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Retrieving a Boot – In Front of 80,000

Imagine you could run so fast that you lost your boots!  That’s what happened here.  This is the lady who had to go get that…

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Helping Train a Well-known Horse

There are many teenagers that like to ride horses, but few get the chance to train a horse that’s seen by over 80,000 people at…

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From the Field to the Press Box

His major league career spanned over 20 seasons and even included a stint in Japan.  He’s still a part of the game in a new…

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When Mom Negotiates Your Major League Contract

Today’s sports stars often have high powered agents who negotiate their contracts.  However, this first round draft pick simply turned to his mom for help…

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Dreams of Playing Professional Sports

Many young boys have dreams of playing pro sports.  This man had many sports from which to choose which left him with a tough choice…

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From Board Room to the Classroom

What happens when the CEO of a major corporation decides he wants to begin teaching middle school math? It’s a real life story that played…

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H&R Block Career Change

Tom Bloch’s father and uncle founded H&R Block, a company that Tom eventually led as CEO. But there was something else that weighed on his…

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H&R Block

There are some folks that think they can run your business better than you can. In this case, the man at the newspaper was right….

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The Bloch Brothers

Very few people like to figure their taxes and even fewer like to pay them. But this pair of brothers found an unlikely business doing…

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The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

It’s difficult for many of us to name many specific battles or events in World War I.  We may have learned the war began when…

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The Beginning of World War I

Some say the event that began the first World War occurred on June 28, 1914…a century ago.  Today we take a look back and what…

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100 Years Since The World’s First Global Conflict

This week marks 100 years since the world faced its first global conflict.  It was a war that would engulf countries on multiple continents.  Yet,…

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The World War I Museum

When the World War I museum and Liberty Memorial were dedicated in 1926 by President Calvin Coolidge, it’s said he addressed the largest live audience…

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A Global Conflict

Ask most Americans who their nation fought in World War II and they’ll tell you Nazi Germany and Japan.  Ask them who was the enemy…

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Hiding Cash in a Unique Way

When Union and Confederate sympathizers threatened to take this banker’s money, he did what any logical person would do–he dressed as a woman and began…

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Where’s Waldo?

A few years ago, you may remember the popular Where’s Waldo books that had kids searching for a man hidden in pictures.  Today, we search…

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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…

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Veterinary Care in Afghanistan

In this nation, a veterinarian may be called upon to help a sick animal. The vets Peter Shinn helps train not only heal animals, they…

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Agriculture In Afghanistan

There are certainly plenty of battles and firefights that continue to be waged in Afghanistan. However, for this team, most of the challenges there are…

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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…

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