instituted a vertically improved mail system of delivery, proposed to do away with airmail postage, and reclassified first class mail as...

Voices of Polonia: Senator Barry Goldwater

By Ted Rajchel Barry Goldwater served five terms in the United States Senate representing Arizona and was the 1964 Republican candidate for President of the United States. He was the author of the conscience of...
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