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  • 00:57

    Marvin Noel Lizotte on First Nations Spirituality Through Sled Dogs

    in Entertainment

    For those that know me, you know our motto is "Spiritual Enlightenment Through Sled Dogs." This is the basis for why Stormhawk Siberians do what we do. Although I freely speak of this, within many First Nations people who utilize sled dogs, it is NOT. Permission from the Elders must be sought, messages from Great Father and Ancestors must be delivered before these Sacred things can be spoken of to those non First Nations peoples. 


    So given this, it is my supreme honor that Marvin Noel Lizotte from Ecotourism Adventures has been given the go-ahead to speak with us on these most Sacred of topics: First Nations Spirituality with sled dogs. 


    Now, I know that the vast majority of you that listen in already know mushing. But this is a singular opportunity to know how this lifestyle we adore formed 1000's of years ago, and was then graciously passed though the generations, and to us today. As we all know, these sled dogs hold Magic in their Souls, and Marvin is going to tell us how that came to be. 


    No matter your level of skill with mushing, THIS is going to be a show to listen to. The early hour is of course so Marvin can speak with us, and then get on to the day's business with the dogs. Have a look at what he does at www.dogsledtour.ca on the web, and then join us early for the show, or listen on demand at your convenience thereafter! 

  • 00:30

    Learn Why The Hottest Eco Travel Destination Is Sevierville Tennessee

    in Travel

    Most people would love to go on a vacation but simply cannot afford to. Especially if you have children, it is hard to find a place where you can have fun, eat well, travel safely and even take your dog! For couples, weekend getaways have also become very expensive and offer limited options. It seems as though unless you have a big budget, a family vacation or weekend retreat seems out of the question.


    However, the city of Sevierville, Tennessee has become the top travel destination for families and weekend getaways. The area has numerous attractions ranging from theme parks, nature hikes, museums, live music to moonshine tastings made from local corn! In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host June Stoyer talks to Scott King, from the Chamber of Commerce, the city of Sevierville, Tennessee about how you can enjoy yourself in this best kept secret of the Smoky Mountains! Stay tuned!


    Do you like FREE stuff? Tune in to The Organic View Radio Show, Monday through Friday @6pm Eastern and visit our contest section at www.theorganicview.com/contests to win one of our monthly prizes!

  • 00:36

    Benefits of Eco-Tourism and Selecting Eco-Tours

    in Travel

    According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, travel and tourism is projected to remain one of the world's biggest industries, generating more than $3.5 trillion in economic activity annually. Ecotourism is one of the most rapidly growing and dynamic sectors of the tourism market. The Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people."

    Adam Roberts ‘The Compassionate Conservationist’, CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation, chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, about how Eco-Tourism can benefit communities and travel destinations, and the significant role it plays in wildlife conservation. Born Free USA is a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. 

    This interview originally aired on May 17, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Radio Expo, that broadcasted live from Yerington Inn, Nevada.

     

  • 00:55

    Mind, Body & Soul Food: Ecotourism 4U & Mother Earth, 2

    in Travel

    Thinking about planning a vacation? Intrigued by adventure travel and volunteer vacations? Yearning for vegan/vegetarian travel? If you want to put your money where your mouth is when it comes to saving our planet, then why not try ecotourism!
    2nd in our Sustainability Series, this episode will feature Donna Zeigfinger, seasoned world traveler and founder of Green Earth Travel. Learn the benefits of and opportunities to travel in ways that promote sustainability, biodiversity and leaving a light footprint on the planet.

  • 01:01

    Walking through Birmingham, Alabama's rich history

    in Travel

    Birmingham, Alabama - the Magic City - saw events and courageous people who played a central role in the Civil Rights struggle.  World Footprints goes on a walking tour through history along the Civil Rights Heritage Trail as we step onto the grounds where African Americans confronted Jim Crow era voilence with non-voilent civil disobedience.  We will also explore Kelly Ingram Park and Birmingham's 4th Avenue Business District and discuss the time when segregation made this the city's "Little Harlem".


    Brimingham is also known for it's rich musicial traditions and we'll pay homage to two iconic musical figures:  Henry "Gip" Gipson whose 'juke joint' is the last standing music venue of it's kind in Alabama.  Gip's Place has welcomed musicians from all over the world and every Saturday music lovers travel miles for an all-night music tailgate party on a "Sanford and Son" style lot.  We will also introduce Dr. Frank Adams, Sr., a charter member of the Alabama Hall of Fame, who regaled us with stories of his life, a musical set and his time playing with greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.  Sadly, Doc Adams passed away only one month after our meeting with him.  We are honored to showcase  his music throughout today's show.


     

  • 01:00

    Talking travel with Yahoo! and exploring historic San Antonio and Orlando

    in Travel

    Today World Footprints will talk travel; specifically international travel and study abroad programs with Yahoo! Travel's Paula Froelich.  Our conversation follows an invitation to the White House to participate in a travel summit focused on encouraging more travel, voluntourism and study-abroad opportunities for Americans.  Of course, as Yahoo! Travels editori-in-chief, Paula will share some of her recent travels, top destination picks and travel philosophy.


