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The Inspirational Speech Awards headed by PUSH Excel, the educational arm of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition founded by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, had a surprise twist this year. Winners received bicycles refurbished by the organization Leave No Veteran Behind. Today's guests include Roy Sorten, Founder of Leave No Veteran Behind, Judge Nailah Muttalib, and speech contest winners Rian Baker and Rebecca Reid. the program, organized by Judge Stanley Hill, requires students from grades 1 through 12 to memorize renowned speeches that remind us all that the human family is here on earth to establish and maintain peace with each other. In the process of delivering these speeches, the participants, the judges, and the audience members are truly inspired.
Customer service, leadership and manufacturing strategies that built a bicycle company from 6 million to over 200 million in sales. Join Barry as he welcomes Arnold Kamler as they discuss "breakthrough's in life and business" and what it takes to be a good CEO.
Jeff Hawkins I am traveling to Zambia to help start 5 more Hubs to training pastors. We need Bibles and other tools like bicycles and motorcycles. Pray and help.
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Hope Builders Ministries
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Hope Builders Ministries partners with INDIGENOUS Ministries training pastors in the Word of God, helping them to "Make Disciples" in their Jerusalem. And we have a plan to see this Disciple Making Movement multiplied and spread across Africa. Here is how we do it... GO HERE
Jeff Cleary - creator of Cleary Bikes - joins us this afternoon to discuss the company's wonderful kids bikes. Far and away one of our favorite products at Interbike this year. A description of what Cleary Bikes is all about:
Cleary Bikes empower kids. A bike launches a little boy or girl into the world. He does not have to be a daredevil. When a kid pushes off on his or her bike, rides to the mailbox, the store, the park or to school, he becomes actively engaged. Not being led by the hand and blazing his own path, is independence!
Riding a bike should be fun. It certainly shouldn’t be stressful or scary. When we created Cleary Bikes we wanted to thrill kids. Riding a Cleary Bike is truly a joyful experience. They roll smoothly, they’re quiet, and they look sleek. We see our bikes as fun tools, not toys. Kids know the difference because the quality that distinguishes our bikes is evident in every facet of their construction. It can be felt in every pedal stroke.
We know these things because we have been riding bikes since we first threw a leg over the banana seat on a second-hand Huffy Dragster. We pedaled on through mountain bikes, road bikes, cross bikes, time trial bikes - and then bikes for our kids. And that's when it became clear the kids needed something better.
Matt (President and Partner) and Johs (new National Sales Manager) join us to discuss Alchemy Bicycles, introduce Johs, discuss what it takes to defend Alchemy's Handmade Bicycle award of "Best Carbon Bicycle" as well as other topics. Alchemy recently moved from Austin, TX to Denver, CO and we are happy to have the opportunity for a face to face interview.
The Duke, a.k.a. Michael Dukakis, and I have kicked around transit fares at public hearings, the Rail-volution conference and here on Left Ahead. I say subways, trolleys, buses and commuter rail should be free. The employees should attend to safety and cleanliness, not toll collection.
The backstory is that charging high fees for fares, while spending hundreds of billions on yet more roads for polluting, cangerous, congesting, din-producing motor vehicles is asinine. Dukakis agrees in principle but thinks passengers ought to pay a nominal fee, like $1 per trip.
I contend the concept is that mass transit should be so cheap and clean and safe and efficient and reliable that only the most egocentric will drive and inconvenience the rest of us. That would leave the streets and roads to delivery trucks, buses, and bicycles. (cheer here)
This came to mind once again after this cursed winter. The Boston-area transit failed in every conceivable way. The new Gov. Charles D. Baker produced a puppet task force that started with a major fail. It never asked or responded what we expected from mass transit. Instead, Baker fell back into the same manure pile of doing the same old things, just cheaper.
No. No. No.
Let's ask the question of what we do and what we should and what we must expect from our mass transit. Have not fear or doubt. I have answers.
Nick Frey of Boo Bicycles - yes "Boo" - as in bamboo. Nick is the builder of some of the most beautiful, functional and comfortable custom bicycles on the market. Long time racer and Boo rider Shawn Heidgen of Training Peaks joins us as well. Live From Retul.
Let’s Coach with Mark and Carolyn, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Noon EST
Paying It Forward
It’s better to give than to receive. That’s how Rachel Madison Harris lives. She founded Let’s Help Kids in 2010 as a way to help kids whose families are having money problems. LHK helps kids from kindergarten to sixth grade in Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC by meeting non-basic needs for children - providing them with special items or experiences that they may not otherwise receive. While many worthwhile organizations exist to provide food, shelter and financial assistance to families who are struggling to make ends meet, LHK provides “the extras.” In Rachel’s own words:
I started Let's Help Kids so that I could help other kids to be happy. If I "fill their buckets" then they will, in turn, fill other people's buckets. Pay it forward!
Rachel is 11 years old. Assisted by her board, including Mom and Executive Director Jen Sterling, LHK has provided hundreds of area kids with happiness by granting wishes from birthday presents, bicycles, to Halloween costumes. To learn more about Let’s Help Kids and how you can help make the life of needy child a little bit happier visit them online at www.letshelpkids.org
Join Mark and Carolyn, Jen Sterling and LHK Founder and boss lady, Rachel Harris, as we talk about how to fill people’s buckets.
On this installment:
Governor Hogan announces a new policy that removes Maryland from being a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. We'll discuss.
A recent article stated that almost 30% of self-styled "conservatives" could not define what that term actually means. We'll convene class to discuss just what an American conservative really is.
The Anne Arundel County executive, "himself a recreational cyclist", has named a commission to discuss ways the county can expand both recreational and commuting cycling. Are bicycles a good answer to the county's transportation problems. I will have some views not likely to be heard on the executive's new commission.
We open the "Fat Files" to discuss a recent Reason article chronicling how the Federal Government's dietary advice has often been wrong and yet these same bureaucrats want more and more control over what you eat.
POLITICAL ANIMALS Otto Von Bismark--The Iron Chancellor of Germany(
"If people knew how political decisions or sausages were made, they wouldn't sleep at night"
1912 Former President Teddy Roosevelt is the candidate of the Bull Moose Party---an origion of Progressivism in American Politics
FOX BROADCASTING--Republican Presidential Debates--"Does it matter who the pundits decided "who won?" What's really important--What these candidates said about public policy issues~!
PUBLIC CORRUPTION--Edwin edwards Louisana Governor convicted by the feds for public corruption
Purple Heart created by George Washington
PUBLIC POLICY QUESTIONS: Do the American people need a National Public Advocate in Washington/Ombundsmen? Why!
The Bicycle Coalitions connection to growing auto burglaries
Why bicycles were used by european fighting the nazi occupation of their countries during ww2--The erickson spy case in ww2
AUGUST 7TH Births-Deaths & events relevant to US(a) Mata Hari exotic spy for the Germans in ww1--She was executed by the French
Broadcasting--Garrison Keiller--Public Radio
Hatfields & the McCoys deadly fued 100 killed
1970 Black Panther murder of California Judge in San Rafael California Courthouse----Origion of security devices in public buildings
1942 Marines attack Guadacanal in the Pacific
Tonight's subjects are Cyclocross and getting started with fitness!!
John Garder (pictured on far right) and Natalie Levine (center picture) from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), call in to chat with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, during the 2015 Climate Ride California North Coast. On the NPCA team, John and Natalie talk about the ride, and the climate change issues facing our National Park system.
Climate Ride California is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System’s most significant lands and landmarks.
This interview originally aired on May 18, 2015 as part of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Radio Expo, that broadcasted live from Yerington Inn, in western Nevada.