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    Winter Exhibits and Events at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 41:00


    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Toast to The Arts" Show, Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun talks about the life and art career of famed Southwest artist Ted DeGrazia, as well as the winter exhibits showcasing his work. Exhibits on display until Jan. 25, 2023, include “DeGrazia's Processions," "DeGrazia's Ballet," and “Rock Talk: The Prehistoric Art of Ted DeGrazia.” Hear about the annual La Fiesta De Guadalupe, and Little Gallery visiting artists. DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is a 10-acre historic landmark nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson, Arizona. Opened in 1965, it is home to over 15,000 originals of Ted DeGrazia art pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics and sculptures. There are six permanent collections on display and several rotating exhibitions each year. More: http://www.degrazia.org/ Music on this episode is "Please Remember Me" the title track of the DeGrazia album "Please Remember Me."

    David J. Muchow - The 7 Secret Keys to Startup Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 53:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio features David J. Muchow, an award-winning, thirty-year serial entrepreneur and lawyer, who shares some of the insights behind his new book, “The 7 Secret Keys to Startup Success: What You Need to Know to Win." This unique 327-page practical guide, which focuses on both the business and legal keys to success, is a must-have for every entrepreneur, small business owner, student, and business and law schools. This is the one book every startup and growing business should have! More: https://www.davidmuchowauthor.com/ 

    Singer-Songwriter Deborah Holland - Animal Logic

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 23:00


    After 31 years, legendary jazz bassist Stanley Clarke, ex-Police drummer Stewart Copeland, and singer songwriter Deborah Holland have Reunited as Animal Logic. As Deborah shares on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Music Monday" show, between 2013 and 2022, the band shared ideas and files, resulting in the two new tracks, “Can You Tell Me” and “Ordinary,” which capture the quintessential, timeless Animal Logic approach. The songs are available on all streaming platforms and also be purchased via Bandcamp at: https://animallogic1.bandcamp.com/ Special thanks to The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina. More: https://www.lion-rose.com/

    Dr. David Sklar - Author of Moonstone

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 49:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Books & Authors" Show features Dr. David Sklar, an award-winning author, emergency physician, professor, and medical researcher. Hear about his brand new novel “Moonstone Hero," a gripping survivalist story about just how far you'd be willing to go to save the life of a stranger. Out now through Volcano Cannon Press, it's an exciting mountaineering adventure set up on Mount Kilimanjaro that features heart-pounding danger, a love triangle amongst climbers, and a timely take on the uncertain balance between duty and heroism in the medical profession. More: https://davidpsklar.com/ 

    Glynn Burrows - Mixing Business Travel with Leisure

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 42:00


    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's SUCCESS EXPRESS Business & Career Show, Glynn Burrows, family historian and owner of Norfolk Tours in England, discusses BLEISURE, the growing new tourism trend catering to travelers who mix business with leisure. This includes regular business travel and sales meetings along with conferences and retreats, industry expos, remote workers, and even digital nomads. As he shares on the podcast and in his article, it's a win-win-win situation for all involved. See Glynn's article: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/hopping-on-the-bleisure-train-mixing-business-with-leisure/ Glynn appears on Big Blend Radio every fourth Saturday. More at https://norfolk-tours.co.uk/ 

    Ben Pfeiffer - Creating a Certified Firefly Habitat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 46:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's Nature Connection Show features recognized firefly expert and certified naturalist, Benjamin Pfeiffer, founder of Firefly Conservation & Research. Fireflies are one of nature's genuine wonders, but they need our protection now. Across the United States and worldwide, rapid and large-scale changes to our lands and watersheds mean fireflies are losing the habitats they once knew. Every step we can take to protect land for the fireflies to thrive is a step towards a literally ‘brighter' future for new generations to enjoy. As Ben explains, now conservationists of all experience levels can create their own certified firefly habitats in their own backyard, favorite park or nature preserve to provide a permanent place for fireflies to exist. The Certified Firefly Habitat sign program is a first-of-its-kind sign and certification program designed to address the issues that are causing firefly habitat to decline. More: https://www.firefly.org/ This episode is part of our special Fourth Friday Nature Connection series with guest cohost Margot Carrera who is a fine art nature photographer who is passionate about the environment. More: https://www.carrerafineartgallery.com/ 

