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Big Blend Radio

Big Blend Variety Talk Radio

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Hosted by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, Big Blend Radio educates, entertains, and inspires with expert conversations on Music, Books & The Arts, Travel & Recreation, Food & Drink, History & Culture, Nature & Environment, Home & Garden, Family & Education, Business, Personal & Professional Development, and more!
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Interviews focusing on Travel, Recreation, Destinations, and Events. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, including Vacation Station travel magazine, see: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/vacation-station/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Interviews focusing on Health and Wellness, Family and Relationships, Education, Beauty and Style, and Personal Development. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend's QUALITY OF LIFE Magazine. See: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/quality-of-life/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Big Blend Radio interviews focusing on Gardening and Landscaping, Home Remodeling, Maintenance, Decor and Design, Real Estate and Relocation. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines - see: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/garden-gossip/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Interviews focusing on the 8 Keys of Excellence, a Free Character Education Program for Families, created by Bobbi DePorter, co-founder of SuperCamp. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine. See www.BigBlendNetwork.com and www.8Keys.org
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Get ready to Eat, Drink & Be Merry and Celebrate the Month of December and the start of the Winter Holiday Season on this episode of Big Blend Radio's BIG WEEKLY BLEND podcast. FEATURED GUESTS: * Vocalist & Composer Johnny Schaefer who discusses his Christmas music and favorote festive tunes, holiday foods and traditions, and more. Starting in Janu…
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From sparkling mocktails and cocktails to gourmet holiday sets and gift baskets, this episode of Big Blend Radio with travel writer Linda Kissam, "Food Wine & Shopping Diva," focuses on Fresh Flavors for Holiday Celebrations. Read Linda's article that's chockful of suggestions: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/fresh-flavors-for-holiday-celebrati…
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Traveling musician and composer Ben Cosgrove returns to Big Blend Radio's 1st Friday "Toast to The Arts & Parks" Show with the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) to talk about his recent travels, artist residency experiences, and beautiful new album "Bearings." Cosgrove’s new album "Bearings" represents the latest chapter in a career that to dat…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features Glenn Hileman who talks about his novel, “A Yellow House in the Mountains” (March 2024). WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/1UC6gTwWG_o Based on a remarkable true story, the book honors the lives of his parents, Lyle and Marylin, who were lost to Colorado’s East Troublesome Fire, by showcasing t…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features Glenn Hileman who talks about his novel, “A Yellow House in the Mountains” (March 2024). WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/1UC6gTwWG_o Based on a remarkable true story, the book honors the lives of his parents, Lyle and Marylin, who were lost to Colorado’s East Troublesome Fire, by showcasing t…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features ALLEN WHITMAN, former bassist with legendary virtuoso guitarist JOE SATRIANI and co-founder of the San Francisco-based influential instrumental surf-rock trio THE MERMEN. Hear about his new soundtrack/ambient album “MONOGATARI NO FŪKEI" that incorporates acoustic guitar-driven sonic environments with samples…
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On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Global Adventures" show with travel writer Debbie Stone, we hear about her fall adventures in Grand Teton National Park, as well as her lodging experiences at Snow King Resort and Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Teton Village. Read Debbie's Grand Teton story here: https://tinyurl.com/2kxd4epn Travel write…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features NYC multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Marlon Cherry who talks about his music career and 5th solo album "Fever Dreaming In Lo-Fi”. This collection of music is an eclectic mix of styles, ranging from Rock, Dream Pop, Jazz, Experimental, World Beat, and even a splash of A Cappella R & B. Marlon handles all …
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Recorded onsite, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Tales of Southwest Artist Ted DeGrazia" podcast features Lance Laber, Executive Director of DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun in Tucson, Arizona. Hear about holiday gifts, the current Ted DeGrazia exhibits on display until Jan. 24, 2024 including “DeGrazia’s Beggars”, “Scenes from the Revolution," and "…
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Say Goodbye to November and Hello to December on this episode of Big Blend Radio's BIG WEEKLY BLEND Show featuring musician Joey Stuckey who covers some of the national and international holidays, pop culture, and historic happenings between Nov. 26-Dec. 4, 2023. Check out this week's Music Playlist - Cake, Candles & Trees: * On YouTube: https://ti…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features Glynn Burrows, owner of Norfolk Tours UK , who shares the history of rail travel in England and what visitors can experience today as part of their vacation. Read Glynn's article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/rail-travel-in-england/ Glynn Burrows appears on Big Blend Radio every fourth Saturday c…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features Glynn Burrows, owner of Norfolk Tours UK , who shares the history of rail travel in England and what visitors can experience today as part of their vacation. Read Glynn's article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/rail-travel-in-england/ Glynn Burrows appears on Big Blend Radio every fourth Saturday c…
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It's all about Holiday Gifts on this episode of Big Blend Radio with Donna George, owner of The Peanut Patch in Yuma, Arizona since 1997. Open from October-April, The Peanut Patch is a southwest tradition where folks gather to buy nuts and peanuts, homemade peanut brittle and peanut butter, fine chocolates and confections, snacks and candies, dried…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Nature Connection" Show features authors Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli who discuss their book, "The Conceivable Future: Planning Families and Taking Action in the Age of Climate Change." Drawing from their decade of work with the organization Conceivable Future, Kallman, a sociologist and Rhode …
