Our American Stories


My Parents Saying "Yes" Changed My Life. They Adopted Me

John Farnam’s incredible adoption journey!


Story of a Song: 10cc's "I'm Not In Love"

You don't remeber this song you say? Oh yes you do! 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love” is one of rock’s greatest love songs. Work on the song began in late 1974 and was finished in 1975 so that it could be included in the band’s ground-breaking album, The Original Soundtrack. [Picture from left, Eric Stewart, Lol Creme, Graham Gouldman, Kevin Godley, and Kathy Redfern]


The Priest Who's Learned Everything From Gang Members

Father Greg is the founder of Homebody Industries, the largest and most successful gang intervention, rehab, and reentry program in the world! This is his powerful and hilarious commencement speech at Pepperdine University.


The Pakistani Immigrant Who Found His American Dream Within 24 Hours

For our weekly First Jobs series, we hear from Shahid Khan about his very first job in America, an opportunity he took to then provide opportunity to the over 13,000 Americans he employs.


Abe's BBQ, Clarksdale, Mississippi

This is the story of one of the best BBQ joints in the Mississippi Delta.

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