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A Life Bigger Than a Patent

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/03/30Mar18-Greenburg-Carl-Fisher.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He made millions with an important invention for an automobile.  But his life was far bigger than just that patent…

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An Inspiration for Small Town Basketball Teams

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/02/06Feb18-Hoosiers-Hickory-Indiana-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Once upon a time, I started for my high school basketball team in the smallest class of schools at King…

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A Town You May Know As Hickory

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/02/05Feb18-Hoosiers-Hickory-Indiana-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)There’s a chance you’ve heard of Milan, Indiana, but many of you have not.  Or maybe you did but you…

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Ali vs. Frazier

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/10/17Nov17-Laila-Ali-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was Ali versus Frazier. Not that Ali versus Frazier, but their kids…

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Not Listening To Her Father

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/10/16Nov17-Laila-Ali-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Sometimes parents influence their children in a direction they think best for them.  In this case, the father encouraged the…

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Hearing about “The Champ” From His Daughter

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/10/15Nov17-Laila-Ali-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)He was simply known as “the champ.”  He had the physical abilities to take him to the top of his…

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Not a Covered Bridge

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/08/06Oct17-Whitewater-Canal-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Most people see this structure and think it’s just a covered bridge.  That answer is partially correct.  When you uncover…

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The Power Source Before Electricity

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/08/05Oct17-Whitewater-Canal-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we flip a switch and use electricity to run most conveniences around our homes and businesses.  However, before the…

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Getting From One Point to Another

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/08/04Oct17-Whitewater-Canal-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the days before roads crisscrossed the nation, rivers served as one of the best ways to get from one…

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All Kinds of Currencies

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/09/26Sept17-Dozens-of-Currencies.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)One, five, ten, twenty? Those are the denominations of bills we normally see when paying for items. Now imagine that…

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Clean Water and Good Health

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/08/13Sep17-French-Lick-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Clean water is an important part of maintaining good health.  So it may seem odd to us today that thousands…

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Pluto…But Not the Planet…or the Disney Character

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/08/12Sep17-French-Lick-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)For most of us, the name Pluto is recognized as the name of a planet, or whatever they are calling…

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A Town With An Unusual Name

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/08/11Sep17-French-Lick-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s one of the most unusual town names you’ll find in the nation.  But when you dig a little deeper…

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A Beloved War Correspondent

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/07Jul17-Ernie-Pyle-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When this journalist died, the president of the United States personally took to the airwaves to announce his death to…

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Reporting The ‘Common Man’ During World War II

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/06Jul17-Ernie-Pyle-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When America sent troops to war during World War II, this man was there, alongside the infantry and reporting the…

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A Fellow American Countryside Traveler

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/05Jul17-Ernie-Pyle-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)I must admit, I feel a kinship with the person we feature today.  For he too was a traveler of…

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The Nuisance That Made People Look Up

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/03/27Mar17-Greensburg-Courthouse-Tree-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)At first people thought it was as nuisance.  But there was little anyone could do about it.  And after awhile,…

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Looking Up at The Courthouse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/03/24Mar17-Greensburg-Courthouse-Tree-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The county courthouse is the centerpiece of many town squares across the country.  But the square in Decatur County, Indiana…

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A Beautiful Museum Looking For a New Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/03/23Mar17-Last-Supper-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Today may be a first in the 20 plus years of our broadcasts.  A recent interview took an interesting twist…

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A Knick-Knack Purchase That Grew Into a Collection

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/03/22Mar17-Last-Supper-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:30 — 1.7MB)Perhaps some husbands listening to this show have been told that if they want to bring a certain knick-knack home…

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