Dr. Cheryl White

Host of the Shaddow Files

Dr. Cheryl White is an Associate Professor of History at LSU Shreveport, where she teaches Medieval and Early Modern Europe as well as British history. Dr. White has also been actively engaged in the field of local history, and she has published numerous books and journal articles. She is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer, and her popular Historic Haunts of Shreveport tours continue to raise funds for historic preservation in the region.

Panorama of the Valley of the Kings. Taken from the hill overlooking KV11, looking north.
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Airs Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White takes us to ancient Egypt and the secrets of the Valley of the Kings.

Interior illustration to H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds from reprinting in Amazing Stories, August 1927.
Illustrated by Frank R. Paul / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.

Airs Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Cheryl White takes us back to 1938 to look at the facts and fantasy surrounding the broadcast by Orson Wells of "The War Of The Worlds."

The Great Library of Alexandria - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ancientlibraryalex.jpg
Tolzmann, Don Heinrich, Alfred Hessel and Reuben Peiss - Artistic Rendering of the Library of Alexandria, based on some archaeological evidence. / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.

Airs Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Cheryl White examines the facts and mysteries around the Lost Library Of Alexandria, Egypt.

A romanticized print of Antonio Stradivari examining an instrument
Oberndorfer, Anne Faulkner (1921). What we hear in music. Camden, NJ: Educational dept., Victor talking machine company / This media file is in the public domain in the United States. This applies to U.S. works where the copyright has expired, often because its first publication occurred prior to January 1, 1923. See this page for further explanation.

Airs Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Cheryl White takes a look at the origins of the real and mysterious Red Violin.

Qumran Copper Scroll
Qumran Copper Scroll / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.

Airs Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Cheryl White takes us back to the Dead Sea and the mystery of the Qumran Copper Scroll.

King Arthur as one of the Nine Worthies, detail from the "Christian Heroes Tapestry" dated c. 1385. -Geoffrey Ashe, The Quest for Arthur's Britain [Praeger, 1969].
Unknown - circa 1385 / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.

Airs Thursday, January 23, 202, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White travels back to 5th Century England and a look at the Arthurian Legend.

Close up of teen girl with broken glass. - http://www.gettyimages.com/license/153653595
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Airs Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Cheryl White takes a look at the origins of the bad luck that come from breaking a mirror.

Dr. Cheryl White
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Airs Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Cheryl White takes a look at the Medieval Legends which inspired the tale of Elisa Day and the song Where The Wild Rose Grows.

 Illustration for Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Premature Burial" by Harry Clarke (1889  -1931), published in 1919. -https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PrematureBurial-Clarke.jpg
Harry Clarke / Public Domain

Airs Thursday, January 2, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. On this week's shadow file, Dr. Cheryl White examines the terrifying legends of the premature burial.

Talisman cross made of Niello silver. On it magical signs and   incantation very close to "Abracadabra" 6th-7th century
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Airs Thursday, December 26, 2019, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White takes use into the world of magical incantations and the term Abracadabra.

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