Our American Stories


Pat Conroy: A Tortured Life Used To Tell Stories

Donald Patrick "Pat" Conroy was a New York Times bestselling American author who wrote several acclaimed novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into Oscar-nominated films. He was born this day in history.


What Happens When Kids Don’t Sleep Well?

Our parent coach Dr. Rose tell us about a kid who was causing mayhem because he couldn’t sleep well... She turned his life around, and offers you tips for helping your kids sleep well from day one.


Women's Suffrage Hero: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the Orlando Magic, talks about one of the heroes of the women's suffrage movement that died on this day in history.


Charter Schools Under Attack in Mississippi

We speak with Mississippi parent Gladys Overton about the physical and emotional abuse her family faced in a public school, and with no consequences for it, and about the charter school that revived her daughter's spirit---a charter school now under attack. 


Collision Of Cultures: Aretha Franklin And Carole King

A young white Jew from New York writes a song for a black young lady from Memphis named Aretha Franklin. This is a song that we all can sing. Here's the story.