Welcome to “I Am America,” a new podcasting series recorded and produced by students at Butte College in Northern California. These podcasts reflect student-centered explorations of both history and themselves. Every student has a story, and they truly want to share, especially the part about what makes them uniquely American.

Our very first episode was written and produced by Yolanda Antone. She’s young, bright, filled with possibilities – but she also wears two masks (more…)

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This past semester, I tasked students with creating a podcast based on their historical research. Students were to choose just one family from the University of Virginia’s digital archive, Valley of the Shadow. Recently, someone asked me, “How’d it go?” and this simple question prodded me to (more…)