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Most know the United States entered World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Just a few months before that fateful December morning, folks in Miami, Ok were already hearing the engines of foreign pilots over head. Miami was home to Churchill Field, a training school for British pilots. Over 2,100 would-be pilots came to this corner of the Soo…
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Before he was on the Five Dollar Bill, before his words were memorized by schoolchildren through the decades and before he was hailed as the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln was a candidate for President...and it wasn't looking so good. He undertook a trip to Kansas to see for himself the violence and legacy of popular sovereignty, and maybe scor…
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It's a story that can only take place in America. They had come west, illprepared, to a new home where they hoped to start fresh for themselves and their families. The new residents of Nicodemus, Kansas, mostly former slaves from Kentucky were unready for the rugged and harsh environment of the Plains, but a roving band of Native Americans came acr…
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I took it as a challenge to find the history of a character from my mother's hometown in western Oklahoma. She had little to go on, but we found the story - not only the story about this figure from her childhood, one Percy Hook, but also that of the nature of the town itself. withinpodcast.com Special Thanks to Oleg Fedak for the use of "Breath" i…
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One of the best physicists I ever knew my my first wrestling coach T. A. Shell. Never athletic enough to apply his lessons on the wrestling mat, I have applied them in other parts of my life with some success. T.A. Shell was my coach, yes, but a member of a family that my family has maintained a generations-long friendship. But it was as coach he h…
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A Christmas Open House at my new friend Opal’s place got me to thinking…it got me to thinking about my feelings and attitude toward Christmas, described by some as Grinch-y or Scrooge-y. There’s a reason for my jaundiced eye cast on this winter holiday, but not because I dislike the good tidings it creates. It’s the real lesson of Chuck Dickens’ “A…
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Back when I was a kid, there was Channel 8, Tulsa's KTUL. Channel 8 embraced the concept of local content for working stiffs, housewives, kids, lovers of moster movies...you get the idea.The news anchors and characters on these local shows were out in the small towns in their viewing area, in parades,at county fairs, whereever a crowd might gather.…
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I've been running into a certain subject in my research, one that will make a few appearances in episodes to follow. It reminded me of the first time I really encountered the subject, standing in line at the Eagle Theater waiting for an Orange Fanta. withinpodcat.com The American Buffalo by Ken Burns: https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-american-buffa…
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Sometimes there are secrets so deeply hidden, made all the more mysterious by the silence of those involved. And so was the closely held secret of the strange visitor to our home that fall of the year I turned five. Not until years later, as a college student, did time reveal its secrets. withinpodcast.com Check out all we have to offer at withinpo…
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Everyone who knows me, knows I am fascinated with Ozark Giraffe style homes. I've made note of a few that have fallen to the progress of time in the past few weeks. Here's a bonus episode with my tribute to the peculiar little houses that dot the Ozarks! withinpodcast.com Check out all we have to offer at withinpodcast.com! Want to advertise, spons…
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There a lot wrong with the world, especially when you're looking for it. But there plenty of hope and sunshine, sometimes it shows up at your front door. Today's story is about a weary teacher, a fabled figure from American folklore and a guy with a heart as big as all outdoors. For more info about the great work being done by the Viebrock's non-pr…
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The tragic tale of Reuben and Fred, two young cowboys on an errand to the Cimarron River salt flats in what is now Woods County, Oklahoma. Their final resting place is this lonely and windswept territory has been marked and remembered for the 155 years since the cowboys met their demise in one of the final chapters of the west when it was wild. Fre…
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Dr. James Walker was an English professor, complete with a tweed jacket and a love for Mark Twain. But Big Jim Walker, his alter ego, was a guitar playing entertainer with his own transmitter free radio show. I learned many a lesson in the good doctor's classroom...and a few on the radio show, too! Check out the music of Randy Pease at: Randy Pease…
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Some say a beloved entertainer, a star of television in it's early days, lies buried just north of Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Others say an imposter is at rest beneath the large granite headstone. In this episode of Within The Realm, we investigate the mystery of who is in Ed's grave. Check out all we have to offer at withinpodcast.com! Want to advertise…
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The story was told about a thoughtless, coldblooded killing for years until it became lore. A closer look reveals two sides of the story, a clash of cultures that led to the death of "poor Mr. Dore." P.J. Dore had come to the Indian Territory to make his mark on this new frontier, but to Tandy Folsom, it was no frontier at all. It was his home. wit…
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On our show, we reach back into history and family stories from the past for a lot of our content. Our goal is not to bask in the things of yesteryear, but rather to find inspiration to move forward toward a distant and unsure horizon. Lately, I've noticed a lot of people looking backward, wishing to go back to a particular time and place that they…
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Every story has multiple ingredients to it, but this one is drawn together by a single sheet of paper, sitting forlorne in a dusty courthouse vault for years. The Document tells about a single event in the past, but once elements of the story are illuminated, in the most unlikely of places, the document reveals so much more! withinpodcast.com Check…
