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Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation -- it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times. Check our website at www.nps.gov/vafo for transcripts of the podcasts and don't forget to look for our two other podcasts titled "Nature and Science" and "The View From the Forge"
 
We know it's not easy to keep up with what’s popular, what’s on its way out the door, and what’s been left in the dirt in the media but we’re here to make heads or tails of it and keep you up to date on what’s Trending, Trailing, and Dead in the world of media!
 
WE DIDN’T COME THIS FAR TO ONLY COME THIS FAR; We all struggle and make mistakes. We are all fighting daily battles large and small. But we can triumph over any adversity in life through Honesty, Transparency, Accountability, Perseverance, Charity, Accepting reality, Letting go of the past, Being fully present in every moment, Taking it one minute at a time, Understanding whatever the future holds we will simply adapt and overcome. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/support
 
Thanks for stopping by the GoSmoky.com radio show! I'm Raymond Owens. My wife and I have visited the Smoky Mountains dozens of times, and we invite you to join us as we discuss the Smoky Mountains, and everything happening in the area. We also have tips and reviews of what to do and where to go. Call in or just listen.
 
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Living History

Living History Productions - Ken Hammontree

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Call him General Dwight David Eisenhower or General George Patton. Or call him Tecumseh, legendary Shawnee leader. How about Daniel Boone? Or better yet, just call him Ken Hammontree. No, he's not identity-challenged. He is Mr. Ohio History and a walking historical library. After college, Ken began teaching American and Ohio history. He was surprised to learn that many of his students did not harbor the same excitement about history that he did. Realizing the students had a difficult time re ...
 
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Wisconsin Life

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Wisconsin Life

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Wisconsin Life” celebrates the people, places, history and culture of the state. Come with us as we kayak the Mississippi River, interview musicians in Milwaukee, and bake pasties in Rhinelander. We connect you with diverse people and ideas through short stories updated twice a week.
 
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We have all seen the depiction of George Washington, the Father of our great nation kneeling in humble and sincere prayer on the snow-covered grounds of Valley Forge. What kind of guidance was he likely seeking from God?--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/support…
 
The Playboy Club Hotel opened in Lake Geneva in 1968. It became a hub for Midwestern travelers, businessmen and, of course, Playboy Bunnies. Author Christina Clancy of Madison has released a novel called, “Shoulder Season” that takes place at the historic resort. She tells the story of fictional 19-year-old Sherri Taylor who enters a period of self…
 
As a kid, knocking around the neighborhood with your friends can be a formative time. The experiences from those years can resonate for decades. Matthew Lewis of Milwaukee shared a story about finding his identity. He told it at Ex Fabula’s StorySlam ‘Identity’ event held in March 2020. Karl Christenson brings us the story.…
 
A Chicken Q is a name for a charcoal chicken dinner sold as part of a fundraiser. But the name is really only known regionally in the La Crosse area — places like Tomah, Black River Falls and Prairie du Chien. They are also popular among nonprofit groups like fire departments in Trempealeau County, north of La Crosse.WPR producer John Davis reporte…
 
Building on the first message of the series Winning the War in Your Mind, Pastor Jamie looks at how to identify lies and change the trajectory of your thoughts. Listen in for practical tools on how to be renewed in your mind so you can experience the life God has for you!By Pastor Jamie Schulz
 
For the members of Tomahawk Circle, playing in a rural family band is a labor of love. This Lac Du Flambeau Ojibwe drum group criss-crosses the country most summers to share their music with an extended community of Indigenous people. At Pow Wows from Washington state to North Carolina, members of Tomahawk Circle surround a single animal hide drum,…
 
In 2018, a photo exhibit opened at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh. “The Color Brave Photo Project: Black and Brown Faces — A New Narrative,” was the culmination of years of work by community leaders to show the complexity and beauty of people of color in the Fox Valley.At the center of the project was Tracey Robertson, a community leader who moved…
 
WHYsconsin received a question from listener Rachel Potter of Fitchburg wondering, “Why don’t more Wisconsinites know about the majestic regal fritillary butterfly?”To find out more about this rare insect, WPR’s Mary Kate McCoy traveled to a restored prairie outside of Barneveld in southwestern Wisconsin with guide Rich Henderson, a board member of…
 