    Debbie Stone - Skamania Lodge Getaway

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 38:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Vacation Station" Travel Show features travel writer Debbie Stone who shares her experience at Skamania Lodge, a well-known resort in Washington State, within Columbia Gorge country. Surrounded by natural beauty, Skamania Lodge is an idyllic property with inviting guest rooms and common areas, an impressive Northwest art collection, award-winning dining, a spa and fitness center, a swimming pool, hot tubs, golf and disc golf courses, and plenty of other outdoor activities to satisfy any adrenaline junkie. See Debbie's story and photos: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/recharge-with-a-getaway-to-skamania-lodge/ Debbie Stone appears on Big Blend Radio every 4th Tuesday

    Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, Kansas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 65:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show focuses on the Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, on the Jefferson Highway in Southeast Kansas. Featured Guests: - Roger Bell, President of the Jefferson Highway Association  - Phyllis Bitner - Miners Museum Hall Foundation - More: https://www.minershallmuseum.com/ Created by the Jefferson Highway Association which was originally founded in 1915, the Jefferson Highway is an international highway, also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more at: https://jeffersonhighway.org/ Featured music on the show is "Sisters of the Coal Dust" by James Byfield & Blind Lemon Pledge. More: http://www.blindlemon-pledge.com/ Special thanks to the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau who represent Louisiana's Oldest City, which is also on the Jefferson Highway. See: https://www.natchitoches.com/ 

    Christy Wood - Chief Joseph Trail Ride 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 42:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio features Christy Wood who talks about her recent experiences on the Chief Joseph Trail Ride. A progressive trail ride hosted by the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), a portion of the ride is completed each year, with the entire sequence taking thirteen years to complete. Its route traces, as closely as possible, the route Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce took while attempting to escape the US Cavalry in 1877. More: https://www.appaloosa.com/ Christy Wood is now on her second 13-year circuit of the Chief Joseph Trail Ride. She is a world champion horse trainer, instructor, author, and owner of Wood N Horse Training Stables located in Three Rivers, California, gateway to Sequoia National Park. Christy is in the process of writing a memoir about her experiences in the Chief Joseph Trail Ride, and the book is scheduled to be released in 2023. More: https://www.wdnhorse.com/ 

    Victoria Chick - The History of the Starving Artist

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 53:00


    The “Starving Artist” as a type of lifestyle is a phenomenon born in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and one that continued in a modified way into the 20th and 21st centuries in many countries including the United States. On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Toast to The Arts" Show, artist Victoria Chick talks about the history of the term, "Starving Artist." Read her article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/the-starving-artist/ Victoria Chick is a contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector based in Silver City, New Mexico. She appears on Big Blend Radio every 3rd Saturday. See her work: https://victoriachick.com/ Featured painting image: Bedroom in Arles (1888) is a visual representation of the simple living conditions under which Vincent van Gogh lived and worked.

    Life on Mars - Shadows in a Jar Album

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2022 28:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "New Music Friday" Show features songwriter Earl Kayoss and multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo who discuss “Shadows In A Jar,” the sixth studio album, and next installment of their Life on Mars series. Joining Kayoss and Fernando Perdomo on the album are Billy Sherwood (Yes) and Denny Seiwell (McCartney and Wings). Each one of them are very well known in their own right and have extensive credits. It was mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Zach Ziskin, who has numerous credits and awards. The CD includes a booklet featuring all of the lyrics, art and musicians' credits. The album is out today - get it here: https://linktr.ee/shadowsinajar Special thanks to The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina. More: https://www.lion-rose.com/ 

    Lea Brovedani - How Gratitude Builds Trust

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 46:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio features Lea Brovedani "The Trust Architect" who discusses How to Gratitude Builds Trust in Personal and Business Relationships, and in Leadership. As always, her 5 Tenets of Trust (Caring, Commitment, Consistency, Competence and Communication) are a main part of the discussion. Lea is a speaker and workshop facilitator on trust who is recognized as a Top Thought Leader on Trust for by the organization Trust Across America, and is the author of “TRUST Me – Restore Belief & Confidence in an Uncertain World” and “TRUSTED – Secret Lessons from an Inspired Leader.” More: http://thetrustarchitect.biz/ Listen to "Trust Talk with Lea" every Third Thursday on Big Blend Radio. 

