Voices of Polonia-Johnny Lujack—Football Great— Heisman Trophy Winner

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By Ted Rajchel Background He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and professionally, for the Chicago Bears. Lujack was the first of several successful quarterbacks who hailed from Western Pennsylvania. Others include...

Voices of Polonia

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By Ted Rajchel Itzhak Perlman -- Great Classical Violinist Background Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. He has a great charm and humanity, as well as a remarkable talent. He is loved by...

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: Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson

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Kazimierz Czarnecki and Mary Jackson—Worked Together on the Space Program at NASA By Ted Rajchel Background Kazimierz Czarnecki (engineer) was born in Poland in 1916.  He was a Polish aeronautics engineer, who worked for NACA, later NASA....

Voices of Polonia: Senator Barry Goldwater

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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...

Michael Bloomberg

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Voices of Polonia  Mayor of New York City 2002-2013 By: Ted Rajchel Background Michael Bloomberg is an American businessman, author, politician, and philanthropist. His net worth is estimated at 53.4 billion U.S. dollars as of July, 2017, ranking...

Voices of Polonia: Leon Jaworski

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Leon Jaworski was an American attorney and law professor, who served as the second special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. He was appointed to that position on November 1, 1978, soon after the Saturday...

Voices of Polonia: John Gronouski Jr.

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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

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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: Leopold Stokowski

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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...