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Episode 75: Oklahoma: The American Frontier and its Legendary Musical with Sharon McMahon podcast Jan 07, 2022

 

Sharon returns for a solo episode about the musical that opened the floodgates to the nation’s obsession with Broadway. Oklahoma!, the infamous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, opened on a Broadway stage in the spring of 1943. It was wildly successful from the get-go, and it ushered...

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Episode 74: Choosing Hope and Humor with Kristina Kuzmic podcast Jan 05, 2022

In this episode, Sharon has a conversation with Kristina Kuzmic, whose viral videos you’ve definitely seen in your Facebook feed or YouTube recommendations! Kristina gets candid about her childhood with Sharon, talking about the survivor’s guilt she felt as a teenager who immigrated...

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Episode 73: Ohio: The Bellwether State of Presidents with Dr. Lauren Pinkston podcast Jan 03, 2022

In this episode, Sharon sits down with Dr. Lauran Pinkston, Executive Director for Kindred Exchange, to share some good old-fashioned Ohio facts. Join the duo as they discuss why Ohio has long been dubbed “The Bellwether State” and why that title may be in jeopardy. What exactly is a...

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Episode 72: Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age with Emily Kassie podcast Dec 31, 2021

In this episode, Sharon is joined by Emily Kassie, an Emmy and Peabody nominated investigative journalist and filmmaker, to discuss the highly contentious U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years. During her career, Emily has covered conflict, abuse, and fracture points in the U.S and...

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Episode 71: North Dakota: The Wunnerful Lawrence Welk with Sharon McMahon podcast Dec 30, 2021

In this solo episode, Sharon shares the prolific life and career of vintage musical icon Lawrence Welk. Welk, a household name, and host of his own show (that you probably only watched at your grandma’s house), was one of the wealthiest entertainers in the U.S before his death in the early...

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Episode 70: Until I Am Free with Dr. Keisha N. Blain podcast Dec 28, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Keisha Blain joins Sharon to talk about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. In her new book, Until I Am Free, Dr. Blain chronicles the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a change-maker who has been set on the back shelf of history. Fannie Lou gave a powerful speech at the...

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Episode 69. North Carolina: How Quakers Shaped the State with Lee Ann Miller podcast Dec 28, 2021

In this episode, Lee Ann Miller joins Sharon to hear the connection between Edward R. Murrow, famous American Broadcast Journalist, and a North Carolina Quaker community that organized and ran a large portion of the Underground Railroad. Listen in as Sharon gives details about Quakers and the...

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Episode 68: Changing the Healthy Eating Conversation with Jennifer Anderson podcast Dec 20, 2021

In this episode, Sharon sits down with Jennifer Anderson, a registered dietitian and the founder of Kids Eat In Color, to talk about public health and nutrition misinformation. Jennifer advocates for moving away from fear-based messaging around food and consumption habits in order to help...

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Episode 67: New York: The Schuyler Family Connection with Sharon McMahon podcast Dec 17, 2021

In this solo episode, Sharon dives into the history of one of New York’s most prominent families during the birth of the nation: the Schuylers. Certainly, Hamilton has made famous the Schuyler sisters, but did you know that Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy were just three of the fifteen children...

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Episode 66: Alaska’s Active Volcanoes with Dr. Michelle Coombs podcast Dec 17, 2021

In this episode, Sharon chats with Dr. Micelle Coombs, the Scientist-in-Charge of the U.S. Geological Survey's Alaska Volcano Observatory. Michelle shares volcano facts with Sharon, and talks about the active volcanoes in Alaska and how volcano scientists track them to mitigate fly hazards and...

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Episode 65: New Mexico: The Land of Enchantment with Austin Graff podcast Dec 13, 2021

In this episode, Sharon tells travel writer Austin Graff fascinating stories about New Mexico and its 60-year journey in becoming a U.S state. New Mexico - or the land of enchantment, as some call it -  is home to ancient cultures and breathtaking landscapes. The region has been...

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Episode 64: How Millennials Can Move the Political Needle with Charlotte Alter podcast Dec 10, 2021

In this episode, Sharon is joined by TIME correspondent, Charlotte Alter, to discuss millennials in politics. Charlotte shares her thoughts about how the unique political climate of the past 20 years--as millennials hit young adulthood--has affected the way they view government, politics, and...

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