Big Blend Radio

Big Blend Radio

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Variety show covering Travel & Events, Lifestyle & Leisure, Food & Drink, Art & Books, Music & Entertainment, History & Culture, Nature & Environment, Business.
Parenting and Family Festival!
Feb 25 • 7 min
DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES ON BLOGTALKRADIO.COM - THIS EPISODE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. On This Episode: - Camp Options for Teens – Special guest co-host Bobbi DePorter, President of Quantum Learning Network & Co-founder of SuperCamp,…
Park Destinations - Central California to Washington
Feb 23 • 128 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 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: - Trail Riding in the Sequoias…
The Millionaires’ Unit
Feb 15 • 56 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 • 141 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 52 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 • 48 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 • 45 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 • 164 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 50 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 • 159 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Food, Wine & Travel Show! On This Episode: - Wild Galapagos Islands –…
The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business
Feb 8 • 39 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 • 49 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 • 58 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 • 159 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s 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 • 27 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 • 51 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 • 156 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 57 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 • 49 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 • 47 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 • 49 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 • 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 Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Drummer Bob Holz- Jazz-fusion composer and…
What’s Cooking in California?
Jan 31 • 125 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 53 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 • 131 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 49 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 • 128 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 56 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 • 49 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 • 46 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 • 37 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 • 140 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 149 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 29 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 • 23 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 • 168 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 78 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 • 52 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 • 48 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 • 183 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 164 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 51 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 • 45 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 • 43 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 • 148 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 • 25 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 • 66 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 • 69 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 • 174 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 47 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 • 33 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 • 182 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s 11th Anniversary Party! On This Episode: - Brunch Party - Bobbi DePorter – Co-founder…
Songwriter Alan Simon - Excalibur IV
Jan 6 • 51 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 • 47 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 • 57 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 • 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 Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - EXCALIBUR IV – Songwriter / producer Alan…
Winter Holiday Happy Hour Party!
Dec 20, 2017 • 147 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 • 44 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 • 59 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 • 56 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 • 175 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 50 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 • 71 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 • 36 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 • 169 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station ‘Food, Wine & Travel’ show. On This Episode: - A Greek Odyssey -…
Exploring Island County in Washington State
Dec 14, 2017 • 67 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 • 56 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 • 161 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 56 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 • 60 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 • 55 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 • 183 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 57 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 • 37 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 • 46 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 • 183 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and 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 • 50 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 • 43 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 • 42 min
Lindsay Bellows, a one-woman/loop pedal powered songwriter and performer, discusses her debut EP ‘Wake to Dream’ that showcases a fresh sound that weaves together light-hearted folk/pop with fierce R&B vocals. Given her background as a one-woman/loop…
The Story of Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea
Dec 7, 2017 • 33 min
Ever heard of Coffee Leaf Tea? It’s smooth, sustainable, packed with antioxidants, and it’s breaking the poverty cycle for coffee farmers. Max Rivest, Co-Founder & CEO of award-winning Wize Monkey Coffee Leaf Tea, shares the company’s story that…
Art & Music, Food & Drink
Dec 6, 2017 • 182 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio. On This Episode: - Hunter Noackin Haleakala - Classical pianist Hunter Noack discusses…
Champagne Sundays Show
Dec 3, 2017 • 196 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Guitarist Paul Nelson - Grammy…
National Parks Arts Foundation Artist Residence Programs
Dec 2, 2017 • 42 min
Tanya Ortega, Photographer and Founder of the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), discusses the organization’s unique residency programs that are open to artists of all mediums. The National Parks Arts Foundation is the only nationwide non-profit…
Victoria Chick - History of Plein Air Painting
Dec 2, 2017 • 48 min
Oil paint in tubes, portable easels, and the invention of the railroad – the first two 19th century inventions made early Plein Air painting possible, the last made it convenient. Plein Air is shortened version of the French term en plein air (in the open…
Songwriter Kevin Fisher - Beer Me!
Dec 2, 2017 • 43 min
Multi-platinum country/rock songwriter Kevin Fisher (Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker) discusses his new solo album “BEER ME” and his songwriting career. Awash in hops and foam, playful metaphors and witty storytelling, ‘Beer Me!’ is a clever,…
A Toast to The Arts
Dec 1, 2017 • 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: - Artists-in-Residence Programs – Tanya…
8 Keys of Excellence - This Is It!
Nov 29, 2017 • 98 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s special 8 Keys of Excellence show focusing on the 4th Key: THIS IS IT – Make The Most…
Linda Kissam - Viking River Cruise from Prague to Berlin
Nov 20, 2017 • 58 min
From Prague to Berlin, Big Blend travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’, shares her shopping and cultural adventures on a Viking River Cruise. If you were born to shop and haven’t cruised in a while, be assured that river cruising is an…
Singer-songwriter Shelley King - Fan Faves
Nov 20, 2017 • 50 min
Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter Shelley King, the 2008 Official State Musician of Texas, talks about her forthcoming new album FAN FAVES and upcoming studio album releasing in spring 2018. Since quitting a sales job to pursue music full time in…
Author Andrew Rowen - Christopher Columbus
Nov 20, 2017 • 66 min
Andrew Rowen discusses his new historical novel, “Encounters Unforeseen: 1492 Retold,” that dramatically recasts Christopher Columbus’ epic voyage that has shaped cultures, religions and ideologies for centuries. Most literature relating the history of…
Champagne Sundays - Travel, History & Music
Nov 19, 2017 • 183 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show. On This Episode: - Cruisin’ for a Deal – From Prague…
Grilling with The Cooking Ladies!
