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  • 01:01

    Green Peace On Earth

    in Environment

    Rolf Skar
    Director of Greenpeace’s USA’s Forest Campaign


    From protecting our oceans to protecting our forests to promoting toxin free living to promoting sustainable agriculture, Greenpeace is front and center on issues that impact all of our lives. Since 2007, Rolf has contributed to international Greenpeace campaigns to stop deforestation in the Canadian boreal forest, the Paradise forests of Southeast Asia and the Brazilian Amazon. Be prepared to hear about why the kind of toilet paper and tissue paper you use matters. Get ready to have some of the myths you might have in your mind about Greenpeace challenged as Rolf shares with us Greenpeace’s leadership role in ancient forest protection as well as their pioneering work with a new certification system called the Forest Stewardship Council. Skar will explain why we need to do logging, that we do it the right way, and that it’s sustainable for the future. Listen and learn with me! This show sponsored by The Fairfax Companies.

  • 01:00

    Aquarium Biotopes As Presented By Sam Garcia Jr.

    in Pets

    Why Biotope?


    There are many good reasons for setting up an aquarium that tries to simulate the natural habitat of fishes. The foremost is probably from an ecological viewpoint. With the destruction of the tropical rain-forests worldwide it is important to preserve the native surroundings of our fish before they disappear forever. 

    Tropical fish interacting in their natural waters are completely different than the community set up we are all use to. This leads to the second reason, with all the advances in aquatic technology maintaining such a tank is now easier than ever and obtaining the proper species whether fish or plants is usually not difficult either. Call in live at 1-347-677-1837

  • 00:29

    Saint Conrad of Piacenza

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    Born to the nobility. Married to Euphrosyne, the daughter of a nobleman; the two led a pious life in the world. One day while hunting, Conrad ordered attendants to set fire to some brush in order to flush out the game. A strong wind carried the flames to nearby fields, forests, towns and villages, and Conrad fled in panic. An innocent peasant was imprisoned, tortured into a confession and condemned to death for the fire. Remorseful, Conrad stepped forward to confess, saving the man. He then paid for the damaged property, selling nearly all he owned in order to raise the cash.


    Conrad and his wife saw the hand of God in the dramatic events, and chose to give the poor everything they had left. They then separated, she to a Poor Clare monastery, he to a group of Franciscan tertiary hermits. Conrad lived such a life of piety that his reputation for holiness spread quickly. He had the gift of healing. Visitors destroyed his solitude, so he fled to a the valley of Noto, Italy in Sicily where he lived 36 years in prayer as a hermit.


    Legend says that when the Bishop of Syracuse visited him, the bishop asked if Conrad had anything to offers guests. Conrad said he would check in his cell. He returned carrying newly made cakes, which the bishop accepted as a miracle. Conrad returned the bishop‘s visit, and made a general confession to him. As he arrived, he was surrounded by fluttering birds, who escorted him back to Noto.

  • 00:30

    The BGE Experience: Easter In Guatemala with Bella Guatemala Travel

    in Travel

    Join @colethea as she takes you on a ride in her world of Build, Grow, and Enjoy! Learn more about those that can expand your network, make a difference, and provide great entertainment through....The BGE Experience! #buildgrowenjoy


    Highlights:


    Easter In Guatemala with Bella Guatemala Travel 


    "Discover Guatemala (Soul of the Earth) from the inside out with Bella Guatemala Travel." A fairy tale land with towering volcanoes, lakes, cloud forests, mysterious caves, and colorful markets. Taste locally made delicacies, relish the scent of fresh mountain air, climb the tallest ruin of Tikal or an active Volcano, shop at the local Mayan markets, stroll the cobble streets of Antigua, cruise Lake Atitlan, or visit some of the 12 surrounding Mayan villages. This living Mayan culture makes Guatemala one of the world's most unique travel destinations. A beautiful country full of spirit, color, contrast, and culture. Explore the sights and sounds of the natural Mayan world while traveling at your own pace with Bella Guatemala Travel.


