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  • 00:58

    Running for Your Life

    in Sports

    This episode was drawn from our archive of shows done 2 years ago.  It is an interview with Gilbert Tuhabonye a genocide survivor, world class runner and now an amazing running coach thriving in Austin Texas. This show is hands down one of them most powerful interviews we had ever done and if you had not hear this story, you really need to listen. It’s about faith, running, hope and achievement.

  • 00:58

    Power Running - “The Future is Now

    in Sports

    Jim Vance is an elite triathlon coach who has co-authored “Triathlon Science”. He is a two time Amateur World Champion in ITU and Xterra and holds an IronMan PR of 8:37:09.


    I brought Jim onto our podcast because he has been at the forefront in research of Power Running.  Many believe that when power can be effectively measured in running, as has been cone in cycling, it will be a major game changer.  In sports science thus far; heart rate is the most effective metric used to identify work relative to performance.  This is an interesting time in endurance sport technology and our goal is to share some insight as to the potential of power as it applies to running performance.


    “All records, from 100 meters to the Marathon will drop, when we are able to effectively measure power in training”.

  • 01:11

    The Natural Running Network Black Friday Episode

    in Sports

    Every year as a way of showing our appreciation to our listeners, we do a Black Friday giveaway show. The way it works is simple: Write or message me, Richard Diaz or The Natural Running Network Facebook page and provide a question related to Obstacle Racing, Running or associated training. We'll do our best to answer the question on our Friday show and award gifts to the providers of the best questions. We gave away ver $1,000 in gifts last year and plan to do it again! Don't be left out!  Be sure to visit www.naturalrunningnetwork.com 

  • 00:50

    Powerful Tips to Improve Grip Strength and Running Injury Free

    in Sports

    Learn simple exercises that will greatly reduce your incident of upper and lower body injuries that are common among runners and OCR athletes from the ground up offered by Dr. Emily Splichal, world renowned podiatrist and human movement specialist.  In the sport of Obstacle Racing there are a lot of demands placed on grip strength. Improper approach to training and racing can result in extensive injuries to both the upper and lower extremities. Dr. Emily shares a few exercise techniques that develop “stability from the ground up- foot to core” by adopting these simple exercises you will gain a significant improvements in running skill, upper body strength while greatly reducing the incident of injury.  


    The Host of “The Natural Running Network” Richard Diaz says: “This episode provides the most useful take away training advice we have offered all year. Dr. Emily is on the cutting edge of evidence based sports science and her research on the subject of developing functional stability is unparalleled. If you put your body to task, you should not only listen to this episode over and over until you completely understand these concepts, you should also share it with your friends”.


     

  • 00:22

    Self Help Tips to Improve Running Form

    in Sports

    Everyone knows that to be successful in the sport of Obstacle Racing you must develop your running skill. Never mind that of all recreational sports, running leads in the number of injuries that athletes endure. What’s interesting is that the leading cause of these injuries is improper running skill and could easily have been avoided with proper training.


    Our host Richard Diaz is a highly sought after running form specialist and performance diagnostician. In this episode of “Listen and Learn” He hopes to point out the principal flaws runners make and what they should do to correct these flaws and get back to running injury free and optimal performance. If you are setting out to run your first marathon or are an avid Spartan Race aficionado, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!


    ”Running more often or at greater intensity with bad form is a hell bound train!”

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW reports focusing on the current plot within the Michigan state legislature to draft yet another scheme to further destroy public education in the city of Detroit amid threats against teachers and parents related to exposure of deplorable conditions within system buildings; further tests in Flint reveal the extensive damage done to the majority African American population and others after the right-wing multi-millionaire Gov. Rick Snyder poisoned the water utilized by the city's 100,000 residents; the African Union is sending a panel to Burundi in an effort to resolve the internal political crisis while accusations of human rights violations by Bujumbura are leveled as the administration of President Pierre Nkurunziza says Rwanda is facilitating the training of rebels in refugee camps; Libya is awaiting yet another imperialist intervention while the so-called Islamic state spreads its influence within the embattled North African state. In the second and third hours we begin a monthlong focus on African American History Month for 2016. The first installment will examine the role of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois in the development of African and African American historical and social scientific studies. 

