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There's no politics at Our American Stories, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears.

There's no politics at Our American Stories, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears.
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There's no politics at Our American Stories, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears.

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English


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A Father’s Note to His “Timeless” Daughter…Who Functions At A Toddler Level

10/18/2019
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Richmond radio host Jeff Katz shares a note that his daughter won't ever read, but will surely impact your life for the better.

Duration:00:08:00

Davy Crockett and the Alamo

10/18/2019
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David Crockett was a legend in his own lifetime. His real life rise from backwoodsman to Congressman and his extraordinary adventures were heroic and quintessentially American. Dr. Roger McGrath, author of “Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes” tells us the real story of Davy Crockett.

Duration:00:40:50

How The Elevator BRAKE Shaped Our Modern World

10/18/2019
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We bring you several stories from Tim Harford’s “Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy:” air conditioning, the elevator brake, and the barcode.

Duration:00:11:00

Couple Wins Right to Run Business

10/18/2019
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When Tennessee officials told Doug and Mary Ketchum they couldn't run their liquor store in Memphis, they took it to the Supreme Court... and won. All thanks to the Institute for Justice.

Duration:00:21:50

The Hearing Aids That Call 9-1-1 and Make You Smarter

10/17/2019
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Bill Austin, the billionaire that personally fits clients with hearing aids, talks about the innovations that his company Starkey has made to make people's lives better.

Duration:00:18:59

What Hamilton Teaches Us About The Importance Of Anonymous Speech

10/16/2019
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Why didn’t this Founding Father identify himself in some of his writing? This is the first feature of our series on anonymous speech.

Duration:00:09:59

The Puritans

10/15/2019
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The word “puritan” has widely become a pejorative—it’s used as an adjective instead of a noun in today’s American lexicon. Our knowledge of the Puritans has been distilled to us through popular culture's fictional and highly critical writings such as Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and Arthur Miller's The Crucible. But who really were the Puritans? A big thank you to Media Gratiae! Go check out PURITAN: All of Life to the Glory of God.

Duration:00:40:49

Invisible People: Homeless Family with 6 Children

10/14/2019
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Mark Horvath is the founder of Invisible People. Armed with a digital camera and a smartphone, Mark lets homeless people talk about their own experiences. Today Mark is speaking with Michael and Danielle, who, along with their family of six children live in a weekly-rate hotel room near St Louis—a living situation just one step away from street homelessness.

Duration:00:11:49

The Unlikely Relationship Between 9/11 firefighter and billionaire David Koch

10/9/2019
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9/11 firefighter Niels Jorgensen and billionaire David Koch, and the tragedies that brought them together.

Duration:00:31:44

"Fearless Freddie" Warder

10/9/2019
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America is great because of the men that make it up. And America won the Second World War because of men like “Fearless Freddie" Warder. A big hat-tip to Dang Linn Productions for allowing us access to their one-of-a-kind interviews from their recent documentary, Fearless Freddie. Check it out!

Duration:00:28:59

Bomb Casing Scrap Collector vs. The U.S. Govt

10/9/2019
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Civil liberties warrior Harvey Silverglate brings us the David vs. Goliath story of Edward Joseph Morissette.

Duration:00:11:50

The Man Who Watched Lincoln's Assassination

10/9/2019
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Ford's Theater re-enactor Mike Robinson tells the full unknown story through the eyes of AC Richards, Washington's Superintendent of Police. ​

Duration:00:21:49

A Brief History of Nikola Tesla

10/9/2019
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Separating the man from the myth and fact from fiction, Professor W. Bernard Shaw reveals the true nature of a man who started with nothing, and changed the world forever.

Duration:00:19:00

The Story of 20th Century America...Through Sneakers?

10/9/2019
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Nicholas Smith, the author of "Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers," tells the story of sneakers, and with it, a big slice of American culture and sports in the 20th Century.

Duration:00:40:52

When Govt Lets Scammers Keep The $$$ They've Scammed

10/8/2019
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For our Rule of Law series, civil liberties warrior Harvey Silverglate on the government’s illegal bribing of witnesses.

Duration:00:07:59

Frank Lloyd Wright

10/8/2019
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Hear the voice of the greatest American architect come alive in our special tribute to this uniquely rugged individual.

Duration:00:40:52

The Pistol-Packin' Railroad Conductor: Harriet "Moses" Tubman

10/8/2019
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Harriet Tubman's story is a story about love, family, faith, and freedom.

Duration:00:32:52

Dr. Dre, The Compton Perfectionist Who Mainstreamed Rap

10/8/2019
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In the beginning, the hip-hop scene was very raw; an underground music expression that was light years away from the commercial light of day. But one music producer (Dr. Dre) took the low-budget/low-fi rawness of hip hop and put his own polished spin on it—making it accessible to the world—and the world has never been the same since.

Duration:00:11:50

Chicken Soup: But You Were Just A Cop

10/8/2019
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Stephen Rusiniak shares his story of how he became a writer.

Duration:00:10:00

The Epic Story Of Mountain Man Kit Carson: Agent of "Manifest Destiny"

10/8/2019
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Kit Carson is one of the most complex characters in American history. His epic adventures in war and exploration embody the American spirit and its struggle for identity.

Duration:00:40:52