Posted in American Countryside Louisiana

Colonists from the Canaries

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/08Mar16-St-Bernard-Parish-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Where did the bulk of the early settlers east of New Orleans originally call home?  The answer will probably surprise…

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Posted in American Countryside Louisiana

Keeping Out the British

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/07Mar16-St-Bernard-Parish-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When Spain acquired New Orleans and the Louisiana Territory, they had several challenges.  One of the biggest was finding folks…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

More Than a Winner on the Field

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/04Mar16-Boys-Town-6.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)The goal of just about every coach is to win a game.  That certainly true of this coach, but he’ll…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Turning a Team Into a Winner

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/03Mar16-Boys-Town-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)When this coach took over his new team, they hadn’t won a game the season prior.  In his first season…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Coaching At Boys Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/02Mar16-Boys-Town-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)Kevin Kush grew up with the game of football, and today football remains a big part of his life.  However,…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Home Away From Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/01Mar16-Boys-Town-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a home away from home…a place to come when homelife has a formidable set of challenges that keeps a…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/02/29Feb16-Boys-Town-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)You may have heard the phrase, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.”  It became the motto of this place based…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska

Beginnings of Boys Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/26Feb16-Boys-Town-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)When this man saw a need about a century ago, he began his own town to help young men succeed. …

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Posted in Alaska American Countryside

Inside the Ice Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/25Feb16-Cheena-Hot-Springs.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There are many natural hot springs around the world, but it’s safe to say the man behind this one is…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

Super Slurper & Much More!

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/24Feb16-Peoria-Penicillin-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s called “Super Slurper.”  If you’ve had very young kids, you’ve probably used it and never realized it.  Even more…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Moldy Cantaloupe that Saved the World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/23Feb16-Peoria-Penicillin-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:03 — 2.1MB)You could call it the “moldy cantaloupe that saved the world.”  It was an unlikely find, but one that indeed…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Race For A Cure

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/22Feb16-Peoria-Penicillin-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Early in World War II, the US Army Air Corp was traveling worldwide looking to help find a wonder drug…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois

The Race to Develop Penicillin

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/19Feb16-Peoria-Penicillin-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:04 — 2.1MB)You may have heard of Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin back in the 1920s.  However, most folks don’t know the…

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The Miracle in Short Supply

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/18Feb16-Peoria-Penicillin-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)It was a miracle drug.  Penicillin.  However Dr. Alexander Fleming’s discovery was far from an immediate success as the world’s…

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Posted in American Countryside North Carolina

A Department Store Owner

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/17Feb16-Greensboro-Lunch-Counter-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:03 — 2.1MB)Earl Jones was a lawyer and state legislator who just happened to have an office across the street from a…

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Posted in American Countryside North Carolina

At This Lunch Counter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/16Feb16-Greensboro-Lunch-Counter-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)We don’t think much these days about going into any restaurant and ordering a meal.  But in 1960, some were…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

The Empty ‘Big House’ Makes a Comeback

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/15Feb16-Fort-Madison-Big-House.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:03 — 2.1MB)It’s one very large and empty house.  It’s what some call “The Big House.”  But this historic and currently empty…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

Not So Pleasant of a Stay

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/12Feb16-Fort-Madison-Prison.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most people would say this river town is a pleasant place to live.  However, for those who happened to find…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

The Betsy Ross House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/11Feb16-Fort-Madison-Ross-House.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)In Ft. Madison, IA you will find the Betsy Ross house.  But hold on you say…American flag maker Betsy Ross…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa

The Long Walk for Food

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2015/02/10Feb16-Fort-Madison-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s a long walk from Fort Madison, Iowa to St. Louis, Missouri.  However, that’s exactly what was facing a few…

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