Big Blend Radio

Big Blend Radio

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Variety show covering Travel & Events, Lifestyle & Leisure, Food & Drink, Art & Books, Music & Entertainment, History & Culture, Nature & Environment, Business.
A Short History of Drunkeness
May 23 • 65 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour show, featuring international best-selling author Mark Forsyth, who discusses his new book, “A SHORT HISTORY OF…
Excellence in Tourism
May 22 • 90 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Part 3 of Big Blend Radio’s Excellence in Tourism series on How to Put the “I” Back Into Community through a Responsible Tourism Plan that…
Songs from an Imperfect Life
May 21 • 68 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio with author, composer, interior designer and gallery owner, J. Ronald M. York. Ron is the author of the new book, “Songs From…
19th Century Art Around the World
May 20 • 66 min
The number of artists, architects, and craftsmen affected by changes that took place in the 19th century are myriad, and when you see the work of artists today, you may see that the work produced in the 19th century continues to influence contemporary…
Singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro releases ‘Passionate Kind’
May 18 • 74 min
Clarence Bucaro is an accomplished singer, songwriter & producer, an art advocate, an aspiring author, an entrepreneur and a force in the world of music. On this episode of Big Blend Radio, he discusses his powerful new studio album, “Passionate Kind”, on…
The Salesman Who Doesn’t Sell
May 17 • 50 min
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’s SUCCESS EXPRESS business and career show, with SEO marketing professional Brian J. Greenberg who discusses his new…
Planning a Family Vacation
May 16 • 53 min
What’s really, really important in a family vacation? Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show with Sarah Elliston, who shares how a…
Coming to My Senses Documentary
May 15 • 61 min
In 1999, Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctor’s grim prognosis, over the next 16 years Aaron decided not to listen to those who said ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever…
Author Mike Nemeth
May 14 • 35 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts show with acclaimed novelist Mike Nemeth. Hear about his new crime thriller “The Undiscovered Country,”…
Exploring Seminole County in Central Florida
May 11 • 48 min
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 2nd Friday Vacation Station Travel Show focuses on Seminole County, a non-theme park…
Singer-songwriter Emily Johnson - Open Your Heart
May 10 • 65 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio with singer-songwriter Emily Johnson, who discusses her debut EP ‘Open Your Heart’. Sometimes known as “The Lady of Heart,”…
Summer in California’s Sequoia Country
May 9 • 52 min
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, focusing on Summer in California’s Sequoia Country! Home…
Artist Ted DeGrazia’s Chickens and Desert Dwellings
May 8 • 28 min
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 with Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. Hear about the…
Bay Station Band - Other Desert Cities
May 7 • 45 min
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Deborah Crooks – co-founder of Bay Station, talks about the band’s third studio recording Other Desert Cities, which was inspired by the stark, natural beauty of the Mojave Desert. While their first two releases, Your…
Community Alliance for Youth Success
May 6 • 85 min
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 spotlight on Youth Success Week 2018 in Oceanside, California. This event and program…
Sculptor Hal Stewart in Chaco Canyon
May 4 • 66 min
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, award-winning and acclaimed southwestern bronze sculptor Hal Stewart discusses his work and career, as well as his artist-in-residence experience at Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Tanya Ortega - Founder of…
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chef Jeremy Manley
May 3 • 42 min
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 Chef Jeremy Manley “San Diego’s Sustainable…
Local’s Insider - Norfolk, England with Glynn Burrows
May 2 • 53 min
It’s always good to get a local’s inside scoop on a destination, and in this Q&A, Glynn Burrows, family history buff and owner of Norfolk Tours, shares what it’s like to live, work and play in Norfolk, a beautiful county within East Anglia, England. From…
Pop Artist NOKAY ‘The One I Feed’
May 1 • 41 min
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 with pop artist and producer NOKAY. His debut EP ‘The One I Feed’ features 4 tracks that…
Decision Making During a Time of Change
Apr 30 • 54 min
Good decision-making is always important; we all understand that. Good decision-making during change is absolutely vital. Make a wrong decision during a time of significant change and you may never be able to recover. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith,…
World Travel Party
Apr 29 • 113 min
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:…
Singer-songwriter Carla Cooke
Apr 27 • 52 min
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 with singer-songwriter Carla Cooke, the youngest daughter of the legendary Sam Cooke.…
Weld County & Greeley, Colorado - You’ve Just Gotta Get Here!
Apr 26 • 45 min
The third largest county in Colorado, Weld County is home to growing cities, charming towns, thriving businesses and thousands of acres of prime agricultural land. Perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, the…
Musician David Fitzpatrick “Parachutes in Hurricanes”
Apr 25 • 75 min
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 with Milwaukee-based guitarist and singer-songwriter David Fitzpatrick, whose studio…
Barge Cruise Through Holland
Apr 24 • 57 min
Stop and smell the tulips when you take a “slow boat” through Holland! 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…
Keyboardist & Composer Lisa LaRue
Apr 23 • 81 min
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 with acclaimed keyboardist and composer Lisa LaRue. Recently signed to Melodic…
Bay Area Rock Songstress Karney
Apr 22 • 64 min
Anna Karney has been making great music for many years, performing across the US and collaborating with many talented and notable artists. She has put out several singles and EPs as a solo artist and together with her band, has released the fifth…
EPA Deregulatory Actions
Apr 20 • 67 min
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, wildlife conservationist and environment…
Legendary Bassist Stu Hamm
Apr 19 • 66 min
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…
Fine Art Nature Photographer Margot Carrera
Apr 18 • 28 min
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…
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame & History
Apr 17 • 62 min
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…
Wages & Labor Commissioner Wage Cases
Apr 16 • 49 min
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…
Santa Barbara Know It All
Apr 15 • 67 min
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…
Enjoy the Caribbean’s ABC Islands
Apr 13 • 70 min
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…
Tara Lynch - Evil Enough album
Apr 12 • 68 min
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…
Happy Hour with The Cravens
Apr 11 • 92 min
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”.…
Julie Maloney - Author of “A Matter of Chance”
Apr 10 • 53 min
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…
Vacation Station Park Travel Party
Apr 9 • 115 min
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…
8 Keys of Excellence - Taking Ownership
Apr 8 • 55 min
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…
Combat Artist Chip Beck in Gettysburg
Apr 6 • 60 min
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…
Music Legend & Guitar Virtuoso Shawn Phillips
Apr 5 • 73 min
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…
The Warner Loughlin Acting Technique
Apr 4 • 45 min
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,…
Monolithic Devils Tower National Monument
Apr 3 • 41 min
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…
Stripped Down with the Tall Men Group
Apr 2 • 127 min
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…
Dance Pop Artist Ashley J
Mar 30 • 46 min
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…
DeGrazia Paints Padre Kino
Mar 29 • 23 min
