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Interviews on National Park units and their gateway community destinations. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team on the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 411 National Park units, and publishers of Spirit of America Magazine. See www.NationalParkPlanner.com
 
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Variety adds the spice to quality 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 on the Love Your Parks Tour 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 ...
 
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 ...
 
Interviews focusing on the 8 Keys of Excellence, a Free Character Education Program for Families, created by Bobbi DePorter, co-founder of SuperCamp. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine. See www.BigBlendNetwork.com and www.8Keys.org
 
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This special episode of Big Blend Radio honors the life and music of acclaimed singer-songwriter and musician Jimmy "Muffin" Yessian. Featured guests include friends and musicians Jeff Kossack, Marty Axelrod, and Warren Sellers who share some of the songs and stories from the album "Muffin Music" that pay tribute to Jimmy's songs and music. Learn m…
 
This special episode of Big Blend Radio honors the life and music of acclaimed singer-songwriter and musician Jimmy "Muffin" Yessian. Featured guests include friends and musicians Jeff Kossack, Marty Axelrod, and Warren Sellers who share some of the songs and stories from the album "Muffin Music" that pay tribute to Jimmy's songs and music. Learn m…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Vacation Station" Travel Show, Travel writer Debbie Stone talks about her end-of-summer Kind Travel experience Telluride, Colorado where she hiked, experienced waterfalls, took a gondola ride through the mountains, enjoyed regional cuisine, and stayed at Lumiere with Inspirato which is part of the the hotel boo…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Vacation Station" Travel Show, Travel writer Debbie Stone talks about her end-of-summer Kind Travel experience Telluride, Colorado where she hiked, experienced waterfalls, took a gondola ride through the mountains, enjoyed regional cuisine, and stayed at Lumiere with Inspirato which is part of the the hotel boo…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Express" Business & Career Show features Robin Merle, author of “Involuntary Exit: A Woman’s Guide to Thriving After Being Fired." Out now through She Writes Press, this quick-witted and fast-paced self-help title dives into the mental and emotional trauma of women who were recently let go from their jobs.…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Express" Business & Career Show features Robin Merle, author of “Involuntary Exit: A Woman’s Guide to Thriving After Being Fired." Out now through She Writes Press, this quick-witted and fast-paced self-help title dives into the mental and emotional trauma of women who were recently let go from their jobs.…
 
From Robert Harling (Steel Magnolias) to Kate Chopin (The Awakening) and Caroline Dorman (Forest Trees of Louisiana) to Lyle Saxon (Lafitte the Pirate), this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Go To Natchitoches" Show focuses on the Literary Legends who lived in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Featured guests are Arlene Gould and Kelli West of Natchitoc…
 
From Robert Harling (Steel Magnolias) to Kate Chopin (The Awakening) and Caroline Dorman (Forest Trees of Louisiana) to Lyle Saxon (Lafitte the Pirate), this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Go To Natchitoches" Show focuses on the Literary Legends who lived in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Featured guests are Arlene Gould and Kelli West of Natchitoc…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features musician, vocalist, songwriter, and author Sandy McKnight, who discusses his full length power pop album "SAN FERNANDO BLAST" recorded with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo. The album features 12 songs from their previous 2 EPs, "SAN FERNANDO BEAT" and "SAN FERNANDO BLITZ," plus, 3 new record…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features musician, vocalist, songwriter, and author Sandy McKnight, who discusses his full length power pop album "SAN FERNANDO BLAST" recorded with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo. The album features 12 songs from their previous 2 EPs, "SAN FERNANDO BEAT" and "SAN FERNANDO BLITZ," plus, 3 new record…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features San Francisco Bay Area vocalist and composer, Dan Ashley, who has just released his debut solo album "Out There." The collection of songs share in the joy, heartbreak, love, and loss that are part of our common humanity. From upbeat and driving rockers to gentle ballads, all with a classic Americana and rock…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features San Francisco Bay Area vocalist and composer, Dan Ashley, who has just released his debut solo album "Out There." The collection of songs share in the joy, heartbreak, love, and loss that are part of our common humanity. From upbeat and driving rockers to gentle ballads, all with a classic Americana and rock…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Way Back When" History show features Anthony Moss, a Rabologist and author of the newly released book, “A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes,” published by Rowman & Littlefield. "A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes" is a comprehensive study of walking canes from around the world, dating from the d…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Way Back When" History show features Anthony Moss, a Rabologist and author of the newly released book, “A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes,” published by Rowman & Littlefield. "A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes" is a comprehensive study of walking canes from around the world, dating from the d…
 
There are many ways to give back, from volunteering, serving on a board, raising funds, or donating time. Each role requires a specific skill set, but where does a person turn to get started? This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Express" Business & Career Show features Diane Lebson, an experienced philanthropist who along with her husband, fo…
 
