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  • Appalachian Trail, Food & Wine, Writing, Labor Laws

    in Lifestyle

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio, airing live online from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 408 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - Hiking the Appalachian Trail - Jeff Alt, hiker and author of the award-winning Appalachian Trail memoir ‘A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160-mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail’ and the children’s book ‘The Adventures of Bubba Jones: Time Traveling Through the Great Smoky Mountains’.
    - Shepherd’s Pie & Wine with Howard & Ruth Milstein, author of the Gourmand award-winning recipe book ‘Cooking with Love: Ventures Into the New Israeli Cuisine.’
     - Writing Mistakes – Lynn Wiese Sneyd ‘The Book Biz Whiz’, owner of LWS Literary Services shares tips for writers and authors.
    - Labor Laws – Attorney S. Ward Heinrichs Esq., partner at Backstrom & Heinrichs in San Diego, discusses California Employment Laws in the Food/Drink industry.


  • 00:22

    Participating in the Hike on the Appalachian Trail

    in Health

    Join us as we catch up with Brian on his way to the Appalachian Trail. We'll be talking about how groups can get involved. Schools, Clubs and Organizations have the opportunity to both follow along with him via his "Where's Brian?" tracking and YouTube videos as well as those along the trail can have him come speak to your group.

    We'll even hear a little about his latest stop at Hover Dam :)

    Find out more when you listen in here!!

  • 00:33

    The Journey of A Thousand Miles on the Appalachian Trail

    in Business

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and Brian Caskey with Hiking4Wellness has been on the Appalacian Trail for almost a week now. You can find Brian by on his website at Where's Brian

    This is a bit more about his latest journey into the gap taken from his "Honest" post on the blog site he wrote...

    One of the most common reasons a person hikes the Appalachian Trail (AT) is to “Walk it Off”.

    In my case, one of the goals of the AT hike is to process and move froward from his colorful past after several years of intensive professional help. It is my hope that as I head north to Katahdin, ME, that I’ll drop of the old baggage that I carried and repeated throughout my life. I’m sharing my experiences, because I hope others can learn from my experiences.

    Many of the stories shared will be part of my personal experiences, others are the personal experiences of others I’ve meet along my journey. The intent of this blog by Brian “Pooh Bear” Caskey is meant to serve as a forum, we, my friends can come together a change our lives to healthier behaviors one step at a time.

    Listen in this week as we find out what the highlights have been, stories about the trail itself and where you can meet up with him this next week.

  • 00:17

    Counting Down to Hiking The Appalachian Trail

    in Business

    With just over a week to go we catch up with Brian Caskey in Tennessee as he prepares for his hike across the Appalachian Trail. 187 Miles to Springer Mountain he's hoping for warmer weather by the time he arrives for the March 2 departure date.

  • 00:28

    Preparing to Hike The Appalachian Trail with Hiking4Wellness

    in Business

    Join AV Business Radio as we talk with Brian Caskey, founder of Hiking4Wellness, about his preparations to hike the Appalachian Trail beginning next month. We will be interviewing him every week as he continues his trip across country and as he completes the Yoyo Hike on the trail.

    For the curious minded - a Yoyo Hike means to hike from one point to the end and back again. Brian will be one of less than a dozen people to ever accomplish this feat.

  • 00:31

    Hiking the Appalachian Trail for Alzheimer's

    in Health

    Your Host BadGirl PollyAnna welcomes Ethan Jenkins. He is about to start his journey hiking the Appalachian Trail to bring awareness to Alzheimer's.IN LOVING MEMORY OF HIS GRANDMOTHER DOTTIE. One man's journey fueled by love & awareness for Alzheimers.
     Tonight 8pm Pdt/10Cdt/11Est
             CALL IN: (646) 716-6137                  LET'S TALK!

  • 00:41

    After 2 Months on the Appalachian Trail Check in with Hiking for Wellness

    in Health

    After hitting the trail on Marh 1st, it's been just over 2 months since Brian has been on the Appalachian Trail. Between spotty cell connection and weather it looks like we'll finally be talking to Brian Caskey and seeing what his journey has been like after covering @700 miles.

    Now approaching the northernmost area of Virginia, the journey of self-discovery has led Brian to meet many wonderful individuals and learn more about himself. Join us as we check in and see what's been happening.

    While you're listening be sure to check out the pictures and see the evidence of spring arriving along the trail.

  • 00:30

    Adam Casseday: Running the Appalachian Trail

    in Sports

    Meet Adam Casseday, an ultra marathoner, who ran the Appalachian Trail this summer! After starting the trail on May 5, he finished on July 11th having run over 2,100 miles.
    Adam will recap his journey as he joins me on my radio show to talk about the physical and mental strength and endurance needed to be an ultra marathoner and to run the Appalachian Trail. He will also talk about his inspiration and motiviation. You won't want to miss this interview!

  • 01:01

    Final Preparations for Hiking The Appalachian Trail

    in Business

    Brian will be hiking the AT for about 9 months. He is planning on leaving TOMORROW! Join us for one last look at the preparations including, health, some of the kids would love to go 9 months without having to bath, will he??? Then there are safety issues like protection from the wildlife, lions and tigers and bears, oh my! 

    Asking questions about survival on a day-to-day basis and a last look at the journey pre-Appalacian Trail will set us up to stay with him throughout the hike. 

  • 04:13

    Appalachian Trail - D&D Radio

    in Hobbies

    We're refreshed from our Memorial Day weekend, and are back today with another great episode of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana!
    Up first is return guest Katherine Imp. She stopped by awhile back to talk about her Appalachian Trail hike, and told us about the movie she and her friends were making. Well, Beauty Beneath The Dirt is hitting the movie house circuit around the country, and she's back to tell us all about it.
    During our Craftsmanship segment, we'll be chatting with Zippo Manufacturing Company global marketing director David Warfel all about the iconic American brand... that's rolling out their 500 millionth lighter on June 5!
    We're also checking in with Peter Evans from the Up The Pucks hockey/punk rock podcast all about the Stanley Cup playoffs, and we'll hear a DIY Disaster story from It’s Our Pinteresting Life blogger Melody Logan.
    Now that's a show! Let's get Down and Dirty...

  • 00:06

    Hiking4Wellness Finishes Week 2 on the Appalachian Trail

    in Health

    Brian Caskey, Hiking4Wellness, has completed the first 100+ miles along the Appalachain Trail and we catch up with him as he winds up week two. With his last check-in on the SpotGen around Franklin, GA (after Benjamin Franklin) we'll see how he is doing and what his plans are for next week! 

    Join us as we hike the trail up and back with him over the next several months (he's expected back in GA for Thanksgiving Dinner :) You can follow his blog at http://hiking4wellness.com/blog/.