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Our American Stories

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Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.

Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.

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United States

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Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP9: Single Mother Trucking Company, PepsiCo and the Fighter Jet, and Major Clark Gable

1/24/2021
On today's episode we bring you the stories of how a 19-year old single mother built the largest female-owned trucking company, what happened when a kid sued Pepsi for a Harrier Jet, and when Clark Gable, who was beyond the draft age in WWII, enlisted as a 41 year-old Private. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:52:25

EP8: The Louisiana Purchase was a Big Deal, A Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum?, and Superman vs. the KKK

1/17/2021
Today we bring you the stories of when America doubled in size, a salt and pepper museum in Tennessee started by German immigrants, and when Superman fought the Ku Klux Klan. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:52:24

EP7: Iowa's Forgotten NBA Team, The NYC Public Library's Family, and America's Greatest Female Spy

1/10/2021
Kristin O'Donnell Tubb tell shares the story of the family that lived in the New York Public Library. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:43:50

EP6: The Real Stories Behind Our Cherished Christmas Traditions

12/24/2020
EP6: The Real Stories Behind Our Cherished Christmas Traditions Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:37:45

EP5: Walt Whitman and the Civil War, Most Decorated Soldier of WWII, The Real Rosa Parks

12/20/2020
EP5: Walt Whitman and the Civil War, Most Decorated Soldier of WWII, The Real Rosa Parks Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:01:00:29

EP4: That Day I Was Gretzky’s Hungover Linemate, Spending Christmas Without My Mother, How a Soldier Saved 3 Americans from 40 Nazis

12/13/2020
EP4: That Day I Was Gretzky’s Hungover Linemate, Spending Christmas Without My Mother, How a Soldier Saved 3 Americans from 40 Nazis. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:40:07

EP3: Uncovering the Epic Michigan-Ohio Feud, Building a New Life after Prison, The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Foster Care System

12/6/2020
EP3: Historian Ted Long tells us the story of the Toledo War: when Michigan and Ohio went to war over a small strip of land; therefore, starting the classic Michigan and Ohio rivalry. Gwen Boyd-Willis committed a minor felony in 2005 but made an effort to be better even while serving her time. When her record kept her from getting ahead, Koch Industries helped her get a second chance. Kimberly McCullough—an adoption and foster mom—takes us into the beauty and difficulties of the foster care...

Duration:00:41:32

Finding My Husband In the Middle of WWII

11/29/2020
EP2: Forgiving My Absent Father; Discovering a Shipwreck; Ilene Hall's journey to find her husband during WWII. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:55:36

From Gang to Grace, MLB's 10-Cent Beer Riot, and Becoming a Double Amputee at 10

11/21/2020
Today we bring you Carlos Colon, the History Guy, and Madysen Acey. Carlos shares his story of growing up in a gang, leaving prison, and beginning a new life. The History Guy tells us about the 10-cent beer night riot with the Cleveland Indians and Madysen shares her story of becoming a double amputee at 10-years-old. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:51:46

An Army Moves On Its Stomach... And Lots of Coffee

10/21/2020
Richard Muniz tells a story that one of his friends told him about a coffee incident that took place on the USS Enterprise.

Duration:00:07:59

Theodore Roosevelt: That Damn Cowboy

10/21/2020
TR was just 42-years-old when he took office in 1901—the youngest president ever. It was the West that molded Roosevelt into a man and it was here where he learned to “carry a big stick.” Here to tell the story is Roger McGrath and Michael Blake.

Duration:00:37:27

The “Ten Cent Beer Night” Riot (History Guy)

10/20/2020
On June 4, 1974, in Cleveland, trouble was a brewin', the bleachers were loaded, and there was a distinct buzz in the air. Here's the History Guy with the story!

Duration:00:11:49

Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, On The Meaning Behind The Constitution

9/23/2020
Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College and Constitutional scholar, tells the story of our Constitution, and how it works. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:28:34

Remote Alaskan Town's One Connection To The World

9/16/2020
Leslie Leyland Fields is an author and speaker living in Alaska. In this story she shares what it was like when their small fishing town got their first telephone. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:20:01

“The 5th Circuit Four” Who Ushered In Desegregation

8/21/2020
The fascinating subject of 14-year-old Max Grinstein's winning paper at the National History Day competition! Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:18:46

A Presidential-Sized Comeback: The Story of Ulysses S. Grant

8/20/2020
Dr. John Marszalek and Eddie Rangel of the Grant Presidential Library tell the story about how Grant went from selling firewood on a street corner, to leading the US Army to victory in the Civil War. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:26:24

Jame's King's Story: A Case of Mistaken Identity and a Long Road to Justice

8/18/2020
In this "Rule of Law" Story, James King and his lawyer Patrick Jaicomo from the Institute for Justice tell the story of a extreme case of mistaken identity that led them down a long road to achieve justice. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:19:58

The Ex-Prisoner Whose Prison Education Program Has A Wait List

8/18/2020
Sean Pica’s extraordinary redemption story. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:39:34

Jim Johnson: How Hawking Hot Dogs in the MLB Changed My Life

8/13/2020
Jim Johnson wowed our listeners back in December with his story, “Everett's Last Christmas Carol.” We asked if had another story to share with our listeners. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:30:51

Castaway Kid: One Man's Search for Hope and Healing

8/12/2020
Meet Rob Mitchell, a man who was abandoned by his mother, grew up in an orphanage, and would become one of the most successful financial advisors in the country. Join us for this incredible life story of grit, perseverance, hope, and healing. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)

Duration:00:32:47