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Within The Realm
Within The Realm
There's a story behind everything and it's all within the realm. Check us out on Facebook @withintherealm1 Twitter @realm_within or withinpodcast.com. Find archived episodes at withinpodcast.com!
Oct 19, 2020
Our Kate: Ninety Pounds of Dynamite
Kate Barnard was elected to statewide office in Oklahoma before she could vote for herself. She was a young, progressive reformer applying her vision of society to the new state government...and making it stick. She became known as St. Kate to those that benefitted from her policies, but she was thorn in the side to those who sought to use their positions to enrich themselves. Hear the story Oklahoma's pioneering reformer.
Sep 4, 2020
Bohemians West: A Story of Political and Personal Freedom
Erskine Wood and Sara Bard Field were introduced by none other than Clarence Darrow as progressives that should know each other. They both individually were activists for worker’s right and women’s suffrage, but together they advocated for Free Love. Their story spans many years and thousands of letters that reveal much about them and their struggles and the times in which they lived. “Bohemians West: Free Love, Family and Radicals in Twentieth Century America” by Sherry Smith covers the story. The author spoke to us about the central characters, their correspondence and the writing of the book.
Aug 19, 2020
Mrs. Carson: Our Pioneer of Preschool
Louise Carson was a first time teacher, tasked with teaching 60 5 year-olds with no curriculum and little direction on a daily basis. She was my Kindergarten teacher and she taught me a lot. My wife, also a Kindergarten teacher, sent me armed with a list of questions to compare Mrs. Carson's class to present day. A lot has changed but I found I'm still learning from Mrs. Carson! www.withinpodcast.com
Jul 19, 2020
Primary Sources; What Makes A Story History
In this episode we discuss primary sources with Dr. Megan Kate Nelson and their importance to the book The Three Cornered War. Dr. Nelson explains how letters, reports and other narratives from the time, Civil War Era New Mexico Territory, added detail and substance to the story of the Union, the Confederacy and Native People in the Fight For the West.
Jun 22, 2020
Confronting the Pandemic: Couch X Couchwest, A Music Festival
When Austin's South X Southwest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many up and coming artists lost some great opportunities to further their careers. Two enterprising guys from the Kansas City music scene determined to replace those lost opportunities... digitally. One of those artists was Love Mae C., who became the first featured guest on CXCW. Hear the story and Soul Siren Love Mae C.'s song "Get Me Around." LOVEMAEC.com @sheislovemaec
Apr 27, 2020
Emotional Self Care In These Uncertain Times
A conversation with a licensed counselor about dealing with our emotions and mental health during this challenging time of COVID-19, quarantine and economic difficulty. Josh Cress of Ampersand Counseling Group shares with us a few strategies to better deal with these uncertain times.
Apr 19, 2020
Becoming "The Person I Needed To See"
We heard from Hannah Pithers a few months ago, emerging from a months long bout with Crohns, IBS and Colitis to find a return to the life she loved. The journey continues, not just with this personal trainer getting back in shape, but challenging herself to do more for herself and others. Hannah operates FormfitnessKC with her husband Matt. Watch for her on a competition show somewhere on your TV dial soon!
Apr 3, 2020
America's Three Cornered War
The American Civil War is a much studied subject. Dr. Megan Kate Nelson visits with me about her new book "The Three Cornered War," a look at the struggle for the New Mexico Territory. The story is told expertly through the viewpoint of various characters of the struggle. Dr. Nelson is the author of Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War and many articles on history and culture. More information can be found on Dr. Nelson at megankatenelson.com.
Mar 17, 2020
Ways You Can Reduce Fear and Panic Right Now
Tim O'Brien of O'Brien Communications and the Shaping Opinion podcast shares 5 tips to help us get through the COVID-19 and CoronaVirus crisis.
Mar 13, 2020
Dayton Bissett: The Kid of Kansas City Comedy
Average college student by day, but he also doubles as Kansas City's youngest working comedian. What drives someone to face the greatest fear, that of public speaking, to get a few laughs? Find out from Dayton Bissett, the Kid of Kansas City comedy.
