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  • 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.

  • 00:32

    Let's Celebrate Lei Day-May Day Hawai'i Style!

    in Spirituality

     In 2001, our Senator, Danial Kahikina Akaka, during a May 1 address, said, " 'May Day is Lei Day' in Hawaii. Lei Day is a nonpolitical and nonpartisan celebration. Indeed, its sole purpose is to engage in random acts of kindness and sharing, and to celebrate the Aloha spirit, that intangible, but palpable, essence which is best exemplified by the hospitality and inclusiveness exhibited by the Native Hawaiians -- Hawaii's indigenous peoples -- to all people of goodwill."

         A lei is not just flowers strung on a thread. A lei is a tangible representation of aloha in which symbols of that aloha are carefully sewn or woven together to create a gift. This gift tells a story of the relationship between the giver and the recipient. many things can make up a lei. One can string flowers, seeds, shells, or berries into a lei. One can weave vines and leaves into a lei. Once can weave words into a poem or song, which is then a lei. The ultimate expression of a lei is kamalei - the child which represents the intertwining of aloha between the parents.

         Today's program is our Lei Aloha to you for supporting Da Coconut Wireless and assisting us to Spread The Aloha around our World!  Hoihoi na Aloha Mele ... enjoy the great music!

  • 01:01

    The Balanced Approach - The war on America

    in Politics

    We will continue to fight for the voices of every Citizen of the United States and promote a free and fair election. The war on every citizen ends with every citizen dropping their party and re-registering as independents or non-partisans. It's time to vote outside the usual dictatorship of party politics and make a change for the greater good of this country by voting for a person rather than a party.

    Its time to rally for non-partisan and bipartisan politics. Our children are being handed down a legacy of failures.

  • 00:49

    AARP & Virginia General Assembly

    in Politics Progressive

    Ginger Thompson is the Communications Director for AARP Virginia. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. AARP advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. 

    A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces “AARP The Magazine”, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    For more on Ginger Thompson and AARP, please visit:




  • 02:58

    Declassifying the 9/11 Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities

    in Politics Conservative

    Join our Guest Director of 28pages.org Brian McGlinchey, host Robert Jetter, Jr., panelists Activist Cindy Todd, Constitutional scholar Kelly Mordecai, and Dan Gray former columnist of the Washington Times. Call in and you stay on the show. You too can Join our Round Table Discussion and do not forget to Share the Link to the Live Show and Podcast.

    Bards Logic welcomes Director of 28pages.org Brian McGlinchey.

    Brian McGlinchey is the founder and director of 28Pages.org. A native of Philadelphia who now lives in San Antonio, McGlinchey studied political science at Bucknell University and was an active duty U.S. Army officer before pursuing a career in financial services. He has been a freelance copywriter since 2006 and launched 28Pages.org in July 2014 after watching Congressman Thomas Massie describe the experience of reading 28 classified pages from a congressional inquiry into 9/11.

    28Pages.org is an information and activism hub for the growing, nonpartisan movement to declassify a 28-page finding on foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers. The site offers comprehensive background information, ongoing commentary and updates, and resources to help citizens influence elected officials. In addition to the website, 28Pages.org is on Twitter---@28Pages---and at facebook.com/28pages911.  

    Bards Logic is the Grassroots, We the People Show.


  • 01:01

    Meet the Women Organizing Marijuana Law Reform & Drug Law Reform Symposiums

    in News

    Marijuana legalization measures have been a mixed bag of good and bad for medical marijuana patients. With California most likely to have a legalization initiative on the ballot in 2016, legalization proponents want to work with medical marijuana patients to ensure that their rights are protected under any marijuana legalization initiatives that are on the ballot.


    Dale Sky Jones is Director of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, a California based nonpartisan organization dedicated to ending marijuana prohibition through ballot initiatives, legislative collaboration and public education campaigns. As the shows first guest, Ms. Jones will provide information on the series of roundtable discussions being held in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego and Santa Ana on Jan. 30 and 31. Information on prospects for the 2016 initiatives and how patients can work together to make sure they do not have a negative impact is at the center of these community forums.


    Students for Sensible Drug Policy at the University of California at Irvine are sponsoring a symposium on Saturday, Feb. 21 that will bring together experts from the legal, political, and judicial arenas, as well as civil rights activists, harm reduction workers, entrepreneurs, and full-time reform workers for an in-depth look at how U.S. drug policies have affected society, and what lies ahead on the horizon.


    The show’s second guest is Lauren Ayn Mendelsohn, coordinator for SSDP at UCI who is also a J.D. Candidate, 2016. She will explain the ins and outs of this important symposium and reveal the names of the invited speakers and participants. Marijuana law reform is a key component of the reform process and Ms. Mendelsohn will provide information on how this is incorporated into the symposium’s presentations.

  • 00:45

    Time to Speak out!

    in Politics

    The issues today will carry on in the next year.





    and this 2 Party System of Failures....

  • 00:15

    Immigration Reform?

    in Politics

    What is Immigration Reform in the eyes of the people who have come here legally and to the American People? Is it an act of the President of the United States? Or is it an act and will of the people? Really? Is this Right or Wrong? Who will benifit? Who gets left out? What of those going through the process to legally immigrate to the US? This and much more today at 12pm pst...

  • 01:17

    The Balanced Approach - Bringing in the politics

    in Politics

    Returning to the air is Dean Latham, The Politution, with a great show on the rebound.


    Author Michael Moffitt and his ltest book "Granddads Dictionary, Reflections on life in America"

    Moffitt breaks out specific terms in dictionary form that relate to the American experience today. Bases his reflections on practicle principles and alternative policies that could radically change the United States for the better.


    The Modern Whigs are on the rise and the base is building fast. Who would have thought the Whigs would come back to life as it has? Join me and Kevin Rogers of the Modern Whig Party for a touch of reality and what the future holds

  • 01:00

    Public Alerts ISIS Crisis and Economic Collapse With Charles Ortel

    in News

    Hosts of Voices of Global Freedom Yoda and Backpack are interviewing Charles Ortel on November 1, 2014 at 4pm PST.  Charles offers nonpartisan perspectives on factors contributing to the unresolved, burgeoning crisis and discusses potential solutions. Mr. Ortel graduated from Horace Mann School, Yale College and Harvard Business School. He is a Washington Times Columnist.  He is an investor and writer interested in economics, geo-politics, history, travel and just, lasting peace. Proud father of two fine young adults.  Learn more about Charles Ortel at:



    Feel free to call in our guest line to speak your mind or ask questions:  (646) 652-4667

    Learn more about the hosts of "Voices of Global Freedom" Yoda and Backpack at these websites:




  • 00:29

    Pump the Movie - Reaching for fuel freedom

    in Environment

    Upcoming Atlanta movie premiere of Pump. Guests are:

    Yossie Hollander

    Yossie is a successful software entrepreneur, philanthropist and co-founder in 2011 of the Fuel Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with his business partner Eyal Aronoff.

    Yossie has been involved in global energy and geopolitical issues for more than a decade, leading policy research into America’s oil addiction and supporting analysis of the economic forces driving global oil markets.

    Steve Oppenheimer

    Steve has been an activist in Atlanta for over 30 years where he practiced family dentistry.

    He is a Task Force Coordinator for Clean-Cities Georgia, a DOE Program that reduces and replaces petroleum in municipal and corporate fleets by the use of alternative fuels. 

    He works with Energy +Environment, an Atlanta based energy efficient lighting solutions company.