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Variety radio hosted by Nancy Reid and Lisa Smith, publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Mag and Parks & Travel Mag, and travelers on the Big Blend SPIRIT OF AMERICA Tour - a quest to visit and cover all 418+ National Park units and their gateway communities



Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:30:00 GMT

Last Build Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Copyright: Copyright Lisa Smith (C/O Blogtalkradio)
 



Big Blend Radio: Legendary Bassist Stu Hamm

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio with legendary bassist Stu Hamm, who will discuss his highly anticipated new concept album “The Diary of Patrick Xavier”. Stu has been the go-to bass player for the world's great musicians. He’s performed and recorded with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Michael Shenker, Frank Gambale, and many other well-respected guitarists, however, it was playing live on tour with Satriani that brought Hamm's skills to national attention. Subsequent recordings with Satriani and other rock/fusion artists along with the release of his own solo recordings (featuring keyboard player Tommy Mars, guitarists Alan Holdsworth and Robert Fripp, drummers Steve Smith and Tommy Lee), solidified his reputation as a bassist and performer. This episode is sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization that creates unique artist-in-residence programs within National Parks.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/19/big-blend-radio-legendary-bassist-stu-hamm.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Fine Art Nature Photographer Margot Carrera

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection show with fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera. Known for capturing landscape scenery, flowers and wildlife, Margot became a photographer by way of her deep abiding love for nature. Along with her nature photography decorating the walls of homes and offices across the country, it also inspires gifts and designs such as pillows, gift and note cards, tote bags, and beautiful women's scarves and clothing accessories.    Music featured on this episode is "Wind Through the Leaves" from the album "Grace", by Mae Edwards.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/18/big-blend-radio-fine-art-nature-photographer-margot-carrera.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & History

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Founded in 1714, Natchitoches is the original French Colony and oldest city in Louisiana. Part of the Cane River National Heritage Area, Natchitoches is home to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, an impressive $23-million museum complex in the historic downtown district.   Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show featuring: Arlene Gould – Executive Director of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, Doug Ireland – Chairman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, and Jennae Biddiscombe - Branch Director of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.  Music featured on this episode is "Throwdown" from the "Take Me To Your Maker" album by Johnny Mastro & Mama's Boys, in New Orleans.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/17/big-blend-radio-louisiana-sports-hall-of-fame-history.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Wages & Labor Commissioner Wage Cases

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s SUCCESS EXPRESS business and career show. On this episode, attorney Ward Heinrichs discusses California employment laws regarding Wages & Labor Commissioner Wage Cases. See his article, on BlendRadioandTV.com.  Based in San Diego, California the Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs represents both employers and employees in almost all areas of labor law. He and his firm litigate cases that have been filed in many different parts of California. Music featured on this segment is "Too The Bones" from the 'Lift Off' EP by Southern California singer-songwriter duo Everett Coast. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/16/big-blend-radio-wages-labor-commissioner-wage-cases.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Santa Barbara Know It All

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show. On this episode, travel writer and author Michael Cervin discusses his latest book, SANTA BARBARA KNOW IT ALL: A GUIDE TO EVERYTHING THAT MATTERS! Unique in its approach, Santa Barbara Know-It-All is packed with Santa Barbara’s hidden gems and undiscovered wonders, from the best places to picnic, hike, to places for booze, local foods, shopping, not to mention trivia and unusual truths that make Santa Barbara distinctive. Author of four other California travel books, Michael is the former restaurant critic, and travel writer for the Santa Barbara News-Press, and has contributed to nearly every publication in Santa Barbara. Featured music on this episode is the song, "California Days" by Josh Pfeiffer.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/15/big-blend-radio-santa-barbara-know-it-all.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Enjoy the Caribbean's ABC Islands

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Chances are when you travel with family, there will be competing priorities for those who love land activities and those who love the water.  The good news is the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, aka, the ABC islands offer a variety of activities to suit everyone.  Travel writer and hospitality expert Jan. M Smith returns to Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show to shares tips about planning a family vacation in the Caribbean’s ABC Islands. Publisher of NeverEnoughTravel.com, Jan is an enthusiastic traveler who has the opportunity to visit international and regional areas, and believes travel is a never-ending source of inspiration through the people, culture, food, and wine encountered, and is a great story waiting to be written. She is a proud member of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association. See Jan's Caribbean travel story, on NationalParkTraveling.com.  Music on this show features the song ‘Jamaica’ from the Ed Roman album ‘Letters from High Latitudes’. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/13/big-blend-radio-enjoy-the-caribbeans-abc-islands.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Tara Lynch - Evil Enough album

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio with guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter Tara Lynch aka “Gui-Tara”. Known for her heavy metal thunder with prominent melodic guitar riffs, shredding leads and powerhouse vocals, Tara releases her debut album “Evil Enough” this April, on Friday the 13th.  “Evil Enough” is a melodic metal album featuring Tara Lynch on all guitars and vocals along with an all-star lineup of guest performances by Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio), Tony MacAlpine (solo/Planet X), Phil Soussan (Ozzy/Billy Idol), Mark Boals (Dokken/Yngwie Malmsteen), Brent Woods (Vince Neil/Sebastian Bach), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) and Björn Englen (Quiet Riot/Yngwie Malmsteen). “Evil Enough” is produced by Brent Woods. All words and music written by Tara Lynch.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/12/big-blend-radio-tara-lynch--evil-enough-album.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Happy Hour with The Cravens

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour show with The Cravens rock band, who discuss their new album “On The Line”.  Based out of West Palm Beach, Florida and known for their rockin’ Stonsey-Americana vibe, The Cravens features: Dennis Ambrose – Bass, Ron DeSaram – Lead Guitar, Bill Meredith – Drums & Percussion,  Bill Storch – Acoustic & Electric Guitar and Vocals, John Storch – Acoustic & Electric Guitar and Vocals, plus, Nancy DeSaram - Manager. This episode of Big Blend Radio was made possible by the award-winning and best selling board game, Spontuneous 'The Song Game'.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/11/big-blend-radio-happy-hour-with-the-cravens.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Julie Maloney - Author of "A Matter of Chance"

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

On this episode of Big Blend Radio, acclaimed poet and dancer Julie Maloney chats with hosts Nancy Reid and Lisa Smith, about her new psychological thriller, “A Matter of Chance" as well as her writing process and non-profit organization Women Reading Aloud.  Releasing on April 10, 2018, by She Writes Press, “A Matter of Chance” tells the story of an 8-year-old girl’s disappearance from a New Jersey shore town and her mother’s relentless search for her child, even in the face of life-threatening danger. “A Matter of Chance” is brimming with suspense and heart-stopping twists that will consume the minds of readers to the very last page. Music featured on this segment is "Lulu's Lullaby" by blues singer-songwriter Allison August. This episode is made possible by the National Parks Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization that creates unique artist-in-residence programs within National Parks.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/10/big-blend-radio-julie-maloney--author-of-a-matter-of-chance.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Vacation Station Park Travel Party

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

From Yosemite and the Great Smoky Mountains to the Everglades and Saguaro National Park, this Big Blend Radio Party is all about national parks, traveling, outdoor adventures, history and photography. Join your hosts Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of the digital interactive Parks & Travel Magazine, and special guests:  - John DeGrazio - Founder of YExplore that offers Yosemite National Park Guided Hikes, Tours & Adventures; and Host of the Yosemite Can of Peaches radio show  - Otis Harville - Award-winning landscape photographer and fine art printmaker, national park traveler, and author of the new e-book “The Great Smoky Mountains: A Peek Inside" - Sandra Ramos - National Park traveler, road tripper, history geek, photographer and publisher of the NationalParkPatchLady.com travelogue.  Plus, Steve Schenickert recalls Hollywood History of National Parks, and featured music is "Loving the Land" by Tucson based singer-songwriter Wally Lawder. This episode was made possible by the National Parks Arts Foundation who provides unique artist-in-residence opportunities within National Parks.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/09/big-blend-radio-vacation-station-park-travel-party.mp3




Big Blend Radio: 8 Keys of Excellence - Taking Ownership

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Ownership is our willingness to take responsibility for the choices we make. When we take responsibility for our choices, others know they can count on us and we earn their respect. This Big Blend Radio Panel Discussion covers OWNERSHIP, the 6th Key within the 8 Keys of Excellence, a character education program that guides young people toward a positive future full of confidence, motivation, creativity, team work, leadership and valuable life principles. Along with Big Blend Radio cohosts Nancy J, Reid & Lisa D. Smith, featured guests include: - Bobbi Deporter - Co-founder of SuperCamp, President of Quantum Learning Network, author and creator of the 8 Keys of Excellence. - Ralph Masengill Jr. - Author of “Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read Fun Book on the Serious Subject of Change.”  - Sarah H. Elliston - Author of “Lessons from a Difficult Person – How to Deal With People Like Us”.  Music featured on this episode is "Better Man This Year" by Jeff Kossack and the Tall Men Group.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/08/big-blend-radio-8-keys-of-excellence--taking-ownership.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Combat Artist Chip Beck in Gettysburg

