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Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the crazy mother-daughter travel team and publishers of BigBlendMagazines.com as they chat with guest experts, authors & entertainers, about virtually everything! Features the SPIRIT OF AMERICA TOUR in an effort to promote the full funding and protection of America's 401 National Parks. Listen Live Online on Sundays from 11am PST / 2pm EST, and Monday-Friday from 4pm PST / 7pm EST

Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the crazy mother-daughter travel team and publishers of BigBlendMagazines.com as they chat with guest experts, authors & entertainers, about virtually everything! Features the SPIRIT OF AMERICA TOUR in an effort to promote the full funding and protection of America's 401 National Parks. Listen Live Online on Sundays from 11am PST / 2pm EST, and Monday-Friday from 4pm PST / 7pm EST
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Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the crazy mother-daughter travel team and publishers of BigBlendMagazines.com as they chat with guest experts, authors & entertainers, about virtually everything! Features the SPIRIT OF AMERICA TOUR in an effort to promote the full funding and protection of America's 401 National Parks. Listen Live Online on Sundays from 11am PST / 2pm EST, and Monday-Friday from 4pm PST / 7pm EST

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P.O. Box 90153 Tucson, AZ 85752 (520) 505-4074


Episodes

Big Blend Radio: Lise Pearlman - Author of 'Call Me Phaedra'

6/20/2018
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Acclaimed author Lise Pearlman joins Big Blend Radio to discuss her comprehensive biography, “Call Me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender.” Fay Stender was an extraordinary personality and giant in her field. A middle class child prodigy, she abandoned the concert piano to become a zealous advocate for society’s most scorned and vilified defendants, from the Rosenberg espionage case in the early ’50s to Black Panther leader Huey Newton and revolutionary prisoner George...

Duration:00:43:15

Big Blend Radio: Find You In The Dark

6/19/2018
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Martin Reese is a man of unusual interests. The devoted father and husband retired from his job after selling his tech company for a hefty profit, and he now fills his free time with camping trips. But those trips are only a cover for Martin’s true passion – tracking down the undiscovered graves of serial killers’ victims and uncovering their bodies. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for a Big Blend Radio conversation...

Duration:00:59:16

Big Blend Radio: Awesome Adventures Await in Anacortes, Washington

6/18/2018
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From kayaking and hiking, to rooftop cocktails and festivals, Anacortes delivers small town star power! Known locally as “A-Town,” this Washington town is located on the edge of America’s Northwest region, about 1.5 hours from the Canadian border, and boasts all the charms of a rustic yet refined locale without the crowds and high price tags of its larger neighbor 2 hours to the south, Seattle. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend...

Duration:01:04:27

Big Blend Radio: Scenic Side Trips in Arizona and New Mexico

6/17/2018
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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station Travel Show! On this episode, adventure traveler, writer, photographer and anthropologist Rick Quinn talks southwest road trips and discusses his latest book, RoadTrip America's “Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips”. This outstanding new guidebook adds extraordinary two-lane adventure to straight-line Interstate road trips. Full-color...

Duration:00:45:09

Big Blend Radio: The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude of a Dream

6/15/2018
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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio with multi-instrumentalist and progressive rock composer Neal Morse who discusses his triumphant and epic new double-album, “The Similitude Of A Dream”. The 2017 “Road Called Home” tour was the Neal Morse Band’s most extensive yet, including new continents for the band. At the 013 in Tilburg, Holland, the stars aligned for the most commanding performance of the...

Duration:00:56:40

Big Blend Radio: Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado

6/14/2018
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On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Reghan Cloudman, US Forest Service Public Affairs, gives and overview of Pawnee National Grassland, a popular bird watching and recreational destination located 35 miles east of Fort Collins and 25 miles northeast of Greeley in Weld County, Colorado. Covering 193,060 acres of short grass plains, the Grassland is an internationally recognized birding area that supports many bird species including lark buntings, mountain plovers, burrowing owls and many...

Duration:00:30:22

Big Blend Radio: Youth Success Week - California to Chicago!

6/13/2018
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Big Blend Radio’s follow-up discussion on Youth Success Week 2018 in Oceanside, California and Brookwood, Illinois. This national / global program was created by the Community Alliance for Youth Success (CAYS), a community partnership supporting and inspiring students to discover their purpose and explore their success. Designed to engage and catalyze the entire community on matters related to the success and well-being of their youth, Youth Success Week brings together visionary...

Duration:01:01:36

Big Blend Radio: Borgo - BE KIND Album

6/12/2018
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Before he was Borgo, Brian Bourgault was going about the business of his daily life as a music store owner and guitar player when his body suddenly stopped making a routine connection. A year later, at age 33, he was diagnosed with an untreatable, progressive neurological disease. That was 2005. Now, twelve years since that fateful day, Brian has been reunited with his passion, making music, and there is no stopping his renewed determination. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the...

Duration:00:58:06

Big Blend Radio: 'LIBERATED: The New Sexual Revolution' Documentary

6/11/2018
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On Netflix now, the documentary Liberated gives us a front row seat to the rise of today’s ‘hook-up’ culture, and how young people are navigating this very toxic social+sexual landscape. From the sandy, booze-filled shores of spring break, we hear story after story showcasing a growing belief among young adults that casual, emotion-free sex is now the norm. However, not all is lost. Liberated also offers an antidote to the hyper-sexualization of this culture by humanizing these young men...

