Big Blend Radio

Big Blend Radio

www.blogtalkradio.com/big-blend-radio
Variety show covering Travel & Events, Lifestyle & Leisure, Food & Drink, Art & Books, Music & Entertainment, History & Culture, Nature & Environment, Business.
Psychology and Community Parks
Nov 18 • 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 Quality of Life show. On This Episode: - Explosions of Joy- Prominent Chinese…
Family History Resources - Utah, Nevada, California
Nov 16 • 112 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 family history resources to help trace your family roots in Utah, California and…
Surrealism, Art History and Fine Art
Nov 14 • 99 min
Nov. 14: Surrealism, Art History & Fine Art - 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! On This Episode: - Surrealism- Artist Victoria Chick…
Tourism Marketing and Workplace Communication
Nov 12 • 119 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: - Tourism Branding - Ralph…
Big Blend World Radio Party - Italy to England
Nov 11 • 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’s World Radio Party covering food, wine, travel, history and film! On This Episode - World…
Vacation Station Food, Wine and Travel
Nov 9 • 98 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 2nd Friday IFWTWA Food, Wine & Travel Show. On This Episode: - Doha, Qatar - Qatar is one of the most diverse Middle Eastern…
Willamette Valley Wine Country in Oregon
Nov 7 • 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 Eat, Drink & Be Merry Happy Hour Show focusing on Willamette Valley Wine Country in Oregon. Elegant Pinot Noirs, crisp…
Birds Sing at Morning - Signs and Wonders Album
Nov 5 • 71 min
Led by singer/songwriter Alan Williams, along with compatriots Darleen Wilson (guitar) and Greg Porter (bass), and a host of new and old collaborators, Birdsong At Morning spins elegant tapestries of sound, words, and music. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D.…
Southern Arizona Spotlight - The Arts, Festivals, Golf & More!
Nov 4 • 112 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 Spotlight on Southern Arizona, from Tucson to Yuma! On This Episode: - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun - This 10-acre historic…
Music and The Arts in National Parks
Nov 2 • 112 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 1st Friday Arts in Parks show, sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation. On This Episode: - Vocalist -in-Residence -…
Halloween Happy Hour Party!
Oct 31 • 81 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 special Halloween Happy Hour Party! Listen in as Big Blend Radio’s spooktacular guests hop aboard the haunted Big Blend…
Island Time, Ohio Style!
Oct 30 • 42 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 with travel writer Debbie Stone who shares her experience exploring Lake Erie Islands, north of…
Dr Jackie Eubany - Heart Healthy Holiday Season
Oct 29 • 32 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 Quality of Life Show with Dr. Jacqueline Eubany who shares heart health tips for the holiday season including food and…
Family Cooking and Kids Books
Oct 28 • 57 min
Join hosts Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for a special family focused Big Blend Radio show. Featured Guests: - Ruth Milstein - Author of the Gourmand award-winning cookbook “Cooking with…
A Toast to New Music with Kwame Binea Shakedown and Nicki Kris
Oct 26 • 86 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 show. On This Episode: - Kwame Binea Shakedown - New York based roots rocker Kwame Binea returns to…
Mystery Author Roger Johns - River of Secrets
Oct 25 • 50 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 mystery author Roger Johns. Roger was recently named Georgia author of the year in…
Pacific Wine and Food Classic
Oct 24 • 39 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 Eat, Drink & Be Merry Happy Hour show, with this episode raising a glass to the 2nd Annual Pacific Wine & Food…
Yuma Bird, Nature and History Festival
Oct 23 • 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’s Nature Connection show. On this episode, Yvonne Peach - Founder of the Yuma Historical…
On Big Shoulders - A Tribute to Chicago’s Musical History
Oct 22 • 53 min
Chicago, at its very core, is a city of sound. While the storied hub of hard work is well known for its hunger and heart, the town’s history is surely shaped as much by its music as its muscle. Old Town School of Folk Music teacher and old-time musician…
Champagne Sundays - A Toast to Music!
Oct 21 • 102 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 raising a glass to music! On This…
Food History and Family Traditions from the Kitchen
Oct 19 • 94 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 genealogy, food history and family traditions from the kitchen. Featured Guests: -…
You’ve Just Gotta Get to Greeley, Colorado!