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…
The Price Sisters
Mar 28 • 61 min
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,…
Exploring St. Simons Island in Georgia
Mar 27 • 50 min
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…
Sarah Elliston - Active Listening for Parents
Mar 26 • 38 min
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…
A Toast to England & Italy
Mar 25 • 115 min
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…
Bobbi DePorter - Camp Options for Teens
Mar 24 • 41 min
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…
Robert Wheeler - Author of ‘Hemingway’s Havana’
Mar 23 • 61 min
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…
Organic Gardening - Jackie Marie Beyer
Mar 22 • 47 min
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.…
The 20-50-30 Rule of Change
Mar 21 • 57 min
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…
The Furys Legendary LA Punk Band is Back
Mar 20 • 58 min
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…
Hiking Adventure in Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks
Mar 19 • 53 min
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…
Picnics, Peanuts & Wine
Mar 18 • 103 min
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…
Jane Mersky Leder - Author of DEAD SERIOUS
Mar 17 • 49 min
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…
Guitarist Mark Vickness
Mar 16 • 73 min
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…
Cooking Garlic Herb Fries with Chef Jeremy Manley
Mar 15 • 23 min
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…
Jamie Cat Callan - Parisian Charm School
Mar 14 • 69 min
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…
Big Blend Radio Garden Gossip Show
Mar 13 • 110 min
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…
Steve Piacente - Author of Pretender
Mar 12 • 71 min
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…
How Community Integrity Boosts Tourism & Local Quality of Life
Mar 11 • 95 min
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…
Spring in Tulare, Central California
Mar 10 • 27 min
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,…
Slow Travel for Boomer Women
Mar 9 • 58 min
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.…
Music & Wildlife Conservation
Mar 8 • 113 min
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…
Locals Insider Spotlight on Three Rivers, California
Mar 7 • 44 min
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…
Employment Law - Vacation and Sick Leave
Mar 7 • 42 min
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…
Big Blend Radio Interview: Biodiverse Pinnacles National Park
Mar 6 • 47 min
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…
Nashville to Central Kentucky
Mar 5 • 105 min
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…
Champagne Sundays Variety Show
Mar 4 • 157 min
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,…
Spring in San Benito County, California
Mar 3 • 27 min
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…
A Toast to Music, Art & Poetry
Mar 2 • 146 min
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…
Excellence in Tourism
Mar 1 • 54 min
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…
Weird Homes, Family Pets & Art
Feb 28 • 117 min
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…
Park Destinations - Central California to Washington
Feb 23 • 126 min
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…
Trail Riding, National Park Junkies & TeleHealth
Feb 21 • 124 min
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…
The Millionaires’ Unit
Feb 15 • 54 min
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…
Political Thriller, WWI Air History, and Wine!
Feb 14 • 139 min
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…
Dr. Jason Karp - Run Fit
Feb 12 • 50 min
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…
The Gun Boat Diplomats - Fine State of Affairs Album
Feb 12 • 46 min
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…
Chef Ivan Flowers - Build a Better Burger
Feb 12 • 43 min
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…
Running, Music & Cooking
Feb 11 • 162 min
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…
Oxford, Mississippi - The Cultural Mecca of the South
Feb 10 • 48 min
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,…
Galapagos to Mississippi and Louisiana!
Feb 9 • 157 min
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 –…
The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business
Feb 8 • 37 min
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…
Bill Eddy - High Conflict Personalities
Feb 8 • 47 min
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…
Guitarist Jon Durant
Feb 8 • 56 min
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.…
Happy Hour - People, Music & Business
Feb 7 • 157 min
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…
Signs & Symptoms of a Woman having a Heart Attack
Feb 5 • 25 min
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…
Public Speaking Coach Lisa Braithwaite - Presenting for Humans
Feb 5 • 49 min
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…
Travel & History, Heart Health & Public Speaking
Feb 4 • 154 min
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…
Historic St. Augustine, Florida
Feb 4 • 55 min
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 -…
Big Blend Radio Interview: Jazz Drummer Bob Holz
Feb 4 • 47 min
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…
Arizona Artists who Painted the Sonoran Desert
Feb 4 • 45 min
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…
Painter Joshua Osburg in Gettysburg
Feb 4 • 47 min
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…
A Toast to Music, Art & National Parks
Feb 2 • 152 min
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…
What’s Cooking in California?
Jan 31 • 123 min
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…
Magnificent Mansions & Gorgeous Gardens of England
Jan 29 • 51 min
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,…
Organic Gardening, Stately Homes & Gardens of England
Jan 28 • 129 min
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 –…
Spring Gardening for Wildlife
Jan 27 • 47 min
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…
Washington Nature Trip & Gardening for Wildlife
Jan 26 • 126 min
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 –…
Hilarie Larson Visits Orcas Island “The Emerald Isle”
Jan 26 • 54 min
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…
Ralph Masengill - Change Agent Success Story
Jan 25 • 47 min
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…
Sarah Elliston - How to Handle Toxic Office Gossip!
Jan 25 • 44 min
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…
Recreational Marijuana and Workplace Drug Policiess
Jan 25 • 35 min
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…
Change Management, Office Gossip, Employment Law
Jan 24 • 138 min
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…
Big Blend World Radio Party - Travel, Family History & Tourism
Jan 21 • 147 min
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,…
New Exhibits - Arizona Artist Etorre ‘Ted’ DeGrazia
Jan 20 • 27 min
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”.…
Jennifer Laine - San Benito Arts Council
Jan 20 • 21 min
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…
A Toast to The Blues & The Arts
Jan 19 • 166 min
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…
Locals Insider - Exeter in Central California’s Sequoia Country
Jan 18 • 76 min
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…
Animal Welfare in Travel and Tourism
Jan 18 • 50 min
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…
Nichole Alden - World Travel & Brave Era Luxury Travel Sheet
Jan 18 • 46 min
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…
Vacation Station Travel Show
Jan 17 • 181 min
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…
Excellence & Integrity, Music & Humanity
Jan 14 • 162 min
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…
Epic Zimbabwe Road Trip!
Jan 13 • 49 min
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…
Travel Writer Debbie Stone - Historic Las Vegas, New Mexico
Jan 13 • 43 min
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…
Attorney Ward Heinrichs - Harassment in Hospitality
Jan 13 • 41 min
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…
History, Travel & Tourism
Jan 12 • 146 min
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…
Becky Baines - National Geographic Kids “Bet You Didn’t Know!”
