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Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca NY

2009-01-14 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca New York, studies and records the sounds of birds and other animals around the world. We are exploring the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Public Education Outreach Associate Charles Eldermire. We meet Charles in the visitors’ center of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The Cornell Lab is one of the largest nature research and conservation organizations in the world.…

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Joya de Ceren El Salvador

2008-12-18 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Audio Journeys are exploring the ancient ruins of a Mayan village in El Salvador. Twenty kilometers northwest of San Salvador the capital of El Salvador is the 650 year old village of Joya de Ceren, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in El Salvador. What makes this site very unique is that the everyday life of the Mayans was preserved when around 600 A.D. a volcano erupted spewing volcanic ashes that covered the land, caused the common people to flee their homes. We tour the site with an El Salvador archaeology assistant and speak with Dr. Payson Sheets one of the archaeologist studying the site since its rediscover in 1976. Dr. Payson Sheets is primary archaeologist for the University of Colorado’s excavations at the site of Ceren in El Salvador. You can find out more about visiting El Salvador at www.ElSalvador.travel . You can purchase this half-hour Audio Journey on CD at www.AudioJourneys.org …

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New Lanark Village World Heritage Site Scotland

2008-12-02 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

New Lanark a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the location of this Travel Radio International’s Audio Journey. New Lanark is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village nestled in the spectacular south Lanarkshire valley in southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Over 200 years ago the impressive sandstone cotton mills of New Lanark were built by an enterprising Scot, David Dale, in a dramatic gorge in Southern Scotland, close to the famous Falls of Clyde. Raw cotton arrived from North America by ship. The cotton was spun in New Lanark using hydro-power. Soon the village became known all over the world under the enlightened management of Dale’s son-in-law, the social pioneer, Robert Owen. Today visitors can come for the day or stay in the historic hotel that was once a mill. Richard Evans is our guide. Photo is an historic print from the New Lanark Website. New Lanark World Heritage Site South Lanarkshire, Scotland ML11 9DB Tel: +44 1555 661345 Fax: +44 1555 665738 Email: trust@newlanark.org www.NewLanark.org www.VisitScotland.com …

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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park Part 2

2008-11-26 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Leo Carrillo, co-star of the early TV western the Cisco Kid was known as Mr. California. In part two we explore his adobe hacienda with Mick Calarco, park manager.…

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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park

2008-11-16 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Leo Carrillo, star of Hollywood and vaudeville was know as Mr. California. Carrillo spent is life in the limelight to promote California and other humanitarian causes. His ranch in Carlsbad California is now a city park and a "REGISTERED CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL LANDMARK and is LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES. Websites are http://www.carlsbadca.gov/parks/carrillo/ and www.Carrillo-Ranch.org…

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Studs Terkel 1912-2008

2008-11-03 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

This Audio Journey celebrates the life of Studs Terkel, Pulitzer Prize winning author and radio show host. Studs Terkel died on Friday October 31, 2008. …

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Sugar Shack Maple Syrup in Quebec Canada

2008-10-31 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Audio Journeys are exploring Quebec in Winter. The sugar sap flows from the maple trees in Quebec Canada. We find out how the sap is collected and maple syrup is made. …

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Turtle Bay Exploration Park

2008-09-06 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys explore Turtle Bay Exploration Park and talk with Wintu tribal elder about their 10,000 years of history in northern California.…

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Democracy Now!

