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Hot Zone Falconry

Farmers might contract with someone to spray for weeds, fertilize the soil or harvest a crop.  Some farmers even contract for a company to come fly falcons…

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The Problem with Birds for a Crop

There are many challenges to growing a crop.  Poor weather, weeds, and disease are just a few.  We often don’t think of birds as a potential problem,…

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Artichokes

Some people turn up their nose at brussels sprouts.  Where do artichokes fare in comparison?  We head to a valley where the unusual crop is grown… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in Agriculture American Countryside California

A New Perspective on a Vegetable

Sometimes it’s hard to get kids to eat their vegetables.  Now imagine the vegetable looks like a hand grenade and people believe you can choke when eating…

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Lava Beds National Monument

In this barren stretch of the West, you can find the landscape scarred by the lava from thousands of years ago.  Under the surface are…

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A Train Depot in Palm Springs

When the rails came through this stretch of dry wilderness, the only people living here were the Cahuilla Indians. What became of the train depot…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California Nevada Podcast

Death Valley

Because Death Valley is such a difficult environment to support plant and animal life, most suppose that is how it earned its name. But the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California Nevada Podcast

Crossing the Nation’s Hottest Valley

On the border of California and Nevada you will find a place that has daunted countless travelers for the past 150 years. Whether they attempted…

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June McCarroll’s Lasting Legacy

Today you could get a ticket if you don’t drive on your side of the road. Worse yet, you could have a head on collision….

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A Museum for a Date

A new museum is opening that is perfect for you and a date. It’s a bad pun but a fun new attraction, telling the story…

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Harnessing Electricity from the Wind

For those who visit Palm Springs, California for the first time, they are often most surprised, not by the luxurious resorts and gold courses, but…

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The History of Wind Farming in California

If someone tells tall tales we might say they are full of wind. Mr. Oliver’s story was not only full of wind, it was about…

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An Island with A View

This island has some of the best views of San Francisco Bay and the city itself, yet most people didn’t want to live here. In…

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An Island Called Alcatraz

At one time, it was one of the nation’s most important forts, but that’s not how the it’s known today. Now it’s a destination for…

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Palm Springs Oasis

If you visit Palm Springs, California, you may be tempted to believe this resort town was carved out of an endless desert. That is partly…

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Raising Boys to Be Men

The Bible’s parable of the prodigal son shares the story of a wayward son that comes home to a father, who has every right to…

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A Daughter of Alcatraz’s Story

It was the most famous of escape attempts at Alcatraz. The fact that no one ever saw the inmates alive-or dead-keeps the story alive, as…

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Palm Springs, California

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….

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Jackie Cochran, Pilot

Most people have heard of Chuck Yeager, but most have not heard of his good friend Jackie, a pilot who set more aviation records that…

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A Train Depot in Palm Springs

When the rails came through this stretch of dry wilderness, the only people living here were the Cahuilla Indians. What became of the train depot…

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