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.
Dazzling Detroit - America’s Great Comeback Kid!
Aug 19 • 60 min
With a sizzling culinary scene, hip hotels, hot entertainment districts, eclectic shops, reactivated parks and innovative start-ups, Detroit has a fresh, new look. And the place has an energy that’s contagious, as young entrepreneurs, artists and…
Genealogy Success Insider with Holly T. Hansen
Aug 17 • 61 min
Join hosts Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s 3rd Friday Family History show, featuring Holly T. Hansen “Miss Holly GenTeacher.” As President & Founder of Family History…
Author Andrea Thome - House of Belonging
Aug 16 • 56 min
Who can we count on? The family we’re born into, or the one we create for ourselves? 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 Andrea Thome who discusses…
Are You in a Relationship with a Difficult Person?
Aug 15 • 52 min
Whether it is a spouse, work colleague, family member or old friend, it’s hard to enjoy being in a relationship with a difficult person. The challenge is that difficult people don’t always know they are difficult, and they keep doing what they are doing;…
Let My People Vote
Aug 14 • 52 min
While media pundits and other experts debate the impact Russia had on the 2016 election, a riveting short documentary exposing the harsh voter suppression laws that prohibit 6.1 million Americans from voting, is fast becoming a rallying call for youth to…
The Magic Music Movie
Aug 13 • 32 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show with acclaimed TV writer/producer Lee Aronsohn who discusses his first feature film,…
The Chief Joseph Trail Ride
Aug 12 • 87 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for this episode of Big Blend Radio focusing on the Chief Joseph Trail Ride, a progressive trail ride hosted by the Appaloosa Horse Club. A…
Farm Stay Vacation in Northern Quebec
Aug 10 • 55 min
The family at Fermes Cinq Etoiles Farm has opened their lives to visitors year-round. Travel writer Elaine Masters spent several days there in early spring learning how to make maple candy, feeding the barnyard animals and meeting the rescued wolves, deer…
A Taste of Israel
Aug 9 • 55 min
Israeli cuisine comprises of local dishes by people native to Israel and dishes brought to Israel by Jews from the Diaspora. On this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry Show, Ruth Milstein joins hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith,…
World Travel Radio Party - France to Machu Picchu
Aug 8 • 78 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! From Paris to St. Petersburg and Machu Picchu to…
Tourism Excellence - Positive Communication
Aug 7 • 80 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Part 4 of Big Blend Radio’s Excellence in Tourism series on How to Put the “I” Back Into Community through a Responsible Tourism Plan that incorporates the 8 Keys of Excellence.…
The Walk-A-Bout - Things are Looking Up
Aug 6 • 82 min
Hailing from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York, Aussie-American acoustically driven rock ‘n’ roll quintet The Walk-A-Bout features Kevin Anderson (Acoustic Guitars), Darren “Sully” Sullivan (Lead Vocals, Harp & Digeridoo), Andrew “Drumz”…
Making Jalapeno Jam
Aug 5 • 20 min
Known as San Diego’s Sustainable Chef, Chef Jeremy Manley, is back on Big Blend Radio’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry Show to share how to make his Mango Jalapeno Jam recipe. Perfect for summer, this jam goes well with thick barbecued steaks, and white fish such…
Artist John Ferdico in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Aug 3 • 58 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 & PARKS show, featuring photographer and mixed media sculpture artist John Ferdico, who was the recent…
Giddy Up to Historic Yerington, Nevada
Aug 2 • 32 min
South of Reno and east of Yosemite National Park, Yerington is located in western Nevada, just off the Pony Express National Historic Trail and on the California National Historic Trail. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel…
Celebrate The Arts, Parks & Outdoor Recreation in Yuma, Arizona
Aug 1 • 58 min
Located along the lower Colorado River in southwest Arizona, Yuma is a historic, cultural and outdoor recreation destination historically known as the “Gateway to the Great Southwest.” Boosting quality of life for Yuma’s local families and visitors, the…
National Park Traveling from Missouri to Alaska
Jul 31 • 44 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 Vacation Station Park Travel Show. Jodi Canter, owner of Wanderlust Mark merchandise for National Park Junkies, shares her…
Attorney Ward Heinrichs - Theft in the Workplace
Jul 30 • 46 min
San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs is back on Big Blend Radio’s Success Express show, to discuss workplace theft and how to prevent theft in the retail, culinary, entertainment, tourism and hospitality industries. Based in San Diego, California…
Park Adventures Around the World
Jul 29 • 75 min
From Kenya to England and California to Canada, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Park Travel Show is all about national parks, outdoor adventures, hiking and walking trails, wildlife encounters, conservation and campfire gatherings! Join…
International Family History Expo
Jul 27 • 63 min
Join hosts Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s 3rd Friday Family History show, focusing on the “Pirates of the Pedigree 2018 International Family History Expo,” held online…