2008-08-27 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Travel Radio Internationals Audio Journeys find out about Democracy Now! when host Amy Goodman is on a tour to promote her new book Static and Democracy Now, the hour long award-winning radio program hear on the web at WWW.AudioJourneys.org…

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Turtles of Monterrico Guatemala

2008-08-17 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Travel Radio Internationals Audio Journeys explore Monterrico Guatemala along the Pacific Coast. For centuries the now endangered turtles have used the narrow strip of black sand beach as the perfect incubator for their fragile eggs. Today competition with human activities threatens some of the world's last remaining turtles. The Center for the Study of Conservation, a department of Guatemala's University system is in Monterrico to protect the turtles and surrounding mangrove forests. We meet Sid Eschenbach, president of Green Wave Hotel Association, owner of a beach front lodging and champion for the turtles. We walk through a neighborhood of local residents next to the biotope. We are on our way to meet ranger Poncho Chavez, Sid tells us the history of the Monterrico Biotope. Photo provided by www.monterrico-guatemala.com (C) 2008 …

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Augsburg Germany City Square Tour

2008-08-06 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys explore the Historic Highlights of Germany city of Augsburg. www.HistoricGermany.com…

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Fort Ross State Park California

2008-07-15 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Fort Ross is a California state park. Fort Ross was never a military post. It was built by Russian fur trappers who were there for the sea otter pelts that were made into hats and clothing, mostly for China. Built on the rugged Pacific Coast, Fort Ross is between San Francisco and Mendocino California on Highway 1.…

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Thomas Steinbeck, Author

2008-07-07 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Thomas Steinbeck, John Steinbeck's last living son, talks about his life with his father and his anthology of short stories from Monterey and Big Sur, including his friends the Posts; Down to the Silent Sea.…

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Museum of Mechanical Music Rudesheim Germany

2008-06-25 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys)

We are exploring the Museum of Mechanical Music in Rudesheim Germany. This is one of the world's largest and oldest mechanical musical instrument collections.…

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Mayans of Copan Honduras

2008-06-25 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys)

Copán Ruinas is a tranquil oasis of ancient culture and sublime nature nestled in the foothills of western Honduras, just 7 miles from the Guatemala border. For years, Copán has been renowned for its magnificent Maya Ruins, a designated World Heritage Site believed by archeologists to be the cultural center, the Paris, of the Maya world. From the website www.CopanHonduras.org…

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Mayan Culture Center and Medicinal Plant Garden San Jose Guatemala

2008-06-11 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

In the remote village of San Jose Guatemala, Mayan traditions, customs, medicinal plants and language are being preserved by dedicated individuals. Our walking tour beings at the Spanish and Mayan Language School and Cultural Center.…

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Ak' Tenamit Cultural Center Guatemala

2008-05-25 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

About Ak' Tenamit Ak' Tenamit means “New Village” in the Q’eqchi Mayan language, because our organization is transforming life in the Q’eqchi villages of eastern Guatemala. Those villages are located around the Río Dulce, far from the nearest road – most are reached by a boat trips and hikes through the rain forest – and they lack electricity, running water and basic sanitation. When Ak’ Tenamit was founded in 1992 by a small group of foreign volunteers and village leaders, most of the communities it serves lacked access to medical care and had only rudimentary schools, if any. Few students studied to the sixth grade, and most girls dropped out by third, or fourth grade. Illiteracy rates were 70%--80%, and malnutrition, parasites, and various curable diseases were common. Ak’ Tenamit consequently began improving village schools, providing teacher training, and coordinating donations of school supplies. The local people built a riverside clinic while foreign medical volunteers began visiting villages and training health promoters, while others taught groups of women to make paper from cornhusks and other waste. Since then, those initiatives have evolved to include preventative medicine programs, promotion of education for girls, a floating dental clinic, a secondary school that offers practical training in sustainable tourism and development, a network of cooperatives that produces and markets an array of handcrafts, and specific programs promoting gender equality, environmental protection and preservation of Q’eqchi culture. TEXT and PHOTO (C)www.AkTenamit.org…

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Tikal National Park, Guatemala

2008-05-18 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys)

Mayan cities and ceremonial sites, ancient structures from the past, give Tikal National Park in Guatemala's northeast rain forests, a special place to find nature, and Mayan culture. Photo and Text From www.VisitGuatemala.com Among the temples and trees, Tikal is used today by the Mayans of Mesoamerica. Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Audio Journey is one of our Mayan World of Mesoamerica 14-part Audio Journey series.…

