Posted in American Countryside Massachusetts

A Cash Crop Not Grown in Soil

If you made good revenue from a field you might call it your “cash crop.” Here the cash crop doesn’t grow in the soil, but…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Illinois

The Postville Courthouse

Americans regard him as one of their most beloved presidents…a man that pulled a nation together as civil war tore it apart.  When you look…

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Posted in American Countryside international

Going Inside Petra

If you were ever fascinated in the adventures of Harrison Ford playing Indiana Jones, then you have definitely seen this place.  It was the supposed…

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Posted in American Countryside international

A Place for Anyone to Swim

It’s estimated that about 40% of American do not know how to swim.  Today I’ll take you to a place perfect for those non-swimmers, for…

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Posted in American Countryside international

A Christian Named Osama

Today we interview a gentlemen named Osama.  He laughs because that name may bring certain images to mind for an American.  However this Osama is…

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Posted in American Countryside international

The Site of Jesus’ Crucifixion

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher contains the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.  Several denominations have a presence in this church, each claiming…

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Posted in American Countryside international

On The Streets of Jerusalem

Holy Week is a time when Christians reflect on the death and resurrection of Christ.  The events of Easter week come to life on the…

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A Peaceful Scene in the Middle East

Most people would consider the country of Syria to be a dangerous place right now.  However, here, along this country’s border with Syria, the scene…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia

Inside the Earth Lodge

It this country…the U.S. Capitol is the place where laws are made…but 1000 years ago…it was perhaps this earth lodge where the most important decisions…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia

Unique Mounds and Lodges

Most of what we know about this group of people comes from the mounds they built all across the U.S.  In the state of Georgia…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

An Unexpected Boom

Just south of Interstate 70 in southeast Illinois, you may begin to see some unusual sights popping up and down in corn and soybean fields. …

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

More Profitable Than Farmland

There was a time when the farmers of southeastern Illinois found something far more profitable on their land than corn or livestock.  In fact, the…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

A Busy Chocolate Shop

What is the busiest time of year for a chocolate shop?  You can probably guess a couple of holidays will be at the top of…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

An Unexpected Business

It is perhaps an unexpected business to find on the streets of Hico, Texas.  It is a place some might find in a metropolitan area…

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Posted in American Countryside Texas

From 4-H Project to Unexpected Business

It all began with a 4-h project in a rural area about an hour outside of Texas.  Fast forward about two decades and some of…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

The Very Last Round of the Vietnam War

Many of you listening to our broadcasts lived through the Vietnam War.  No doubt, some of you fought in that conflict.  Today we meet a…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

Keeping Fishermen at Bay

Why would a small fishing boat try to stand in the path of a U.S. Navy Destroyer.  This sailor knew exactly what they were up…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

A Bigger and Badder Name

Sometimes you’ll looking for a name that will intimidate your enemy.  Therein was the problem.  The latest ship due to roll off the line for…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

The Story Behind the Namesake of a Ship

Many ships, both military and otherwise are named for a person or place.  Often the story behind those namesakes it quite a tale in itself……

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

The Nuisance That Made People Look Up

At first people thought it was as nuisance.  But there was little anyone could do about it.  And after awhile, the nuisance seemed to grow…

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