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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!

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!

Location:

Tucson, AZ

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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!

Twitter:

@BigBlendMag

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 90153 Tucson, AZ 85752 7604753308


Episodes

Debbie Stone - Kayaking the Lake District of Italy

9/27/2022
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, travel writer Debbie Stone talks about her 9-day kayaking adventure in Italy's Lake District with Enrico Carrossino, guide extraordinaire and owner of Kayak Xplore. It’s hard not to be mesmerized by this region of Italy, which encompasses three main lakes located at the Italian Swiss border, including Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Lugano. The landscape captivates visitors with its picture postcard scenery, mild climate, rich history, and some of the...

Duration:00:21:35

Composer and Percussionist Charles Xavier on Big Blend Radio

9/26/2022
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Music Monday" show features Charles Xavier, aka “The Xman,” a visionary producer, composer, electronic musician, and percussionist. Hear about his extensive music career, along with his new ambient/melodic/neo-jazz album "Pandemic Piano," and exciting "Ella Across America" tour. More: https://happynoterecords.com/ Special thanks to the National Parks Arts Foundation - https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/

Duration:00:44:42

Glynn Burrows - God Save the King

9/24/2022
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Glynn Burrows, family historian and owner of Norfolk Tours in England, reflects on the legacy and passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the new Royal leadership of King Charles III. Read his article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/god-save-the-king/ Glynn appears on Big Blend Radio every fourth Saturday. More at https://norfolk-tours.co.uk/

Duration:00:52:38

Author Kristin Ohlson - Sweet in Tooth and Claw

9/23/2022
This episode of Big Blend Radio's Nature Connection Show features Kristin Ohlson, acclaimed author of “The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet.” Her new book, "Sweet in Tooth and Claw: Stories of Generosity and Cooperation in the Natural World,” offers optimism in the midst of our environmental crisis through stories of people partnering with nature. More: https://www.kristinohlson.com/ This episode is part of our special Fourth...

Duration:00:55:29

Big Blend Radio Equinox Celebration with Ed Roman and East SM

9/23/2022
This special Big Blend Radio live broadcast celebrates the 2022 Autumnal Equinox with singer-songwriter Ed Roman and author East SM. (This show aired live on Sept. 22, 2022 via generator!) Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist Ed Roman’s uniquely crafted songs blur the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres. The animated music video for the Top 20 iTunes charting song, “Red Omen” has been shown at numerous film festivals around the globe,...

Duration:01:08:05

Walking Destinations on the Historic Jefferson Highway

9/22/2022
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/ This episode of Big Blend Radio's 4th Thursday "Jefferson Highway" Show features Tom Alyea, author of the "Wandering Walks of Wonder" books, and Roger Bell, President of the Jefferson Highway Association. An...

Duration:01:31:54

Dr. Jackie Eubany - Heart Health Around the World

9/21/2022
With World Heart Day coming up on September 29, 2022, this episode of Big Blend Radio features Dr Jackie Eubany who talks about heart disease around the world. Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 18.6 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. It aims to drive action to educate people...

Duration:00:34:27

Festive Fall Fun in Natchitoches, Louisiana

9/20/2022
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. From Scarecrows and Pumpkins to Cemetery Tours and the Annual Natchitoches Car Show, episode of Big Blend Radio's 3rd Tuesday "Go to Natchitoches" Show focuses on Fall Fun in Historic Downtown Natchitoches....

Duration:00:23:36

Mark Duda - Bodega Flowers Album

9/19/2022
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Music Monday" Show features NYC songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist Mark Duda who discusses his music career and new album "Bodega Flowers." Featuring Kasim Sulton (Todd Rundgren & Utopia), Thommy Price (Joan Jett, Billy Idol), Arno Hecht (Dion, Rolling Stones) and others, "Bodega Flowers" is an emotional journey packed with characters, experiences, and swagger straight from Manhattan’s lower east side. More: https://www.markdudamusic.com/ Special thanks to...

Duration:00:46:19

The Career of Artist Alice Standish Buell

9/17/2022
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, contemporary figurative artist Victoria Chick discusses the life, art, and career of artist and printmaker Alice Standish Buell (1892 – 1964). Her etchings are in the collection of the Library of Congress, the Art Students’ League, and the National Museum for Women in the Arts. More: https://victoriachick.com/alice-standish-buell/ Victoria is based in the art community of Silver City, New Mexico where she is working with others to create The Southwest...

Duration:00:45:14

Chris Impellitteri and Rob Rock - Wake The Beast Album

9/16/2022
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "New Music Friday" Show features guitarist Chris Impellitteri and vocalist Rob Rock, cofounders of acclaimed metal band Impellitteri. Their three CD compilation album, "Wake the Beast: The Impellitteri Anthology," will be released worldwide on Global Rock Records on September 30, 2022. Whether it’s original (and current) vocalist Rob Rock on vocals or former Impellitteri frontman Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alkatrazz) singing, the intensity never lets up. This...

