On a busy canal lined street in Amsterdam, Anne Frank and her Jewish family hid from the Nazis near the end of WWII. Anne Frank wrote accounts of their lives in this confinement. Learning from the one radio they shared and quietly listened to, Anne hoped her diary would be published. It was published posthumously, by her father; Anne's only relative to survive the Nazi death camps.
Tikal was a major center of Mayan civilization for centuries. Today Tikal National Park is still used by Mayans for ceremonies. Tikal is also home to thousands of animals and plants. We find out about some from our guide.
In Scotland's Clyde River Valley, not far from Glasgow, the industrial town of New Lanark was established in 1785. New Lanark was one of the largest cotton manufacturing centers in Great Britain, and a model for how employees, both adults and their children were treated by the companies they worked for. Today, New Lanark is a model of cultural heritage, preservation and restoration thanks to the New Lanark Conservation Trust. We are exploring the Village with Richard Evans, development officer for the trust.
Zion is Utah's first national park. Audio Journeys explores this 100-year-old national park with a park ranger.
We arrive in San Jose from a small boat across Lake Petén Itzá. There are few roads into the region. This quiet lakeside hill town has a Mayan and Spanish Language School. After a pleasant walk up the hill from the school, we find botanists preserving the traditional Mayan medicinal plants in gardens where signs help visitors with identification.
Audio Journeys explores the Mayan world of Mesoamerica. We travel through Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Thomas Steinbeck, son of famed writer and Pulitzer Prize recipient John Steinbeck, sits down with Patricia Lawrence for a casual conversation about his life; his published short stories, Down to a Soundless Sea; fictional accounts of life around Monterey Bay California...and his father!
Audio Journeys visits the Via Delorosa in Jerusalem. Our guide, historian Ruth Holzman, describes Jerusalem, looking east down the Via Dolorosa, in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City. The Via Dolorosa, according to tradition, is the route Jesus followed to his crucifixion.
Audio Journeys by Travel Radio International explores one of the wildest towns in the West. At the end of a box canyon, near precious metal deposits, Deadwood lured such famous Old West characters as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. Deadwood might have been torn down and forgotten, except that it also holds the distinction of being the town where an angry assailant killed Wild Bill Hickok while he was on his honeymoon.
Audio Journeys by Travel Radio International explores one of the largest canal systems in the United States. The Erie Canal no longer flows through Syracuse, but along its former banks, the weigh station was restored as a museum.
Audio Journeys follows in the footsteps of Charles Darwin. Six hundred miles west of the coast of Equador, in the Galapagos Island chain, we explore Bartholomew Island. Its highest point is only 370 feet above sea level.
The Rainbow Forest Museum is at the southern entrance to the park. Everywhere we walk, lying on the ground are sections of ancient trees that turned to brightly colored stone beginning 225 million years ago.
"Nice, short, informative"
Oglala Sioux elder, Johnson Holy Rock speaks with Patricia Lawrence about the Black Hills of South Dakota and why the tribe will not cash the check the US Federal Government gave them to pay for their sacred mountains. And we speak with Chief Oliver Red Cloud, 85-year-old grandson of Chief Red Cloud, one of the signers of the Fort Laramie Treaty that granted the Black Hills to the Sioux Nation.
In his studio overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Emmy-award winning head writer Jerry Juhl (1938-2005) sat down for a casual interview with Audio Journeys. Juhl reminisces about the Muppets' early years and his radio roots, and what it was like to work with the founder of the Muppets, Jim Henson (1936-1990).
Audio Journeys explores the US's first tourist attraction, Niagara Falls, New York. Niagara Falls is one of the most visited natural wonders in the world.
>Audio Journeys explores Stift Melk Abby. This important bishopric was once a day’s horse ride from Vienna for the kings; today Melk Abby is a smooth overnight sail on a Viking River Cruise. Melk Abby, a very large UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, was not damaged during World War II. We are on a walking tour throughout the rooms and halls of the Abby.
"Hear the tour now; see in person soon"
Audio Journeys are explores this one-of-a-kind monolith known to Native Americans as Bear Mountain. We walk around the base while a park ranger interprets what this unique formation is and the ecology that surrounds it.
We arrive in San Jose, from a small boat across Lake Petén Itzá. There are few roads into the region. This quiet lakeside hill town has a Mayan and Spanish Language School.
Audio Journeys by Travel Radio International explores Freiburg Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest. We take a tram to the top of the mountain trail head, and with our naturalist guide, we explore this important ecological treasure of Europe.
Audio Journeys explore The Life of African Americans in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The first capital of the colonies, Colonial Williamsburg tells the story in the years preceding and during the American Revolution. Four hundred years of history across the Commonwealth of Virginia series.
"African Americans in Colonial Williamsburg"