Covering every hamlet and precinct in America, big and small, the stories span arts and sports, business and history, innovation and adventure, generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love, past and present. In short, Our American Stories tells the story of America to Americans.

About Lee Habeeb

Lee Habeeb co-founded Laura Ingraham’s national radio show in 2001, moved to Salem Media Group in 2008 as Vice President of Content overseeing their nationally syndicated lineup, and launched Our American Stories in 2016. He is a University of Virginia School of Law graduate, and writes a weekly column for Newsweek.

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The Scout Never Called: Growing Up in Competitive Sports

How Duke’s Coach K Was Almost Fired in 1983

On this episode of Our American Stories, John Feinstein is a sportswriter of 42 books, 23 of them New York Times bestsellers. He is also the friend of Duke University’s legendary basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski (also known as “Coach K”). John tells the story of how Coach K’s five national titles at Duke almost never happened.

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The Life of Duke Ellington: An American Original

On this episode of Our American Stories, some believe he was the most important composer of the 20th century, in or out of jazz. Terry Teachout, one of America's best culture writers and author of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, tells the story of the jazz legend, his music, his struggles, his triumphs and so much more.

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The Union Colonel Who Showed Mercy on Confederate POWs During the Civil War

On this episode of Our American Stories, Boston’s Fort Warren housed Confederate POWs during the Civil War, but it was no Andersonville. Only 13 Confederate prisoners out of the more than 2,000 rebels who were imprisoned within its walls died during the Civil War. That was thanks in large part to the fort’s commander, Justin Dimick.

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Making Peace With My Sister's Killer

On this episode of Our American Stories, Jeanne Bishop tells us the story of the brutal murders of her beloved family members… and how a change of heart changed her life and so many others. Read her book for the full story.

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How a Major League Baseball Game Turned Into the “Ten Cent Beer Night” Riot

On this episode of Our American Stories, the June 4, 1974 night game between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians was one for the record books. To say there was a "buzz" in the crowd," would be an understatement. Here to tell the story is the History Guy.

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The Nuclear Mishap in Arkansas That "Created" CNN

On this episode of Our American Stories, a wrench fell; a rocket leaked, lost fuel pressure, collapsed, and exploded. A nuclear warhead soared out of the silo and into a ditch... at the intersection of Arkansas' fate and American journalism.

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The Woman Who Snuck Into George Washington's Army

On this episode of Our American Stories, Deborah Sampson became a hero of the American Revolution when she disguised herself as a man and joined the Patriot forces. Here to tell her story is the author of Deborah Sampson: The Girl Who Went to War.

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Fighting Crime in Downtown Los Angeles with Love, Respect, and God

On this episode of Our American Stories, Senior Lead Officer Deon Joseph recounts how he built community connections and relationships—and changed police perceptions with with one profound phrase: "I love you."

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The Girls Next Door: How Serving Coffee and Donuts in World War I Led To Women Gaining the Right to Vote

On this episode of Our American Stories, Kara Dixon Vuic tells this remarkable story of service.

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