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Wurzburg Germany

2008-05-08 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

"Impressive encounters with a young old city - Würzburg offers lots of them. And spectacular ones at that. The Episcopal Residence built by Balthasar Neumann and featuring a ceiling fresco by the Venetian Tiepolo, the world's largest painting, can only be described in these terms. This clerical domicile from the 18th century has been a UNESCO cultural heritage site since 1982." From HistoricGermany.com. "The lively university and congress city of Würzburg, gateway to the Romantic Road, is dominated by its most prominent landmark, the Fortress Marienberg. The origins of this fortress date back to around 1000 B.C., when a Celtic fortified refuge existed on this site. Since the foundation of the Würzburg bishopric in 742, Würzburg has been the religious center of the region." …

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Nano Technology, Clarkson University

2008-04-15 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Nanoscience is the study of the very small. Clarkson University in New York, is using nanoscience to create products used in our every day lives, whether we are aware of them or not. Patricia Lawrence speaks with several instructors in the science department at this very prestigious university.…

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National Civil Rights Museum Memphis TN

2008-04-03 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Forty years ago on April 4 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated as he was leaving the Lorraine Motel in Memphis Tennessee to join the city's sanitation workers' striking for better working conditions and pay. The Lorraine Motel was converted into the United States’ National Civil Rights Museum. In the photo, executive producer, Patricia Lawrence stands in front of a plaque in front of the Lorraine Motel at the Civil Rights Museum.…

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Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge California

2008-03-31 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Its Spring and migrating birds are using the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, 90 miles north of Sacramento California, on I-5 as a stop over on their way north. Naturalist and Outdoor Educator Steve Zachery and Audio Journeys host Patricia Lawrence are on a nature walk around this large wetland reserve. There is a Federally managed National Wildlife Refuge near every major city in the United States. Photo is from the website SacramentoValleyRefuges.fws.gov …

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Via Delarosa, Jerusalem

2008-03-22 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

This Easter's Audio Journey takes us in the footsteps of Jesus. Via Delarosa, the Way of Grief, the Way of Suffering. We walk through the narrow streets with our guide, historian Ruth Holzman.…

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Anne Frank House Amsterdam Women's History Month

2008-03-16 :: Adventures@AudioJourenys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Tour Anne's father, Otto Frank's pectin warehouse and the attic where Anne Frank and her family spend their last years and days of their lives before being discovered by the German forces and taken to concentration camps. Amazingly, Otto Frank survived to tell the story through this famous and always changing Amsterdam museum. www.AnneFrank.org …

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Rembrandt House Museum Amsterdam

2008-03-09 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

Rembrandt, one of most famous and most misunderstood painters in the World. We walk through Rembrandt's home in Amsterdam, now a museum to honor him.…

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John Steinbeck Part II

2008-03-01 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys)

Audio Journeys' exploration of John Steinbeck and his home towns of Salinas and Monterey continue. From his birth home in Salinas, to Monterey's Cannery Row, to the Sea of Cortez, John Steinbeck wrote about his observations of life and humanity.…

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John Steinbeck, Author & Humanitarian

2008-02-19 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.olrg (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys)

John Steinbeck, Pulitzer-Prize winning Author, Marine Biologist, and Humanitarian, began his observations of humanity, as a young man, in the agricultural fields of Salinas California. Today a multi-million dollar John Steinbeck Center pays tribute to the man who would be upset to know the center existed. We explore the life of John Steinbeck in Salinas and Monterey California’s Cannery Row in this two part series.…

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Lighthouse at Point Arena California

2008-01-13 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys (TM))

