Our American Stories


The REAL Thanksgiving Story: Yesterday And Today

Thanksgiving didn’t become a national holiday until Abraham Lincoln declared it so in 1863. But the story of its miraculous birth and the pangs that accompanied its delivery to the New World began hundreds of years before this inauguration. What you are about to hear is the spellbinding story of how it all began, and what it means to us today.


100 Women Creating Transformation In Their Own Backyard

Wendy Steele could have never imagined that an idea for her community of Cincinnati... would have snowballed into 65 chapters across the world and over $80 million donated.


Opportunity America: "You Don't Know My Story"

Gwen Boyd-Willis committed a minor felony in 2005 but made an effort to be better even while serving her time. When her record kept her from getting ahead, Koch Industries helped her get a second chance.


The "Undercover Boss” Who Showed That Love Works

Joel Manby was on the 7th episode of the hit TV show and his company captivated 20 million viewers with their “leading with love” culture.


The True Story Behind Our Halloween Traditions

Americans are expected to spend over $9-billion dollars this year on Halloween, making it the second biggest commercial holiday—behind only Christmas. Today we are going to bring to light the stories that have been hiding in the dark. Answering the question: Why do we do these strange things every Halloween?

OAS Alexa Skill


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