    Rebecca Halpern - The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 17:00


    Charlie Trotter was a man whose personality was as big and boisterous as his 10-course tasting menus. Directed by first-time feature filmmaker Rebecca Halpern, LOVE, CHARLIE is an intimate examination of the chef who reimagined haute American cuisine and made Chicago the culinary capital it is today. Featuring interviews with some of the most renowned chefs and restaurateurs, including Grant Achatz, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck, LOVE, CHARLIE opens in theaters and will be available on VOD on Apple & Amazon on November 18, 2022, This episode of Big Blend Radio's EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY Show features documentary filmmaker and director Rebecca Halpern who discusses the award-winning documentary “Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter." More at http://oakstreet.pictures and https://www.rebeccahalpern.com/ Special thanks to the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), more: https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 

    96th Annual Christmas Festival in Natchitoches, Louisiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 26:00


    Focusing on the 96th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival that happens from November 19th, 2022 - January 6th, 2023, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" Show features Arlene Gould - Director of the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Jill Leto - Director of Promotions & Events - Natchitoches Historic District Business Association and Natchitoches Main Street. Named after a Native American tribe, Natchitoches (pronounced Nack-a-tish) is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase Territory. Since 1927, the city is home to one of the oldest community-based holiday celebrations in the country. Starting as a one-day festival, the Natchitoches Christmas Festival has evolved into a six-week long Christmas Season. The Christmas Season begins on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and concludes on January the 6th, the Epiphany. Over 300,000 lights and 100 plus set pieces are on display every night at dusk. More about the festival: https://www.natchitocheschristmas.com/ More about Natchitoches: https://natchitoches.com/

    Experimental Psych Rock Group REVOLUSHN - Album 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 49:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio features longtime friends and collaborators NO Mansfield and David “Dekay” Kendrick, founders of the California experimental art/psych rock group REVOLUSHN who have just released their third full length album, 3.  They recorded dozens of songs together for other artists as part of a studio group in Los Angeles, and in 2016 began writing and recording their own material for what would become REVOLUSHN. They enlisted the talents of multiple friends for their debut release The Freshman (2016) and their follow-up Further!! (2018) and have now solidified their lineup around NO (guitar/vocals), Dekay (drums, percussion), Olga Schubert (keys), and Neil Nyberg (bass guitar/vocals) for their new album 3, that's out now. REVOLUSHN is extraordinarily versatile and showcase an assortment of styles, leaning into experimental art rock along with their love for dance rock and loud guitars and drums. More: http://www.revolushn.com/ Songs featured on this episode are from the album 3 - "Electric" and "Spiral Galaxies."  Special thanks to the National Parks Arts Foundation - https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/

    Linda Kissam - The Pleasure of Shopping

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 51:00


    From the Christmas Markets of Germany to the Historic Downtowns of America, and from handcrafted gifts to regional souvenirs, this episode of Big Blend Radio features travel writer Linda Kissam "Food, Wine & Shopping Diva" who talks about the joys of shopping. Did you know that studies show that shopping causes your brain to release Serotonin, which is a chemical that makes you feel good? We call that a "Ping!" Read Linda's story about it here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/ping-the-pleasure-of-shopping/ This show is part of Big Blend Radio hosts and full-time travelers Nancy J. Reid' and Lisa D. Smith's Love Your Parks Tour "Mission Possible" Shopping Story series assigned by Linda Kissam. Stay tuned to a special Big Blend "Mission Possible Shopping" Magazine coming out in time for holiday shopping. Subscribe here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/join-us/ 

    Kathleen Walls - Military Museums in Georgia and Louisiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022 46:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Friday "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer and author Kathleen Walls who talks about three military museums in the south - WWII Home Front Museum on St. Simons Island in Georgia, National World War II in New Orleans, and Heritage Park Veterans Museum in Henry County, Georgia. See her article on the museums: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/military-history-museums-in-georgia-and-louisiana/ More about Kathleen Walls: http://katywalls.com/ Special thanks to the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) - https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 

    Winter Outdoor Adventures in New Mexico

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 41:00


    From snow skiing to bird watching and hiking, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Thursday "New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association" Show focuses on the outdoor and nature experiences during the winter season New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment." Featured Innkeeper Guests: - Becky O'Connor - Casitas de Gila Guesthouses in Gila, near Silver City - https://www.casitasdegila.com/ - Ryan Miller of The Bobcat Inn, an adobe pueblo style lodging destination in Santa Fe - https://www.bobcatinn.com/ Stay New Mexico True and Visit: https://www.nmbba.org/