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Tanya Ortega, Founder of National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), as well as award-winning combat artist and US Veteran Chip Beck, return to Big Blend Radio for a follow-up conversation covering Chip’s artist-in-residence experience at Gettysburg National Military Park. Hear Chip's initial Big Blend Radio on BlendRadioandTV.com. Chip is a retired U.S. Navy Commander, combat artist, and cartoonist who has personally witnessed 20 wars on four continents, traveling to 130 countries and islands to record historical and political events with his camera, pencils, pens, and paints. With the cooperation of the National Park Service, Gettysburg Foundation, and the Poetry Foundartion, the National Parks Arts Foundation presents an extensive artist-in-residence program at Gettysburg National Military Park. Music featured on this episode is ‘Colors of the USA’ by Billboard charting contemporary vocalist, Doreen Taylor.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/06/big-blend-radio-combat-artist-chip-beck-in-gettysburg.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Music Legend & Guitar Virtuoso Shawn Phillips

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

This episode of Big Blend Radio features Shawn Phillips, one of music’s most daring, influential and enigmatic figures, who has just released his new album, Continuance, via Tunecore Distribution. The record – Phillips' 26th solo effort – sees the genre-bending singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, who was once described by Bill Graham as “the best-kept secret in the music business,” mixing hard rock, blues, funk, jazz, classical and New Age into an enthralling, singular style of expression. The aptly named Continuance extends Phillips' commitment to making ambitious, introspective yet socially conscious music. Just as he did on the psychedelic staple “Season of the Witch,” which he co-authored with Donovan in 1966, Phillips weaves evocative imagery with indelible melodies and progressive arrangements, resulting in music that is by turns angry and uplifting, soothing and unsettling. This episode of Big Blend Radio was made possible by the National Parks Arts Foundation,a nationwide non-profit providing Artist-in-Residence Programs (AiR), Workshops, Exhibits and Museum Loans uniquely in cooperation with National Parks, National Monuments, State Parks, World Heritage Sites and other park locations.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/05/big-blend-radio-music-legend-guitar-virtuoso-shawn-phillips.mp3




Big Blend Radio: The Warner Loughlin Acting Technique

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

This episode of Big Blend Radio's Toast to The Arts show, features a conversation with acclaimed acting coach Warner Loughlin, author of “The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution”. Warner shares advice on getting started in the acting world, and discusses her revolutionary acting technique, and how it works for actors, as well as writers, singers, and directors. For over 20 years Warner Loughlin has been a teacher and coach to Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy winners and nominees. Her acting technique shatters the myth that an actor's past emotional traumas must be the fuel or foundation for their work.  In fact her unique technique has been used to help create some of themost remarkable performances of our time from actors such as: Amy Adams, RyanReynolds, Kyra Sedgwick and countless other award winners.   This episode was made possible by the National Parks Arts Foundation, nationwide non-profit providing Artist-in-Residence Programs (AiR), Workshops, Exhibits and Museum Loans uniquely in cooperation with National Parks, National Monuments, State Parks, World Heritage Sites and other park locations.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/04/big-blend-radio-the-warner-loughlin-acting-technique.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Monolithic Devils Tower National Monument

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

On this episode of Big Blend Radio, travel writer Eva Eldridge discusses her visit to Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Rich in Native American history and of geological interest, Devils Tower is America's first National Monument, thanks to the efforts of President Theodore Roosevelt. Visitors can marvel at this natural wonder as they drive on Wyoming’s Highway 24. Several pullouts are provided so people can stop and view the monolith. The remarkable geology reveals its different aspects as you drive up to the Tower and the Visitors Center. Read Eva's article on her experience, on NationalParkTraveling.com. Music on this episode is 'Great Blue Sky' from the album 'As Things Could Be' by Evren Ozan .


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/03/big-blend-radio-monolithic-devils-tower-national-monument.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Stripped Down with the Tall Men Group

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio's Happy Hour show with the Tall Men Group. Acclaimed Southern California singer-songwriters and musicians Marty Axelrod, Severin Browne, Jeff Kossack, John Stowers, Ed Tree and Jimmy Yessian play new songs and talk about their fourth Tall Men Group album, STRIPPED DOWN. Featuring an intimate glimpse at twelve new songs, they bare it all with one voice, one instrument. Since 2012, the Tall Men Group have continued to sharpen their already impressive writing and performance skills. Their past 3 albums include: ‘Feast’, ‘2 Tall’ and their debut album ’12 x 6’.  This episode of Big Blend Radio was made possible by the award-winning and best selling board game, Spontuneous 'The Song Game'.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/04/02/big-blend-radio-stripped-down-with-the-tall-men-group.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Dance Pop Artist Ashley J

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio. On this episode, three-time Billboard charting dance pop sensation Ashley J will discuss her debut EP, Satisfied. On the EP, Ashley combines her hit singles with unheard releases that she's sure her fans will love. Ashley's vocals swirl amidst innovative hooks and slick dance beats. Satisfied is fresh, modern, addictive, and meant to be devoured in one sitting - but it will stick in your head for the rest of the day. This episode of Big Blend Radio was made possible by the award-winning and best selling board game, Spontuneous 'The Song Game'.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/30/big-blend-radio-dance-pop-artist-ashley-j.mp3




Big Blend Radio: DeGrazia Paints Padre Kino

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Built by famed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia, the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is  a 10-acre historic landmark nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. Opened in 1965, it is home to over 15,000 originals of Ted DeGrazia art pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics and sculptures. There are six permanent collections on display and several rotating exhibitions each year. On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, talks about the Padre Kino Collection, one of the permanent collections you can view at the Gallery. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/29/big-blend-radio-degrazia-paints-padre-kino.mp3




Big Blend Radio: The Price Sisters

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

On this episode of Big Blend Radio, The Price Sisters discuss their first full-length album, A Heart Never Knows, that’s made with Grammy-winning producer Bil VornDick, and released on Rebel Records. A Heart Never Knows marks their second release, following their well-received 2016 self-titled EP. At just twenty-three years old, twin sisters Lauren and Leanna Price are poised to become the torchbearers for traditional bluegrass as it enters its eighth decade. While their playing is thoroughly rooted in the classic style of Bill Monroe, their smooth, polished sibling vocal harmonies infuse the music with a fresh, contemporary appeal. This episode of Big Blend Radio was made possible by the award-winning and best selling board game, Spontuneous 'The Song Game'.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/28/big-blend-radio-the-price-sisters.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Exploring St. Simons Island in Georgia

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Located on the southern part of Georgia’s scenic coastline, St. Simons has been attracting vacationers in the know for generations. This enchanting island boasts breathtaking views, sandy beaches and beautiful marshlands, along with a temperate climate and unhurried charms. And if that’s not enough, add historic landmarks, museums, eclectic shops, exceptional restaurants and accommodations to suit every budget. On this episode of Big Blend Radio, travel writer Debbie Stone shares her beach, nature, history, shopping and culinary adventures on St. Simons Island. Read her travel story on NationalParkTraveling.com.   Music featured on this episode is "The Island, The Sea and You" from the Carmen Lundy album, Code Noir.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/27/big-blend-radio-exploring-st-simons-island-in-georgia.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Sarah Elliston - Active Listening for Parents

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Active listening is a skill that is taught to counselors, teachers, helpers and, if they are lucky, to parents.  It is a form of listening that allows the speaker to talk without worrying about being interrupted, being criticized, being contradicted or being given a solution. On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Quality of Life show, Sarah H. Elliston, shares tips on how parents can retain more influence through active listening. Sarah is the author of “Lessons from a Difficult Person – How to Deal With People Like Us”, and is also a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute, and a workshop leader and trainer who is certified in Values Realization, Parent Effectiveness Training and Reality Therapy. Read Sarah's Active Listening article on BlendRadioandTV.com.  Music featured, is 'I Hear You' from the Tall Men Group's second album '2 Tall'.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/26/big-blend-radio-sarah-elliston--active-listening-for-parents.mp3




Big Blend Radio: A Toast to England & Italy

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show, with this episode traveling from England to Italy! On This Episode: - Sandtimer - Placing a decisive emphasis on intricate guitar lines, close vocal harmonies and sparse, Appalachian-influenced arrangements, Sandtimer is an indie folk band from Surrey, England, featuring Robert Sword and Simon Thomas. - What They Didn’t Teach You in Italian Class - We all know languages can be tricky, and what you learn in school isn’t always what you actually need when you’re traveling. Gabrielle Euvino discusses her book, “What They Didn’t Teach You in Italian Class: Slang Phrases for the Café, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More.”


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/25/big-blend-radio-a-toast-to-england-italy.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Bobbi DePorter - Camp Options for Teens

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Every year, parents are faced with the same question: how to make the summer both fun and constructive for their kids. Sending your son or daughter to the right summer enrichment program can pay long-term dividends for the entire family. Newly acquired academic skills, increased motivation or added confidence can translate into better grades, as well as new academic and personal interests. In turn, this growth can lead to better colleges, college scholarships and rewarding careers. On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Quality of Life Show, Bobbi DePorter shares points for parents to consider when evaluating summer camp options. An early pioneer in the applications of accelerated learning, Bobbi is the President of Qunatum Learning Network, Co-founder of SuperCamp, the creator of the 8 Keys of Excellence Character Education Program, and author of over a dozen education related books.  Read Bobbi's article "Making Sense of Camp Options for Teens" on NationalParkTraveling.com.   


