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A Museum with a Wealth of Exhibits

At one point, this museum might have begun to look a bit like your grandmother’s attic – full of just about anything and everything from…

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The Story of Basketball’s “Glory Road”

The movie “Glory Road” shares the story of five black basketball players from Texas Western who beat an all-white Kentucky squad to win the NCAA…

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Prejudices on the Basketball Court

Jerry Armstrong was a farm kid from Eagleville, Missouri.  He excelled at basketball and took a chance to play Division I and Texas Western College…

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Coach Don Haskins and Herman Karr

Depending on your age, you either lived through or have heard about the racial tensions of the 1960s.  While prejudices still are found today, that…

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Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry Armstrong

When a small town school produces a big-time athlete, the entire community might rally around them.   Jerry was one such basketball player.  However his route…

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A Second Chance At Life

To say Tom Brand got a second chance at life is to infer that he hadn’t been making the most of his first shot.  That…

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The Power of Prayer

Do you believe in the power of prayer?  If not, today’s feature may just make you a believer.  Tom Brand shares his story of the…

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Surviving the Odds

Statistics show that if you need CPR, even in a hospital setting, your chances of survival are under ten percent.  Tom Brand’s heart stopped three…

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Angels Watching Over Us

If you are a person of faith, you may believe there are angels watching over us.  Today’s story certainly supports that belief.  It involves a…

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Facing A Heart Attack

Today we begin a series with Tom Brand.  Many of you may know Tom as a long-time broadcaster and today’s director of the National Association…

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Scenic Route – Tom Brand

American Countryside Producer and Editor Tom Brand faced multiple heart attacks in the summer of 2013 that not only affected his life, but left him…

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A Variety Show In The Basement of City Hall

It had a inauspicious beginning.  A variety show held in the basement of city hall that attracted a couple dozen patrons seated in metal folding…

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The Baldknobbers

They were called the Baldknobbers – a group of vigilantes that roamed the Ozarks dispensing justice as they saw fit.  The group still exists but…

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One of the Biggest Stars in Country Music

Today we visit with one of the biggest stars in country music – Kenny Chesney.  But it’s a story with a twist…and a story that…

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Making It Big Someday

Perhaps some of us have an dreams of making it big someday on stage.  That was the case for Todd, but unlike many people, he…

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Campaigning Against Another Player

Ty Cobb was a great baseball player, but he was also known as a guy who would bend and break the rules.  So it’s somewhat…

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A Baseball Career Not Recognized By Cooperstown

Carl Mays had a career worthy of the baseball hall of fame, however many in his hometown will tell you that he’s not in Cooperstown…

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A Gun Without Bullets

Some boys grow up hunting animals in the woods.  That was the case for Carl Mays, but he didn’t use a gun to hit his…

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The 1930’s Largest Lake in the World

In the 1930s it became the largest lake in the world…and interestingly, that record setter was nestled in the undeveloped forestland of the Midwest… SharePrintEmail

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Possibly the Only Expert in the World

If you have a valuable heirloom you’d like to sell, you might see an expert appraiser to assess its value. For this type of item,…

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