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Body Talk is a live, weekly radio health show that looks at the latest in both traditional and alternative medicine. Host Mimi Stoneburner works with major publicists and large book publishers to find experts to interview for her show. The hour is very informative with up-to-date information listeners can use. Recent book authors include Dr. Barry Sears (Zone Diet), Bernie Siegle, M.D., (Love, Medicine and Miracles plus his sequel), 38th generation traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor Mao (Se ...
 
This is the official Podcast of PIPELINE.CHURCH- a ministry based in Visalia, CA that continues to reach the community through weekly meetings (services), Bible Studies, Small group discipleship, community outreach, large-scale events and generally anything that can connect people with Jesus Chirst. Why? Because it's all about Jesus!!Our hope at Pipeline Church, is that your life and ministry will be encouraged, challenged and that your faith will grow deeper as a result of the ministry that ...
 
Visalia’s Podcast is Visalia’s first ever podcast created by Visalians for Visalians! Learn insider information about businesses, hear locals talk about the community & find out which entrepreneurs in Visalia you should be following on social media. Follow Visalia’s Podcast on Instagram @visaliaspodcast for positive posts & LIVE videos straight from the host. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/visaliaspodcast/support
 
Variety is the spice of life, and that's what Big Blend Radio shows are all about! 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, Big Blend Radio educates, entertains and inspires! Topics include: Music, Books & The Arts; Travel & Recreation; Food & Drink; National Parks & Public Lands; History & Culture; Nature & Environment; Home & Garden; Family & Education; Business & Career; and much ...
 
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Ezize Hassan walks through the remains of his trailer home and the minimart that his family has owned for more than 50 years in the Tulare County community of Poplar. As he surveys the destruction, he recalls that on July 9, a power line running through a tree in between his property and his neighbors’ sparked. “It caught fire on this tree, the fir…
 
Recorded onsite, this episode of Big Blend Radio features Brett Miller, General Manager of Tulare Golf Course. A scenic 18-Hole par 72 public course for all skill levels, Tulare Golf Course is conveniently located off central California freeway 99, between Fresno and Bakersfield. The course features Bent Grass Poa greens, Bermuda fairways, and tees…
 
Recorded onsite, this episode of Big Blend Radio features Freddie Gonzalez, general manager of Galaxy Theatres Tulare, as well as Donnette Silva Carter, President / CEO of Tulare Chamber of Commerce. Freddie discusses the luxury movie experience movie goers enjoy at Galaxy Theatres Tulare, as well as the theatre’s new Dolby Atmos® sound technology.…
 
Early Thursday morning, gymnast Sunisa Lee became the first Hmong American to win a gold medal for team USA. And just as her hometown community in Minnesota cheered her on, the San Joaquin Valley’s Hmong community was watching as well. Geri Yang-Johnson of Fresno has never met Sunisa Lee, but as a fellow Hmong-American, she says Lee feels like a li…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Wednesday "Tucson Sisters in Crime" Show features mystery author Elise M. Stone, known for her "Shipwreck Point" and "African Violet Club" mystery series. Elise M. Stone was born in New York, went to college in Michigan, and lived in the Boston area for eight years. Ten years ago she moved to sunny Tucson, wher…
 
How Can Trees Boost the US Economy? This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Tuesday "Tree Talk" Show focuses on how achieving Tree Equity would sustain 3.8 million jobs. Featured guests from American Forests, the nation's oldest conservation organization, include Jad Daley - President & CEO, Ian Leahy - VP Of Urban Forestry, and Sarah Anderson - Dire…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Martin Quach, Chief Growth Officer of Musiversal.com. Musiversal is designed to make anyone a music creator by making music production 10 times easier and 10 times cheaper than current industry norms. It's the only platform that gives people live access to top-tier, highly curated session musicians, vocalist…
 
Mohamed Ahmed has worked behind the register of the Food King in Fresno’s Tower District for more than a decade. He’s the owner, and he says many of his customers are regulars coming in every week for basic staples or beer. He expects to see them, but the pandemic changed routines and put added stress on his business. As part of our occasional seri…
 
As the Delta variant has made its way to the most prevalent COVID-19 variant in the state, other indicators of the pandemic have been rising as well. Statewide, case rates and positivity rates are four to five times higher than they were a month ago, and hospitals are slowly seeing a rise in COVID-positive patients as well. That’s partly why, earli…
 
