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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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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Madison Unitarian Meeting House transformed American church architecture

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:46:00 +0000

March Schweitzer talks about the First Unitarian Society’s Meeting House in Madison, Wisconsin . Designed by parishioner Frank Lloyd Wright in 1946 and completed in 1951, his radical design served to transform 20 th Century Church architecture. Schweitzer also talks about Frank Lloyd Wrong—a moniker earned via a heartless side of Wright’s personality.

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Sourcing local, healthy ingredients at Madison Sourdough Bakery

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:22:00 +0000

Dave Lohrentz, co-owner of Madison Sourdough Bakery & Café talks about the passionate quest to source healthy ingredients locally, from Amish eggs, to wheat, rye, and cream. Madison Sourdough is ranked among Madison, Wisconsin 's top three locally sourcing facilities. Come along and join the conversation with Dave Lohrentz.

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Madison’s Old Sugar Distillery—untraditional flavorful whiskey made with Wisconsin sorghum

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:48:00 +0000

Nathan Greenawalt’s Old Sugar Distillery in downtown Madison, Wisconsin pays homage to the state’s history as a sugar beat producer. Come along and join Greenawalt in his Madison tasting room as he talks about his passion for producing handcrafted Old Sugar whiskey. Find out what Old Sugar Distillery is up to on Facebook .

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Madison’s Ale Asylum yeast-ranchers brewing beer in sanity

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:47:00 +0000

Join Otto Dilba at the Ale Asylum in Madison, Wisconsin where they brew award-winning beer in sanity. Ale Asylum takes the purest approach, just water, malt, hops and yeast—no spices, no fruit, no chocolate— As a testimonial to their craft, Bedlam brew was rated among the world’s top ten Belgian Style IPA’s by

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Discovering Morro Bay, California’s best-kept-secret places to stay

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:57:00 +0000

Join Jennifer Little with Morro Bay Tourism as we visit with the innkeepers at two waterfront boutique hotels, La Roche , and Estero Inn , and The Landing —an upscale reincarnation of the iconic Breaker’s Motel, just one block above the Embarcadero in the heart of California's Highway One Discovery Route .

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Mineral Point, Wisconsin World Champion Cheese Maker Tony Hook

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:42:00 +0000

From their non-descript cheese factory in Mineral Point, Wisconsin Tony and Julie Hook have carved an enviable slice in the world of Wisconsin cheese crafting, and have earned the formal title as “World Champion Cheese Makers”. Come along and discover why Hook’s Cheese Company makes some of Wisconsin ’s finest, why the French now import Wisconsin cheese, and why the process of becoming a Certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker is equivalent to earning a PhD.

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Little Rock Nine remembered on the 60th anniversary

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:43:00 +0000

September 4 th , 1957 was the first day of school in Little Rock Arkansas. Nine black children attempted to start classes at the all white Central High school. Their entry was blocked by hundreds of Arkansas national Guardsmen who had been sent on direct orders issued by Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus to block the entry of the nine black students who will forever live on in history as the Little Rock Nine.

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Mead--the world’s most ancient wine made from honey a hit in Madison, Wisconsin

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:01:00 +0000

Mead, made from honey is the most ancient of wines with archeological evidence dating back 9,000 years. Mead got lost in the shuffle with the proliferation of grape wines over the centuries, but it’s definitely making stellar comeback today. Bos Meadery celebrating its 5 th anniversary, is a shining star in Madison, Wisconsin with a growing base of ardent fans. Join mead-maven Colleen Bos, as she shares her passion for mead.

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The future isn’t what it used to be with Atlas Obscura’s virtual reality travel experience

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:35:00 +0000

Kain Tietzel, CEO and founder of Sydney, Australia based Start VR talks about the newly released Atlas Obscura VR (virtual reality) hi-fidelity virtual travel experience . Join Tietzel, Virginia Scripps with Los Angeles based Press Kitchen PR, and Cal Poly intern Randi Hair as we explore the new frontier of virtual world travel via a smart phone and headset.

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Madison, Wisconsin's Farmer's Market attracts 20K fans weekly

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:09:00 +0000

Dane County’s weekly Farmers Market attracts more than 20,000 people during the height of the summer season, but it’s a year-round affair. With more than 275 vendors, more than 150 set up shop weekly. The market is much more than just a place to shop for fresh Wisconsin produce, it’s an epic place to socialize and bring the entire family. Tom Wilmer visits with Market Manager Sarah Elliott at the Wisconsin State Capital Square in downtown Madison, Wisconsin for the inside scoop.

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Madison, Wisconsin’s historic Edgewater Hotel--a bellwether for America’s hospitality industry

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:12:00 +0000

It’s no accident that The Edgewater is Madison, Wisconsin 's only Four Diamond hotel. Come along and discover why The Edgewater is a bellwether and trendsetter for America’s hospitality industry.

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Discovering Magical Madison, Wisconsin from arts, culture, and cuisine to cool things to do and see

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:55:00 +0000

Tom Wilmer and his associate, Annita Thoma s from Atlanta Georgia visit with Diane Morganthaler, Executive Vice President of the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau . Diane shares a litany of cool things to do and see for the entire family.

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Award-Winning Wisconsin Brewing—reinventing beer & ideas about reinventing the industry

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:06:00 +0000

Brothers Mark and Carl Nolan, and Brewmaster Kirby Nelson started Wisconsin Brewing in 2013—and they never looked back. Join the conversation with Carl Nolan and Kirby Nelson and discover how their brew differs from the craft beer craze. They also talk about the industry-wide momentum across the country to modernize the industry through start-up/business friendly legislation proposals. Wisconsin brewing is located less than 20 minutes from Madison, Wisconsin. You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR Podcast travel show Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer via: Apple Podcast NPR.ORG Podcast Directory NPR One (APP) (Germany) Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Website

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Nine miles south of the Big Sur mega-landslide, Ragged Point Inn and Resort is open and thriving

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:55:00 +0000

A massive landslide this past spring sealed off Highway 1 nine miles north of the San Luis Obispo/Monterey County line. Fortunately the dramatic realm of Big Sur Country south of the slide is still open and accessible. Tom Wilmer visits with Rory Cosma at the family-owned Ragged Point Inn and Resort, located 24-miles north of Cambria.

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Why five Tennesseans enduringly support Trump

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:29:00 +0000

Over the course of the past few months I’ve covered the breadth of Tennessee on assignments for my digital media podcast show. When time allowed, at the conclusion of an interview, when the subject had made mention of Trump, I’d ask if they might share their feelings about why they support Trump.

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America’s only Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum--a Gatlinburg, Tennessee hidden gem

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:25:00 +0000

America’s only Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the culmination of a lifelong passion of owner and curator Andrea Ludden. Join Andrea’s son, Alex for a tour of the amazing little museum and its collection of more than 20,000 salt & pepper shakers, including 15,000 pepper mills that are visual metaphors for cultural trends in America’s past and around the world.

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A local’s view of Gatlinburg Tennessee—the town that missed out on the Great Depression

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:13:00 +0000

Dan Booth is Chairman of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and owner of the Hayloft at The Village Shops . Booth share's a local’s eye-view of life in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and how the mountain town missed out on the Great Depression.

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A conversation with actress and Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café author Fanny Flagg

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:27:00 +0000

Ms. Fanny Flagg , born in Birmingham, Alabama, started writing and producing TV specials at age 19 and before long became co-host of the morning show on WBRC TV Birmingham.

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Making a way out of no way--the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:28:00 +0000

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Faith Morris, Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis , Tennessee .

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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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