Texas Country Musician–from Nashville to space shuttle Atlantis

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Texas Hill Country based Country Western musician John Arthur Martinez has written more than 700 songs, and produced 13 albums including his latest, San Antonio Woman. One of Martinez’s songs went intergalactic—accompanying the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis. Martinez, … Continued

San Luis Obispo, home to America’s 5th fastest-growing airport

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After two years of construction, the new $39 million San Luis Obispo Airport terminal opened on November 1, 2017. One year later, the airport has been named the fifth-fastest growing airport in the U.S., and the seventh-fastest growing regional airport in North America, … Continued

Ice Breaker ferry ride through Death’s Door

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If you’re not familiar with Wisconsin, look at a map of the state and you’ll notice a jutting peninsula (locals fondly refer to the peninsula as Wisconsin’s thumb) on the eastern flank. That’s Door County; cradled on the western flank … Continued

How Eastern Tennessee Moonshiners helped distill NASCAR

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 Tim Nichols’s family has been making Appalachian moonshine for more than six generations. Join Tim at Appalachian Heritage Distillery in Bristol, Tennessee for the inside story–and discover how the former NASCAR race driver morphed in to a legal distiller, making award-winning … Continued

Home For Life–dog & cat rescue home in Wisconsin

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Correspondent Tom Wilmer, reports from Wisconsin where he discovers a last hope option for unadoptable dogs and cats. There are two standard options for dogs and cats that arrive at shelters and pounds: adoption or euthanasia. Lisa LaVerdia decided to … Continued

Dolphins teaching environmental awareness on Big Island Hawaii

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  Dolphin Quest at Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast serves as a memorable educational experience for resort guests. But Dolphin Quest’s unsung program is educational field trips for Hawaii’s school children. Kids experience hands-on lessons in animal care, marine biology, conservation, and an … Continued

Fort Hunter Liggett Army Reserve combat-ready training exercise

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Join correspondent Tom Wilmer as he embeds with Army Reserve troops during a training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County. Wilmer observes and visits with soldiers during training operations to clear a minefield, remove an anti-tank ditch and build a … Continued

Journeys of Discovery: Murder in the Grand Canyon—a true story of redemption

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I recently met and interviewed the amazing Annette McGivney, author of “Pure Land: A True Story of Three Lives, Three Cultures, and the Search for Heaven on Earth.” McGivney is Southwest Editor for Backpacker Magazine and professor of journalism at Northern Arizona University … Continued