Episodes

Oct. 18, 2021

Episode 61: A Forgotten Westminster Ally during the American Revoluti…

During the American Revolution, there were some unlikely friends in Great Britain who sided with the colonies. Find out how one l…

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Oct. 11, 2021

Episode 60: Expanding Personalized, Quality Education through Mentors…

In this ever-changing environment for American schools, what are the root causes for the education struggles facing inner city st…

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Oct. 4, 2021

Episode 59: Samuel Adams - An American Brew of Oratory and Republican…

While now commonly known for the beer company namesake, Samuel Adams is one of the most vocal American revolutionaries in U.S. hi…

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Sept. 27, 2021

Episode 58: Cultivating Next Generations of Public Servants in Americ…

From the steps of the U.S. Capitol to the plains of Nebraska, one can find hundreds of thousands of FFA students across the natio…

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Sept. 20, 2021

Episode 57: "Long Shot" Amendment Propositions to the U.S. Constituti…

With approximately 12,000 proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, there are bound to be some constitutional long shots that…

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Sept. 13, 2021

Episode 56: America's Guardians Beyond the Frontiers of Space

America has been a nation that strives to push the frontiers of innovation and discovery. What is the 21st century vision for Ame…

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Sept. 6, 2021

Episode 55: Brig. Gen. William Whipple - A Merchant Supporting a Glor…

William Whipple was a New Hampshire native who imagined himself as a longtime, successful merchant. But things certainly took a d…

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Aug. 30, 2021

Episode 54: Our 1-Year Anniversary Celebration!

It has been a wonderful first year of the Friends & Fellow Citizens podcast! The unwavering support from family, friends, Patreon…

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Aug. 23, 2021

Episode 53: The China Blunder of President Tyler

In 1845, President John Tyler ratified the first U.S. treaty with China: the Treaty of Wanghia. Almost 180 years later, this litt…

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Aug. 16, 2021

Episode 52: Instilling Youth Engagement in Civics Across the Sunshine…

Within the American federalism system, public service cannot be solely concentrated in Washington, DC. It is the public service b…

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Aug. 9, 2021

Episode 51: Dr. Josiah Bartlett - A Founder and Ancestor of The West …

When people hear "Josiah Bartlett," they may think of the U.S. President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet from the popular TV show The West W…

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Aug. 2, 2021

Episode 50: Guiding Forces of Kindness on Social Media

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way people interact. Amid debates about its usage and effects on the cultural fabric of …

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July 26, 2021

Episode 49: How Jacobson v. Massachusetts Upheld Representative Democ…

This week, we learn how the little-known case, Jacobson v. Massachusetts, can provide lessons and insight on the importance of up…

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July 19, 2021

Episode 48: On the Air with Women in Law and Community Service

In 2001, the comedy film Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon made its debut in American theaters and became a major hit in …

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July 12, 2021

Episode 47: John Hancock - The First Signature of Independence

Welcome to the first episode of the Sacred Honor Series! To begin this new series, we learn about how this signer went from wealt…

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July 5, 2021

Episode 46: In the Hunt for Veterans in Congress

This past weekend, Americans around the world celebrated the 245th birthday of the United States of America. This week, U.S. Army…

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June 28, 2021

Episode 45: A Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

This coming Sunday marks the 245th birthday of America and anniversary of the Declaration of Independence signing. Sherman perfor…

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June 21, 2021

Episode 44: Higher Education at a Post-COVID Crossroads

As America emerges into post-COVID recovery and growth, education opportunities should evolve, grow, and reach more Americans ami…

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June 14, 2021

Episode 43: Standing for the Stars and Stripes

For our first Flag Day episode, we remember the ideals represented by the American flag and the journey that this flag has been o…

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June 7, 2021

Episode 42: The Costly Loss of Free Speech in Higher Education

Higher education should be a prime forum for free speech and civil discourse. But in recent decades, there has been little to no …

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May 31, 2021

Episode 41: The Founding Father of Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America and fought for the freedoms and …

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May 24, 2021

Episode 40: Igniting the Spark Within Future Female Leaders of America

Across America, there is profound potential for young women to serve the nation as inspirational leaders. With just the right spa…

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May 17, 2021

Episode 39: The Third Q&A

This week, Sherman answers your questions on a variety of topics ranging from the national debt to sports in the third Q&A episod…

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May 10, 2021

Episode 38: Fighting Injustice With Tenacity - The Spirit of Japanese…

With just one stroke of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's pen on February 19, 1942, tens of thousands of Japanese Americans were …

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