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…

A Route to Healing

AMC_Brazil2016It’s sometimes difficult to forgive someone.  In this case, Eva was willing to forgive the perpetrators of murders against her family and thousands of others.  However it was her route to healing…

Taken From Mother’s Arms

AMC_Brazil2016Their story is one that will make you cry.  Ten year old twin girls, taken from their mothers arms – in an instant their entire family was gone forever…

Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor

AMC_Brazil2016Today we begin a three part series with Eva Kor, a Holocaust survivor with a story you won’t want to miss…

The French Lick Railroad

The heyday of passenger rail travel was about a century ago.  But don’t tell that to the folks in southern Indiana, for they are riding the historic rails of this town as they did in times of old…

The Healing Waters of French Lick

Airlines might devote more flights to popular winter destinations like Phoenix or Florida.  One hundred years ago they were adding trains for this popular spot in Indiana…

If You Build It, They Will Come–Two Grand Hotels

In the movie “Field of Dreams”, a farmer builds a baseball field in the middle of his corn field.  Perhaps the people in this southern Indiana town feel a bit the same.  Here it’s two grand hotels that rose from the surrounding countryside over a century ago…

A Famous Front Porch

Many homes have a front porch.  It can be a place to relax and simply enjoy the outdoors.  In this town, it’s the hotel that has the front porch.  The rockers are also a place to relax, but the folks that have sat here aren’t your run-of-the-mill crowd…

Trophies From the Game of Basketball

Most museums will put the artifacts behind glass, not to be touched.  Sure it’s interesting to look, but it might seem a little stuffy.  That’s not the case here.  Do you want to see some of the biggest and most important trophies from the game of basketball?  It’s not problem to get them out and let you take all the pictures you like…

The Birthplace of a Basketball Legend

Many of our towns and cities have people that we look up to.  Perhaps they aren’t known to the rest of the world…or just maybe they are an international superstar.  The latter is the case for one small Indiana town that produced one of the greatest basketball players to ever set foot on the court…

Building a Utopian Society

FJM-HV-Hawaii2014In 1825, Robert Own of Wales, purchased an entire town in the state of Indiana.  His dream was to create a utopian society where morals were upheld and people of all walks of life had a chance to succeed.  It remains both a dream and a reality here…

A Place Called Harmony

FJM-HV-Hawaii2014Harmony.  It might be defined as finding peace with one’s self and one another.  That’s what the people who established the town of Harmony were looking for.  And for the most part, they achieved their dream far better than the rest of the world…

A Long-Established Community

FJM-HV-Hawaii2014There are many reasons people came from Europe to the newly founded United States.  Some came to find freedom to practice their religion.  That was the case for a community established in extreme southwestern Indiana…a community that remains today…

Factors That Influence Vehichle Purchases

FJM-HV-Hawaii2014What influences someone to buy a new car?  Is it great wealth, cool styles, or maybe a clunker that bit the dust?  All are potential reasons.  But, to this automaker, there are other global factors influencing just how many cars and trucks we need to manufacture here...