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Teachers and Challenging Students

Sometimes teachers encounter challenging students.  This student went so far as to lock their teacher in the classroom and throw away the key SharePrintEmail

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A Remarkable Story

Today there are resources to help those with physical challenges, but a century ago that was often not the case.  That is what makes this…

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The Girl Who Grew Up at Ivy Green

In Tuscumbia, Alabama you’ll find a homestead named Ivy Green.  And if you don’t know that name, you certainly know the little girl who grew…

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Win One For the Gipper

You most likely know this football player, not for what he did on the gridiron, but instead for what he said just before he died……

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A Multi-Sport Star Known For Football

He was one of the nation’s first multi-sport stars but you know him for football and the movie that helped tell his story… SharePrintEmail

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Notre Dame Without a High School Diploma

He went to Notre Dame, despite the fact he did not have a High School diploma.  And once he got there, his original plans changed…

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The Plantation of Belle Grove

Our history books tell us the south had many slave holding plantations in the years leading up to the Civil War. So it may be…

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Battle in the Pasture

It was once known as just a giant pasture, but today it’s also the site of an important battle in the Revolutionary War… SharePrintEmail

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Trying to Get Back to the Right Side of the Battle

Imagine being captured during a war and then forced to fight against the army from which you came. What would you do to get back…

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Escaping to the South

Long before there was an American Civil War waged over the issue of slavery, there was the struggle for slaves to find freedom. The first…

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A Struggle for Freedom

In the marshlands on the northern edge of one of America’s oldest city, you’ll find an amazing story of the struggle for freedom. It’s an…

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A Museum Dedicated to the Circus

It all began with Albert, Otto, Alfred, Charles, and John. Without their last names, those first names might not mean anything to you. Put together…

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The Married Life at Fort Hays

For an enlisted man at Fort Hays, it wasn’t enough to win a young woman’s heart and ask her hand in marriage. You needed the…

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Enlisting in the 19th Century Army

The Army certainly needs strong, upstanding young men and women to fill its ranks today. But in the late 19th Century, the reasons men enlisted…

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A Fort Among the Plains

As Americans moved from east to west, a network of forts sprang up across the high plains to protect travel and commerce. A few of…

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Inside Iraan

Andrew travels on-location for each of the features you hear on this program. Today, we journey to a spot that many of us have heard…

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Former Barren Ranch Country

This land in southwest Texas appeared to be barren ranch country.  You could buy it for a relatively cheap price and the stock could roam…

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Navigating Salmon in Alaska

To many of us, salmon are just another type of fish we might eat. But to the people of Alaska, this is a fish that…

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Aboard An Alaskan Riverboat

When the city of Fairbanks swelled with the Klondike gold rush in the late 1800s, a fleet of riverboats began to sail the river waters…

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Riding Alaska’s Riverboat Discovery

When you think of a riverboat captain, you probably think of life on the Mississippi, Ohio or Missouri. Instead, we’ll ride a river in Alaska……

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