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American Road Trip Talk

KKNW | Hubbard Radio
404 episodes   Last Updated: Sep 01, 23
Join Thomas and Becky Repp as they team up with Gary Mantz to bring you a new road trip adventure each week. American Road Trip Talk is your chance to discover the backroads that embody true Americana. As the owners and producers of award-winning American Road magazine, Thomas and Becky want your future road trip to be both interesting and exciting. By teaming up with veteran radio broadcaster, Gary Mantz, they offer up valuable road trip planning information.


The 22nd Annual Route 66 Mother Road Festival is September 22-24, 2023. The cars, the music, the fun and nostalgia that Route 66 has brought to generations will return for another year, rolling into historic downtown Springfield in September. Admission is FREE for spectators.
The wild, rustic and sometimes offbeat beauty of the Sunshine State is yours to enjoy along the system of two-lane roads that have helped to shape the destiny of Florida. For many, today’s roadtrip adventure becomes tomorrow’s nostalgia. Jamie Jensen is on hand to guide the ride.
Flagstaff was named the world’s first International Dark Sky City by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) on October 24, 2001. Skywatchers are always welcome here and so are Astrotourism aficionados. Hear about the 5 reasons why that term holds special significance as we talk with Lori Pappas of the City of Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Aug 11, 2023
BOOP! The Musical
Betty Boop inspires fans around the world with her looks, voice, and style. Now, in BOOP! The Musical, Betty’s dream of a day off from the super-celebrity in her black-and-white world leads to an extraordinary adventure of color, music, and love in New York City— reminding the world, “You are capable of amazing things.” Mark Fleischer reveals the story behind the show, coming to CIBC Theatre in Chicago November 19–December 31, 2023.
Abbott and Costello are receiving their rightful due at The Hollywood Museum with a new exhibit which opened to the public on Friday July 21, 2023. The display features original costumes, scripts, merchandise from Abbott & Costello films and photos from the collection of Lou’s daughter, Chris Costello. Geoffrey Mark joins us with the inside story.
In the pristine Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, near a National Park, Luray Caverns invites you to explore beneath the tableau of beauty and discover the largest and most popular caverns east of the Mississippi. A world of magic and majesty, a “fairyland in stone,” the caverns started forming 400 million years ago!
Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum, America's First Museum, has been discovering, preserving, interpreting, celebrating, and sharing ever since. The collections, exhibitions, educational programs, and events are designed to inspire curiosity and conversation - about the South Carolina Lowcountry - and the stories that have taken two-and-a-half centuries to tell. Susan McKellar, Chief of Museum Operations, is our guest.
Port Angeles, Washington is the Gateway to Olympic National Park and a destination in its own right; one that includes other natural wonders and recreational opportunities plus the rustic allure of a traditional downtown core. Matt Shea returns with news of places to visit and stay when you visit this jewel of the PNW.
The WAAAM Air & Auto Museum has one of the largest collections of still-flying antique aeroplanes and still-driving antique automobiles in the country. The items on display at this museum are not only full of history, they're full of LIFE! So we learn from Stephanie Hatch who manages the Oregon attraction.
Route 66 is a long story that is still being told. The glory of The Mother Road endures with a resilience underscored by her responsiveness to movements of not only the countless people she has carried but also of turbulent American racial history. Joey Madia returns with tales of the Green Book and notorious “Sundown Towns” that once posed a menacing threat to African-Americans who traveled with the burden of bigotry in mind.