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/24/big-blend-radio-bobbi-deporter--camp-options-for-teens.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Robert Wheeler - Author of 'Hemingway's Havana'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio. On this episode, author Robert Wheeler discusses his new book, ‘Hemingway’s Havana: A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba,’ that portrays the intimate connection Hemingway had with the land, the sea, the people, the culture, and the politic of Cuba. From La Closerie des Lilas café in Paris to Sloppy Joe’s bar in Key West to El Floridita in Havana, Robert Wheeler has followed Hemingway’s path across three continents, seeking to capture through photography and the written word the essence of one of the greatest writers in the English language. The book includes a foreword by América Fuentes who is the granddaughter of the late Gregorio Fuentes, the captain of Hemingway’s boat Pilar and his loyal and close friend.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/23/big-blend-radio-robert-wheeler--author-of-hemingways-havana.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Organic Gardening - Jackie Marie Beyer

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Garden Gossip show, Jackie Marie Beyer, host of the Organic Gardener Podcast, chats about her Montana garden, the benefits of organic gardening, and also shares tips on composting, growing sunflowers and vegetables. Jackie and her husband Mike have an organic garden, orchard and mini-farm near Glacier National Park in Montana.  Big Blend Radio hosted by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/22/big-blend-radio-organic-gardening--jackie-marie-beyer.mp3




Big Blend Radio: The 20-50-30 Rule of Change

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s SUCCESS EXPRESS business and career show. On this episode, change agent Ralph Masengill Jr. explains how the 20-50-30 Rule of Change can make all the difference in implementing an organization’s plan of change, as well as improve leadership skills. Ralph Masengill Jr. is a best-selling author and award-winning advisor, coach, marketing expert, business consultant and public relations strategist. His latest, and ‘must-read’ book is “Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read Fun Book on the Serious Subject of Change.”


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/21/big-blend-radio-the-20-50-30-rule-of-change.mp3




Big Blend Radio: The Furys Legendary LA Punk Band is Back

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! One of LA's legendary Punk bands, The Furys, have returned to the music scene with a vengeance!  On this Big Blend Radio episode, Jeff Wolfe, founding member and lead vocalist, talks about their new self-titled 4-track EP that includes two new recordings by the group, “Wicked White” and “Tear It Down”, as well as their 1978 hit single “Say Goodbye To The Black Sheep”, and the track “The Girl Is Not At Home” from the band's critically acclaimed 1988 EP on EMI! According to Wolfe, “The Furys formed in 1977 as a reaction to the dreadful noise that was on the radio at that time.” The band was a forerunner in the DIY movement, writing, producing, performing, releasing, promoting and distributing their first single “Hey Ma/Jim Stark Dark” in 1977.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/20/big-blend-radio-the-furys-legendary-la-punk-band-is-back.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Hiking Adventure in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

From the infamous Old Faithful Geyser and the magnificent Grand Teton Peak to watching bison and a variety of wildlife, travel writer Debbie Stone shares her summer hiking adventures in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, as well as the park gateway communities Cody and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Established on March 1, 1872, Yellowstone is the world's first national park, and its linked to Grand Teton NP by the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.  An accomplished travel and lifestyle writer, Deborah Stone explores the globe in search of unique destinations, and shares her stories on Big Blend Radio and in Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine. She’s an avid adventurer who welcomes new opportunities to increase awareness and enthusiasm for travel and cross-cultural connections. Her travels have taken her to all seven continents, over 65 countries and 45 U.S. states.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/19/big-blend-radio-hiking-adventure-in-yellowstone-grand-teton-national-parks.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Picnics, Peanuts & Wine

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Airs Live at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry Show! On This Episode: - Picnic Party Recipes - 5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers shares his Seafood Salad Recipe. Ruth Milstein, author of Gourmand award-winning recipe book, ‘Cooking with Love: Ventures into the New Israeli Cuisine', shares her Broccoli Quinoa Muffin recipe. - Wine Temperature 101 - Sommelier Hilarie Larson, Northwinds Wine Consulting - Peanut Fun Facts - Donna George from The Peanut Patch in Yuma, Arizona.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/18/big-blend-radio-picnics-peanuts-wine.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Jane Mersky Leder - Author of DEAD SERIOUS

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio's Quality of Life Show. On this episode, acclaimed author Jane Mersky Leder discusses her revised and updated second edition of her book, “Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide” that features new chapters on bullying, LGBTQ teens and suicide prevention programs, and reflects today’s cultural, technological and social landscape in a world that is constantly changing. An award-winning author and journalist, Jane's other books include Brothers & Sisters: How They Shape Our Lives, The Sibling Connection and Thanks For The Memories: Love, Sex and World War II.  Bobbi DePorter, Co-Founder of SuperCamp and President of Quantum Learning Network, also sits in on this discussion. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/17/big-blend-radio-jane-mersky-leder--author-of-dead-serious.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Guitarist Mark Vickness

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts show. On this episode, we talk with guitarist Mark Vickness about his debut solo album “Places” that was inspired by traveling America. The places and experiences that inspired these pieces include Thousand Islands Lake in the High Sierra Mountains of California (A Thousand Islands) where Mark got engaged, the Wind River Range in Wyoming where Mark had many transformative first experiences, Prince William Sound in Alaska, New York City and Hawaii where he had a magical ocean encounter with manta rays (Flight of the Rays). This episode of Big Blend Radio was made possible by the award-winning and best selling board game, Spontuneous 'The Song Game'! 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/16/big-blend-radio-guitarist-mark-vickness.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Cooking Garlic Herb Fries with Chef Jeremy Manley

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Jeremy Manley "San Diego's Sustainable Chef" shares how to make his world famous Garlic Herb Fries! Main ingredients include Chipperbec or Kennebec potatoes, safflower oil, minced Italian parsley, slat and seasoned salt. Jeremy is the executive chef and owner of Jeremy’s on the Hill California Style Bistro, a restaurant known for serving fresh, seasonal, organic and healthy cuisine in Julian, a popular historic mountain town in San Diego County, Southern California. See his garlic herb fries recipe on BlendRadioandTV.com. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/15/big-blend-radio-cooking-garlic-herb-fries-with-chef-jeremy-manley.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Jamie Cat Callan - Parisian Charm School

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour variety show. On this episode, we chat with best-selling author Jamie Cat Callan about her latest book, “PARISIAN CHARM SCHOOL: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain je ne sais quoi,” that reveals how we can cultivate charm in all aspects of our lives so that we can embrace more love, passion, and joy in our relationships with others and with ourselves. Jamie Cat Callan is the author of the bestselling books French Women Don't Sleep Alone, Bonjour, Happiness! and Ooh La La! French Women's Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/14/big-blend-radio-jamie-cat-callan--parisian-charm-school.mp3




Big Blend Radio Garden Gossip Show

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s GARDEN GOSSIP Home & Garden Show! On This Episode: - Exeter Garden Party – Sandy Blankenship, Executive Director of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce in California’s Sequoia Country, talks about the town’s upcoming annual Garden Party & Garden Walk! - Gardening with Kids - David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) naturalist and author of the award-winning how-to book, “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife”, talks about NWF’s Garden for Wildlife program and shares fungardening tips and activities for kids and families.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/13/big-blend-radio-garden-gossip-show.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Steve Piacente - Author of Pretender

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for their Big Blend Radio conversation with author Steve Piacente, who will discuss his new novel ‘Pretender’. A disgraced journalist stumbles on a story that will let him reclaim his career, but redemption comes with a price: he must place his faith in the racist senator he once exposed as a murderer. Thus begins Steve Piacente’s third novel. Kirkus Reviews calls Pretender "haunting in today's political environment," adding: "The author's own background in journalism add texture to a fully developed, likable protagonist ... A well-paced, enjoyable read...” Former journalist Steve Piacente is the award-winning author of two other novels, Bella and Bootlicker. Steve is also a certified life coach, a media and presentation trainer, and an associate professor at American University in Washington, D.C. After 25 years in journalism, Steve spent ten years as a speechwriter and communications manager in the federal government. Steve holds a Masters in Fiction from Johns Hopkins University. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/12/big-blend-radio-steve-piacente--author-of-pretender.mp3




Big Blend Radio: How Community Integrity Boosts Tourism & Local Quality of Life

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Excellence in Tourism series on How to Put the “I” Back Into Community through a Responsible Tourism Plan that incorporates the 8 Keys of Excellence. This episode focuses on how a community maintains its integrity by defining its identity and showcasing its positive values. Featured guests include: - Bobbi DePorter - Co-Founder of SuperCamp, and creator of the 8 Keys of Excellence character education program. - Glynn Burrows –  Owner of Norfolk Tours in England. - Stephanie McMillin – Executive Director of Springfield Tourism Commission in Central Kentucky.’ - Dr. Jacqueline Eubany – Author of ‘Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story,’ and an avid world traveler. Plus, Steve Schenickert recalls the Hollywood History of Travel Movies!