On a scenic road trip through Northern California, we stop to explore the little City of Point Arena. The 1870 Point Arena Lighthouse Station is a good place to find out about early California history while observing nature. The Point Arena Lighthouse Station was built in 1870. The current lighthouse was built in 1908, to replace the 1870 lighthouse that was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Daily guided tours with knowledgeable docents take visitors to the top of the 115 foot tower. We meet Point Arena Lighthouse docents and board members, Brian Riel, James Platt and Patrick Hobart. In 1822 Augustin Fresnel, a French Physicist, invented a theater lens that could project candle light a very long distance. They look like giant glass beehives, with a light at the center. The Fresnel lenses were soon used for navigational aids in lighthouses around the world. The Historic Point Arena Lighthouse has one of the last remaining Fresnel lens in the world. James Platt tells us why the lighthouse was built here. We are exploring the Historic Point Arena Lighthouse in Point Arena California. The Point Arena Lighthouse is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2008. We walk up the spiral staircase to the top of the lighthouse where we stand next to the beautiful 100 year old Fresnel lens. Patrick Hobart tells us about the 1870 staircase we are about to ascend. We arrive at the top of the Point Arena Lighthouse tower. Because of its amazing efficiency, a Fresnel lens could easily throw its light 20 or more miles to the horizon. This 100 year old lens has been replaced by a more modern, small plastic model that is attached outside the lighthouse. Near the top of the lighthouse a door opens to the outside. If you dare, you can lean out the tower, to see the view of the Pacific Ocean and the little plastic Fresnel light that now guides ships. We are exploring the 130 year old Point Arena Lighthouse Station in Point Arena California. The Historic Fog House is another building open to visitors. Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers Board of Directors president, Jim Platt talks about this buildings significance. In the Fog House we meet Rae Radtkey, Executive Director of the Point Arena Lighthouse keepers Association. Rae talks about the future of the 130 year old Point Arena Lighthouse Station. You have been listening to another Travel Radio International Audio Journey. We have been exploring the Point Arena Lighthouse Station in Point Arena California. You can find out more about the Point Arena Lighthouse on the web at Point Arena Lighthouse.com. …

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Nevada Historical Society Museum Reno

2008-01-01 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys)

Audio Journeys from Travel Radio International, explorations into destinations around the world. Hello I’m Patricia Lawrence. We are exploring Reno Nevada. The Nevada Historical Society was founded in 1904 to preserve the memories of the people of Nevada. Five galleries in permanent exhibitions tell the stories of the people who have lived in Nevada for the past 15,000 years. We meet Dr. Peter Bandurraga, executive director of the Nevada Historical Society Museum, in the first gallery. …

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Hanukkah in Israel

2007-12-09 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys)

To commemorate Hanukkah : In November 2000, we explored Israel. We visit Safed, Jerusalem, and Masada.…

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Petra Jordon

2007-12-02 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International)

Petra We are in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, exploring the ancient city of Petra. Over 2,600 years old, Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateaeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in south Jordan more than 2,600 years ago, dominating the trade routes of ancient Arabia. With our guide, Mohammad Mofal, we walk through the outer Siq, a steep sided gorge. Its early in the morning, we are on our way to the Treasury. The Ancient Pink City of the Desert, Petra is one of the oldest cities in the world. We are exploring Petra with our Jordanian guide using every means of transportation available, horse, donkey and dromedary for transportation through the narrow canyons to arrive at the ancient city. This Audio Journey was made possible with the combined efforts of the Jordan and Israel Ministries of Tourism. Jordan is on the web at www.SeeJordan.org Israel is on the web at www.GoIsrael.com Additional support provided by Forum Hotel Petra. Forum Hotels Worldwide on the web at www.InterConti.com …

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Tallman Hotel Upper Lake California

2007-11-25 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International (TM))