There are many ways to give back, from volunteering, serving on a board, raising funds, or donating time. Each role requires a specific skill set, but where does a person turn to get started? This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Express" Business & Career Show features Diane Lebson, an experienced philanthropist who along with her husband, fo…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Tuesday "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA, Sherrye Wyatt shares what to experience in Whidbey and Camano Islands, as well as their new focus on becoming a transformational travel destination. Located in Washington State, Whidbey and Camano Islands are located in the middle of Puget Sound and an easy dri…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Tuesday "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA, Sherrye Wyatt shares what to experience in Whidbey and Camano Islands, as well as their new focus on becoming a transformational travel destination. Located in Washington State, Whidbey and Camano Islands are located in the middle of Puget Sound and an easy dri…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Toast to The Arts" Show shines the spotlight on the Annual Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour held on Nov. 13-14, 2021 in Coweta and Fayette Counties near Atlanta, Georgia. Featured guest artists on the show include clay art and jewelry artist Andrea Faye, fine artist Robin Robinson, mixed media artist Dianne Cutle…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Toast to The Arts" Show shines the spotlight on the Annual Southern Hands Artist Studio Tour held on Nov. 13-14, 2021 in Coweta and Fayette Counties near Atlanta, Georgia. Featured guest artists on the show include clay art and jewelry artist Andrea Faye, fine artist Robin Robinson, mixed media artist Dianne Cutle…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Park Superintendent Lorenzo Vigil discusses Fort Union National Monument’s rich cultural and military history, as well as the visitor experience. Located in northern New Mexico, Fort Union was the largest frontier military post and supply center of the southwest. It also was the hub of commerce, national defense,…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Park Superintendent Lorenzo Vigil discusses Fort Union National Monument’s rich cultural and military history, as well as the visitor experience. Located in northern New Mexico, Fort Union was the largest frontier military post and supply center of the southwest. It also was the hub of commerce, national defense,…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Friday "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer, photographer and filmmaker Kathleen Messmer. From a different perspective, Kathleen presents her travel experiences with humor and appreciation for other world cultures and history, all while maintaining a small footprint. Her adventures are …
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Friday "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer, photographer and filmmaker Kathleen Messmer. From a different perspective, Kathleen presents her travel experiences with humor and appreciation for other world cultures and history, all while maintaining a small footprint. Her adventures are …
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Irish hard rock blues guitarist Pat McManus, known by many from his former bands Mama’s Boys and Celtus and for the last fifteen years by his own Pat McManus Band. Hear about his vast music career and seventh studio album "Full Service Resumed." On "Full Service Resumed," Pat has delivered a brilliant rock a…
 
his episode of Big Blend Radio features Irish hard rock blues guitarist Pat McManus, known by many from his former bands Mama’s Boys and Celtus and for the last fifteen years by his own Pat McManus Band. Hear about his vast music career and seventh studio album "Full Service Resumed." On "Full Service Resumed," Pat has delivered a brilliant rock an…
 
From hackers and cyberattacks to security guard mishaps, Fred Gardenour, owner of DFA Insurance, joins us on this episode of Big Blend Radio with some wild but true behind-the-scenes security stories, as well as important insurance tips for security guard companies, private investigators, alarm and monitoring services. See: http://dfainsure.com/…
 
From hackers and cyberattacks to security guard mishaps, Fred Gardenour, owner of DFA Insurance, joins us on this episode of Big Blend Radio with some wild but true behind-the-scenes security stories, as well as important insurance tips for security guard companies, private investigators, alarm and monitoring services. See: http://dfainsure.com/…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Garden Gossip" Home & Garden Show, travel writer Debbie Stones talks about her visit to the historic Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois. This 12,600-square-foot 1902 home is reportedly the best preserved of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School houses. With this commission, Wright had an unlimited budget,…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Garden Gossip" Home & Garden Show, travel writer Debbie Stones talks about her visit to the historic Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois.This 12,600-square-foot 1902 home is reportedly the best preserved of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School houses. With this commission, Wright had an unlimited budget, …
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Misha Seeff, a highly accomplished and talented teen singer-songwriter who has just released his debut album DREAMHAVEN. His music has a classic acoustic pop sound, and he uses pictographic lyrics to tell stories both fictional and true. The album introduces listeners to a world of fictional love stories, po…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Misha Seeff, a highly accomplished and talented teen singer-songwriter who has just released his debut album DREAMHAVEN. His music has a classic acoustic pop sound, and he uses pictographic lyrics to tell stories both fictional and true. The album introduces listeners to a world of fictional love stories, po…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Friday "Toast to The Parks & Arts" Show features conservation photographer Ian Wilson-Navarro and traditional Japanese fish print artist (Gyotaku) Austin Armstrong who discuss their art and 1-month off-the-grid artist residency experience on Loggerhead Key in Dry Tortugas National Park. See Ian's photography: h…
 