     


    www.buildgrowandenjoy.com

  • 00:30

    Songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer Release MARITIME

    in Indie Music

    Singer-songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer chat with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about their new album MARITIME, their national and international tour, living in a cabin on an island in Washington State, kayaking with Orcas, and more. Drawing on the nature around them, McGraw and Fer recorded MARITIME in their cabin on an island nestled between Seattle, WA and Victoria, British Columbia. Instead of leaving to record in a bustling city, McGraw and Fer decided to stay isolated at their seaside home, calling on kindred musicians and their producer to share in the experience.
    McGraw and Fer met in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2010 before relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2012. McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, studying endangered birds in remote locales from the deserts of Mexico and the Grand Canyon to the mountainous rain forests of Washington. Fer's musical pulse led her to Spain, where she studied music, language and local culture.

    This interview originally aired on April 20, 2015 on Big Blend Radio's Nature Connection show, which broadcasted live from Ridgemark Golf & Country Club in Hollister, California.

  • 01:01

    Mindful Shift - a conversation wtih Joan Maloof

    in Spirituality

    Today we will be joined by Joan Maloof who wrote the amazing "Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest".  This is a wonderful, detailed description of the entire systems of the forest starting with the tree, how is just a stand of trees different from a forest and why is it important.  I loved this book!  She can explain why every part of the system matters.   Joan studied Plant Science at the University of Delaware, Environmental Science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Ecology at the University of Maryland College Park. She has published research articles about pollination biology in the journals Ecology and The American Journal of Botany (among others). Since 2002 she has expanded her ecological studies into the forest. Her book "Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest" (University of Georgia Press, 2005) won an Honorable Mention from the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Her second book, "Among the Ancients: Adventures in the Eastern Old-Growth Forests," was published in April 2011 by Ruka Press.

    Joan is currently developing a network of forests across the US which will remain forever unlogged and open to the public, called the Old-Growth Forest Network. Please visit the webpage: www.oldgrowthforest.net for more information.  Please join us!        If you have any questions or comments for me contact me at amlovegren@aol.com.  I would love to hear from you!  Be sure and mark it Mindful Shift - peace out, Andrea 

  • 01:09

    Sasquatch Watch Radio Welcomes Daniel Green

    in Science

    Join us Tuesday night March 24, 2015 at 9pm eastern as we welcome Daniel Green to the show.  Daniel recently had a new book published entitled, "Shadows in the Woods: A Chronicle of Bigfoot in Maine".  Ever since the first pathways were cleared through Maine's forested wilderness, something we now call Bigfoot has haunted the edges of civilization. The difference between a contemporary cryptozoological sighting and an encounter with a Wild Man in the eighteenth century is the modern presence of a popularly shared conception of Bigfoot. Whatever one may think of Bigfoot-an extant relict hominid, pure bunk, or something tantalizingly possible-the idea of a large, hairy, man-like creature roaming North American forests is ingrained in our culture. Shadows in the Woods chronicles Maine's rich Bigfoot record in Native American traditions and beliefs, Wild Man sightings, modern Bigfoot encounters, literary appearances of hairy man-like creatures, and strange somethings in tales and stories suggestive of Bigfoot. Whether physical or ethereal, the mysterious presence behind the legend of Bigfoot casts a significant shadow in the Pine Tree State.  Tune in and enjoy!

  • 00:18

    Flora Reigada,Where Your Heart Meets God's

    in Books

    If God had something to say to you, how would you know and what might He say? You may be surprised to find God's words of love hidden like jewels in everyday life, but also where we need to search and dig. Recognizing these heavenly messages can be compared to finding hidden treasure, one jewel at a time, each with many facets to explore. Where Your Heart Meets God's can help you discover this priceless treasure of the heart. Open the pages and begin an everlasting adventure in hearing and experiencing God. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:21, NIV).


    Flora Reigada's assignments as a correspondent for several newspapers including the Florida Today and now for Senior Life, brought her and photographer-husband, Dan, to many interesting people and places.