Feb 10, 2020
Oklahoma's Certifiable Congressman
Oklahoma has the dubious honor of sending the first certifiably insane person to Congress. Manuel Herrick served one term in Congress (1921-1923), but was able to stir up a lifetime of trouble in that two years. From airplane accidents to lawsuits over broken marriage proposals, Herrick had a knack for finding trouble. Hear the nearly forgotten story of Oklahoma's Certifiable Congressman!
Jan 27, 2020
Pop Bottles: The Debt I Owe Buddy Margraff
Carbonated drinks in glass bottles are making a comeback. There was a time these "pop" bottles could be returned to grocery stores for a few cents per bottle. As a grade-school kid, that's how I made my extra spending money...and learned a valuable lesson from a local store keeper.
Jan 13, 2020
Community By Design: From Main Street to Grandma's House
We often hear complaints about the lack of community in our country, from a lack of diversity to dimply not knowing your neighbors. Could the design of our communities and homes play a part in this? I speak to an architect that believes borrowing a few ideas from the past might hold the key to building a better sense of community.
Dec 16, 2019
Broken, But Full
Memories of loved ones too soon gone are kept alive through stories, stories that tell who they were and who they still are. Recently, I gave an interview about becoming grateful through tragedy. In the interview, I discussed our journey through the loss of our son, Jacob. Even after the interview, there's still lots to tell about how our hearts are broken, but full. Full of memories of the good he put into the world. These particular memories involve a CD found in his car and a simple trip to the grocery store turned into something more. The stories behind them leave our hearts broken, but full.
Nov 11, 2019
My Only Sunshine
It is one of the most recognizable songs the world over, but few know about it's start as a country music tear-jerker, and fewer still know about it's rocky road before it became renown. "You Are My Sunshine," even with it's status as a musical icon can add significant meaning to an evening in the backyard with the neighbor's kid.
Oct 28, 2019
A High Stakes Halloween
Halloween is usually all fun and games...until you have something to prove. For my brother, it was unseating the reigning costume contest champion at the annual Halloween get-together. For me, it became a day of seeing into the future, celebrating the past and deciding what it was I wanted to be...
Oct 20, 2019
Poor Mr. Dore: A Local Tale Through The Lens of The Frontier Thesis
On February 27, 1914, Westville businessman PJ Dore was killed by Tandy Folsom. It's the stuff of local legend, but it serves as an illustration for a larger historical debate. Professor Greg Jackson of the podcast History That Doesn't Suck discusses the Frontier Thesis and opposition to the idea. Then we delve into the legend and how the truth of the matter presents a clash of cultures in the early days of the State of Oklahoma.
Sep 29, 2019
Go Ahead: Crockett Takes on The President
David Crockett (he never signed his name Davy Crockett) cut quite a figure in history. He was known as a frontiersman, a bear hunter, an Indian fighter and a hero of the Texas revolution, all in his short 49 years of life. But, according to Micheal Wallis, author of the book "David Crockett, the Lion of the West," it was his tenure in Congress and his stand against fellow Tennessean, President Andrew Jackson, that proves to be Crockett's most courage battle.
Jul 26, 2019
More Than Tang and Velcro: Everyday Americans Reach For The Stars
Recently America...and the world...celebrated the 50th Anniversary of men landing on the moon. In this episode we discuss the space program with a couple of friends of mine who can provide a unique perspective on the subject while keeping their feet firmly on the earth!
Jun 3, 2019
The Punk Within
Punk Rock is more than music. It's a movement, "A thing you are," says one of our contributors to today's episode. Although it's seen as movement for young people, there are plenty that hang on to the philosophies and ethics, continuing to apply apply them to their changing lives. We talk with several who were influenced early by Punk Rock and found it has stuck with them.
Apr 28, 2019
Talking Leaves: The Genius of Sequoyah
With no formal education and not speaking English, Sequoyah developed a writing system for the Cherokees that helped preserve their language and culture. Recently, two event, both involving the Cherokee language and both having a direct tie to Sequoyah although he died over 180 years ago.
