American Stories with Rebecca Price Janney Mar 21, 2023
1776 - America's Worst Year?!
How could this revered year also be its worst?
Jul 05, 202310:56
Edmonia Lewis - Acclaimed American Sculptor
Edmonia Lewis's depictions of American literature and history earned her widespread acclaim in the 19th century
May 16, 202305:35
Good Morning Vietnam!
On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, this podcast salutes Sgt. Adrian Cronaur and all those who served.
Mar 21, 202305:49
Tootsie Rolls Saved the Day
During a brutal Korean War battle, a beloved American candy came to the rescue.
Feb 24, 202303:29
"Casablanca " - Its True Story and Legacy
Most of the actors in this iconic movie played their parts from first-hand experience
Jan 12, 202308:56
"I Heard the Bells"
Hear the touching story behind one of America's best-loved Christmas songs
Dec 15, 202206:05
Operation Market Garden
Today, Dutch families continue to honor "their" soldiers
Nov 16, 202205:49
Patriotism in Her Purse
Learn the surprising role the cosmetic industry played in World War II
Oct 12, 202204:44
A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
The Rev. Dr. Billy Graham recounted his long friendship with Her Majesty, in his autobiography
Sep 12, 202206:01
First Men, First Meal on the Moon
Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11 had a most unusual first meal after landing on the moon's surface in July 1969
Jul 08, 202206:56
Declaring Independence - July 1776
The people hear and respond to the Declaration of Independence
Jun 29, 202203:58
The Boys of Pointe du Hoc - President Ronald Reagan's D-Day Speech
On the 40th anniversary of D-Day, Ronald Reagan gave one of his most memorable speeches.
Jun 05, 202209:53
In Flanders Fields Poppies Blow
Listen to the story of Memorial Day's association with red poppies
May 24, 202204:39
A Truly Remarkable Woman - the Life of Edith Nourse Rogers, Champion of Veterans
She gave her life serving the needs of American veterans
May 12, 202206:41
A Breathtaking Piece of Folly
A story of William Seward, a man wing to endure his critics for a greater goal
Mar 31, 202204:34
Great Words from a Quiet President
President "Silent Cal" Coolidge gave one of American history's most inspiring speeches.
Mar 17, 202207:07
What Made Him Do It? A 91 year-old Revolutionary War Veteran Tells Why He Put it All On the Line
A 91 year-old Revolutionary War Soldier tells a young man what made him take up arms against the British in 1775.
Mar 03, 202203:09
Abraham Lincoln's Soft Spot for Soldiers
The President showed a tender side of his personality when it came to soldiers, on both sides
Feb 24, 202205:09
Eleanor White, Ananias Dare and the Lost Colony
This 16th family impacted early American history
Feb 17, 202208:34
The Indomitable Harriet Tubman
A little known story about the Underground Railroad's most famous conductor
Feb 10, 202206:19
"I Am Content" - The Last Days of John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams, once reviled for his principled stands, died with the deepest respect of his former detractors.
Jan 27, 202205:09
The Story Behind a Popular Christmas Song
Noel Regney's "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Carries a Message of Hope and Joy to Us in this Season of Hope
Dec 23, 202105:11
Civil War Penpals
Did you ever write a letter to an unknown soldier? Here are some stories about women who wrote to wounded men in the American Civil War.
Dec 17, 202103:21
The 80th Anniversary of December 7, 1941
Rebecca Price Janney tells the story of the attach on Pearl Harbor and the life of the Japanese pilot who led it
Dec 06, 202106:26
A History of America's Thanksgiving Holiday- on the 400th Anniversary
This year America will observe the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, held in November 1621. How did this event become a federal holiday? Rebecca Price Janney tells the story.
Nov 24, 202104:10
A Veterans Day Story - Blue Star Mothers
The story of the creation of Blue Star Mothers is shared by permission of Karen Whiting and Jocelyn Green
Nov 11, 202103:42
Welcome Home to Easton at Christmastide!
Announcing the release of book five in my award-winning Easton Series from Elk Lake Publishing
Oct 22, 202104:42
Lincoln's Sense of Humor and Purpose
In an uncertain and harsh season, Abraham Lincoln conducted himself in such a way as to encourage us today.
Oct 01, 202104:36
Light in the Darkness - WWII
The outcome of WWII is a reminder that evil does not go unchecked, or ultimately triumph
Sep 02, 202105:08
The Story of WWI's Harlem Hellfighters
This regiment fought bravely to overcome different kinds of enemies
Jul 21, 202104:54
Americans Mobilized for Distressed War Orphans
American hearts went out to children orphaned during World War I
Jul 08, 202104:36
Not Your Typical Summer Vacation
The story of a teacher's unusual experience during the Battle of Gettysburg
Jun 10, 202105:23
Honoring a Fading Hero: General Grant
Taken from Craig Von Buseck's inspiring new book, VICTOR! THE LAST BATTLE OF ULYSSES S. GRANT, this is the story of a touching Memorial Day salute, his last. (Gratefully shared by permission of the author)
May 30, 202104:11
Kent State - May 1970
More than riots broke out on college campuses in the spring of 1970.
May 20, 202106:10
Sealed with a Kiss
Letters from the Civil War still speak to us
Apr 29, 202109:38
April Disasters: The San Francisco Earthquake and Titanic
Even in the optimistic opening years of the 20th century, there were painful reminders of the limits to human achievement.
Apr 14, 202106:44
Was a 1776 Christmas event a coincidence, or a divine appointment?
Was a 1776 Christmas event a coincidence, or a divine appointment?
Apr 08, 202106:39
Helping Hands - Sacrificial Service
Many civilians gave all they had in the spring of 1775
Mar 31, 202104:30
Martha Washington- First, First Lady
The nation's first First Lady was a force to be reckoned with
Mar 25, 202111:41
The Remarkable Story of Helen Keller
This multi-disabled woman overcame nearly insurmountable odds to live a productive and inspiring life
Mar 16, 202112:39
Fanny Crosby - Queen of American Hymn Writers
Fanny Crosby's impressive output of songs have inspired millions across the generations, around the world.
Mar 03, 202111:39
Gen. Douglas MacArthur and the Rebuilding of Japan
A revolution of the spirit played a role in Japan's rebuilding after WWII.
Feb 24, 202103:54
From Here to Eternity - American Afterlife Beliefs Since the 90s
What do Americans of the last few decades belief about life after death?
Feb 18, 202114:47
1980s American Beliefs - Where's the Beef?
What made up the majority of beliefs about spirituality and the afterlife?
Feb 04, 202113:36
Anything Goes - America in the 1970s
Casting off old ways, many did what was right in their own eyes
Jan 29, 202112:17
America in the Late 1960s
This distant mirror can help us better understand our own times.
Jan 14, 202113:20
America in the Early 1960s
John Kennedy ushers in a new era
Jan 07, 202107:40
"A Dark But Not Unhopeful Hour"
Winston Churchill's Realistic Optimism in a Dark Hour
Dec 11, 202005:23
George Washington at Valley Forge- Faith and Fortitude
General Washington urged his men to prayer during the trying winter encampment at Valley Forge
Dec 04, 202006:59
"The Crisis" and the Courage of One Man
I gave these remarks at the dedication of a DAR grave marker to Colonel Peter Kichline on November 8, 2020 at the Historic Easton Cemetery
Nov 10, 202003:10