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Nature Connection" Show features authors Meghan Elizabeth Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli who discuss their book, "The Conceivable Future: Planning Families and Taking Action in the Age of Climate Change." Drawing from their decade of work with the organization Conceivable Future, Kallman, a sociologist and Rhode …
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Nature Connection" Show features authors Rob Long and Andrew Dolberg who discuss their new book "The Great Weather Diviner," a thrilling and heartwarming young adult fantasy adventure. "The Great Weather Diviner" follows the journey of Junior, a young groundhog who idolizes his father, the mayor of Punxsutawney. W…
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It's all about Holiday Celebrations, Shopping, and Festive Fun on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show! FEATURED GUESTS: - ROGER BELL - President of the Jefferson Highway Association which originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs f…
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It's all about Holiday Celebrations, Shopping, and Festive Fun on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Jefferson Highway" Show! FEATURED GUESTS: - ROGER BELL - President of the Jefferson Highway Association which originally founded the Jefferson Highway in 1915. This international highway is also known as "The Pines to the Palms Highway," that runs f…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Success Express" Show focuses on how employment lawyers and Human Resource specialists help small business owners, management, and employees. Featured Guests: - California employment attorney Ward Heinrichs. More: https://bestemploymentattorneysandiego.com/ - Sara Nicholson, President/CEO of Clear HR Solutions, In…
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Celebrating the holiday season in Natchitoches, the oldest city in Louisiana, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" show was recorded onsite. Featured guests: - Arlene Gould - Executive Director of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau - Sara Spillman - Merci Beaucoup Restaurant - Ralph Ney - Louisiana Travel Associ…
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Celebrating the holiday season in Natchitoches, the oldest city in Louisiana, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" show was recorded onsite. Featured guests: - Arlene Gould - Executive Director of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau - Sara Spillman - Merci Beaucoup Restaurant - Ralph Ney - Louisiana Travel Associ…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features award-winning author Audrey Gale who talks about how she pushes the envelope and abandons tropes in her new Depression-era medical thriller, "The Human Trial." The novel merges three genres: historical fiction, medical thriller, and coming-of-age story, cast with imperfect, relatable characters. WATCH THE PO…
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It's all about healthy and delicious Thanksgiving side dishes on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Cooking with Ruth" show featuring Ruth Milstein, author of the Gourmand award winning recipe book "Cooking with Love: Ventures into the New Israeli Cuisine." See Ruth's Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes: * Cranberry Sauce & Sweet Stuffing: https://blend…
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It's all about having a Fun, Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving Weekl on this episode of Big Blend Radio's BIG WEEKLY BLEND Show featuring Dr. Jacqueline Eubany. Along with Thanksgiving Dr. Jackie's conversation also covers some of the national and international holidays, pop culture, and historic happenings between Nov. 19-25, 2023. Check out this week'…
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On this episode of Big Blend Radio, artist Victoria Chick talks about the History of Place, Materials, Style & Meaning of American Burial Markers. The most durable materials available were generally chosen for markers, but the technology available to move, inscribe, or polish those materials also played a big role in the stylistic development of bu…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features award-winning author Kathryn K. Abdul-Baki who discusses her compelling new memoir “Dancing Into the Light: An Arab-American Girlhood in the Middle East,” (She Writes Press). The story followes her multi-cultural upbringing of belonging to two vastly different cultures, finding her place within both, and the…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features award-winning author Kathryn K. Abdul-Baki who discusses her compelling new memoir “Dancing Into the Light: An Arab-American Girlhood in the Middle East,” (She Writes Press). The story followes her multi-cultural upbringing of belonging to two vastly different cultures, finding her place within both, and the…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features author and entrepreneur Marc Joseph, co-founder of the resource site https://babyboomer.org/ WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/uL9jVc0qvlk Marc's first book “The Secrets of Retailing…How to Beat Wal-Mart” was written to help entrepreneurs and small businesses compete against the big guys. Known…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features author and entrepreneur Marc Joseph, co-founder of the resource site https://babyboomer.org/ WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/uL9jVc0qvlk Marc's first book “The Secrets of Retailing…How to Beat Wal-Mart” was written to help entrepreneurs and small businesses compete against the big guys. Known…
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The holiday season is upon us and that means airports will be busy! On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Show, travel advisor Cheryl Ogle shares some great travel tips that range from packing and lugging gifts, to dealing with cancelled or delayed flights, and even airport security (TSA) rules. Read more about it on Cheryl's…
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The holiday season is upon us and that means airports will be busy! On this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Show, travel advisor Cheryl Ogle shares some great travel tips that range from packing and lugging gifts, to dealing with cancelled or delayed flights, and even airport security (TSA) rules. Read more about it on Cheryl's…
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On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou," Linda talks about the time when she met and interviewed Suzanne “Bobo” Bollins who lived at notorious Taylor Camp (1969-1977) in Kauai , where young people fleeing the Vietnam War and materialism of the mainland were living out the ultimate hippie fantasies, seem…
