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  • 00:42

    Family Travel to Chicago - Part 1

    in Travel

    The Travel Brigade Radio Show takes you to Chicago, a metropolis with so many different things to do you’ll always find something everyone in your family will enjoy. Whether it’s parents, kids or that most difficult of travel groups to please - teens - the entire group will love the Windy City. In this first part of a two part episode, will have interviews focusing on Sky Deck at Willis Tower and the Chicago Architecture River Cruise. We’ll also have an interview with one of the waitress/performers at the famous Ed Debevic’s restaurant. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode. Part 2 will feature interviews with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Shedd Aquarium. Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade. Enjoy the trip! Listen to Part 2 here.

  • 00:01

    women

    in Women

    Iris and Priya return for another candid conversation about women entering the wisdom years of 60! Join us for another engaging conversation about things we often do not really talk about in public, at least honestly and openly. Todays episode is about "happy to be single". So many of us women are single in our midlife. In a culture that is fixated on being in relationship as the only path to fulfillment for a woman, being single can be a real challenge. The big one is being alright with being single in the face of all of the negative conditioning that we have grown up with that tells us that we are not ok if we are not together with someone aka "Married". Once we get over that big hurdle and settle into ourselves then there are the questions of how to get our social, sexual and intimacy needs met. It takes a village of the sisterhood to break through the viels that keep us isolated, alone and in despair about our being single. Let's move through it together so that we can celebrate our lives as sovereign women loving oursleves and eachother!

  • 00:41

    Indie Books #83 (Robert Lovelle Rooks)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Robert Lovelle Rooks joins me this week to talk about his book:: The Guidon Bearer: A Basic Training Story


    Boot Camp. Otherwise known as Basic Military Training. The rigorous and memorable Rite of Passage every person who ever served in the United States Armed Forces, whether Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Army or Air Force has been through. If you have ever served or know anyone who has served ask them about Basic Training. They will remember. "The Guidon Bearer" is a semi-fictitious account of one man's journey through Air Force Basic Military Training [Around the year 2000]. Unlike the other four services, anyone who served in the U.S. Air Force has gone through the exact same place: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Here's a story all veterans will relate to, non-service-members will find entertaining and all Air Force veterans past, present and future will give a big thumbs up! Maybe even wonder if they were there when it happened.


    For more about Robert Lovelle Rooks and his books:


    http://www.writerrlr.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lovelle-Rooks/e/B008ZRHKHG

  • 00:36

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Jean Joachim

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    http://jeanjoachimbooks.com


    Griff Montgomery, Quarterback :First and Ten Series Book 1~


      Ten years ago, Griff Montgomery, star quarterback of the Kings and womanizer, became a stand-in father for his widowed sister’s kids. His happy family life collapsed when she and her new husband moved to California. Griff wanted his own family. But where does a “player” go to find his ideal mate? Surely not the courthouse!

      Having sworn off marriage forever, Lauren Farraday barely kept her life together after her divorce. With her career shaky and depression closing in, the last thing she needed was a courtroom battle with a sexy athlete.

      Forced, by a judge, to communicate, the pair came to an uneasy truce. Wary of Griff’s reputation with women, and hiding a secret, Lauren holds on to her heart. Unwilling to risk another tragedy in her life, she keeps him at arm’s length. Can the quarterback handle the truth or will he walk away, like he has in the past?

  • 00:45

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Authors Heather Ashby & Christopher Bergeron

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    UNFORGETTABLE: LOVE IN THE FEET BOOK 4~


      Meet the UNFORGETTABLE heroes aboard the USS New York…
    The 9/11 spirits aboard USS New York are back! Their mission: help Adam, Gwyn, Mike, and Cate find their happily ever afters—and stay alive. As the only person who can see them, Lieutenant Gwyn Pritchard tries to help the spirits move on to the light. That is, when she’s not helping Gunnery Sergeant Adam Connor heal from his PTSD—or falling madly in love with him.

      Captain Cate Hawkins, has run from her unconventional childhood by becoming a Marine Corps pilot. But when a mission in East Africa goes awry, she finds herself in a race for her life. After burying the hatchet with Cate, Navy pilot Mike Nikolopoulos wants nothing more than to rescue his new love. If the spirits help him save her, they will be free to move on. But can Mike overcome a sudden fear of flying to find his way to Cate before terrorists repeat “Black Hawk Down”—with a female American pilot this time?

      Book 4 of the “Love in the Fleet” Series, which includes: FORGET ME NOT, FORGIVE AND FORGET, NEVER FORGET and UNFORGETTABLE

      “Heather Ashby has a gift for combining duty, honor and happily-ever-afters!” Terri Osburn, Bestselling Author of the Anchor Island Series

      “These are the books we believe should be on everyone’s shelves.”—Suspense Magazine

      “Heather Ashby writes authentic Navy stories with heart and a good dose of humor.”—Geri Krotow, Author of Navy Orders and U.S. Naval Academy Graduate

  • 01:07

    Indie Books #79 (Charles Salzberg)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author, journalist and acclaimed writing instructor Charles Salzberg joins me this week to talk about his books, including: Swann's Lake of Despair, Swann Dives In, Swann's Last Song & Devil in the Hole. 


