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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

All Ears On A Small Town

Fulton, Missouri is today a town of about 10,000 people.  When compared to the cities of the world it is quite small.  However, for one…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Big Name With a Big Speech

Many colleges invite dignitaries to their campus to give a lecture.  But this was no ordinary speaker and this was not a simple lecture in…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Symbol of Determination in the Face of Crisis

He was a symbol of determination in the face of crisis – a man who led one of the great nations of the world against…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

An Inspiration for Small Town Basketball Teams

Once upon a time, I started for my high school basketball team in the smallest class of schools at King City, Missouri.  We were one…

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A Town You May Know As Hickory

There’s a chance you’ve heard of Milan, Indiana, but many of you have not.  Or maybe you did but you know it by a different…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Determined Person in Waynesville, Missouri

Sometimes all it takes is one determined person.  That was the case in Waynesville, MO.  If not for one such lady, this well visited spot…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

The Old Stagecoach Stop

It’s simply known as the “Old Stagecoach Stop.”  That title gives you an idea of what the building might have been used for, but stop…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

A Museum That Curates the Old

You think of a museum as a place that preserves the old.  Here, the museum curates the old, but it’s also a link to this…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

Filling Up the Empty Storefronts

Storefronts that were once full, were empty.  What could be done?  How could a small town of 1000 turn it around?  Here’s one place making…

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

A Town Making a Turnaround

Today we say hello to our listeners on KTLO in Mountain Home, Arkansas.  Today’s feature is all about a town in there area making a…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California

The Oasis in the Desert

Before Palm Springs was a resort town–before Palm Springs was really even a town, for that matter; movie stars began building their second homes here….

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona Best of

Crops For Those Who Aren’t Afraid of Heights

Some farmers need expensive, high tech equipment to harvest their crops.  This crop requires a very low-tech method of harvest…but it does help if you…

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A Unique Farm

David’s farm is just 2 ½ acres in size…but that does not mean he’s not busy.  In fact, the crop he grows will require full…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

An Astronaut Program For Women

In the early 1980s, 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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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

Training Another Gender for Outer Space

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 and…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Hampshire

The Worst Blizzard You Ever Experienced

If you are ever tempted to think the winter weather where you live is bad…just wait until you hear Brian Clark’s story.  Chances are he’ll…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Hampshire

Extreme Conditions At the Top of the Mountain

The warmest temperature ever recorded here was 72 degrees.  It once got down to 47 below.  Brian Clark’s job is to be stranded here a…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of New Hampshire

Clear For 130 Miles

This lookout sees an average of 237 days of fog each year…but on a clear day you can see up to 130 miles.  It’s a…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Recycling With Positive Change

We’ve all heard of recycling programs, but this one in a small town in southern Missouri has a bit of a twist.  Sure it kept…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Different School Fundraiser

If you have kids or grandkids in school, you’ve probably been asked to buy something as part of a school fundraiser.  Such was the case…

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