Ali vs. Frazier

It was Ali versus Frazier. Not that Ali versus Frazier, but their kids…

Not Listening To Her Father

Sometimes parents influence their children in a direction they think best for them.  In this case, the father encouraged the daughter not to follow in his footsteps.  She didn’t listen and became a champ herself…

Hearing about “The Champ” From His Daughter

He was simply known as “the champ.”  He had the physical abilities to take him to the top of his sport and the social abilities that drew large crowds

Not a Covered Bridge

Most people see this structure and think it’s just a covered bridge.  That answer is partially correct.  When you uncover the details about what you are looking at, you’ll realize you are gazing at the last one of these in the entire nation…

The Power Source Before Electricity

Today we flip a switch and use electricity to run most conveniences around our homes and businesses.  However, before the days of electricity, this power source was one of the most important in early America…

Getting From One Point to Another

In the days before roads crisscrossed the nation, rivers served as one of the best ways to get from one point to another.  And when a river wasn’t available, some locations made their own waterway to spur growth…

All Kinds of Currencies

One, five, ten, twenty? Those are the denominations of bills we normally see when paying for items. Now imagine that not only were there more denominations, but there were dozens of different types of bills in circulation. What you would have is a major mess–and that’s exactly what banking could be like in the 1850’s…

Clean Water and Good Health

Clean water is an important part of maintaining good health.  So it may seem odd to us today that thousands of people once drank some of the nastiest smelling water on Earth, all in an effort to promote better health…

Pluto…But Not the Planet…or the Disney Character

For most of us, the name Pluto is recognized as the name of a planet, or whatever they are calling it these days, or a Disney character.  But in the mid 1800s, Pluto was something far different in this town…

A Town With An Unusual Name

It’s one of the most unusual town names you’ll find in the nation.  But when you dig a little deeper you’ll see there was good reason it earned that title.  And no doubt you’ve heard of it, or maybe even traveled there…

A Beloved War Correspondent

When this journalist died, the president of the United States personally took to the airwaves to announce his death to the nation.  The beloved correspondent lives on through his writings…

Reporting The ‘Common Man’ During World War II

When America sent troops to war during World War II, this man was there, alongside the infantry and reporting the role of the common man in winning a global conflict…

A Fellow American Countryside Traveler

I must admit, I feel a kinship with the person we feature today.  For he too was a traveler of the American Countryside.  Someone who had a career this broadcaster can take a lesson or two from…

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 on people, so they’ve just kept it around for about a century and a half now…

Looking Up at The Courthouse

The county courthouse is the centerpiece of many town squares across the country.  But the square in Decatur County, Indiana is one that has many people looking up…up at one of the more unusual sites you’ll see in anywhere…

A Beautiful Museum Looking For a New Home

Today may be a first in the 20 plus years of our broadcasts.  A recent interview took an interesting twist when I learned that one beautiful little museum was looking for a new home.  It’s a heartwarming story and perhaps you can help find its new location…

A Knick-Knack Purchase That Grew Into a Collection

Perhaps some husbands listening to this show have been told that if they want to bring a certain knick-knack home for a trip, then they must be responsible for dusting it.  That was the case for this couple.  Interestingly, what they brought home grew into quite a collection…

Leonardo’s Most Famous Painting

In 1495 Leonardo Da Vinci began work on a painting that all of us have seen.  In fact, it’s his picture that  most of us associate with one major event in Christianity…

Baking Powder & the Indy 500

Maybe you’ve heard of the Clabber Girl brand of baking powder.  It’s been around for over a century.  But perhaps you didn’t know it’s connection to one of the largest annual sporting events in this country…

Clabber Girl

Perhaps you think a story about baking powder would be quite bland, but the tale of these two brothers is one that still very much touches our world today…