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  • 01:00

    Exploring Norfolk, Virginia

    in Travel

    World Footprints will take you on an exploration of the wonderful city of Norfolk, VA. On today's show we will travel through rich historical neighborhoods like Ghent, meet fascinating residents like the Doumars Family—creators of the ice cream cone, and visit cultural attractions like the Chrysler Museum and Attucks Theatre.

    From the Waterfront to the Freemason District, the Botanical Gardens, Nauticus and beyond, Norfolk offers a treasure trove of art, culture, history and culinary delights.

  • Open Talk: A Conversaton with Norfolk Virginia Leadership

    in Lifestyle

    Michael Goldsmith is a 26 year veteran of law enforcement.  He joined the Norfolk Police Department in 1989 and ascended to his current position of Chief of Police in Norfolk Virginia in 2012.    His appointment represented the first time in 20 years that a local officer was promoted to the top spot in Norfolk law enforcement. Chief Goldsmith has extensive leadership and command experience. He supervised investigative, patrol and tactical units throughout his career.  He also managed patrol responses and critical incidents involving the special operations team.   Chief Goldsmith also served as the commanding officer of the office of professional standards where he supervised all aspects of administrative investigations concerning police misconduct and citizen complaints.

    Mr. Joe Dillard was appointed chairman of housing and community planning for Norfolk State University NAACP chapter.  In April of 2013, Mr. Dillard was appointed chairman of the economic development commitee of the Norfolk branch NAACP.  Then, in September of the same year…. he was appointed 2nd Vice President of the branch; and, in October he assumed the role of interim President and served the remaining term of the outgoing president.  One year later… December 2014 he was elected into the office of President.

  • 01:59

    Liberty In Virginia With Mark Anderson

    in Politics

    Join Joe Enroughty, Jeff Kleb, Jeffry Sanford, and Andy Craig on Monday, October 5th, at 7 PM Eastern, as they welcome Virginia Libertarian Mark Anderson, who is running for the House Of Delegates in the 33rd District.  We'll be discussing Mark's campaign, Jeffry Sanford's recent jail visit, and the latest news about the 2016 Presidential elections.  Be there or be square!  Call in with comments or questions by dialing: (347)-994-2949.  This is a show you won't want to miss!

  • Week One Review Plus Interview With Norfolk State's Latrell Scott

    in Sports

    We've got one week of HBCU football in the books, so we plan to make the most of it. We start our football season broadcast with an exclusive, one-on-one interview with Norfolk State's Latrell Scott. 

  • 00:38

    Spartan Life Radio: Norfolk State University's Day of Giving

    in Education

    Norfolk State University will host its first Day of Giving beginning Thursday, September 17, at noon and ending Friday, September 18, at 11:59 p.m. The Day of Giving is a 36-hour fundraiser to honor NSU’s 80th Anniversary. The goal is to raise $80,000 in support of our students. Our guest will be Dr. Deborah Fontaine, Interim Vice President for University Advancement at Norfolk State. It's going to be an exciting 36-hour campaign. We need you to help promote this special event to your family, friends, fans and fellow colleagues. Check out this special episode of Spartan Life Radio and use the following hashtags when promoting: #NSUGivingDay and #IAMNSU.

    Join us for this edition of Spartan Life Radio. If you have questions or want to talk to our guest, call 347-850-8515. If you'd like to reach out to our annual giving officer, contact Noelle Cook, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at nncook@nsu.edu or 757-823-2306. Want to join the cause? Visit www.nsu.edu/givingday.


  • 01:15

    Dr. Vivian Anderson re "The Trouble in Virginia"

    in Politics Progressive

    Dr. Virginia Anderson presents  in Virginia. Call-in number 347.857.3293. Anderson has written and spoken about racketeering and racism in Virginia for numerous years. She is a contributing writer for various newspapers, including "The New Journal and Guide." Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D, DHCP, is a civil rights activist and published author as well as a mentor and advocate for DAV and the homeless.

