Podcasts

Richard Kirkland

February 20, 2018

The Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg saw thousands killed or wounded. Kirkland, became known as "the angel of Marye's Heights," as he bravely carried water into no-man's land to give relief to wounded soldiers from both sides.

Africa - Part 2

February 13, 2018

Majete Wildlife Reserve, Mount Mulanji, Monkey Bay and Lake Malawi, and amazing wildlife. The Dzaleka Refugee Camp with 7,000 people just trying to survive.

Malawi Africa - Part 1

February 6, 2018

A beautiful green country, thousands of acres of maize, tea, tobacco, macadamia nuts. 24 hour stay in a village eating, sleeping and dancing with these great people. This is the first time the village has done this.

Soldiers on the March

January 30, 2018

After a long trek and hearty meal of hardtack and salt pork they slept in a tent with twelve other soldiers. Water was sometimes strained through their sock causing various forms of intestinal distress (originally recorded 3/12/13).

The Cavalry

January 23, 2018

Life was rough for the cavalry, they faced Indians, bad weather, heat and lack of proper food. They took good care of their horses, carried their own gear and many hours in the saddle could cause "serious" discomfort (originally recorded 3/5/13).

Tahlequah Canyon Battle

January 16, 2018

Ned Christie, son of a Cherokee Chief, had money and education. He decided robbing banks, trains and stealing horses was a better vocation, until he met Heck Bruner.

Pioneer Women

January 9, 2018

Nancy Kelsey was the first white woman to cross the Sierra Nevadas. She walked barefoot carrying a baby and was an inspiration to her fellow travelers. Nellie Chapman was the first licensed dentist in the Old West.

Pocahontas

January 2, 2018

She was an Indian Princess, daughter of the Chief of the Powhatans. She saved John Smith, helped keep the peace and supplied the colonists with food, she played a major role in the "Miracle of Jamestown".

Jollification

December 19, 2017

All was not work for the pioneers. Jollification was the term used for any excuse to dance, celebrate, have quilting bees, barn raising, candy pulling and just getting together.

Buffalo Hunters

December 12, 2017

Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett and Bat Masterson were buffalo hunters. Ranchers were glad to have more feed for their cows, for the Indians it was a tragedy.