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President’s Week: James Monroe

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/21Feb14-Prez-Week-James-Monroe.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson’s home is one of the best known and most visited in the United States.  However, just drive down…

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President’s Week: The Most Famous First Lady

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/20Feb14-Prez-Week-Dolly-Madison.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)He was one of our most important presidents…yet the first lady may just be better known than her husband.  The…

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President’s Week: Thomas Brand

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/19Feb14-Prez-Week-Thomas-Jefferson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Thomas Jefferson is known to have composed much of the Declaration of Independence…but he wasn’t happy with the final product. …

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President’s Week: Between Washington & Jefferson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/18Feb14-Prez-Week-John-Adams.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)His presidency was sandwiched between presidential greats George Washington and Thomas Jefferson…and unfortunately, much of his work in helping form…

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President’s Week: Washington’s Birthplace

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/17Feb14-Prez-Week-George-Washington-Birthplace.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)George Washington’s birth date was always clear…February 22, 1732.  The location of his birth though was difficult to pinpoint.  It’s…

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That Will Be a Half-Cent, Mr. President

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/12Dec13-Lincoln-Pittsfield-Illinois-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Toll roads have been around as long as the nation.  Today those tolls are often paid on multi-lane turnpikes, often…

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The Cannon That Fired Too Soon

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/12/11Dec13-Lincoln-Pittsfield-Illinois-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you’re in  Pittsfield, Illinois, enjoy the chance to drive around the city and listen to stories on your car…

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A Frequent Visitor

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/11/10Dec13-Lincoln-Pittsfield-Illinois-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Today we say hello to out listeners on WBBA in Pittsfield, Illinois.  Listeners there know that just over a century…

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Inside Trauma Room One at Parkland Hospital

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/11/22Nov13-JFK-Nurse-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Trauma Room One at Parkland Hospital is a place Phyllis Hall knew well.  As a nurse, she had worked in…

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A Part of Presidential History in Dallas

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/10/21Nov13-JFK-Nurse-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:58 — 2.0MB)Phyllis Hall worked in the emergency room and clinics of Dallas’ Parkland Hospital for eight years.  No day could compare…

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Scenic Route: Inside the ER After the JFK Assassination

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/11/ScenicRoute-016.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 17:07 — 15.7MB)Phyllis Hall was a nurse at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, and she was on duty on November 22, 1963, the…

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A Dallas Emergency Room Nurse

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/10/20Nov13-JFK-Nurse-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)For the next few features we’ll be visiting with Phyllis Hall, nurse at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital.  She was in the…

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An Unexpected Surprise

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/04Oct13-Pierce-Allman-JFK-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)All this week we’ve heard from Pierce Allman, a Dallas broadcaster who witnessed and reported on the JFK assassination.  The…

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First Hand Accounts of the Kennedy Assassination

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/03Oct13-Pierce-Allman-JFK-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)One of the first broadcasters on the air with news of the shooting of President Kennedy was Pierce Allman.  He…

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A Reporter on the Biggest Story of All

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/02Oct13-Pierce-Allman-JFK-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Pierce Allman was a broadcaster and manager at WFFA, a radio and television station in Dallas.  In the fall of…

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On the Scene of An Assassination

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/01Oct13-Pierce-Allman-JFK-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)In 1963, Pierce Allman was manager of programming and production for WFAA radio in Dallas, Texas.  When President Kennedy came…

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The Willard Hotel

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/08/16Sep13-Willard-Hotel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)The round bar at the Willard Hotel has been the places where generations of politicians, celebrities and power brokers have…

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A Place For the President To Stay

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/08/13Sep13-Willard-Hotel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)The President, of course, lives in the White House.  But over the decades, when a president or president-elect has needed…

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The Poisoned President?

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/19Jul13-Zachary-Taylor.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 1.4MB)Zachary Taylor died in office in 1850, yet his body was exhumed over a century later to determine if his…

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The Wounded Eyewitness

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/07/18Jul13-Tague-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.7MB)James Tague holds an interesting distinction in the assassination of President John F Kenney. Other than the president and Governor…

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