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the rapidly developing situation involving the water crisis in Flint; in Chicago a police officer who killed an African American is suing the family saying he suffered trauma as a result of opposition to his actions; the Sudan government is participating in miliary manuevers designed to advance Saudi-GCC objectives in Yemen; South Sudan is hiring 20,000 teachers from the Southern African state of Zimbabwe; and Somalian authorities say that a bomb ripped through a jet plane that killed one person. In the second and third hours we continue our monthlong tribute to African American History Month with an examination of the Dr. W.E.B. DuBois papers which were dedicated at the University of Massuchusetts at Amherst iin 1980. Finally, we look at the situation surrounding the International Criminal Court trial of ousted Ivory Coast President Dr. Laurent Gbagbo who was overthrown by French imperialism.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program brings you our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where a debate is underway over whether to deploy 5,000 peacekeepers to the troubled Central African state; the drought is continuing to cause economic problems in the Republic of South Africa where the warmest period on record raises serious concerns; the people of Flint have drawn national and international attention over the poisoning of the water supply by the right-wing millionaire governor acting on behalf of the banks and corporations. However, the situation involving lead contamination is not limited to this industrialized Michigan city. Also more revelations are surfacing over the horrendous conditions prevalent within the Detroit Public Schools where teachers have engaged in wildcat strikes for several months. The Detroit Federation of Teachers submitted 100 photographs as evidence in a lawsuit aimed at improving conditions and ridding the system of emergency management. In the second hour we conclude our monthlong tribute to the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) through an examination of the Chicago Freedom Movement of 1966. Finally we continue the recognition of the 40th anniversary of the passing of Paul L. Robeson, the legendary artist, author, actor and social scientist whose contributions to the world movement against colonialism and imperialism are now being hailed as pioneering and sustaining

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the burgeoning crisis surrounding the poisoning of the water supply in the city of Flint by the right-wing millionaire Gov. Rick Snyder working on behalf of the banks and corporations. Recent tests of water quality in Flint reveals that excessively dangerous levels of lead remain even with the utilization of filters; Detroit Federation of Teachers have filed a lawsuit demanding that the Snyder-controlled public schools immediately clean up the horrendous physical and environmental conditions prevailing in the system which have been subjected to wildcat strikes demanding immediate action and the firing of the emergency manager Darnell Earley who was the EM when the water was switch from the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department to the polluted Flint River; the current leadership of the North African state of Tunisia is being further exposed for its links to imperialism and their allies in NATO and Saudi Arabia; and the African Union is meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where a myriad of issues require attention including the crises in Burundi, the drought in Africa, the migrant problem in the Mediterranean among other issues. In the second hour we will continue our monthlong tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. examining the Memphis Sanitation workers strike of 1968, the final campaign of the Civil Rights and peace activist. Also just this last past week marked the 40th anniversary of the transition of Paul Leroy Robeson, the Pan-Africanist and Communist artist, social scientist and organizer. We look at the life and legacy of Paul Robeson in the final hour of the program.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this program we will feature our regular PANW report with dispatches on the role of the United States in supporting terrorist organizations in Syria; climate experts are reporting that 2015 was the warmest year recorded so far in human history; in the Republic of South Sudan discussions are underway surrounding the formation of a functioning national unity government and the restructuring of the political state in the world's newest country; and in the North African state of Libya there are reports of the intervention of foreign troops from the U.S., Britain and Russian who have deployed in support of the recently-announced unity regime. In the second hour we continue our monthlong tribute to the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through an examination of his ideological and political relationship with India. In the final hour we present an archived lecture on the role of the British Cape Colony in South Africa and the transatlantic slave trade.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. During this broadcast we will feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the looming boycott by African American actors over the blatant racism exercised by the Academy of Motion Pictures Awards in their nominations for recognition this year; teachers in Detroit have won another victory when a judge denied a temporary restraining order seeking to halt a series of wildcat strikes protesting the deplorable conditions in existence within the system which is under emergency management by the right-wing Gov. Rick Snyder; the people of Flint have highlighted the complete political bankruptcy of the emergency management program of governing so prevalent in regard to the majority African American populated cities in the state; the government of Tunisia has imposed a curfew after concerns have developed of possible unrest in the North African state; and the Pentagon is threatening a renewed military intervention into Libya under the guise of fighting the Islamic State. In the second our we present a program aired on Jan. 19 over PRN.fm featuring Abayomi Azikiwe discussing the social dynamics surrounding the conditions of African Americans and working people in both Detrot and Flint. In the final hour we continue our monthlong focus on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through his work in1967 on eliminating poverty in America as well as other issues.