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A look at Silicon Valley's lesser known treasures

Tom Wilmer

Broadcast date: 02/03/2016

Correspondent Tom Wilmer takes us to Santa Clara County, site of this Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. 

He’ll show us some little-known aspects of the area most commonly known for the technology companies of Silicon Valley.

To hear the longer versions of stories like this one (including programs on the historic Hotel de Anza, Hispanic cultural art, the San Jose Museum of Quilts, and San Jose's Japantown), you can visit 

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.