Jan 11 • 23 min
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…
Ollan Christopher Bell - Music Saved My Life
Jan 11 • 64 min
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…
Doctor Insider Success Story - Dr. Jacqueline Eubany
Jan 11 • 67 min
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…
Quality of Life - Music, Health & Family
Jan 10 • 172 min
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,…
Four Fabulous Days in Madrid
Jan 8 • 45 min
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…
Spring, Bourbon, History & The Arts in Springfield, Kentucky
Jan 8 • 31 min
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,…
11th Anniversary Champagne Sundays Show!
Jan 7 • 180 min
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…
Songwriter Alan Simon - Excalibur IV
Jan 6 • 49 min
Songwriter / producer Alan Simon talks about EXCALIBUR IV: THE DARK AGE OF THE DRAGON, the fourth new studio album in the Excalibur Celtic Rock Opera series, featuring members of Jethro Tull, Saga, Uriah Heep, Curved Air, Clannad, Supertramp and more!…
Artist and Illustrator Leighton Fossum
Jan 6 • 45 min
Victoria Chick, New Mexico-based contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector, discusses the life and work of artist and illustrator, Leighton Fossum. A treasure trove of paintings, documents, and books were left behind after…
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Jan 6 • 55 min
Acclaimed singer, songwriter and recording artist Will Oldham, who records and performs under the name Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, talks about his experience as National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) artist-in-residence at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. He…
A Toast to The Arts
Jan 5 • 179 min
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: - EXCALIBUR IV – Songwriter / producer Alan…
Winter Holiday Happy Hour Party!
Dec 20, 2017 • 145 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith for Big Blend Radio’s HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR show that goes cross-country with the Big Blend Party Bus! Party Highlights: Holiday Music, Cocktails & Party Games such as Spontunous ‘The Song Game’ and Santa’s Naughty or…
Finding Your Family History in England
Dec 18, 2017 • 42 min
From talking to relatives to understanding the origin of family names, Glynn Burrows, a family history expert and owner of Norfolk Tours, shares tips on tracing your family’s history back to England. As with any family history quest, you have to start…
Sonja Kristina of Curved Air
Dec 18, 2017 • 57 min
Sonja Kristina, legendary Curved Air lead singer and founding member, discusses her newly released 2-CD compilation ANTHOLOGY, the first collection of her solo works featuring rare and newly recorded exclusive tracks, custom cover art and her personal…
Chef Ivan Flowers - West Coast Lobster Rolls
Dec 18, 2017 • 54 min
A regular Big Blend expert contributor and educator, Five-Star Chef Ivan Flowers discusses seafood and explains how to make his West Coast Lobster Rolls. Chef Ivan Flowers likes to keep food simple and fresh! Though his food is influenced from countries…
Champagne Sundays - Music, Family History & Cooking
Dec 17, 2017 • 173 min
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: - Find Your Family Roots in England –…
John Lamkin Explores Greece
Dec 16, 2017 • 48 min
From feta cheese and wine to grape stomping and historic sites, award-winning journalist and photographer John Lamkin discusses his three week adventure in Greece, where he explored Athens, Athens Riviera, the islands of Alonissos, Paros, Ios and Milos,…
The World of Champagne and Sparkling Wines
Dec 16, 2017 • 69 min
What is it about sparkling wine that captures the heart of even the most jaded wine drinker? It’s a wine style that’s steeped in glamor, history and rumor with a myriad of tasty permutations. From Spumante to Sekt, Cremant to Champagne, the allure of…
Historic Springfield in Central Kentucky
Dec 16, 2017 • 34 min
From Abraham Lincoln’s family legacy to the Holy Land Tour and the Bourbon Trail, hear about Springfield’s rich history and historic sites, with Stephanie McMillin – Executive Director of Springfield Tourism Commission, and Nell R. Haydon – Director…
Food, Wine & Travel
Dec 15, 2017 • 167 min
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: - A Greek Odyssey -…
Exploring Island County in Washington State
Dec 14, 2017 • 65 min
You’re one lucky amigo if your plans include a vacation in Washington State – especially if that trip includes a stop in Island County and the San Juan Islands. This particular route is one thousands of visitors take each year to get a sense of “taste and…
Matt Scott - Author of Find Something Awesome Books for Kids
Dec 14, 2017 • 54 min
What if you could give your children all the ‘self-help’ wisdom and life lessons you learned later in life (and the hard way!) in a book that they would actually love and listen to? Matt Scott discovered the awesome power of our brains to find happiness…
Food & Travel, Family & Hero Appreciation
Dec 13, 2017 • 159 min
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: - Whidbey, Camano & San Juan Islands in Washington State –Travel…
Rob Cottingham - UK Prog Rock Ensemble CAIRO
Dec 11, 2017 • 54 min
Touchstone founder Rob Cottingham’s latest new band project CAIRO combines keyboard wizardry and electronica with modern rock values, dynamic guitar work and soaring vocals. This creates an enthralling sound that will capture the hearts and minds of…
Dr Rawlings visits Chernobyl & Pripyat
Dec 11, 2017 • 58 min
At 01:23 Moscow time, on April 26, 1986, the world underwent a fundamental change; Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant experienced a core explosion, a subsequent steam explosion and open-air graphite fire. The Chernobyl catastrophe was the…
San Diego Artist & Musician Coko Brown
Dec 11, 2017 • 53 min
San Diego artist and musician Coko Brown discusses her music and latest album LUCA, as well as her painting career and current exhibition “Under Western Skies” that’s on display at Jeremy’s on the Hill California Bistro in Wynola, the Gateway to Julian,…
Champagne Sundays Show - Art, Music & The Environment
Dec 10, 2017 • 181 min
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: - CAIRO - Touchstone founder Rob…
Success in Music and Writing Screenplays
Dec 9, 2017 • 55 min
From Honing & Building Your Craft and Continued Education to Branding, Marketing and Knowing Your Audience, this Success in Music & Writing Screenplays Expert Panel Discussion features Chip Schutzman – President of Miles High Productions, an online music…
Napoleon Hill - How to Own Your Own Mind
Dec 9, 2017 • 35 min
Mitch Horowitz, VP & Executive Editor at Penguin Random House, discusses the Napoleon Hill book, “How to Own Your Own Mind”. First published in 1941, Napoleon Hill’s HOW TO OWN YOUR OWN MIND got lost in the shuffle due to the onset of World War II.…
Ward Heinrichs - New California Employment Laws for 2018
Dec 9, 2017 • 44 min
San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs Esq. outlines the new California employment laws for 2018, including Minimum Wage Increase, California Small Business Parental Leave, Salary History Ban, California Ban the Box Law, Immigration Work Place…
Success Express Business & Career Expo!