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/11/big-blend-radio-how-community-integrity-boosts-tourism-local-quality-of-life.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Spring in Tulare, Central California

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Located in the heart of California’s Sequoia Country, the city of Tulare is an agricultural community that offers a variety of shopping, dining and lodging opportunities. Boasting a charming historic downtown district with lovely tree lined streets, murals, boutique shops, and restaurants, it's a popular destination for travelers visiting Kings Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks. From luxury movie theatres and shopping outlets to museums, attractions and festivals, Donnette Silva Carter, CEO of Tulare Chamber of Commerce, talks about the fun events and activities to enjoy in Tulare this spring! 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/10/big-blend-radio-spring-in-tulare-central-california.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Slow Travel for Boomer Women

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for their Big Blend Radio conversation with travel writer Debi Lander, about Slow Travel for Boomer Women.  Debi Lander, a freelance writer, and photographer specializing in travel, food, and lifestyle, will share some of her favorite lessons learned from the road, especially those garnered during her six-month European adventure in 2016. Her website, www.bylandersea.com, brings the best of her global journeys to readers via links to her published stories and highlights from her travel journal. Debi is an active member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association.  See Debi's article on Slow Travel for Boomer Women on BlendRadioandTV.com. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/09/big-blend-radio-slow-travel-for-boomer-women.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Music & Wildlife Conservation

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - Vocalist Sydney Brown – San Francisco Based pop singer-songwriter Sydney Brown and Grammy-winning producer Narada Michael Walden wrote and recorded the single “LOVE IS STRONGER THAN SMOKE AND FIRE” as a benefit for the victims of the 2017 California fires. Presently 16 years old, Sydney began her singing career in 2009 and has performed in over ten Broadway musicals with different local theatre companies, including her favorites Legally Blonde, West Side Story, and Sweet Charity. Sydney met Narada in 2010 and began performing with him at his Spring Fling with Strings Concert, singing a cover of the Bill Withers classic “Lean on Me” for her first solo performance. - Community Wildlife Conservation – Wildlife conservationist Adam M. Roberts “The Compassionate Conservationist” talks about his recent trip to Tanzania with the PAMS Foundation, which is working to help sustain and conserve biodiversity, wilderness, habitats and ecological processes through actions that benefit nature and communities. The organization’s mission is for Tanzania to be a country where the value of its natural resources and its benefits are understood and upheld by all, and for best practice management principles to be applied in conserving natural resources in an ethical manner in all the areas where they work internationally.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/09/big-blend-radio-music-wildlife-conservation.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Locals Insider Spotlight on Three Rivers, California

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:00:00 GMT

From favorite walking trails to picnic spots and date night destinations, Sheila Stone, owner of Sequoia Vacation Rentals, gives us the locals inside scoop on what it's like to live, work and play in Three Rivers, California.  A gateway community of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers is a four season destination that hosts a full calendar of events and festivals, and a variety of seasonal and cultural activities. Boasting four gentle seasons, the area provides year-round opportunity to enjoy Three Rivers and Lake Kaweah, along with Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Sequoia National Forest, which offer a number of recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, birding and wildlife viewing, field tours and star gazing.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/07/big-blend-radio-locals-insider-spotlight-on-three-rivers-california.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Employment Law - Vacation and Sick Leave

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s SUCCESS EXPRESS business and career show. On this episode, attorney Ward Heinrichs discusses California employment laws regarding Vacation Time and Sick Leave. Based in San Diego, California the Employment Law Office of Ward Heinrichs represents both employers and employees in almost all areas of labor law. He and his firm litigate cases that have been filed in many different parts of California. Read Ward's article on Sick Leave & Vacation Time, here on NationalParkTraveling.com. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/07/big-blend-radio-employment-law--vacation-and-sick-leave.mp3




Big Blend Radio Interview: Biodiverse Pinnacles National Park

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s National Parks & Travel show. On this show, Park Ranger Elizabeth Hudick discusses the incredible ecological biodiversity and various habitats of Pinnacles National Park, which are home to over 140 birds species of birds, 49 mammals, 22 reptiles, 8 amphibians, 71 butterflies, 41 dragonflies and damselflies, more than 400 bee species! America's 59th National Park, Pinnacles is located in Central California. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/07/big-blend-radio-interview-biodiverse-pinnacles-national-park.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Nashville to Central Kentucky

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour variety show. On This Episode: - Singer-songwriter Jeremy Parsons -  Known for his Americana country-rock style, Nashville based singer-songwriter Jeremy Parsons talks about his latest album "Things I Need to Say” and current single “Burn This House Down” - Visit Springfield, Kentucky – Stephanie McMillin, Executive Director of the Springfield Tourism Commission, talks about the spring events and activities in central Kentucky’s land of ‘Bourbon, Horses & History’.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/06/big-blend-radio-nashville-to-central-kentucky.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Champagne Sundays Variety Show

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show! On This Episode: - Closer Than You Know – Brad Parks, critically acclaimed and award winning author of ‘Say Nothing’ discusses his second riveting, emotionally-resonant stand-alone thriller, ‘Closer Than You Know’. - Always a Rebel – Stockholm based indie songwriter, musician and producer Jon Magnusson talks about his new EP ‘Always a Rebel’, the follow-up to his EP ‘Psalms for Sinners’. - Wishbone Ash – Guitarist and songwriter Andy Powell discusses the first official re-releases of the Wishbone Ash albums Twin Barrels Burning from 1982 and Raw to the Bone from 1985, and the band’s 2018 USA Tour!


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/04/big-blend-radio-champagne-sundays-variety-show.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Spring in San Benito County, California

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Located east of Monterey in central California, San Benito County is the eastern gateway destination of Pinnacles National Park. Less than 2 hours from San Francisco and 4 ½ hours from Los Angeles, San Benito County is a year-round travel destination with outdoor activities such as bird watching and hiking, golf and tennis, as well as a wine tasting trail, variety of dining options, boutique shopping, historic parks and museums, and a full calendar of events, fairs and festivals, and parades. From wildflowers and hiking to festivals and wine tasting, Juli Viera, Chief Executive Officer of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, discusses all the fantastic spring events and activities to enjoy in this beautiful region!  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/03/big-blend-radio-spring-in-san-benito-county-california.mp3




Big Blend Radio: A Toast to Music, Art & Poetry

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Reinventing Pink Floyd – In celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon, music journalist Bill Kopp discusses his new book “Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to the Dark Side of the Moon.” - Hanging Art – Victoria Chick – Silver City, New Mexico-based contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector, shares 10 tips on hanging art. - Poet Julie Swarstad Johnson – Along with Tanya Ortega – Founder of the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), poet and printmaker Julie Swarstad Johnson, author of the poetry chapbook ‘Jumping the Pit’, discusses her month-long poet residency at Gettysburg National Military Park.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/02/big-blend-radio-a-toast-to-music-art-poetry.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Excellence in Tourism

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT

The benefits of the tourism industry far outweigh any of the negative aspects, and the negative aspects can be fixed or even avoided all together, if a smart strategy or plan is formulated, put in place, and then attended to with care. The plan should be Simple, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. This Big Blend Radio discussion focuses on How to Put The "I" Back In Community through Responsible Tourism, and a focused plan that utilizes the 8 Keys of Excellence. Featured on this segment are Bobbi DePorter - President of Quantum Learning Network & Co-Founder of SuperCamp, and Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - Big Blend Radio Hosts, Big Blend Magazine Publishers & Responsible Tourism Advocates. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/02/big-blend-radio-excellence-in-tourism.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Weird Homes, Family Pets & Art

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s GARDEN GOSSIP Home & Garden Show! On This Episode: - Weird Houses - David and Chelle Neff, the founders of the Weird Homes Tour™ and recent finalists for the WeWork Creator Awards, discuss “Weird Homes” their new book showcasing the eccentric design, art, and architecture that brings to life the wackiness of some of the weirdest, most unique homes and personalities in Austin, Texas. - Sequoia Art - Joy A. Collier is a California landscape artist known for her vibrant paintings of Giant Sequoia Trees, the Central Valley and Desert regions, as well as abstract nature work. - Somebunny Loves Me - Parry Gripp discusses his adorable new National Geographic Kids picture book called Somebunny Loves Me, that's all about the magical world of furry friendships.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/03/01/big-blend-radio-weird-homes-family-pets-art.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Park Destinations - Central California to Washington

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Parks & Travel Show! On This Episode: - California’s Sequoia Country – Sintia C. Kawasaki-Yee - Public Affairs Officer of Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Denise Alonzo - District Public Affairs Officer of Giant Sequoia National Monument & Sequoia National Forest, and Gary Rogers - Communications Director for Sequoia Parks Conservancy. - Whidbey Island in Washington – Travel writer Hilarie Larson explains how there's something inexplicably magical about Whidbey Island, Washington - a mystical quality that makes locals linger and visitors never want to leave. Discover the beauty and flavor of this Pacific Northwest paradise. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/23/big-blend-radio-park-destinations--central-california-to-washington.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Trail Riding, National Park Junkies & TeleHealth

