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  • 00:21

    California Condor Recovery in Pinnacles National Park

    in Environment

    Park Ranger Alacia Welch chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about the California Condor Recovery Program in Pinnacles National Park, located in Central California. Alacia discusses the issues that led to the condors almost going extinct, how they were brought back into the wild, and the park's outreach program. Nancy and Lisa were visiting the park in April 2015, as part of the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour, their quest to visit  all 407 National Park units and their gateway communities, and cover them on Big Blend Radio, Big Blend Video, in NationalParkPlanner.com, and in Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.

    This segment originally aired on April 20, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Nature Connection show, that broadcasted live from Ridgemark Golf & Country Club in Hollister, California. Hollister is a gateway community to Pinnacles National Park. Click Here to Listen to Big Blend Radio's special show focusing on Pinnacles National Park & San Benito County.

  • 00:39

    FROM THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE:THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF APPOMATTOX

    in Education

    FROM THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: A DISTANCE LEARNING EVENT


    CELEBRATION OF THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF APPOMATTOX 


    Baltimore's favorite Park Ranger ,Vince Vaise  usually stationed at Fort McHenry, discusses the school oriented events about  the end of the Civil War...it's relevance nationwide today and how  NPS events fit into your curriculum standards


     


    www.nps.gov  @natlparkservice


     


    Presented by ABC-CLIO


    www.abc-clio.com @abc_clio

  • 00:37

    "RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE"

    in Radio

    "RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE" (live talk radio show) Host: Nancy Ryan is excited to announce that the Executive Director of The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Carlos Rodriguez will be joining me in a live radio broadcast Thursday - May 28, 2015 at 5:30 PM via blogtalkradio.com/ryan-rocks-it-asbury-park-style. This interview will be posted immediately following the broadcast on my Nancy Ryan fb page, my "Ryan Rocks It Asbury Park Style" fb page and to the FoodBanks facebook page. The show will be archived on blogtalkradio for your listening convenience and pleasure. So stay tuned folks for this upcoming interesting, informative and above all else FUN, FUN, FUN interview with me and Carlos.


    I personally send my prayers and good wishes out to "THE FOODBANK OF MONMOUTH AND OCEAN COUNTIES" that they continue the great work of their VISION, "Making sure that all people in the community have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life." They are all "Angels" in my book. Peace, Nancy <3

  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events


    Don Anderson has served the sporting fraternity in Jamaica and the Caribbean for over thirty years in various administrative and management positions.  He served as the President of the Jamaica Men’s Field Hockey Association between 1979 and 1983, was elected the 2 Vice President of the Jamaica Olympic Association in 1981, a position he held until he was elected the 1 Vice President of the JOA in 1997, serving until 2013 in that capacity.  He has held managerial positions for Jamaica at the last seven Olympic Games from Seoul in 1988 through to London in 2012, serving as the Chef de Mission for the Jamaica team to the last five Olympic Games.  In this capacity he worked with Usain Bolt in the Athens, Beijing and London Games and several other top athletes.


    He is currently the Chairman of the Government’s Institute of Sports, appointed by the Prime Minister, a member of the National Council on Sports, chaired by the Prime Minister, and Chairman of the  Government’s Capacity Building and Infrastructure Committee charged with the responsibility of spearheading the establishment of the National Sports Museum of Jamaica.  Ground for this museum is expected to be broken soon.


     


  • 01:48

    Outa da Park

    in Sports

    Outa da Park


    Join Jerry Chiles with special guest Caleb Yarling as they go over Major League Baseball today at 12pm ET/9am PT


    * American League


    * National League


    * Divisional races


    * Players on the horizon


    * If the season ended today


    To listen to the show, go over to www.SportzAddix.com or to listen or be part of the show, simply dial 646-378-1303

  • 01:03
  • 00:31

    Author2Author with Patricia Park

    in Writing

    Bill welcomes debut novelist Patricia Park to the show. Patricia's essays have been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, Slice Magazine, and many others.  Her first novel Re Jane, is a Korean-American retelling of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë set in NYC and Seoul. Don't miss it!

  • 00:33

    "RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE"

    in Radio

    "RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE" (live talk radio show) is going to have some FUN, FUN, FUN tomorrow night - Wednesday - 5/13 folks with my good friend JIM ARCOLEO. Jim is a member of the fabulous band "HOUND DOG'S", where the KING meets the JERSEY SHORE! And that is not all, two of the fantastic "SWEETHEARTS" will be joining "HOUND DOG'S" for a totally AWESOME opening band CELEBRATING 35 YEARS, yes, you heard it right THIRTY-FIVE YEARS of GREAT MUSIC by the much LOVED and ADMIRED BAND, "THEBSTREETBAND", a tribute to the BOSS!


    Stay tuned as I expect a call in from the one and only Sam Rooney, Founder of BIG ROONEY PRODUCTIONS for a little chat. This interview will be posted to my NANCY RYAN facebook page minutes after the interview and will be archived for your listening pleasure and convenience. If you want to listen live call 213.943.3559 at 5:30 PM. The archived show can be found at blogtalkradio.com/ryan-rocks-it-asbury-park-style
    PS Don't forget your DANCIN' SHOES. Peace, Nancy <3

  • 01:03

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Patrick Sullivan is the chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency. He works with the NSTA board of directors to set the long-term strategy for tourism and deliver sustainable growth for the industry.


    Patrick has been General Manager and President for both start-up and large organizations, including Indigo.ca, Toronto.com and Workopolis.com. He has also worked for Procter and Gamble, McCain Food Ltd., Moosehead Breweries Ltd., and Upper Canada Brewing Company, specializing in marketing and digital marketing.

    Patrick enjoys running and has participated in a number of marathons. In October of 2011, he completed a 250 km run across the Sahara Desert, helping to raise over $100,000 for the National Advertising Benevolent Association.  Accepting a tourism industry challenge, he recently participated in the 2013 Blue Nose Marathon.


    Sgt. Craig Marshall Smith is a 18th year veteran of Canada's national police force the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a descendant of both Black Loyalists who came to Nova Scotia from the USA in 1784 and Black Refugees of the War of 1812. 

    Craig is also an author and historian on African Canadian achievements and the journey of Black men and women who serve in the RCMP. 
     


     

  • 00:21

    Climate Ride for National Parks

    in Environment

    John Garder (pictured on far right) and Natalie Levine (center picture) from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), call in to chat with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, during the 2015 Climate Ride California North Coast. On the NPCA team, John and Natalie talk about the ride, and the climate change issues facing our National Park system.

    Climate Ride California is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System’s most significant lands and landmarks.

    This interview originally aired on May 18, 2015 as part of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Radio Expo, that broadcasted live from Yerington Inn, in western Nevada.

  • 00:35

    "RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE"

    in Radio

    "RYAN ROCKS IT ASBURY PARK STYLE" (live talk radio show). It is my pleasure to announce my next special guest is the very special and talented mr. RAY, RAY ANDERSEN, Singer-Songwriter-Musician and anti-bullying advocate. Be sure to tune in Thursday evening May 7 TH at 5:30 PM. To listen live call 213.943.3559. This most important interview will post directly on my Nancy Ryan facebook page minutes after the interview. Should you miss the live broadcast, no worries as the interview will be archived for your listening pleasure and convenience via blogtalkradio.com/ryan-rocks-it-asbury-park-style. Peace, Nancy <3

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