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April 8, 2015 at 3:00 – VOICES of RIO features Dr. Richard Sax, Provost of the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande Community College. Discussion surrounds his involvement in providing a well-balanced series of educational programs for students of all ages. History and Philosophy Professor Sam Wilson along with a Rio student will join the show.
Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour variety show, airing live online from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.
On This Episode:
- Ceremonial Herbs – Herbalist Cynthia Johnston, owner of MoonMaid Botanicals, discusses the different herbs used for various ceremonial and spiritual practices.
- Casa De Coronado Museum – Yvonne Peach nostalgic travel and household artifacts featured in the Casa de Coronado Museum in Yuma, Arizona
- Yuma Events & Activities – Hear about upcoming summer events and activities in Yuma with Rex Ijams – Yuma Art Center & Historic Yuma Theatre, Chuck Heeman – Yuma Civic Center, Oscar Chavez – City of Yuma Recreation Program Specialist, and Ronnie Ridgers – Desert Hills Golf Course.
- The Peanut Patch – Hear about the Fabulous Fan Fudge Club presented by The Peanut Patch in Yuma, AZ
- Medjool Dates – Summer Medjool Date treats with Debbie Mansheim of Basket Creations & More in Yuma, AZ
It's been a while, but the show is back and better as ever! Football is just days away! Hosts Jess and Seth catch up the listeners on the latest with the Arizona Cardinals -- signings and and history. There is a woman coach! They discuss the impact and also the impact of and expectations for newly signed TE Jermaine Gresham.
After that, it is a preview of training camp, which starts August 31 and fans can see the first practice on August 1.
All eyes are on whom? What are the biggest position battles? What are the overstated stories? And then there will be hot takes -- what will be the surprises of camp?
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 3:00 pm, VOICE OF RIO with Dr. Richard Sax, Provost of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College welcomes Ivan Tribe & Jake Bapst. Ivan M. Tribe is emeritus professor at the University of Rio Grande and has written three books and many articles on country music history. Jacob L. Bapst is semiretired from the same school and a self-described country fan. Illustrations come from the authors' extensive collections accumulated over more than four decades, Goldenseal magazine files, and privately owned collections. They discuss their recently (March, 2015) published book in the “Images of America” series, West Virginia’s Traditional Country Music.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm – TECH-TALK with Duane Rigsby, Mike Thompson and Kingsley Meyer discusses TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY: MOBILITY– the explosion of hand held electronic tools such as smart phones & tablets that can aid businesses, students, and individuals in maintaining an INTERNET OF THINGS that make our lives easier and more productive. Kingsley Meyer is the Director, Campus Computing & Networking and Mike Thompson is the Director of Instructional Design & Media Services, both with the University of Rio Grande along with Duane Rigsby the Technology Coordinator with The Ohio State University South Centers have vast experience in helping students, professionals, educators and others use these up-to-date tools as they are intended.
Is it me, or did it seem like for a short while last season, the Arizona Cardinals were going to be the first team in NFL history to play the Super Bowl in their own stadium? Before Carson Palmer went down, I actually felt they had a real legitimate shot. His injury helped changed the entire NFC playoff picture. I also felt that if the Cardinals didn't get a top seed in the NFC playoffs, they would be 1-&-done...& they were. Despite that, I got a ton of mad respect for head coach Bruce Arians. He's been one of my favorite NFL coaches in recent years. The guy didn't have a whole lot to work w/ these past few seasons. Offensively, the Cards were ranked 24th overall last season. They played 4 quarterbacks, & 3 of them started at least 2 games. Despite having wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald, Malcolm Floyd, John Brown, Ted Ginn Jr., running backs Andre Ellington, there seemed to have been some chemistry issues. Obviously, you can blame the quarterback injuries on that but in the end, it does come down to coaching & despite all that, I felt Bruce Arians did a great job & truly deserved the coach of the year honors. The defense also ranked 24th in the league last year & I felt that was a huge problem. They played so strong at the start of the season. Injuries may have played a part in the team's decline down the stretch. When healthy, this team can compete w/ anyone. Hopefully, for their sakes (& for the sake of Bruce Arians), this team can stay healthy & win the NFC West. Can they? That is thee question. Tune in to another team coverage on "The Rocket Sports Breakdown" Thursday morning @ 10:30am. Rocket Nation, get ready for a power trip.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm - VOICE OF RIO featuring Dr. Michelle Johnston, President of the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College will give an overview of some of the different aspects at the University and how it continues to build and sustain growth to meet the needs of its students. New students and parents will find this segment well worth viewing.
Linda Morgan, Executive Director of the Yuma Visitors Bureau chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about what there is to see and do in Yuma, during the summer. Located in the southwest corner of Arizona, between Tucson and San Diego, Yuma is a popular summer destination that boasts water sports and activities on the Colorado River, numerous hiking and bicycle trails, bird watching, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, a historic downtown and historic sites such as the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Quartermasters Depot State Historic Park, and Historic Yuma Theater.
This interview originally aired on June 7, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays show, that broadcasted live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.
Vestal, NY – When we see strength in someone else we are attracted to it; we admire it. Unfortunately, many of us fall into the trap of perceiving ourselves through the eyes of others. We have conditioned ourselves to seek this approval, disapproval, acceptance, and rejection, but these ideological perspectives are based on a lie. If we can learn to unconditionally accept, to approve and love our own person, then will we begin to recognize that we do not need anyone else’s approval or acceptance.
According to Dr. Asa Don Brown we all deserve happiness, peace, love and kindness; the key is to “Love thyself.” Dr. Brown is a psychologist, speaker, advocate, and the author of Waiting to Live, an inspirational book that examines the concepts of unconditional love and forgiveness.
“The reason I write, is to explore ideas, concepts, and effective ways of living,” says Dr. Brown. “For me, writing is a resource of hope and it is an effective way of reaching others.”
Growing up, Dr. Brown says he was held to very high standards academically and it became a constant source of stress throughout his life. But when he began to recognize his successes and failures didn’t equate to who he really was, he began living life more fulfilled and full of grace.
“If I hadn’t been conditioned this way when I was younger who knows what man I would be today,” says Dr. Brown. “I wanted to understand why I felt this way. Waiting to Live is about what I’ve learned along the way through psychology and religion. It’s about hope, love, peace and kindness.”
For more information on Dr. Asa Don Brown, visit www.asadonbrown.com
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm, VOICE OF RIO featuring Dean Dr. Donna Mitchell. Donna is Dean of Health & Behavioral Sciences, School of Allied Health at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College. She will be recognizing and presenting nursing awards to her graduating students in the field of nursing.
TECH- TALK with Kingsley Meyer, Mike Thompson, and Duane Rigsby. Our world has made great strides in technology with an ever growing variety of different digital devices. Kingsley, Mike and Duane (each with over 25 years’ experience in using, fixing and upgrading,) will discuss different kinds of mobile devices: phones, tablets, and laptops. They will give the pros / cons on how certain devices can best meet the needs of students and those in the working world. They will look at the different operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows, Kindle Fire HD, and blackberry. Likewise, they will highlight how individuals can acquire different and popular ‘apps’ and accessories available in today’s market. And finally, discussion will surround upfront and hidden costs of owning today’s mobile devices.
It's July so it's time to celebrate FATHERS. Join Ms. Jennifer Pink as she celebrates an AMAZING Dad who is better known as The Chief Genius Activator Mr. As a Leveaux. Listen as he shares never heard before pieces of his journey of being an amazing Dad.