Apr 15, 2019
The Great American Desert
Once a barrier to the westward expansion of the United States now just a reference on aged maps, the Great American Desert played a pivotal role in the development of many other parts of the country, all the while remaining virtually empty of white settlement, until...
Apr 8, 2019
Words of Wisdom
Join us on this episode as friends from Within The Realm share Words of Wisdom that they have applied to their lives. A revealing look into the thoughts and personalities of these extraordinary folks!
Apr 1, 2019
Before He Was The Hangin' Judge: Isaac Parker
There's a renewed interest in Judge Isaac Parker, Fort Smith's famed Hangin' Judge. Join us for an encore presentation of one of our earlier episodes about the fascinating life of Isaac Parker before he was the "Law West of Fort Smith."
Mar 26, 2019
PoliSci: Legislative Term Limits, A Review
We speak with Dr. Rick Farmer, a political Scientist who has done work in the area of legislative term limits. We discuss the pros and cons of this effort by voters to limit politicians.
Mar 18, 2019
Marathoning For Two
"I believe we were put here to do hard things," says Nikki, a Mom of two little girls and an avid runner. Recently, she took took up a new challenge that tested both the Mom and the runner in her. Listen in to an inspiring talk with this determined soul!
Mar 10, 2019
Arthur Stilwell: Railroads and Voices From Beyond
Arthur was a mover and shaker. He was an innovator in the advertisement and insurance businesses, making a comfortable living for himself. He had a vision; connecting Kansas City to the Gulf of Mexico, a vision he saw through. Many towns including were built along his new rail line, two of which bore his name. He was a Captain of Industry - and he owed it all to the...voices.
Mar 3, 2019
Song Lab: Looking Forward to Monday Nights
Every Monday night, some of Kansas City's best songwriters gather at a little place called the RINO for an Open Mic Night called Song Lab. Now into it's second year, Song Lab has become a supportive community for the artists and a home on Monday Night. It was no accident. Organizer Ben Wendt tells us about making it happen and we hear from some of the artists themselves!
Feb 24, 2019
Whiskey: One Man's Quest For The Best
With Dewayne, It's a passion! He collects whiskeys of the world, not for the buzz, but for the camaraderie of liked minded souls that enjoy a good whiskey. Listen in as he teaches me a thing or two about the finer points of whiskey and the people who love it!
Feb 24, 2019
Joplin's Own Spaghetti Red
What Cheese Steak is to Philadelphia, so is Spaghetti Red to Joplin, Missouri. You really haven't experienced that neck of the Ozarks without partaking of this singular meal! Come have a plate of Joplin's culinary gift to the world with a bonafide expert on the dish and the lunch counter that started it all - Fred and Red's!
Feb 7, 2019
Within The Realm Trailer
Our trailer, just a little sampling of what you're going to get when you enter the Realm!
Jan 18, 2019
Lorenzo Fuller: From High Plains to Television Pioneer
Lorenzo Dow Fuller, Jr. was a pioneer in the early days of television, but his parents were Pioneers in their own right. His father was a traveling musician, taking his family on tours across the Midwest. He made quite a splash on Broadway, radio and the new medium of television. He soon had a spot as the host of his own network show, the first African American to do so. As the years went by, the "young man in a hurry" soon began to fade from the public eye, living anonymously in New York. He made a final trip to Stockton...but it should not have been his last.
Jan 11, 2019
Red Ferns and Coon Dogs: Our Brush With Hollywood
When I was a kid growing up in the foothills of the Ozarks there wasn't a lot of excitement, but that changed the summer I turned nine. The filming of "Where The Red Fern Grows" had come to town with all the glitz and bustle making a movie can provide. One school friend had a special relationship to the REAL stars of the movie.
