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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


Episodes

What Does "For Better Or Worse" Really Mean?

1/22/2020
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Yvonne and Rich share their story of marital struggle and how they have handled their drug addicted son.

Duration:00:40:50

The Back Story of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

1/21/2020
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For our series "The Back Story," we bring you the memorable life story of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Duration:00:29:00

The Husband and Wife Doctors Who Risked Their Careers to Prevent Alzheimer’s

1/17/2020
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Dean and Ayesha Sherzai's shared experience of having grandparents succumb to dementia led them to "career suicide" which resulted in success.

Duration:00:40:50

Ambrose: The Unlikely WWII B-24 Combat Pilot-Hero, George McGovern

1/17/2020
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Here’s historian extraordinaire Stephen Ambrose to tell us a very unlikely World War II story about George McGovern, the liberal, antiwar Democratic presidential candidate from South Dakota who was soundly defeated by President Nixon in the 1972 election. This story is from The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who Flew the B-24s over Germany.

Duration:00:11:49

Fade to Black: the Death of My Father

1/16/2020
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In this episode of the Mclalan Files, Bob brings us the story of his father’s death.

Duration:00:18:59

The Cello Rock Star Who Doesn’t Follow The Rules

1/16/2020
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For our "Immigrant Song" series, the cello virtuoso with rock-star charisma, Maya Beiser, shares with us what it was like growing up in an Israeli kibbutz, musical freedom, and shredding rock classics on her cello.

Duration:00:32:51

Sturm, Ruger and Co.

1/16/2020
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Ruger is the biggest gun manufacturer in the U.S., and it’s not by accident. Here to tell this story is Logan Metesh. Logan is a firearms historian and museum professional who runs High Caliber History LLC.

Duration:00:21:49

Stephen Ambrose: The Transcontinental Railroad

1/15/2020
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Climb aboard! Here’s Stephen Ambrose to tell us a the story from his bestseller, Nothing Like It In The World: The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad.

Duration:00:40:49

Meeting My Absent Father

1/15/2020
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Justin shares the story about meeting his father. The first encounter happened when he was 23-years-old.

Duration:00:21:50

The Private Citizen Who Repairs Our National Treasures

1/14/2020
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And he grew up in a Jewish ghetto...the incredible life story of David Rubenstein!

Duration:00:30:39

He Knew He'd Work for the Pittsburgh Pirates Since He Was 7

1/14/2020
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While he didn't have a a job offer or even the skills for the job, Joe Klimchak was inspired by a Pirates legend to pursue his MLB career dream.

Duration:00:21:50

The Man Who Defined American Fashion

1/13/2020
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For this American Dreamers episode, we bring you the story of a boy from The Bronx who would create one of the most iconic brands in American history.

Duration:00:18:59

"That $40 Saved Our Marriage": On the Brink of Divorce, a Couple Finds Hope and Healing

1/8/2020
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The argument began over finances. Then, it spiraled out of control. Without help from one special organization, they would not be married today. The Myers share their journey from hatred to healing.

Duration:00:29:00

Citation Nation: When Local Govts Become Dependent on Fines and Fees

1/7/2020
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Law enforcement is supposed to be about protecting the public by discouraging—through monetary fines—dangerous driving and other hazardous personal conduct or property conditions. But in practice, local governments may also—or instead—use their law enforcement powers to raise revenue. This is taxation by citation. Here’s Joshua House from the Institute for Justice to share a couple of his case stories with us

Duration:00:09:59

"We are All Jews Here": The Remarkable Story of an American Officer Who Saved 200 Lives

1/6/2020
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"If you shoot me, you will have to shoot us all," he told his Nazi captors. This is the story of Master Sergeant Roddie Edmunds, who saved the lives of 200 fellow Jewish soldiers in a Nazi stalag. It was a story he never told anyone; a story his son would discover long after his father died.

Duration:00:40:49

The Story (and Family) Behind Yuengling, America's Oldest Brewery

1/3/2020
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Jennifer Yuengling is one of the four 6th generation sisters who are carrying on their great-great-great grandfather's legacy in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and across 22 states. She shares about working with family, the secret to the company's success, and a whole lot more.

Duration:00:21:00

I Picked Up "Tex" Watson Hitchhiking AFTER the Manson Murders

1/2/2020
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Following the Charles Manson murders, Manson's lead henchman, Tex Watson, stayed in Los Angeles for almost two months before fleeing to Texas where he was arrested. But it’s those two months following the Manson murders, where this story from our listener (Patty Kingsbaker) picks up.

Duration:00:07:59

Orville Rogers: Flying A-Bombs, Capturing World Records, and Growing Bolder

1/2/2020
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Orville’s story is one where the good guy finishes first. Yet his is a life story of challenge and risk, marked by tragic losses and remarkable successes. We’d like to thank the folks at Vision Video for giving us access to their wonderful documentary, Flying High For The Glory of God: The Orville Rogers Story.

Duration:00:32:49

MLB Star Mike Matheny Loves Coaching More Than Playing

12/31/2019
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Hear Mike’s powerful speech to students that’s about so much more than baseball.

Duration:00:32:50

Nursing Home Grants A Christmas Wish

12/31/2019
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One of our regular contributors, Stephen Rusiniak, shares a story from the time he worked at a nursing home in high school.

Duration:00:10:00