Safely Seeing A White Shark

It’s one of the few places where you can see a white shark…safely.  Although these sharks make but a rare appearance here…it has put this place on cannery row on the map as a premier viewing spot in the world…

Before Got Milk–The Evil Beverage

Before there was a Got Milk slogan…some dairymen used an amendment to the constitution to help keep their product ahead of a more evil beverage of the day…

Political Party History

You may have thought this political party died when this became legal again back in the 1930s.  You’ll be intrigued by the history of the political party most think is dead…

50 Years of Broadcasting Major League Baseball

162 games a year for 50 years…that’s over 8000 baseball games…and this man has seen virtually every single one of them.  Then again…that’s his job.  We’ll head to the stadium to catch a game with him…

Keeping the Listener Interested Calling a Ballgame

When a baseball broadcaster has to describe a game that is lackluster at best, they may resort to talking about all kinds of things to keep a listener interested.  Perhaps they even talk about things like utility poles…

 

Sorting the Facts and Myths of Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe could write some amazing fictional tales…but perhaps some of most intriguing fiction was that he told about his own life.  We’ll try to sort some of the facts and myths

One of the Nation’s Most Famous Writers

He is one of the nation’s most famous writers and although he bounced from city to city, it was here in Philadelphia that his work began to be appreciated by all Americans…

Working Together at Pipestone

This place is so important in native American culture, that even when warring tribes arrived here, they put down their weapons and worked together…

More Than Two Blocks of Murals

Michelangelo had a very large canvass when he began work on the Sistine chapel.  Make a trip to this river town and you’ll find a man who had two and a half blocks of canvass to fill…

Where Civil War Engineers Ran Out of Names

Civil War engineers were simply running out of names…but that doesn’t mean the forts here were not important.  It’s a place where the Union troops simply named their forts for the letters of the alphabet…

Chicago’s Old City Library

Chicago’s Michigan Avenue has long been a place noted for fine shops, hotels and attractions.  Many people though, pass by one of the great gems along that thoroughfare…a place originally designed as the city library…a place today open free of charge to come and explore…

Chicago’s Cultural Center on Michigan Avenue

Chicago’s Michigan Avenue has long been a place noted for fine shops, hotels and attractions.  Many people though, pass by one of the great gems along that thouroughfare…a place originally designed as the city library…a place today open free of charge to come and explore…

A Japanese Teenager’s Journey to the US

As a Japanese teenager, Barbara was taught to defend herself from American soldiers arriving in her country.  She ended up marrying one of them.  But there were far more surprises when she landed in the United States…

Living In Japan When World War II Ended

This week we are featuring Barbara Law who recently passed away.  She was a teenager living in Japan when World War II ended.  Her country’s surrender signaled many changes in her life…including instruction on how to deal with the American GI’s that would soon land on her homeland’s soil…

A Look Back At The Story of Barbara Law

This past week Barbara Law of King City, Missouri passed away at the age of 87.  I had the honor of knowing her and even interviewing her several years ago.  Join me as we take a look back at someone who saw WW II from the side of one of our foes…

The Oasis in the Desert

Before Palm Springs was a resort town–before Palm Springs was really even a town, for that matter; movie stars began building their second homes here. So why did the rich and famous settle in the middle of a desert?

Crops For Those Who Aren’t Afraid of Heights

Some farmers need expensive, high tech equipment to harvest their crops.  This crop requires a very low-tech method of harvest…but it does help if you aren’t afraid of heights…

A Unique Farm

David’s farm is just 2 ½ acres in size…but that does not mean he’s not busy.  In fact, the crop he grows will require full time labor and nice earnings as well…

An Astronaut Program For Women

In the early 1980s, the United States put its first woman into space, a full two decades after space travel began.  So why didn’t women get their chance even though they had undergone astronaut testing as early as 1961…

Training Another Gender for Outer Space

The first man in space, the first man to orbit the earth, the first man to walk on the moon…you may know those pioneers and you may have never have given a second thought to the fact they are all men.  This U.S. researcher thought it should perhaps be the other gender who made those missions…