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Small Town America
59 minutes | Apr 7, 2018
Eureka, California: West Coast's Hidden Bay
Nearly 300 years of European exploration of the present day California coast fell short of finding the elusive Humboldt Bay. On May 13th, 1950, a settlement was founded on its shore. They called it “Eureka,” a Greek word meaning “I have found it!” Conflict, violence, ghosts, and a historically seedy underbelly, Eureka is now a lively seaport town brimming with interesting stories. Listen to the episode to learn more. Interview with Pro Tem Mayor, Kim Bergel. Songs include: Love Song - Sara Bareilles Love or Money - The Wackers Find us on itunes or wherever you find your podcasts. Just search "Small Town America."
56 minutes | Mar 9, 2018
Wallace, Idaho: Silver Capital of the World
The tiny town of Wallace, Idaho may only have less than 800 residents, but its history could fill an entire book. Settled as a regional center for the miners of northern Idaho, its quick population rise was closely followed by disasters and conflicts that all but defined the community. Though the town saw gradual departure of its residents throughout the 20th century, it continued to earn the national spotlight as it stood up to the powers at be, proving time and time again that size doesn't equate to strength and ingenuity. Listen to the episode to learn more about this storied community and what makes it such a significant link to the past of America. Interview with the awesome and self appointed Prime Minister of Wallace, Rick Shaffer. Available on Apple Podcast or wherever you find you podcasts, just search "Small Town America." Songs include: Intro: "My Man and My Mule" from Mr. Imperium - Composed by Harold Arlen, performed by Lana Turner, vocals by Trudy Erwin Outro: "Blue Moon Revisited" (featured in Dante's Peak) - Cowboy Junkies
47 minutes | Feb 18, 2018
Moab, Utah: Ancient Crossroads of the West
Moab, Utah might seem like a typical western town - surrounded by desert and brimming with tales of classic cowboys like Butch Cassidy, it's easy to overlook the town's complexities. But, Moab has a vibrant and important history. Despite being nestled between two extraordinary national parks, this exceptional town has more than meets the eye. This week on Small Town America, Henry and Hannah get the chance to interview the recently elected mayor, Emily Niehaus, and also discuss the vibrant history of this amazing small town. Music includes: "Theme from Mission: Impossible" - Lalo Schifrin "The Raiders March" - John Williams Also available on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you find your podcasts.
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