Dec 8, 2017 • 181 min
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: - Success in Music & Writing Screenplays – Expert Panel Discussion…
Classical Pianist Hunter Noack in Haleakala National Park
Dec 7, 2017 • 48 min
Acclaimed classical pianist, composer and producer Hunter Noack, discusses how his music connects people with nature, and his National Parks Arts Foundation artist residency at Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii. He will spend the month of December…
Ruth Milstein - Cooking Soups and Stews
Dec 7, 2017 • 41 min
Generally, stews have less liquid than soups, are much thicker and require longer cooking over lower heat. While soups are almost always served in a bowl, stews may be thick enough to be served on a plate with the gravy as a sauce over the solid…
Singer-songwriter Lindsay Bellows - Wake to Dream
Dec 7, 2017 • 40 min
Lindsay Bellows, a one-woman/loop pedal powered songwriter and performer, discusses her debut EP ‘Wake to Dream’ that showcases a fresh sound that weaves together light-hearted folk/pop with fierce R&B vocals. Given her background as a one-woman/loop…
The Story of Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea
Dec 7, 2017 • 31 min
Ever heard of Coffee Leaf Tea? It’s smooth, sustainable, packed with antioxidants, and it’s breaking the poverty cycle for coffee farmers. Max Rivest, Co-Founder & CEO of award-winning Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea, shares the company’s story that…
Art & Music, Food & Drink
Dec 6, 2017 • 180 min
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: - Hunter Noackin Haleakala - Classical pianist Hunter Noack discusses…
Champagne Sundays Show
Dec 3, 2017 • 194 min
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: - Guitarist Paul Nelson - Grammy…
National Parks Arts Foundation Artist Residence Programs
Dec 2, 2017 • 40 min
Tanya Ortega, Photographer and Founder of the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), discusses the organization’s unique residency programs that are open to artists of all mediums. The National Parks Arts Foundation is the only nationwide non-profit…
Victoria Chick - History of Plein Air Painting
Dec 2, 2017 • 46 min
Oil paint in tubes, portable easels, and the invention of the railroad – the first two 19th century inventions made early Plein Air painting possible, the last made it convenient. Plein Air is shortened version of the French term en plein air (in the open…
Songwriter Kevin Fisher - Beer Me!
Dec 2, 2017 • 41 min
Multi-platinum country/rock songwriter Kevin Fisher (Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker) discusses his new solo album “BEER ME” and his songwriting career. Awash in hops and foam, playful metaphors and witty storytelling, ‘Beer Me!’ is a clever,…
A Toast to The Arts
Dec 1, 2017 • 150 min
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: - Artists-in-Residence Programs – Tanya…
8 Keys of Excellence - This Is It!
Nov 29, 2017 • 96 min
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 special 8 Keys of Excellence show focusing on the 4th Key: THIS IS IT – Make The Most…
Linda Kissam - Viking River Cruise from Prague to Berlin
Nov 20, 2017 • 56 min
From Prague to Berlin, Big Blend travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’, shares her shopping and cultural adventures on a Viking River Cruise. If you were born to shop and haven’t cruised in a while, be assured that river cruising is an…
Singer-songwriter Shelley King - Fan Faves
Nov 20, 2017 • 48 min
Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter Shelley King, the 2008 Official State Musician of Texas, talks about her forthcoming new album FAN FAVES and upcoming studio album releasing in spring 2018. Since quitting a sales job to pursue music full time in…
Author Andrew Rowen - Christopher Columbus
Nov 20, 2017 • 64 min
Andrew Rowen discusses his new historical novel, “Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold,” that dramatically recasts Christopher Columbus’ epic voyage that has shaped cultures, religions and ideologies for centuries. Most literature relating the history of…
Champagne Sundays - Travel, History & Music
Nov 19, 2017 • 181 min
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: - Cruisin’ for a Deal – From Prague…
Grilling with The Cooking Ladies!
Nov 18, 2017 • 49 min
Along with sharing grilling tips and their RV travel stories, Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay ‘The Cooking Ladies,’ discuss their 10th cookbook, “On the Road with The Cooking Ladies, Let’s Get Grilling!”, that features a collection of grilling recipes and…
Camano Island, Washington – Where Past Meets Present
Nov 18, 2017 • 55 min
Nestled in the curve of neighboring Whidbey Island, separated by the shimmering Saratoga Sea, Camano Island is a laid-back escape from the big city hubbub. A short drive over the Camano Gateway Bridge means you don’t need to wait for a ferry to enjoy its…
Let The Good Times Roll in Lafayette, Louisiana
Nov 18, 2017 • 53 min
“Laissez les bon temps rouler!” is an expression you’ll hear often throughout the parishes in southern Louisiana. More than a sentiment, it’s a true representation of the joie de vivre spirit that is Cajun culture. Lafayette, the state’s fourth largest…
Food, Wine & Travel
Nov 17, 2017 • 173 min
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: - The Cooking Ladies –…
Success Express Business & Career Show
Nov 15, 2017 • 85 min
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 & career show. On This Episode:Board Game Industry Success…
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Nov 12, 2017 • 137 min
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: - Steam Roasted Broccoli with 5-Star Chef…
Winter in Pinnacles National Park
Nov 11, 2017 • 30 min
Located in central California, Pinnacles National Park was established as America’s 59th National Park on January 10, 2013. Known as ‘The Park on the Move’, Pinnacles is of geological significance, and boasts beautiful and diverse habitats that range from…
Jim Ostdick’s Walk Across America
Nov 11, 2017 • 71 min
Jim Ostdick discusses his new book “Palomino Nation: My 2016 Crazyass Walk Across America”, that covers his 3,300 mile cross-country walk that loosely followed the American Discovery Trail, from Lewes, Delaware to Point Reyes National Seashore in…
China to San Benito County in Central California
Nov 11, 2017 • 48 min
Juli Vieira, Chief Executive Officer of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, discusses her recent Chamber of Commerce group trip to China, along with winter events and activities in San Benito County in Central California. The…
Vacation Station Travel Show
Nov 10, 2017 • 167 min
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: - Discover San Benito County,…
Quality of Life - Family & Gardening
Nov 8, 2017 • 107 min
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: - Dealing with Family Drama of the Holidays -…