Nov 18, 2017 • 51 min
Along with sharing grilling tips and their RV travel stories, Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay ‘The Cooking Ladies,’ discuss their 10th cookbook, “On the Road with The Cooking Ladies, Let’s Get Grilling!”, that features a collection of grilling recipes and…
Camano Island, Washington – Where Past Meets Present
Nov 18, 2017 • 57 min
Nestled in the curve of neighboring Whidbey Island, separated by the shimmering Saratoga Sea, Camano Island is a laid-back escape from the big city hubbub. A short drive over the Camano Gateway Bridge means you don’t need to wait for a ferry to enjoy its…
Let The Good Times Roll in Lafayette, Louisiana
Nov 18, 2017 • 55 min
“Laissez les bon temps rouler!” is an expression you’ll hear often throughout the parishes in southern Louisiana. More than a sentiment, it’s a true representation of the joie de vivre spirit that is Cajun culture. Lafayette, the state’s fourth largest…
Food, Wine & Travel
Nov 17, 2017 • 175 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station ‘Food, Wine & Travel’ show. On This Episode: - The Cooking Ladies –…
Success Express Business & Career Show
Nov 15, 2017 • 87 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Success Express business & career show. On This Episode:Board Game Industry Success…
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Nov 12, 2017 • 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 Eat, Drink & Be Merry show. On This Episode: - Steam Roasted Broccoli with 5-Star Chef…
Winter in Pinnacles National Park
Nov 11, 2017 • 32 min
Located in central California, Pinnacles National Park was established as America’s 59th National Park on January 10, 2013. Known as ‘The Park on the Move’, Pinnacles is of geological significance, and boasts beautiful and diverse habitats that range from…
Jim Ostdick’s Walk Across America
Nov 11, 2017 • 73 min
Jim Ostdick discusses his new book “Palomino Nation: My 2016 Crazyass Walk Across America”, that covers his 3,300 mile cross-country walk that loosely followed the American Discovery Trail, from Lewes, Delaware to Point Reyes National Seashore in…
China to San Benito County in Central California
Nov 11, 2017 • 50 min
Juli Vieira, Chief Executive Officer of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, discusses her recent Chamber of Commerce group trip to China, along with winter events and activities in San Benito County in Central California. The…
Vacation Station Travel Show
Nov 10, 2017 • 169 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show. On This Episode: - Discover San Benito County,…
Quality of Life - Family & Gardening
Nov 8, 2017 • 109 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Quality of Life show. On This Episode: - Dealing with Family Drama of the Holidays -…
Swedish Rock Star Nina Soderquist
Nov 6, 2017 • 48 min
Nina Söderquist, a Swedish performer, rock star and “field artist” for the Swedish Armed Forces, discusses her success in London’s West End andd Sweden with the musical SPAMALOT, her music career and new single, “Goodbye”, a duet with Björn Skifs (Blue…
The Feminist’s Guide to Raising a Little Princess
Nov 6, 2017 • 44 min
Author and New York Times Motherlode columnist Devorah Blachor talks about her new book, “THE FEMINIST’S GUIDE TO RAISING A LITTLE PRINCESS: How to Raise a Girl Who’s Authentic, Joyful, and Fearless – Even If She Refuses to Wear Anything but a Pink Tutu.”…
Author Peter Zheutlin - Rescued
Nov 6, 2017 • 51 min
In his New York Times-bestselling book RESCUE ROAD, journalist Peter Zheutlin introduced us to Greg Mahle of Rescue Road Trips and the remarkable, heartwarming story of how one man (and many selfless volunteers) saved over thirty thousand hard-luck dogs…
Champagne Sundays Variety Show
Nov 5, 2017 • 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: - The Feminist’s Guide to Raising a…
A Toast to The Arts & National Parks
Nov 3, 2017 • 161 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - History of Portrait Miniatures with…
Happy Hour Variety Show
Nov 1, 2017 • 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 Happy Hour Variety Show. On This Episode: -Blues-Pop Artist Phillip Broussard -…
Glynn Burrows discusses Captain John Smith
Oct 30, 2017 • 45 min
The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is a series of water routes in the United States extending approximately 3,000 miles along the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary. The historic routes trace the 1607–1609 voyages of…
Derry Brabbs - Author / Photographer of Pilgrimage
Oct 30, 2017 • 53 min
Best-selling author and photographer Derry Brabbs is regarded as one of England’s finest photographers within the sphere of heritage and landscape. Author of over 20 illustrated books, including the worldwide best-seller James Herriot’s Yorkshire, Derry…
Locals Insider - California’s Sequoia Country
Oct 30, 2017 • 72 min
Located in central California’s rich agricultural region, Tulare County is home to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and a number of charming and historic communities to explore like…
Champagne Sundays - Travel & History
Oct 29, 2017 • 183 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show. On This Episode: - Captain John Smith – Glynn Burrows,…
Success Express Business & Career Show
Oct 27, 2017 • 106 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Success Express business and career show. On This Episode: - The Anticipatory…
Happy Halloween Party
Oct 25, 2017 • 147 min
Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Halloween Party aboard the Big Blend Trick or Treat Party Bus, traveling down Ghost Highway. Party Guests will sip Yuma Landing’s Halloween…
Champagne Sundays
Oct 22, 2017 • 111 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show. On This Episode: - Healthy Thanksgiving Sides – Ruth…
International Food Wine Travel Writers Conference - 2018
Oct 21, 2017 • 51 min
The International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is a non-profit organization and a resource base for writers and other professionals in the food, wine, and travel industries. Travel writer Allen Cox - Editor-in-Chief of Northwest…
Hilarie Larson - San Juan Islands in Washington State
Oct 21, 2017 • 57 min
Nestled in the far northwestern corner of Washington State is a little slice of paradise. It’s a destination with no stoplights, where foodies forage and create memorable cuisine that defines farm to table and orchard to glass. Here, you can smell the…
Debbie Stone - A Taste of Austria
Oct 21, 2017 • 64 min
Austrians take great pride in the preparation and presentation of food, and dining is an experience to be savored one bite at a time. Meals present an opportunity to socialize, as well as to appreciate the act of eating good food in a convivial ambiance.…
Food, Wine & Travel - Washington State to Austria
Oct 20, 2017 • 182 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Food, Wine & Travel show. On This Episode: - IFWTWA Travel Writers…
Quality of Life - Single Parenting and Health
Oct 18, 2017 • 136 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Quality of Life show. On This Episode: - The Kickass Single Mom - Emma Johnson…
Cathy Rich - Vocalist an Daughter of Drummer Buddy Rich
Oct 16, 2017 • 50 min
Cathy Rich, daughter of legendary drummer Buddy Rich, talks about the life and career of Buddy Rich, and discusses the release of the soundtracks from two concert films featuring Buddy, The Channel One Set and The Lost Tapes. The digital films as well as…
Chef Ivan Flowers - Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Oct 16, 2017 • 43 min
5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers shares his recipe and cooking tips for making homemade Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Featuring garnet yams, this recipe is a healthy alternative to regular fries. A long-time Big Blend expert and radio guest sharing recipes and…
Drummer Tyler Zarzeka
Oct 16, 2017 • 47 min
Drummer Success Insider interview with Tyler Zarzeka whose credits include Charlie Puth, Kiiara, Cher Lloyd, Emblem 3 and currently Noah Cyrus, who he’s on tour with now. After years of filling up two passports and traveling to 6 continents working as a…
Champagne Sundays - Music, Food & Wine
Oct 15, 2017 • 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: - Buddy Rich Live – As part of…
Chris Fitch - Atlas of Untamed Places
Oct 14, 2017 • 58 min
Chris Fitch discusses his debut book, “Atlas of Untamed Places: An Extraordinary Journey Through Our Wild World”, that takes reads on an adventure through historic habitats, untouched lands and peculiar wild phenomenon. With 45 unique and beautiful maps…
Tam Warner Minton - Citizen Science & Author of All Fish Faces
Oct 14, 2017 • 43 min
Tam Warner Minton, author of “ALL FISH FACES: Photos and Fun Facts about Tropical Reef Fish”, discusses her world travels and work photographing and documenting tropical reef fish as a citizen scientist, doing research on behalf of scientists. Citizen…
Legendary Guitarist Steve “The Deacon” Hunter
Oct 14, 2017 • 72 min
Steve “The Deacon” Hunter, long time Alice Cooper/Lou Reed guitarist, talks about his latest instrumental blues/rock solo album “Before The Lights Go Out”, that also features bass players Erik Scott (also an Alice Cooper alumni), and Andy Stoller who has…
Music, World Travel, Nature & Science
Oct 13, 2017 • 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: - Atlas of Untamed Places – Chris Fitch, a senior staff writer for…
Locals Insider - San Diego, CA
Oct 11, 2017 • 148 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s special Locals Insider Show focusing on San Diego, in Southern California. Boasting a…
Garden Gossip Home & Garden Show
Oct 8, 2017 • 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 Garden Gossip Home & Garden Show! On This Episode: - The Well Crafted Home – Designer…
Legendary Hard Rock Trio BANG!