Thoughts are powerful. They change our perspective, impact our decisions, and influence our habits. What do we do when we become trapped by our thoughts? This weekend, Pastor Danny kicks off a new series, Winning the War in Your Mind, and teaches us how to take our thoughts captive and win the war in our mind.…
 
Back in 2019, “Wisconsin Life” worked with students at Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School, or MG21. The goal was to get more high school student stories on the airwaves.When we first showed up in the classroom, there was one student who seemed to be particularly interested in creating radio and interviewing people right away: Cierra Riederer,…
 
On the 20th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 we dive into the memories of that fateful day. I speak about where I was and the feelings I distinctly remember from that day and how profoundly the events changed the course of so many lives forever.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/messageSu…
 
In this message, Pastor Danny answers the question, "What does a spiritual family do?" When you are forging family, so often it's a sense of mission and shared purpose that create a necessary bond. What is God's spiritual family up to? How are we to live inside one? We think you are going to be inspired and challenged by this message. Enjoy!…
 
Why was everyone on board with the Government's decision to infringe on our ability to travel by airplane in the days following the 9/11 attacks in which less than 3,000 Americans died but so many people absolutely lose their minds at the very thought of the Government's good faith efforts to limit the number of deaths during a virus outbreak that …
 
It has been two decades since that fateful day that forever changed our nation. We vowed never to forget and the implications and consequences of those acts of terror are still with us today. The night of the attacks, President Bush went before Americans and gave a simple, brief, and clear speech. It is not the eloquence or power of it that makes i…
 
Take The Quiz Here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/09/08/opinion/republicans-democrats-parties.htmlAmerica’s two-party system is broken. Democrats and Republicans are locked in an increasingly destructive partisan struggle that has produced gridlock and stagnation on too many critical issues — most urgently, the pandemic and climate chang…
 
Gene Purcell dedicated almost his entire professional life to public media. His passion began in La Crosse, where he started as a student reporter at WLSU-FM. Through the decades, he worked his way up the ladder. Purcell tragically passed away in July 2021 following an accident.Outside of work, he was a bit of a music nerd. Purcell played guitar, c…
 
Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medicine that won the Nobel Prize in 2015 for breakthroughs in treating common parasites ravaging poverty stricken populations in Africa and across the World. It’s also effective for deworming cattle and horses. How has it become associated with Covid-19 and the related politically motivated and hotly debated nonsense?…
 
For those who have fought and died in the U.S. Armed Forces, they leave with their families the weight of their sacrifice. Holly Higgins of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, lost her son, Daniel Johnson, while he served in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan in 2010. Higgins talks about dealing with the loss with her other son, Erik Johnson, a Specialist in th…
 
The secret arrangement between the U.S. Special Operations Forces and the Taliban to operate an underground railroad type of operation to evacuate the highest priority Americans from Afghanistan.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/comethisfar/support…
 
Pastor Matt Molt joins us from New Vintage Church in Tri Cities, WA and continues our series on Forging Families. He examines a battle in the life of David and walks us through how God can use pain and difficulty to make us more forgiving, gracious, grateful, and generous. There is something for everyone in this message!…
 
Listener Chris Murphy of Madison asked our WHYsconsin project, “Why are there a higher concentration of outsider artist environments in Wisconsin than anywhere else in the U.S.?” WPR’s Tim Peterson turned to the experts to learn more about the monuments and sculpture parks that embrace celebrate concrete, gems, and trinkets.…
 
Enough is enough, 12 US Marines were killed in today's attack. Biden must act immediately and deploy the 82nd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Global Response Force that has been staging in Kuwait to secure the Kabul Airfield and probably even another Brigade of Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade out of Italy. This stage of the debacle now st…
 
As Kabul falls today it’s important to take a sober and objective look at what went wrong. To immediately seek perspective to deter and hinder the effectiveness of the political spin and posturing from both sides full of cartoonish politicians that seem to have all the influence over the public these days.Here is the hard truth:The Bush administrat…
 
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