Big Blend Radio

Big Blend Radio

Variety adds the spice to quality of life, and that's what Big Blend Radio shows are all about! Hosted by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team on the Love Your Parks Tour and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, Big Blend Radio educates, entertains and inspires! Topics include: Music, Books & The Arts; Travel & Recreation; Food & Drink; National Parks & Public Lands; History & Culture; Nature & Environment; Home & Garden; Family & Education; Business & Career; and much more!

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July 23, 2021 35 min

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Nature Connection" Show features Kate Wall, Senior Legislative Manager at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, who discusses the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act. Marking a significant step for wildlife conservation, the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act along with $400 million for projects to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions, passed the United States House of Representati...

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Recorded onsite, this episode of Big Blend Radio features Brett Miller, General Manager of Tulare Golf Course.

A scenic 18-Hole par 72 public course for all skill levels, Tulare Golf Course is conveniently located off central California freeway 99, between Fresno and Bakersfield. The course features Bent Grass Poa greens, Bermuda fairways, and tees. The elevated greens on the front nine will challenge even the best ball strikers. ...

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Recorded on-site, this episode of Big Blend Radio features Ruth Andrus who shares how to make her delicious scone recipe. Ruth and her husband Ken are the innkeepers of Leonard at Logan House Bed and Breakfast located in the historic Heritage Hill neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan. See Ruth's scone recipe here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/ruths-scones/ 

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This episode of Big Blend Radio's new 2nd Tuesday "Go Natchitoches" Show focuses on the Cane River Heritage Trail in Natchitoches Parish. Founded in 1714, Natchitoches is the original French Colony and oldest city in Louisiana. The city features a charming historic downtown that runs along Cane River Lake, and it is home to the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, the Cane River Heritage Area, and is also the fin...

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On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show, award winning author and military historian Mike Guardia shines the spotlight on Richard "Dick" Winters. A renown officer in the US Army and decorated World War II veteran, Winters has been featured within numerous books and was portrayed by English actor Damian Lewis in the 2001 HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers." More about internationally re...

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This episode of Big Blend Radio features Joshua Corum, lead singer and songwriter of alternative prog rock ensemble Head With Wings. Hear about the start of the band, their innovative music and videos, and new EP "Comfort in Illusion." The three-track collection draws the listener into the isolated, agonizing, and momentarily euphoric struggle for self-actualization amidst the stifling frame of an increasingly unfamiliar wo...

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This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Express Business & Career show features Twitter marketing specialist Keith Keller, who discusses current social media trends for small businesses. Keith Keller is considered by many to be one of the world’s leading authorities on Twitter marketing, especially Twitter Video Marketing. He has his own podcast series called “CRACK THE TWITTER CODE” and now offers one on one consu...

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This episode of Big Blend Radio features central Florida musician Brian Smalley who discusses his acoustic novel, "Chosen," a musical murder mystery set in Belle Glade, Florida. The story is fiction, but the core of this material is very real. The album boasts a gaggle of talented folks who help to tell this nearly eighty minute story. Brian and (in order of appearance) Grant Peeples, Tony Macaluso, Lis Williamson, Christia...

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Recorded onsite, this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Show features Geoffrey Brown, co-owner of Bear Mountain Lodge in Silver City, New Mexico.    A tranquil oasis on the edge of the New Mexico wilderness, Bear Mountain Lodge is an ideal choice for quiet relaxation or unforgettable adventure. Guests enjoy refined and restful accommodations in breathtaking surroundings, with easy access to hiking, cycling, h...

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This episode of Big Blend Radio's Music Monday show features Swiss guitarist Stephan Thelen and his American counterpart Jon Durant who have teamed up for an international musical conversation. The pair conceived and executed the album “Crossings” during the Covid lockdowns of 2020. Each working in his own home studio, Thelen on Lake Zürich, Durant on the Willamette River, the pair fell into a remarkable sense of shared purpose...

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Recorded onsite, this episode of Big Blend Radio features Freddie Gonzalez, general manager of Galaxy Theatres Tulare, as well as Donnette Silva Carter, President / CEO of Tulare Chamber of Commerce. Freddie discusses the luxury movie experience movie goers enjoy at Galaxy Theatres Tulare, as well as the theatre’s new Dolby Atmos® sound technology. 

Dolby Atmos transports you into the movie with breathtaking, 360° sound that fills...

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On this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station “Food Wine & Travel Show” we talk with travel writer and photographer Julie Diebolt Price about her road tripping adventures throughout Siskiyou County, California. Siskiyou County is home to stunning Mt. Shasta in the Siskiyou Mountain Range and draws outdoor adventurers and nature lovers during all four seasons of the year. The county borders southern Oregon with wildlife...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace.  This episode of Big Blend Radio's Success Express show features Lea Brovedani "The Trust Architect" who discusses the changes in the workplace, as well as why it is important to find out about a company's trust culture before you apply to work there, or perhaps even continuing to work there. She also talks about how a company can build the necessary trust culture to ...

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This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Writer's Wednesday" Show features award-winning and internationally recognized fiction and non-fiction author Barbara Casey. Hear about her F. I. G. Mystery series, her basketball novel "The Coach's Wife," and women's biographies "Velvalee Dickinson: The “Doll Woman” Spy,"  "Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave," and "Kathryn Kelly: The Mo...

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On this episode of Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station “Food Wine & Travel Show” we talk with Deborah Wakefield of CityPASS, a company that creates discounted, bundled admission tickets for the top attractions in 14 North American destinations. Using CityPASS can save you up to 50% on admission to the very best attractions in 11 North American cities, and up to 30% on admission to Southern California's top theme parks, inc...

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Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia (1909-1982) fell under the spell of the Superstition Mountains of central Arizona. From the late 1940’s to the late 1970’s he was a frequent visitor to the mysterious mountain range, exploring the backcountry on horseback and prospecting for gold. The legends, history, natural beauty, and native cultures of the Superstitions fascinated the artist and inspired essays, drawings, and paintings for his 1972 b...

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Acclaimed Australian born trumpet player Sam Nester leads a diverse career as a performer and educator. He joins us on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Toast to Parks & The Arts" Show during his one-month National Parks Arts Foundation residency in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hear about his music career and travels, including his Arcadia interactive sound and light installation that uses the biorhythms of pl...

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This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" Show, world traveler and writer Debbie Stone talks about her wine tasting, culinary, art, and outdoor adventures in Rogue Valley. This vibrant Southern Oregon locale has it all. It’s a mecca for outdoor recreationists, nirvana for wine enthusiasts, paradise for foodies, and a magnet for arts aficionados. See her article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listi...

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Get a Taste of England on this episode of Big Blend Radio with Glynn Burrows, family history expert and owner of Norfolk Tours in England. Along with talking about the various British delicacies one can enjoy when visiting England, we also talk about local farming, and the authentic experience and importance of frequenting local establishments, no matter where one lives or travels to. Read Glynn's article here: https://blendrad...

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This episode of Big Blend Radio’s "Nature Connection" Show features Jad Daley, President & CEO of American Forests, the nation’s oldest national conservation organization. Hear about their first nationwide tally of Tree Equity scores, an evaluation that shows how the amount of tree cover in America’s cities is too often dependent on income and race. 

The Tree Equity Score (TES) tool identifies the cities that can gain ...

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