March 2, 2021
Always be ready for the worst day of your life: This is the mantra that Becca Aldaine has grown up with. Her family is part of a community of doomsday preppers, a neighborhood that prioritizes survivalist training over class trips or senior prom.
Becca’s story is the backbone of the young adult novel “Prepped” by Bethany Mangle who joins Big Blend Radio to discuss her writing and latest book that explores themes from her Korean identity, sisterhood, and finding your place within your family and the world. More: https://www.bethanymangle.com/
Featured music is “Two Young Hearts” by Dino Jag. https://dinojag.com/
February 28, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s Quality of Life show features Dr. Jackie Eubany, a board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, and author of the best-selling book “Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story.” She discusses how getting outside for a walk or hike is good cardio for your heart, calms hypertension and stress, and is a good way to be active while keeping social distance. Read her article: https://nationalparktraveling.com/listing/why-parks-are-good-for-your-heart/
Featured music on this episode is “Walk With Me” by Jennifer Saran. http://jennifersaran.com/
February 25, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio focuses on the new film DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER, with director Simon Bird and star Monica Dolan. Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is a funny yet sweet coming-of-age story about single motherhood and Metallica. Daniel was supposed to spend the summer with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida, but when his dad cancels the trip Daniel and his mom suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in their suburban home as Daniel just wants to listen to heavy metal and start a band while his mom hopes to rekindle the fun times they used to have together.
Featured music is “Time, Why, Explain” by Sandtimer. Special thanks to Norfolk Tours UK. https://norfolk-tours.co.uk/
February 24, 2021
Less than an hour north of Denver, roam more than 500 large carnivores – including over 200 bears, 70 African lions, and 70 tigers. Now living at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, these wild animals and the stories of their rescue, often from heartbreaking conditions, are the focal point of the newly released and groundbreaking book “Forever Wild, Forever Home: The Story of The Wild Animal Sanctuary of Colorado,” written by sanctuary volunteers and Melanie and Mark Shellenbarger.
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Kent Drotar, along with authors Mark and Melanie, who discuss The Wild Animal Sanctuary and their book “Forever Wild, Forever Home.” Featured music on this episode is “Freedom Has a Way” by James Saunders.
February 23, 2021
It's all about Stories, Music & Movies on this episode of Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays Party featuring:
- Steve Schneickert - Hollywood History expert in San Jose, CA
- Michael Ely - Singer-songwriter in Tucson, AZ Michael and Spider
- Mark Navarro Photography - Photographer in Tucson, AZ
- Glynn Burrows - Historian and owner of Norfolk Tours & Visit Breckland
- Lea Brovedani - "The Trust Architect" and author of “Trust Me” in Philadelphia, PA
- Steve & Karen Wilson - Owners of The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, NC
February 18, 2021
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Douglas MacKenzie, Director of Media Relations at Visit Phoenix, gives an overview of what to see and do in Phoenix, Arizona tis spring including the great outdoors, farms and culinary scene, museums and attractions, and lodging destinations. More at https://www.visitphoenix.com/
Music is "Rock Gardens, Swimming Pools and Barbecues" by Michael and Spider.
Special thank you to the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association - https://www.ifwtwa.org/
February 18, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s Success Express Show features Katharine Manning, author of “The Empathetic Workplace” that teaches readers the five steps to respond to trauma at work. This critical resource gives managers, HR, and anyone who may come into contact with someone in trauma — including workplace violence, harassment, assault, bias, illness, addiction, fraud, bankruptcy, and more — the tools they need to be prepared for what lies ahead. More: http://www.katharinemanning.com/
Featured music is “Falling to Pieces” by Nicki Kris.