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Parks & Travel Show! On This Episode: - Trail Riding in the Sequoias - Wood N Horse Training Stables is a full service stable offering trail rides in Three Rivers, California, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada’s and just 6 miles to the entrance to Sequoia National Park. Owner, trail guide and world champion trainer Christy Wood talks about her trail rides, clinics and events happening this spring and summer 2018. - Gear for National Park Junkies – Jodi Canter, national park traveler and owner of WanderlustMark.com, talks about her gear designed especially for national park junkies including hoorags, t-shirts, decals and bandanas. A portion of her proceeds are donated to the National Park Foundation, and they are also contributors to the National Park Conservation Association. - Hello Alvin - Hello Alvin is the perfect solution to get the healthcare you need while being away from home. Hello Alvin is a doctor in your pocket, where ever you go. Arif Razvi, co-founder of Hello Alvin, discussed how this service has changed the way people can access quality healthcare while traveling.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/22/big-blend-radio-trail-riding-national-park-junkies-telehealth.mp3




Big Blend Radio: The Millionaires' Unit

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Filmmakers Darroch Greer and Ron King discuss their documentary THE MILLIONAIRES' UNIT about a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War I.  Known as the First Yale Unit, and dubbed ‘the millionaires’ unit’ by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in the Great War.   This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 14, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/15/big-blend-radio-the-millionaires-unit.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Political Thriller, WWI Air History, and Wine!

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour variety show! On This Episode: - Roll the Dice – What happens when one of America’s biggest rock stars leaves the Las Vegas stage to run for the United State Senate?  Author Wayne Avrashow discusses his critically-acclaimed thriller, “Roll the Dice”. Wayne is an attorney, former campaign manager in Los Angles politics, government commissioner, and author of numerous op-ed articles on political and legal issues. - The Millionaires’ Unit – Filmmakers Darroch Greer and Ron King discuss their documentary about a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War I.  Known as the First Yale Unit, and dubbed ‘the millionaires’ unit’ by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in the Great War. - Left-over Wine? Hilarie Larson shares tips on what to do with left over wine. Hilarie is a Sommelier and wine educator, the co-owner of Northwinds Wine Consulting, and one of Big Blend’s expert food, wine and travel writers and radio contributors.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/15/big-blend-radio-political-thriller-wwi-air-history-and-wine.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Dr. Jason Karp - Run Fit

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:30:00 GMT

From increasing overall health and fitness to boosting focus, creativity and happiness, Jason Karp, PhD - “Chief Running Officer” of Run-Fit.com, talks about the numerous benefits of running, and how to get started. Jason is the creator of the REVO2LUTION RUNNING™ certification for fitness professionals and coaches, and author of 8 books, including: The Inner Runner, Run Your Fat Off, and Running a Marathon For Dummies.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 11, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/12/big-blend-radio-dr-jason-karp--run-fit.mp3




Big Blend Radio: The Gun Boat Diplomats - Fine State of Affairs Album

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMT

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, The Gunboat Diplomats are known for their melodic music that's rich in harmonies and rocks a distinctive vintage vibe. Along with some lively chit chat about bourbon, history and movies, “Gunboat Smith” talks about their latest album Fine State Of Affairs, and the new singles from their upcoming album, Manifest Destiny.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 11, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/12/big-blend-radio-the-gun-boat-diplomats--fine-state-of-affairs-album.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Chef Ivan Flowers - Build a Better Burger

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:30:00 GMT

From the main protein to the buns, garnishes and accountrements, 5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers shares his cooking tips and secrets to building the ultimate burger, including beef, portobello, chicken and veggie burgers. He also shares his Mushroom Provolone Burger recipe, which is available on BlendRadioandTV.com.  A long-time Big Blend expert and radio guest sharing recipes and cooking advice, Five-star Chef Ivan Flowers likes to keep food simple and fresh! Though his food is influenced from countries around the world, he combines a love for French and Italian cuisine with a passion for Mediterranean – what he likes to call “global fusion”. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 11, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/12/big-blend-radio-chef-ivan-flowers--build-a-better-burger.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Running, Music & Cooking

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show! On This Episode: - Run Fit! – Hear about the benefits of running and how to get started, with Jason Karp, PhD - “Chief Running Officer” of Run-Fit.com, creator of the REVO2LUTION RUNNING™ certification for fitness professionals and coaches, and author of 8 books, including: The Inner Runner, Run Your Fat Off, and Running a Marathon For Dummies. Jason is a USA Track & Field certified coach, has taught USA Track & Field’s level 3 coaching certification, and has led elite coaching camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. - The Gunboat Diplomats – Known for their melodic music with rich in harmonies anda distinctive vintage vibe, “Gunboat Smith” discusses the indie group’s latest album Fine State Of Affairs, and the new singles on their upcoming album, Manifest Destiny. - Burgers on the Menu! 5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers shares his tips and secrets to grilling the ultimate burger! - The Peanut Patch – From peanut farming to making peanut brittle, Donna George talks about what you’ll experience on the free seasonal tours at The Peanut Patch in Yuma, Arizona.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/11/big-blend-radio-running-music-cooking.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Oxford, Mississippi - The Cultural Mecca of the South

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Oxford is a culturally rich city with a vibrant downtown that revolves around the Oxford Courthouse Square Historic District. This charming locale was home to Nobel-Prize-winning author William Faulkner and esteemed 19th century statesman L.Q. C. Lamar, as well as the University of Mississippi, or Ole Miss. It is an established art mecca and also has a burgeoning culinary scene.  Travel and lifestyle writer Deborah Stone talks about her adventures in historic Oxford, Mississippi. Read her article on NationalParkTraveling.com.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 9, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/10/big-blend-radio-oxford-mississippi--the-cultural-mecca-of-the-south.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Galapagos to Mississippi and Louisiana!

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Food, Wine & Travel Show! On This Episode: - Wild Galapagos Islands – Travel writer and photographer Melanie Votaw talks about her wildlife and birding adventures in Galapagos. Melanie is an award winning author of 28 non-fiction books, publisher of TripOutonTravel.com, and a member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. - Historic Oxford, Mississippi – Travel writer Debbie Stone shares her experience in jistoric Oxford, Mississippi, known as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”. - Movie Magic in Natchitoches, Louisiana – Natchitoches, Louisiana’s oldest city, is celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the filming of Steel Magnolias. Katherine Johnson - Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Kelly Jackson - Cane River Film Festival, discuss the Natchitoches film trail, and upcoming festivals that celebrate the arts. Plus, hear Steve Schneickert’s Louisiana Hollywood History segment!


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/09/big-blend-radio-galapagos-to-mississippi-and-louisiana.mp3




Big Blend Radio: The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:30:00 GMT

The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. Forbes.com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt talks about the solo-entrepreneurial insights in her new book, “The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want", that outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 7, 2018.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/09/big-blend-radio-the-million-dollar-one-person-business.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Bill Eddy - High Conflict Personalities

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:30:00 GMT

If you have ever dealt with a coworker who creates needless drama at work, contended with a family member who blames you for everything that went wrong in his life, or dated someone who seemed too good to be true, you have likely come across a High Conflict Personality. Accounting for thirty-five million people in the US alone, HCPs come in contact with nearly everyone – and have the potential to wreak havoc on your personal relationships, work-life, and overall sense of well-being. Licensed clinical social worker, family law specialist and mediator Bill Eddy discusses his new book, “5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-Conflict Personalities”.  Bill is the Co-Founder and President of the High Conflict Institute in San Diego. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 7, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/08/big-blend-radio-bill-eddy--high-conflict-personalities.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Guitarist Jon Durant

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Following three acclaimed CDs with his group Burnt Belief, Jon Durant has returned with his first solo album since 2011's “Dance of the Shadow Planets.” Hear about “Parting Is”, his completely solo guitar album, produced through his label Alchemy Records. A deeply emotional and personal record, “Parting Is” takes the idea of a solo guitar album and transforms it into a stunning sonic landscape of texture and color. Many of the sounds on the album bear no relationship with traditional guitar, but there are no synthesizers employed at all. Everything is played by Jon Durant on guitars (with Durant also playing fretless bass on four pieces). This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 7, 2018.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/08/big-blend-radio-guitarist-jon-durant.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Happy Hour - People, Music & Business

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour variety show! On This Episode: - Who Can Ruin You Life? Licensed clinical social worker, family law specialist and mediator Bill Eddy discusses his new book, “5 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE: Identifying and Dealing with Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other High-Conflict Personalities”. - Parting Is - Following three acclaimed CDs with his group Burnt Belief, Jon Durant has returned with his first solo album since 2011's “Dance of the Shadow Planets.” Hear about “Parting Is”, his a completely solo guitar album. - The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business - Forbes.com contributing writer Elaine Pofeldt talks about the solo-entrepreneurial insights in her new book, “The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.”