Duration:01:16:43

Big Blend Radio: From the Emerald Isle to the Land of Fire & Ice

6/10/2018
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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show with travel writer Debbie Stone, who from kissing the Blarney Stone to tasting hot spring rye bread, shares her adventures on a ten night Ireland and Iceland trip aboard the Celebrity Eclipse with Celebrity Cruises! The cruise started in Dublin and made its way to Cork and Belfast, then to...

Duration:01:04:00

Big Blend Radio: Vancouver Island Wilderness Adventures

6/8/2018
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From hiking through ancient old-growth forests and exploring sea caves, to kayaking and watching birds and wildlife, travel writer Allen Cox discusses the various wilderness adventures one can experience on British Columbia’s beautiful and remote Vancouver Island. Allen believes everyone should be able to enjoy the outdoors and that adventure travel should not be reserved for mountain climbers or marathon runners, and as he explains, Vancouver Island offers outdoor adventures for a variety...

Duration:01:06:35

Big Blend Radio: Jon Roniger & The Good For Nothin' Band - Second Shot Album

6/7/2018
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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio with singer-songwriter Jon Roniger, front man of The Good for Nothin’ Band. Hear the stories behind the songs in their lively new album ‘Second Shot’ which was recorded over a series of tours of the Southeastern US, and in Nashville, TN with Eric Fritsch at Eastwood Studios. Based in New Orleans, Jon Roniger & The Good for Nothin’ Band proudly plays all original...

Duration:01:03:48

Big Blend Radio: Country Artist Michael Peterson

6/6/2018
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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio with Grammy-nominated and CMA award finalist country star Michael Peterson, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his music career with his new album “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie!”! Not only is Michael a million selling country artist with three # 1 hits and over 2500 performances under his belt, he’s also a contributing author for 6 books, including the New...

Duration:01:00:30

Big Blend Radio: Summer Fun in Historic Springfield, Kentucky

6/5/2018
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Located in central Kentucky, the Land of Bourbon Horses & History, Springfield is a destination on Big Blend’s Fall 2018 “Hola! To Hi Y’all Road Trip.” This historic city is the ancestral home of Abraham Lincoln’s family and is on the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail, Kentucky Bourbon Trail, TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, Barn Quilt Trail and Kentucky Fiber Trail. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s...

Duration:00:32:36

Big Blend Radio: Artist Ted DeGrazia's Cabeza de Vaca Collection

6/4/2018
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On this episode of Big Blend Radio, Nancy & Lisa talk with Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, about famed Arizona artist Ted DeGrazia's Cabeza de Vaca Art Collection, one of the permanent collections you can view at the Gallery. DeGrazia, most likely the most reproduced artist in the world, is known for his art and paintings that trace historical events and native cultures of the Southwest. He read extensively about the adventures of the Spanish explorer...

Duration:00:28:24

Big Blend Radio: Scotland's Beautiful and Historic Wester Ross Region

6/3/2018
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Wester Ross is a very special place designated by the Scottish government as an area that represents the very best of Scotland’s renowned scenery, and is officially recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere reserve, one of only 6 in the UK. From local cuisine to outdoor adventures, travel writer Chrissy Nason-Smith joins Lisa D. Smith on Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Show, to provide an inside scoop on this beautiful region, where she also owns An Cos Shieldaig, a luxurious 5-star...

Duration:00:26:35

Big Blend Radio: Artist Sean McGraw in Gettysburg

6/1/2018
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Invited back to Gettysburg National Military Park for the second time, acclaimed civil war bronze sculptor, painter and illustrator Sean McGraw brings his unique perspective back to Gettysburg as the Park’s May/June 2018 Artist-in-Residence. McGraw is a sculptor whose visual accuracy honors the legacy of our country's most tumultuous times. This Artist-in-Residency program is made possible by a joint effort of the Gettysburg Foundation and non-profit the National Park Arts Foundation, with...

Duration:01:06:34

Big Blend Radio: The New California Independent Contractor Test

5/30/2018
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The California Supreme Court just replaced the old test used to determine when a worker is an independent contractor with a new one. Because the test has three elements, it has been dubbed the ABC test. Almost two-thirds of the other states use that test, or a version of it, so it is not really a new test. It should have a huge impact in California. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s SUCCESS...

Duration:01:01:31

Big Blend Radio: Costa Mesa, California Getaway

5/29/2018
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Yearning to explore a fresh dining and shopping scene for your next long weekend getaway? Costa Mesa, California, should be on your radar. Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show with travel writer Linda Kissam “Food Wine & Shopping Diva,” who shares her Costa Mesa adventures. Located in the heart of Orange County (the OC), this area is packed with more high-caliber dining...

Duration:00:39:26

Big Blend Radio: Bass Legend Jeff Berlin

5/27/2018
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Legendary bass player Jeff Berlin joins Big Blend Radio to discuss the release of the 30th Anniversary Edition 12-inch vinyl of his signature song “Joe Frazier.” The EP “Joe Frazier - Round 3” includes a newly remastered version of the original song from his critically acclaimed 1987 album “Pump It!” and a completely re-imagined version, composed and performed by Jeff, Steve Vai (lead guitar), David Sancious (keys), Keith Carlock (drums) and Tom Hemby (rhythm guitar). This limited-edition EP...

Duration:00:51:02