Swedish Rock Star Nina Soderquist
Nov 6, 2017 • 46 min
Nina Söderquist, a Swedish performer, rock star and “field artist” for the Swedish Armed Forces, discusses her success in London’s West End andd Sweden with the musical SPAMALOT, her music career and new single, “Goodbye”, a duet with Björn Skifs (Blue…
The Feminist’s Guide to Raising a Little Princess
Nov 6, 2017 • 42 min
Author and New York Times Motherlode columnist Devorah Blachor talks about her new book, “THE FEMINIST’S GUIDE TO RAISING A LITTLE PRINCESS: How to Raise a Girl Who’s Authentic, Joyful, and Fearless – Even If She Refuses to Wear Anything but a Pink Tutu.”…
Author Peter Zheutlin - Rescued
Nov 6, 2017 • 49 min
In his New York Times-bestselling book RESCUE ROAD, journalist Peter Zheutlin introduced us to Greg Mahle of Rescue Road Trips and the remarkable, heartwarming story of how one man (and many selfless volunteers) saved over thirty thousand hard-luck dogs…
Champagne Sundays Variety Show
Nov 5, 2017 • 160 min
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: - The Feminist’s Guide to Raising a…
A Toast to The Arts & National Parks
Nov 3, 2017 • 159 min
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: - History of Portrait Miniatures with…
Happy Hour Variety Show
Nov 1, 2017 • 179 min
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: -Blues-Pop Artist Phillip Broussard -…
Glynn Burrows discusses Captain John Smith
Oct 30, 2017 • 43 min
The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is a series of water routes in the United States extending approximately 3,000 miles along the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary. The historic routes trace the 1607–1609 voyages of…
Derry Brabbs - Author / Photographer of Pilgrimage
Oct 30, 2017 • 51 min
Best-selling author and photographer Derry Brabbs is regarded as one of England’s finest photographers within the sphere of heritage and landscape. Author of over 20 illustrated books, including the worldwide best-seller James Herriot’s Yorkshire, Derry…
Locals Insider - California’s Sequoia Country
Oct 30, 2017 • 70 min
Located in central California’s rich agricultural region, Tulare County is home to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and a number of charming and historic communities to explore like…
Champagne Sundays - Travel & History
Oct 29, 2017 • 181 min
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: - Captain John Smith – Glynn Burrows,…
Success Express Business & Career Show
Oct 27, 2017 • 104 min
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: - The Anticipatory…
Happy Halloween Party
Oct 25, 2017 • 145 min
Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Halloween Party aboard the Big Blend Trick or Treat Party Bus, traveling down Ghost Highway. Party Guests will sip Yuma Landing’s Halloween…
Champagne Sundays
Oct 22, 2017 • 109 min
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: - Healthy Thanksgiving Sides – Ruth…
International Food Wine Travel Writers Conference - 2018
Oct 21, 2017 • 49 min
The International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is a non-profit organization and a resource base for writers and other professionals in the food, wine, and travel industries. Travel writer Allen Cox - Editor-in-Chief of Northwest…
Hilarie Larson - San Juan Islands in Washington State
Oct 21, 2017 • 55 min
Nestled in the far northwestern corner of Washington State is a little slice of paradise. It’s a destination with no stoplights, where foodies forage and create memorable cuisine that defines farm to table and orchard to glass. Here, you can smell the…
Debbie Stone - A Taste of Austria
Oct 21, 2017 • 62 min
Austrians take great pride in the preparation and presentation of food, and dining is an experience to be savored one bite at a time. Meals present an opportunity to socialize, as well as to appreciate the act of eating good food in a convivial ambiance.…
Food, Wine & Travel - Washington State to Austria
Oct 20, 2017 • 180 min
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: - IFWTWA Travel Writers…
Quality of Life - Single Parenting and Health
Oct 18, 2017 • 134 min
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: - The Kickass Single Mom - Emma Johnson…
Cathy Rich - Vocalist an Daughter of Drummer Buddy Rich
Oct 16, 2017 • 48 min
Cathy Rich, daughter of legendary drummer Buddy Rich, talks about the life and career of Buddy Rich, and discusses the release of the soundtracks from two concert films featuring Buddy, The Channel One Set and The Lost Tapes. The digital films as well as…
Chef Ivan Flowers - Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Oct 16, 2017 • 41 min
5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers shares his recipe and cooking tips for making homemade Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Featuring garnet yams, this recipe is a healthy alternative to regular fries. A long-time Big Blend expert and radio guest sharing recipes and…
Drummer Tyler Zarzeka
Oct 16, 2017 • 45 min
Drummer Success Insider interview with Tyler Zarzeka whose credits include Charlie Puth, Kiiara, Cher Lloyd, Emblem 3 and currently Noah Cyrus, who he’s on tour with now. After years of filling up two passports and traveling to 6 continents working as a…
Champagne Sundays - Music, Food & Wine
Oct 15, 2017 • 179 min
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: - Buddy Rich Live – As part of…
Chris Fitch - Atlas of Untamed Places
Oct 14, 2017 • 56 min
Chris Fitch discusses his debut book, “Atlas of Untamed Places: An Extraordinary Journey Through Our Wild World”, that takes reads on an adventure through historic habitats, untouched lands and peculiar wild phenomenon. With 45 unique and beautiful maps…
Tam Warner Minton - Citizen Science & Author of All Fish Faces
Oct 14, 2017 • 41 min
Tam Warner Minton, author of “ALL FISH FACES: Photos and Fun Facts about Tropical Reef Fish”, discusses her world travels and work photographing and documenting tropical reef fish as a citizen scientist, doing research on behalf of scientists. Citizen…
Legendary Guitarist Steve “The Deacon” Hunter
Oct 14, 2017 • 70 min
Steve “The Deacon” Hunter, long time Alice Cooper/Lou Reed guitarist, talks about his latest instrumental blues/rock solo album “Before The Lights Go Out”, that also features bass players Erik Scott (also an Alice Cooper alumni), and Andy Stoller who has…
Music, World Travel, Nature & Science
Oct 13, 2017 • 179 min
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: - Atlas of Untamed Places – Chris Fitch, a senior staff writer for…
Locals Insider - San Diego, CA
Oct 11, 2017 • 146 min
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 special Locals Insider Show focusing on San Diego, in Southern California. Boasting a…
Garden Gossip Home & Garden Show
Oct 8, 2017 • 90 min
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: - The Well Crafted Home – Designer…
Legendary Hard Rock Trio BANG!