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/08/big-blend-radio-happy-hour--people-music-business.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Signs & Symptoms of a Woman having a Heart Attack

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT

Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the United States, killing more women than breast and lung cancer combined. Silence is one of the most deadly aspects of women’s heart disease, and Dr. Jacqueline Eubany makes that point in her concise, accessible book, Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story. In this Big Blend Radio segment, she discusses the signs and symptoms of a woman having a heart attack. Dr Jackie is a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, currently practicing in Orange County, California. Read Dr. Jackie's article on BlendRadioandTV.com.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 4, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/05/big-blend-radio-signs-symptoms-of-a-woman-having-a-heart-attack.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Public Speaking Coach Lisa Braithwaite - Presenting for Humans

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Public speaking coach and trainer Lisa Braithwaite discusses her book, “Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection”.  For anyone looking to make a major impact on audiences and offer them a transformative growth experience, this book is the resource to get you there. Through individual coaching, corporate training, virtual group programs and live retreats, Lisa mentors entrepreneurs and professionals to deliver memorable and engaging presentations in order to build their businesses through speaking.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 4, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/05/big-blend-radio-public-speaking-coach-lisa-braithwaite--presenting-for-humans.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Travel & History, Heart Health & Public Speaking

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show! On This Episode: - Historic St. Augustine – From Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park to St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, travel writer Debbie Stone shares her travel adventures in the nation’s oldest city! - Signs of a Heart Attack – With heart disease being the number one killer of women in the US, Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, author of “Women & Heart Disease: The Real Story”, discusses the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. - Presenting for Humans – Public speaking coach Lisa Braithwaite discusses her book, “Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection”.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/04/big-blend-radio-travel-history-heart-health-public-speaking.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Historic St. Augustine, Florida

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 15:30:00 GMT

From Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park to St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, and Eco and Foodie Tours to Luxury Historic Lodgings, travel writer Debbie Stone shares her travel adventures in historic St. Augustine, Florida - the nation’s oldest city! St. Augustine is a treasure trove of historical attractions with more than sixty points of interest. See her travel story in NationalParkTraveling.com. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 4, 2018. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/04/big-blend-radio-historic-st-augustine-florida.mp3




Big Blend Radio Interview: Jazz Drummer Bob Holz

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMT

Jazz-fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz discusses his third internationally distributed album “VISIONS: Coast to Coast Connection,” featuring  bass legends Stanley Clarke & Ralphe Armstrong. This collaboration with the jazz star and Return to Forever bassist/composer, Stanley Clarke involved the recording of new compositions Bob wrote taken from his roots in jazz, classical, blues and rock music. Joining Holz and Clarke is former Mahavishnu Orchestra bassist Ralphe Armstrong who currently plays in Holz's touring band, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward featuring Jamie Glaser and Ralphe Armstrong. The recording took place in Los Angeles with famed sound engineer, Dennis Moody recording, mixing and mastering the performances. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 4, 2018.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/04/big-blend-radio-interview-jazz-drummer-bob-holz.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Arizona Artists who Painted the Sonoran Desert

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 12:30:00 GMT

Settlers moved into the area we now call Arizona as early as the mid-19th century. By the time Arizona became a state in 1912, there was already a large group of well-known artists, both men and women, working within its boundaries. In the winter, the Sonoran Desert became a favorite subject due, in part, to the drop in temperature to a comfortable level. The other reason for artists to visit the Sonoran Desert was the dramatic change in scenery and plant life, including the majestic saguaro cactus. The paintings  and etchings of these early artists account for the widespread, erroneous notion that if it is a desert, saguaro must grow there. From Maynard Dixon to Lillian Wilhelm Smith, this Big Blend Radio conversation focuses on historic and noteworthy artists known for painting Arizona's Sonoran desert and its iconic saguaro cacti, featuring: Mark Sublette - Medicine Man Gallery and Maynard Dixon Museum in Tucson, Arizona, and, Victoria Chick – Silver City, New Mexico-based contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector. Read Victoria's article on Arizona Artists on NationalParkTraveling.com.  This Big Blend Radio segment originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 4, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/04/big-blend-radio-arizona-artists-who-painted-the-sonoran-desert.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Painter Joshua Osburg in Gettysburg

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Tanya Ortega – Founder of the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), acclaimed painter and US Military combat veteran Joshua Osburg discusses his month-long NPAF artist residency at Gettysburg National Military Park.  Osburg is known for expressing the pain of war and transformation throughout his visual themes. He plans to create three to five oil paintings in a series entitled “The Last Measure of Devotion” to incorporate the landscape of Gettysburg National Military Park. The effort will be an exploration of Osburg’s relationship with war from the perspective of an artist, educating the public about the impact of war on the artist and visual art. The National Parks Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Feb. 2, 2018.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/04/big-blend-radio-painter-joshua-osburg-in-gettysburg.mp3




Big Blend Radio: A Toast to Music, Art & National Parks

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Drummer Bob Holz- Jazz-fusion composer and drummer Bob Holz discusss his third album “VISIONS: Coast to Coast Connection,” featuring  bass legend Stanley Clarke. - Arizona Artists - Conversation focusing artists known for painting the Sonoran desert and its iconic saguaro cacti, featuring: Mark Sublette - Medicine Man Gallery and Maynard Dixon Museum in Tucson, Arizona, and, Victoria Chick – Silver City, New Mexico-based contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector. - Painter Joshua Osburg – Along with Tanya Ortega – Founder of the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), acclaimed painter and US Military combat veteran Joshua Osburg discusses his month-long artist residency at Gettysburg National Military Park.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/02/big-blend-radio-a-toast-to-music-art-national-parks.mp3




Big Blend Radio: What's Cooking in California?

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry show! On This Episode: - A Taste of Tulare County – The culinary experiences and agricultural communities of Central California’s Sequoia Country with Donnette Silva Carter - CEO of Tulare Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from the Sequoia Tourism Council. - Brunch Party!Ruth Milstein, author of the Gourmand award-winning recipe book, “Cooking with Love: Ventures Into The New Israeli Cuisine”, shares her brunch tips and a recipe. - Crème Brûlée – Chef Jeremy Manley “San Diego’s Sustainable Chef”, executive chef and owner of Jeremy’s on the Hill California Style Bistro in Julian, California, shares how to make his Chambord Crème Brûlée recipe. - Crab au Gratin – Leah Launey, innkeeper of Three Rivers Bed & Breakfast in Three Rivers, California, talks about seafood and how to make her crab au gratin recipe.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/02/01/big-blend-radio-whats-cooking-in-california.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Magnificent Mansions & Gorgeous Gardens of England

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Norfolk, England, once one of the richest areas of the country, is home to a number of large estates and amazing stately houses, including Norman Castles, Moated Tudor Houses, Jacobean Halls, Georgian Mansions and Victorian Stately Homes. Glynn Burrows, family historian and owner of Norfolk Tours, talks about two magnificent mansion with gorgeous gardens in the countryside of Norfolk, England - Oxburgh and Holkham. See his photos and article on BlendRadioandTV.com. This Big Blend Blend Radio interview aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 28, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/29/big-blend-radio-magnificent-mansions-gorgeous-gardens-of-england.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Organic Gardening, Stately Homes & Gardens of England

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Garden Gossip home and garden show! On This Episode: - Practical Organic Gardening – Mark Highland “The Organic Mechanic” discusses his new book, “Practical Organic Gardening: The No-Nonsense Guide to Growing Naturally,” a comprehensive guide to organic gardening practices that focuses on hands-on, up-to-date information and high-quality visual information. - Stately Homes & Gardens of England – Glynn Burrows, family history expert and owner of Norfolk Tours, talks about the various gardens and historic homes you can visit in England.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/28/big-blend-radio-organic-gardening-stately-homes-gardens-of-england.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Spring Gardening for Wildlife

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT

David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) naturalist and author of the award-winning how-to book, “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife”, talks about NWF’s Garden for Wildlife program and shares spring gardening tips to attract birds, butterflies and other cool critters.  Since 1973, NWF’s Garden for Wildlife program has been educating and empowering people to turn their garden spaces into thriving habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Not only does this program help wildlife, it also gives people a daily connection to the natural world, literally right outside their door. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 26, 2018.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/27/big-blend-radio-spring-gardening-for-wildlife.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Washington Nature Trip & Gardening for Wildlife

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection show! On This Episode: - Nature Trip in Washington’s Island County – Travel, food and wine writer Hilarie Larson, co-owner of Northwinds Wine Consulting, talks about her nature infused adventures at Moran State Park and Orcas Island in Washington State. - Spring Gardening for Wildlife - David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) naturalist and author of the award-winning how-to book, “Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife”, talks about NWF’s Garden for Wildlife program and shares spring gardening tips to attract birds, butterflies and other cool critters. - Plus, we’ll re-air Steve Schneickert’s “Hollywood History Nature Style” segment and play some nature inspired music!