Now that most pandemic restrictions on houses of worship have been lifted, the Sikh Institute of Fresno looks much like it did pre-COVID. On a recent Sunday at this 3-story, salmon-colored temple known as a gurdwara, people stream in and out of the main worship hall, some wearing traditional saris and kurtas, others in t-shirts and jeans. While the…
 
Last week, a federal judge in Texas ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, is unconstitutional. For now that means new DACA applications will not be approved, but DACA renewals will still be processed. It was the latest blow to the program, which allows more than 600,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as ch…
 
The city of Hanford in Kings County is celebrating its 130th birthday, and residents have filled the weekend with activities and events commemorating the milestone. To hear more about the celebration and how the city was founded, Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with Brad Albert, Hanford’s parks and community services director.…
 
Last week, an unidentified Yosemite park ranger shared on Facebook the heartbreaking account of a mother bear mourning the loss of her cub after it was hit by a speeding vehicle. The post went viral, and drew national headlines, calling attention to the danger posed to wildlife by speeding motorists. To get a better sense of the magnitude of the is…
 
On the next Valley Edition: Now that pandemic restrictions on places of worship have lifted, some temples serving Punjabi Sikhs have partnered with COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Plus, w hat happened after a brush fire tore through four immigrant-owned businesses in a Tulare County community. And the danger reckless driving poses to wildlife in Yosemite…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's new 2nd Tuesday "Go Natchitoches" Show focuses on the Cane River Heritage Trail in Natchitoches Parish. Founded in 1714, Natchitoches is the original French Colony and oldest city in Louisiana. The city features a charming historic downtown that runs along Cane River Lake, and it is home to the Cane River Creole Na…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show, award winning author and military historian Mike Guardia shines the spotlight on Richard "Dick" Winters. A renown officer in the US Army and decorated World War II veteran, Winters has been featured within numerous books and was portrayed by English actor Damian Lewis in the 2001 HBO mini…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Joshua Corum, lead singer and songwriter of alternative prog rock ensemble Head With Wings. Hear about the start of the band, their innovative music and videos, and new EP "Comfort in Illusion." The three-track collection draws the listener into the isolated, agonizing, and momentarily euphoric struggle for …
 
A project is underway throughout July to remember when the now dry Kern River flowed through the city of Bakersfield. The organization Bring Back the Kern is collecting photos, videos and stories of the once moving river for an upcoming exhibit. Valley Edition host Kathleen Schock spoke with the project’s organizer Miguel Rodriguez about what the r…
 
On the next Valley Edition: With the recent excessive heat wave and the drought, small farmers worry about the survival of their crops. Plus, the legislative effort to overturn a state law that allows some workers with disabilities to earn less than the minimum wage. And Fresno’s Cambodian community launches a weekly night market. Listen to these s…
 
A new book from journalist and author Amy Wu explores how a growing number of women are blending agriculture with technology to find new solutions to feed the world. Valley Edition host Kathleen Schock spoke to Wu about her book, “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is Grown,” and how women are bringing a diversi…
 
Since 1938, employers in California have been able to apply for a certificate that allows them to pay employees with disabilities less than minimum wage - in some cases as little as $2 an hour. Some say the program, called 14(c), creates opportunities for people who otherwise could not find employment. Others say it is exploitative, and a state bil…
 
California’s 2020 wildfire season was indisputably historic: Fires burned a record-high 4.3 million acres in the state, and five of the blazes went down among the 10 largest in our recorded history. Many were touched off by widespread lightning sieges, which hadn’t occurred at such a high rate since 2008. Likewise, this confluence of events led to …
 
The crowd is slowly filling in on this Friday, as triple digit temperatures blaze the grounds of Fresno’s largest Cambodian temple at Clinton and Valentine. Guests are taking refuge in corners with shade, watching singers perform on the main stage. Other visitors braving the sun are lined up at vendor booths, set up in rows along the main courtyard…
 