    From Swann's Lake of Despair:


    When rare photos‚ a scandalous diary‚ and a beautiful woman all go missing at once‚ the stage is set for three challenging cases for Henry Swann. It begins with an offer to partner up with his slovenly‚ unreliable frenemy‚ Goldblatt. The disbarred lawyer-turned-"facilitator" would provide the leads and muscle‚ while Swann would do all the fancy footwork. A lost diary by a free-loving Jazz Age flapper is worth enough to someone that Swann takes a beat down on an abandoned boardwalk. Pilfered photos of Marilyn Monroe propel him deep into the past of an alcoholic shutterbug‚ his wife; and he's hired to search for a lonely writer's runaway girlfriend. The cases converge and collide in a finale that lifts the curtain on crucial‚ deadly facts of life for everyone -- including Swann himself. 


    For more info on Charles Salzberg and his books:


    http://www.charlessalzberg.com/


    http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Salzberg/e/B001IXO1TE


     

  • 03:01

    Picnics & Recipes, Travel, Books, Health & Organizing

    in Lifestyle

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sunday’s variety show. This show airs live from Joshua Inn in Hollister, California, a stop along the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 407+ National Park units.
    On this Episode:
    - NY Times bestselling author Regina Leeds ‘The Zen Organizer’ discusses her new book ‘Rightsize . . . Right Now!: The 8-Week Plan to Organize, Declutter, and Make Any Move Stress-Free.’
    - Five-star Chef Ivan Flowers of Top of the Market in San Diego shares a grilling recipe.
    - Howard & Ruth Milstein, author of ‘Cooking with Love: Ventures Into the New Israeli Cuisine,’ talk Picnics & Outdoor Gatherings
    - Esther Markle, General Manager of Yerington Inn, tells us about Yerington, Nevada.
    - Herbalist Cynthia Johnston of MoonMaid Botanicals discusses Herbs for Healthy Hormones.
    - Lynn Wiese Sneyd ‘The Book Biz Whiz’ shares tips on Self-Publishing.

  • 00:41

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Tom Starita

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    http://goppygots.com/


    TWO WAYS TO SUNDAY~


      Chris Marcum was a man who had everything. The perfect wife, the perfect job, and the perfect life. He was also sure his belief in God did not depend on those successes. So when an angel appeared to him on his deathbed with a challenge to prove the depths of his faith, Chris immediately accepted. Relive your life, with no recollection. This time however, without the breaks. What happens when instead of going right, you go left? What if there are no happy endings? How much can a man endure before he hits his breaking point? And what happens then?

  • 00:30

    women

    in Women

     


    We women are the weavers of the social fabric of life. Love is the bottom line of our lives. Relationship is of prime importance to us. Yet, in our tormented world we are cut off from this core value and suffer in our relationships with our mates, children, friends, and work colleagues.  It is time to come together, drop our guard, reconnect in sacred sisterhood, acknowledge what we all share as common heritage as women and learn how to truly support ourselves and one another for our personal and planetary healing and transformation. By sharing our vulnerable truth and being witnessed by one another with compassion, empathy and care we can create the culture of love that is our birthright as women. Join Iris and Priya in intimate and open conversations about what we women face as we go through the unique portal after menopause into our sixties - the entrance into our wisdom years. 

  • 00:59

    Indie Books #82 (L.J. Taylor)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author L.J. Taylor joins me this week to talk about her book: Just Dreams


    Sparks fly when attorney Kathy Brooks agrees to represent novelist Charles Morgan, Jr. in a high-profile suit against a powerful government defense contractor. But when Charles’ hidden agenda threatens to expose the government’s dirty little secrets, what started out as the case of a lifetime could cost Kathy her heart, her career, and even her life.


    Charles doesn’t just want to win the lawsuit. He wants to destroy the company responsible for his wife’s death. His enemies, however, will stop at nothing to make the case go away – and that includes blackmail, kidnapping, and murder.
    As the body count rises and the stakes get higher, Charles and Kathy will have to decide just how much they’re willing to sacrifice for the win. To get justice, they’ll have to put it all out on the line - including each other - and it still might not be enough.  


    To learn more about L.J. Taylor and her books:


    http://www.amazon.com/L.J.-Taylor/e/B00N70KMAS


    http://ljtaylorbooks.com/

  • 01:18

    Indie Books #81 (James Vescovi)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author James Vescovi joins me this week to talk about his book:: Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 True Tales of Family, Feasting and the American Experience


    Prepare yourself for a feast consumed in delicious bites. This collection of stories can be read before bed, on a lunch hour, or waiting in line. They can even be shared with friends who complain they have enough to read. Together they ask the question, "How do you make modern life run smoothly for parents or grandparents who grew up in an era when oxen were used for plowing, children left school after third grade to tend chickens, and meat was eaten only twice a year? When Tony and Desolina Vescovi arrived in America, they collided with the 20th century. Born around 1900, they were stumped by telephones, banks, fast food, TV wrestling, and supermarkets. It was up to their only child, a son, to serve as their shepherd, and it wasn't easy For example, how to explain that his job was taking him and his family 700 miles away when, in their day, sons stayed put to work the family farm? Or that it wasn't wise to hide $10,000 in the bedroom? Or that the ice cream they just tried and enjoyed is called 'Chubby Hubby'? This collection of 52 bite-size stories offers a twist on the American immigrant tale and is a testament to love, loyalty, and frequent half-truths.


    http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Now-Talk-Later-Experience/dp/1491831480


    http://www.eatnowtalklater.com/