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In the Stadium with Denny Matthews

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/29Mar19-Denny-Matthews-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)A major league baseball team plays 162 games in a season, but it’s rare any one player will play all…

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Keeping Baseball Interesting

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/28Mar19-Denny-Matthews-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When a baseball broadcaster has to describe a game that is lackluster at best, they may resort to talking about…

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A Career Talking About Baseball

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/27Mar19-Denny-Matthews-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Some of you know that one of my favorite times of the year is when baseball season begin.  So, with…

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Civil War Veterans’ Homes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/01Mar19-Confederate-Memorial-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)The Civil War ended in 1865…but how long did the veterans of that war live?  There is some controversy over…

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Care of Civil War Soldiers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/28Feb19-Confederate-Memorial-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Today veterans hospitals and retirement homes are common place, but in the years after the Civil War, grassroots efforts began…

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Daniel Boone Working For Another Country

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/01Feb19-St-Louis-History-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Daniel Boone is one of the most famous American frontiersman.  But when he crossed the Mississippi River, he went to…

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One of the Oldest Cities on the Mississippi

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/31Jan19-St-Louis-History-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)It’s one of the oldest and largest cities on the Mississippi River…and although some may have heard of names like…

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Remembering Fred Mares

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/02Jan19-Remembering-Fred-Mares.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Image a man who speaks over ten languages, can play multiple musical instruments and serenade customers with his wonderful voice. …

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That Smell in the Air

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/20Dec18-College-of-the-Ozarks-Fruitcake-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The college president smelled something.  It was not a bad odor, but rather something pleasant.  And soon his nose led…

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A Christmas Tradition

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/19Dec18-College-of-the-Ozarks-Fruitcake-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Many of us have Christmas traditions.  At this college there is a Christmas tradition that has raised money for these…

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A Business Totally Run By Volunteers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/18Dec18-St-James-Coffeehouse-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a business that is run totally by volunteers.  What’s interesting is many of the volunteers are middle and high…

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A Small Town Coffee House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/17Dec18-St-James-Coffeehouse-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Many towns have one or more coffee houses.  But in St. James, Missouri the local coffeehouse may have a familiar…

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Ideas for an Anniversary Gift

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/14Dec18-Vacuum-Museum-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps today’s edition of our show is advice for husbands who need to purchase an anniversary gift.  If you make…

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The History of Vacuum Cleaners

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/13Dec18-Vacuum-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today’s topic is the history of vacuum cleaners during the 1920s and 30s.  Think it sounds boring?  Hold on and…

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A Story to Suck You In

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/12Dec18-Vacuum-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)I have a feeling today’s subject is really going to suck you in.  In a moment you’ll see what a…

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Making Cash to Buy a Car…Leading to a Lifetime Interest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/12/11Dec18-Vacuum-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)How much money can a high school kid make working a summer job?  For Tom Gasko, he made enough cash…

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A Cattleman’s Scheme

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/06Dec18-Leon-Belmont.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Criminals may do just about anything to get their hands on what they want.  But in western Kansas in 1879,…

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The Technology of Ethanol

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/27Nov18-Ethanol-Technology-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)We often think of ethanol as a home grown and domestically consumed product.  That statement is true, but there is…

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Ethanol-The Farmer’s LInk to Solving the Energy Crisis

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/26Nov18-Ethanol-Technology-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Once upon a time, I gave a speech as a FFA member titled, “Ethanol, the Farmer’s Link to Solving the…

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An Old Five & Ten Store

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/10/10Oct18-Dicks-Five-and-Ten-Branson-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Imagine a place where you can purchase some thread, a lava lamp, a stuffed unicorn and some pencils and paper…

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