Oct 7, 2017 • 63 min
With the heaviness of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, coupled with the groove of Grand Funk Railroad, BANG released three critically acclaimed albums on Capitol Records in the early 1970s before disappearing for a number of years. In celebration of their…
Victoria Chick - Totem Poles of Pacific Northwest
Oct 7, 2017 • 45 min
Totems are usually defined as representing groups of people. Examples are found from Asia to Polynesia, with a strong tradition in the Northwest corner of the United States including Alaska, as well as the coastal area of British Columbia in Canada.…
Art at Fort Union National Monument
Oct 7, 2017 • 64 min
The National Parks Arts Foundation creates unique artist-in-residence programs within the National Park Service Florida based environmental artist and art educator Patricia Cummins talks about her art and National Parks Arts Foundation residency at Fort…
A Toast to The Arts
Oct 6, 2017 • 182 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - The BANG Story – Bass player Frank Ferrara…
8 Keys of Excellence - Failure Leads to Success
Oct 4, 2017 • 107 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s special 8 Keys of Excellence show featuring: - Bobbi DePorter – Co-Founder of…
Hypertension and Heart Disease
Oct 2, 2017 • 50 min
Hypertension is a serious condition that affects one in three adults in the US. It is referred to as the silent killer because people have no symptoms from it until a catastrophic event like a stroke occurs. If you have been diagnosed with hypertension by…
The 7 Caring Habits of Reality Therapy
Oct 2, 2017 • 54 min
Reality Therapy is a system of being with people that creates freedom and connection at the same time. This technique was created by Dr. William Glasser and is taught all over the world. It allows us to allow the people in our lives to be responsible for…
How Change Leads to a Happier Life
Oct 2, 2017 • 57 min
Understanding both positive and negative change is one of the secrets of being happy and wealthy. Taking only calculated risk is the secret to a more successful existence. Ralph Masengill Jr., author of “Conquer Change and Win: An Easy-to-Read Fun Book on…
Quality of Life
Oct 1, 2017 • 171 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Quality of Life show. On This Episode: - Heart Health & Hypertension - Dr. Jacqueline…
Destination Yuma, Arizona
Sep 29, 2017 • 112 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show, focusing on Yuma, Arizona! On This Episode: - Historic…
Vacation Station World Radio Party!
Sep 24, 2017 • 154 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station World Radio Party! On This Episode: - Port Town of Steveston, British…
Nature-Centric Parenting
Sep 23, 2017 • 46 min
Nature-centric parenting expert Linda Åkeson McGurk, discusses her memoir “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (from Friluftsliv to Hygge).” THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BAD…
Climate Action Center in New Orleans
Sep 23, 2017 • 51 min
Michelle Pyne, New Orleans Director of Global Green USA, talks about the organization’s Holy Cross Project’s Community Development and Climate Action Center, which will be the first of its kind to bring climate change education and models of resiliency to…
Sustainable Viticulture
Sep 23, 2017 • 68 min
If you enjoy wine, chances are you’ve encountered many confusing terms on winery websites or restaurant wine lists. In an ongoing campaign to de-mystify the world of wine, it’s time to talk dirty – vineyard dirt, that is. Hilarie Larson discusses the…
Nature Connection - Parenting, Climate Change & Wine
Sep 22, 2017 • 182 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Nature Connection show. On This Episode: - Nature-centric Parenting with Linda Åkeson…
Big Blend Radio Locals Insider - Tucson, Arizona
Sep 20, 2017 • 91 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s special Locals Insider Show focusing on Tucson! Sprawled across the Sonoran desert…
Shannon Kaiser - The Self-Love Experiment
Sep 18, 2017 • 39 min
Shannon Kaiser is the author of Adventures for Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential, Find Your Happy: An Inspirational Guide to Loving Life to the Fullest, and Find Your Happy Daily Mantras: 365 Days of Motivation for…
Fall Fun in Historic Springfield, Kentucky
Sep 18, 2017 • 47 min
Located in the heart of Central Kentucky, the land of Bourbon, Horses and History, this historic city of Springfield is the first county created in the state, and is the home of the oldest active courthouse and is known for being where Abraham Lincoln’s…
French Bread Pizza with Chef Ivan Flowers
Sep 18, 2017 • 38 min
Five-star Chef Ivan Flowers shares his Margherita French Bread Pizza Recipe and cooking tips. A long-time Big Blend expert and radio guest sharing recipes and cooking advice, Five-star Chef Ivan Flowers likes to keep food simple and fresh! Though his food…
Parent Expert Sarah Ockwell-Smith - Gentle Discipline
Sep 18, 2017 • 44 min
More and more parents are discovering, that conventional approaches to discipline (such as praise & reward systems, punishment for bad behavior) often don’t work and can even lead to more frustration, resentment, and power struggles at home and in the…
Champagne Sundays
Sep 17, 2017 • 184 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show. On This Episode: - The Self-LoveExperiment – Shannon…
Vacation Station - Arizona to Oregon
Sep 15, 2017 • 109 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show. On This Episode: - A Solar Eclipse Adventure – Travel…
Employment Law & Nature’s Medicine
Sep 13, 2017 • 114 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio. On This Episode: - Employment Law - San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs Esq.…
The Family Coach Catherine Pearlman - Author of IGNORE IT!
