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Journey Indiana

Episode 604

August 23, 2023

From the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Gardens: discover the Ross and Squibb Distillery in Lawrenceburg, learn about the Whooping crane and their home at Goose Pond, and meet pysanka artist in Monroe county.

Stories from this Episode

Still Here: MGP Distillery, One of Indiana's Best Kept Secrets

The Ross and Squibb distillery owned by MGP is called the Swiss Army Knife of Distilling, from this massive plant in Lawrenceburg they create mind-boggling amounts of world class spirits. The modern facility sits on a site with deep roots in Hoosier distilling, going all the way back to the start of the 19th Century. Today it creates it’s own branded spirits while also partnering with distilleries around the country to help them create unique blends with Lawrenceburg products. Next time you are in the whiskey section, look close enough and you will find more than few brands that come from this plant. Produced by Tyler Lake, Videography by John Timm. Want to learn more? Go to:

Whoop There It Is: Indiana's Whooping Cranes

Indiana's Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area is home to a surprising migratory bird: the whooping crane. This endangered species has come to depend on the wetland for a winter habitat, but keeping them safe takes a lot of effort. Learn more at Produced by Nick Deel | Videography by Nick Deel and John Timm

Delicate Design, Powerful Protest

Artist profile of Natalie Kravchuk, a Ukrainian pysanka artist - colorfully designed and richly symbolic Easter eggs, based on a long tradition of Ukrainian folk art. Natalie creates these as a means of protest against Russia's recent invasion of Ukraine, and attempts to pass along this native folk art to new generations of artists. Produced by Todd Gould, Videography by John Timm.