Joplin’s Own Spaghetti Red

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What Cheese steak is to Philadelphia, Spaghetti Red is to Joplin, the City’s gift to the culinary world. The dish, a distinctive mash-up of chili and spaghetti, originated at Fred and Grover’s place, later to become Fred and Red’s, now a landmark and an institution in the Missouri Ozarks. Join me as I visit with an old friend over a plate of Spaghetti Red and hear about what he learned about the lunch counter from his Grandmother, one of the “ladies in white.”

Uncharted Regions

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To most Uncharted Regions is the latest endeavor from the creative mind of Neal Hallford, who has been involved in the computer gaming industry, novel writing, independent film and more. But to some, Uncharted Regions is the continuation of a dream spun from the minds of a couple of bored DJ’s at a sleepy Oklahoma Country and Western radio station. Here the story and an upcoming announcement on this Within The Realm summer postcard.

A Summer Postcard

While we are working on new episodes for Season 2 of Within The realm, here’s a summer postcard! The episode is an encore presentation of a story from Season 1 about an important event in Protection, Kansas.

Even though we aren’t producing full episodes over the summer, we are still trying to build our audience. If you like one of our episodes, be sure to share it on facebook so others can find out about the podcast. This is a very grass roots effort, so we need your help to spread the word!

We are also on twitter at @realm_within and SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and more. Enjoy the postcard.  Don’t forget to give us a review and recommendation of iTunes or your favorite source for podcasts. Thanks for listening.

 

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You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine

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Here’s a story about the song “You Are My Sunshine.” Because it is so widely known, it has become misinterpreted from it’s original versions. But something happened in my neighborhood that gave the tune a new meaning for some of us…

And I discuss the crossroads Within The Realm finds itself. Listen in….

Sam Love was a Bigfoot Killjoy

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Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium was held not far from Stilwell, Oklahoma.  I made the trip to follow up on the mythical beast that first eluded me in the summer of 1977. Sam Love, our local newspaper editor,  was having none of this Bigfoot scare! Join me for a story four decades in the making! Also, learn about community organizing from 5 -year-old Lyla. Click on the podcast to listen in!