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Six D.C. Sites to Visit During a Government Shutdown

I was just in the nation’s capital gathering audio for our daily broadcasts.  For tourists, the government shutdown means many of the sites they planned…

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The Willard Hotel

The round bar at the Willard Hotel has been the places where generations of politicians, celebrities and power brokers have forged deals, shared conversations or…

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A Place For the President To Stay

The President, of course, lives in the White House.  But over the decades, when a president or president-elect has needed another place to stay the…

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Pioneers of Flight: Stratosphere Balloons

Before men could go into outer space, they first had to make it into the stratosphere. Many people don’t know that some of the pioneers…

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Pioneers of Flight: Cal Rodgers

Today a transcontinental flight from New York to L.A. might take about five hours. But do you know how long the first such flight took?…

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Pioneers of Flight: Charles Lindbergh

You may recall that it was Charles Lindbergh who flew the Spirit of 76 on the world?s first transatlantic flight. But do you know what…

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Lincoln’s Aide – William Johnson

Few people know that on Abraham Lincoln’s return to the District of Columbia from delivering the Gettysburg Address, he contracted a mild case of smallpox….

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The Women’s Astronaut Program

In the early 1980’s, the United States put its first woman into space, a full two decades after space travel began. So why didn’t women…

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The Mercury Training Program for Women

The first man in space? The first man to orbit the earth? The first man to walk on the moon? You may know those pioneers…

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Election Day 2010

Today we may not think much about the way we vote, unless a close contest causes us to have to recount ballots and determine a…

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The Last National Convention

“Being older than the rest of you I’m asked to advise you from time to time as the need arises…..” It’s the beginning of the…

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Dr. Larry Case’s Most Memorable Day

Dr. Larry Case became National FFA Advisor in 1984, but perhaps his most memorable day as an advisor at any level came n January of…

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“Here By the Owl…”

The National FFA Convention is in Indianapolis this week, and this will be the last such event for Dr. Larry Case as National FFA Advisor….

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Restoring Masterpieces

To say Joe Newell restores pool tables is like saying Michelangelo was just a painter. The work Joe does is a masterpiece itself, taking them…

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Honoring America’s Heroes

Every independence day we celebrate our freedom. This soldier is reminded of the cost of that freedom as he protects the resting place of America’s…

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A Uniform of Perfection

Some jobs require you to wear a uniform. Imagine a job where that uniform had to be worn with perfection…where a deviation of 1/64 of…

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Arlington National Cemetery’s Section 27

Although most visitors to Arlington National Cemetery simply see the Tomb of the Unknowns and perhaps the JFK grave site, there are many interesting areas…

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A Historian for Arlington National Cemetery

Tom thought he was coming here simply to fill a summer job. Over 30 years later, he’s still here, but that’s fine with him. It’s…

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The Army Arlington Ladies

On Memorial Day we remember our loved ones, but these ladies recognize our fallen soldiers this weekend and every day of the year… SharePrintEmail

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Frederick Douglass

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday, but this man is noted by some to be the grandfather of the civil right movement……

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