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From Egypt to Southern California and Florida, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA focuses on holiday escapes and destinations. WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/-XO0eSXI5Gs FEATURED IFWTWA TRAVEL WRITERS: * MICHELE D. BAKER is a world traveler, travel writer, photographer, author, and co-owner of …
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From Egypt to Southern California and Florida, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA focuses on holiday escapes and destinations. WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/-XO0eSXI5Gs FEATURED IFWTWA TRAVEL WRITERS: * MICHELE D. BAKER is a world traveler, travel writer, photographer, author, and co-owner of …
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's SUCCESS EXPRESS Business & Career Show features author, professional coach, and organizational trainer Rita Sever who discusses the Whys & Hows of Showing Sincere Appreciation in the Workplace. WATCH THIS INTERVIEW ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/a3lVJSFlSNQ Points of discussion include: * Why and how does it matter t…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's VACATION STATION Travel & Leisure Show focuses on unique holiday attractions, destinations, and festive events and community celebrations across North America. FEATURED GUESTS: * DEBORAH WAKEFIELD of CityPASS, who shares how you can save BIG on the top attractions in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's VACATION STATION Travel & Leisure Show focuses on unique holiday attractions, destinations, and festive events and community celebrations across North America. FEATURED GUESTS: * DEBORAH WAKEFIELD of CityPASS, who shares how you can save BIG on the top attractions in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta…
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Get a Taste of November on this episode of Big Blend Radios BIG WEEKLY BLEND Show featuring 5-Star Chef and Culinary Instructor Ivan Flowers. Hear how make his Harvest Blend recipe and a fun conversation about this week’s foodie holidays such as Pupusa Day (Nov. 12), French Dip Day (Nov. 12), Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day (Nov. 12), Ind…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features Cori Solomon who shares her adventures in Torrance, Southern California. This city, a part of Los Angeles County, is also part of the South Bay, a group of coastal cities that include Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. Torrance lies along a mile-and-a-half stretch of be…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 2nd Thursday “New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association” Show features innkeepers Steve & Kathy Hiatt, owners of the historic Bottger Mansion of Old Town. WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/TQDEO5jW1DQ Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this romantic Bed & Breakfast is the perfect home base for an amazin…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 2nd Thursday “New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association” Show features innkeepers Steve & Kathy Hiatt, owners of the historic Bottger Mansion of Old Town. WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/TQDEO5jW1DQ Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this romantic Bed & Breakfast is the perfect home base for an amazin…
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Photographer G. B. Smith discusses his stunning new photobook, "Pathways," that features several of his multi-award-winning images which highlight the interaction between man-made structures and nature. The curation reflects the simplicity and uncluttered form of Smith's distinctive black and white style. Informed by his experience with color blind…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Wednesday "Books & Authors" Show with Books Forward features author Chrissy Holm who discusses her inspirational coming-of-age memoir, "Finding Sunlight: A Coming-of-Age Memoir About Love Within the Wreckage of Purity Culture." In “Finding Sunlight” (Wise Ink, November 14, 2023), Chrissy separates purity cultur…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Wednesday "Books & Authors" Show with Books Forward features author Chrissy Holm who discusses her inspirational coming-of-age memoir, "Finding Sunlight: A Coming-of-Age Memoir About Love Within the Wreckage of Purity Culture." In “Finding Sunlight” (Wise Ink, November 14, 2023), Chrissy separates purity cultur…
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From family photo portraits to custom crafted belts, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Tuesday "Adventures in Asheville" Show focuses on unique gift ideas and shopping adventures in Asheville, North Carolina. Featured Guests: - Steve & Karen Wilson - Innkeepers & Owners of The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast. More: https://www.lion-rose.com/ - …
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From family photo portraits to custom crafted belts, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 1st Tuesday "Adventures in Asheville" Show focuses on unique gift ideas and shopping adventures in Asheville, North Carolina. Featured Guests: - Steve & Karen Wilson - Innkeepers & Owners of The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast. More: https://www.lion-rose.com/ - …
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features Jamie Edwards, a world traveler, and award-winning travel writer and photographer. WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/OpuCtlptbyk In the literal sense, travel has taken Jamie to the far corners of the Earth—from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic continent. In her travels, she’s bungee jumped in…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio features Jamie Edwards, a world traveler, and award-winning travel writer and photographer. WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/OpuCtlptbyk In the literal sense, travel has taken Jamie to the far corners of the Earth—from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic continent. In her travels, she’s bungee jumped in…
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This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Military Monday" Show features award-winning military historian and author Mike Guardia, who shares some fascinating the military history stories regarding Thanksgiving, and also talks about Veterans Day. Along with many other military history books, Mike Guardia is the author of the widely acclaimed biography “Ha…
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On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Soul Diving Sunday with Shelley" show, transformational life coach Shelley Whizin talks about the science and power of Gratitude. You can read her article about why and how to embrace thankfulness here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/the-power-of-gratitude/ WATCH THIS PODCAST ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/i…
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