    Simon and Marisa Cleveland - There is No Box

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 42:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Wednesday "Writers & Authors" Show with Books Forward features Simon & Marisa Cleveland, authors of "There is No Box: A Practical Guide for the Relatable Reader." Out now (Nov. 8, 2022) through BenBalla Books, this "There is No Box" is for leaders who recognize how critical it is to draw outside the lines of typical guidance in order to rethink leadership development and gain competencies that make them more inclusive, culturally aware, and empowered to facilitate collaboration. More: https://marisacleveland.wordpress.com/there-is-no-box/ More about Books Forward: https://booksforward.com/

    Winter and Spring Adventures in Lafayette, Louisiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 36:00


    Lafayette is at the heart of Louisiana's Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the Happiest City in America. From Mardi Gras to Zydeco Sundays, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Tuesday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features Benjamin J. Berthelot, President & CEO of Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, who shares what to experience in Lafayette this winter and spring. More: https://www.lafayettetravel.com/ For more about the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) visit https://www.ifwtwa.org/

    Honoring Men and Women of Military Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 121:00


    This Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features cohost award-winning military historian, educator, army veteran, and author Mike Guardia, and honors those who have served in the past, those who serve in the military now, and the families connected with service men and women. Featured Guests: - Ward Heinrichs - San Diego Employment Attorney & Veteran Marine - Steve Schneickert – Performer and Big Blend Radio Hollywood History podcaster - Steve & Karen Wilson – The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina - Arlene Gould – Executive Director of the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau in Louisiana - Glynn Burrows – Family History Expert & Owner of Norfolk Tours in England Featured music is "Beneath a Solemn Sky" by The Gunboat Diplomats, "Colors of the USA" by Doreen Taylor, and "Song for My Dad" by the late and great Jimmy Yessian. Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. More: https://mikeguardia.com/

    Linda Kissam - Cruising Scandinavia on a Small Ship

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 42:00


    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, travel writer Linda Kissam "Food, Wine & Shopping Diva," shares her two-week cruising experience on the Viking Jupiter on a Bergen, Norway to Stockholm, Sweden route. This historic and scenic route allowed her to discover a lot of Scandinavia with stops in Stockholm, Oslo, scenic Bergen, charming Ålborg, fascinating Gdańsk, and the grand cities of Berlin and Copenhagen. As you will hear, it turned into quite a culinary adventure. See her article and pictures of the trip here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/cruising-scandinavia-on-a-small-ship/ Linda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her adventures at http://allingoodtaste.info/ 

    Singer-Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist Aaron Rothko - Joymaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 63:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Toast to The Arts" Show with the National Parks Arts Foundation features Aaron Rothko, a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Hear about his music, his move from New York City to New Orleans, and his newly released album of introspective songs titled “Joymaker." "Joymaker" is Rothko's second full-length album, his first being ‘Man In The Tall Grass' (2021), as well as a six song EP titled ‘Except/I Love You' (2020). Songs featured on the show include the title track "Joymaker" and "I Miss New York in the Fall." More: https://aaronrothko.bandcamp.com/ More about the National Parks Arts Foundation: https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/  

    Winter and Holiday Fun in California's Sequoia Country

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 39:00


    From snow shoeing and cross country skiing to holiday shopping, festivals, and seasonal events, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Thursday "Travel Tulare County" Show focuses on what to experience in California's Sequoia Country during the winter and holiday season. Featured guests from the Sequoia Tourism Council include: - Donnette Silva Carter - Tulare Chamber of Commerce - Suzanne Bianco - Visit Visalia - Heathe Jones - Dinuba Chamber of Commerce Located in Central California, Tulare County is home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and charming art and agricultural communities including Visalia, Tulare, Exeter, Dinuba, Porterville, Three Rivers, Lindsay, and Woodlake. Plan your visit: https://www.discoverthesequoias.com/ 

    Wine Time with Peggy - Thanksgiving Wine Pairings and Holiday Parties

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 52:00


    It's Thanksgiving Dinner and Winter Holiday Party Planning Time and that's what this episode of Big Blend Radio is all about. Big Blend Radio's "Wine Time with Peggy" show features Peggy Fiandaca, who along with her winemaker husband Curt Lawrence Dunham, owns and operates LDV Winery in Arizona. Along with her Thanksgiving wine pairing suggestions and Holiday Party Planning Tips, hear about the end of harvest at the winery and what the wine term "acidity" is all about. Check out Peggy's Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Tips here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/pairing-wine-with-thanksgiving-dinner/ Wine Time with Peggy airs every 1st Wednesday at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. Learn more about LDV Winery at https://ldvwinery.com/ Music on this episode: "Kick Up Your Heels" by Shelley King - https://www.shelleyking.com/ 

