July 30, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "New Music Friday" Show features California singer-songwriter Grover Anderson who shares some of the songs and stories from his new album "All The Lies That I Have Told," a collection of small town stories. Written around a high-country campfire, in a Texas Uber, and amidst Wikipedia deep dives, the songs dig a little deeper than traditional rural clichés. More at https://groveranderson.com/
Thanks to the National Parks Arts Foundation for sponsoring this episode: https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/
July 29, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Eat, Drink & Be Merry" Show features travel writer Linda Kissam "Food, Wine & Shopping Diva," and Chef Candy Lesher, who provide an overview of Les Dames d’ Escoffier International (LDEI), an international organization of women leaders who provide leadership, educational opportunities, and philanthropic events for the larger Phoenix community. It is the only organization of its kind: a world society of professional women of high achievement in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. Its purpose is to provide a system for communication and networking among its members. More: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/les-dames-d-escoffier-international-ldei-phoenix-arizona/
July 28, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Wednesday "Tucson Sisters in Crime" Show features mystery author Elise M. Stone, known for her "Shipwreck Point" and "African Violet Club" mystery series.
Elise M. Stone was born in New York, went to college in Michigan, and lived in the Boston area for eight years. Ten years ago she moved to sunny Tucson, where she doesn't have to shovel snow. She’s written eleven books in two series. Her most recent novels are the “Shipwreck Point Mysteries," historical cozies featuring a Gilded Age defense attorney, a former Pinkerton detective, and an adventurous secretary. She spends her days doing her two favorite things: writing and reading. Agatha and Spenser, her two cats, keep her company while watching birds and lizards outside her office window. More: https://www.elisemstone.com/
The Tucson Sisters in Crime is a local Tucson, Arizona chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. They are authors, writers, readers, librarians, editors, publishers, agents, and booksellers with a passion for the mystery genre. They welcome Sisters and Brothers in Crime from everywhere who have an interest in writing, and in the Southern Arizona mystery community. More: https://www.tucsonsistersincrime.org/
July 27, 2021
How Can Trees Boost the US Economy? This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Tuesday "Tree Talk" Show focuses on how achieving Tree Equity would sustain 3.8 million jobs. Featured guests from American Forests, the nation's oldest conservation organization, include Jad Daley - President & CEO, Ian Leahy - VP Of Urban Forestry, and Sarah Anderson - Director of Career Pathways.
Tree Equity Score combines socioeconomic status, existing tree cover, population density and other information for 150,000 neighborhoods and 486 metropolitan areas to determine whether locations have enough trees to provide optimal health, economic and climate benefits.
Achieving Tree Equity nationwide requires planting 522 million trees, coast to coast, in metropolitan areas (places with 50,000+ people). Doing so would sustain 3.8 million jobs and annually absorb 9.3 million tons of carbon – the equivalent of taking 92 million cars off the roads. As the trees mature, they would mitigate 56,613 tons of particle pollution annually.
Planting and taking care of trees can create jobs all along the urban forestry supply pipeline, from digging holes to taking care of trees to creating wood furniture, plus numerous adjacent jobs held by people who support these workers (i.e., tool manufacturers, restaurants, shippers, etc).Trees also lower utility costs by shading buildings in the summer and blocking wind in the winter.
Learn more: https://www.americanforests.org/ and https://www.treeequityscore.org/
Special thank you to fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera for sponsoring this episode - see: https://www.carrerafineartgallery.com/
July 26, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Martin Quach, Chief Growth Officer of Musiversal.com.
Musiversal is designed to make anyone a music creator by making music production 10 times easier and 10 times cheaper than current industry norms. It's the only platform that gives people live access to top-tier, highly curated session musicians, vocalists, and music producers worldwide through live recording sessions.
Musiversal aims to turn the gig economy upside down. Musicians who have struggled to find enough work while the industry rakes in huge profits are freed to work hours of their choosing for wages that support them. Now, musiversal allows music creators to book sessions directly with its multifaceted stable of seasoned professionals, and collaborate and direct their sessions via live stream from anywhere in the world. This empowers music creators to create their own sound with a highly personal and human touch. More at https://www.musiversal.com/
July 23, 2021
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 Representatives as part of H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act. These important provisions will safeguard biodiversity while helping stimulate the U.S. economy, mitigate climate impacts, and reduce highway fatalities. More: https://www.ifaw.org/news/wildlife-corridor-legislation
Special thank you to fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera for sponsoring this episode. See: https://www.carrerafineartgallery.com/
July 22, 2021
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. The fairways are outlined with Eucalyptus and Chinese Pistachio trees, and the course plays much tighter than the 127 slope from the blue tee markers. Tulare Golf Course has a Pro Shop and the 9 Iron Bar & Grill, an American Diner specializing in hearty breakfast and lunch. More at https://tularegolf.com/
July 21, 2021
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/
July 20, 2021
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 final destination of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail.