Jack Russell - Shelter Me
Jul 26 • 71 min
Jack Russell has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in hard rock history, heard on such classics as “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” “Rock Me” and “Save Your Love.” The inimitable vocalist and founding member of ‘80s metal legends Great White, Jack…
Saving Honey Bees & Wild Native Bees
Jul 25 • 51 min
Both domesticated honey bees and wild native bees are experiencing troubling populations declines due to habitat loss, pesticides and disease. That’s why Beesponsible® has teamed up with National Wildlife Federation to promote bee conservation. David…
A Unique RV Experience with Harvest Hosts
Jul 24 • 47 min
Harvest Hosts is a company reinventing the great American road trip, kind of how Airbnb transformed the hotel space. Joel Holland, new owner and CEO, joins Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show to share some of his RV travel adventures and to…
Walking with the Tall Men Group
Jul 23 • 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 with the Tall Men Group, comprised of Southern California singer-songwriters and…
American Impressionism and Weir Farm National Historic Site
Jul 22 • 46 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 focusing on how Impressionism came to America, American Impressionist artist J. Alden Weir, and Weir…
Laura Fahrenthold - The Pink Steering Wheel Chronicles
Jul 20 • 48 min
When Bloomberg journalist Mark Pittman suddenly died, his widow spent four summers driving 31,152 miles searching for answers. A former NY Daily News crime reporter, Laura Fahrenthold presents her moving portrait of life told with unflinching honesty…
National Park Posters by Photographer Robert Decker
Jul 19 • 42 min
For the past fifty years, Colorado photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker has traveled across the country, exploring and photographing the places that have inspired Americans for generations. Now he’s on a journey to create iconic images of all 60…
Sam Llanas - Return of the Goya - Part 1
Jul 18 • 62 min
Sam Llanas, formerly of the BoDeans, joins Big Blend Radio to discuss newly released 13th studio album and fourth major solo effort, Return of the Goya - Part 1. The album showcases his long love of classic country music (his earliest musical memory is…
A Walk on the Wild Side in Wales
Jul 17 • 50 min
The Wales Coast Path is an 870-mile route, spanning eight geographical areas from Chepsstow, Monmouthshire in the south to Queensferry, Flintshire in the north. Wales has the distinction of being the largest country in the world with a continuous trail…
Peggy James - Nothing in Between
Jul 16 • 45 min
Milwaukee singer-songwriter Peggy James joins Big Blend Radio to discusses her fourth solo studio album “Nothing In Between” that is out now through Happy Growl Records, and championed by veteran producer / guitarist Jim Eannelli. Peggy is a prolific…
Jon Magnusson - Acoustic Dreams EP
Jul 15 • 39 min
Stockholm-based singer-songwriter Jon Magnusson joins Big Blend Radio to share the stories behind the songs in his third EP “Acoustic Dreams”. In this collection, he has peeled off the electric guitars, drums and all other electronic instruments. Instead…
Why You Should Experience India
Jul 13 • 32 min
From the Himalayas to the Taj Mahal and tea in Darjeeling, along with its colorful festivals, delectable cuisine, national parks and scenic wonders, India has seen a considerable influx of tourism in recent years – deservedly, as it truly is one of the…
Town Mountain - New Freedom Blues
Jul 12 • 48 min
Since releasing their debut album Original Bluegrass and Roots Country in 2007, Town Mountain have made a name for themselves in bluegrass and roots circuits and have amassed a sizable catalog of original songs. They’ve toured with a who’s who of…
Bird Watching for Kids
Jul 11 • 44 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 Nature Connection Show with National Geographic’s resident birding expert, Jonathan Alderfer. An acclaimed artist, author,…
Street Photographer and Actor Norman Bush
Jul 10 • 51 min
After serving in the United States Air Force between 1952-1956, Norman Bush left his hometown of Louisville, KY, to follow his dream of being an actor. He moved to New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts alongside classmates like…
David T. Dunn - Catch That Train
Jul 9 • 54 min
David T. Dunn best describes his music as “Rock n Roll with blues and country influences…with a little Punk mixed in for attitude.” His goals are simple; to write and record more songs while playing as many live shows as possible. A singer-songwriter in…
Blind Lemon Pledge - Evangeline Album
Jul 8 • 63 min
The harsh rattle of work gang chants, the lilting blues of a New Orleans speakeasy, the biting rock of a Southern roadhouse, the quick percussion of a Latin combo, the haunting slide of a Delta holler, the touching romanticism of heartfelt ballads, Jump…
Artist Nick Collier Goes to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Jul 6 • 64 min
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s TOAST TO THE ARTS & PARKS Show features recent Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park artist-in-residence Nick Collier, and Tanya Ortega - Founder of National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF). An acclaimed photographer, sculptor and…
