When I fell in love with Hawaii

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As a 15 year-old in 1965 I painted houses on weekends throughout the school year. My dad knew I really wanted to go to Hawaii so he arranged for me to live with a University of Hawaii research pharmacologist and … Continued

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

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

San Francisco Chef Michael Vaughn’s imperfect produce and root-to-leaf-tip culinary philosophy

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  Join Chef Michael Vaughn at Urban Tavern in Union Square San Francisco. Chef Vaughn shares his passionate quest to push the envelope of sustainable sourcing and kitchen practices. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America St. Helena, California, … Continued