Posted in Blog History Podcast Scenic Route

Scenic Route 13: Paula Neuman Gris

On this edition of The Scenic Route, Andrew talks to Paula Neuman Gris, who was just three years old when her family was broken up…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

From Lumber Company to Feed Company

It all began with a lumber yard in Indianola, Iowa.  Of course, today you don’t know this company for its lumber.  You instead know it…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Podcast

Preparing for Agriculture’s Future

The next 40 years are predicted to bring an ever increasing population both here and around the world.  Food needs will rise and agricultural jobs…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri Podcast

Resolving Controversies in Animal Agriculture

It used to be that controversies in agriculture revolved around which color of tractor to buy or what kind of seed to plant.  Those debates…

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Posted in American Countryside Nevada Podcast

Flying a World Record Endurance

If you’ve ever flown into the Las Vegas airport, you may have noticed a colorful Cessna airplane hanging from the ceiling over the baggage claim…

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Posted in American Countryside Nevada Podcast

The 24 Hour Las Vegas Museum

You may recall we recently discussed a pair of brothers in Mississippi who in 1935 set a record by keeping an airplane in flight for…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

The World’s Longest Flight

The longest nonstop commercial flight in the world is currently a Singapore Airlines route from Newark to Singapore.  It’s in the air over 18 hours…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

Iowa’s Aviation Museum

For the past few days we,ve been in Greenfield, Iowa, home to the Iowa Aviation Museum.  You probably never realized how many aviation firsts are…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

Charles Levine

Chalres Lindburgh was the first person to fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean.  But lost in our history books in the name of a…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

Landing A Plane on a Boat

Today, aircraft carriers and the planes they transport play a vital role in country’s military might.   However, have you ever given any thought to…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pearl Harbor Podcast World War II

Pearl Harbor Survivor Al Bodenlos

Al can tell you plenty about building airport runways.  Of course, most of those he helped build were on surfaces like coral under the threat…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois Podcast

Turkey Tracks

There is definitely an art to tracking and calling a wild turkey.  Jerry Law had no trouble tracking this turkey.   That’s because the turkey’s…

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Posted in American Countryside Illinois Podcast

The Luna Cafe

In front of the Luna Café, on old route 66 near Mitchell, Illinois, you’ll find a beautifully restored neon sign.  The bright lights include a…

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Posted in American Countryside cattle Nebraska Podcast

A Palm Beach Girl on the Ranch

She was a very unlikely candidate to manage a cattle feedyard in central Nebraksa.  She grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida and knew next…

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Posted in American Countryside Nebraska Podcast

The Snowstorm That Built a Radio Station

Many radio stations have interesting stories of how they were born.  This station in central Nebraska was the product of one of the worst blizzards…

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Posted in American Countryside Iowa Podcast

A Unique Midwest Harvest

In some parts of the Midwest, you can buy a brand new car for the same price as one acre of farmland.  That’s land that’s…

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Posted in American Countryside international Podcast

Ghana’s District Farmer of the Year

Today we meet the district farmer of the year.  A lady growing ten acres of corn–a farmer adopting some of the latest technology she can…

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Posted in American Countryside international Podcast

Corn Stored Under Tarps

Drive through farm country and you can find plenty of shiny new grain bins to hold ever increasing yields. Drive through farm country here and…

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Posted in American Countryside international Podcast

The Challenges of Growing Corn in Africa

Many farm events and banquets in the US begin with prayer.  This farm meeting opened with a joint prayer of Chritian and Muslim farmers.  They…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Podcast

Best of 2011: Barbara Law

Our best of 2012 continues today with a lady named Barbara who was a teenager living in Japan when World War II ended. Her country’s…

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