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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 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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Hilton San Francisco Union Square helps clean the world--recycling soaps, shampoos and more

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:23:00 +0000

Jo Licata, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Hilton San Francisco Union square talks about the hotel's second use and higher purpose program that recycles soaps, shampoos, toilet paper, leftover items from conferences, hotel furnishings, and much more. One of Hilton’s many non-profit partnerships is Clean the World Foundation that distributes hygiene supplies worldwide.

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America's most visited--Great Smoky Mountains National Park where salamanders outweigh the bears

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:43:00 +0000

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the Sugarlands Visitors Center , just 11 miles from Gatlinburg , Tennessee . Ranger, Jennifer Hale talks about the park’s astounding biodiversity, activities and history.

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Wisconsin’s Madison Museum of Contemporary Art—showcasing dynamic, relevant art for 116 years

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:41:00 +0000

Celebrating 116 years, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is the longest serving cultural organization in the city. Join Erika Monroe-Kane Director of Communications for an insider’s look at the ways the free-access museum brings art to the people and people to the art in Madison , Wisconsin .

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Madison Wisconsin’s award-winning Children’s Museum

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:02:00 +0000

Join Gabriella Gerhardt, Development Officer at the Madison Children’s Museum in Wisconsin . It’s a hands-on engaging place where free-play is the operative. Discover why NPR ranked one of the exhibits among the top ten in America, and learn about the live chickens, the human hamster cage, the engaging new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit, and more—just for kids.

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America’s National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:01:00 +0000

Join Jacqueline Frank Executive Director of the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mandated by Congress it’s the only National Railroad Museum in America. A sampler of the museum rolling stock includes “Big Boy” the world’s largest steam locomotive; Pullman cars, GG-1 America’s most famous electric locomotive; and the captivating aerodynamic “Aerotrain” built by General Motors and unveiled in 1955. 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) Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Website

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Green Bay Wisconsin’s re-imagined riverfront "City Deck" spurred urban renaissance

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:40:00 +0000

Not too long ago downtown Green Bay , Wisconsin’s downtown fronted on a blighted, industrial riverfront—that was not people friendly. Jeff Mirkes, Executive Director of Downtown Green Bay Inc., explains how the town’s waterfront City Deck redeveloped riverfront attracted an influx of new business ventures and urban dwellers into the heart of downtown.

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In search of Wisconsin’s squeakiest, freshest fried cheese-curds

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:09:00 +0000

The Courthouse Pub in Manitowoc, Wisconsin does a thriving lunch and dinner trade, and it was their killer fried cheese curds that were mentioned by everyone who recommended the place. We’ll also stop in for visit at Henning’s Cheese factory in Kiel, Wisconsin—the source of the pub’s coveted fresh cheese curds.

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Discover Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc and Green Bay sailboat charter

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:03:00 +0000

The history and science of the Great Lakes maritime world is showcased at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc . Set appropriately on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, the hands-on museum is Wisconsin’s first Smithsonian Affiliate facility. Among the many interactive attractions that appeal to young and old alike is America’s most extensively restored WWII submarine USS Cobia anchored out front. Next up, join us onboard the charter motor sailboat Parlay in Sturgeon Bay with Captain Tom for a Cruise through Green Bay and Lake Michigan.

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Art & drama at Sturgeon Bay's Margaret Lockwood Gallery

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:52:00 +0000

Join Margaret Lockwood and her husband Allin Walker who have been involved in the Sturgeon Bay , Wisconsin art scene for more than 25 years. Their new gallery in the heart of town also serves as the home to a local theater group in addition to showcasing paintings, ceramics, mobiles, jewelry and more.

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Living history at Sturgeon Bay's White Lace Inn

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:10:00 +0000

The White Lace Inn has been a part of Sturgeon Bay for close to forty years. Dennis, the owner and innkeeper shares the tale of the inn’s past and present. There are 18 rooms and suites within four elegant Victorian-era homes on a tree shaded lane just two blocks from downtown, and the sumptuous breakfasts at the inn is worth the stay.

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How the Green Bay Packers came to be America’s only non-profit NFL franchise

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:48:00 +0000

Brenda Krainik and Candy Conard in Green Bay , Wisconsin share the back-story of how the Green Bay Packers came to be America’s only non-profit NFL team. More than 360,000 fans are ardent shareholders, and the concession stands at Lambeau Field are operated by local non-profit organizations. Brenda also shares insights about cool things to do and see in the little town of Green Bay—with the world’s most passionate football fans.

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From California College of Arts & Crafts to Sturgeon Bay—one couple’s artistic journey

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:47:00 +0000

Join nationally known artists Stephanie Trenchard and Jeremy Popelka in their Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin studio for a conversation with correspondent Tom Wilmer. Stephanie and Jeremy share their personal philosophies, and their passion for creating distinctive blown and cut glass sculptures, jewelry and fine art paintings.

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Renown art melded with music showcased in rural Bath County, Virginia

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 10:28:00 +0000

Barbara Buhr, owner of the Warm Springs Gallery and cafe talks about experiencing the charms of the little town of Warm Springs, and Bath County with a combined population of less then 5,000 citizens.

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

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 11:54:00 +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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George C. Scott’s brush with death in Morro Bay aboard the M.V. Mojo

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 13:20:00 +0000

One of the most iconic images associated with Morro Bay , California is a photo of Hollywood star, George C. Scott’s chartered yacht, the 84’ long M.V. Mojo, being smashed by a monster wave as it attempted to leave the harbor during a turbulent winter storm, January 28, 1978.

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Allegheny Mountain String Project—empowering the next generation

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:12:00 +0000

The Allegheny Mountain String Project offers life-enhancing and transformative opportunities for students living in rural Virginia counties of Allegheny, Bath, and Highland Counties.

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Dream Maker--today a luxury charter yacht—long ago a WWII military Crash Boat hero

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 13:55:00 +0000

There’s an elegant luxury charter yacht home ported in Newport Beach, California. One has to look closely at Dream Maker ’s lines to realize that the vessel was long ago a WW II Army Air Corps Air/Sea Rescue vessel, that were often referred to as “ Crash Boats ”.

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