We go from the Basement to the Boardroom on this episode of Big Blend Radio's Success Express Business & Career Show with Lea Brovedani. Known as “The Trust Architect," Lea is one of North America’s leading experts on trust and is the author of “TRUST Me – Restore Belief & Confidence in an Uncertain World” and “TRUSTED – Secret Lessons from an Insp…
 
We go from the Basement to the Boardroom on this episode of Big Blend Radio's Success Express Business & Career Show with Lea Brovedani. Known as “The Trust Architect," Lea is one of North America’s leading experts on trust and is the author of “TRUST Me – Restore Belief & Confidence in an Uncertain World” and “TRUSTED – Secret Lessons from an Insp…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Quality of Life Show, Shelley Whizin, author and founder of the Soul Diving Institute delves into the 3 BE's to Being a Happy YOU: 1. Everything you do in life is based on what you BElieve. 2. What you believe creates how you BEhave. 3. How you behave results in who you BEcome. As Shelley says, “It’s your life. …
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Quality of Life Show, Shelley Whizin, author and founder of the Soul Diving Institute delves into the 3 BE's to Being a Happy YOU:1. Everything you do in life is based on what you BElieve.2. What you believe creates how you BEhave.3. How you behave results in who you BEcome.As Shelley says, “It’s your life. Enjo…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Tuesday Big Blend Radio "Tree Talk" Show features musical duo Dennis Haklar and Steffie Moonlady. Hear songs and the discussion about their new album "To The Universe" that connects with trees and the natural world, and is an ethereal odyssey taking you to spiritually charged spaces. Sonic textures from instrum…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Tuesday Big Blend Radio "Tree Talk" Show features musical duo Dennis Haklar and Steffie Moonlady. Hear songs and the discussion about their new album "To The Universe" that connects with trees and the natural world, and is an ethereal odyssey taking you to spiritually charged spaces. Sonic textures from instrum…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's Military Monday Show features internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian and author Mike Guardia who discusses his new book, "Skybreak: The 58th Fighter Squadron in Desert Storm." The top MiG Killers of Operation Desert Storm. August 1990: Iraqi forces under the command of Saddam Hussein invaded the tiny…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's Military Monday Show features internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian and author Mike Guardia who discusses his new book, "Skybreak: The 58th Fighter Squadron in Desert Storm." The top MiG Killers of Operation Desert Storm.August 1990: Iraqi forces under the command of Saddam Hussein invaded the tiny …
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Berkley, California singer-songwriter Robert Stoner, who has just released his debut album "Year of Pain." He has written and performed music for many years, and now with the help of producer Ben Bernstein, ​wrote and recorded YEAR OF PAIN over the last year. This impressively strong debut showcases his pers…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Berkley, California singer-songwriter Robert Stoner, who has just released his debut album "Year of Pain." He has written and performed music for many years, and now with the help of producer Ben Bernstein, ​wrote and recorded YEAR OF PAIN over the last year. This impressively strong debut showcases his pers…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Way Back When" Show features Claire Bellerjeau and Tiffany Yecke Brooks, co-authors of the book “Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth,” an amazing tale of spying and slavery during the Revolutionary War. The book is out now through Lyons Press. "Espionage and…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Wednesday "Tucson Sisters in Crime" Show features Dr. Millicent Eidson, author of an alphabetical microbial mystery series. In the first novel “Anthracis,” the spectacular southwestern desert is alive with Bacillus anthracis spores. Maya Maguire, new veterinarian with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Way Back When" Show features Claire Bellerjeau and Tiffany Yecke Brooks, co-authors of the book “Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth,” an amazing tale of spying and slavery during the Revolutionary War. The book is out now through Lyons Press. "Espionage and…
 
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Wednesday "Tucson Sisters in Crime" Show features Dr. Millicent Eidson, author of an alphabetical microbial mystery series. In the first novel “Anthracis,” the spectacular southwestern desert is alive with Bacillus anthracis spores. Maya Maguire, new veterinarian with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent…
 
From pocket parks and gardens to historic sites and architectural walking tours, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday 'Go Natchitoches' Show focuses on historic homes and gorgeous gardens in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Featured guests are Arlene Gould and Kelli West of the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau. Founded in 1714, Natchitoch…
 
From pocket parks and gardens to historic sites and architectural walking tours, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday 'Go Natchitoches' Show focuses on historic homes and gorgeous gardens in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Featured guests are Arlene Gould and Kelli West of the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau. Founded in 1714, Natchitoch…
 
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, it's all about Music and Memories in Manchester, England with travel/wine writer Hilarie Larson and Suzy & Simon founders of the Starlite Campbell Band. Renowned for their distinctive songwriting, unique sound with beautifully produced recordings, onstage chemistry and electrifying live shows, European and Britis…
 
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