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  • 00:25

    Howard & Ruth Milstein Talk Salads and Wine

    in Food

    Howard and Ruth Milstein share tips and recipes on making colorful salads and homemade salad dressings, along with wine pairings. Howard is a wine expert and his wife Ruth is the author of the Gourmand award-winning recipe book 'Cooking with Love: Ventures Into the New Israeli Cuisine.' They are currenlty in the procees of publishing a second recipe book that will feature Ruth's recipes with Howard's wine pairings. Watch for Ruth's Salad Recipes in the June issue of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine.

    This interview originally aired on May 3, 2015 on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sunday's variety show, that streamed live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

  • 00:30

    New Album 'Err on the Side of Love' by The Madisons

    in Indie Music

    Lizzie Harrah, the vocalist, keyboardist and musical engineer for The Madisons chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, about their new single 'Da Da Da' and upcoming new album 'Err on the Side of Love.' Nestled in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, The Madisons left behind gritty Texas city life to find something greener. Today the band is made up of Lizzie Harrah – keys and vocal, Ruel Russell – bass and vocal, Lee Hamilton – drums and vocal, and Pete Gorisch – guitars. 'Err on the Side of Love' is the follow-up of the album 'Greener'.

    This interview originally aired on May 3, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show, that streamed live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.
     

  • 00:30

    Jennifer Bort Yacovissi Author of 'Up The Hill To Home'

    in History

    Jennifer Bort Yacovissi joins Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, to discuss her debut historical novel 'Up The Hill to Home,' that is based on her ancestors. 'Up the Hill to Home' sketches an enduring portrait of four generations of the Miller/Beck/Voith clan against the backdrop of Washington, D.C., as the city itself grows from a dusty pre-Civil War cowtown to a national capital in the throes of the Great Depression.

    Jenny Yacovissi grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, just a bit farther up the hill from Washington, D.C. In addition to writing historical and contemporary literary fiction, Jenny is a reviewer for Washington Independent Review of Books and Historical Novel Society.

    This interview originally aired on May 3, 2015 on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show, that streamed live online from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

  • 00:26

    New YA Books by Author C. Lee McKenzie

    in Books

    California based author C. Lee McKenzie chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about her new books. 'Sudden Secrets' is a contemporary young adult novel that explores grief and the power of the human spirit to heal from life-altering events. the sequel to 'Alligators Overhead,' 'The Great Time Lock Disaster' is a middle grade fantasy adventure novel is about two seventh graders who travel in time. McKenzie has published three other young adult books including: 'Sliding on the Edge' (WestSide Books, 2009), 'The Princess of Las Pulgas' (Westside Books, 2010), and 'Double Negative' (Evernight Teen, 2014).

    A former lecturer and administrator at California State University, San Jose, McKenzie also wrote, edited and published a newsletter for university professors, and wrote and published non-fiction articles in her field of Linguistics and Inter-cultural Communications and in general readership magazines.

    This interview originally aired on May 3, 2015 on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show, that streamed live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

  • 02:52

    Recovery Now with Kim Justus - The BIG Ten and Vital Superheroes

    in Health

    Gary and I are celebrating our 10th Anniversary for a few days off the grid! We were married 05-05-05 at 5:00pm, so I'd be able to remember our anniversary!  Miracles DO happen. :)


    Will be back live next week, but tonight we'll hear a spotlight on Mikal Vega. A hero in real life as a member of Team 6 Navy Seals while in the sandbox, and now on TV, Internet and the Big Screen! Check out Mikal Vega "Black" on YouTube, to see him in a little mini series.  Money from his media superheroes, goes to fund his non profit, Vital Warrier .. Which helps Veteran's treat their PTSD/TBI with more holistic, integrative alternatives. As the massive over medicating of active duty personnel, Veterans and others...Is Big Pharma madness, and in an effort to be rid of it .. His ideas apply to everyone, not just the military. You'll find his story fascinating. Listen in, and then  Visit wwwhttp://vitalwarrior.org/
     

  • 00:30

    Up All Night Unplugged: Boxing's Big Flop

    in Sports

    Did you pay 100 dollars for that flop on Saturday? While not a bad fight, it was ill advised as one of the fighters didn't come in 100 percent.


