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Inside The Thing

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/03/30Mar20-Spy-Museum.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s often referred to as simply, “The Thing.”  That “thing” was a piece of equipment used to acquire secrets from…

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Behind the Scenes at Arlington National Cemetary

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/10/25Oct19-Tom-Dittmer-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Many of us have perhaps watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National…

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A White House Social Aid

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/10/24Oct19-Tom-Dittmer-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Every U.S. President hosts a variety of events at the White House throughout the year.  OF course it takes a…

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Honoring the Veterans of Vietnam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/27May19-Vietnam-War-Memorial-2019.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Every Memorial Day we pay tribute to our family members and servicemen and women who have passed.  We honor their…

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Covering the Presidents

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/20Nov18-Tom-Hoy-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)When Tom Hoy was a newspaper man in Washington D.C. he had the thrill of covering two of the most…

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Pictures of the Famous

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/11/19Nov18-Tom-Hoy-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)His pictures have appeared in newspapers and books from coast to coast and around the world…and even though you may…

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A Museum for Things Left Behind

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/28May18-Vietnam-Wall-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s a simple memorial.  140 black granite panels containing over 58,000 names.  A simple memorial with deep meaning.  A place…

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Where Thousands Come to Pay Respect

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/25May18-Vietnam-Wall-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)This Washington D.C. memorial is just a kid when compared to monuments to Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson that are nearby. …

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Not “Just” a Wall

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/05/24May18-Vietnam-Wall-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)A few years ago I sat on a park bench and visited with a man about a wall he helped…

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An Astronaut Program For Women

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/23Jan18-Mercury-Women-Program-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)In the early 1980s, the United States put its first woman into space, a full two decades after space travel…

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Training Another Gender for Outer Space

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/01/22Jan18-Mercury-Women-Program-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)The first man in space, the first man to orbit the earth, the first man to walk on the moon…you…

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The Unique Village in the City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/30May17-Arlington-Cemetery-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was a village inside Arlington National Cemetery…a place where people found refuge during the Civil War.  This is the…

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The Historic Spot at Arlington National Cemetery

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/29May17-Arlington-Cemetery-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Although most visitors to Arlington National Cemetery simply see the Tomb of the Unknowns and perhaps the JFK grave site…there…

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From Summer Job to Over 30 Year Career

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2017/04/26May17-Arlington-Cemetery-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Tom thought he was coming here simply to fill a summer job.  After more than 30 years later, he says…

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Burning the White House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/22Aug14-White-House-1812-War-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was an act that seemed unthinkable.  Another nation’s army marched into the United States capital and burned its most important government…

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The Most Famous Lady to Occupy the White House

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/21Aug14-White-House-1812-War-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Perhaps the most famous first lady to ever occupy the White House was Dolly Madison.  She was known to host parties…

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George Washington’s Influence on the White House Design

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/20Aug14-White-House-1812-War-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Although George Washington was the nation’s first president, he never got to live inside the presidential mansion that was being constructed in…

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The Affect of Farming on Building the White House and Capitol

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/19Aug14-White-House-1812-War-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a long and tedious process to build the U.S. Capitol and what we know as the White House.  The…

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Honoring America’s Heroes

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/05/04Jul14-Tomb-Guard.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Every independence day we celebrate our freedom. This soldier is reminded of the cost of that freedom as he protects…

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Standing Your Ground

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/10/07Nov13-Octagon-House-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)When the British entered the Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812, they burned many of the government’s buildings, including…

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