Oct 18 • 37 min
Perfectly situated on the high plains with panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, Greeley offers a small town feel with big city attractions and entertainment. Greeley is everything good about America—rodeos and arts picnics, live theater and music…
Nature Connection Show
Oct 17 • 64 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 this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection show. On this episode, wildlife conservation expert…
Cycloramas and the Painters Philippoteaux
Oct 16 • 38 min
Cycloramas became popular in the very early 19th century in Europe, from France to Russia. Surrounding the viewer with a 360 degree panorama, cycloramas were largely civic subjects done to commemorate decisive battles. They presented action and sometimes…
A Light In The Darkness
Oct 15 • 45 min
Lisa Sniderman, aka Aoede, is a 45-year old award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, teaching artist, and author from San Francisco. Since 2012, she has been honored with more than 50 awards for songwriting, audiobooks, and stage plays, all…
Family History Travel from Norfolk UK through Eastern Canada
Oct 14 • 50 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, Glynn Burrows, family history expert…
Wine Tasting in Livermore and The Tri-Valley
Oct 12 • 53 min
Located just east of the San Francisco Bay area and composed of three valleys - Amador Valley, Livermore Valley and San Ramon Valley - the Tri-Valley region includes the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville. Each one features a…
Nature Photographer Insider with Margot Carrera
Oct 11 • 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 Nature Connection show featuring fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera who…
Military Leadership, Youth Excellence & Character Development
Oct 10 • 103 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio. Featured Guests: - Military Leadership - Military historian and award-winning author Mike Guardia discusses the biography…
Fall and Winter Fun in California’s Sequoia Country
Oct 9 • 39 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 fall & Winter in California’s Sequoia…
Jazz Singer Noa Levy
Oct 8 • 42 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 jazz singer Noa Levy, who discusses her new EP ‘Take Two’. With a beautiful, rounded voice and a magnetic stage presence,…
Big Blend Radio Champagne Sundays Show - Cooking and Shopping!
Oct 7 • 93 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: - 5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers shares his…
Artist & Musician Allison Leialoha Milham in Hawaii
Oct 5 • 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 book artist, singer-songwriter and musician Allison Leialoha Milham, the current…
Canton, Ohio Exceeds Expectations
Oct 4 • 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 Travel Show with travel writer Debbie Stone who shares her adventures in Canton, Ohio. From the Pro…
Moonshine, Wine & Cocktails
Oct 3 • 85 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 with award-winning author John Schlimm, who discusses his new full-color hardcover release, “MOONSHINE: A…
Chief Joseph Trail Ride Photographer Kristen Reiter
Oct 2 • 52 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 photographer and veterinarian Kristen Reiter who discusses her photography and experience on the Chief Joseph Trail Ride.…
California’s Iconic Redwoods
Oct 1 • 45 min
In commemoration of Save the Redwoods League’s 100th anniversary, Heyday is proud to present the book The Once and Future Forest: California’s Iconic Redwoods, that showcases both the grandeur of the redwood ecosystems that sustain California and the deep…
World Travel Radio Party
Sep 30 • 117 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s World Travel Party! Sharing their world travel stories, bucket list adventures and travel tips, featured guests are travel…
A Dangerous Idea Documentary
Sep 28 • 55 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for a Big Blend Radio conversation with filmmaker Stephanie Welch who discusses her debut feature film “A DANGEROUS IDEA: Eugenics, Genetics and…
Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Northern Colorado
Sep 27 • 26 min
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, US Forest Service Public Affairs Specialist Reghan Cloudman, provides an overview of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland in northern Colorado. Known collectively as ARP, these public…
Kimia Penton - International Violinist and Singer-Songwriter
Sep 26 • 52 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for a Big Blend Radio conversation with international violinist and singer-songwriter Kimia Penton, who discusses her world travels, music and…
Workplace Harassment & Discrimination Cases
Sep 25 • 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’s Success Express show with employment attorney Ward Heinrichs who discusses workplace harassment and discrimination cases in…
Singer-songwriter EG Vines
Sep 24 • 45 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for a Big Blend Radio conversation with Nashville based artist EG Vines, former member of The Bandoliers rock group, who discusses his music,…
Italian Music Artist Emiliano Deferrari
Sep 23 • 56 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for a Big Blend Radio conversation with Italian music artist Emiliano Deferrari, who discusses his third album “Monty.” Conceived, written and…
Roots Travel - Exploring America’s Parks and Communities
Sep 21 • 93 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 genealogy and roots travel from Arizona to California, Louisiana to Kentucky, and…
Big Blend Radio - Mick Cripps of The Brutalists Rock Band
Sep 20 • 35 min
The Brutalists are a new rock ‘n roll group featuring founding L.A. Guns member Mick Cripps and London Quireboys founder Nigel Mogg. The group is rounded out by guitarist/vocalist Kent Holmes, bassist Robert Cripps and vocalist/drummer Charlie Nice. Join…
Seriously, Go To Cleveland!