  • 00:33

    Exploring Norfolk England

    in Travel

    From the Queen’s private home at Sandringham to the cool waters of the Norfolk Broads, Norfolk in East Anglia, England makes for an ideal destination that includes historic churches, cathedrals and castles, farms and village markets, fun pubs and seaside strolls. Not to mention, the taste of a hearty English breakfast or an order of the traditional fish and chips!

    Glynn Burrows, tour operator and owner of Norfolk Tours in England, chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa Smith about leading custom tours of authentic Norfolk. Watch for his article on 10 Days in Norfolk in the upcoming June issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.

    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, in western Nevada.

  • Sept. 18: Pregame for Virginia Tech

    in Sports

    On Gold and Black Radio, we preview the Boilermakers' game against Virginia Tech, looking at the matchups and looking at where Purdue might have an advantage. We talk to athletic director Morgan Burke about the start of the season, his expectations, concessions, facilities and much more. We feature Purdue's defense and rush ends, who have produced in the first two games of the season but want more. Also a conversation with Roanoke Times Hokie beat writer Andy Bitter and our predictions. 

  • 00:14

    Great Loop Information--Visiting Norfolk, Virginia

    in Travel

     John Desocio, Dockmaster of Waterside Marina will be our guest host.He will be sharing information on all of the best places to visit, eat, shop and relax, in Norfolk, Va. Norfolk is the site of the 2014 AGLCA Spring Rendezvous & Reunion.

  • 01:40

    India Kager, Murdered by Virginia Beach Police?‏

    in Culture

    Listener Call in # (347) 857-4514

    #JusticeOrElse --- All Roads Leads to Washington DC

    India Kager, a Victim killed by Virginia Beach Police‏

    This episode we talk to Gina Best, the mother of Virginia Beach, VA Police Murder Victim-India Kager and Black Lawyers for Justice Hassane Muhammad JD along with Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz who are working in the case for Justice.

    India Kager, was a 28 year old mother of two children with no criminal history. Her youngest child was in a car seat inside the vehicle, but unharmed, when the police shot 30 rounds into the vehicle killing Ms. Kager and Angelo Perry, 35 yrs old. The police claimed Mr. Perry fired at them, and cite as evidence a police uniform with a hole in it, yet there was no flesh wound on the officer. Family is saying it doesn't add up & want answers & Justice.


  • Live Chat: Instrumentalist,singer,songwriter Virginia" Lyric’Lee" Caldwell

    in Music

    Lyric'lee's music delivers a wonderful mix of Jazz, Hip Hop, and R&B. Through her music, Lyric'lee allows you to see into her deepest thoughts, feelings, and convictions. She is a unique & gifted artist. You will love her voice, and she plays most of her own instrumentals.

    Virginia Caldwell (Stage Name Lyric’Lee), a Board Certified Music Therapist, is an instrumentalist as well as a singer and a songwriter. She has studied flute and other woodwinds for over 20 years. Virginia attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelor's and a Master's in Music Therapy. While at MSU, she studied with Richard Sherman (Principal of the Lansing Symphony and Chautauqua Symphony) Rodney Whitiker (Formerly of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra), Ron Blake, Diego Rivera, and Sunny Wilkinson.

    As an artist, Virginia's stage name is Lyric'lee. A highlight of her past performance opportunities include; opening for names such as Morris Day and the Time, Dwele, and Ludacris.  When located in Lansing Michigan Virginia (Lyric'lee) and her band regularly performed around town and had a standing gig at 621. She currently performs around Chicago and the mid-Michigan area, and Detroit. Lyric'lee has an album available for purchase on iTunes entitled Journal Entries. She is currently working on her second album as well as writing, arranging, and singing on other artist projects.

    Virginia has played flute with the Jackson Symphony and the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony. She has taught flute and sax lessons and clinics around Chicago's Hyde Park area and the South Suburbs since she was 18. For more information about music therapy as a profession click here. For more information on music therapy click here.