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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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U.S. Indian boarding schools--a tragic episode in American history

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:39:00 +0000

The Genoa, Nebraska U.S. Industrial Indian School opened in 1884 and operated continuously through the Great Depression. A conversation with Curator, Nancy Carlson. https://youtu.be/Z9UxzZ7fIUA


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/genoa_indian_schoolnprpod.mp3




Mobile Alabama—300-year legacy as birthplace of Cajun cooking and Mardi Gras

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:27:00 +0000

The History Museum of Mobile chronicles the region’s 300-year history of French and Spanish occupation through via artifacts and engaging interpretive displays. Equally enticing are the displays of indigenous Native American life, and the American era that commenced in the dawning days of the 1800's. Join tour guide Brandi Agnew for an insightful tour of the history museum in Mobile, Alabama .


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/MobileHistoryNPRpodcast.mp3




April 19th 1995 Oklahoma Bombing transformed America

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:37:00 +0000

A visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum --Executive Director Kari Watkins talks about the deadliest attack in America until 9-11. In addition to destroying one third of the Murrah Federal Building and killing 168 people, more than 325 buildings in a 16 block radius were damaged. The Oklahoma bombing remains as the deadliest domestic terrorism attack in America’s history.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/oklahoma_bombing.mp3




Mobile Alabama home of America's oldest Mardi Gras celebration

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:53:00 +0000

Mobile, Alabama celebrated its first Mardi Gras carnival back in 1703, years before New Orleans. Today the two-week annual affair generates more than 12,000 year round jobs supporting the Carnival, from hair dressers to float builders. Carnival is such a big deal, it's a State and local holiday. Join Judi Gulledge, Executive Director of the Mobile Carnival Association at the Mobile Carnival Museum . 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) Stitcher.com player.fm podcast.de (Germany) blubrry.com ivoox (Spain) myTuner Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Website


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/mobile_mardi_gras_nprpodcast.mp3




Alaska Airlines introduces daily flights Seattle to San Luis Obispo

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:44:00 +0000

Alaska Airlines introduces daily non-stop flights between Seattle and San Luis Obispo. A conversation with Alaska Airlines' Sales & Community Marketing Manager, Eloisa Valdez Backer. 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) Stitcher.com player.fm podcast.de (Germany) blubrry.com ivoox (Spain) myTuner Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Website


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/alaska_air_slonprpod_0.mp3




Alabama’s River Delta 2nd largest in America

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:06:00 +0000

Alabama’s inland delta is the second largest in America behind the Mississippi. Two thirds of the state of Alabama and portions of Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi drain to a common point in the Mobile Delta. The State of Alabama ranks fifth, nationwide in biodiversity and richness of plant and animal species. Join 5 Rivers Resource Center Director Hank Burch as he shares his passion and insights about this unique ecosystem environment. The 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center is located just off the Mobile causeway in Spanish Fort, Alabama midway between Mobile and Pensacola.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/5_rivers_alabamanprpod.mp3




Mobile’s renaissance with coffee, brews, and trendy dining

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:59:00 +0000

A visit with John Serda, founder of Serda’s Coffee Company in downtown Mobile, Alabama. John talks about sourcing Costa Rican organic coffee and his current project, Serda Brewing. John also talks about Mobile’s renaissance with a litany of new locally owned restaurants that have added a new vibrancy to downtown and the nightlife scene. 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) Stitcher.com player.fm podcast.de (Germany) blubrry.com ivoox (Spain) myTuner Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Website


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/SerdasMobileNPRpod.mp3




Delivering a vibrant Mobile Museum of Art to the community

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:39:10 +0000

A sampler of how MMofA operates out of the box--the museum reaches out to the community via a pop up storefront showcase of art located right in the heart of downtown Mobile. In collaboration with other art, history, and related organizations MMofA also coordinates special pedestal art displays at the airport.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/MMofArtNRPod.mp3




Mobile Alabama art, culture & cuisine and America’s first Mardi Gras Carnival

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:26:00 +0000

Mobile, Alabama is steeped in history with living legacy of the French colonial era to the Civil War. Today its vibrant economy is palpable, from a hopping nightlife to a burgeoning fine dining scene. The economy is strong, with players like Airbus Industries, shipbuilding and an embarkation port for Carnival Cruise Lines. Join David Clark, President and CEO of Visit Mobile Alabama as he shares his insights and recommendations.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/mobile_al_cvbnprpod.mp3




Armenian genocide--a familial remembrance

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:34:00 +0000

Join correspondent, Tom Wilmer in San Francisco for a conversation with Amy Hoogasian, as she talks about the Armenian Genocide in Turkey, 1915-1918. Her passionate quest for Turkey to acknowledge their genocidal policies and actions against the Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire a century ago was inculcated as a child when her grandparents shared horrific memories of abuse and mass murder at the hands of the Turks. Amy Hoogasian hails from Chicago and practiced law for twenty years in the areas of immigration, corporate and environmental law. She moved to San Francisco, California, when she was appointed to a distinguished position within the United States government. 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) Stitcher.com player.fm Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Website


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/ArmenianGenocideNPRpod.mp3




Is there an elephant in your coffee?

