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Interesting Show Notes

Connecticut: The Vital Something of Katharine Hepburn with Emily Ley May 10, 2022

Sharon is joined by Simplified founder, Emily Ley, to recount the life and quirks of Hollywood’s infamous Katharine Hepburn....

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Arizona: The Navajo Code Talkers with Lindsay Sherbondy Apr 28, 2022

Lindsay Sherbondy, artist, designer, and mom, joins Sharon as they talk about the Navajo Nation’s WWII Code Talkers. This elite group of...

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Alabama: The Barrier-Breaking Tuskegee Airmen with Emma Chapman Apr 18, 2022

 It was 1941, and the first African Americans enlisted in a program for pilot training formed by the War Department in WWII. ...

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Northern Mariana Islands: A Deep and Vast History with Sharon McMahon Apr 18, 2022

Today's island territory is not well-known to mainland Americans–we don’t talk about them very often–so consider this your...

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U.S. Virgin Islands: Pirates, Rum, and a Steep Price Tag with Sharon McMahon Apr 08, 2022

What prompted the U.S. to become interested in the acquisition of the Virgin Islands? In today’s solo episode, Sharon continues to talk...

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Puerto Rico: The U.S. Territory Stuck in Statehood Limbo with Jeena Wilder Apr 04, 2022

Do you ever wonder why Puerto Rico is not a state? Or if statehood is on the horizon? Jeena Wilder joins Sharon to hear about the...

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Guam: A Strategic War Island, a Twin Shipwreck, and a Pesky Snake with Adrienne Rolon Mar 28, 2022

It's the only place in the world where World War I and World War II ship wrecks sit quietly next to each other, close enough for divers touch...

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American Samoa: The Southernmost U.S. Territory with Ashley Spivey Mar 23, 2022

While we all grew up learning facts about states in our history and government classes, U.S. territories are often left out of the...

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Washington DC: The Secret Illnesses of Presidents with Sharon McMahon Mar 18, 2022

Did you know a U.S. president had secret surgery on a yacht? And another had a paralyzing stroke, leaving the First Lady to act as the president...

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Wisconsin: Master Architect with Sharon McMahon Mar 10, 2022

Sharon dives beyond the basics to talk about the life and career of a man with whom you may already be familiar: Frank Lloyd Wright....

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West Virginia: Proving that Timing is Everything with Annie F. Downs Mar 04, 2022

Sharon shares the story of how West Virginia broke away from the state of Virginia with author and speaker Annie F. Downs. Unhappy with their...

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Washington: In Flight – The Boeing Aerospace Legacy with Carolyn LePine Feb 28, 2022

While German immigrant Wilhelm Boeing made his fortune in natural resources like timber and iron ore, his son, William, is best known...

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