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/26/big-blend-radio-washington-nature-trip-gardening-for-wildlife.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Hilarie Larson Visits Orcas Island "The Emerald Isle"

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:00:00 GMT

There are 172 named islands in Washington State's San Juan archipelago, and Orcas, at 57 square miles, is the largest. Viewing the island from the deck of a Washington State ferry as it plows the Salish Sea, it becomes clear why Orcas is dubbed “The Emerald Isle”. Rocky cliffs, hills and mountains, adorned with Douglas Fir, Juniper, Madrone, Cedar, Dogwood and Hemlock, rise abruptly from the sea.  Even the curved, crescent shape of the land is welcoming – like a pair of open arms – ready to make you feel relaxed, at home and part of the calm that is island life. Travel, food and wine writer Hilarie Larson talks about her nature trip to Orcas Island, including Moran State Park, Doe Bay and village of Eastsound. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 26, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/26/big-blend-radio-hilarie-larson-visits-orcas-island-the-emerald-isle.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Ralph Masengill - Change Agent Success Story

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 19:30:00 GMT

Ralph Masengill Jr. shares his incredible story on the one great change in his life, and how it led to his personal happiness and success as a change agent. Ralph is a best-selling author and award-winning advisor, coach, marketing expert who has presented seminars and papers about quality and change all across the United States. An entrepreneur who has forty years of professional business experience, he founded his company, Masengill Marketing Associates, to help individuals and organizations plan for and ultimately embrace change. The company won more than 850 national and regional advertising and marketing awards. Ralph's latest and ‘must-read’ book  is “Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read Fun Book on the Serious Subject of Change.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 24, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/25/big-blend-radio-ralph-masengill--change-agent-success-story.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Sarah Elliston - How to Handle Toxic Office Gossip!

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Little whispers, bunches of chitty-chatty heads together, time spent on catching up on the latest – these are signs of office gossip which signal death to productivity and a positive work environment. Sarah H. Elliston, author of “Lessons from a Difficult Person – How to Deal With People Like Us” shares communication tips and strategies on how to diffuse toxic office gossip. Read her article on BlendRadioandTV.com.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 24, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/25/big-blend-radio-sarah-elliston--how-to-handle-toxic-office-gossip.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Recreational Marijuana and Workplace Drug Policiess

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:30:00 GMT

In 2016, California voters made legal the cultivation, use, possession, transfer, and sale of recreational marijuana. The law went into full effect on January 1, 2018. How will this new law effect business drug policies?  A provision in the new law allows businesses to continue to completely ban marijuana use at work, to test applicants and present employees, and to terminate employees and refuse to hire applicants who violate business drug policies. San Diego attorney Ward Heinrichs discusses the employment laws and drug policies regarding recreational cannabis and the workplace. Read his article on BlendRadioandTV.com.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 24, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/25/big-blend-radio-recreational-marijuana-and-workplace-drug-policiess.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Change Management, Office Gossip, Employment Law

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s SUCCESS EXPRESS business and career show. On This Episode: - Change Agent Insider Success Story - Ralph Masengill Jr, author of “Conquer Change & Win: An Easy-to-Read Fun Book on the Serious Subject of Change.” - Office Gossip – Sarah H. Elliston, author of “Lessons from a Difficult Person – How to Deal With People Like Us” shares tips on dealing with office gossip. - Employment Laws Regarding Cannabis - With recreational cannabis now legal in California, San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs offers legal insight for employers and employees. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/25/big-blend-radio-change-management-office-gossip-employment-law.mp3




Big Blend World Radio Party - Travel, Family History & Tourism

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station World Radio Party! On This Episode: - World Travel Panel Discussion, featuring:Glynn Burrows – family history expert and owner of Norfolk Tours UK; Lara Dunning – author, travel writer and publisher of SmallTownWashington.com; Lisa Deutsch – culture and cuisine consultant, writer and publisher of EssentialWanderings.com. - Tour Company Insider – Glynn Burrows shares his Success Story with his company Norfolk Tours, that specializes in custom private tours of England, and also helping travelers connect with their British family history. - Plus, we'll re-air Steve Schneickert's British Hollywood History segment, and play music from around the world!


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/21/big-blend-world-radio-party--travel-family-history-tourism.mp3




Big Blend Radio: New Exhibits - Arizona Artist Etorre 'Ted' DeGrazia

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun in Tucson, talks about the two new exhibits featuring the original art of famed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia, including “The Way of the Cross” and “DeGrazia’s Hot Wax-Encaustic Paintings”.  DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is a 10-acre historic landmark nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. Opened in 1965, it is home to over 15,000 originals of Ted DeGrazia art pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics and sculptures. There are six permanent collections on display and several rotating exhibitions each year.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 19, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/20/big-blend-radio-new-exhibits--arizona-artist-etorre-ted-degrazia.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Jennifer Laine - San Benito Arts Council

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:30:00 GMT

One of the best ways to explore Hollister, California's downtown district is to take one of the Self-Guided Walking Tours that focus on the city’s art, architecture and geology. Jennifer Laine, Executive Director of the San Benito Arts Council, provides an overview of the arts education programs in San Benito County, California, as well as the Downtown Hollister Public Art Walking Tour and Open Studios Art Tour held April 14-15, 2018. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 19, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/20/big-blend-radio-jennifer-laine--san-benito-arts-council.mp3




Big Blend Radio: A Toast to The Blues & The Arts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Yuma Boogie, Brews & Blues Festival – Hear about Yuma’s Arizona’s annual Blues Festival happening on the banks of the Colorado River on Feb. 17, 2018. Featured guests include festival presenter Robb Bower of McCoy Brother Band, festival headliner guitarist Alastair Greene, Len Rainey of The Midnight Players, and and the Blitz Brothers. - Artist Ted DeGrazia – Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun in Tucson, talks about the two new exhibits featuring the original art of famed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia, including “The Way of the Cross” and “DeGrazia’s Hot Wax-Encaustic Paintings”. - San Benito Arts Council – Jennifer Laine, Executive Director of the San Benito Arts Council, provides an overview of the arts education programs in San Benito County, California, as well as the Downtown Hollister Public Art Walking Tour and Open Studios Art Tour held April 14-14, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/19/big-blend-radio-a-toast-to-the-blues-the-arts.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Locals Insider - Exeter in Central California's Sequoia Country

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Located in Central California’s Sequoia Country, Exeter is a charming, historic agricultural community and gateway community destination for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest. Its historic downtown makes for a great day of shopping and eating, and touring their incredible collection of murals! This Locals Insider panel discussion covers what it's like to live, work and play in Exeter, and features Sandy Blankenship – Executive Director of Exeter Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Teresa Boyce - Sr. Credit Assistant at Bank of the Sierra , Ben Garcia – Manager of Exeter Hobbies. Plus, Steve Schneickert recalls the Hollywood History of Exeter! This Big Blend Radio segment originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 17, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/18/big-blend-radio-locals-insider--exeter-in-central-californias-sequoia-country.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Animal Welfare in Travel and Tourism

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:00 GMT

Riding an elephant features on many people’s bucket list when visiting Asia and, more recently, Africa. While some may consider riding on top of the largest land mammal to hold an air of romance, few recognize that this practice actually compromises the welfare of these magnificent animals and potentially places people at risk. Wildlife conservation expert Adam M. Roberts “The Compassionate Conservationist” discusses travel and animal welfare, and how a new tourism consultancy, ANIMONDIAL, works in partnership with travel businesses, not-for-profit organisations (NGOs) and governments so that tourism brings greater protection to animals, their natural environments and the people that depend upon them. This Big Blend Radio interview orginally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 17, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/18/big-blend-radio-animal-welfare-in-travel-and-tourism.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Nichole Alden - World Travel & Brave Era Luxury Travel Sheet

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Nichole Alden, "Chief Exploring Officer" at Brave Era, talks about her music, world travels and creating her popular Brave Era naturally hypoallergenic luxury 100% silk travel sheet.  Brave Era’s 100% Mulberry Silk Travel Sheet is just 6 ounces and folds down into a tiny iPhone size pouch fitting easily into a small carry-on. When you get home, you can throw it right into the washing machine. It air dries in about an hour. And since its premium quality silk, it will last through many washes. Adventurers, flight attendants, couchsurfers, music festival-goers, gap-year takers, and business travelers love their Brave Era silk travel sheets.  Nichole's songs featured on this segment include: "In Your Hands" and "Anything". See AldenMusic.com This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 17, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/18/big-blend-radio-nichole-alden--world-travel-brave-era-luxury-travel-sheet.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Vacation Station Travel Show

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show. On This Episode: - Exeter, California – Locals insider panel discussion on what it’s like to live, work and play in Exeter, a charming, historic agricultural community and destination in California’s Sequoia Country. Guests include Sandy Blankenship – Executive Director of Exeter Chamber of Commerce.Plus, Steve Schneickert recalls the Hollywood History of Exeter!  - Responsible Travel – Wildlife conservation expert Adam M. Roberts shares travel tips regarding animal welfare. - Brave Era – Adventurous days deserve peaceful nights. Nichole Alden, "Chief Exploring Officer" at Brave Era, talks about her world travels and creating her popular Brave Era naturally hypoallergenic luxury 100% silk travel sheet.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/18/big-blend-radio-vacation-station-travel-show.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Excellence & Integrity, Music & Humanity

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Quality of Life show. On This Episode: - Excellence & Integrity – Panel discussion featuring Bobbi DePorter – Co-Founder of SuperCamp & President of Quantum Learning Network, Rob Ridgeway - creator of Spontuneous ‘The Song Game’, Matt Scott – author of the ‘Find Something Awesome’ how-to book series for kids. Featuring a Hollywood History segment as recalled by Steve Schneickert, this episode focuses on Integrity, the 1st Key of Excellence in the 8 Keys of Excellence character education program that guides young people toward a positive future full of confidence, motivation, creativity, team work, leadership and valuable life principles. - Kaliyani – Billboard charting new age / world music recording artist Kaliyani (also known as Jane Villar-Gehr) is a spiritually inspired visionary, producer, artist and founder of Stargate Alliance Films & Media whose mission is to inspire humanity through offering alternative visions, and empowering tools for global soul transformation.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/14/big-blend-radio-excellence-integrity-music-humanity.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Epic Zimbabwe Road Trip!

