Our American Stories


The Shel Silverstein Story: From "The Giving Tree" to "A Boy Named Sue"

We all know Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree," but did you know he wrote some of the most famous American country songs? This is one unforgetable story!


Indians, Nature, And A Bear: Jedediah Smith, Stuff Of Legend

Just decades following the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, trailblazers called “mountain men” headed west. These adventurers gave rise to new American heroes…and new enemies. But these struggles and battles will forge the American character that will transform a colony into a country. Jedediah Smith is one of the few legends who made this transformation possible.


Burning Question: Why Do Some People Have Foot Odor?

Wall Street Journal's Heidi Mitchell answers this weeks "Burning Question." Why do only some people have stinky feet? What causes it?


Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Hear the story of civil engineering at its worst! The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 killed 21 people and injured 150.


The Secret Strength of The West

Historian Victor David Hanson shared this secret at a time when our nation especially needed to hear it—4 days after 9/11

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