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A soldier's story. The box held a medal, a government form and a letter. It was the letter, a quick note home from a GI to his family, that drove Matt Carlson to find the rightful owners of the little package he bought at the flea market. So many things fell into place, as if it were meant to be, for Matt's displaced items to find it's way home and…
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A talk about self made men and proper credit, something due to the people who actually made these rugged individuals and, really, all of us. withinpodcast.com Link to referenced episodes: Within The Realm Blog The photography of Dani Wilson, Reason To Smile: Reason To Smile Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com katchakid.com Music: The Right Dire…
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Over the course of the fall and winter of 2020-21 two statues were stolen, one from a park in Kansas City and the other from the lawn of the Tulsa Historical Society. Besides being made of bronze, the other distinguishing similarity these two statues had in common was their subject matter. Both were of Osage women. The theft of the statues brings t…
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It was an assignment, to write a biography of my Grandfather, to help me maintain my hours at school, but it ended up giving me a great education about his life, what made him and his character and what it meant for me. I heard stories no one had ever thought asking about, stories that would have been lost forever if not for the off handed assignme…
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You might be surprised to hear some of the details about the advent of the shopping cart, but even as casual as our relationship with the basket on wheels is, it has had a profound affect on retail shopping. As omni-present these devices are, they may have never got off the ground if not for some quick thinking by a supermarket owner in Oklahoma Ci…
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When I was a kid, my mother, on Nashville trip, picked out a guitar for me to replace a cheap, old model I had trashed. She was helped by a gentleman that, she learned later, turned out to be a guitar legend.withinpodcast.com Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers Martin Mountain Coffee: Small Batch Roaste…
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Yield: The Little Sign That Could The familiar downward pointing triangle that allows traffic to keep flowing rather than stopping sprang from the mind of a Tulsa cop. No one gave his sign much respect, but he set out to prove them all wrong. withinpodcast.com Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers Martin …
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They say the universe is ever expanding, but the cultural center of the universe is conveniently located closer than you might think. withinpodcast.com Support our show at Support Within The Realm Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers Martin Mountain Coffee: Small Batch Roaster for an Artisan Cup of Coffe…
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It's our 100th episode and that's a big deal. A lot can happen over the course of 100 episodes. Join me for a retrospective of what I have learned through the the process of researching, producing and promoting that collection. Thanks to all of you who have been a part of it all. withinpodcast.com Support our show at Support Within The Realm Good f…
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Before he was on the Five Dollar Bill, before his words were memorized by schoolchildren through the decades and before he was hailed as the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln was a candidate for President...and it wasn't looking so good. He undertook a trip to Kansas to see for himself the violence and legacy of popular sovereignty, and maybe scor…
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Magic as a tornado precaution? Tiny Wakita, Ok was blown away in the 1996 Blockbuster Twister but a spell by an Old Cherokee has kept the place tornado free since 1893. withinpodcast.com A special thanks to storm chaser and Oklahoma's best DJ, Cliff Casteel! Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com The Right Direction by Shane Ivers Martin Mountain …
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This week I let a friend tell the story of his parent's whirlwind wedding that involved a ring locked away in a bank vault, a Billy Graham Crusade and a potential court-martial. It might sound crazy but it's kind of the norm for the family of Neal Hallford. withinpodcast.com More on Neal: nealhallford.com Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com The…
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We've all sung it, the second most played Christmas song of all time, but few know the story behind Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer. From a random assignment for the Montgomery-Ward Department Store Company, a Christmas institution was born, but not without a few obstacles in the way! withinpodcast.com Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com The Ri…
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A tale with a lost opportunity for a college education, a one-way ticket to Flagstaff, Az. and the fate of a planet! Hear the amazing and inspiring story of Kansas farm boy and astronomer Clyde Tombaugh and the unlikely discovery of Planet X/Pluto! Don't forget to share us with podcast listening friends and leave us a rating and review! withinpodca…
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Thanksgiving is about family and blessings. Here's a tale from my youth about one of the greatest men I ever knew and the blessing he was to me. This Thanksgiving eat more than you should, hug everyone you know and make sure to get all the gravy you want. withinpodcast.com Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com The Right Direction by Shane Ivers M…
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Every region of the country has it's take on place names. In Oklahoma, it's a safe bet that our unusual place names had their start as a word in a Native language. Tahlequah, the Capital of the Cherokee Nation, is such a name. There are two stories, which one is right? withinpodcast.com Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com The Right Direction by…
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This is the story of my Great Grandma's casting of her first ballot in 1920. We've come a long way, but sometimes, it seems, not far enough. Listen to our story and get out the vote! withinpodcast.com Our sponsors: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com The Right Direction by Shane Ivers Martin Mountain Coffee: Small Batch Roaster for an Artisan Cup of Coffee! …
