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  • 01:32

    Yuma Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival 2016

    in Music

    Big Blend Radio Blues panel discussion focusing on the Yuma Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival happening on February 6, 2016 at Gateway Park within the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, in Yuma, Arizona 'Gateway to the Great Southwest'.
    Special guests on this episode are organizer Robb Bower, and blues musicians performing at the festival including headliner Zac Harmon, guitarist Scott Rhiner from The Moanin Blacksnakes, drummer Ric Lee from The Bayou Brothers Band, and guitarist Billy Thompson. The Daniel Castro Band will also be performing at the festival.

    This Big Blend Radio show segment originally aired live on Dec. 4, 2015, from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarter hotel for the Yuma Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival. The hotel is just a couple blocks from the Colorado River and Yuma's historic downtown district.  Yuma is located between San Diego and Tucson. For more about the area, check out www.VisitYuma.com.

    Big Blend Radio is hosted by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the crazy mother-daughter travel team and publishers of the digital Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.






     

  • 00:42

    Paying for College with High School Micro-Scholarships (with Raise.me CEO Preston Silverman)

    in Business

    How do you get a jump on college? Earn micro scholarships while you're in high school! Preston Silverman from Raise.me joins us to share how you or your child can pre-fund much of your college education.

    The MoneyBoss himself JD Roth sits in as co-host this week, and helps us answer questions about the volatile market, saving half of your income and electric toothbrushes.

    Thanks to SoFi and MagnifyMoney.com for sponsoring our podcast!

  • 00:43

    Rhonda Geddis, Author: Moving From Micro-Management to Masterful Leadership

    in Business

    This is a six book series under the label of Masterful Leadership.  The second book in the series is entitled “TEAM: Your Proven Strategy Guide to Masterful Leadership” is due out in early February.  Given that people are very busy with life, I believe creating “short reads” allow a person to pick up a book, gain insights, tips, and tools while having a sense of accomplishment.  


    Book Summary/description:  If you ever reported to a micromanager, you know how frustrating, confidence-shaking and demoralizing it can be.  This type of manager may cause you to question your own skills and abilities.  Your first thought may be to leave that environment and job, but in this book I encourage you to explore the situation from both sides of the equation and work through the experience to develop a clear cut plan.  Let’s explore the root cause from both the individual contributor perspective as well as the management perspective and systematically walk through the available options and possible opportunities for decisions.


    Start by understanding what causes someone to act this way.  Often it’s a need for control that stems from insecurity and lack of maturity. Some micromanagers lack confidence,  workplace uncertainty, and pressure to perform at levels beyond their abilities and are generally in need of coaching and mentoring.  Many of us have the propensity to be a micromanager, but some of us reign it in better than others or have learned from our past mistakes.  In this book, I will reveal secrets and strategies of working with a micromanager and how to not be a micromanager.

  • 02:06

    Growing Your Own Money Through Micro-Farming

    in Education

    Join Us as we welcome our special guest star Director of  Happily Natural Day &  Harding Street Urban Agriculture Center ...our brother putting in the foot work Duron Chavis. Brother Duron will be building on how and why we should grow our own money by usage of micro-farming......what is micro-farming? That and more will be shared during this show.....


     Revitalizing the Hood with Urban Agriculture: http://bit.ly/1rapTxw


    “No pedagogy which is truly liberating can remain distant from the oppressed by treating them as unfortunates and by presenting for their emulation models from among the oppressors. The oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption.” ? Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

  • 02:59

    Doctor Prepper's Critical Preparedness Radio Talk Show

    in Prepping

    The best perspective of Preparedness is to be able to continue your normal lifestyle, regardless of external circumstances!


    The Original Doctor Prepper (broadcast name for James Talmage Stevens) hosts a 3-hour live show to discuss Critical Preparedness Resources to help listeners become prepared or get better prepared. He has been actively broadcasting preparedness  information since March 2009 to help you safely navigate the rough waters of uncertain future events.  


