Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Kafir Corn

You’ve probably never heard of Kafir Corn.  However, turn back the clock a century and you may have been hearing about it on national radio….

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Kansas

A Change of Fortune

The first settlers to this region began to farm the land, but drought and grasshoppers made life miserable for most.  But just when things seemed…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Blog Illinois Iowa Kansas Kansas City Missouri Tourism Travel Wisconsin

Seven Great FREE Places to Visit with the Family this Summer

Here are seven places my family and I have discovered in the American Countryside listening area that are not only fun to visit, but also…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Kansas

Video Stars from the Farming World

Music video stars and farmers may seem to live in two far different worlds.  Don’t tell that to the Peterson Brothers. They are Kansas farm…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Kansas Video

American Countryside Video: Kansas Territorial Capital

KS Territorial Capital We’ll be adding more video over the coming months, as we bring you a fuller picture of The American Countryside. Here’s the…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Kansas Podcast

The End of the Pony Express

Today we say hello to our listeners on KNDY.  It was in their home town one hundred fifty years ago this week that the Pony…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Civil War Kansas Missouri Podcast

William Quantrill

Mention the name William Quantrill in Kansas or Missouri, and you’re likely to get stories of Quantrill’s Raiders sweeping into Kansas to burn cities and…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Kansas Kansas City Missouri Podcast

The Farm Foundation

The world will add approximately three billion people in the next forty years. Farmers will be asked to feed those souls with less land, less…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Podcast

The Kansas Cosmosphere

Today we’re back in Hutchinson, KS and say hello to our listeners on KWBW. I can attest to what folks there already know…the space museum…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Podcast

A Cosmosphere in the Plains

Where can you find the largest collection of Soviet space artifacts on display in the world? The answer is in a most unexpected place….. SharePrintEmail

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Podcast

Inside the Kansas Salt Mines

When you think of healthy jobs, mining doesn’t leap to the top of many people’s lists. However, in Kansas, people are welcome to explore far…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Podcast

Going Underground

We’ve sunk to a new level to bring you this program. That doesn’t necessarily mean we’ve lost our morals or values, we just had to…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Podcast Presidents

Eisenhower’s Birthplace

This President was born in Texas, but always claimed Kansas as his home….. SharePrintEmail

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Presidents Washington, DC

Restoring Masterpieces

To say Joe Newell restores pool tables is like saying Michelangelo was just a painter. The work Joe does is a masterpiece itself, taking them…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Best of Kansas Podcast

Pool Table Restoration

In the middle of farm country, you can find one of the nation’s experts on this game, not to mention he’s an expert craftsman that…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Kansas Kansas City Missouri Podcast

The Union Station Massacre

Some say this event was the spark that created today’s FBI. It was a crime that made national headlines and still leaves a literal mark…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside baseball Kansas Oklahoma Pennsylvania Podcast Sports

Jim Thorpe

In 1912 he was proclaimed the world’s greatest athlete and some of his Olympic records from that year still stood two decades later. He was…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Kansas Oklahoma Pennsylvania Podcast Sports

A Star Athlete

When you think of historically great collegiate football programs, names like Notre Dame, Penn State and Alabama might come to mind. Most people don’t name…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Civil War Kansas Podcast

The Events at Osawatamie, Kansas

The shots at Ft. Sumter in April of 1861 are often considered the first military action of the Civil War. However, one could make a…

Continue Reading...
Posted in American Countryside Civil War Kansas Podcast

The John Brown Historic Site

In the years just ahead of the Civil War, thousands of people came to Kansas ahead of a critical vote on whether the new state…

Continue Reading...