Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast World War II

A Midwestern POW Camp

They were prisoners of war, yet they were paid for their work; many of them forged friendships with the locals that would last for the…

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast South Dakota

A Special Job and A Special Thanksgiving

Regardless of your political affiliation, the event that took place on Thanksgiving 2003 was remarkable. Today, we visit with a man who was not only…

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast South Dakota

Captain Travis Schuring

Comedians, professional wrestlers, cheerleaders and politicians–Travis Schuring works with them all. Where do you find such a career? In the Air Force, of course… SharePrintEmail

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A Protocol Officer in the Air Force

Most people can’t tell you exactly what a protocol officer does, but today’s broadcast let’s you meet one who served in Baghdad… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana Podcast

The Dusenberg

In northeast Indiana there is a town that once produced the top cars of the day. In this very showroom, some of the world’s biggest…

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast Tennessee

The Wonders of the Tuckaleeche Caverns

For centuries, people have recognized the natural beauty along the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. We call it the Smokie mountains, but Steven Fananda’s…

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A Cavern Below the Smokey Mountains

Kids may go exploring when they have nothing better to do. Sometimes, those adventures can lead to trouble. But for this family, a wandering six…

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Posted in American Countryside Podcast Wisconsin

A Circus Museum

It all began with Albert, Otto, Alfred, Charles, and John. Without their last names, those first names might not mean anything to you. Put together…

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Helping Rural Business Thrive in Developing Nations

Willie Foote saw farmers and farmer cooperatives in developing nations often struggling to survive. What resulted was a vision turned non-profit organization that is making…

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Posted in American Countryside food international Podcast

Root Capital

American farmers know the financial difficulties that result from conditions that are often out of their control. Now imagine you are a small farmer in…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas Podcast

Limited Married Life at Fort Hays

(Hays, Kansas) – For an enlisted man at Fort Hays, it wasn’t enough to win a young woman’s heart and ask her hand in marriage….

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The Men at Fort Hays

The Army certainly needs strong, upstanding young men and women to fill its ranks today. But in the late 19th Century, the reasons men enlisted…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas Podcast

Fort Hays, Kansas

(Fort Hays, Kansas) As Americans moved from east to west, a network of forts sprang up across the high plains to protect travel and commerce….

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Posted in American Countryside Idaho Podcast

From Silver Mines to Fields of Sheep

(Ketchum, Idaho) When the silver ran out, the sheep moved in; thousands of them, in fact! This place became one of the largest sheep exporting…

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The Ketchum, Idaho Sheep Festival

Today the number of snow skiers to this valley outnumbers the sheep that graze the summer mountainsides. However, the sheep still get the right of…

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Posted in American Countryside California Hawaii Pearl Harbor Podcast World War II

Swimming in a Sea of Burning Oil

Stu Hedley may have believed that once he left his ship, the West Virginia, in Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941 that…

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Posted in American Countryside California Hawaii Pearl Harbor Podcast World War II

Surviving Pearl Harbor: A First Hand Account

We’ve heard of the events of December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. Today, we meet one of the men who survived aboard one of the…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Podcast Saint Joseph

Networking the Union with the Pony Express

Although the first riders of the Pony Express left from St. Joseph, Missouri, it could be argued that the headquarters of the operation was 50…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Podcast Saint Joseph

Forming the Pony Express

They are three names etched in the history of western exploration and settlement: Russell, Majors and Waddell. Here’s one of their ancestors; a woman who…

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Posted in Alaska American Countryside Podcast

Dawson Dolly

Skagway, Alaska has a wealth of history from its gold mining days. One of the personalities who shares that story is a lady named Dolly….

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