Duration:00:59:00

Lea Brovedani - How to Build Trust as a Realtor

9/15/2022
This episode of Big Blend Radio features Lea Brovedani "The Trust Architect" who discusses How to Build Trust as a Realtor. 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...

Duration:00:46:27

Kristen Welch - Fair Trade Friday Club

9/14/2022
This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Quality of Life" Show features Kristen Welch, who along with her husband Terrell, founded Mercy House Global. Hear about their Fair Trade Friday Club, a monthly subscription of fair trade goodies. Each month they partner with fair trade, faith groups across the globe to bring members 3-4 unique, high quality items. These artisan groups represent women in hard situations, including those rescued from human trafficking and those who live in extreme poverty,...

Duration:00:28:03

Travel Costa Mesa - The City of The Arts in Southern California

9/13/2022
This episode of Big Blend Radio’s 2nd Tuesday “Food, Wine & Travel” Show with IFWTWA features Kim Glen from Travel Costa Mesa. Known as "The City of The Arts," Costa Mesa is centrally located in Orange County, Southern California and is known for its public, visual and performing arts scene, diverse shopping and delectable dining opportunities, beautiful local parks and outdoor spaces, and nearby beaches and theme park attractions. With it's esteemed selection of hotel properties, it also...

Duration:00:29:53

Author Michelle Dumont - An Alphabet Tail

9/12/2022
On this episode of Big Blend Radio, New Orleans based children's book author Michelle Dumont chats about her new "Phoebe Cakes and Friends" book, "An Alphabet Tail" that releases on September 13th, 2022 through Susan Schadt Press and features illustrations by Jennifer Taylor. Come along with Phoebe and all of her tail-wagging four-legged friends and learn your ABCs one giggle at a time. This board book is especially designed and crafted to stimulate and entertain little learners as they...

Duration:00:35:52

Aftermath Memoir - Author Annette Libeskind Berkovits

9/10/2022
This episode of Big Blend Radio features acclaimed author Annette Libeskind Berkovits who returns to the show to discuss her new memoir that shares the story of her nomadic childhood in the aftermath of the Holocaust. The memoir is called “Aftermath: Coming of Age on Three Continents” and it comes out on September 13, 2022 through Amsterdam Publishers, one of the world’s largest publishers of Holocaust memoirs. “Aftermath” traces Annette’s nomadic childhood in the wake of World War Two....

Duration:00:38:51

Scott Kendall - Three Weeks in Europe

9/9/2022
Europe is back open to foreign travel! This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Friday "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA features travel writer and photographer Scott Kendall, editor of PlayStayEat.com, who talks about his three-week visit to Europe. From the Canals of Venice to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and up to The Top of Europe in Switzerland, hear about his adventures and check out his photos and story here:...

Duration:00:34:56

Ernesto Quintero and Kathy Hiatt - Fall Flavors of New Mexico

9/8/2022
From green chiles to pecans, and prickly pear margaritas to drinking chocolate with chili, this episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Thursday "New Mexico Bed & Breakfast Association" Show focuses on the diverse and delicious food and fall flavors of New Mexico. Featured Guests: - Kathy Hiatt - Bottger Mansion of Old Town in Albuquerque - https://bottger.com/ - Ernesto Quintero - Casa Escondida in Chimayo - https://casaescondida.com/ Stay New Mexico True and Visit: https://www.nmbba.org/

Wine Time with Peggy - Cheese, Charcuterie, and Wine

9/7/2022
It's all about Creating Cheese and Charcuterie Boards and Pairing them with the Right Wines on Big Blend Radio's "Wine Time with Peggy" show featuring Peggy Fiandaca, who along with her winemaker husband Curt Lawrence Dunham, owns and operates LDV Winery in Arizona. Along with wine pairing tips, hear an update on the vineyard and upcoming harvest, and what the term "Crush" means. Check out Peggy's Tips for Pairing Wine with Charcuterie Boards:...

Duration:00:38:07

Adventures at Chimney Rock, North Carolina

9/6/2022
Welcome to the first of our new Big Blend Radio "Adventures in Asheville" series with Steve & Karen Wilson "Mr. & Mrs Wild of Asheville." This episode focuses on a Day Trip to Chimney Rock including Chimney Rock State Park, Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, Burnt Shirt Winery, and Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery. Featured Guests: - Steve & Karen Wilson - The Lion and The Rose Bed & Breakfast - https://lion-rose.com/ - Olivia Slagle - Chimney Rock State Park - https://www.chimneyrockpark.com/ Big Blend...

Duration:00:37:35