Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

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Journeys of Discovery: Lodi winemaker credits Cal Poly’s 'Learn by Doing' philosophy
November 15, 2019

Dan Panella is director of winemaking and co-owner of Oak Farm Vineyards in Lodi , California. He credits Cal Poly State University’s 'learn by doing' philosophy for creating prime graduates who are armed with the practical, hands-on skills sought out by

Journeys of Discovery: Iberian varieties at Lodi's Bokisch Vineyards
November 14, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Lodi, California, where he visits with Markus and Liz Bokisch at Bokisch Vineyards . Proclaimed the 2019 Winery of the Year by Visit Lodi Conference and Visitors Bureau, Bokisch has evolved the region’s wine lexicon

Journeys of Discovery: Hunter Liggett Army base unveils new high-tech schoolhouse
November 06, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Monterey County's Fort Hunter Liggett, America’s largest Army Reserve training base. A ribbon-cutting ceremony signaling the opening of a multi-million dollar high-tech training school has just concluded. Come along

Journeys of Discovery: Making an urban impact in Birmingham, Alabama’s Civil Rights District
November 04, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Birmingham, Alabama , where he visits with Ivan Holloway, executive director at Urban Impact . Holloway and his team develop sustainable economic opportunities and historic preservation initiatives within the

Journeys of Discovery: Exploring Birmingham’s future, present and past
November 01, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Birmingham, Alabama, where he explores the town’s post-Civil War roots as a premier American steel producer—and current economic development and revitalization initiatives—with David Fleming of REV Birmingham . Ty

Journeys of Discovery: Cal Poly professor revisits "Chernobyl with Love"
October 29, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Cal Poly adjunct journalism professor Katya Cengel to talk about her newly released book, " From Chernobyl with Love ." Cengel’s memoir recounts her experiences working as a journalist in Kiev and the Baltic states of

Journeys of Discovery: Alabama mayor offers "people first" initiatives, like free college education
October 22, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin. Woodfin has created cutting-edge initiatives, such as "Birmingham Promise," where every high school graduate is offered tuition-free two or four-year university education.

Journeys of Discovery: Exploring rural middle Tennessee
October 16, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer explores middle Tennessee’s rural charms within a one-hour radius of downtown Nashville. Wilmer explores Sumner County , Marshall County , Henry Horton State Park , Cheek Bend Natural Area and Monthaven Art & Cultural Center

Journeys of Discovery: exploring northwest Tennessee
October 14, 2019

Reelfoot Lake State Park , located in the northwest corner of Tennessee, is a unique wildlife haven. Tennessee State Parks naturalist David Haggard shares the inside scoop about things to do and see on and around the lake. We’ll then join Michael Hayes,

Journeys of Discovery: Memphis music legend Booker T. Jones
October 11, 2019

Memphis, Tennessee, native Booker T. Jones started playing the piano as a toddler, and began singing in his church choir as a six year-old. With the release of “Green Onions” in 1962, Booker T. & the M.G.’s organ-infused Memphis soul sound became a