Oct 7, 2017 • 61 min
With the heaviness of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, coupled with the groove of Grand Funk Railroad, BANG released three critically acclaimed albums on Capitol Records in the early 1970s before disappearing for a number of years. In celebration of their…
Victoria Chick - Totem Poles of Pacific Northwest
Oct 7, 2017 • 43 min
Totems are usually defined as representing groups of people. Examples are found from Asia to Polynesia, with a strong tradition in the Northwest corner of the United States including Alaska, as well as the coastal area of British Columbia in Canada.…
Art at Fort Union National Monument
Oct 7, 2017 • 62 min
The National Parks Arts Foundation creates unique artist-in-residence programs within the National Park Service Florida based environmental artist and art educator Patricia Cummins talks about her art and National Parks Arts Foundation residency at Fort…
A Toast to The Arts
Oct 6, 2017 • 180 min
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: - The BANG Story – Bass player Frank Ferrara…
8 Keys of Excellence - Failure Leads to Success
Oct 4, 2017 • 105 min
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 special 8 Keys of Excellence show featuring: - Bobbi DePorter – Co-Founder of…
Hypertension and Heart Disease
Oct 2, 2017 • 48 min
Hypertension is a serious condition that affects one in three adults in the US. It is referred to as the silent killer because people have no symptoms from it until a catastrophic event like a stroke occurs. If you have been diagnosed with hypertension by…
The 7 Caring Habits of Reality Therapy
Oct 2, 2017 • 52 min
Reality Therapy is a system of being with people that creates freedom and connection at the same time. This technique was created by Dr. William Glasser and is taught all over the world. It allows us to allow the people in our lives to be responsible for…
How Change Leads to a Happier Life
Oct 2, 2017 • 55 min
Understanding both positive and negative change is one of the secrets of being happy and wealthy. Taking only calculated risk is the secret to a more successful existence. Ralph Masengill Jr., author of “Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read Fun Book on…
Quality of Life
Oct 1, 2017 • 169 min
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: - Heart Health & Hypertension - Dr. Jacqueline…
Destination Yuma, Arizona
Sep 29, 2017 • 110 min
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, focusing on Yuma, Arizona! On This Episode: - Historic…
Vacation Station World Radio Party!
Sep 24, 2017 • 152 min
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: - Port Town of Steveston, British…
Nature-Centric Parenting
Sep 23, 2017 • 44 min
Nature-centric parenting expert Linda Åkeson McGurk, discusses her memoir “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge).” THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BAD…
Climate Action Center in New Orleans
Sep 23, 2017 • 49 min
Michelle Pyne, New Orleans Director of Global Green USA, talks about the organization’s Holy Cross Project’s Community Development and Climate Action Center, which will be the first of its kind to bring climate change education and models of resiliency to…
Sustainable Viticulture
Sep 23, 2017 • 66 min
If you enjoy wine, chances are you’ve encountered many confusing terms on winery websites or restaurant wine lists. In an ongoing campaign to de-mystify the world of wine, it’s time to talk dirty – vineyard dirt, that is. Hilarie Larson discusses the…
Nature Connection - Parenting, Climate Change & Wine
Sep 22, 2017 • 180 min
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-centric Parenting with Linda Åkeson…
Big Blend Radio Locals Insider - Tucson, Arizona
Sep 20, 2017 • 89 min
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 special Locals Insider Show focusing on Tucson! Sprawled across the Sonoran desert…
Shannon Kaiser - The Self-Love Experiment
Sep 18, 2017 • 37 min
Shannon Kaiser is the author of Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential, Find Your Happy: An Inspirational Guide to Loving Life to the Fullest, and Find Your Happy Daily Mantras: 365 Days of Motivation for…
Fall Fun in Historic Springfield, Kentucky
Sep 18, 2017 • 45 min
Located in the heart of Central Kentucky, the land of Bourbon, Horses and History, this historic city of Springfield is the first county created in the state, and is the home of the oldest active courthouse and is known for being where Abraham Lincoln’s…
French Bread Pizza with Chef Ivan Flowers
Sep 18, 2017 • 36 min
Five-star Chef Ivan Flowers shares his Margherita French Bread Pizza Recipe and cooking tips. 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…
Parent Expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith - Gentle Discipline
Sep 18, 2017 • 42 min
More and more parents are discovering, that conventional approaches to discipline (such as praise & reward systems, punishment for bad behavior) often don’t work and can even lead to more frustration, resentment, and power struggles at home and in the…
Champagne Sundays
Sep 17, 2017 • 182 min
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: - The Self-LoveExperiment – Shannon…
Vacation Station - Arizona to Oregon
Sep 15, 2017 • 107 min
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: - A Solar Eclipse Adventure – Travel…
Employment Law & Nature’s Medicine
Sep 13, 2017 • 112 min
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: - Employment Law - San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs Esq.…
The Family Coach Catherine Pearlman - Author of IGNORE IT!
Sep 11, 2017 • 41 min
Founder of her private practice The Family Coach, Catherine Pearlman, PHD, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for more than twenty years, is an assistant professor of social work at Brandman…
Writing Screenplays That Sell
Sep 11, 2017 • 61 min
Over the last three decades, popular UCLA screenwriting professor and co-head of the university’s acclaimed screenwriting program, Hal Ackerman has nurtured, mentored and collaborated with hundreds of aspiring screenwriting students, many of whom have…
Champagne Sundays
Sep 10, 2017 • 130 min
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: - IGNORE IT! Family Coach and…
Locals Insider - San Benito County, CA
Sep 8, 2017 • 108 min
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 special Locals Insider Show focusing on San Benito County. Located east of Monterey in…
8 Keys of Excellence - BALANCE
Sep 6, 2017 • 79 min
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 special 8 Keys of Excellence show with Bobbi DePorter – Co-Founder of SuperCamp &…
Poetry in Parks
Sep 2, 2017 • 48 min
The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) creates unique artist-in-residence programs within the National Park Service and other parks, and the programs are for all of the arts, from painting and photography to music and poetry. This Big Blend Radio…
Superstar Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana
Sep 2, 2017 • 54 min
Superstar drummer, singer and songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana discusses her career and new single FUN, PARTY, SPLASH that features her husband Carlos Santana, and was produced by Narada Michael Walden. She also discusses the newSantana/Isley Brothers…
A Toast to The Arts - Poetry & Art, Music & Entertainment
Sep 1, 2017 • 143 min
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: - Poetry in Parks – Tanya Ortega – Founder of…
The Myth of the ADHD Child
Aug 31, 2017 • 50 min
Psychologist and learning specialist Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, discusses his newly revised edition of “THE MYTH OF THE ADHD CHILD: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior…
Hal Moore on Leadership
Aug 31, 2017 • 46 min
Hal Moore captured our attention when his exploits in the Ia Drang battle were recounted in his memoir We Were Soldiers Once…and Young and commanded our respect in the Mel Gibson movie “We Were Soldiers.” Now, the late General Hal Moore recounts his…