    Adventures in Asheville - Music and The Performing Arts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 120:00


    Airing live, this third episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Tuesday "Adventures in Asheville" Show focuses on the Music & Performing Arts Scene of Asheville, North Carolina Featured Guests: - Steve & Karen Wilson - The Lion and The Rose Bed & Breakfast - Katie Jones – The Magnetic Theatre  - Stephanie Hickling Beckman - Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective  - John Baldwin – Actor & Director  - Elizabeth “Liz” Teague – Singer/Songwriter    - Dennis Berndt – Chalwa Reggae Band  - Hank Bones, Paula Hanke & Peggy Ratusz – Love Bubble Band

    Rita Sever - Leading for Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 43:00


    Supervision is a critical function of leadership that is often overlooked, and yet the quality of supervision is often what makes or breaks a leader—and an organization. This episode of Big Blend Radio's SUCCESS EXPRESS Show features Rita Sever who discusses her latest book, “LEADING FOR JUSTICE: Supervision, HR, and Culture.” Rita is a certified professional coach who works with social justice organizations. Her first book is “SUPERVISION MATTERS: 100 Bite-sized Ideas to Transform You and Your Team." More: https://supervisionmatters.com/ With this second interview, we are excited to have Rita Sever join the Big Blend Radio family as a regular guest and expert contributor. 

    Professor and Author Peter S. Alagona - The Accidental Ecosystem

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 51:00


    Peter S. Alagona is a professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He's the author of numerous articles as well as the book “After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California.” On this episode of Big Blend Radio he discusses his latest book, "THE ACCIDENTAL ECOSYSTEM: People and Wildlife in American Cities," that explores the natural history of cities and chronicles how our relationship with wildlife, which has typically been defined by habitat destruction and "pest control," needs to be redefined. More: http://www.peteralagona.com/ This show is part of our special Fourth Friday Nature Connection series with guest cohost Margot Carrera who is a fine art nature photographer who is passionate about the environment. More: https://www.carrerafineartgallery.com/ 

    Haunted Hotels on the Historic Jefferson Highway

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 90:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Thursday "Jefferson Highway" Show focuses on Ghost Stories & Haunted Hotels on the Jefferson Highway. Created by the Jefferson Highway Association which was originally founded in 1915, the Jefferson Highway is an international highway, also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more at: https://jeffersonhighway.org/  Featured Guests: - Roger Bell, President of the Jefferson Highway Association and guide of the Muskogee Ghost Tour in Oklahoma. - Matthew Komus, author of :"Haunted Manitoba" and "Haunted Winnipeg," and guide of the Winnipeg Ghost Walk. More: https://www.winnipegghostwalk.com/ Featured music on the show is "Indrid Cold" by Johnny Mastro & The Mama's Boys in New Orleans. https://johnnymastro.com/ Special thanks to the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau who represent Louisiana's Oldest City, which is also on the Jefferson Highway. See: https://www.natchitoches.com/ 

    Attorney Ward Heinrichs - California's Warehouse Quota Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 33:00


    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, San Diego employment attorney Ward Heinrichs explains California's Warehouse Quota Law, Labor Code §2100, aka AB701. The purpose of that law is to make sure that burdensome quotas do not infringe on the meal period, rest period, bathroom break, and other workplace rights of warehouse employees. Read Ward's article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/california-restricts-warehouse-quotas/ Ward Heinrichs appears on Big Blend Radio very 4th Wednesday. More: https://bestemploymentattorneysandiego.com/ 

    Debbie Stone - Walking Hadrian's Wall Path

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 43:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Vacation Station" Travel Show features travel writer Debbie Stone who shares her walking adventure along part of Hadrian's Wall Path with Celtic Trails. Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail is an 84-mile-long route that was voted the nation's favorite trek. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the trail opened in 2003 in the border area between England and Scotland. It follows the course of northern Europe's largest surviving Roman monument, a 2nd-century fortification constructed on the orders of Emperor Hadrian in AD122. Read Debbie's story and see her photos here: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/walking-hadrians-wall-path-national-trail/  Debbie Stone appears on Big Blend Radio every 4th Tuesday.