February 17, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Noreen Kompanik, a San Diego based freelance travel writer and photographer, who talks about the ways travel writing enriches lives. Hear about her recent and upcoming travel adventures and follow her travels at https://noreenkompanik.com/
Featured music is "California Days" by Josh Pfeiffer. https://joshpfeiffer.com/
Special thank you to the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) https://www.ifwtwa.org/
February 16, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio features husband-and-wife duo Deborah and Pat Mastelotto, who discuss their album "A Romantic’s Guide to King Crimson.” The new 12-track album of reinvented King Crimson material spans the band’s entire history, revisiting classics including “Matte Kudasai,” “Heartbeat,” “Moonchild,” “Elephant Talk,” “Peace,” “Exiles,” and “Sleepless.” More at https://www.patmastelotto.com/
February 16, 2021
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, award-winning actor Tanna Frederick discusses her Southern California non-profit organization Project Save Our Surf that is dedicated to the conservation of our oceans. More: https://psosurf.onuniverse.com/
Featured music is: “Underwater, Above Water” from the album “A Hawai’i Interlude” by Makana. https://www.makanamusic.com/
Special thank you to fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera https://www.carrerafineartgallery.com/
February 14, 2021
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, English teacher and author Jefferson Marshall talks about his Texas State Park Adventures book series for kids including “The Creatures of Caprock Canyons” and “The Palo Duro Lighthouse Race.” More: https://texasstateparkadventures.com/
February 12, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio features reggae singer-songwriter Annicia Banks who talks about her debut EP “Up Front” with Raw Vue Music, her world travels, and cooking. The EP will introduce her own original songs, including a collaboration with the late and legendary Bob Andy, with the first single a cover of the Dennis Brown hit "Love Has Found Its Way" featuring original saxophonist Dean Fraser. More: http://www.rawvuemusic.com/
Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Annicia has toured the Caribbean, United States, Asia, Africa, and Europe, using the dulcet tones of her voice to provide background support for internationally acclaimed reggae artists Judy Mowatt (of I-Threes fame), Bunny Wailer (original member of The Wailers), Sister Carol, and the legendary "Crown Prince of Reggae" Dennis Emmanuel Brown.
Special thanks to the National Parks Arts Foundation.
February 11, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays show features Shelley Whizin, Founder and CEO of the Soul Diving Institute™ (SDI), established to study and teach the art and science of Being Human. She’s also the author of “What Do You Bring to the Table? A Savory, Sensory and Inspirational Guide to Living a Yummy Delicious Life”. More: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/shelley-whizin-soul-diving/
Featured music "My Old Friend" by Dave Kerzner.
February 9, 2021
Focusing on Trust in 2021, this episode of Big Blend Radio features Lea Brovedani “The Trust Architect,” one of North America’s leading experts on trust. Lea 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. She was recently awarded the lifetime achievement award as Top Thought Leader in Trust by Trust Across America. Read her "Trust in 2021" article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/things-to-trust-this-year/
Featured music is "Victory Parade" by the Walk-A-Bout Band.
February 6, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 1st Friday Toast to The Arts & Parks Show features Tanya Ortega, photographer and founder of the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF). Tanya discusses NPAF’s unique 1-month artist residency opportunities in various parks, public lands, and national parks, that include Death Valley, Hawai’i Volcanoes, Haleakala, Dry Tortugas, Chaco Canyon, and Fort Union. From sculptors to painters, musicians to poets and dancers, the program is open to artists of all mediums and genres. More: https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/
Featured music on this episode is “Chaco” by the Tall Men Group. More: https://www.facebook.com/TallMenGroup/
February 4, 2021
While the country is split into two warring factions, The Reunited States is an urgent documentary that follows four everyday heroes on the difficult journey of bridging our political divides. This powerful and urgent documentary focuses on hope and solutions instead of dwelling in our differences. Based on the book of the same name by Mark Gerzon, “The Reunited States” is out now in Virtual Cinemas and will be available on VOD platforms February 9, 2021. This episode of Big Blend Radio features award-winning narrative and documentary filmmaker Ben Rekhi. More: https://reunitedstates.tv/
Featured music is “Universal Love” by Kwame Binea Shakedown. More: http://www.kwamebineashakedown.com/
February 3, 2021
This episode of Big Blend Radio features blues guitarist Andy Watts, Israel’s Ambassador of the Blues, who discusses his latest album “SuperGroove.”
A highly charged album of ten electrifying rockin’ blues tracks featuring Andy’s raw, gritty guitar and his soulful vocals, “SuperGroove” was recorded at Kibbutz Ma’abarot in Israel and co-produced by Kenny Neal for Kenny’s new label Booga Music, in cooperation with the VizzTone label group. More: https://www.andywattsguitarslinger.com/