Country Rocker Marc Daniels
Aug 31, 2017 • 44 min
Country rocker Marc Daniels talks about his album ‘The Starting Line’ and latest singles “Redheads” and “Summer Song”. Growing up in Spokane, WA, Marc Daniels starting playing the piano at an early age. It wasn’t until his early twenties that he began…
Parenting, Leadership & Country Rock
Aug 30, 2017 • 164 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - The Myth of the ADHD Child – Psychologist and learning specialist…
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
Aug 28, 2017 • 40 min
Big Blend travel writer Debbie Stone shares her experience at the historic La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, a luxury destination nestled on six beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Known as the “Art Hotel of New Mexico”,…
Legends of England
Aug 28, 2017 • 50 min
From King Arthur to Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest to StoneHenge, Glynn Burrows talks about England’s ancient legends and the places associated with them. Legends exist all over the country, from giants to pixies, from monsters of the deep to big black dogs…
Fall Fun in San Benito County, California
Aug 28, 2017 • 32 min
From a giant corn maize to the county fair, ghost walks, parades and farm-to-table festivities, Juli Vieira - Chief Executive Officer of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, talks about all the fun fall events and activities in San…
Champagne Sundays - Travel & History
Aug 27, 2017 • 141 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - La Posada de Santa Fe - Travel…
91st Natchitoches Christmas & Annual Festival of Lights
Aug 26, 2017 • 43 min
Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish ) is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, and since 1927 this vibrant water-front city has been home to one of the oldest community-based holiday celebrations in the country – the…
Exploring the Bandol Region of France
Aug 26, 2017 • 44 min
Located along Southern France’s Mediterranean coast, between the cosmopolitan city of Marseille and the naval outpost of Toulon, lies the historic wine region of Bandol. There are breathtakingly perfect fishing ports and medieval hilltop towns surrounded…
Vacation Station - France, Louisiana & Arizona
Aug 25, 2017 • 123 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show. On This Episode: - Christmas in Natchitoches – Arlene…
Art & History, Cooking & Softball
Aug 23, 2017 • 144 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio. On This Episode: - The Art & Mystery of Masks - Victoria Chick, figurative…
Green Infrastructure in New Orleans
Aug 21, 2017 • 45 min
Jeff Supak, Community Resiliency Program Associate at Global Green USA, talks about the recent flooding in New Orleans and how green infrastructure such as plants and bioswales can add capacity to the city’s storm water system. For over 20 years, Global…
Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State
Aug 21, 2017 • 55 min
Hear about Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington State, a 100% Awesome Destination featuring beautiful beaches, gorgeous gardens, art, delicious dining opportunities and much more. Featured guests include travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine &…
Julia Cameron - Life Lessons
Aug 21, 2017 • 64 min
Julia Cameron, author of the international bestseller, The Artist’s Way, discusses the connection between spirituality and creativity, as well as her new book, ‘LIFE LESSONS: 125 Prayers and Meditations’. Published by Tarcher Perigee, this approachable…
Champagne Sundays - Sustainability, Travel & Life Lessons
Aug 20, 2017 • 181 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Greening of New Orleans - Jeff…
Luxury Rail Travel on Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer
Aug 19, 2017 • 43 min
From Seattle to Vancouver, then to Banff, Nancy Mueller shares her luxury rail riding experience aboard Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer! Publisher of WanderBoomer.com that features “fun travel adventures for the young at heart,” Nancy is a Seattle-based…
Paul Selig - Then Book of Truth
Aug 19, 2017 • 50 min
Whether we realize it or not, the vast majority of us define ourselves by the expectations established by our society, culture, family, and community. We internalize constructs based on external stereotypes of gender, age, race, social standing, or a…
Dr. R. Keith Wallace - Gut Crisis
Aug 19, 2017 • 55 min
Poor food quality, the overuse of antibiotics, and other factors are creating an imbalanced state in your gut bacteria and damaging your gut lining. This eventually leads to inflammation that underlies chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes,…
Travel, Health & Relationships
Aug 18, 2017 • 171 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer – Nancy…
Attorney Ward Heinrichs - Class Action Lawsuits
Aug 17, 2017 • 61 min
In the news, we hear about class action cases and the large settlements and verdicts that can result. What, exactly, is a class action, and why can the verdicts and settlements be so large? As San Diego based employment attorney Ward Heinrichs explains,…
Author Michael H. Rubin - Cashed Out
Aug 17, 2017 • 39 min
Holding $4 million of your dead client’s cash makes you everyone’s target. Following the success of his award-winning debut novel, “The Cottoncrest Curse,” author Michael H. Rubin’s new Bayou Thriller novel is called “Cashed Out” and it combines both the…
Happy Hour - Laws Suits & Legal Thrillers
Aug 16, 2017 • 117 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour Variety Show! On This Episode: - Class Action Law Suits with San Diego…
Photographer Otis Harville
Aug 14, 2017 • 41 min
Award-winning photographer Otis Harville discusses his digital fine art imagery, his Four Pillars of Artistic Process, and traveling and photographing in various national and state parks across the country. An award-winning photographer with a passion for…
Amy Fox - THE SWITCH Sitcom
Aug 14, 2017 • 42 min
Humorist, actor and writer Amy Fox discusses THE SWITCH, a fun and heart-warming sitcom series that features a predominantly transgender cast (with all trans roles played by trans actors) as they try to solve whatever crises they encounter - or create! On…
Chef Ivan Flowers - Oven Roasted Back Ribs
Aug 14, 2017 • 72 min
5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers explains how to cook Oven Roasted Back Ribs, and talks about the importance of learning technique in cooking, and making your own foods and condiments instead of purchasing packaged and processed foods that are loaded with…
Champagne Sundays - Photography, Comedy and Cooking
Aug 13, 2017 • 184 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Award-winning photographerOtis…
8 Keys of Excellence - Flexibility
Aug 11, 2017 • 77 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s special 8 Keys of Excellence show with Bobbi DePorter – Co-Founder of SuperCamp &…
Happy Hour - Parks & Places
Aug 9, 2017 • 131 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour Variety Show! On This Episode: - Fall Fun in Exeter, California – Sandy…
Champagne Sundays - Bourbon & Cowboys
Aug 6, 2017 • 119 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Central Kentucky Bourbon…
Artist Rose B. Simpson goes to Aztec Ruins and Chaco Canyon
Aug 5, 2017 • 57 min
Mixed media artist Rose B. Simpson talks about her art, and being the National Parks Arts Foundation artist-in-residence at Aztec Ruins National Monument (September 2017) and Chaco Culture National Historical Park (2018), both in Northern New Mexico.…
Petroglyphs of Pony Hills, New Mexico
Aug 5, 2017 • 32 min
Victoria Chick, contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector, discusses the Prehistoric Petroglyphs of Pony Hills, near Deming in southwest New Mexico. As she decribes in her article on NationalParkTraveling.com, “Here were…
SAVE OUR IMAX!
