Legendary Founder of The Ritz Carlton: My Employees Are My Closest Neighbor
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20h ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, a legend and leader in the hotel world, Horst Schulze has reshaped how service and hospitality are defined in business—standards that have become world-famous. Throughout the years he worked for both Hilton Hotels and Hyatt Hotels Corporation before becoming one of the founding members of the luxury hotel chain, The Ritz Carlton, in 1983. Horst is a Christian who lives out his faith in both his business and personal life. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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The "Slap Shot" Story with Dave Hanson
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20h ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, the choice of three then-minor league hockey players to play the Hanson Brothers in "Slap Shot" starring Paul Newman was a casting hat-trick. When Dave "Killer" Hanson—was drafted for the movie, the Hanson brothers were born. This is his story. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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How Nike Took A Bet On A College Basketball Player From North Carolina and Won
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20h ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, no one knew for sure just how great Michael Jordan would be in the NBA. One underdog sneaker company - yes, Nike was an underdog then - took a bet on him. But the turning point came when they zeroed in on a fledgling director - Spike Lee. The rest is history. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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The Story of the First Asian American To Control an Army Division
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20h ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, Major General James Mukoyama rose from his blue-collar Chicago neighborhood to become the first Asian-American to command a US Army division. General “Mook” is the author of Faith, Family & Flag: Memoirs of an Unlikely American Samurai Crusader—a book printed under retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink’s publishing company. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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G-Man: The Life and Times of J. Edgar Hoover
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2d ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, Beverly Gage, author of the new definitive biography on J. Edgar Hoover, "G-Man, J. Edgar Hoover and The Making of the American Century," tells the story of the most important lawman of the 20th century. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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When "Neutral" America Occupied "Neutral" Iceland During WWII
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2d ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, Iceland's strategic location made it difficult to remain neutral during World War II. Here’s the History Guy with the story. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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The Story of Alvin York: The Tennessee Farm Boy Who Went From Pacifist to One of America's Greatest War Heroes
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2d ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, the story of Sgt. Alvin York is a celebrated chapter in American history. Though he tried to avoid war for religious reasons, York became one of the most notable heroes of World War I. Here to tell the story is the Jack Miller Center's editorial officer and historian, Elliott Drago. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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A Presidential-Sized Comeback: The Story of Ulysses S. Grant
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2d ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, Dr. John Marszalek and Eddie Rangel of the Grant Presidential Library tell the story about how Grant went from selling firewood on a street corner, to leading the US Army to victory in the Civil War. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
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5d ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, in 1898, the chemical element that glows in the dark was discovered. Years later, young women began working in radium factories, which was viewed as a very glamorous, upscale job. Kate Moore, author of “Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women”, shares the story of these women. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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What I Learned From A Dying Patient
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5d ago
On this episode of Our American Stories, Dr. E. Wesley Ely of Vanderbilt University Medical Center shares intensely meaningful experiences, spiritual and all, from a patient's suddenly-shortened last days in this life. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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