Motown and Movements

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Motown and that “Motown sound” continues to be a powerful influence on musicians and songwriters, and it’s just plain funMotown on Mondays (“MOM”) is truly a party for all ages, with 18 current locations, and looking to spread the joy into Europe. This week, I speak with a few of the Sacramento Motown on Mondays gang – Ginnie Jester, Chris Hopkins, and DJ Epik – about this unique ongoing event.

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Remedies and Cures

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How was yarn used as a diagnostic tool for eye doctors? What sound does an iron lung make? This week, “Dr. Bob” LaPerrier gives a virtual tour of the Museum of Medical History in Sacramento, California.

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Roots and tunes

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South Sac Jooks‘ American root music start the new year off on a high note (pun intended.) We talk a little about the history of root music, and the Jooks play a couple of tunes with harmonica, guitar, washboard, and string bucket bass for instruments.

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Gas station and Constitution

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Here’s a different home makeover – a gas station museum. Mark Reiff’s gear head collection expanded to the point where it took over his home, seguing into other antiques such as pedal cars and kitchen items. In this podcast, Mark gives us a virtual tour.

Also, we visit Charles  Pinckney National Historic Site in South Carolina.

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Classic and coal

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Could you become a 1950’s DJ without any training? Ron Harrison shares his first-hand experience in a small coastal town in 1955

Also, we visit The National Coal Heritage Area in West Virginia.

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Planes and battles

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Solving old aircraft crash riddles not only provides historical insight, but often provides closures to families who were never provided answers. David Trojan is an airplane archaeologist-aircraft detective. He has a Masters Degree in Professional Aeronautics, an Associate of Science degree, and is a certified Master Electronics technician. He has visited over  250 military aircraft crash sites dating from 1918 to about 1960 in 12 different states, written over 30 published articles, has been featured on the worldwide Armed Forces Radio and Television Network, given lectures to the Civil Air Patrol, FAA, Professional Pilots Associations, American Aviation Historical Society, and university students concerning aviation archaeology and aviation history.

And, we visit the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Oklahoma

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Old Sacramento and Yosemite

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Who were the two as yet unfamous Army surveyors hired to survey a “City of Sacramento?” An informative and interesting conversation with Phil Sexton, State Park Interpreter III with Capital District State Museums & Historic Parks about the history and future of Old Sacramento includes the answers.

And, we visit Yosemite.

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