Aug 5, 2017 • 35 min
Jonathan Barker, President and CEO of SK Films, discusses the IMAX documentary filmmakers movement to oppose the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s plan to demolish its IMAX theater in order to expand a cafeteria. In a public letter, the…
A Toast to The Arts
Aug 4, 2017 • 142 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Art in Aztec Ruins & Chaco Canyon –…
Big Blend Radio Vacation Station Travel Show - Downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana
Aug 2, 2017 • 68 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Travel Show focusing on Historic Natchitoches, Louisiana! Founded…
Walking the Roman Roads of England
Jul 31, 2017 • 34 min
It’s quite amazing that in rural Norfolk, as well as over much of England, it is possible to walk along Roman Roads through many miles of unspoiled, natural beauty. Glynn Burrows, historian and owner of Norfolk Tours UK, talks about the fascinating Roman…
Exploring Belize in Central America
Jul 31, 2017 • 24 min
Travel writer Eva Eldridge shares her Impressions of Belize in Central America, where she explored Belize City, Altun Ha Mayan Ruins, and Tranquility Bay Resort which lies just inside the remarkable Belize Barrier Reef, the longest unbroken living reef on…
Champagne Sundays World Party!
Jul 30, 2017 • 196 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s World Radio Party. Special guest co-host is singer-songwriter Nicki Kris. ON THIS…
The Path to Personal Power
Jul 29, 2017 • 43 min
Mitch Horowitz – VP & Executive Editor at Tarcher Perigee, a division of Penguin Random House, discusses the book, THE PATH TO PERSONAL POWER, that features never-before-published lessons penned by Napoleon Hill, just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.…
Exploring Mystical Bhutan
Jul 29, 2017 • 54 min
From mountains to monasteries, Big Blend travel writer Debbie Stone talks about her recent adventures in Bhutan, the mystical ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’. She traveled through Bhutan with Myths and Mountains, a highly acclaimed tour company, to learn…
Arizona Aviation History
Jul 29, 2017 • 54 min
While jet aircraft thunder across Arizona skies today, just over a century ago daring “bird men” challenged gravity in rickety contraptions of wire, wood, and cloth. Historian and award-winning author William Kalt III, talks about Arizona’s “flying…
Personal Power, Travel & Aviation History
Jul 28, 2017 • 165 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! ON THIS EPISODE: - The Path to Personal Power – Mitch Horowitz – VP & Executive…
California Sequoia Country Spotlight
Jul 26, 2017 • 67 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Travel Show focusing on Tulare County in California’s Sequoia…
Champagne Sundays Show - Music & California
Jul 23, 2017 • 146 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Proof - Contemporary pop…
The World of Blogging, Writing & Books
Jul 21, 2017 • 134 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for a special big Blend Radio show focusing on the world of writing! ON THIS EPISODE: * Travel Writer &…
Happy Hour - Music & Movies, Recipes & Wine
Jul 19, 2017 • 127 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour Variety Show! On This Episode: - Renaissance“Symphonic Journey” – Artist…
Champagne Sundays - New Music & Summer Grilling
Jul 16, 2017 • 181 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! Special guest cohost is singer-songwriter Michael…
Blues Singer-songwriter Allison August
Jul 15, 2017 • 52 min
Southern California blues singer-songwriter Allison August talks about her new album ‘Holy Water’ that features Paul Barrere of Little Feat, as well as Coco Montoya, Greg Liesz, Josh Smith, and Lance Lopez. Her songs are inspired by the joys and…
Hilarie Larson Takes The Fear Out of Wine Tasting
Jul 15, 2017 • 47 min
While wine tasting is a popular activity across the USA, many are hesitant to visit a wine tasting roomor winery. Could it be a fear of feeling out of place, not knowing what to do, or understanding how it all works? Contrary to what you might think, not…
Humane Gardening with Nancy Lawson
Jul 15, 2017 • 64 min
Author of “The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife” published by Princeton Architectural Press, Nancy Lawson is a master naturalist and master gardener who speaks and writes about Humane Gardening. She is also the founder of Humane…
The Blues, Wine Tasting & Gardening
Jul 14, 2017 • 179 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - Holy Water – Blues singer-songwriter Allison August talks about…
Hospitality Employment Laws
Jul 13, 2017 • 57 min
What legal requirements and hurdles do businesses in the hospitality industry face? From minimum wage to tipping, Air B&B to Uber, San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs Esq. discusses the labor laws in the tourism, restaurant and hospitality…
Are You a Difficult Leader?
Jul 13, 2017 • 58 min
Leaders who manipulate and use fear to motivate are difficult leaders. They don’t care about cooperation as much as they are about achieving a goal, no matter the cost. How do we know if we are an effective leader or a difficult leader? Listen to this Big…
Success Express Business and Career Show
Jul 12, 2017 • 132 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Success Express business and career show! On This Episode: - Hospitality Employment…
Champagne Sundays - Music & Wellness
Jul 9, 2017 • 137 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! ON THIS EPISODE: - Healing Neen - Tonier Cain,…
A Toast to The Arts
Jul 7, 2017 • 165 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Photographer William Bretzger will…
Big Blend Happy Hour Radio: Travel, Art & Wildlife
Jul 5, 2017 • 143 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour Variety Show! On This Episode: - Lincoln City, Oregon – From treasure…
Climate Change & Community Parks
Jun 30, 2017 • 136 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - Creating Healthy Communities Through Parks with Jim Ostdick, who…
Vacation Station - Paris to Southern Arizona
Jun 28, 2017 • 102 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show! On This Episode: - The Streets of Paris – Susan…
Champagne Sundays - Music and Grilling
Jun 25, 2017 • 168 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show! On This Episode: - Mending Fences – Chart-topping…
Spotlight on San Benito County, California
Jun 23, 2017 • 154 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show! This episode shines the spotlight on San Benito…
Travel Writer Insider with Linda Kissam
Jun 22, 2017 • 55 min
Known as the ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’, travel writer Linda Kissam is a longtime Big Blend Radio guest and contributor sharing stories about her food, wine and travel adventures across the country and around the world. A seasoned writer with a…
Jonathan Cavier - Blue Room Album
Jun 22, 2017 • 63 min
Phoenix based pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Cavier talks about ‘Blue Room’ his second full length solo album. Featuring the single “When You Come Around”, Blue Room is Cavier’s second full-length album following 2016 release of Premier. There is raw…