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Prison Warden: Balancing Act

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/15Jun17-Missouri-State-Prison-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a job that can be a real balancing act.  A place where you have to manage the best and…

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The Path of a Heavyweight Champion

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/14Jun17-Missouri-State-Prison-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When this man became heavy weight champion of the world, one of the first men he thanked was a prison…

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The Largest Prison in the Nation

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/13Jun17-Missouri-State-Prison-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was once the largest prison in the nation and quite possibly the world.  A place housing criminals from a…

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Three Decades in a Supermax Prison

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/12Jun17-Missouri-State-Prison-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This week we focus on a man who spent over three decades of his life in a SuperMax state prison…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Saint Joseph

Preparing for a Crowd of Thousands

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/18May17-Solar-Eclipse-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)St. Joseph, Missouri is a town of about 75,000 people.  However, this August, there are estimates that up to a…

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Star-Gazing In the Afternoon

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/17May17-Solar-Eclipse-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)God willing, I know where I will be at 1PM on August 21st.  I’ll be outside our home looking at…

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Elusive Trips Around the World

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/16May17-Solar-Eclipse-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Some people will travel the nation and world to hear or see their favorite band or team.  Jackie has made…

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A Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/15May17-Solar-Eclipse-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The last time this event took place in the continental United States was 1979.  Now, thirty-eight years later, it’s back…

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The Jefferson Highway

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/02/17Feb17-Jefferson-Highway-2017.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)In the nineteen teens and early 20s motorists did not find their route by a highway number but rather a…

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Helping With Need

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/02/13Feb17-Refuge-KC-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you arrive in a place you’ve never been before, it make take awhile to figure things out. In fact,…

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Refuge KC

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/10Feb17-Refuge-KC-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Our travels intentionally try to steer clear of controversy and today’s topic is one we had planned for several months. …

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Rich’s Diverse Neighbors

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/09Feb17-Refuge-KC-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Just a block down the street from Rich’s office is a grocery store catering to the needs of folks from…

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A Ministry for Newcomers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/08Feb17-Refuge-KC-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Richard Casebolt is the Founder and president of something called Refgue KC.  It’s a ministry both in word and deed,…

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The Man Who Was President For a Day

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/07Feb17-David-Rice-Atchison-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)President Trump was recently sworn in as this nation’s 45th president.  Or was he?  That question is not a debate…

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David Rice Atchison

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/06Feb17-David-Rice-Atchison-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His name is David Rice Atchison.  If you know the name, you probably know his unique and sometimes debated place…

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Honoring the Prince of Peace with Peace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/16Dec16-World-War-I-Christmas-Truce-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)For parts of five years, opposing soldiers dug into trenches all across Europe.  World War I would claim the lives…

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Christmas in World War I

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/15Dec16-World-War-I-Christmas-Truce-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Christmas is not only a time for remembering the birth of Jesus, but it’s also a time when many of…

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Fighting in the Trenches

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/14Dec16-World-War-I-Christmas-Truce-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)1914 marked the beginning of a war unlike anything the world had ever seen.  Soon thousands of troops had amassed…

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Honoring Those Who Saved A Small Town

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/01Dec16-Blue-Owl-Bakery-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Mary simply wanted to honor those who had helped save the homes and businesses in the small town of Kimmswick. …

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A 50 Foot Levee and a Pie

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/30Nov16-Blue-Owl-Bakery-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)You often don’t think about making a dessert that resembled a 50 foot high flood levee.  That’s what this bakery…

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