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Episode 37: Louisiana: The Notorious Pirate Who Saved America podcast Oct 06, 2021

In this solo episode, Sharon shares the story of Jean Lafitte. Jean was a Louisiana blacksmith, and when the United States passed the Embargo Act in the early 1800s, Jean and his brother turned to smuggling goods to make a living. The smuggling escalated to full-on piracy and the brothers were...

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Episode 36: Civility and Civic Duty with the American Moms podcast Oct 04, 2021

In this episode, Sharon is joined by American Moms, Andrea and Brittany. After serving as a press secretary on Capitol Hill and a speechwriter for President George W. Bush, Andrea and Brittany took their knowledge about the inner-workings of the federal government and started a viral Instagram...

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Episode 35: Kentucky: The Rosemary Clooney Legacy with Lauren Kachinske podcast Oct 01, 2021

In this episode, Sharon sits down with her friend Lauren Kachinske to discuss the legacy of Rosemary Clooney. Rosemary was an American singer and actress best known for her song "Come On-a My House" and the movie “White Christmas.” Born and raised in Kentucky, Rosemary was abandoned...

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Episode 34: Surviving the 9/11 Terrorist Attack with Shumi Brody podcast Sep 29, 2021

In this episode, Sharon is joined by Shumi Brody, a survivor of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. Shumi was working in the North Tower when the plane struck the building. As she was escaping down the stairwell, a brief encounter with a firefighter changed her life forever. He told...

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Episode 33: Kansas: An Accidental Election with Sharon McMahon podcast Sep 27, 2021

In this solo episode, Sharon tells the story of Susanna Madora Salter, who accidentally became the first female mayor ever elected. What started as a ploy to throw off the mayoral election by a group of men in her small Kansas town quickly turned into a historical moment. At this time,...

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Episode 32: Stay Curious & Keep Exploring with Emily Calandrelli podcast Sep 24, 2021

Sit down with Sharon as she interviews the one and only @TheSpaceGal, Emily Calandrelli. Most people are fascinated by space and the myths surrounding space. In this episode, Sharon gets Emily’s thoughts on aliens, life outside of Earth, how the space industry has changed and expanded, and...

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Episode 31: Iowa Musical Chairs with Mary Marantz podcast Sep 22, 2021

In this episode, Sharon sits down with Mary Marantz, best-selling author, podcast host, and renowned photographer, to break down the system of the Iowa caucus. Iowa caucuses are electoral events that take place every presidential election among Iowa voters. Compared to the traditional secret...

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Episode 30: I Pledge Allegiance to the Facts with Mosheh Oinounou podcast Sep 21, 2021

In this episode, Sharon and seasoned journalist and news producer, Mosheh Oinounou, dive into the world of the media and the complexities of the world around us. Sharon and Mosheh discuss who and what to trust in the media as well as how to create a game plan for consuming factual and verified...

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Episode 29: Indiana - President Of The Month with Sharon McMahon podcast Sep 21, 2021

In this episode, Sharon shares the story of the shortest American presidency in our nation’s history. William Henry Harrison was an American military officer and politician who served as the ninth president of the United States, elected during the 1840 election. Harrison became the first...

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Episode 28: Uncomfortable Conversations with Emmanuel Acho podcast Sep 21, 2021

In this episode, Sharon sits down for an uncomfortable conversation with bestselling author and Emmy-nominated host, Emmanuel Acho. Known for his viral web series and book, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” Emmanuel is no stranger to navigating difficult conversations...

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Episode 27: Illinois: The White City with Ashley Lemieux podcast Sep 21, 2021

In this episode, Sharon takes Ashley LeMieux on a tour of the world’s most spectacular fair, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. The World’s Columbian Exposition was a fair like none other. Located in Chicago on a 690-acre fairground, the exposition attracted over 27...

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Episode 26: Idaho: Rebecca Brown Mitchell and the Fire in Her Bones podcast Aug 31, 2021

In this episode, Sharon tells listeners about an incredible woman that is often left out of  the history books: Rebecca Brown Mitchell of Idaho. Rebecca was known to have a “fire in her bones” that fueled her deep passion for education and justice. Rebecca’s story begins...

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