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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000From his roots in Sweetwater, Texas Dr. Carl Andersen went on to become a Methodist Minister, and a subsequent career as a college professor at Texas Tech. An addiction to alcohol led to his contemplating suicide, and a month at Hazelden treatment center in Minnesota in 1982 utterly transformed his life.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000Bill Boyd, chairman of Boyd Gaming Group in Las Vegas, shares his family’s intimate involvement in the gaming industry Bill Boyd's father, Sam Boyd (born in 1910), moved the family to Oahu when Bill was in first and second grade. Honolulu is where Sam Boyd became intimately involved in the local, under-the-radar Hawaiian gambling scene—and this relationship would play a critical role in Boyd Gaming Group’s success decades later.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000The USS Potomac served as the President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Floating White House” from 1936 until his death in 1945. How the USS Potomac came to reside in Oakland, California is a fascinating journey. Following a ten year stint as a Coast Guard patrol boat, the Potomac saw duty as a Caribbean ferry, Elvis Presley private yacht, and a stint as a drug smuggler that ultimately led to its sinking while tied up on Treasure Island.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000Teresa Stephens, owner of the Lubbock, Texas Cast Iron Grill recounts her fear of the homeless. She confronted her phobia and wound up embracing the homeless and made major sacrifices to feed those in need. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer at the Cast Iron Grill in downtown Lubbock as Teresa shares her poignant tale of personal sacrifice that ultimately enriched and transformed her life through serving the homeless.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000The Bayer Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas is the Smithsonian of all things Ag from primitive McCormick Reapers to state of the art computer assisted John Deere Cotton Strippers. Correspondent, Tom Wilmer visits with Lacee Hoelting, Executive Director. Join them for a tour of the ag museum with its vast array of not only tractors, but all things related to life in agrarian America, past and present. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunesNPR.ORG Podcast DirectoryNPR One (APP)Stitcher.comFollow Tom on Social Media: Twitter: @TomCWilmer Instagram: thomas.wilmer Facebook: facebook.com/thomas.wilmer.96
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000The iconic windmill has been a part of western landscape since the mid 1800s. Tanya Meadows at the American Wind and Power Center in Lubbock, Texas, and Jim Stark at the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum in Nebraska City, Nebraska share their passion for the iconic windmill that transformed the American West.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Come along and join Dr. Gary Morgan CEO where he shares his passion for the multidisciplinary showcase of everything from giant dinosaurs to a premier collection of Southwest and Native American Art.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000Quynh and David Rathkamp made a dramatic transition in their lives. They both gave up successful medical practices to save the world one beer at a time. They started the Save the World Brewing Company in Marble Falls, Texas and their business became the first 100 percent philanthropic production brewery in America with all net profits earmarked for worthy causes such as Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 04:02:37 +0000Arroyo Grande, California historian, Jim Gregory spent years researching the lives of 52 Civil War veterans who settled in Arroyo Grande in the years following the war. The culmination of Gregory’s exhaustive research is his just released book, Patriot Graves—Discovering a California Town’s Civil War Heritage.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000Lubbock, dubbed the Hub of West Texas is a thriving community of 250,000 where arts, culture, and live music are intrinsic to this college town that was and remains rooted in agriculture. Join John Osborne, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Lubbock Economic Development Alliance for an insiders look at the town’s diversity of attractions for locals and visitors alike.
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 05:07:21 +000080 percent of Texas grapes are grown here. Twenty five percent of the country’s cotton, and yes, beef is big here too. And this is why Lubbock is the home of the National Ranching Heritage Center, but Lubbock is much more than Ag. Texas Tech State University’s 40,000 undergrads add a vibrancy to downtown nightlife.
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:41:25 +0000Wesley Keegan distributes a wide array of craft beers around the state of Tennessee, while the overseas market is clamoring for his brews to the point that they are rationed and sold only by the single can in England. Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit at Tailgate Brewery in Nashville with owner Wesley Keegan. Tailgate averages 30 beers on tap, and rolls out at least two new beers every week. Peanut butter stout started out as a seasonal offering but the demand now continues year round. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunesNPR.ORG Podcast DirectoryNPR One (APP)Stitcher.com Follow tom on Social Media: Twitter: @TomCWilmer Instagram: thomas.wilmer Facebook: facebook.com/thomas.wilmer.96
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:57:28 +0000Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Nashville, Tennessee at the Black Abbey Brewing Company for a visit with founder, Carl Meier as he share’s the brewery’s signature beers, and connection with 16th Century Martin Luther, his wife Catherine, and modern day Frothy Monkey coffee.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000It’s hot chicken, big brews, and frozen craft-cocktails at Party Fowl in Nashville, Tennessee At Party Fowl restaurant in Nashville Tennessee, hot is an understatement, as they have refined the art of serving “Nashville Hot” southern fried chicken to a fine art.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000Larry Newland, Executive Director of the Morro Bay Maritime Museum Association talks about the new museum facility on the Embarcadero, scheduled to open in 2017. He also talks about the historic vessels on display.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 04:05:38 +0000Skateboarding has a long and complex history. It has evolved from a little known hobby, practiced by California teenagers in the 1970s, to a popular international sport.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 03:40:47 +0000Eat.Drink.Give. That's the mission of Culinaria San Antonio where Associate Producer, Melissa Corbin of Corbin In The Dell, meets some of the finest San Antonio folks who make the city a premier culinary destination in this episode of Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunesNPR.ORG Podcast DirectoryNPR One (APP)Stitcher.com Follow tom on Social Media: Twitter: @TomCWilmer Instagram: thomas.wilmer Facebook: facebook.com/thomas.wilmer.96
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 02:41:54 +0000NPR podcast host, Tom Wilmer met up with Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla in Ojai, California. Come along and join Perla as she shares her musical journey through life.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:00:00 +0000Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Darek Bell, owner and visionary at Corsair Distillery. Corsair is the second oldest craft distillery in Tennessee, and was the very first to set up shop in Nashville. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: iTunesNPR.ORG Podcast DirectoryNPR One (APP)Stitcher.com Follow tom on Social Media: Twitter: @TomCWilmer Instagram: thomas.wilmer Facebook: facebook.com/thomas.wilmer.96
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:00:00 +0000Ben Bredesen, owner and founder of Fat Bottom Brewing in East Nashville Tennessee, turned in his high-tech employment badge and decided to follow his passion for crafting beer, and he’s never looked back. Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Ben Bredesen at his brewery where he talks passionately about Fat Bottom’s litany of beers.