Sep 11, 2017 • 43 min
Founder of her private practice The Family Coach, Catherine Pearlman, PHD, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with children and families for more than twenty years, is an assistant professor of social work at Brandman…
Writing Screenplays That Sell
Sep 11, 2017 • 63 min
Over the last three decades, popular UCLA screenwriting professor and co-head of the university’s acclaimed screenwriting program, Hal Ackerman has nurtured, mentored and collaborated with hundreds of aspiring screenwriting students, many of whom have…
Champagne Sundays
Sep 10, 2017 • 132 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show. On This Episode: - IGNORE IT! Family Coach and…
Locals Insider - San Benito County, CA
Sep 8, 2017 • 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 special Locals Insider Show focusing on San Benito County. Located east of Monterey in…
8 Keys of Excellence - BALANCE
Sep 6, 2017 • 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’s special 8 Keys of Excellence show with Bobbi DePorter – Co-Founder of SuperCamp &…
Poetry in Parks
Sep 2, 2017 • 50 min
The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) creates unique artist-in-residence programs within the National Park Service and other parks, and the programs are for all of the arts, from painting and photography to music and poetry. This Big Blend Radio…
Superstar Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana
Sep 2, 2017 • 56 min
Superstar drummer, singer and songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana discusses her career and new single FUN, PARTY, SPLASH that features her husband Carlos Santana, and was produced by Narada Michael Walden. She also discusses the newSantana/Isley Brothers…
A Toast to The Arts - Poetry & Art, Music & Entertainment
Sep 1, 2017 • 145 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Poetry in Parks – Tanya Ortega – Founder of…
The Myth of the ADHD Child
Aug 31, 2017 • 52 min
Psychologist and learning specialist Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, discusses his newly revised edition of “THE MYTH OF THE ADHD CHILD: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior…
Hal Moore on Leadership
Aug 31, 2017 • 48 min
Hal Moore captured our attention when his exploits in the Ia Drang battle were recounted in his memoir We Were Soldiers Once…and Young and commanded our respect in the Mel Gibson movie “We Were Soldiers.” Now, the late General Hal Moore recounts his…
Country Rocker Marc Daniels
Aug 31, 2017 • 46 min
Country rocker Marc Daniels talks about his album ‘The Starting Line’ and latest singles “Redheads” and “Summer Song”. Growing up in Spokane, WA, Marc Daniels starting playing the piano at an early age. It wasn’t until his early twenties that he began…
Parenting, Leadership & Country Rock
Aug 30, 2017 • 166 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - The Myth of the ADHD Child – Psychologist and learning specialist…
La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa
Aug 28, 2017 • 42 min
Big Blend travel writer Debbie Stone shares her experience at the historic La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, a luxury destination nestled on six beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Known as the “Art Hotel of New Mexico”,…
Legends of England
Aug 28, 2017 • 52 min
From King Arthur to Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest to StoneHenge, Glynn Burrows talks about England’s ancient legends and the places associated with them. Legends exist all over the country, from giants to pixies, from monsters of the deep to big black dogs…
Fall Fun in San Benito County, California
Aug 28, 2017 • 34 min
From a giant corn maize to the county fair, ghost walks, parades and farm-to-table festivities, Juli Vieira - Chief Executive Officer of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, talks about all the fun fall events and activities in San…
Champagne Sundays - Travel & History
Aug 27, 2017 • 143 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - La Posada de Santa Fe - Travel…
91st Natchitoches Christmas & Annual Festival of Lights
Aug 26, 2017 • 45 min
Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish ) is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory, and since 1927 this vibrant water-front city has been home to one of the oldest community-based holiday celebrations in the country – the…
Exploring the Bandol Region of France
Aug 26, 2017 • 46 min
Located along Southern France’s Mediterranean coast, between the cosmopolitan city of Marseille and the naval outpost of Toulon, lies the historic wine region of Bandol. There are breathtakingly perfect fishing ports and medieval hilltop towns surrounded…
Vacation Station - France, Louisiana & Arizona
Aug 25, 2017 • 125 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show. On This Episode: - Christmas in Natchitoches – Arlene…
Art & History, Cooking & Softball
Aug 23, 2017 • 146 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio. On This Episode: - The Art & Mystery of Masks - Victoria Chick, figurative…
Green Infrastructure in New Orleans
Aug 21, 2017 • 47 min
Jeff Supak, Community Resiliency Program Associate at Global Green USA, talks about the recent flooding in New Orleans and how green infrastructure such as plants and bioswales can add capacity to the city’s storm water system. For over 20 years, Global…
Long Beach Peninsula in Washington State
Aug 21, 2017 • 57 min
Hear about Long Beach Peninsula in southwest Washington State, a 100% Awesome Destination featuring beautiful beaches, gorgeous gardens, art, delicious dining opportunities and much more. Featured guests include travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine &…
Julia Cameron - Life Lessons
Aug 21, 2017 • 66 min
Julia Cameron, author of the international bestseller, The Artist’s Way, discusses the connection between spirituality and creativity, as well as her new book, ‘LIFE LESSONS: 125 Prayers and Meditations’. Published by Tarcher Perigee, this approachable…
Champagne Sundays - Sustainability, Travel & Life Lessons
Aug 20, 2017 • 183 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Greening of New Orleans - Jeff…
Luxury Rail Travel on Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer
Aug 19, 2017 • 45 min
From Seattle to Vancouver, then to Banff, Nancy Mueller shares her luxury rail riding experience aboard Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer! Publisher of WanderBoomer.com that features “fun travel adventures for the young at heart,” Nancy is a Seattle-based…
Paul Selig - Then Book of Truth
Aug 19, 2017 • 52 min
Whether we realize it or not, the vast majority of us define ourselves by the expectations established by our society, culture, family, and community. We internalize constructs based on external stereotypes of gender, age, race, social standing, or a…
Dr. R. Keith Wallace - Gut Crisis
Aug 19, 2017 • 57 min
Poor food quality, the overuse of antibiotics, and other factors are creating an imbalanced state in your gut bacteria and damaging your gut lining. This eventually leads to inflammation that underlies chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes,…
Travel, Health & Relationships
Aug 18, 2017 • 173 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer – Nancy…
Attorney Ward Heinrichs - Class Action Lawsuits
Aug 17, 2017 • 63 min
In the news, we hear about class action cases and the large settlements and verdicts that can result. What, exactly, is a class action, and why can the verdicts and settlements be so large? As San Diego based employment attorney Ward Heinrichs explains,…