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:39:00 +0000

Did you enjoy a cup of coffee this morning? Most people know that coffee is the world’s most popular beverage, but few realize that farmers in India may have actually given their lives for that morning cuppa Joe. Laurie McAndish King talks via Skype with the producers of the documentary film, Elephants in the Coffee: The God that became a “Menace.” DK Bhaskar and Dr. Thomas Grant explain that people tend to idealize elephants; some Indians even worship them as gods.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/04/ElephantsCoffeeNPRpodcast.mp3




Detroit’s Traffic Jam and Snug—a 50-year locavore diner & home of Michigan’s oldest brewpub

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:12:04 +0000

Midtown Detroit’s Traffic Jam and Snug restaurant has remained as an extremely popular dining destination and an industry trendsetter for more than 50 years.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/03/TrafficJamandSnugNPRpodcast.mp3




San Francisco Bay Area’s Food Shift—reducing food-waste, alleviating hunger and creating jobs

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 09:47:44 +0000

Dana Frasz, Founder and Director of San Francisco Bay Area based Food Shift shares her non-profit's partnerships with hotels, corporations, grocery chains and more to reduce food waste. Dana talks about Food Shift’s primary mission, its incredible success stories, and the invaluable relationship with Jo Licata, Hilton San Francisco Union Square ’s Community Projects Manager.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/03/foodshiftnpr_podcast.mp3




Paying it forward--St. Anthony’s Foundation and Hilton Hotel San Francisco Union Square

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:59:26 +0000

Barry Stenger, Executive Director of St. Anthony’s Foundation, founded by the Franciscan Order in San Francisco 66 years ago to assist the needs of the homeless and low income citizens. Stenger talks about the quarter century partnership with Hilton San Francisco Union Square to help the homeless and underserved. Jo Locata, has worked fulltime at the Hilton Hotel San Francisco Union Square for the past two decades as the hotel’s fulltime Community Projects Manager.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/03/st._anthony_s_hiltonnpr_pod.mp3




San Francisco’s Food Runners—200 grassroots volunteers save 16 tons of perishables weekly

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:03:56 +0000

Mary Risley, founder of San Francisco based Food Runners , talks about the grassroots organization that provides 15,000 meals every week to low income and homeless citizens. Every week, more than 200 volunteers pick up leftover food from hotels such as the Hilton San Francisco Union Square , Westin St. Francis, and Park Central, grocery stores, Starbucks, tech and law firms, schools, bakeries, restaurants, caterers, and more.


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/03/food_runners_revised_npr_pod.mp3




See Rock City--Americana at its best on the outskirts of Chattanooga

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:04:00 +0000

Nestled on a ridge-top with dramatic vistas spanning seven states, Rock City started in the late 1920s as a Ma and Pa miniature golf course nestled in a garden setting. Barns across the Midwest were painted with large black and White “ See Rock City ” during the 1930s to spur tourists--today more than 100 barns are still adorned. Tourists now come in droves from around the world to savor See Rock City's Fairyland Caverns, Mother Goose Village, shops, and restaurants,live musical performances, and dramatic vistas from Lover Leap. 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) Stitcher.com player.fm podcast.de (Germany) blubrry.com ivoox (Spain) myTuner Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Website


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/03/rock_citynprpodcast.mp3




Cayucos' Abalone Farm produces half of America’s abalone

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:37:00 +0000

Join Brad Buckley manager of the Abalone Farm for an insider’s look at the world of abalone aquaculture. The Abalone Farm, located on a bluff top above the Pacific Ocean six miles north of Cayucos, California produces approximately 50 percent of the abalone served in restaurants and sold in fresh fish shops around America. From seed to market is a patient four-year process, which partly explains why abalone is often sold by the ounce. 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) Stitcher.com player.fm podcast.de (Germany) blubrry.com ivoox (Spain) myTuner Follow Tom on Social Media Twitter: TomCWilmer Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer Facebook Linkedin Website


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/03/abalone_farm.mp3




Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary series

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:28:59 +0000

A conversation with four star admiral Thomas Fargo about the 75th Pearl Harbor Remembrance events on Oahu Life in Hawaii during WWII with Bishop Museum historian DeSoto Brown National Park Service Historian Daniel Martinez's 30-year WWII and December 7th odyssey Pearl Harbor's Pacific Aviation Museum--a visit with historian and the executive director USS Missouri Memorial Association CEO Michael Carr talks Pearl Harbor 75th & Mighty Mo history Hilton Hawaiian Village--honoring Pearl Harbor WII veterans


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/03/pearl_harbor_75th_anniversary_npr_pod.mp3




Costa Rica family travel discovery series

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:28:29 +0000

Costa Rica as viewed by kids--with 14 year-old podcast host Sophia Aquino From darkness to light--Costa Rica's Museo de los Niños in San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica's Greentique Hotels-environmental trendsetter ideally suited for families https://youtu.be/rMWTN3NlpHA


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/03/costa_rica_kids_npr_podcast_2.mp3




Alcatraz Island NPS Series

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:26:35 +0000

Alcatraz ex-con recalls a "whiff of fresh mown grass Former Alcatraz guard George DeVincenzi recalls time on "The Rock" Former Alcatraz clergyman Father Bush recalls his time on "The Rock" A conversation with NPS Public Affairs Officer Alexandra Picavet about experiencing Alcatraz Golden Gate National Recreation Area NPS Superintendent Chris Lehnertz


Media Files:
https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcbx/audio/2017/03/ALCATRAZlukeNPRpodcast.mp3