Love in America

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South Dakota writer/storytellers Scotte and Toni Burns reveal tales of deep and abiding loves in American history, travels and culture.

What is the secret of true love? What is the meaning of life?
Deadwood, South Dakota storytellers Scotte and Toni Burns love the easy questions!

So, several years ago, they began motorcycle touring America, finding love in American culture and the country’s great love stories from small towns, mountain and coastal communities, to reservations, college campuses and truck stops. From big city streets to prisons, farms, suburbs, and US military bases, Love in America dives deep into love in American history, society and culture, asking Americans of every color, faith and age about the meaning of love in their lives. Scotte and Toni’s tales from the heart of America reveal that the greatest love stories aren’t just romantic love, they’re also loves of community, of a sense of purpose, the places we call home, and of the American story itself.

Story is the key to understanding what is love, because throughout human history, the way we’ve shared meaning, purpose, culture, even morals, has been through our stories. As one Native American storyteller shared with Love in America, we can find knowledge by being told what something means - but through story, we find our own meanings, and in that way discover the answers we seek.

And through story, we come full circle to those first two questions: What is the secret of true love and what is the meaning of life? There’s a simple answer to both...You get to choose that.

Stories about the choices others have made, the many paths their loves have taken, and especially the laughter they’ve shared, are the places we begin that quest.
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What is the secret of true love? What is the meaning of life? Deadwood, South Dakota storytellers Scotte and Toni Burns love the easy questions! So, several years ago, they began motorcycle touring America, finding love in American culture and the country’s great love stories from small towns, mountain and coastal communities, to reservations, college campuses and truck stops. From big city streets to prisons, farms, suburbs, and US military bases, Love in America dives deep into love in American history, society and culture, asking Americans of every color, faith and age about the meaning of love in their lives. Scotte and Toni’s tales from the heart of America reveal that the greatest love stories aren’t just romantic love, they’re also loves of community, of a sense of purpose, the... Show full description


72 Pieces

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Love stories and the Spirit of Radio: Paul Harvey & Angel; a “portable” FM romance; a Maine attraction; kids’ slam poem on love called, A Day Full.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 39:33
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The Déjà vu of Love with couples who remarry...each other! Marie Osmond & Steve Craig’s twice true love; Baron & Luwanna, for better or worse & bet...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2019
  • Length: 39:19
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Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, an elegant Catholic girl from the Bronx and a goofy Jewish boy from Brooklyn show why interfaith couples have faith i...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2019
  • Length: 39:36
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Jeb and Columba Bush and their Schoolhouse Rock love story - an international couple with a Tex-Mex flair. Come On the Road with us to Kennebunk, M...

  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 37:19
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George and Margaret Westinghouse offer a “powerful” love from American history as we go back for seconds on two favorite stories. Then, we take you...

  • Added: May 26, 2019
  • Length: 39:35
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Alice and Sheryl Cooper Welcome you to their Lovin’ Nightmare (we hope they don’t scare you!) Also, come on a pre-journey to the Love in America 20...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2019
  • Length: 42:03
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Fred and Joanne Rogers’ imaginative love story opens this episode of Love in America - Just Imagine! Also, love from the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2019
  • Length: 40:40
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Pat and Marie Tillman...and Joe Shenton - an inspiring story of love and devotion begins this episode on love in the military! Discipline can be fu...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2019
  • Length: 41:30
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Doc Holliday and Kate Elder – the passionate Old West tale of a gentleman dentist and a cultured dance hall girl; Boxers and woodpeckers share hard...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 39:40
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Carol Burnett makes us glad we had this time together - a love story with life and comedy. On the Road with Love in America, you'll meet two power...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 41:51
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John Glenn and Annie Glen - love is in the stars with one small step for a man and one giant leap for love. From tractor puller to celestial being,...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 36:40
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The love of Ricardo and Georgiana Montalban: Star Trek meets Corinthian leather on Fantasy Island; Foreplay chardonnay or“wining” about winter in t...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 38:43