This episode features:
- Arlene Gould & Kelli West of Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau: https://natchitoches.com/
- Logan Schlatre of Cane River National Heritage Area: https://www.canerivernha.org/
- Barbara Justice of Cane River Creole National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/cari/index.htm
July 19, 2021
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 recognized author Mike Guardia and his writings, here: https://mikeguardia.com/
July 16, 2021
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 world. The band's first output since 2018’s critically-acclaimed debut, “From Worry to Shame,” presents a concise summation of the group’s collective growth as artists and individuals. It dives deeper into the quartet’s textural and emotive sound exploration with a timely personal narrative of self-discovery and the anxiety of change. Get it here: https://headwithwings.bandcamp.com/album/comfort-in-illusion
July 15, 2021
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 consulting to clients all over the world via Zoom. Keith is constantly researching the latest ideas and currently has a new livestreaming show called VIRTUALLY UNLIMITED TV. More at: https://globalsocialmediacoaching.com/
July 14, 2021
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, Christian Ward, Sam Pacetti, Marianne Lerbs, Jonathan Hodge & Lon Williamson offer up splendiferous performances which make this opera come to life. More: https://www.briansmalley.com/
Featured "Chosen" songs on this episode include "Three or Four Days a Week," and "He'd Talk About Mango."
Special thank you to the National Parks Arts Foundation for sponsoring this episode: https://nationalparksartsfoundation.org/
July 13, 2021
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, horseback riding, bird watching, nature study and wilderness. More: https://bearmountainlodge.com/
July 12, 2021
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 as they developed the seven tracks that comprise the album. While the album was entirely done with guitars (and one bass part), there are frequent trips into sonic spheres that bear little resemblance to the traditional sounds of the instrument they share.
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Thanks to the National Parks Arts Foundation for sponsoring this episode - more: https://nationalparksartsfoundation.org/
July 11, 2021
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 the theatre and flows all around you. Dolby Atmos delivers a dramatic, immersive experience to Galaxy’s DFX auditoriums. Filmmakers now have amazing new capabilities to tell their stories to achieve the greatest expressive impact. Sound comes from all directions, including overhead, to fill the movie theatre with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth. Galaxy Theatres Tulare is located in the Tulare Outlets in Tulare, California, a gateway destination for those traveling to and from Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks. More: https://www.galaxytheatres.com/movie-theater/tulare
July 9, 2021
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 and scenic landscapes that will take your breath away in Lower Klamath National Wildlife, Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and Lava Beds National Monument. Read Julie's article about her off-the-beaten path Siskiyou County adventure here: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/why-siskiyou-county-should-be-on-your-california-exploration-road-trip/
Broadcasting every 2nd Friday, this Big Blend Radio show is in partnership with the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). Learn more at: https://www.ifwtwa.org/
July 8, 2021
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 create a positive and productive work environment. Read her blog post about it here: https://leabrovedani.com/2021/03/finding-a-positive-trust-culture/
Lea Brovedani is the author of “TRUST Me – Restore Belief & Confidence in an Uncertain World” and “TRUSTED – Secret Lessons from an Inspired Leader,” and is a contributing author in four other books, and is a regular guest expert on Big Blend Radio. She was recently awarded the lifetime achievement award as Top Thought Leader in Trust by Trust Across America. More at https://leabrovedani.com/
July 7, 2021
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 Moll Behind Machine Gun Kelly." More: https://www.barbaracaseyauthor.com/
July 6, 2021
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, including Disneyland. Plus, you'll skip many main ticket lines using CityPASS. From the Empire State Building and Houston Museum of Natural Science to LEGOLAND and the Seattle Space Needle, Deborah talks about some of the attractions and theme parks where CityPASS is available Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay, and Toronto. Learn more at https://www.citypass.com/
Broadcasting every 2nd Tuesday, this Big Blend Radio show is in partnership with the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA). Learn more at: https://www.ifwtwa.org/