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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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The Octagon in Washington, DC

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/10/06Nov13-Octagon-House-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)Everyone knows the Pentagon is in Washington.  But did you know the city is home to an Octagon as well? …

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The Thing

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/17Oct13-Spy-Museum-The-Thing.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)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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The Spy Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/16Oct13-Spy-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)What’s it take to become a word class spy?  The answers and the job description may just surprise you.  Today…

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A Veteran of the CIA

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2013/09/15Oct13-Spy-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Today we spent time with a veteran of the CIA.  In fact, he spent over two decades in clandestine operations…

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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

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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Pioneers of Flight: Stratosphere Balloons

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Pioneers-of-Flight-Stratosphere-Balloons.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Before men could go into outer space, they first had to make it into the stratosphere. Many people don’t know…

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Pioneers of Flight: Cal Rodgers

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Pioneers-of-Flight-Cal-Rodgers.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)Today a transcontinental flight from New York to L.A. might take about five hours. But do you know how long…

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Pioneers of Flight: Charles Lindbergh

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/09/Pioneers-of-Flight-The-Lindberghs.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.0KB)You may recall that it was Charles Lindbergh who flew the Spirit of 76 on the world?s first transatlantic flight….

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Lincoln’s Aide – William Johnson

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/02/Lincoln-Servant-William-Johnson.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Few people know that on Abraham Lincoln’s return to the District of Columbia from delivering the Gettysburg Address, he contracted…

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The Women’s Astronaut Program

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/01/Mercury-Women-Program-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:01 — 1.8MB)In the early 1980’s, the United States put its first woman into space, a full two decades after space travel…

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The Mercury Training Program for Women

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2011/01/Mercury-Women-Program-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 1.8MB)The first man in space? The first man to orbit the earth? The first man to walk on the moon?…

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Election Day 2010

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/11/Voting-2010.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)Today we may not think much about the way we vote, unless a close contest causes us to have to…

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The Last National Convention

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2010/10/22Oct10-Larry-Case-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:00 — 938.2KB)“Being older than the rest of you I’m asked to advise you from time to time as the need arises…..”…

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