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Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.

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Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.

    EP78: The Man Who Hung Out With Astronauts and The Artisan Keycap Maker

    EP78: The Man Who Hung Out With Astronauts and The Artisan Keycap Maker

    On this episode of Our American Stories, Craig Sumner tells us his involvement in NASA during the Apollo missions and how he helped build the lunar rover and TikTok influencer, TinyMakesThings, shares why she quit her corporate job to make artisan keycaps for mechanical keyboards.
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    Time Codes:
    00:00 The Man Who Hung Out With Astronauts
    27:30 The Artisan Keycap Maker
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    • 46 min
    EP77: Weifield Group Hires “At Risk” Individuals and with Good Reason, Kindness is Free and The Wonderful Origins of Everyday Expressions, from Bite the Bullet to Bless You

    EP77: Weifield Group Hires “At Risk” Individuals and with Good Reason, Kindness is Free and The Wonderful Origins of Everyday Expressions, from Bite the Bullet to Bless You

    On this episode of Our American Stories, Karla Nugent and Curt Andersen share how their company has hired over 100 “at risk” individuals and how they ended up competing for the title as the top electrical contracting company in Colorado AND also the U.S.; Paul Kotz offers some personal examples of how going out of our way and, yes, even out of our comfort zone, may be just what others and we may need; and author, Andrew Thompson, shares another slice from his ultimate guide to understanding these baffling mini mysteries of the English language;
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    Time Codes:
    00:00 Weifield Group Hires “At Risk” Individuals and with Good Reason!
    18:00 Kindness is Free
    27:30 The Wonderful Origins of Everyday Expressions, from Bite the Bullet to Bless You
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    • 46 min
    EP76: Souping Up Her Subaru Started Her Career and Iowa's Long-Lost NBA Team Who Beat the Celtics

    EP76: Souping Up Her Subaru Started Her Career and Iowa's Long-Lost NBA Team Who Beat the Celtics

    On this episode of Our American Stories, Rebecca Nguyen fell in love with cars working alongside her dad in the garage. This would lead to her career in the car world; and Tim Harwood of Waterloo/Cedar Fall's KXEL 1540 and author of Ball Hawks: The Arrival and Departure of the NBA in Iowa tells us the story of the only professional sports team ever to play in Iowa.
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    • 46 min
    EP75: The Most Decorated War Dog of WWI, The Palmer Raids and Standing Proudly On Deformed Feet

    EP75: The Most Decorated War Dog of WWI, The Palmer Raids and Standing Proudly On Deformed Feet

    On this episode of Our American Stories, Jeremy Swick of the College Football Hall of Fame recounts the remarkable story of, Stg. Stubby, the street dog turned soldier turned mascot; Larry Reed, President Emeritus of FEE, tells the harrowing story of a dark time in American history; Chloe Howard, Author of Stand Beautiful: A Story Of Brokenness, Beauty and Embracing It All, shares her story of what it was like growing up with a club foot.
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    Time Codes:
    00:00 The Most Decorated War Dog of WWI
    08:50 The Palmer Raids
    18:00 Standing Proudly On Deformed Feet
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    • 46 min
    EP74: The WWII Veteran Who Was Imprisoned In Japan

    EP74: The WWII Veteran Who Was Imprisoned In Japan

    On this episode of Our American Stories, Carol Dickson shares the story of her father, Jacob DeShazer, his involvement in WWII during Pearl Harbor and when he was taken as a prisoner in Japan.
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    EP73: The Disastrous 1904 Olympic Marathon and The Creator of The Coors Light Silver Bullett

    EP73: The Disastrous 1904 Olympic Marathon and The Creator of The Coors Light Silver Bullett

    On this episode of Our American Stories, Professor Susan Brownell shares the story of how the Olympics ended up in St. Louis and the infamous marathon event and Marc Barrios tells the story of how he left his mark on the American Advertising Industry when he immigrated from Cuba as a refugee and went on to create the Coors Light Silver Bullet.
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    Time Codes:
    00:00 The Disastrous 1904 Olympic Marathon
    17:59 The Creator of The Coor Light Silver Bullett
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    • 46 min

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