    Rich Fleetwood, owner of SurvivalRing.org, the most prolific preparedness and survival information site on the web, provides additional depth to the preparedness discussions. SurvivalRing.org offers millions of free pages of information.


    The time will come when government, public and private organizations, or family or friends will not be able to sustain those who are unprepared with shelter, food, water, clothing, and/or protection from the ravages of natural, man-caused, or personal disasters. You can learn how to take the survival initiative, know  how to find, treat, and store  water; have adequate, nutritious food(s) in your pantry; be able to prepare meals without external power; care for your health; and know how to protect your family during emergency or disaster conditions.


    Doctor Prepper's book, Making the Best of Basics -- Family Preparedness Handbook is the all-time, best-selling preparedness book ever--having sold more than 800,000 print copies! Freedomizers get 1/2 off for all purchases! Listen to the show to get the discount code. Get your copy and get prepared now!

  • 01:01

    Work-Life Balance

    in Business

    Work-life balance is an interesting discussion. Many people feel it is impossible and give up trying while others obsess over it.  What is balance anyway? Is it possible? How do I know I have it? What is the time frame for evaluating it: daily, weekly or monthly? Lets go deep on understanding balance and the factors that keep us from our personal balance.


    On todays show you will learn..



    What Work-Life Balance isn't. 
    Tools to Get Out of Your Head.
    A Quick Way to Win the Battle of Procrastination.


    Todays Guest: Naketa Thigpen


    Naketa Thigpen is a challenger, one whose clear purpose is to task others to greatness. As the President and co-founder of ThigPro, a life management and professional development company, her inimitable ability to develop the person inside the professional through customized retreats and simplistic systems is precisely what makes her the premier specialist in coaching. As a Women’s Executive Balance Advisor, she helps high-achievers and high potentials build efficient work-structures that allow them to effectively infuse balance into their life and business via corporate and personal development micro retreats and executive advancement programs.


    As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in Relationship Management, Trauma and related Behavioral modalities, Naketa Thigpen realized that she could impact the world in a unique way by integrating her skills, gifts and talents as a holistically centered success coach and balance advisor. In designing real solutions to real-time problems that exist within the business and personal worlds of today’s leaders, Naketa is determined to move them beyond excellence and into the rare air of greatness system implementation, innovative mindset modification and balance. 

  • 00:30

    Vision And The Black Community: From Woodson to Allen To Tuitt

    in Culture

    Adversity has always been the resilient spark that ignites the courage and tenacity of Black people. Through the darkest days of American history, the African American spirit always rises from the ashes of hate, discrimination, and most recently rising levels of micro-inequities. 


    The stories of personal achievement overcoming problems show the true merit of Black people and give us the hope and promise to move forward in spite of our difficulties .  On today’s show we’ll capture that spirit by telling the stories of three great Americans both past and present.  


    Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  Bishop Richard Allen. And Mary Tuitt.  Woodson was the founder of Black History Month.  Allen was the founder of the AME Church.  And Tuitt is a modern day Navy veteran turned public servant and community activist.  


    Three different individuals from three different era.  But all representing the best of the best in the Black community. 

  • 02:59

    Doctor Prepper's Critical Preparedness Radio Talk Show

    in Prepping

    The best perspective of Preparedness is to be able to continue your normal lifestyle, regardless of external circumstances!


    The Original Doctor Prepper (broadcast name for James Talmage Stevens) hosts a 3-hour live show to discuss Critical Preparedness Resources to help listeners become prepared or get better prepared. He has been actively broadcasting preparedness  information since March 2009 to help you safely navigate the rough waters of uncertain future events.  


    Rich Fleetwood, owner of SurvivalRing.org, the most prolific preparedness and survival information site on the web, provides additional depth to the preparedness discussions. SurvivalRing.org offers millions of free pages of information.