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 18:30:00 GMT

From hippos and crocodiles to the people and culture, and camping and houseboating on Lake Kariba, travel writer Elizabeth Willoughby talks about her epic 21-day road trip through Zimbabwe. Elizabeth is the publisher of WriteShots.com, and long-time member of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association. Read her Zimbabwe travel article on NationalParkTraveling.com.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 12, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/13/big-blend-radio-epic-zimbabwe-road-trip.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Travel Writer Debbie Stone - Historic Las Vegas, New Mexico

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:30:00 GMT

It’s Vegas, baby! But, if you’re looking for cheesy Elvis impersonators, glitzy shows or swanky casinos lining the streets, you’re not in the right place. This is Las Vegas, New Mexico, or what the locals like to call the “original” Las Vegas.  From Film History and Ghosts to historic Harvey Houses and Pecos National Historical Park, travel writer Debbie Stone talks about her adventures in historic Las Vegas, a Northern New Mexico destination that offers scenic beauty, rich history, eclectic architecture and a burgeoning art community. Read her article, "It’s All About Authenticity in the “Original” Las Vegas!" on NationalParkTraveling.com.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com, on Jan. 12, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/13/big-blend-radio-travel-writer-debbie-stone--historic-las-vegas-new-mexico.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Attorney Ward Heinrichs - Harassment in Hospitality

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:30:00 GMT

We have seen in the News a recent spate of sensational sexual harassment cases in the entertainment industry, network news, and halls of politics.  Famous people have fallen from high pedestals for outlandish acts. Is that type of behavior only part of the culture of the rich and famous in Hollywood, the news media, and politics?  Unfortunately, not. We now are hearing about the same type of behavior in the hospitality industry, more specifically, in the restaurant industry. San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs discusses labor laws and regulations regarding harassment in the restaurant, tourism and hospitality industries. Read his article on Harassment in Hospitality on NationalParkTraveling.com. Note: Due to power outages in New York, this show/interview experienced some technical issues, but most of that has been edited out. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 12, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/13/big-blend-radio-attorney-ward-heinrichs--harassment-in-hospitality.mp3




Big Blend Radio: History, Travel & Tourism

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Food, Wine & Travel Radio: Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Food, Wine & Travel Show! On This Episode: - Zimbabwe Road Trip – Food, wine and travel writer Elizabeth Willoughby talks about her epic road trip through Zimbabwe. Elizabeth is the publisher of WriteShots.com, author of “Tales from the Road” adventure travel page at Worldguide.eu, and Secretary & Officer of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). - Historic Las Vegas, NM – Travel writer Debbie Stone talks about her adventures in historic Las Vegas, a Northern New Mexico destination that offers scenic beauty, rich history, eclectic architecture and a burgeoning art community. - Harassment in Hospitality – San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs discusses labor laws and regulations regarding harassment in the tourism and hospitality industries. Note: Due to power outages in New York, this show experienced some technical issues, but most of that has been edited out. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/12/big-blend-radio-history-travel-tourism.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Becky Baines - National Geographic Kids "Bet You Didn't Know!"

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Did you know that the first stop signs were black and white? Or that Kermit the Frog wasn't originally a frog (but a lizardlike creature)? Or that fried scorpions are a popular snack in Beijing, China?! Editor and writer Becky Baines talks about the new National Geographic Kids Book, “Bet You Didn't Know: Fascinating, Far-out, Fun-tastic Facts!” This (big, hardcover) book is chock-full of fascinating facts, silly stats, and catchy little knowledge nuggets in all kinds of cool categories, from astronomy and dinosaurs to revolutions and breakfast. Special features include Extreme Weirdness, Strange Places, Wacky World, and more. This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 10, 2018.  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/11/big-blend-radio-becky-baines--national-geographic-kids-bet-you-didnt-know.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Ollan Christopher Bell - Music Saved My Life

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Ollan Christopher Bell, better known at Chris James, the co-founder of the 70's hit making soul group The Natural Four, discusses his music career and life stories covered in his memoir, "Music Saved My Life, From Darkness Into The Light, My Life As A 70's R&B/Soul Singer." James is the husband of jazz and blues diva, Zakiya Hooker.  In addition to producing all five of Zakiya Hooker's albums, he also produced the final John Lee Hooker CD "Face to Face." In addition, James is also the president and co-owner of the John Lee Hooker Boom Boom Recording Studio in Douglasville, Georgia. His last project was a compilation of jazz standards entitled, "Tenderly, Unplugged."  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 10, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/11/big-blend-radio-ollan-christopher-bell--music-saved-my-life.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Doctor Insider Success Story - Dr. Jacqueline Eubany

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the US, killing more women than breast and lung cancer combined. Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, author of “Women & Heart Disease: The Real Story”, is on a mission to educate women about heart health. Listen to her Doctor Insider Success Story about her life and career as a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, as well as the ever-changing world of medicine.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 10, 2018. 


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/11/big-blend-radio-doctor-insider-success-story--dr-jacqueline-eubany.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Quality of Life - Music, Health & Family

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Quality of Life Show! On This Episode: - Music Saved My Life - Ollan Christopher Bell, better known at Chris James, the co-founder of the 70's hit making soul group The Natural Four, discusses his memoir, "Music Saved My Life, From Darkness Into The Light, My Life As A 70's R&B/Soul Singer." - Doctor Insider - Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, author of “Women & Heart Disease: The Real Story”, talks about her life and career as a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist. - Bet You Didn’t Know – Editor and writer Becky Baines talks about the new National Geographic Kids Book, “Bet You Didn't Know: Fascinating, Far-out, Fun-tastic Facts!”


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/11/big-blend-radio-quality-of-life--music-health-family.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Four Fabulous Days in Madrid

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Madrid is unlike many of the hot spots visited in Spain – like Valencia or Barcelona.  Because it is located at the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula there are no water related or port activities to schedule.  Instead, Madrid is a bustling all urban town where tourists eat, drink, shop, walk, see museums… repeat. It is a lively capital city with many bars, diverse dining opportunities, coffee houses, grand and tiny boutique shopping areas, and parks. From designer shopping on Calle de Serrano to the National Archaeological Museum of Spain, travel writer Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva” talks about her adventures in Madrid, Spain, where she enjoyed four fabulous days of local cuisine, history and culture…and shopping!  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 7, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/08/big-blend-radio-four-fabulous-days-in-madrid.mp3




Big Blend Radio: Spring, Bourbon, History & The Arts in Springfield, Kentucky

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:30:00 GMT

From the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to the Central Kentucky Theatre, Stephanie McMillin, Executive Director of the Springfield Tourism Commission, talks about Spring in Springfield, Kentucky. Nestled in the heart of Kentucky, a region known for its “Bourbon, Horses and History”, Springfield is the ancestral home of Abraham Lincoln’s family, and is on the Lincoln Scenic Byway, Kentucky Bourbon Trail, TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, the Barn Quilt Trail and Kentucky Fiber Trail. The region boasts numerous outdoor activities including golf, hiking and bicycling, birding and wildlife watching, along with fishing and canoeing. There are numerous historic, art and cultural sites to experience, as well as events that range from musical performances to a variety of annual festivals.  This Big Blend Radio interview originally aired live on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 7, 2018.


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/08/big-blend-radio-spring-bourbon-history-the-arts-in-springfield-kentucky.mp3




Big Blend Radio: 11th Anniversary Champagne Sundays Show!

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s 11th Anniversary Party! On This Episode: - Brunch Party -  Bobbi DePorter – Co-founder of SuperCamp; Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva”; Glynn Burrows – Norfolk Tours UK; Rob Ridgeway – Spontuneous “The Song Game"; Stephanie McMillin - Springfield Tourism Commission; Steve Schneickert - Hollywood History Podcast.  - The Best of Madrid - Travel writer Linda Kissam discusses her adventures in Madrid. - Horses, Bourbon & History - Stephanie McMillin talks about spring in Springfield, Kentucky.  - Hollywood History - Steve Schneickert recalls radio in the 1930s & 40s!  


Media Files:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio/2018/01/07/big-blend-radio-11th-anniversary-champagne-sundays-show.mp3