Between a Rock and a Dark Place
Jul 5 • 45 min
Daniel Perrault is a brash and glamorous French entrepreneur who thinks his intelligence, sophistication and style will bring culture to the backwater American countryside known as Wayne County. He loves the bucolic forested landscape, but as soon as he…
How to be a Compassionate Traveler
Jul 3 • 53 min
With summer travel in full swing, wildlife conservation expert Adam M. Roberts “The Compassionate Conservationist” is back on Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection show, to discuss how to be a compassionate traveler. From safe driving and traveling with…
San Diego Employment Law with Ward Heinrichs
Jul 2 • 59 min
From employee handbooks to the new ABC test for independent contractors, minimum wage, sick leave, vacation time and paid time off, San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs is back on Big Blend Radio’s Success Express show, to share a checklist for…
Celebrate Louisiana Music, Folk Roots & Food in Natchitoches!
Jul 1 • 60 min
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show shines the spotlight on three fun and festive summer celebrations in historic Natchitoches, the oldest city in Louisiana! Featured Guests: - Arlene Gould - Executive Director of Natchitoches…
Summer Cooking and Cocktail Party!
Jun 29 • 102 min
Get a Taste of Summer on this fun-filled episode of Big Blend Radio’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry Show, with hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, publishers of Big Blend Magazines! On This Episode: - 5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers shares his Grilled Flat Iron Steak…
Historic Ruins of England
Jun 28 • 48 min
On this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Way Back When show, Glynn Burrows, history expert and owner of Norfolk Tours UK, joins hosts Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith to discuss the fascinating history behind England’s numerous historic ruins. Many of the…
Heart Disease Risk Factors for Women
Jun 27 • 56 min
Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the US, killing more women than breast and lung cancer combined, and knowing your risk for heart disease and implementing some simple lifestyle changes to improve your risk factors, can decrease your…
The Ladies Who Rock Whidbey Island, Washington
Jun 26 • 65 min
Join Lisa D. Smith and special guest co-host travel writer Linda Kissam “Food, Wine & Shopping Diva” for a special Big Blend Radio Tourism Excellence Panel Discussion focusing on four exceptional leading ladies who are living out their dreams, leading…
Jazz Vocalist Rebecca Angel
Jun 25 • 41 min
Jazz vocalist Rebecca Angel joins Big Blend Radio to discuss her debut album “What We Had”, that was recorded with renowned jazz/R&B producer Jason Miles, and is out now on Timeless Grooves Records. The emerging NYC based singer makes every emotionally…
The World of Wine
Jun 24 • 81 min
Join us for Big Blend Radio’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry Show focusing on the history of wine, vegan wines, and wine temperature. Featured Guests: - Journalist Kevin Begos discusses his new book “Tasting the Past: The Science of Flavor & the Search for the…
American Architecture in Printmaking
Jun 22 • 72 min
In the late 19th and early 20th century United States, many printmakers were attracted to architecture as subject matter. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s…
Are You a Difficult Person?
Jun 21 • 53 min
Sometimes it is hard to identify the consequences of our actions because people don’t always tell us. They fear our reaction. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio…
Lise Pearlman - Author of ‘Call Me Phaedra’
Jun 20 • 44 min
Acclaimed author Lise Pearlman joins Big Blend Radio to discuss her comprehensive biography, “Call Me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender.” Fay Stender was an extraordinary personality and giant in her field. A middle class child…
Find You In The Dark
Jun 19 • 60 min
Martin Reese is a man of unusual interests. The devoted father and husband retired from his job after selling his tech company for a hefty profit, and he now fills his free time with camping trips. But those trips are only a cover for Martin’s true…
Awesome Adventures Await in Anacortes, Washington
Jun 18 • 65 min
From kayaking and hiking, to rooftop cocktails and festivals, Anacortes delivers small town star power! Known locally as “A-Town,” this Washington town is located on the edge of America’s Northwest region, about 1.5 hours from the Canadian border, and…
Scenic Side Trips in Arizona and New Mexico
Jun 17 • 46 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 Vacation Station Travel Show! On this episode, adventure traveler, writer, photographer and anthropologist Rick Quinn talks…
The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude of a Dream
Jun 15 • 57 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 multi-instrumentalist and progressive rock composer Neal Morse who discusses his triumphant and epic new double-album,…
Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado
Jun 14 • 31 min
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Reghan Cloudman, US Forest Service Public Affairs, gives and overview of Pawnee National Grassland, a popular bird watching and recreational destination located 35 miles east of Fort Collins and 25 miles northeast of…
Youth Success Week - California to Chicago!