    The time will come when government, public and private organizations, or family or friends will not be able to sustain those who are unprepared with shelter, food, water, clothing, and/or protection from the ravages of natural, man-caused, or personal disasters. You can learn how to take the survival initiative, know  how to find, treat, and store  water; have adequate, nutritious food(s) in your pantry; be able to prepare meals without external power; care for your health; and know how to protect your family during emergency or disaster conditions.


    Doctor Prepper's book, Making the Best of Basics -- Family Preparedness Handbook is the all-time, best-selling preparedness book ever--having sold more than 800,000 print copies! Freedomizers get 1/2 off for all purchases! Listen to the show to get the discount code. Get your copy and get prepared now!

  • 00:45

    Ladies Night on Catch the Wave and Save a Life with Hidden Hunger Global

    in Social Networking

    It's Ladies Night on Blogtalk Radio this thursday at 7 pm! You can listen from anywhere in the world at this link www.blogtalkradio.com/catchthewave We are looking for Wave Riders who want to catch the wave and save a life with us. We are leading a Humanitarian Mission with Hidden Hunger Global here in Hawaii to reduce the death rate among children around the world! We will have special guests on board each week to share why they are riding this wave here in the islands.


    WHAT IS HIDDEN HUNGER GLOBAL?

    We are a cause-based company that is using the power of Direct Sales to Impact the World. 

    WHAT WE DO
    We sell micronutrients, water purification systems and treated mosquito nets, which are then donated to needy children around the world. 

    WHO WE ARE
    We are a socially conscious and experienced team leading a movement to lower childhood death rates and provide income opportunities for individuals and families. 

    HOW TO GET INVOLVED
    As a member, you can do well, by doing good. You can be blessed while being a blessing to others. What could be better than that?


     

  • 00:55

    Emergency Micro Kits on The 7 P's of Survival!

    in Education

    Emergency Micro Kits!
    Host: Josh "The 7 P’s of Survival"
    on American Preppers Radio! 
    Tuesdays 9:00pm/Est 8:00pm/Ct 7:00pm/Mt 6:00pm/Pt
    Live Listen and Chat go to: http://prepperbroadcasting.com/listen-chat/


    It’s been awhile since I’ve had a show where I could sit down and just talk to you about things I personally do and things from my kit. Tonight we are going to change that as I will be the guest for the evening :). I plan to examine my Micro kits and what I have found works best in them after a few years of testing.


    Read More→ HERE!


    Tags: American Preppers Network, Prepper Broadcasting

  • 00:54

    #362 Detect Sabotage, Do Well & Do Good, 21 Days to a Big Idea, Pop-up Retail

    in Business

    Segment 1: Bob Frisch, managing partner of the Strategic Offsites Group, is considered one of the world’s leading strategic facilitators, having worked with executives and boards in sixteen countries on five continents. He is the author of Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace.


    Segment 2: Elizabeth Gore is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) at Dell, where she is working with Dell to extend its global advocacy efforts to raise entrepreneurship to the public policy agenda, encouraging policies and practices that support and enable entrepreneurial growth globally. 


    Segment 3: Bryan Mattimore is co-founder and chief idea guy at the sixteen-year old Growth Engine Company, an innovation agency based in Norwalk, CT. Bryan and his firm have managed over 200 successful innovation projects leading to over $3 Billion in new revenue for his clients.  He is the author of three books on business creativity and innovation including the recently re-leased, 21 Days to a Big Idea.


    Segment 4: Katherine Darnstadt is founder of Latent Design, which specializes in ideation, strategy, and execution of scalable and highly experiential architecture and urban design. They have created Boombox which is a prefabricated micro retail kiosk installed in high volume public spaces to provide short-term pop up commercial opportunities and cultural experiences. Erik Harmon is of Executive Director of the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce in Chicago.


    Segment 5: Aaron T. Walker is a Businessman and Life Coach who has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence.


    Sponsored by Sage, Nextiva, and Pure Chat.