We are on a Scenic Road Trip through Northern California… One hundred miles north of San Francisco, we finish our Saturday Morning Nature walk at the Rodman Slough Nature Preserve, owned by the Lake County Land Trust. Lake County Land Trust invites visitors on Saturday morning nature walks throughout the year. Check their website Lake County Land Trust.org. We are exploring Lake County in Northern California. Bernie Butcher is not only is a member of the Lake County Land Trust; he and his wife Lynn have recently restored an 1896 hotel in the historic town of Upper Lake. In 2003, when the Butchers purchased and began restoration of one of California’s oldest buildings, the 1896 Tallman Hotel, they understood the need to preserve California’s unique history. The Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake, served as a rest stop for travelers coming and going to nearby, and not easy to get to, mineral hot springs resorts. …

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Turtles of Monterrico Guatemala

2007-11-23 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International (TM))

Monterrico Guatemala Along the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, for centuries turtles have used the narrow strip of black sand beach as the perfect incubator for their fragile eggs. Today competition with human activities threaten some of the world’s last remaining turtles. The Center for the Study of Conservation, a department of Guatemala’s University system is in Monterrico to protect the turtles and surrounding mangrove forests. Please visit www.TravelRadio.com Turtle Page in the Mesoamerica folder, to purchase half-hour Audio Journey from our Nature Walk in Monterrico Guatemala. We meet Sid Eschenbach, president of Green Wave Hotel Association, owner of a beach front lodging and champion for the turtles. We walk through a neighborhood of local residents next to the biotope. We are on our way to meet ranger Poncho Chavez, Sid tells us the history of the Monterrico Biotope. Please visit our Turtle Page in the Mesoamerica folder, to purchase half-hour Audio Journey from our Nature Walk in Monterrico Guatemala. Please visit www.TravelRadio.com Turtle page in Mesoamerica Folde, to purchase half-hour Audio Journey on CD or download, of our Nature Walk in Monterrico Guatemala.…

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Lake County Land Trust at Rodman Preserve

2007-11-16 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International)

Audio Journeys from Travel Radio International, explorations into destinations around the world. Hello I’m Patricia Lawrence. We are On a Scenic Road Trip through Northern California… One hundred miles north of San Francisco, California, Clear Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake completely in California. We are on a Saturday Morning Nature walk through the Rodman Slough Preserve. The Rodman Slough Nature Preserve is owned and managed by the Lake County Land Trust. Lake County Land Trust invites visitors on Saturday morning nature walks throughout the year. This Audio Journey is made possible with support from the Lake County Office of Marketing and Economic Development. On the web at Lake County.com On Highway 29, in Lake County, in Northern California, we explore the Rodman Slough Nature Preserve and find out about the Lake County Land Trust from members Peter McGee and Bernard Butcher. Our nature walk begins at the old Rodman farmhouse, on Highway 29. …

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B Bryan Preserve, Point Arena California

2007-11-01 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International (TM))

Audio Journeys from Travel Radio International, explorations into destinations around the world. Hello I’m Patricia Lawrence. We are On a Scenic Road Trip through Northern California… On the Pacific Coast Highway One, 130 miles north of San Francisco California, we stop in the little City of Point Arena, where endangered African Hoof Stock included zebras and antelope live. B. Bryan Preserve was founded by the Husband and wife team, Biologist, Dr. Frank Mello, of San Francisco, and Judy Mello, of Tupelo Mississippi. Visitors are welcome, by appointment, to join a guided tour in this very unique and important one-hundred acre private preserve. We are riding along in the evening feeding truck with the founders of B. Bryan Preserve, Dr. Frank and Judy Mello. …

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Virginia in the 19th Century at Virginia's Explore Park

2007-10-31 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International)

We are exploring Virginia’s Explore Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains; where we out about life in western Virginia in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Kemp’s Ford Schoolhouse was built around 1860. One-room school houses like this one served Virginia’s farming communities. We arrive at the 1860 school house with Deborah Pitts, Executive Director of Virginia’s Explore Park. There are many rivers in Virginia. Rivers were used for transportation and cargo. In 1771, a long narrow boat the Batteaux was introduced to Virginia’s waterways. We stop along the trail at Virginia’s Explore Park where we find a replica Batteaux, and a costumed historian to tell us about them. We are on a Four-Hundred-Years-of-History road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia. …

