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Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Tom Wilmer’s Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast, recorded live on-location across America and around the world- showcases the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine and spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts. We cover nouns and verb

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South Pacific Army/Navy WWII amphibian landing craft Morro Bay training base

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:32:00 +0000

Joe Dunlap , a class of 1966 graduate of Morro Bay High School, and a U.S. Navy veteran, has been a student of WWII history for more than forty years. His areas of specialization include the Richmond California shipyards, and the U.S. Navy and Army base at Morro Bay, California where troops trained for South Pacific Landings. The Morro Bay Detachment, Training command Amphibian Forces Pacific Fleet Landing Craft School drilled as many as 16,000 troops daily. Come along and join Joe Dunlap on the Morro Bay waterfront as he shares informative insights about Morro Bay’s vital role in WWII.

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Pacific Ocean sportfishing adventure with Virg’s Landing

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:51:00 +0000

Virg’s Landing has been an iconic ingredient in the Morro Bay sport fishing experience since 1954. Come along and join Denise, the owner of Virg’s for the inside scoop on day-trip fishing expeditions out of Morro Bay, California.

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How Seven Deadly Zins transformed the Lodi, California wine industry

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:25:00 +0000

The wine label, Seven Deadly Zins, produced by Michael David Winery was instrumental in putting Lodi , California on the map as a world-class producer of fine wines. Join Mike Phillips and daughter Melissa at their Lodi winery for a fascinating conversation with Tom Wilmer that proves that a catchy label is just as important as the wine inside the bottle.

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David Holt, multiple Grammy Award-winning North Carolina “American Folk” musician and storyteller

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:55:00 +0000

A summer of ‘69 road trip through Southern Appalachia struck a cord with musician David Holt and determined his future as a passionate advocate for traditional American folk music and the rural story telling tradition. Join correspondent, Tom Wilmer for a conversation with David Holt along with some of his music, and a sampler of his craft as a storyteller.

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Giant Panda Research facility in Chengdu China explored

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:02:00 +0000

The Giant Panda is revered by not only the Chinese, but kids and adults alike around the world. The Chinese have long used the Giant Panda as a diplomatic ambassador of friendship. Correspondent Tom Wilmer explores the Giant Panda Research Base facility in Chengdu , China with locals Mavis Liu Mei and Tiffany Shi Shi.

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Racine Wisconsin--one of America’s most inventive towns since the 1840s

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 11:35:00 +0000

Racine Wisconsin has been home to many iconic American manufacturers since the Civil War. Case New Holland based in Racine since the 1840s. Malted milk was birthed here in 1887. The garbage disposal was born here in 1927. It’s the home of Oster, Hamilton-Beach, Massey Ferguson, and the legendary InSinkErator. Racine based S.C. Johnson formed in Racine in 1886, produce Raid, Glade, Johnson Wax, and Windex and a litany of cleaning products. Join Chris Paulson, Racine Heritage Museum ’s Executive Director as he shares Racine’s incredible history.

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Morro Bay stand-up paddling with a Twist and paddling with your doggie

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:32:00 +0000

A visit with Sandi Twist, owner of The Paddleboard Company , fittingly located on the waterfront in Morro Bay . Twist walks about the explosive popularity of stand-up paddling (SUP) for both the curious and serious.

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Morro Bay’s vibrant, sustainable commercial fishery propels fresh seafood, wine, and live music

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:13:00 +0000

“Gio” Giovanni DeGarimore has been involved in the Morro Bay fresh fish industry since he was a kid. Join Gio talks about Morro Bay’s sustainable, vibrant commercial fishing industry. Gio’s Galley restaurant serves fresh al fresco fresh caught seafood. He also operates the gas dock, and Stax Wine Bar. He’s finalizing plans for a live music concert series on the waterfront this fall.

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John McCutcheon—a conversation with American folk singer/songwriter at Garth Newel Music Center

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:54:00 +0000

Five-time Grammy Nominee John McCutcheon has produced 34 albums and plays guitar, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle and more in addition to writing music and conducting workshops around the country.

