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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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His Grandfather Said He Wasn’t Worth Paying 10 Cents... And Now He Manages Over $500 Billion!!

12/5/2019
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Blackstone co-founder Steve Schwarzman’s incredible American Dreamers story.

Duration:00:40:50

The Why Minutes: Why You Can Find Lady Liberty World Wide

12/5/2019
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Meet Ovidiu Colea, the Soviet refugee who is responsible for bringing Lady Liberty to people around the world.

Duration:00:01:29

A Man and His Legendary Dog

11/25/2019
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Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's Chico Harris. We hear of his adventure following Bruce Springsteen across the country, and the story of his beloved Wayne the Dog.

Duration:00:40:50

Midwestern Mother: The First Female On Normandy

11/20/2019
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She never talked about it to her sons, but she was the first woman to step foot on the beaches of Normandy in the D-Day invasion. Mary Rexford served in the Red Cross during WWII—specifically, in the Clubmobile Women Teams—roving groups of three or more women assigned to a converted truck that delivered doughnuts, coffee, and cheer to enlisted men on the front lines. [PIC: Rexford on left]

Duration:00:11:50

Nancy Kelsey: California's 1st Female Pioneer Arrives Barefoot and Pregnant and Becomes "Betsy Ross of CA"

11/18/2019
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When the lure of a new life on the farthest edge of the frontier beckoned to Ben Kelsey, Nancy was determined to be at her husband’s side. Together they braved hunger, disaster, illness, betrayal, and death. Nancy Kelsey and her family would play a crucial role in California and American history, becoming the first wave of a great tide that would transform a nation.

Duration:00:32:49

A Mother's Journey after Losing Son to Suicide

11/15/2019
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Jill Barnum's world was shaken to its core when her son passed. Jill is joined by her daughter Emily to help her tell the story of great loss and greater redemption that tested her faith and brought her closer to God.

Duration:00:18:59

Ilene Hall Joined the Army to Find Her Husband in the Middle of WWII

11/15/2019
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When Ilene Hall enlisted in the Army WAC in 1943, she was following her husband, Edward “Ken” Hall to war. When her husband, to whom she was married in March 1943, finished his training and was about to be shipped overseas, the young Canton, Ohio girl decided not to put an ocean between them. Here she is to tell her story!

Duration:00:18:59

Audie Murphy, America's Most Decorated Soldier

11/11/2019
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Audie Murphy's story is one of the quintessential American stories; yet, chances are, many Americans have never even heard of his name.

Duration:00:32:49

The MOH Recipient Who Crashed His Plane On Purpose To Get To His Downed Wingman

11/9/2019
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The Navy commissioned its newest destroyer and named it after a man who deliberately crash-landed a perfectly good aircraft behind enemy lines. But the man who became the first American serviceman in the Korean War to receive the Medal of Honor—and the man who lent his name to the USS Thomas Hudner had a darn good reason, perhaps the best of reasons.

Duration:00:10:59

The Tire Tycoon Who Gives Convicts a Fresh Start

11/7/2019
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We bring you the story of Bob Dunlap, perhaps the greatest man to ever come out of Mississippi, a man who employs convicts and who has paid for countless young men and women to go to college.

Duration:00:21:00

An Older Brother’s Letter To His Younger Brother

11/5/2019
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George Bryan pays tribute to his older brother John [pictured], who ran Sara Lee and helped build Chicago’s Millennium Park.

Duration:00:11:50

Story of a Song: Paul Simon's "Graceland"

11/5/2019
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Paul Simon tells the story of his hit single "Graceland" that deals with his thoughts during a road trip to Graceland after the failure of his marriage.

Duration:00:11:50

An ”Ordinary” WWII Soldier’s Story: Angelo Constantine

11/5/2019
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Here to share the story of Angelo Constantine is his daughter, Jeanette. [Group pic is "A Night On The Town"]

Duration:00:28:59

This Cowboy Makes You Laugh And Think: The Will Rogers Story

11/5/2019
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The Will Rogers Museum's historical interpreter Andy Hogan brings Will Rogers back to life for us!

Duration:00:21:51

Gotta Have More Cowbell!

11/4/2019
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Jesse unpacks the history of the cowbell and it's launch into infamy with the "More Cowbell" comedy sketch that aired on Saturday Night Live on April 8, 2000.

Duration:00:08:00

Square Pizza Rockstar

10/23/2019
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Hear the story of Tate Moore, owner of Square Pizza in Oxford, Mississippi and local legend with his band the Kudzu Kings.

Duration:00:29:00

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