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The Endless West II

Posted February 8th, 2010 at 3:40 pm (UTC-4)
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Saddle up! We leave Texas in our dust on our trip through the vast American West. Time to head north, across the Red River into Oklahoma. Boomtown The West is full of ghost towns, once abuzz with miners, merchants, and even fancy concert halls with gas lamps and red-flocked wallpaper, then abandoned to the elements […]

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Sex Scandal!!

Posted December 9th, 2009 at 6:22 pm (UTC-4)
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Sorry, there is no juicy sex scandal that I know enough about to describe. But in these harried, information-overload times when Americans are gravitating to short, sensationalist stories, partisan rants, and celebrity gossip, I had to get your attention. Shocking J.Lo News! Don’t have that, either. Instead, I want to bring you up to date […]

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America’s Main Street

Posted November 20th, 2009 at 11:58 pm (UTC-4)
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In February, with the nation in the throes of a deep recession, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It provided for $787 billion in one-time-only federal “stimulus” payments to states, cities, and private employers to spend on reinforcing bridges, modernizing schools, and the like. Washington, D.C., mayor Adrian Fenty recently announced that […]

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Neapolitan Colorado

Posted November 2nd, 2009 at 5:51 pm (UTC-4)
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More than a year ago in my first post, I mentioned my childhood love of “View-Master” wheels containing tiny, 3-D color transparencies showing exotic places and peoples around the country. I pushed the little spring that advanced the photos so many times that several viewers broke and had to be replaced. I was mesmerized by […]

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Ted Landphair


This is a far-ranging exploration of American life by a veteran Voice of America “Americana” reporter and essayist.

Ted writes about the thousands of places he has visited and written about as a broadcaster and book author. Ted Landphair’s America often showcases the work of his wife and traveling companion, renowned American photographer Carol M. Highsmith.

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