Jan 5, 2019
Fletcher Hardware: A Step Back In Time
Nowadays a trip to the hardware store is a trip to a brightly colored big box. There was a time when such a trip was to a downtown shop full of everything you might need..and a cast of colorful characters. There is still such a place, Fletcher hardware and it has it resident colorful character, Bill. It is still very much what it was fifty years ago when I first set foot in the place. Take a step back in time with me on a trip to the hardware store.
Dec 24, 2018
Matt's Story: A Normal Day Is Awesome
Earlier in this season we met Hannah Pithers, a young personal trainer with a big health issue , Crohn's Disease, in "Hannah's Story: The Big Comeback." In the course of the interview, I learned that I had two great inspirational stories on my hands. This episode focuses on Matt, Hannah's husband, and his side of this same story.
Dec 21, 2018
Do It Yourself Diplomacy: Lovely's Purchase
It was the edge of the United States, closer to Spanish territory than the nearest military installation of the United States. William Lovely had been placed as agent to the Cherokees in the West, tasked with ending the bloody conflict between them and the Osages. With poor communication with the government back east and no real authority, he had to make it up as he went. His actions are apparent to this day.
Dec 9, 2018
The Revolver: A Story Will Rogers Would Love
Will Rogers, Oklahoma’s favorite son, worked his way from failed rancher to Wild West show performer to the highest paid performer in Hollywood. His homespun philosophy won him favor with Presidents and the common man. But this story centers on a gun, a Colt 32.20, that was shipped to Muskogee, Indian Territory in 1904. Could it be the gun in Will’s holster pictured above? The Humber family story suggests that it could very well be…but it’s also so much more.
Nov 30, 2018
But You Don't Look Indian...
One of the most-heard comments at showings of his work by Indian artist Bobby C. Martin is "But you don't look Indian..." The theme of much of Bobby's work centers around the subject of Indian identity - in fact, his last show took it's title from that often repeated phrase. Listen in as Bobby discusses the process of defining his Native American identity.
Nov 23, 2018
Keeper of the Stories
Someone has to keep the family stories alive...Are you the Keeper of the Stories? Listen in as host Steve Garrett discusses the importance of maintaining the family stories and tells one from his own family that was almost lost to time!
Nov 16, 2018
Up from the Bottom Shelf: The Music of Courtney Ann Hall
Check out the adventures of Courtney Ann Hall as she goes from novice songwriter to recording artist in the span of one year.
Nov 7, 2018
Meet Val: Photographs for Honor Flight
Val Anderson claims to be a quiet person who just wants to take pictures. She's pretty good at it and finds herself lending her talent to various groups, like Honor Flight Kansas City, a non-profit that provides a one-day flight for veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the various armed services and war memorials. She not only gives us stellar photographs of these events but provides us with observations about veterans, their stories and America.
Oct 28, 2018
A Story of Skilly-ville: A Hunt for Bigfoot
Just in time for Halloween! A story of a hunt for Bigfoot in the hills of Oklahoma with an excitable teenage boy and a reluctant local editor.
Oct 21, 2018
American Girl, German Comedy: Playing it For Laughs
Emily was the quintessential Midwestern girl until she took a trip to Europe, met a guy, fell in love and got married. She now lives in a small village in the German countryside, but her adventurous spirit led her to try her hand at comedy at an open mic night. Stand Up comedy is a new and growing phenomenon in Germany. She discusses this with a few counterparts and tells her own story.
Oct 10, 2018
Hannah's Story: The Big Comeback
Listen to Hannah's inspirational story. A young personal trainer who helped others get fit began having health issues of her own,,,and they kept getting worse! Her journey through dealing with Crohn's Disease and colitis would challenge her will and her very identity. Contact Hannah: Wesite - formfitkc.com email - firstname.lastname@example.org instagram - hannahdawn_fitness
Sep 20, 2018
Meet Emily, Highland Games Professional
Emily has been participating in the Highland Games for longer than she didn't. For her it's a family tradition, but she's not leaving the accolades and the world records to the boys!
Sep 7, 2018
We interview a couple of Superfans of the CBS reality show Survivor, about their attachment to the show and what it has taught them.