                People include the chef to NASA astronauts and the historian whose passion for history was born in an old, overgrown cemetery.


                Flora has also explored forests, nature trails, art shows, vintage theaters, Victorian homes and a castle, the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida. 


                While on assignment at a ranch, she was nearly trampled by a spooked horse that had just thrown its rider.


                Even so, "it has been an adventure and a privilege," Flora said.


                In her spare time, Flora is head chef, broom and mop operator extraordinaire in her home.


                She and Dan are proud parents and grandparents.  The New York natives now live in Central Florida.


     

  • 01:10

    THE METAPHYSICS OF AMERICA; AMERIGO; AMERICAS; AMERRIQUE; AMARUCA ; STRONG WIND

    in Religion

    WHAT IS THE TRUTH.....not a truth....or the true Metaphysics of AMERICA?


    AMERICA, we learn as schoolchildren, was named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci, for his discovery of the mainland of the New World. We tend not to question this lesson about the naming of America. By the time we are adults it lingers vaguely in most of us, along with images of wave-tossed caravels and forests peopled with naked cannibals. Not surprisingly, the notion that America was named for Vespucci has long been universally accepted, so much so that a lineal descendant, America Vespucci, came to New Orleans in 1839 and asked for a land grant "in recognition of her name and parentage." Since the late 19th century, however, conflicting ideas about the truth of the derivation have been set forth with profound cultural and political implications. To question the origin of America's name is to question the nature of not only our history lessons but our very identity as Americans.


    Lucifer's goal is to "be like the most High" (Isa 14:14) and to usurp the worship of God (Mat 4:9).


    Lucifer's purpose is to deceive the whole world (Rev 12:9) by transforming himself into an angel of light (2Co 11:4). This is best exemplified by the Freemasons. Their motto of "making good men better" produces a far more favorable public image than the more accurate alternative: "how to become demon-possessed in 33-easy-steps." The Jewish and Masonic religions both worship the same god.


     


     


     

  • 01:59

    March 19, 2015 10pm (PDT)- The Falcon Project's William Barnes joins us

    in Paranormal

    The Falcon Project is a large scale observation and research operation founded by William Barnes. William envisioned an operation that would allow for both the observation and tracking of an elusive animal he first encountered in 1997. There are hundreds of reports every year from people who claimed to have also encountered the same elusive animal, an animal most commonly referred to as sasquatch.


    Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot, is the name given to an elusive, and as yet unrecognized hominoid species, that primarily inhabits the moist forests and bottoms of North America. They are usually described as being large, hairy, bipedal humanoids. The word sasquatch is an anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word sásq’ets, meaning the “wild man of the woods.”


    In the summer of 1997, William had a close encounter with a sasquatch when one entered his campsite along the South Fork of the Greenhorn River in Nevada County, California. The details of his encounter can be found on the Falcon project website. Because of this experience, William first began to conceptualize what would ultimately become The Falcon Project. Through years of correspondence with engineers about airship technology and advances in thermal camera technology, The Falcon Project eventually took shape.


    the-falconproject.com

  • 00:25

    SFI and the Southeast

    in Environment

    SFI and the Southeast US has had an interesting interaction. Join us as Southeast Green interviews Jason Metnick, Senior Vice President, Customer Affairs, Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.)


    Jason has a third-party forest certification system in North America. The SFI® standard, one of the largest sustainable forestry certification programs in the world, is based on principles and measures that promote sustainability including measures to protect for water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and forests of exceptional conservation value.


    As Senior Vice President, Jason works directly with companies in the wood, paper and packaging supply chain including forest landowners, manufacturers, merchants, wholesalers, converters, printers and end users to promote the SFI program and provide market access to SFI certified organizations. Jason also oversees the Office of Label Use and Licensing. The SFI® Office of Label Use and Licensing encompasses over 280 companies, universities, conservation groups and state agencies that represent over 250 million acres (more than 100 million hectares) of forestland across North America. The Office of Label Use and Licensing administers the rules and procedures for SFI on-product label usage.