    New Age Music Legend David Young - Love Wins Album

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 86:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Music Monday" Show features New Age Music Legend David Young who talks about his new album "Love Wins" that features Prog Luminaries Tony Levin & Jerry Marotta. The past couple of years have been intense and unlike any other in most of our lifetimes! For David Young, those years have been a time of inspiration and enlightenment, which is evident upon first listen to his new album, “Love Wins.” The album was recorded and produced at Dreamland Recording Studios in Woodstock, NY, and by Jeff Moleski and Moletrax Recording Studios, and features Tony Levin on bass and Jerry Marotta on drums and percussion. The eclectic, Americana-Inspired “Love Wins” incorporates heartfelt, inspiring lyrics with new age vocals and instrumentals, such as the soothing strains of the mandolin and mesmerizing, unique sounds emanating from crystal bowls. “Love Wins” will be available on CD, download, streaming and thumb drive on October 28, 2022. More: https://davidyoungmusic.com/ 

    Glynn Burrows - Ghost Stories of England

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2022 46:00


    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Glynn Burrows, family historian and owner of Norfolk Tours in England, shares some fascinating ghost stories that range from headless horses and horrible hounds to the execution of Anne Boleyn! Check out his article with the stories here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/headless-horses-and-horrible-hounds/ Glynn appears on Big Blend Radio every fourth Saturday. More at https://norfolk-tours.co.uk/ 

    Chief Kim Zagaris - Western Fire Chiefs Association Fire Map

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 43:00


    Award-winning Chief Kim Zagaris, Wildfire Policy and Technology Director for the Western Fire Chiefs Association, talks about Phase 2 of their interactive Fire Map that now includes 3D map views, reporting of active fire-fighting aircraft in real-time, and Fire Integrated Real-Time Intelligence System (FIRIS) specific to the state of California. These new introductions provide an even higher level of detail to keep lives, land, and property safe. See the map here: https://wfca.com/fire-map

    Lea Brovedani - Do You Trust Your Scuba Diving Guide?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 42:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio features Lea Brovedani "The Trust Architect" who talks about her recent scuba diving adventure with divemaster Spiros Papakastrisios, owner of Blue Adventures Diving in Chania, Crete, and the trust connection between divers and their diving guides. As always, her 5 Tenets of Trust (Caring, Commitment, Consistency, Competence and Communication) are a main part of the discussion. Read her "Diving & Trust" article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/diving-and-trust/ Lea is a speaker and workshop facilitator on trust who is recognized as a Top Thought Leader on Trust for by the organization Trust Across America, and is the author of “TRUST Me – Restore Belief & Confidence in an Uncertain World” and “TRUSTED – Secret Lessons from an Inspired Leader.” More: http://thetrustarchitect.biz/ Listen to "Trust Talk with Lea" every Third Thursday on Big Blend Radio.

    Dr Jackie Eubany - Is Work Stressing You Out?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 18:00


    Is Work Stressing You Out? Does it Make Your Blood Pressure Go Up? As Dr. Jacqueline Eubany shares, too much daily stress can lead to hypertension, 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. From using meditation and breathing exercises to taking a walk on your lunch break, Dr Jackie shares tips on reducing stress to keep your heart healthy at work. Dr. Jackie is a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, and author of the best-selling book, "Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story." More: https://womenandheartdiseasebook.com/

    Scotty Williams - The American Cemetery in Natchitoches, Louisiana

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 74:00


    Focusing on the historic American Cemetery, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" Show features Scotty Williams with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest LA History Museum in downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana. Every first Friday, Scotty leads a free walking tour guide of the American Cemetery. Established around 1737, the cemetery is said to be the oldest cemetery in the Louisiana Purchase. Over the years, planters, businessman, politicians, and educators have all made their mark on Natchitoches and the surrounding area. The markers in the cemetery tell stories of the region's people and act as an outdoor museum dedicated to their legacy. Legend has it, that St. Denis, the town's founder, is buried somewhere on the grounds. Founded in 1714, Natchitoches is the original French Colony and oldest city in Louisiana. Home to the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, it is part of the Cane River National Heritage Area, and is the final destination on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. More: https://natchitoches.com/ 

    Sun King Rising - Signs and Wonders Album

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 35:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio features SUN KING RISING who discusses his second album "Signs & Wonders" a fantastic follow up to his debut album, "Delta Tales." Sun King Rising is the professional moniker of singer/songwriter/piano player John Blangero who hails from Port Isabel, Texas. He calls his music “the new wave of southern rock and soul music.” Out now through PeacockSunrise Records, "Signs & Wonders" is available on CD, vinyl, and top download and streaming sites. More: https://www.sunkingrising.com/ Listen to his initial Big Blend Radio interview about "Delta Tales," here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/sun-king-rising-delta-tales/ 