Pete Oliver likes to say that his small green Army jeep is older than he is, and he’s 76. But it still runs well after a few starts, and he uses it to drive around his small farm west of downtown Fresno. On this day, he takes the jeep out to where his watermelons are fading in the heat. “See that little light area in the middle of the melons there,…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Express Business & Career show features Twitter marketing specialist Keith Keller, who discusses current social media trends for small businesses. Keith Keller is considered by many to be one of the world’s leading authorities on Twitter marketing, especially Twitter Video Marketing. He has his own podcast…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features central Florida musician Brian Smalley who discusses his acoustic novel, "Chosen," a musical murder mystery set in Belle Glade, Florida. The story is fiction, but the core of this material is very real. The album boasts a gaggle of talented folks who help to tell this nearly eighty minute story. Brian and (i…
 
Gladys Dick McKinney has just made a quick stop for strawberry jello at the Dollar General on Highway 180. She’s making a cake for her brother’s birthday but before she heads out, she takes a minute to talk to me about the proposed name change and even asks me to sit in her air conditioned car. She says she’s lived here all of her life and doesn’t …
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's Music Monday show features Swiss guitarist Stephan Thelen and his American counterpart Jon Durant who have teamed up for an international musical conversation. The pair conceived and executed the album “Crossings” during the Covid lockdowns of 2020. Each working in his own home studio, Thelen on Lake Zürich, Durant…
 
On the next Valley Edition: Rural communities throughout California lack vital healthcare infrastructure: how some local counties are grappling with vaccine deserts. Plus, the political fight to bring safe drinking water to San Joaquin Valley communities. And how to prepare for yet another summer of dirty air. Listen to these stories and more in th…
 
In 2020, the Creek Fire and other blazes throughout California billowed so much smoke into the San Joaquin Valley that, at times, the sky turned brown and ashes accumulated on cars and sidewalks like snowflakes. We know long-term air pollution is bad for our health, but what can we expect from these short-term bursts of wildfire smoke? In this inte…
 
When the one working well serving the unincorporated community of Teviston in Tulare County stopped working last month, the roughly 1,000 people who live there were left without running water in the middle of a drought. As the community waits for bureaucracy to clear the way for the well to be repaired, State Senator Melissa Hurtado has been pushin…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace. This episode of Big Blend Radio's Success Express show features Lea Brovedani "The Trust Architect" who discusses the changes in the workplace, as well as why it is important to find out about a company's trust culture before you apply to work there, or perhaps even continuing to work there. She also…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Writer's Wednesday" Show features award-winning and internationally recognized fiction and non-fiction author Barbara Casey. Hear about her F. I. G. Mystery series, her basketball novel "The Coach's Wife," and women's biographies "Velvalee Dickinson: The “Doll Woman” Spy," "Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Sl…
 
Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia (1909-1982) fell under the spell of the Superstition Mountains of central Arizona. From the late 1940’s to the late 1970’s he was a frequent visitor to the mysterious mountain range, exploring the backcountry on horseback and prospecting for gold. The legends, history, natural beauty, and native cultures of the Superstiti…
 
Acclaimed Australian born trumpet player Sam Nester leads a diverse career as a performer and educator. He joins us on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Toast to Parks & The Arts" Show during his one-month National Parks Arts Foundation residency in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hear about his music career and travels, including his Arcadia inte…
 
This fun and lively Big Blend Radio “Music Monday” conversation features Joey Stuckey, an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio and television personality, music columnist, educator and sound engineer. Joey is also the official music ambassador for Macon, Georgia, the “southern rock capital of the world.” Hear…
 
The captivating rise of Leslie Hunt, ex. American Idol finalist and District 97 lead-singer, continues with “Ascend”, her brand new and exquisite solo 7-Track CD EP. On this episode of Big Blend Radio, she goes "Between the 2 Palms" (you'll see) and chats about her new music, life during the pandemic, and a whole lot more. We definitely covered a l…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Express" Business & Career Show, San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs gives an update on California’s COVID Mandates, plus, an interesting discussion on what lies ahead in the future. Read his article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/the-whipsaw-of-cal-osha-covid-regulations/…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 4th Wednesday “Tucson Sisters in Crime” show features BJ Kurtz who has called southern Arizona home for her entire life. She wrote her first full-length fantasy novel when she was a sophomore in high school, which would later turn into the first novel in her successful Atlantis series. BJ prides herself on writing …
 
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