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“For 40 years, I’ve traveled around America listening to the stories Americans tell about their lives. I was always moved, and so I wanted to create a show where you can hear some of them too.” – Sen. Bill Bradley

Former US Senator Bill Bradley shares his unique perspective of the American landscape on American Voices, a weekly show that highlights the remarkable accomplishments of people both famous and unknown. The show is non-partisan in nature.

“’American Voices’ will focus on the common humanity of our citizens and will recognize those extraordinary individuals who make a difference in their communities,” said a statement from Bradley.

Regular features of the show include interviews with Americans who have interesting jobs, run unusual festivals or give to their fellow human beings with no expectation of financial return, as well as interviews with well-known Americans such as boxer George Foreman, actor Hal Holbrook, and singers Bonnie Raitt and Eliza Gilkyson.

In addition, there is the Famous American Voices quiz in which Bradley plays the voice of a famous American and the contestant guesses his or her identity. Finally, each week a well-known American shares a favorite place or favorite sound in America.

American Voices airs on Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channel 124
Sundays: 11:00 AM EST/8:00 AM PST
Sundays:   9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST
Saturdays: 7:00 AM EST and 4:00 PM EST/1:00 PM EST

Highlights include:

  • Show 36: Writing Love letters for critically ill kids; then a man talks about his path from petty crime to prison to redemption; we’ll hear from the winner of a pumpkin throwing contest; and the late Tim Russert on his favorite sound in America.
  • Show 94: Restoring lost, and water-logged family photographs to hurricane victims – free of charge; working in a shipyard during WWII; our Famous American Voices Quiz; and the Today Show’s Ann Curry on her favorite place in America.
  • Show 107: Grammy Award winning pianist Leon Fleisher on how he never gave up — despite his hand-crippling dystonia; a woman tells her son what it was like working for the airlines in the 1940’s; then it’s our Famous American Voices Quiz; and financial guru Suze Orman talks about her favorite place in America.
  • Show 243: First, a clarinetist who played in the New York Philharmonic for over 60 years; a 10 year-old boy talks about his sister, who is deaf; a comedian with a mission: to collect all the Keys to the City he can!; and Warren Buffet biographer Alice Schroeder tells us her favorite place in the country.
  • Show 316: First, he uses his music to inspire change around the world; a son tells his father about his lifelong dream to become an NBA referee – and how he succeeded!; then it’s time for our Famous American Voices Quiz; and author Stacy Schiff on her favorite place in the country.