Jun 13 • 62 min
Big Blend Radio’s follow-up discussion on Youth Success Week 2018 in Oceanside, California and Brookwood, Illinois. This national / global program was created by the Community Alliance for Youth Success (CAYS), a community partnership supporting and…
Borgo - BE KIND Album
Jun 12 • 59 min
Before he was Borgo, Brian Bourgault was going about the business of his daily life as a music store owner and guitar player when his body suddenly stopped making a routine connection. A year later, at age 33, he was diagnosed with an untreatable,…
‘LIBERATED: The New Sexual Revolution’ Documentary
Jun 11 • 77 min
On Netflix now, the documentary Liberated gives us a front row seat to the rise of today’s ‘hook-up’ culture, and how young people are navigating this very toxic social+sexual landscape. From the sandy, booze-filled shores of spring break, we hear story…
From the Emerald Isle to the Land of Fire & Ice
Jun 10 • 65 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 with travel writer Debbie Stone, who from kissing the…
Vancouver Island Wilderness Adventures
Jun 8 • 67 min
From hiking through ancient old-growth forests and exploring sea caves, to kayaking and watching birds and wildlife, travel writer Allen Cox discusses the various wilderness adventures one can experience on British Columbia’s beautiful and remote…
Jon Roniger & The Good For Nothin’ Band - Second Shot Album
Jun 7 • 64 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 Jon Roniger, front man of The Good for Nothin’ Band. Hear the stories behind the songs in their lively…
Country Artist Michael Peterson
Jun 6 • 61 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 Grammy-nominated and CMA award finalist country star Michael Peterson, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his…
Summer Fun in Historic Springfield, Kentucky
Jun 5 • 33 min
Located in central Kentucky, the Land of Bourbon Horses & History, Springfield is a destination on Big Blend’s Fall 2018 “Hola! To Hi Y’all Road Trip.” This historic city is the ancestral home of Abraham Lincoln’s family and is on the Kentucky Lincoln…
Artist Ted DeGrazia’s Cabeza de Vaca Collection
Jun 4 • 29 min
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Nancy & Lisa talk with Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, about famed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia’s Cabeza de Vaca Art Collection, one of the permanent collections you can view at the…
Scotland’s Beautiful and Historic Wester Ross Region
Jun 3 • 27 min
Wester Ross is a very special place designated by the Scottish government as an area that represents the very best of Scotland’s renowned scenery, and is officially recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere reserve, one of only 6 in the UK. From local cuisine…
Artist Sean McGraw in Gettysburg
Jun 1 • 67 min
Invited back to Gettysburg National Military Park for the second time, acclaimed civil war bronze sculptor, painter and illustrator Sean McGraw brings his unique perspective back to Gettysburg as the Park’s May/June 2018 Artist-in-Residence. McGraw is a…
Blues Artist Simon Kinny-Lewis
May 31 • 37 min
Based in Sydney, Australia, Simon Kinny-Lewis is one of the new breed of blues guitarists making his mark worldwide. His own original brand of contemporary blues and rock has created a loyal fan-base of guitar enthusiasts around the globe. He has…
The New California Independent Contractor Test
May 30 • 62 min
The California Supreme Court just replaced the old test used to determine when a worker is an independent contractor with a new one. Because the test has three elements, it has been dubbed the ABC test. Almost two-thirds of the other states use that test,…
Costa Mesa, California Getaway
May 29 • 40 min
Yearning to explore a fresh dining and shopping scene for your next long weekend getaway? Costa Mesa, California, should be on your radar. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big…
Captain George Vancouver
May 25 • 44 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 Way Back When History show with Glynn Burrows, family history expert and owner of Norfolk Tours in England. On this episode,…
20th Annual Julian California Blues Bash
May 24 • 117 min
Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team & publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s annual Julian California Blues Bash show! Presented by Robb Bower of the McCoy Brothers Band, tthe 20th Annual Julian Blues Bash…
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…