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An American Idol

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/22Jun18-American-Idol-Garett-Miles.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You never know who you might meet when doing an interview.  On a recent trip to Alabama to a historic…

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The Right Type of Syrup

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/02/14Feb18-Todd-Syrup-Farm-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Lots of people enjoy pure maple syrup.  But if you ask this farmer what he thinks of it, well you’ll…

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A Farm With Its Own Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/02/13Feb18-Todd-Syrup-Farm-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)Joe’s farm is so old he has his own museum.  He’ll show it to you if you come to visit. …

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A Farm With A Long Lineage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/02/12Feb18-Todd-Syrup-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)In some parts of the country having a farm that is over a century old is quite an accomplishment.  For…

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Best of 2017: A Tribute to the Boll Weevil

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/29Dec17-Best-of-2017-Enterprise-Boll-Weevil.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Cotton was king in the southern U.S. in the early 20th century.  However it was one of the tiniest of…

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Best of 2017: The Coon Dog Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/28Dec17-Best-of-2017-Coon-Dog-Cemetery.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:54 — 2.0MB)It looks like many cemeteries in the U.S.  There are grave markers and flowers surrounding by many trees.  But this…

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Don’t Break My Heart

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/29Nov17-Achy-Breaky-Heart-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)You probably either loved it or hated it – the song Achy, Breaky Heart.  It was a song that Don…

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The Song With Roots in the Drive Thru

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/28Nov17-Achy-Breaky-Heart-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It all began in the drive thru line at Hardee’s.  That was the place that inspired one of the most…

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A Skilled Songwriter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/11/27Nov17-Achy-Breaky-Heart-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)We often know songs by who sings them instead of who writes them.  Today we visit with one very skilled…

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A World Without Sight or Sound

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/10/14Nov17-Helen-Keller-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Imagine a world in which you could not see anything nor hear a sound.  That was this lady’s world, yet…

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Teachers and Challenging Students

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/10/13Nov17-Helen-Keller-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Sometimes teachers encounter challenging students.  This student went so far as to lock their teacher in the classroom and throw…

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A Remarkable Story

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/10/10Nov17-Helen-Keller-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB) Today there are resources to help those with physical challenges, but a century ago that was often not the…

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The Girl Who Grew Up at Ivy Green

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/10/09Nov17-Helen-Keller-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB) In Tuscumbia, Alabama you’ll find a homestead named Ivy Green.  And if you don’t know that name, you certainly…

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The Wishbone Studios

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/07/27Jul17-Wishbone-Studios-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Directly across the street from the airport in Muscle Shoals, Alabama you’ll find a simple square building with some cabins…

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One of Those Names Behind the Big Names

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/07/26Jul17-Wishbone-Studios-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)His name is Billy Lawson…and if the name sounds familiar…well, you’ve certainly heard his work.  He’s one of those names…

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Meeting Someone Famous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/07/25Jul17-George-Lair-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Did you ever meet someone famous? Did you immediately recognize them, or did someone have to nudge you and point…

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Just Right For the Radio

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/07/24Jul17-George-Lair-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We all listen to music, but we often don’t give much thought to where that music was recorded and the…

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A Big Deal in the Music World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/07/21Jul17-George-Lair-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)You’ve perhaps heard of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, but maybe you don’t know just how big a deal this place is…

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A Who’s Who Kind of Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/07/20Jul17-Coon-Dog-Cemetery-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Not just anyone gets to buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  The same holds true for this little cemetery down some…

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A Special Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/07/19Jul17-Coon-Dog-Cemetery-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)It looks like many cemeteries in the U.S.  There are grave markers and flowers surrounding by many trees.  But this…

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