    Artist Victoria Chick - Historic Dutch Ships in Art

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 32:00


    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Toast to The Arts" Show, artist Victoria Chick talks about Dutch Shipping in the 17th Century and how it influenced art. Read her article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/the-art-of-pride-dutch-shipping-in-the-17th-century/ Victoria Chick is a contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector based in Silver City, New Mexico. She appears on Big Blend Radio every 3rd Saturday. See her work: https://victoriachick.com/ 

    One Hundred Things to Do in Coastal Mississippi

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 56:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Friday "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer Lisa Evans, author of “100 Things to Do In Coastal Mississippi Before You Die!” From shopping and dining to historic sites, cultural experiences, music and entertainment, and sports and outdoor recreation, hear about what you can experience in vibrant Coastal Mississippi. Read Lisa's story here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/why-venture-into-coastal-mississippi/ Special thanks to the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) - https://www.ifwtwa.org/ 

    Winter Travel in New Mexico

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 47:00


    From snow skiing and outdoor activities to cultural celebrations and traditional foods, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Thursday "New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association" Show focuses on the what to experience during the winter season New Mexico, the "Land of Enchantment." Featured Innkeeper Guests: - Darlene Capshaw of Red Horse Bed & Breakfast located on an active urban farm in Albuquerque - https://www.redhorsebnb.com/ - Ryan Miller of The Bobcat Inn, an adobe pueblo style lodging destination in Santa Fe - https://www.bobcatinn.com/ Stay New Mexico True and Visit: https://www.nmbba.org/

    Author Kevin Moore - The Book of Demons

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 55:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Wednesday "Writers & Authors" Show with Books Forward features Kevin Moore who discusses his latest supernatural thriller, "The Book of Demons," the widely anticipated climax to "The Book of Souls." Kevin Moore's blend of darkness and supernatural belief brings hopefulness in a world that seems fraught with obscurity. Taking his personal experiences with lucid dreaming and speaking with his passed loved ones, Moore's created a world that will take you on a mystical journey and not let go until the very end. More: https://kevinmoorepublishing.com/ More about Books Forward: https://booksforward.com/ 

    Stay and Play in Sunny Palm Springs, California

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 34:00


    From shopping and dining to festivals and public art, and outdoor adventures in Joshua Tree National Park and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Tuesday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA is all about what to experience and where to stay in Palm Springs, California. Featured guests from the Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels include marketing manager Kimberli Munkres and chair Michael Green who is also the GM of Palm Springs Cultural Center and co-owner of Triangle Inn. Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels is an association of independently-owned boutique hotels, which are an essential part of this desert resort town's uncommon culture and economy. From quirky to charming, mid-century modern to clothing-optional, Palm Springs Preferred Small Hotels has got your stay. See: https://www.palmspringspreferredsmallhotels.com/ For more about the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) visit https://www.ifwtwa.org/

    Award-Winning Author Ryan Jacobson of Lake 7 Creative

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 33:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio features award-winning author Ryan Jacobson who has written and published over 60 books! Who says a book can only have one ending? Authors Deb Mercier and Ryan Jacobson, of Lake 7 Creative, are flipping the Choose Your Path concept on its head, challenging readers to “survive” new interactive middle grade novels that will entice even the most reluctant of readers. With the relaunch of their "Can You Survive?" series and the debut of the "Detective: You" series (Oct 11. 2022), Lake 7 imaginatively introduces the mystery genre to new generations of young readers who are charged with solving their own mysteries. It's up to readers to identify suspects and gather clues, making choices that affect what happens next. More: https://lake7creative.com/ 

    Rock Guitarist Dallas Perkins - Experimental Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2022 46:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio features progressive rock guitarist Dallas Perkins who discusses his music and stellar new instrumental album EXPERIMENTAL TRUTH that showcases his technical proficiency and dexterity, with music steeped in melody. Perkins is not just a guitarist with attention grabbing technique, he is a composer reflecting influences spanning centuries of music history absorbed and personalized over decades finally distilled into a singular artistic statement. More: https://dallasperkins.com/ You can also watch the interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ulSiiuq_doQ Special thanks to The Lion and The Rose Bed & Breakfast, a destination for music lovers in Asheville, North Carolina. More: https://www.lion-rose.com/