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Virginia's Explore Park Frontier Fort

2007-10-23 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International)

We are on a Four-Hundred-Years-of-History road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia. We’re here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, southeast of Roanoke, Virginia. Virginia’s Explore Park interprets what life was like for some people in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries’ in western Virginia. Costumed historians tell visitors about life in each of the centuries. In the early Seventeen-hundreds, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western Virginia were settled by Germans, Scotch and Irish. These immigrants had cut all ties with Europe. Having nothing to lose these pioneers bravely began to settle the wilDERness. In the turbulent decade of the Seventeen-fifties, to protect their families, livestock, and neighbors the settlers in Augusta County, Virginia, built wooden stockades around their homes. Virginia’s Explore Park has reconstructed a Seventeen-fifty-seven frontier fort. Patricia Lawrence has arrived at the site with Deborah Pitts, Executive Director of Virginia’s Explore Park. We meet two historians in period costumes at the large wooden gate of the eighteenth-century frontier fort. …

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Virginia's Explore Park Totero Indians

2007-10-12 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International)

We are on a Four-Hundred-Years-of-History road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia. In the Blue Ridge Mountains, Explore Park interprets what life was like, in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries of Western Virginia. Knowledgeable historians in period costumes tell visitors about life in each of the centuries. In the land that was to become the United States of America, the seventeenth century was a time of great change for indigenous people like the small populations of Totero’s that lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The now-extinct Totero’s were an Eastern woodland society. Virginia’s Explore Park has reconstructed a Sixteen-Seventy-One Totero Village. …

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Booker T Washington National Mounment, Hardy Virginia

2007-10-08 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International (TM))

We are on a 400-Years-of-History, road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Thirty miles south-east of Roanoke, near Hardy Virginia, we stop to explore the Booker T. Washington National Monument. The Booker T Washington National Monument is located on the tobacco plantation where Booker T Washington was born into slavery, on April 5, 1856. From his very meager and miserable beginnings, Booker T Washington became one of the United States’ foremost African-American educators, and the founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. We are exploring the Booker T Washington National Monument in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Patricia Lawrence meets our guide, National Park Service Ranger Betsy Haynes, at the Visitors Center, overlooking the 207 acre Burroughs plantation. We walk on the Plantation Trail to the reconstructed Slave Cabin, where Booker T Washington was born, and lived the first nine years of his life. …

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Capitol Building of Richmond Virginia

2007-09-23 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International's Audio Journeys)

We are on a 400-Years-of-History Road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are in Richmond, Virginia’s capitol. We are exploring the Virginia State Capitol building. The original structure, designed by Thomas Jefferson is believed to be the modern world’s first major public building designed as a Classical Roman temple. The cornerstone was laid on August 18, 1785. We are exploring the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond. Mark Greenough, capitol tour supervisor and historian is our guide. Patricia Lawrence meets Mark Greenough at the capitol building’s new underground entrance.…

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Church Hill Richmond Virginia

2007-09-09 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International (TM))

Richmond Virginia is our next stop on our 400-Years-of-History Road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia series. We are exploring St. John’s Church, one of the most important buildings in the American Revolution. We are exploring St. John’s Church in Richmond Virginia. In this small wooden church on a knoll overlooking old Richmond, the Second Virginia Convention was held in March 1775. One hundred Virginia colonial leaders, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Richard Henry Lee, heard Patrick Henry’s resolution to put the colony into a state of defense against England. Historian, Rita Bailey is one of the costumed interpreters. Rita is speaking to a group of visitors from the front of the church, below the pulpit.…

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New Sciences at Clarkson University Potsdam NY

2007-08-30 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International (TM))