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Exotic cars make deft backdrop for Green Bay wedding and event venue

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:53:00 +0000

Green Bay dreamer William “Red” Lewis created a unique non-profit event center housed in his Automobile Gallery . The repurposed Denil Cadillac Dealership, features more than 50 classics, including a dragster, big-fin 1950’s “land-yachts” and head-turners from each decade of the past 100 years. Join visionary car-guy “Red” Lewis for the inside story about the “Top-10” tourist destination in Green Bay Wisconsin .

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Your Crocodile has Arrived: true stories from a curious traveler

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 18:05:43 +0000

Laurie Mcandish King 's brilliance as an author was succinctly summed up by noted travel journalist, Jeff Greenwald: " King's curiosity is contagious—whether she's visiting a shrine to Buddha's tooth, undergoing shamanic surgery, or crashing a convention of flying saucer sighters. Her tales glow with wit, warmth and a sense of wonder." Come along a join the conversation on the docks in Morro Bay, California with host, Tom Wilmer and Ms. King.

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Discovering Hog Heaven—Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson Museum

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 10:20:00 +0000

Join Jim Fricke, Curatorial Director at the 130,000 square-foot Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee , Wisconsin as he shares highlights of the legendary motorcycle’s 117-year history. The first Harley was introduced in 1903. By 1920 Harley-Davidson was the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer with dealers in 67 countries. Discover how the motorcycle’s role in WWI and WWII propelled the legend of the Harley.

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WWII relocation and internment of Arroyo Grande, California Japanese-Americans

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:31:00 +0000

On February 19 th 1942 FDR signed Executive order 9066 requiring the relocation and internment of all California coastal residents of Japanese descent. Historian Jim Gregory, author of WWII Arroyo Grande shares the sorrows and triumphs of the dramatic period in Arroyo Grande history—a time when more than forty percent of the high school student body was of Japanese ancestry. Click here to view WWII U.S. Office of War Relocation Authority video about relocation of Japanese following Executive Order 9066 You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunes NPR.ORG Podcast Directory NPR One (APP) (Germany) Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Website

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An insider’s view of Frank Lloyd Wright’s life and architectural legacy

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:32:00 +0000

Join Erik Flesch at Taliesin , Frank Lloyd Wright’s ancestral home in Spring Green, Wisconsin . Flesch is a longtime expert on Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture and he's Taliesin Preservation’s Director of Development.

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World Bicycle Relief--providing life transformative Buffalo bikes to African villagers

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:11:00 +0000

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Will King, Design Engineer at SRAM ’s San Luis Obispo R&D high-tech bicycle component facility. King talks with Tom about SRAM’s involvement with World Bicycle Relief a nonprofit organization mobilizing people through The Power of Bicycles.

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KQED’s California Report Host John Sepulvado--empowering NPR affiliate partnerships & future of CPB

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:25:00 +0000

KQED 's California Report host, John Sepulvado shares his passion for building relationships with NPR affiliate stations across the State.

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History comes alive via blacksmithing & reenacting at Civil War-era Fort Gaines, Alabama

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:55:00 +0000

Fort Gaines Historic Site on Daughin Island, Alabama was etched in to the annals of Civil War history as the site of the Battle of Mobile Bay where Union Naval Admiral Farragot shouted the legendary order, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead.”

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s stunning Monona Terrace Convention Center in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:04:00 +0000

Madison , Wisconsin’s Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center was first proposed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1938. But it was 21 years before the project was completed, sadly just weeks after Wright’s death.

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Wisconsin's Racine Art Museum—making art relevant & engaging the community

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:36:00 +0000

Bruce Pepich , Executive Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Museum of Art talks about making art relevant to the non-artist. Outreach programs where the art comes to the schools, and alluring programs where the people come to the art in Racine , Wisconsin .

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Hulls Drive-In Theatre Lexington, Virginia--America’s first non-profit community owned drive-in

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:56:00 +0000

Come along and join Jeremy Reter as he talks about how the Lexington , Virginia townspeople saved their drive-in theater. Reter also talks about the resurgence of Drive in Theaters in Virginia and around the country. Hull’s Drive-In Theatre has been a part of the Rockbridge area community for more than 50 years.

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