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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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30,000 Cookies By Christmas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/29Nov16-Blue-Owl-Bakery-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It all began when Mary Hostetter had to bake 30,000 cookies for Christmas.  When she survived that challenge, she figured…

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A Dessert Business That Began At Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/28Nov16-Blue-Owl-Bakery-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Some of the nation’s most successful businesses began in someone’s home.  That’s the case for Mary, who turned her need…

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Folds of Honor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/17Nov16-Iran-Hostage-Rocky-Sickmann-7.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When someone in our military dies in the line of duty, we often memorialize them and their service, and rightly…

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Answered Prayers in Tehran

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/16Nov16-Iran-Hostage-Rocky-Sickmann-6.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In the middle of his most try time, Rocky Sickmann wondered if God was still there – if God would…

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January 20, 1981

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/15Nov16-Iran-Hostage-Rocky-Sickmann-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)January 20th, 1981 was inauguration day in the U.S.  It was also the day a 444 day hostage crisis ended…

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Trigger on the War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/14Nov16-Iran-Hostage-Rocky-Sickmann-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)For those of use old enough to remember the events of 1979 and 1980, we may recall the plight of…

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The Attack on the Embassy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2016/10/11Nov16-Iran-Hostage-Rocky-Sickmann-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Rocky Sickmann was in a position to change the course of U.S. history.  If he had pulled the trigger on…

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