Author Michael H. Rubin - Cashed Out
Aug 17, 2017 • 41 min
Holding $4 million of your dead client’s cash makes you everyone’s target. Following the success of his award-winning debut novel, “The Cottoncrest Curse,” author Michael H. Rubin’s new Bayou Thriller novel is called “Cashed Out” and it combines both the…
Happy Hour - Laws Suits & Legal Thrillers
Aug 16, 2017 • 119 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour Variety Show! On This Episode: - Class Action Law Suits with San Diego…
Photographer Otis Harville
Aug 14, 2017 • 43 min
Award-winning photographer Otis Harville discusses his digital fine art imagery, his Four Pillars of Artistic Process, and traveling and photographing in various national and state parks across the country. An award-winning photographer with a passion for…
Amy Fox - THE SWITCH Sitcom
Aug 14, 2017 • 44 min
Humorist, actor and writer Amy Fox discusses THE SWITCH, a fun and heart-warming sitcom series that features a predominantly transgender cast (with all trans roles played by trans actors) as they try to solve whatever crises they encounter - or create! On…
Chef Ivan Flowers - Oven Roasted Back Ribs
Aug 14, 2017 • 74 min
5-Star Chef Ivan Flowers explains how to cook Oven Roasted Back Ribs, and talks about the importance of learning technique in cooking, and making your own foods and condiments instead of purchasing packaged and processed foods that are loaded with…
Champagne Sundays - Photography, Comedy and Cooking
Aug 13, 2017 • 186 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Award-winning photographerOtis…
8 Keys of Excellence - Flexibility
Aug 11, 2017 • 79 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s special 8 Keys of Excellence show with Bobbi DePorter – Co-Founder of SuperCamp &…
Happy Hour - Parks & Places
Aug 9, 2017 • 133 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour Variety Show! On This Episode: - Fall Fun in Exeter, California – Sandy…
Champagne Sundays - Bourbon & Cowboys
Aug 6, 2017 • 121 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Central Kentucky Bourbon…
Artist Rose B. Simpson goes to Aztec Ruins and Chaco Canyon
Aug 5, 2017 • 59 min
Mixed media artist Rose B. Simpson talks about her art, and being the National Parks Arts Foundation artist-in-residence at Aztec Ruins National Monument (September 2017) and Chaco Culture National Historical Park (2018), both in Northern New Mexico.…
Petroglyphs of Pony Hills, New Mexico
Aug 5, 2017 • 34 min
Victoria Chick, contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector, discusses the Prehistoric Petroglyphs of Pony Hills, near Deming in southwest New Mexico. As she decribes in her article on NationalParkTraveling.com, “Here were…
SAVE OUR IMAX!
Aug 5, 2017 • 37 min
Jonathan Barker, President and CEO of SK Films, discusses the IMAX documentary filmmakers movement to oppose the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s plan to demolish its IMAX theater in order to expand a cafeteria. In a public letter, the…
A Toast to The Arts
Aug 4, 2017 • 144 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Art in Aztec Ruins & Chaco Canyon –…
Big Blend Radio Vacation Station Travel Show - Downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana
Aug 2, 2017 • 70 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Travel Show focusing on Historic Natchitoches, Louisiana! Founded…
Walking the Roman Roads of England
Jul 31, 2017 • 36 min
It’s quite amazing that in rural Norfolk, as well as over much of England, it is possible to walk along Roman Roads through many miles of unspoiled, natural beauty. Glynn Burrows, historian and owner of Norfolk Tours UK, talks about the fascinating Roman…
Exploring Belize in Central America
Jul 31, 2017 • 26 min
Travel writer Eva Eldridge shares her Impressions of Belize in Central America, where she explored Belize City, Altun Ha Mayan Ruins, and Tranquility Bay Resort which lies just inside the remarkable Belize Barrier Reef, the longest unbroken living reef on…
Champagne Sundays World Party!
Jul 30, 2017 • 198 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s World Radio Party. Special guest co-host is singer-songwriter Nicki Kris. ON THIS…
The Path to Personal Power
Jul 29, 2017 • 45 min
Mitch Horowitz – VP & Executive Editor at Tarcher Perigee, a division of Penguin Random House, discusses the book, THE PATH TO PERSONAL POWER, that features never-before-published lessons penned by Napoleon Hill, just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.…
Exploring Mystical Bhutan
Jul 29, 2017 • 56 min
From mountains to monasteries, Big Blend travel writer Debbie Stone talks about her recent adventures in Bhutan, the mystical ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’. She traveled through Bhutan with Myths and Mountains, a highly acclaimed tour company, to learn…
Arizona Aviation History
Jul 29, 2017 • 56 min
While jet aircraft thunder across Arizona skies today, just over a century ago daring “bird men” challenged gravity in rickety contraptions of wire, wood, and cloth. Historian and award-winning author William Kalt III, talks about Arizona’s “flying…
Personal Power, Travel & Aviation History
Jul 28, 2017 • 167 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! ON THIS EPISODE: - The Path to Personal Power – Mitch Horowitz – VP & Executive…
California Sequoia Country Spotlight
Jul 26, 2017 • 69 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Travel Show focusing on Tulare County in California’s Sequoia…
Champagne Sundays Show - Music & California
Jul 23, 2017 • 148 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Proof - Contemporary pop…
The World of Blogging, Writing & Books
Jul 21, 2017 • 136 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for a special big Blend Radio show focusing on the world of writing! ON THIS EPISODE: * Travel Writer &…
Happy Hour - Music & Movies, Recipes & Wine
Jul 19, 2017 • 129 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour Variety Show! On This Episode: - Renaissance“Symphonic Journey” – Artist…
Champagne Sundays - New Music & Summer Grilling
Jul 16, 2017 • 183 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! Special guest cohost is singer-songwriter Michael…
Blues Singer-songwriter Allison August
Jul 15, 2017 • 54 min
Southern California blues singer-songwriter Allison August talks about her new album ‘Holy Water’ that features Paul Barrere of Little Feat, as well as Coco Montoya, Greg Liesz, Josh Smith, and Lance Lopez. Her songs are inspired by the joys and…
Hilarie Larson Takes The Fear Out of Wine Tasting
Jul 15, 2017 • 49 min
While wine tasting is a popular activity across the USA, many are hesitant to visit a wine tasting roomor winery. Could it be a fear of feeling out of place, not knowing what to do, or understanding how it all works? Contrary to what you might think, not…
Humane Gardening with Nancy Lawson
Jul 15, 2017 • 66 min
Author of “The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife” published by Princeton Architectural Press, Nancy Lawson is a master naturalist and master gardener who speaks and writes about Humane Gardening. She is also the founder of Humane…
The Blues, Wine Tasting & Gardening
Jul 14, 2017 • 181 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - Holy Water – Blues singer-songwriter Allison August talks about…
Hospitality Employment Laws
Jul 13, 2017 • 59 min
What legal requirements and hurdles do businesses in the hospitality industry face? From minimum wage to tipping, Air B&B to Uber, San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs Esq. discusses the labor laws in the tourism, restaurant and hospitality…
Are You a Difficult Leader?