Sep 19 • 54 min
The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame is a pilgrimage for many people, and while that may be the impetus for a visit to Cleveland, once there, you’ll discover a vibrant city with a hip and happening buzz. Cultural attractions take center stage in University…
Author Rita Dragonette - The Fourteenth of September
Sep 18 • 70 min
In “The Fourteenth of September,” author Rita Dragonette uses her personal experiences as a student during one of the most volatile years of the Vietnam War and gives voice to the women of her generation. Join hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, Big…
Excellence in Tourism
Sep 17 • 56 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Part 5 of Big Blend Radio’s Excellence in Tourism series on How to Put the “I” Back Into Community through a Responsible Tourism Plan that…
Celebrate The Arts in Historic Springfield, Kentucky
Sep 16 • 48 min
Located in central Kentucky, the Land of Bourbon Horses & History, Springfield is the ancestral home of Abraham Lincoln’s family and is on the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail, Kentucky Bourbon Trail, TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, Barn Quilt Trail and…
100 Year Celebrations & Festival Gourmet in Puerto Vallarta
Sep 14 • 41 min
Puerto Vallarta, a resort town in the state of Jalisco on Mexico’s Pacific coast, became a municipality in 1918 and was renamed in honor of the former Governor of Jalisco, Ignacio L. Vallarta. It’s a popular destination known for its beaches and scenery,…
Big Blend Radio - Strange 66: Myth, Mystery, Mayhem & Other Weirdness on Route
Sep 13 • 47 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 with award-winning author Michael Karl Witzel who discusses his latest book, ‘Strange 66: Myth,…
Life Cycles in Relationships
Sep 12 • 73 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 Quality of Life show with Neil Killion, an Australian psychologist, author and pioneering researcher on the subject of 12…
Scarecrows & Fall Festival Fun in Exeter, California
Sep 11 • 29 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 with Sandy Blankenship, Executive Director of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce. From the…
Communication and Change Management
Sep 10 • 51 min
Change Management and communication go hand in glove. Without excellent communications little will be or can be learned about this fascinating subject of change. Most of the people in charge are the people who know little or, as most often is the case,…
Short Braised Ribs Poutine
Sep 9 • 32 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 Eat, Drink & Be Merry show with Chef Jeremy Manley “San Diego’s Sustainable Chef” who shares how to make his Braised Short…
Artist Hasan Elani at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Sep 7 • 49 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 Hasan Elahi, the recent NPAF artist-in-residence at Hawaii Volcanoes National…
Soul Artist Cornell “CC” Carter
Sep 6 • 66 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 internationally acclaimed soul artist Cornell “CC” Carter, who has just released his highly anticipated new album titled…
Fall Gardening for Wildlife
Sep 5 • 49 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 Garden Gossip show with David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) naturalist and author of the award-winning…
Celebrate Fall in Natchitoches, Louisiana
Sep 4 • 63 min
From Historic Home Tours to Car Shows and the Haunted Dark Woods, this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show shines the spotlight on fall celebrations in historic Natchitoches, the oldest city in Louisiana! Featured Guests: - Arlene…
Chef Ivan Flowers - Zinfandel Steakhouse Mushrooms
Sep 3 • 61 min
Join hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, Big Blend’s mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s Eat Drink & Be Merry Show with 5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers! Chef Flowers shares how to make Zinfandel Steakhouse…
American Impressionist Childe Hassam
Sep 2 • 39 min
A prolific painter and a foremost American Impressionist, Childe Hassam may be most important in his role as a bridge between American art and the Impressionist art of Europe. He was a leader in introducing Impressionism to America and remained committed…
The Noise it Makes!
Aug 31 • 93 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 guitarist Peter R. Grant, author of “The Noise it Makes.” He says, “It’s a book about what music can mean to people, what…
Cholesterol and Heart Health
Aug 30 • 45 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 Quality of Life Show with Dr. Jacqueline Eubany who discusses heart health and cholesterol. She explains that to decrease…
The Elephant Project in Myanmar
Aug 29 • 52 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. Adam M. Roberts “The Compassionate Conservationist” discusses his recent visit to Myanmar as an…
Calling all Earthlings Documentary
Aug 28 • 43 min
The documentary “Calling All Earthlings” explores the Integratron, a mid-century dome in the Mojave Desert that was created by one-time Howard Hughes confidante, George Van Tassel. Van Tassel claimed to have combined extraterrestrial guidance with the…
Craven Raven Cocktail Happy Party
Aug 27 • 93 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 special Craven Raven Cocktail Happy Hour Party celebrating the Top 5 winning Craven Raven Cocktail Recipes that were…
Artist Ted DeGrazia’s “Desert Dwellings” Collection
Aug 26 • 27 min
Famed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia is most likely the most reproduced artist in the world, known for his art and paintings that trace historical events and native cultures of the Southwest. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel…
Bill and the Belles - DreamSongs, Etc.
Aug 24 • 66 min
From the foothills of Blue Ridge in Johnson City, Tennessee, Bill and the Belles captivate fans with rich vocal harmonies and simple catchy melodies, built on a strong foundation of love for early American music. With their enchanting debut album,…
Academic Excellence and Character Development
Aug 23 • 58 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for a Big Blend Radio’s Quality of Life ‘Youth Success’ Show with Bobbi DePorter - Co-founder of SuperCamp and President of Quantum Learning…
The Box Tops - A Hip Music History Experience
Aug 22 • 54 min
The Box Tops were a ground breaking 1960s group made up of five friends from Memphis, Tennessee who first charted in 1967 with a song called ‘The Letter.’ In late 2015, original founding members Bill Cunningham and Gary Talley teamed with veteran industry…
Historic Sandringham - The Norfolk Home of The Queen
Aug 21 • 43 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, history expert and owner of Norfolk Tours in England. On this episode Glynn…
Borgo Band - Demolition! EP
Aug 20 • 53 min
Hot on the heels of his debut LP, BE KIND, Borgo (Brian Bourgault) offers four fresh tracks on DEMOLITION! set for release on August 31 at all digital outlets, with iTunes pre-sale happening now. DEMOLITION! marks a turn in the road for Borgo, the Denver…
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…