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The Artichoke Lady

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/05Oct21-Artichoke-Lady-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people turn up their nose at brussels sprouts.  Where do artichokes fare in comparison?  We head to a valley…

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A Marketing Challenge for a Vegetable

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/09/04Oct21-Artichoke-Lady-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Sometimes it’s hard to get kids to eat their vegetables.  Now imagine the vegetable looks like a hand grenade and…

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Surviving the Rescue Attempt

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/09Mar21-Tom-Crosby-POW-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)American troops had finally made it to Manilla and were attempting to free POWs like Tom Crosby.  Just when things…

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December 7th in Manilla

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2021/02/04Mar21-Tom-Crosby-POW-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Life was good for eight year old Tom Crosby, an American living in Manilla in 1941.  Then December 7th came,…

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A Special Place for Rock Climbers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/24Aug20-Joshua-Tree-National-Park-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)To some people a rock is just a rock, but to those who climb them, this place is special.  It…

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Joshua Tree National Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/21Aug20-Joshua-Tree-National-Park-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Summer heat and a lack of water have always made this a difficult place to make a living…yet evidence shows…

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The Joshua Tree

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/08/20Aug20-Joshua-Tree-National-Park-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Although it is called a tree by name, it certainly doesn’t look anything like an oak, elm or maple.  In…

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The Rock Spires of Pinnacles National Monument

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/29Jun20-Pinnacles-National-Monument.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Geologists tell us this place began as a volcano, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by climbing it’s rock spires…

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An Oasis in the Middle of a Desert

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/08Jun20-Mojave-Desert.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is truly an oasis in the middle of a desert, a place where rails, roads and range meet. We…

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A History of Palm Springs

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/22Mar19-Palm-Springs-History.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When the rails came through this stretch of dry wilderness, the only people living here were the Cahuilla Indians. What…

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The Best of the Best Tour

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/25Feb19-Palm-Springs-Best-of-the-Best-Tours.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Before Palm Springs was a resort town…before Palm Springs was really even a town for that matter, movie stars began…

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A Record-Setting Pilot

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/22Feb19-Jackie-Cochran.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Most people have heard of Chuck Yeager, but most have not heard of his good friend Jackie…a pilot who set…

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Aboard A Luxury Ship

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/17Jul18-Queen-Mary-2018.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The Queen Mary II, the largest and most luxurious ship to ever sail, recently left Britain for Ft. Lauderdale.  That…

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Naturalist John Muir

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/29Jun18-John-Muir-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Over a century ago, President Roosevelt was so interested in preserving natural wonders, he traveled all the way to California…

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Nature Closer to Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/28Jun18-John-Muir-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When this man’s trip to the Amazon fell through, he instead began to travel this country to see all that…

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Safely Seeing A White Shark

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/04/27Apr18-Monterey-Aquarium.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s one of the few places where you can see a white shark…safely.  Although these sharks make but a rare…

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The Oasis in the Desert

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/26Jan18-Palm-Springs-Tour.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Before Palm Springs was a resort town–before Palm Springs was really even a town, for that matter; movie stars began…

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Napa Valley Resorts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/19Jan17-Napa-Valley-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)This place quickly became a playground for the well-to-do to escape the city during the summer.  In fact, the tales…

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Napa Valley Agriculture

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/18Jan17-Napa-Valley-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)California’s Napa Valley has long been associated with wine.  However, wine is newcomer when compared to all this area grows…

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Napa and the Gold Rush

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/17Jan17-Napa-Valley-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)If you tell someone you’re headed to Napa, they probably expect you to be sampling some wine and perhaps staying…

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