Jul 13, 2017 • 60 min
Leaders who manipulate and use fear to motivate are difficult leaders. They don’t care about cooperation as much as they are about achieving a goal, no matter the cost. How do we know if we are an effective leader or a difficult leader? Listen to this Big…
Success Express Business and Career Show
Jul 12, 2017 • 134 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Success Express business and career show! On This Episode: - Hospitality Employment…
Champagne Sundays - Music & Wellness
Jul 9, 2017 • 139 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! ON THIS EPISODE: - Healing Neen - Tonier Cain,…
A Toast to The Arts
Jul 7, 2017 • 167 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Photographer William Bretzger will…
Big Blend Happy Hour Radio: Travel, Art & Wildlife
Jul 5, 2017 • 145 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour Variety Show! On This Episode: - Lincoln City, Oregon – From treasure…
Climate Change & Community Parks
Jun 30, 2017 • 138 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - Creating Healthy Communities Through Parks with Jim Ostdick, who…
Vacation Station - Paris to Southern Arizona
Jun 28, 2017 • 104 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show! On This Episode: - The Streets of Paris – Susan…
Champagne Sundays - Music and Grilling
Jun 25, 2017 • 170 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show! On This Episode: - Mending Fences – Chart-topping…
Spotlight on San Benito County, California
Jun 23, 2017 • 156 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show! This episode shines the spotlight on San Benito…
Travel Writer Insider with Linda Kissam
Jun 22, 2017 • 57 min
Known as the ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’, travel writer Linda Kissam is a longtime Big Blend Radio guest and contributor sharing stories about her food, wine and travel adventures across the country and around the world. A seasoned writer with a…
Jonathan Cavier - Blue Room Album
Jun 22, 2017 • 65 min
Phoenix based pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Cavier talks about ‘Blue Room’ his second full length solo album. Featuring the single “When You Come Around”, Blue Room is Cavier’s second full-length album following 2016 release of Premier. There is raw…
Big Blend Radio Happy Hour: Travel Writing & Music
Jun 21, 2017 • 132 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour Variety Show! On This Episode: - Travel Writer Insider – Linda Kissam…
First Fish Native Dinner in Albany, Oregon
Jun 17, 2017 • 47 min
Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview focusing on the First Fish Native Inspired Dinner in Albany, Oregon, featuring award-winning Chef Matt Bennett – Co-owner of Sybaris Bistro in historic downtown Albany; Jimmie Lucht - Executive Director of Albany…
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Region of France
Jun 17, 2017 • 53 min
Travel / wine writer Hilarie Larson talks about Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France. It may be one of the most famous wine regions in the world, but nothing can prepare you for the tranquil beauty, fabulous food and superb wines that await. And there’s chocolate.…
Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains
Jun 17, 2017 • 56 min
Travel writer Debbie Stone shares her adventures on Wildland Trekking’s 5-Day Smoky Mountains Hiking Experience, through one of the most naturally and culturally significant mountain landscapes in the country - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The…
Oregon, France and The Smoky Mountains
Jun 16, 2017 • 172 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - First Fish Native American Dinner in Albany, Oregon - Matt…
Workplace Harassment and Discrimination
Jun 15, 2017 • 63 min
The United States Federal Courts have been ruling on Discrimination and Harassment cases for more than 50 years. San Diego employment attorney S. Ward Heinrichs Esq. discusses the laws regarding sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, as…
Alt-Rock Singer-Songwriter JJ McGuigan
Jun 15, 2017 • 37 min
Witchita, Kansas-based alternative rock singer-songwriter and VH1 “Save The Music” songwriting contest finalist JJ McGuigan discusses his songwriting career and latest EP “Dissociative” a 5-song collection featuring vocals by Garrett Crow and Scott…
Why You Need a Digital Marketing Plan
Jun 15, 2017 • 61 min
From SEO to Social Media, Content Management to Websites, Lori King-Kocsis of SafeHouse Web, discusses the importance of having a Digital Marketing Plan that aligns with your Business Plan and Branding. SafeHouse Web identifies priorities and provides…
Employment Law & Digital Marketing, Music & Mental Health
Jun 14, 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 Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s variety show! On This Episode: - Harassment in the Workplace - San Diego Employment…
Kwame Binea Shakedown - Roots Rock N Universal Love
Jun 12, 2017 • 54 min
Harlem based soul rocker Kwame Binea, front man of Kwame Binea Shakedown, talks about their debut album, “Roots Rock N Universal Love”. The album’s featured track “Universal Love” by Jimmy Cliff was produced by Vernon Reid of the group Living Colour, who…
Hearing is Believing Film
Jun 12, 2017 • 71 min
Composer and musician Rachel Flowers and filmmaker Lorenzo DeStefano discuss the inspiring documentary film, “Hearing in Believing”, that covers two years in the life of the tight knit Flowers family with Rachel’s stunning music as the soundtrack. Among…
A Toast to The Arts
Jun 11, 2017 • 180 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - Kwame Binea Shakedown – Harlem based…
Summer Grilling, Cobbler, Wine & Cocktails
Jun 9, 2017 • 106 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry Show! On This Episode: - Grilling & Wine – Howard & Ruth…
Speak with Good Purpose
Jun 7, 2017 • 111 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s special 8 Keys of Excellence show with Bobbi DePorter – Co-Founder of SuperCamp &…
Singer-songwriter Crystal Bowersox
Jun 5, 2017 • 51 min
Singer-songwriter Crystal Bowersox is known for many things: her soulful and distinctive voice; her ability to transcend genres across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country; and her capacity for spreading a positive message of love and light…
Diabetes and Heart Health
Jun 5, 2017 • 41 min
As of 2014, an estimated 387 million people suffer from with diabetes worldwide, and the number of people with diabetes is expected to increase to 592 billion by 2035. Heart disease, along with associated diabetes mellitus, is more serious in women than…
Best-selling Author Stephen Hunter - Bob Lee Swagger Series
Jun 5, 2017 • 64 min
Pulitzer Prize winning film critic and bestselling author Stephen Hunter discusses “G-Man”, the 10th book in his Bob Lee Swagger family saga, that’s packed with wicked suspense, vivid gun fights, and historical truths. With over 2 million Stephen Hunter…
Music, Books & Health
Jun 4, 2017 • 178 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show! On This Episode: - New Music from Crystal Bowersox…
Combat Artist Chip Beck Goes to Gettysburg
Jun 3, 2017 • 51 min
The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) creates unique artist-in-residence programs within various units within the National Park Service. This Big Blend Radio segment features Tanya Ortega – Photographer and Founder of National Parks Arts Foundation…
Artist Billy Morrow Jackson
Jun 3, 2017 • 40 min
