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  • 00:31

    Summertime Activities with Debi and Elissa on Productive Play

    in Women

    This month Debi and Elissa are sharing some ideas on Summer Survival with preschoolers.  Our "no fail idea" - in our opinion - is preparation and we will give suggestions on how to put together a Summer Survival Bag that is kept in the car ready for stops in a park or unplanned long waits in a doctor’s office. No need to purchase new apps or games - just a little creative thinking on your part.  This Productive Play will focus on ways to use the time in the car going to and from activities, going on long car trips, or waiting for a sibling to finish up a soccer practice as fun learning opportunities.


    Debi Dutton and Elissa Sungar are co-founders of If Not You Who.org - a free website geared to make sure your child is ready for kindergarten. With over 300 activities for making your playtime productive, these two educators make learning time with your kids playful. 


    Join us for Productive Play on May 20th at 10amPT/1pmET and anytime in archive. Today's show is sponsored by Safety Bags, LLC and Everything Family.net. Meet them and all our sponsors in our Mompreneur Marketplace.


    Word of Mom Radio - for the mom in us all.


     

  • 00:30

    Summer Activities in Yuma, Arizona

    in Travel

    Linda Morgan, Executive Director of the Yuma Visitors Bureau chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about what there is to see and do in Yuma, during the summer. Located in the southwest corner of Arizona, between Tucson and San Diego, Yuma is a popular summer destination that boasts water sports and activities on the Colorado River, numerous hiking and bicycle trails, bird watching, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, a historic downtown and historic sites such as the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Quartermasters Depot State Historic Park, and Historic Yuma Theater.

    This interview originally aired on June 7, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays show, that broadcasted live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

  • 01:02

    Baseball Week In Review Chicago Style

    in Sports

    Join Eric Lamb and Brian Draus, as they look at all of the latest happenings in Major League Baseball, including the latest with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox!

  • 00:46

    Minister Cynthia Marie Williams / Guest Former Chicago Alderman Vergil Jones

    in Politics

    Minster Cynthia William will be interviews Fomer Chicago Alderman Vergil Jones.    This will be about politions and why do they go to jail so much .

  • 00:45

    Minister Cynthia Marie Williams / Guest Former Chicago Alderman Vergil Jones

    in Spirituality

    Minister Cynthia Marie Williams / Guest Former Chicago Alderman Vergil Jones . .Please call


    Guest Call-in


    (646) 478-0215


     
     



  • 00:37

    GATE 4 Cool Family Activities (Part 1)

    in Christianity

    Award-winning Artist Carl Childs will teach you some cool activities and things to do with your family!  "We are going to talk about a lot of free, low cost and big time family activities!"  "Full spectrum will be covered."   "It is definitely worth, the time, effort and money invested in the creation of positive memories."  Make today, a new day by spending quality time with your entire family!

  • 00:30

    32 For 32: Chicago Bears

    in Sports

    What a year it was for the Chicago Bears...& I don't mean that in a good way by any stretch of imagination. The team came of a 5-11 season in 2014, their first double-digit loss season since producing the exact same record just 10 years prior. & as a result, changes had to be made, & it started in the front office. General manager Phil Emery...gone. Director of pro personnel Kevin Turks...gone. & of course head coach Marc Trestman...gone as well, along with offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. Quarterbacks coach Matt Canavaugh's contract was not retained by the organization as well. Roster changes include the departures of wide receiver Brandon Marshall, cornerback Charles Tillman (who missed the majority of 2014 due to injury), safety Chris Conte, defensive tackle Stephen Paea, safety Anthony Walters, & center Roberto Garza...just to name a few. New head coach John Foz, who had taken his two previous coached teams the Broncos & Panthers to Super Bowls, is expected to bring a fresh new attitude. & what about quarterback Jay Cutler? The guy was almost traded to the Tennessee Titans & still possess a lof of money in his current deal. What will become of the Bears going forward in 2015?? Tune in to a new episode of The Rocket Sports Breakdown Thursday May 21st @ 6:30pm to find out. For 30 minutes, Rocket will discuss the Bears & their 2015 offseason & more. Rocket Nation, get ready for a power trip.

  • 02:36

    Sam Dubose killing, 5 Black Women dead in Police Custody, Chicago Riot of 1919

    in Culture

    Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Wed. July, 29th, 10pm-12midnight EST (7pm – 9pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network.  CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281.  POST YOUR COMMENTS.  WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR.  Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/ or by downloading the "TuneIn Radio" app to your smartphone and search for "Empowerment Radio Network" or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.


     


    1) The Officer who shot and killed Sam Dubose in Cincinnati has been indicted by a Grand Jury and fired from his job.  2) There have been 5 African American Women who have been found dead in jail since Mid-July. We'll talk about these cases.  3) Monique Pressley, Atty for Bill Cosby talks about the case on News One Now and dispels some myths about the 2005 deposition.  4) This date in African American History and The 1919 Chicago Riot Sparked By The Drowning Of A Black Teenager.


     


     

  • 00:15

    Can Clean Eating Help You Avoid Sunburn?

    in Health

    It's summer time!  We are outside in the sun and getting our vitamin D, or so we think.  Often we slather on gobs of chemically laden sunblock to protect ourselves from getting burned.  Our bodies do not absorb Vitamin D if the suns rays do not reach our skin.  We are so paranoid about skin cancer or just burning from all the media hype we hear on TV.  It certainly is a threat but can we have our sun and vitamin D without the burn or threat of skin cancer?  Studies are showing that eating healthy, eating clean and green can reduce the chance of sunburn by keeping the skin hydrated and somewhat resistant to sunburn.

  • 01:08

    Baseball Week In Review Chicago Style

    in Sports

    Join co-hosts Eric Lamb and Brian Draus, as they welcome baseball expert and writer, Billy Brost to the program!  We will take a look at the flurry of trade activity that occurred prior to the MLB non-waiver trade deadline! Who were the winners? Who were the losers? Who do we have to wait and see about? Find out how your favorite team did during the recent flurry of trades, and how things should shape up for the rest of this exciting baseball season

  • 00:34

    Bankruptcy Basics: Danger in Attempting Bankruptcy Without a Lawyer

    in Legal

    Chicago bankruptcy and consumer credit attorney Joseph Wrobel shares news and updates in bankruptcy law as well as business and consumer financial matters. It has been documented that financial troubles can cause all sorts of ailments, the most common of which is sleeplessness. Joseph Wrobel helps clients alleviate their anxiety created by the inability to pay bills and the embarrassment of financial distress.


    Topics covered in this 30 minute show:



    What happens when people try to pursue a bankruptcy case (pro-se) without a lawyer;
    Why the bankruptcy courts treat everyone with the assumption they know the laws;
    There is no “do-over” or reset button on final decisions by bankruptcy courts;
    How a bankruptcy attorney can help repair some but not all of the damage.


    Joseph Wrobel has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and has experience in a wide variety of law relating to legal matters for individuals and families. Wrobel helps clients get out of debt and get a fresh start. He is an active member in several bar associations and the Bankruptcy Panel of Pro Bono Program of the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. After serving the U.S. Army Reserve 363rd Civil Affairs Unit, Wrobel earned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and in 1973 he earned a JD from DePaul University Law School.


    Visit our Chicago Bankruptcy Site online for more about the firm. You may also contact Joseph Wrobel for more information at (312) 781-0996 and by e-mail at Jose