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A story from my misspent youth in the wilds of the Cherokee Nation. Pre-cable TV fun for us was driving the backroads and finding ways to scare our classmates. One surefire place to this end was a remote, lonely stretch of road called Beaver Gap. Tales of spooks associated with the place had been going on for years, having a cemetery right there ha…
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In Kansas City, you might encounter an intrepid group of Urban Hikers checking out art, nature or historic sights around the City. UrbanHikesKC, very much like our show, strive to illuminate things overlooked but worth seeing. Owner Lisa Pena visits with host Steve Garrett about the various aspects of an urban hike and what she has learned in the p…
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The first woman to hold statewide office in Oklahoma years before she could vote, Kate Barnard, using her tireless activism and dedication to duty, brought about many reforms ahead of their time in the young state. Despite the importance of her work, she was lost to history for decades, until... withinpodcast,com jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com The Right…
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Charles Parrott was a lot of things, a husband and father, farmer, rodeo rider and one of the most prolific bank robbers in the second half of the Twentieth century. A look into his exploits has been chronicled in a new book by his daughter Susan, entitled "Catch Me or Kill Me." We visit with the author about her father, the research of his life an…
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Even out here in the Ozarks, in the Cherokee Nation, we have a connection to Queen Elizabeth, but it's a connection that goes back years, long before the United States, the Trail of Tears or the coronation of the Queen herself. withinpodcast.com jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com The Right Direction by Shane Ivers Facebook: @withintherealm1 Twitter: @realm_…
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It was in 1921 when a young commercial artist had a dream of creating an animation studio in Kansas City. He did just that before going bankrupt and befriending a mouse that frequented his drawing table. A one way ticket to California and greener pastures was the end of the KC studio, but something more lay in wait. withinpodcast.com jandjpoolsafet…
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There are plenty of ghost stories in the Ozarks, but Sean Fitzgibbon's graphic novel, a history really. provides the story of what is said to be the most haunted place in these hills. It's a tale with an old hotel at the highest point in town, a colorful charlatan and mysteries that linger to this day. withinpodcast.com jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com Th…
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The role of Lt. Uhura, communications officer for the Starship Enterprize, made Nichelle Nichols an icon and made an indelible marknot only on Earth but in space as well. Urged by Martin Luther King, Jr. and by NASA to use her role for the betterment of mankind,, that's what she set about to do. withinpodcast.com jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com The Right…
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From Within The Realm to the Sea of Tranquility! Friend of the podcast Dewayne Knott spins his tale of his life-long interaction with the space program. From exotic locations such as an Iowa cornfield, a San Antonio parking lot and the coast of the Persian Gulf, he became a part of America's reach into space.www.withinpodcast.com Our sponsor: jandj…
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Twelfth Street and Vine may be Kansas City's most famous intersection thanks to the song Penned by Lieber and Stoller. Problem is, it's not there any more. In our continuing series on " places that aren't there anymore," we talk about the street's claim to fame and why it disappeared. www.withinpodcast.com Our sponsor: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com Mus…
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Ed Hicks had seen the telephone demonstrated at the St. Louis Exhibition and in 1885 concocted the plan to connect The Cherokee Capital of Tahlequah with the new bustling City of Muskogee by phone line. Traditional members of the tribe wanted to avoid additional incursions of American business and government in their territory, so they were general…
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Jack McLemore was my 9th Grade Science teacher. He had been nick-named Happy Jack by the older boys because, they claimed, he only smiled when dishing out punishment. I was glad to have survived and left his class, but a little re-evaluation made me look at that year with Happy Jack differently. withinpodcast.com jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com Music: Th…
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In this encore episode of Within The Realm we revisit the Great American Desert, a place no longer on the map but Central to the development of the United States as we know it today. withinpodcast.com contact@withinpodcast.com jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com Music: The Right Direction by Shane Ivers -저자 Steve Garrett
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Fayetteville, Arkansas has been home to Levon Helm, Ronnie Hawkins and the Cate Brothers. It's a place of inspiration for a young musician. The musical heritage goes way, way back and owes a debt to the World's Greatest Showman. withinpodcast.com Our sponsor: jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com Earlier episodes about songs: https://withintherealm.libsyn.com/…
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This past Easter Sunday was Louise Carson's 90th Birthday. On the occasion of her birthday, we revisit our conversation with her about being my kindergarten teacher and what it took (and still takes) to get the job done in the day. withinpodcast.com jandjpoolsafety@gmail.com https://withintherealm.libsyn.com/mrs-carson-our-mother-of-the-kindergarte…
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The location was a quiet schoolhouse on Peacheater Creek in the Old Cherokee Nation, but it became the site of the largest non-military battle in the American West and the deadliest day in the history of the U.S. Marshall Service. The confrontation was caused by a misunderstanding of legal jurisdiction in the murder trial of Zeke Proctor - an issue…
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