Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer


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Journeys of Discovery: Kona coffee is a region, not a flavor
August 08, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits Greenwell Farms on the island of Hawaii to discover the world of Kona coffee and the art of cupping. Only coffee beans grown in the Kona District on the Big Island can claim the title Kona coffee. The identical bean grown

Journeys of Discovery: Qualifying for Paralympic goalball
July 30, 2019

Associate producer Rebecca Nolan reports from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where she learns about goalball—a team sport designed specifically for blind athletes.

Journeys of Discovery: Zac Brown Band’s Matt Mangano
July 26, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer talks with bass guitar musician Matt Mangano about his life journey and touring with the Zac Brown Band . Wilmer caught up with Mangano at the California Mid State Fair , where he talked with Mangano onstage as the band prepared

Journeys of Discovery: Cal Poly grad commands Camp San Luis Obispo
July 22, 2019

Camp San Luis Obispo garrison commander Lt. Col. Brian Wintzer speaks with correspondent Tom Wilmer about the role Camp SLO plays as a California Army National Guard training base. Wintzer also talks about the base's state-of-the-art training facilities

Journeys of Discovery: WWII maritime history on display in Morro Bay
July 18, 2019

Larry Newland, operations manager for the Morro Bay Maritime Museum , talks with correspondent Tom Wilmer about a historic World War II U.S. Army Air Force rescue crash boat that’s open for tours on the Morro Bay waterfront.

Journeys of Discovery: Wisconsin's haunted lighthouses, cherries and family resorts
July 16, 2019

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Door County , Wisconsin for an exploration of diverse attractions including historic lighthouses , ferryboats and bayside family-owned resorts . Distinctive culinary offerings include fresh-caught fish, and locally

Journeys of Discovery: Fine chocolate in Concord
July 10, 2019

Rachel and Michael Dunn ’s award-winning chocolates have been featured on the "Food Network," "Oprah," and the "Rosie O’Donnell Show." Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with the Dunns at their Concord , California combination-chocolate factory and chocolate

Journeys of Discovery: Green Bay—from cheeseheads to wooden roller coasters
July 03, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he explores why Green Bay Packers fans, self-proclaimed “cheeseheads," are among the most passionate in the entire NFL.

Journeys of Discovery: Change of command at Fort Hunter Liggett
June 27, 2019

Correspondent Tom Wilmer attended the change of command ceremony at Army Reserve Garrison Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County on June 25, 2019. Wilmer talks with outgoing commander Colonel Kerry Norman and incoming commander Colonel Charles Bell.

Journeys of Discovery: Concord Summer Jazz Festival celebrates 50th anniversary
June 27, 2019

Concord, California’s Summer Jazz Festival —celebrating its 50 th Anniversary over the first ten days in August—has consistently attracted stellar performers, including Buddy Rich, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Tito Puente, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, and of