Victoria Chick, contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector, discusses the work and career of Billy Morrow Jackson, an American realist who pushed realism in metaphorical directions with layers of social meaning. In looking…
19th Annual Julian California Blues Bash
Jun 3, 2017 • 86 min
Robb Bower’s 19th Annual Julian Blues Fest is held June 17, 2017 at Menghini Winery in Julian, a popular historic mountain destination in San Diego County, Southern California. From favorite blues musicians to spirit animals and life defining moments,…
Toast to The Arts & The Blues
Jun 2, 2017 • 185 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - National Parks Arts Foundation – Tanya…
Farm-to-Table in San Benito County, California
Jun 1, 2017 • 54 min
Big Blend Radio Happy Hour discussion focusing on the Farm-To-Table Movement, and wine tasting and dining experience in San Benito County, CA Featured guests include: Juli Vieira – President & CEO of San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors…
Small Town Wonders of Albany, Oregon
Jun 1, 2017 • 59 min
If you’re looking to plan your next trip to a place whose strengths include history, visual arts, learning, food, spirits, wine, and theatre - Albany, Oregon would be the place. From restaurants and breweries to parks and historic sites, travel writer…
Big Blend Happy Hour Radio: Central California to Albany, Oregon
May 31, 2017 • 144 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - A Taste of San Benito County – Hear about the local farms,…
Clairvoyant Ellen Tadd - The Infinite View
May 25, 2017 • 53 min
From deep meditation to third eye perception, internationally known clairvoyant counselor Ellen Tadd discusses her new book “THE INFINITE VIEW: A Guidebook for Life on Earth”. Ellen has been teaching and counseling for more than thirty years, and is…
Off-Season Adventures in Cape Cod & Nantucket
May 25, 2017 • 47 min
From the Cape Cod National Seashore to the JFK Hyannis Museum, travel writer Debbie Stone shares her off-season adventures in Cape Cod and Nantucket Island in southeast corner of Massachusetts. The Cape boasts some impressive statistics including 586…
Spirituality and Massachusetts Travel
May 24, 2017 • 119 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - The Infinite View - Internationally revered clairvoyant counselor…
Green Urbanism and Sustainable Neighborhoods
May 22, 2017 • 49 min
Walker Wells, Senior VP of Programs at Global Green USA, talks about Global Green USA’s Green Urbanism Programs and Creating Sustainable Neighborhoods and Communities. Global Green is a national leader in advancing smart solutions to climate change by…
Backyard Habitats and Humane Gardening
May 22, 2017 • 42 min
Adam M. Roberts “The Compassionate Conservationist”, wildlife conservationist and environmental expert, talks about the benefits of creating backyard habitats for birds and wildlife, how to garden in a humane and eco-friendly way, and the harms of plant…
Edible Flowers, Wine and Rose Petal Jam
May 22, 2017 • 45 min
Edible flowers can be used as jams, add to soups, salads, meat and fish dishes or even to alcoholic drinks. Howard and Ruth Milstein discuss Edible Flowers and Wine, and How to Make Rose Petal Jam. A husband-wife expert team, Howard is a wine expert, and…
How to Make Pistou
May 22, 2017 • 31 min
Five-Star Chef Ivan Flowers shares how to make Pistou, that’s chock-full of fresh basil, and features a tasty blend of extra virgin olive oil, garlic, spinach, lemon juice, plus, jalapeno and sweet chili. A long-time Big Blend expert and radio guest…
Green Urbanism, Backyard Habitats & Garden-to-Table!
May 21, 2017 • 184 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Green Urbanism – Walker Wells,…
Planning a Multigenerational Family Vacation
May 20, 2017 • 48 min
Multigenerational travel is generally described as three or more generations traveling together, including grandparents/parents, living-at-home or grown children, and grand or great grandchildren. More recently, extended family, including aunts/uncles,…
Discover the Delights of Deal UK
May 20, 2017 • 45 min
Travel and wine writer Hilarie Larson shares the Delights of Deal, a Classic British Seaside Town that she visited in spring 2017. Located on the Kentish coast, with the English Channel lapping upon it’s shingle stone beaches, Deal is a mere 8 miles…
Author Gian Sardar - You Were Here
May 20, 2017 • 52 min
With an ill-fated love triangle in the past, a horrifying crime in the present, and a plot full of thrilling twists that leads to a stunning finale, YOU WERE HERE by Gian Sardar is a suspenseful debut that asks if the mistakes made in past lives can ever…
Travel, Books & Writers
May 19, 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 Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - Multigenerational Family Travel – Southern California based…
Author Deena Metzger - A Rain of Night Birds
May 18, 2017 • 53 min
Perhaps never before in the history of humankind has the disparity between Indigenous mind and Western mind been more on the pulse of what we must pay attention to in order to insure our survival. Award-winning author, poet and essayist Deena Metzger has…
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2018
May 18, 2017 • 24 min
Did you know that two months of reading skills are LOST over the summer and that it can take up to two months from the first day of school for a student’s brain development to get back on track? Jennifer Emmett, Vice President for Content in the Kid’s…
How to Handle Office Drama
May 18, 2017 • 74 min
Sarah H. Elliston, author of “Lessons from a Difficult Person – How to Deal With People Like Us”, shares how to handle office drama and difficult colleagues at work. An expert in the art of dealing with difficult people, Sarah is a faculty member of the…
Summer Reading List
May 17, 2017 • 165 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - A Rain of Night Birds – Award-winning author, poet and essayist…
Singer-songwriters Amilia K Spicer & Ed Roman
May 12, 2017 • 136 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode: - Amilia K Spicer - Americana songstress Amilia K Spicer talks…
Sick Leave Laws and Office Drama
May 10, 2017 • 138 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Success Express Business & Career Show! On This Episode: - Sick Leave – San Diego…
The Rewards of Embracing Change in Life and in Business
May 8, 2017 • 43 min
Every one of us is constantly affected by change. Change never stops, and whether it’s positive change or not, our first reaction is usually fear. The truly successful people of the world have a good understanding of change and how to make it work to…
Visit Tulare in California’s Sequoia Country
May 8, 2017 • 38 min
Host to the Annual World Ag Expo, Tulare is an agricultural community and shopping destination in California’s Sequoia region. Tulare is a gateway destination to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Sequoia National Forest, and Giant Sequoia National…
Exploring Coastal Norfolk, England
May 8, 2017 • 54 min
From the diverse bird, wildlife and nature viewing opportunities to historic sites that date back to Roman and Medieval Times, and beyond, Glynn Burrows shares the highlights of visiting and exploring the coastal areas of Norfolk and Suffolk in East…
Change & Reward, Central California & Coastal England
May 7, 2017 • 151 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Change & Reward – Ralph…
Artists Juli and Matthew Chase-Daniel
May 6, 2017 • 50 min
Over the past few years, the National Parks Arts Foundation has partnered with Dry Tortugas National Park, west of Key West in Southern Florida, to create an artist-in-residence opportunity in pristine isolation, at Loggerhead Key. Loggerhead Key is the…
