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 verbs—people, places, things, and action—everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls, and interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic. His feature, recorded live at Harland & Wolfe Shipyards in Belfast Northern Ireland, celebrating the centenary of the launch of the Titanic was the recipient of a Best Travel award from Outdoor Writers Association of California.
Journeys of Discovery: Exploring Arkansas “The Natural State” with tourism director
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Little Rock, Arkansas for a conversation with Arkansas State Tourism Director, Travis Napper. Arkansas’s moniker is “The Natural State” as there’s an eye-popping litany of outdoor activities that attract visitors from around the world.
Journeys of Discovery: SFO’s trendsetting aviation history museum and art galleries
Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Tim O’Brien, assistant director and curator of exhibitions at the SFO Museum . SFO showcases the arts, science, pop-culture, anthropology and aviation history in 28 galleries located in terminals throughout the airport.
Journeys of Discovery: Exploring Chattanooga's International Towing & Recovery Museum
JUL 19, 2016 The International Towing and Recovery Museum in Chattanooga , Tennessee features famous tow trucks, including the world’s largest wrecker, a WWII tank recovery tow truck, and the world’s oldest tow truck. But equally engaging is the Tow Truck Wall of Fame honoring tow truck industry legends from around the world. Most touching is the Wall of The Fallen out front, with a large bronze statue of a driver lifting a mother and child from a nearly submerged car. The Wall of the Fallen
Journeys of Discovery: Exploring the possibility explorer Meriwether Lewis didn’t commit suicide
Franklin, Tennessee historian and attorney-at-law Tony Turnbow , envestigates the possibility that Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark fame, didn’t commit suicide in 1809. Turnbow shares compelling circumstantial evidence that Lewis was actually murdered and robbed while traveling along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee.
Journeys of Discovery: Hunter Liggett Garrison Commander Col. Charles Bell—looking back and forward
Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from U.S. Army Reserve Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County for a conversation with Commander Colonel Charles Bell. Bell shares recollections of his accomplishments and challenges at Fort Hunter Liggett as Garrison Commander for the past 24 months. He also shares insights about his new assignment in Salt Lake City, Utah as Chief of Staff for the 76 th Operational Response Command .
Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with Franklin, TN historian--From Civil War to Civil Rights
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Eric Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust . Jacobson talks about the last major battle of the Civil War, The Battle of Franklin in Middle Tennessee, November 30, 1864. He also shares insights about the complex legacy of the Civil War—from advances in medicine to the advent of the KKK. How the 1915 Hollywood film Birth of a Nation and the 1939 debut of Gone With The Wind propelled the advocates who believe that the war was actually a “War of Northern
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