Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark's most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning 50, and a little burned out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks.
This streamZcast compendium discusses five remarkable American writers - "Writers of Passage" who wrote of ordinary folks in a new frontier. Europeans and others inherit their cultures; young Americans had to build theirs almost literally from scratch....
The atomic and molecular structure of history is created by moments in time and the interactions of those instances. Micro-moments can have macro-consequences. Consequence, Empire, War.../ Space and time collide. This streamZcast compendium takes stories of four Americans whose lives were dramatically influenced by a simple split second in the wink of a young girl's eye at a New York racetrack in the America of 1874.
War changes the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways, as these stories will show. Within those lives are lessons for us all - experiences that can change us too.Seen through the eyes of two ordinary American men, Waropa chronicles the myriad consequences of both the World Wars in Europa.
The South. From the bottom of Missouri on down, and, uh, to the right, there lies a huge swath of territory that's all different, but the same enough to fiercely deny that Texas and Florida are part of it. On this episode of Sounds Like America, host Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show) kicks off our tour of the dirty South. You'll hear stand-up comedy, music, and on-the-street interviews that capture a slice of what life is like below the Mason-Dixon line.