    If Pacquiao was hurt, he should have postponed the fight. For example, Canelo Alvarez got hurt in December and didn't fight. He didn't say let's keep training and do a fight. He waited. Pac lost the trust of fans when he chose to fight.


    Forget the Rematch.


    Boxing takes a huge hit because that was the last good fight. NBC is showing free fights. Canelo's fight is for free. What's next.


    The Rambling Finish.


    *Avengers


    *Ovie in the Playoffs


    *Brady and Deflate Gate


    John Wick 2


     

  • 00:57

    Small Changes Big Shifts: Reaching your Summit of Personal Fitness and Health

    in Health

    During the month of May, Small Changes Big Shifts will focus on Women’s Health. Joining host Dr. Michelle Robin on Wednesday is Pilar Gerasimo, Founding Editor Experience Life Magazine. The magazine focuses on helping smart, busy people pursue the health, fitness and personal-development goals that matter to them. and she'll discuss her book, "The Art off Being Healthy in an Unhealthy World" 


     Also joining Dr. Robin is Jenne Fromm, adventurer and powerful story-teller and she’ll share her stories from surviving a devastating cancer diagnosis to taking on her first triathlon at age 40 to completing Ironman races to climbing to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. 


    To learn more about the host, visit her website at: http://www.drmichellerobin.com/

  • 00:07

    Tyler Geving Basketball Show

    in Basketball

    This show features Tyler Geving, now into his 7th year as the head men's bb coach at Portland State.


    The show is hosted by Greg Crawford, editor of http://crawfordsgolfdaily.blogspot.com (golf and sports biz combo)

  • 03:00

    The big daddy of all follow-ups boys and girls. Kai will be in the mofo'n house!

    in Paranormal

    Yup boys and girls, we reconnect with Mr Rock and Roll tonight at 8pm est and finish what we started. After being so rudely interrupted in our last encounter, and I for one cannot wait to hear what he made of it all.


    And following on from Kai we have to explain the huge progress made by Mr Gold aka Tilllllay. It seems he has had some astonishing action, I will of course be gracious and acknowlegde this. And we can have a discussion on AIM, which seems to be elusive to poor Tilllay.


    And as always I am always looking at new and emerging talent so we will be chitty chatting with my homie Tiffany.


    So as always get your snacks and supplies and buckle up babies :)


     

  • 02:12

    Look Back at Sport's Biggest Weekend. Bud & Z, NBA Playoffs, Derby & More!

    in Sports

    Vinny and Terry look back at American Pharoah and all of the festivities of the Kentucky Derby as well as all the other hoopla that occurred over the weekend. They'll check in on the Kentucky Wildcats softball and baseball squads.


    Willie Cauley-Stein made news, we'll chat about his name change.


    Gotta talk about the NFL Draft as Bud Dupree and Za'Darius Smith both move to the AFC North as members of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens respectively.


    The NBA Playoffs are still rolling. Can the Houston Rockets redeem themselves? Will LeBron and the Cavs bounce back?


    Check us out and enjoy the show!

  • 02:23

    An American Idol - Joshua Ledet

    in Music

    An American Idol - Joshua Ledet (8pm – 9pm) - You may know this powerhouse singer as the third place contestant on the 11th season of American Idol.  He is known for his powerful voice and performance, and holds the record of the most standing ovations in American Idol history.  Well, Joshua is going to sit down with the Hot Topcis Talk Radio team to discuss music, life and his journey before and after American Idol.


    Roll Call with Rollin’ Dee – (9pm – 10pm) - The second hour is all about Rollin’ Dee, giving us some truth and lessons on “Roll Call”.  We’re going to discuss the latest “Dee-ism”, so this is a segment you don’t want to miss!!!


    Join us on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, starting at 8pm PST/ 10pm CST/ 11pm EST.  The live on-air call number to speak to Joshua Ledet and Rollin Dee, is (646)200-3148.  Or listen live and join the chatroom from your computer by going to:  www.hottopicstalkradio.com/hottopicstalkradio,  or here on Blog Talk Radio.


    *The Hot Topics Talk Radio Network is sponsored and brought to you by Shades of Afrika (Corona & Long Beach, CA), SPMG Media, and A&L Family Restaurant.  For information regarding our sponsors, go to:  www.hottopicstalkradio.com/sponsors.