American Scene Painter Georges Schreiber
May 6, 2017 • 46 min
Victoria Chick, New Mexico-based figurative contemporary artist and early 19th/20th century print collector, talks about American scene painter Georges Schreiber (1904-1977). Originally from Belgium, Schreiber became a United States citizen in 1928. For 3…
Central Kentucky Community Theatre
May 6, 2017 • 43 min
The seat of Washington County, Springfield is located near the cities of Lexington and Louisville, in central Kentucky’s land of ‘Bourbon, Horses & History’. A gateway destination to Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and Mammoth Cave…
A Toast to The Arts
May 5, 2017 • 150 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts Show! On This Episode: - National Parks Artist-in-Residence…
Happy Hour with the Tall Men Group
May 3, 2017 • 140 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour variety show! Singer-songwriters and musicians Marty Axelrod, Severin…
The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan
May 1, 2017 • 46 min
Travel blogger Kim Dinan quit her job, sold her home in Portland and convinced her husband to embark on a round-the-world travel adventure with no timeline or particular destination in mind. On the eve of their departure, they received an unusual going…
Songs for The Struggle & How Education Saved My Life
May 1, 2017 • 55 min
Dr. E. (née Elaine Richardson), an Ohio State University professor turned recording artist, has risen far beyond the streets she once walked and worked as a teenage victim of sex trafficking. Now with “Mutha Werk,” the new single from her upcoming…
Find Your Awesome
May 1, 2017 • 43 min
Author and illustrator Judy Clement Wall discusses her new book, “Find Your Awesome: A 30-Day Challenge to Fall in Love with Your Playful, Imaginative & Colorful Self”. Published by HCI Books, ‘Find Your Awesome’ is an illustrated creative journal…
Champagne Sundays - A Toast to Transformation
Apr 30, 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 Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - The Yellow Envelope – Kim Dinan,…
Sequoia National Forest and Tulare County, California
Apr 29, 2017 • 49 min
Located in central California’s rich agricultural region, Tulare County is home to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and a number of charming and historic communities to explore like…
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Apr 29, 2017 • 40 min
Located in central Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park was established on July 17, 1916 as the country’s first memorial to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Listed on the National Register of Historic…
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Apr 29, 2017 • 50 min
John Heiner - Chief of Interpretation, and travel writer Eva Eldridge, discuss Fort Davis National Historic Site in West Texas. A key post in the defense system of western Texas, Fort Davis played a major role in the history of the Southwest. From 1854…
National Park Travel - California, Texas & Kentucky
Apr 28, 2017 • 152 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Travel Show! On This Episode - Summer in California’s Sequoia…
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail
Apr 27, 2017 • 48 min
Established in 2004 as a National Historic Trail, the El Camino Real de Los Tejas was a “royal road” that spanned approximately 2500 miles from Mission San Juan Bautista Guerrero, Mexico to Fort St. Jean Baptiste in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.…
Meditation for Daily Stress
Apr 27, 2017 • 53 min
An authority on meditation, Michel Pascal discusses the simple meditation techniques from his new book: ‘Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-Being’. More than just an exploration of why we experience stress; ‘Meditation for Daily…
How Meditation Boosts Women’s Heart Health
Apr 27, 2017 • 48 min
Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the US, killing more women than breast and lung cancer combined. Meditation has been shown to lower your risk for heart disease. Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview with Dr. Jacqueline Eubany,…
History & Travel, Meditation & Heart Health
Apr 26, 2017 • 161 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio! On This Episode - El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail – Arlene Gould…
National Park Stories of Commitment
Apr 24, 2017 • 61 min
From Rosa Parks to John Muir, each of the 417 units within our National Park Service share amazing stories of the types of Commitments made by people from all walks of life. Listen to this special Big Blend Radio ‘Stories of Excellence’ segment with Bobbi…
Inside Maharishi’s Ashram
Apr 24, 2017 • 57 min
Rhoda Orme-Johnson talks about Transcendental Meditation, and her new memoir, “Inside Maharishi’s Ashram. A Personal Story”, that gives a first-hand look at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Transcendental Meditation movement. The book details her often…
DIY BBQ Sauce with Chef Ivan Flowers
Apr 24, 2017 • 51 min
Five-Star Chef Ivan Flowers talks with Big Blend Radio about the importance of reading labels for the amount of sodium, salt and preservatives put into foods, and chats about making your own BBQ Sauce, such as his Whiskey BBQ Sauce Recipe. This Big Blend…
National Park Stories, Transcendental Meditation, Barbecue!
Apr 23, 2017 • 178 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays Variety Show! On This Episode: - Park Stories of Commitment –…
History of Temecula Wine Country in Southern California
Apr 22, 2017 • 40 min
Ask ‘Where did wine get its start in California?” and you’ll likely hear, “Napa” or “Sonoma”. While these famous districts have their share of historical credits, the truth is much more interesting. Who would guess that the ‘new upstart’ regions of…
Debbie Stone Explores Surprising Oklahoma City!
Apr 22, 2017 • 42 min
Travel writer Debbie Stone talks about her Oklahoma City adventures that included Whitewater Rafting at Riversport Adventure Park, the Boathouse District, American Banjo Museum, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, National Cowboy & Western Heritage…
Wine Tasting in Idaho’s Snake River Valley AVA
Apr 22, 2017 • 43 min
For many wine enthusiasts, the thought of wine being produced in Idaho seems far-fetched. For those who know about Idaho wine, it is a misnomer. As Cori Solomon explains, the high elevation makes for some extraordinary wine. Hear about the ten wineries…
Summer Fun in San Benito County, Central California
Apr 22, 2017 • 36 min
From the Hollister Biker Rally to Bird Watching in Pinnacles National Park, Juli Vieira - Chief Executive Officer of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, talks about summer events and activities in San Benito County, Central…
Idaho, California & Oklahoma City
Apr 21, 2017 • 184 min
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Travel Show! On This Episode - Wine Tasting in Idaho - Cori…
Big Cat Public Safety Act
Apr 20, 2017 • 41 min
Thousands of big cats are kept as pets or maintained in ill-equipped roadside zoos in the U.S. Kate Dylewsky, Program Associate at Born Free USA, discusses the recently introduced Big Cat Public Safety Act (H.R. 1818), that would advance animal welfare…
Earth Day Texas & EarthxFilm 2017
Apr 20, 2017 • 44 min
Big Blend Radio interview with William Bridge - Global Green USA, Ryan Brown - CEO of Earth Day Texas, and Michael Cain – Founder & President of EarthxFilm. Earth Day Texas is the world’s largest public exhibition dedicated to environmental stewardship,…