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  • 00:31

    Feng Shui & Wineries: A Great Pairing

    in Self Help

    Pour yourself a glass of wine and relax as we share why wineries and feng shui complement each other so well. This Sunday, Master Educator of Interior Alignment Cindy Garreton will share her passion for feng shui and how it can be applied to wineries with host Bill Schwingel, MTIA. 
    You'll be able to call in and ask questions of Cindy, who lives in the Portland, Ore., wine country, about how she sees feng shui as a perfect match for these beautiful sites. The show starts at 6 p.m. EST -- you won't want to miss it!
    Cindy Garreton is a Master Educator for Interior Alignment School of Feng Shui. She is also certified in Black Hat Feng Shui.
    Her studies include a BA at Iowa State College of Design and she has worked in Interior Design for over 25 years, integrating feng shui principles into her design work 15 years ago.
    She is CEO of Pacific Northwest Design Group in Portland, Oregon and is serving as Director of the Oregon Chapter of International Feng Shui Guild. She is passionate about her work and teaching people to empower themselves through their environmnents! 

  • On the Road Again with Door County Trolley

    in Lifestyle

    On Thursday September 3rd at 5:00 PM CDT, Going Home with Tony host Tony Scimeca and cohost Claudia Scimeca will take the Hot Water 911 Boiler Room Studio back on the road again.  This time they will be visiting the very popular Door County Trolley where thousands of tourists go to enjoy scenic tours of the Door County Peninsula.  Whether you want to visit  the local wineries or all of the famous lighthouses, Door County Trolley has a tour for you.  They even have a Ghost Tour!  AJ Frank will give US a tour of the new Door County Trolley facility!  If you are in the Door County area on September 3rd, come join us at 5:00 PM CDT for a fun live broadcast at the Door County Trolley terminal in Egg Harbor!  And don't forget that the first Thursday of every month we have our #TechTalk feature with Carolyn Nicander Mohr of The Wonder of Tech sharing her latest and greatest tech innovation with all of us!  


    You can find out more about Door County Trolley on their website as well as Facebook and Twitter!

  • Wine Talk with Marcia

    in Self Help

    Taste of South Africa! Who are the trailblazers of Black Owned Wineries in South Africa?


    Why are they different than African American owned wineries? We’re discussing the history of wine in South Africa, and why it is just as important to support these wineries as local wineries.

  • Wine Talk with Marcia

    in Self Help

    Let’s talk careers.  We’re going to take you through a comprehensive guide to a career in the wine industry.  Through extensive and continued research, Urban Connoisseurs has found over 40 Black owned wineries and/or winemakers. In this research, we’ve also happened upon many African Americans who have wonderful careers within the wine industry. These include Sommeliers, critics, technicians, etc. We’ve also discovered some have ventured into partnership or ownership business. They may not ever touch a grape, but have discovered the value of ownership in the ever growing industry.  Ready to do what you want the way you want? Start living your passion today!

  • 00:59

    Wine Talk w. Marcia Jones

    in Self Help

    Shae Frichette is co-owner of Frichette Winery, located in Benton City, Washington. While the majority of black owned wineries are located in California, it is refreshing to see that amongst the growing number of wineries in Washington (2nd to California), we have this beautiful sister making amazing wines. Listen to her story of how she and her husband left corporate America in Southern California and moved to the Pacific Northwest to be closer to, and raise a family.

  • 02:17

    Willcox - Olde West, Wineries & Farms!

    in Travel

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – mother-daughter travel team and publishers of BigBlendMagazines.com, for Big Blend Radio’s VACATION STATION travel show airing live from Coronado Vineyards, in historic Willcox, Arizona, as part of Big Blend’s SPIRIT OF AMERICA TOUR of all 401 National Park Units!This episode we feature a panel of guests discussing the history of Willcox including Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Chiricahua National Monument, the historic downtown district that’s on the National Register of Historic Landmarks and is known for wild west shoot-outs including the shooting and death of Warren Earp (Wyatt Earp’s brother), cattle rustling, train robberies, and ranching and mining in the surrounding areas. We’ll also discuss Willcox today, a town that still holds its historic charm but is now known for its wineries and wine tasting, farms and orchards, the Rex Allen Museum and Rex Allen Theater, art and entertainment, events, birding and nature activities, and more.Featured guests include historians, authors, community and business leaders, local media, winemakers, farmers, area travel experts, and national park rangers!

  • 00:25

    Tin City in California's Paso Robles Wine Country

    in Wine

    Travel writer Linda Kissam 'Food, Wine & Shopping Diva', chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about her recent visit to 'Tin City' in Paso Robles, California. 'Tin City' is a grouping of small wineries, some tasting rooms, and artisan businesses houses in tin buildings, within an industrial complex that is officially called Marquita Crossing. Linda discusses three wineries: Giornata, Field Recordings, and Clos Solene. Watch for Linda's upcoming article on 'Tin City', in the July issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.

    This interview originally aired on June 7, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays show that broadcasted live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

  • 01:00

    Exploring America by Harley, Roller Coaster and California wine

    in Travel

    Today World Footprints will go on an American Ride, experience exhilarating thrills and preview a month-long California Wine Festival. Television show host, historian and motorcycle buff Stan Ellsworth breaks the mold of the stereotypical high school history teacher.  A former NFL player, Stan is the Harley Davidson-riding host and creator of BYU-TV’s American Ride.  Join us as we hop on the “iron horse” with Stan as he takes us through American history.


    As the author of “America’s Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks” Pete Trabucco knows a thing or two about high-speed thrills.  Pete is taking his need for speed and death-defying adventures to the airwaves in a new show, Thrill Ride Maniacs, and he’ll share the best places to enjoy a thrill in America.


    California wineries celebrate Earth Day ann year long but during the annual event vineyards showcase their commitment to our planet with a month-long celebration called “Down to Earth Month.”  Gladys Horiuchi of The Wine Institute shares the festivities and some up and coming wine regions in California.

  • 00:38

    Successful Techies to Lake Chelan Wine Makers: Kevin & Holly Brown, Siren Song

    in Entertainment

    Husband and wife team, Holly and Kevin Brown, legends in High Tech circles for their founding of Visio, Symform, & Tableau Software, changed gears to pursue a creative, shared passion of food and wine.  They started Siren Song Wines and the Foodie website, The Brown Lounge.  They're dedicated to making Lake Chelan, WA a wine destination.  One of the most scenic areas in the world, their new Mediterranean-like wine tasting room and event center is set to open July 1, 2015. 


    Hosts Linda Rez and William Pollard talk to them about their life journeys, with all the twists, turns, and inspirations, and their plans for the future.

  • 00:33

    Oregon's Other Wine Regions & Their Wineries

    in Wine

    Mark Norman will interview guest host Marc Hinton, Editor at Large at Enobytes in the Portland Oregon area, about Oregon, it's wineries and the wines. 
    Many people know of the wonderful Pinot Noir wines coming from the Willamette Valley but there are many other wine regions (14) and many other grape varieties that are produced.
    The questions will focus on the growth of the wine industry in Oregon and how the different areas are doing!

  • 00:27

    Sam Pillsbury talking about growing wine grapes in southeastern Arizona

    in Lifestyle

    On this espisode I'll be talking to Sam Pillsbury of Pillsbury Vineyard & Winery in Willcox, Arizona.  Please visit their website at http://www.pillsburywine.com/ and make it a priority to stop by and visit their tasting room at 6450 S Bennett Pl, in Willcox.


    You can find out more about this beautiful area of Arizona as well as search out that perfect property to plant your own vineyard by visiting http://www.chiricahuarealestate.com.