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TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – WISCONSIN” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

It’s a state ruled by beer and dairy, a place full of wild, scenic beauty and bustling urban landscapes. This is Wisconsin, and this aerial tour celebrates the unique brew of dazzling landscapes, rich history, and contemporary culture that can only be found in the Badger State. Join us as we soar over colorful autumn forests, family-owned farms, the Door Peninsula and share stories of the ancient tribes, European settlers, and American icons who gave Wisconsin its one-of-a-kind identity.

Wisconsin is a midwestern U.S. state with coastlines on 2 Great Lakes (Michigan and Superior) and an interior of forests and farms. Milwaukee, the largest city, is known for the Milwaukee Public Museum, with its numerous re-created international villages, and the Harley-Davidson Museum, displaying classic motorcycles. Several beer companies are based in Milwaukee, and many offer brewery tours.

Top New Travel Videos: “Maine & Acadia” (2020)

Filmed and Edited by: Lennon Mapes

Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.

TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – Virginia” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

Take flight over natural wonders and man-made marvels that celebrate Virginia and our country’s remarkable beginnings.

From the Series: Aerial America: Virginia http://bit.ly/2yXMB59

Top New Aerial Travel Videos: “Oregon – 4K”

Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon’s northern boundary with Washington, while the Snake River delineates much of its eastern boundary with Idaho.

TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – RHODE ISLAND” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

With an array of lighthouses and even more stories of rumrunners, pirates and captains of industry, Rhode Island represents our nation’s progress and its excesses. See it from the sky and witness the East Coast’s tiny gleaming treasure.

From the Series: Aerial America: Rhode Island http://bit.ly/2ilXKpy

Travels With A Curator: “Honolulu Museum Of Art” (The Frick Video)

In this week’s episode of “Travels with a Curator,” join Curator Aimee Ng as she explores the Honolulu Museum of Art, which lent a portrait of Lady Meux by James McNeill Whistler to the Frick for its 2003 exhibition, “Whistler, Women, and Fashion.” Founded by Anna Rice Cooke, the daughter of a prominent missionary family in Hawaii, the Honolulu Museum of Art was meant to ensure that the children of the islands would have a place to learn not only about their own background and culture but about those of the diverse populations around them.

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TOP TRAVEL VIDEOS: “AERIAL AMERICA – OKLAHOMA” (SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL)

This flight over the Sooner State whisks you over the home of famous “Okies” Will Rogers, Brad Pitt, and Geronimo.

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the state of Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. Its residents are known as Oklahomans (or colloquially, “Okies”), and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

The state’s name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning “red people”. It is also known informally by its nickname, “The Sooner State”, in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907.

Morning News Podcasts: Public Health Experts, 2020 Campaign & Hacks

Axios TodayThis week, the Trump administration ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention send all coronavirus-related data straight to the Department of Health and Human Services. This is just the latest step in President Trump’s war on public health experts.

  • Plus, a shakeup on Trump’s 2020 campaign team.
  • And, a major Twitter hack Wednesday afternoon left some of the most powerful people on the platform vulnerable to a cryptocurrency scam.

Guests: Axios’ Sam Baker, Mike Allen, and Ina Fried.

Morning News Podcast: Covid-19 Surges, Roger Stone & Alternative Meat

Axios TodayCoronavirus cases are on the rise in 33 states — and California and Florida hit record high numbers of daily cases last week. Now, hospitals and other medical facilities are feeling déjà vu, as they start to experience personal protective equipment shortages again.

  • Plus, Roger Stone talks to Axios’ Mike Allen 48 hours after President Trump commuted his sentence.
  • And, the massive rise of alternative meat sales means a fundamental change for the American diet.

Guests: Axios’ Bob Herman, Mike Allen and Bryan Walsh.

New Adventures: “Parks, Peaks & Prairies Bicycle Route” – Yellowstone To Minneapolis (1,374 Miles)

Parks Peaks & Prairies Bicyle Route 1The Parks, Peaks, and Prairies Bicycle Route fulfills the request of so many cyclists visiting the ACA headquarters in Missoula for a northern connector between the TransAmerica Trail and the Northern Tier Bicycle Route — one that strings together the iconic American parks of Yellowstone, Devils Tower, Mt. Rushmore, Badlands, and the famous Black Hills of South Dakota.

But don’t expect the connection to come easily! Located nearly smack dab in the middle are the compact, yet formidable Black Hills. This small mountain range exhibits a network of rollercoasting, winding roads that can frequently rise to 10% grades for short durations.

Parks Peaks & Prairies Bicyle Route 2Many of these same roads are very popular for motorcyclists, especially in August for the world’s largest motorcycle rally centered in the nearby town of Sturgis. Roads and crowds notwithstanding, the Black Hills offers scenery and grandeur on a scale that may be surprising to the conventional out-of-state visitor.

The route begins in the gateway community of West Yellowstone, Montana and ends in the “City of Lakes” — Minneapolis, Minnesota. After riding 2.3 miles in Montana, the route enters Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park, which is renowned as America’s first national park. The route meanders past numerous geothermal hotspots, plunging waterfalls, and idyllic valleys teaming with wildlife.

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