    Painter Alice Leese Back in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 40:00


    Acclaimed painter and rancher Alice Leese is back on Big Blend Radio's "Toast To The Arts & Parks" Show to discuss her recent and second National Parks Arts Foundation artist residency in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Alice has also been a NPAF artist-in-residence in Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, and at Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico. More about Alice Leese: https://www.aliceleese.com/ Learn more about the National Parks Arts Foundation: https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/ 

    A Taste of Tulare County in Central California

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 51:00


    From restaurants and breweries to farmers' markets, gourmet gift shops, seasonal festivals, and agricultural attractions, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Thursday "Travel Tulare County" series with the Sequoia Tourism Council is all about the vibrant farm and food scene in California's Sequoia Country. Featured Guests: - Donnette Silva Carter - Tulare Chamber of Commerce - Suzanne Bianco - Visit Visalia - Tina Rice - Exeter Chamber of Commerce - Heathe Jones - Dinuba Chamber of Commerce - Kristy Martin - Porterville Chamber of Commerce Located in Central California, Tulare County is home to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest, and charming art and agricultural communities including Visalia, Tulare, Exeter, Dinuba, Porterville, Three Rivers, Lindsay, and Woodlake. Plan your visit: https://www.discoverthesequoias.com/

    Wine Time with Peggy - Fall Harvest, Recipes, and Wine Tasting 101

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 46:00


    Fall means harvest time in the vineyards, fall cooking, and, wine tasting adventures, and that's what this episode of Big Blend Radio is all about. Big Blend Radio's "Wine Time with Peggy" show features Peggy Fiandaca, who along with her winemaker husband Curt Lawrence Dunham, owns and operates LDV Winery in Arizona. Along with wine tasting tips on what "to do" and what "not to do. Hear an update on the vineyard's harvest, what the term "Malolactic Fermentation" means, and tips on making her Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe. Check out: - Peggy's Wine Tasting Tips: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/wine-tasting-dos-and-donts/ - Peggy's Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/roasted-butternut-squash-soup/ - See Peggy's Front Cover Winery Insider Success Story in Big Blend's new "Success Express" Business & Career Magazine: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/success-express-magazine-fall-winter-2022/ Wine Time with Peggy airs every 1st Wednesday at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. Learn more about LDV Winery at https://ldvwinery.com/ Music on this episode: "Wine Headed" by Johnny Mastro & Mama's Boys. More: https://www.johnnymastro.com/

    Ghostly Adventures in Asheville, North Carolina

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 41:00


    From creepy hiking trails and cemetery wanderings to ghost tours and Halloween celebrations, this second episode of Big Blend Radio's "Adventures in Asheville" Show shares ghostly destinations and some frightfully haunting stories of Asheville, North Carolina.  Featured Guests: - Steve & Karen Wilson - The Lion and The Rose Bed & Breakfast - https://lion-rose.com/ - Uncle Ted White - Gray Line Trolley Tours - https://graylineasheville.com/ Featured music on the show is "Dark Side of Love" by The Cravens - http://cravensongs.com/ Big Blend Radio's "Adventures in Asheville" Show airs every 1st Tuesday.

    Military History Author Mike Guardia - Coyote Recon

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 47:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian, educator, and author Mike Guardia, who discusses his new biography, "Coyote Recon: The Forgotten Wars of Colonel Jay D. Vanderpool." The book covers his story as a Pearl Harbor survivor; Pacific War hero; Special Operations leader in Korea; and a Founding Father of Airmobile (Air Assault) Warfare. "Coyote Recon" will be out this fall, in late October/early November. Mike Guardia appears on Big Blend Radio's military history shows every 1st Monday. More: https://mikeguardia.com/ 

    Linda Kissam - Pacific Northwest Boating Adventure

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 56:00


    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Vacation Station" Travel Show features travel writer Linda Kissam "Food, Wine & Shopping Diva" who discusses her summer boating adventures in the Pacific Northwest. Linda and her husband sailed out of Seattle and visited the Scandinavian town of Poulsbo, then Port Ludlow, and Blakely Harbor. See her story: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/pacific-northwest-summer-boating-adventure/ Linda Kissam appears on Big Blend Radio every first Saturday. Follow her adventures at http://allingoodtaste.info/ and http://www.pnwtourist.com/ 

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