We are exploring the two-hundred year old town of Potsdam New York. Potsdam is the cultural and educational center of Northern New York. We are exploring Clarkson University where some of the world’s newest technologies, such as nano-science is being developed. This Audio Journey is made possible with support the Clarkson Inn. In the village of Potsdam, near Clarkson University. On the web at ClarksonInn.com We are exploring Clarkson University in Potsdam New York. Clarkson’s motto is “Defy Convention” . Anthony Collins, president of Clarkson University, is originally from Melbourne Australia. Mr. Collins began at Clarkson in 1982 as an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Patricia Lawrence meets Tony Collins in the lobby of student services at Clarkson University. …

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Yorktown Victory Center Virginia

2007-08-29 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International (TM))

We are on a 400-years-of-history road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Along the York River, at the Yorktown Victory Center we find out about the end of Colonial America. We are exploring the Yorktown Victory Center that interprets the American Revolution War, and the Birth of America. Our guide is Victory Center representative, Tracey Perkins. …

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Colonial Williamsburg Virginia Waking Tour

2007-08-23 :: AudioJourneys@TravelRadio.com (Travel Radio International (TM))

Williamsburg was the capital of the thirteen British colonies in America, from 1699 to 1780, prior to being moved to Richmond. Historian, Virginia Lee (her real name) is the Manager of Community Programs for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. We meet Virginia on Duke of Gloucester Street; the most historic avenue in America. …

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Pamunkey Indian Museum Virginia

2007-08-03 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International Audio Journeys (TM))

On the Pamunkey Indian Reservation, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, lives a very small remnant population of a once vast confederacy. This Audio Journey is the first in our ‘400 years of History across the Commonwealth of Virginia’ series. We begin our exploration of Virginia at the Pamunkey Indian Museum. The Pamunkey People have lived on the East coast of North America since the Ice Age, 13 thousand years ago. They developed a form of pottery making that is still being used today. Joyce Pale Moon Krigsvold is a traditional Pamunkey potter. Joyce and other tribe members keep their traditions and history alive through the museum’s artifacts and gift shop. Patricia Lawrence meets Joyce Pale Moon at the Pamunkey Indian Museum. …

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The Netherlands History Museum

2007-08-03 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International)

We are in Amsterdam, exploring the National History Museum of The Netherlands. This expansive Museum houses some of the world's most important art and artifacts. …

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African Americans in Colonial Williamsburg

2007-08-03 :: AudioJourneys@TravelRadio.com (Travel Radio International)

We are celebrating the 400th Anniversary of America. On our road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia we explore Colonial Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg tells the story of America, in the years preceding and during the American Revolution. More than 500 buildings have been preserved and replicated to re-create eighteenth century Williamsburg, the first capital of the colonies. We are exploring Virginia’s Historic Triangle, the three cities of Jamestown, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg. Richard Josey is one of the interpreters at Colonial Williamsburg who helps to keep history alive with first person reenactments. …

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Ship Festival Oostende Belgium

2007-08-03 :: Adventures@AudioJourneys.org (Travel Radio International Audio Journeys (TM))

We are exploring Belgium. We are at the Oostende sailing ship festival on the old freight docks of this once very busy seaport. In the seaport town of Oostende on the last weekend in May, one of the world’s largest sailing ship festivals is held. There are many ships to explore and much activity when we arrive on the docks of Oostende; announcers, marching bands and battle ship reenactments fill our senses. The first person we meet is a musketeer and one of the Festival’s organizers. …

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Jamestown Settlement Virginia

2007-08-03 :: AudioJourneys@TravelRadio.com (Travel Radio International)

We are on a 400 years of history road trip across Virginia. On May 14, 1607 three merchant ships from England landed on the shores of the James River. They were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, whose investors hoped to make a profit from the resources of the New World, North America. King James the first of England chartered the venture. On the banks of the James River, near the original British colony, 17th century history is told at the Jamestown Settlement. The Jamestown Settlement is a museum and an outdoor living history site of 17th Century Virginia. Todd Johnson, the interpretive site manager, meets us at the visitors’ center. …

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