    Then, take a stroll through history as we explore San Antonio, Texas.  The city of San Antonio is one of the oldest European settlements in Texas and, for decades, its largest city.  Thousands of years before the Spanish settlements began the city was populated by various cultures of indigenous people.  Today, San Antonio is investing energy in preserving its cultural heritage and ecosystem for future generations to come.  We will discover the development initiatives taking place in San Antonio and get an update on the city's possible inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list.


    Finally, everyone knows Orlando, Florida as the theme park capital of the world.  However, we will discover another side of Orlando as we explore the Maitland Arts Center--the city's first National Historic Landmark.

  • 01:00

    Actress Gloria Loring and Cruising the Amazon

    in Travel

    Fans of the daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" (DOOL) will enjoy another one of our conversations with actress, singer and author Gloria Loring who played Liz Chandler for seven years on the soap opera.  Gloria spends some time today talking about her spiritual autobiography "Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous", and her life since DOOL including working with her son R&B singer Robin Thicke.


    Then, join us on an amazing cruise along the Amazon River with Delfin Amazon Cruises.  Generally a 5-star experience and authentic travel sit on opposite sides of the spectrum.  However, Delfin Amazon Cruises takes great pride in connecting the dots between those experiences and provides a unique and memorable travel opportunity in the world's most mystical ecosystem.

  • 01:00

    North American Auto Show & Lansing Treasures

    in Travel

    For over a century Detroit, Michigan has hosted an auto show.  The show's start in 1907 had a regional focus and continued that way for several decades.  Then, in the 1980s a London cabby asked a board member why Detroit's show didn't include international auto manufacturers.  That started the wheels turning (no pun) and in 1987 the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) made it's debut.  Bob Shuman, Chairman of NAIAS, joins World Footprints to talk about the latest innovations in automobile design and what visitors can expect to see.


    Then we head north on I-96 to Lansing, Michigan's state capital to meet a son of the city who left after school to pursue a musical career.  John Fluker is an award-winning pianist, composer, vocalist and arranger who has a string of credits backing such R&B notables as Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Oleta Adams, Mavis Staples, David Hasselhoff, Boys 2 Men, Queen Latifah, Brenda Russell, Stephanie Mills and more.  In addition to backing Gladys Knight, John also served as her music director for several years.  He also has a number of television and threatrical scores to his credit.  How did this small town guy make it big in the music industry?  John will share his secret.


    Finally, we will discover Lansing's rich transportation history with a tour of R.E. Olds Transporation Musuem where we'll explore the REO Motor Car Company, old-time bicycles and aviation endeavors.

  • 01:00

    Michigan History from Detroit to Mackinac Island

    in Travel

    Join World Footprints as we explore the Great Lakes State of Michigan and travel from Mackinac City to Detroit. 


    Our audio tour will start with a visit to the Michigan Historical Center and Museum in Lansing where we will offer a flavor of every place in the State between the lower and upper peninsula.  Museum director Linda Endersby and Michigan History Foundation director Cindy Hales will help us learn about the stories of the people who helped shape Michigan.


    Then, one of Michigan's crown jewels is Mackinac Island--Tonya's childhood playground.  Since the late 19th century, the island's Grand Hotel has welcomed celebrities, Presidents and other visitors from around the world.  The Grand Hotel offers the world's longest porch and has been the setting of several movies, including "Somewhere In Time" with Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve.  Hotel historian and concierge, Bob Tagetz, will take us inside the rich history and traditions of this iconic hotel.


    Finally, we will share the legacy of a family deeply intertwined in the history of Michigan and Mackinac Island--the Shepler family--the namesake behind Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry.  This multi-generational family enterprise has transported legions to and from Mackinac Island between Mackinaw City and St. Ignace.  Chris Shepler will share his family's legacy, their passion for customer service, philanthropy and he'll give Tonya a new experience as Captain.


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  • 02:00

    A look back at French Quarter Festival 2014

    in Travel

    World Footprints traveled to New Orleans for our annual broadcast at French Quarter Festival.  We streamed live from the heart of the Quarter at Jackson Square in the Tableau restaurant--Dickie Brennan's latest gem. Each year we bring you something new and this year was no exception.  We took a deep dive into the city's African-American history, New Orleans role in World War II, the history of voodoo, culinary arts and the performing arts.   We had an amazing year and we thought it appropriate to end 2014 in The Big Easy.  Join us for the world's largest music brunch and let the good times roll. 


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  • 01:01

    Grammy-nominee Rene Marie sings Eartha Kit and Cheetah Conservation

    in Travel

    World Footprints will walk in the footprints of two socially-conscious guests--a Grammy-nominated singer whose musical talents led her to change her life and live her passion, and we'll welcome back a good friend whose efforts are savings one of the most graceful and beautiful big cats on our planet.


    Rene Marie is a Grammy-nominated singer, actress and writer who uses her energetic and dynamic voice to raise awareness about social issues.  Inspired by iconic entertainer - Eartha Kitt - Rene has released a tribute album honoring Eartha Kitt, an inspiring artist who helped changed America's landscape for the better.  Rene also uses her voice to shine attention on important issues in America.


    Next we welcome back Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of The Cheetah Conservation Fund.  The cheetah is one of the oldest and most majestic animals in the world and is fighting to survive.  While it's taken four million years for the species to develop, it has only taken 100 years for mankind to bring the cheetah to the brink of extinction.  Dr. Laurie Marker has made it her life's mission to reverse that trend.  As the founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Dr. Marker and her team are ensuring that the cheetach is here for the ages.