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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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Episode 63: New Jersey’s Dinosaur: the Hadrosaurus foulkii podcast Dec 09, 2021

In this episode, Sharon shares the fascinating story behind New Jersey’s Hadrosaurus foulkii, the first full dinosaur skeleton to be discovered anywhere in the world. The skeleton was unearthed in 1858 when naturalist William Parker Foulke was vacationing in Haddonfield, New Jersey. At the...

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Episode 62: Turning $24 into a Multi-Million Dollar Business with Nicole Walters podcast Dec 06, 2021

In this episode, Sharon sits down with Nicole Walters to talk about Nicole’s incredible journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur and television star. Nicole shares how she built a multi-million dollar business after having only $24 in her bank account. As well, Sharon and Nicole talk...

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Episode 61: New Hampshire: From School Room to Space Shuttle with Dani Coke podcast Dec 03, 2021

In this episode, Sharon sits down with return guest Danielle Coke to learn about the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of 1986. This history lesson is cast from the perspective of one of America’s most cherished ordinary heroes, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, a school teacher from New Hampshire...

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Episode 60: Sharon Answers Your Questions #3 podcast Dec 02, 2021

Back by popular demand, Sharon Answers Your Questions! This episode will feature Sharon answering listeners' questions with the facts. The topics of this episode include: electoral votes and why Washington DC has three, State Pledges in school, the Antiquities Act, plus the story behind the...

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Episode 59: Your Mind is an Amazing Place with Dr. Mark Solms podcast Nov 29, 2021

In this episode, Sharon is joined by neuropsychologist, Dr. Mark Solms, to discuss some seriously brain-tingling facts. Dr. Solms has been studying human consciousness for decades, and in his newest book “The Hidden Spring,” he explains that human consciousness is defined by...

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