US History http://wfae.org en Girls Of Atomic City (Rebroadcast) http://wfae.org/post/girls-atomic-city-rebroadcast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world is at war and you want to help fight it. So you board a train to a secret town in Tennessee that doesn't appear on any map, to work on a project that you will never truly know about. And, yet, this project will end the war. That was the fascinating story for the thousands of woman who toiled to help build a bomb without really knowing that's what they were doing. Frequent guest Denise </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kiernan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> chronicles this mystery in her latest book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Girls of Atomic City</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Kiernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> uses exhaustive research and interviews with living war veterans to uncover how the Army managed to keep the project secret from its own workers and she highlights the stories of some of the women who worked there. She'll share her story with us when Charlotte Talks Friday, Sept. 6.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 34704 at http://wfae.org Girls Of Atomic City (Rebroadcast) The Girls Of Atomic City http://wfae.org/post/girls-atomic-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world is at war and you want to help fight it. So you board a train to a secret town in Tennessee that doesn't appear on any map, to work on a project that you will never truly know about. And, yet, this project will end the war. That was the fascinating story for the thousands of woman who toiled to help build a bomb without really knowing that's what they were doing. Frequent guest Denise </span>Kiernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> chronicles this mystery in her latest book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Girls of Atomic City</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Kiernan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> uses exhaustive research and interviews with living war veterans to uncover how the Army managed to keep the project secret from its own workers and she highlights the stories of some of the women who worked there. She'll share her story with us when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 26401 at http://wfae.org The Girls Of Atomic City How Weather Changed History http://wfae.org/post/how-weather-changed-history <p>Many people feel a little bit down on rainy days but find that they are smiling and happy when the sun shines. Kids get excited when it might snow and we all watch thunderstorms anxiously, but weather can have a much larger and more critical influence on our lives. Throughout history, major events have been shaped by the weather conditions. The outcome of major battles, famous discoveries and critical dates in our history have been impacted by storms or extreme temperature conditions. We'll&nbsp;look at some of the most famous moments in history and how weather played a role.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +0000 22708 at http://wfae.org How Weather Changed History Stuff Every American Should Know http://wfae.org/post/stuff-every-american-should-know <p>As Americans, there are things we all think we know about the greatest country in the world, but do we really know stuff that every American should know? That's the premise put forth by prolific authors, <a href="http://www.joedenise.com/Home.html">Denise Kiernan and Joe D'Agnese</a>. Previously they've illuminated the lives of the <a href="http://wfae.org/post/signers-declaration-independence">signers of the Declaration of Independence</a> and the <a href="http://www.wfae.org/post/signers-constitution">Constitution</a> and they specialize in lesser known items of American History. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 16735 at http://wfae.org Stuff Every American Should Know