Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A War in Southern Arizona

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/08May20-Fort-Bowie-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At the same time the Civil War was being waged, another war occupied troops in southern Arizona. It was a…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

A CEO’s Philosophy of Business and Life

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/07May20-WD-40-Gary-Ridge-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you walk into the offices of this company you’ll be greeted by someone with a unique title.  They are…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Squeaky Wheel Gets WD40

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/06May20-WD-40-Gary-Ridge-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)A cliché says, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” In this case, Gary Ridge hopes the squeaky wheel gets WD40. …

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Failing 39 Times

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/05May20-WD-40-Gary-Ridge-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If you failed at something 39 times, would you attempt success with a 40th try?  This company did, and of…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The First U.S. Woman to Win the Nobel Peace Prize

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/04May20-Jane-Adams-Hull-House.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)She was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, a lady who helped establish a field of work…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

The Story of Tom Schafer

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/01May20-Iran-Hostage-Tom-Schafer-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a stand-off that would consume parts of three calendar years. Today we take a look back at the…

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444 Days as a Hostage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/30Apr20-Iran-Hostage-Tom-Schafer-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)During the current Covid-19 pandemic, some people may feel they are very confined compared to life a few months ago. …

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A Hostage in Iran

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/29Apr20-Iran-Hostage-Tom-Schafer-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Tom was working at the U.S. embassay in Theran in the late 1970s, and soon he and fifty-one other Americans…

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Looking For a Warm Place to Work

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/28Apr20-Iran-Hostage-Tom-Schafer-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)All Tom Schafer was looking for was a warmer place to work.  Unfortunately for him, he chose Iran in 1978…

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Posted in American Countryside baseball Kansas City Missouri

Peanuts and Baseball

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/27Apr20-Royal-Peanut-Vendor-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dan Nash has been selling peanuts at Kansas City Royals games for about three decades.  While the current season is…

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Drives Into the Upper Deck

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/24Apr20-Royal-Peanut-Vendor-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dan Nash has been known to launch drives into the upper decks of Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium.  While those shots…

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Throwing at the Ballpark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/23Apr20-Royal-Peanut-Vendor-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Dan Nash has thrown plenty of pitches at the ballpark.  He earns a nice living but he’s not throwing baseballs. …

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri World War I

100 Year-old Letters with a Tie to Today

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/22Apr20-Spanish-Flu-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Jonathan Casey reads a lot of letters.  Most of the letters are over a century old, but they are very…

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The Struggle Against the Spanish Flu

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/21Apr20-Spanish-Flu-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Over a century ago the world was struggling against what we call the Spanish flu.  However, the disease probably didn’t…

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A Pandemic from Over 100 Years Ago

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/20Apr20-Spanish-Flu-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We are still traveling the countryside…although today’s interview was done by phone, a necessity of our current times.  We look…

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Sending Spies to Uncover Truths

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/17Apr20-Ulysses-Grant-Farm-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This future president, had a sitting president send spies to uncover the truth about the man’s life.  It’s a unique…

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A Presidential Farm

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/16Apr20-Ulysses-Grant-Farm-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When a U.S. president finishes their term in office, retirement can be difficult.  What do you do after running a…

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Posted in American Countryside Virginia

The Story of Thomas Jackson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/15Apr20-Stonewall-Jackson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)If I told you that today’s feature is about Thomas Jackson, you probably wouldn’t have a very good idea of…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

A Record That People Didn’t Want Broken

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/14Apr20-Roger-Maris-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Records are made to be broken – or are they?  When it came to this record, many people wanted the…

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Posted in American Countryside North Dakota

A Museum in a Shopping Mall

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/04/13Apr20-Roger-Maris-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You might be surprised to find this museum in a shopping mall, but there’s a very good reason it’s there…and…

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