Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

The One State That Grows Coffee

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/09Mar20-Kona-Joe-Coffee-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)There’s only one state in the U.S. that can grow coffee commercially.  In a moment I’ll take you to the…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

A Difficult Nut to Crack

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/06Mar20-Hawaii-Macadamia-Nuts-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When someone runs into a difficult challenge they may say, “it’s a difficult nut to crack.”  Today I’ll take you…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Months of Harvest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/05Mar20-Hawaii-Macadamia-Nuts-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Harvesting this crop can require months of time.  A new harvest is ready every six to eight weeks requiring another…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Planting Trees to Attract Tourists

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/04Mar20-James-Miles-Big-Island-Hawaii-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You don’t often think of planting a tree as a way to draw tourists.  But that was the idea these…

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The Tallest Mountain on Earth

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/03Mar20-James-Miles-Big-Island-Hawaii-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)What is the tallest mountain on Earth?  Most of us would probably say Mt. Everest.  However, today’s guest and many…

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A Land of Water and Fire

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/02Mar20-James-Miles-Big-Island-Hawaii-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)James lives in a land of water and fire.  That may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s true – his…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

Trying To Get Parts from a Thousand Miles Away

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/28Feb20-Bayer-Hawaii-Corn-Farming-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Imagine farming in a place where a break down could cost you not hours, but weeks to get repairs.  When…

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Posted in American Countryside Hawaii

The “Roots” of a Corn Hybrid’s Past

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/27Feb20-Bayer-Hawaii-Corn-Farming-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When farmers put seed in the ground each spring, there’s a good chance that sometime during that corn hybrid’s past,…

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Spring Weather 365 Days Each Year

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/26Feb20-Bayer-Hawaii-Corn-Farming-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you happen to be a corn or soybean farmer, perhaps you look forward to the warm Spring days when…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Abraham Lincoln’s Senator Challenger

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/25Feb20-Stephen-Douglas-2020.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Abraham Lincoln led the country through the Civil War, but it was this man who defeated him for the senate…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

Where Water Powers the Machines

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/24Feb20-Saugus-Ironworks-2020.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is a factory that began operation over a century before England’s colonies became the United State of America.  We…

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George Washington’s Birthplace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/21Feb20-George-Washington-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George Washington’s birth date was always clear–February 22, 1732.  The location of his birth though was difficult to pinpoint.  It’s…

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Thomas Jefferson’s Neighbor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/20Feb20-James-Monroe.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson’s home is one of the best known and most visited in the United States.  However, just drive down…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Smoke-filled Rooms

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/19Feb20-Blackstone-Hotel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You many have heard of backroom political deals referred to as having taken place in a smoke-filled room.  Today I’ll…

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A Chicago Landmark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/18Feb20-Blackstone-Hotel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When it was constructed just over a century ago, it was the tallest building in Chicago.  It remains a landmark…

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Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts Presidents

Sandwiched Between Two Notable Presidents

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/17Feb20-John-Adams.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His presidency was sandwiched between presidential greats George Washington and Thomas Jefferson…and unfortunately, much of his work in helping form…

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A Decisive Role in History

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/14Feb20-Andrew-Johnson-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When John F Kennedy wrote the book, “Profiles in Courage,” he wrote about several people who had decisive roles in…

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One of Lincoln’s Worst Calls

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/13Feb20-Andrew-Johnson-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Abraham Lincoln’s face is on Mt. Rushmore because of the leadership he showed during the American Civil War.  However, in…

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A President Mostly Forgotten

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/12Feb20-Andrew-Johnson-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During February we remember the birthday of Abraham Lincoln.  Today we take a look at a man who held the…

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

A Bull on the Run in the Ladies Room

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/02/11Feb20-Kansas-City-Union-Station-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you’ve been around cattle for much of your life, you know there are times when one in the bunch…

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