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  • 00:30

    IoUC: Government and Citizen Rights in the Digital Age

    in Technology

    Tom and Deb of the Internet of Unintended Consequences (www.tiouc.com) interview Dr. Marci Campbell on the impact of technology on the relationship between government and citizens.  Have you noticed your government's use or lack of use of technology in communicating with or providing services to its citizens - You.  Do you expect more from your government because of your mobile phone.  Have apps entered your political life?  Have you been part of a community hackathon or online activism project?  Join us as we discuss what is digital government and how does it affect each one of us everyday.


    Marci Porter Campbell, Instructor

    Governmental Training, Education, and Development

    Carl Vinson Institute of Government

    With over 20 years of experience in education, Dr. Campbell has taught at the middle, high, and postsecondary levels and served as an administrator at the public school district level. She has mentored and taught students of all ages and education levels in traditional classroom settings, work based learning settings and online. Dr. Campbell earned her B.B.A., M.Ed., and Ed.D. at the University of Georgia. She joined the UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government in 2013, and her areas of interest include instructional design, workforce development, and effective communication. Dr. Campbell is a certified practitioner and administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.  Dr. Campbell serves as a council member of the Watkinsville, Georgia City Council and as chair of the Colham Ferry Elementary School Council. She is married and has two daughters.




  • 00:23

    Parenting for the Digital Age

    in Parents

    Bill Ratner chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, along with education expert Bobbi DePorter, about his new book ‘Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media’s Effect on Children, and What To Do About It.’ Bill Ratner is an author and top Hollywood voiceover on TV affiliate news promos, movie trailers, Discovery documentaries, and the voice of “Flint" in Hasbro’s syndicated TV cartoon G.I. Joe, Family Guy, Community, and Robot Chicken. Bill is a nine-­time Moth StorySLAM Winner, National Storytelling Festival Slam Teller, Best of Hollywood Fringe Festival Extension winner, as well as a published short story writer, essayist, and playwright.

    This interview originally aired on June 12, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Quality of Life show that broadcasted live from the Quantum Learning Network Conference Center in Oceanside, California.

  • 00:32

    Fake Friendship in a Digital Age

    in Women

    Friendships are changing as fast as technology, with expanding networks of fake virtual friends and less time to invest in real relationships. Intimacy expert Dr. Deb talks about how social networks have changed friendship forever and shows how to cultivate more meaning in your relations. 

  • 00:31

    Message Blocks- Event Planning in the Digital Age

    in Technology

    Everyone comes to Detroit for ball games and concerts, but Len Gauger, founder and CEO of the Ann Arbor-based startup Message Blocks, imagines a city that's the center for all types of events. He pictures Detroit becoming known nationwide for hosting tech and professional conferences. With resources like Detroit's Cobo Hall, Gem Theatre, and many other venues throughout the metropolitan area, Len believes that the event planning industry can grow in Detroit. He's created Message Blocks, an event planning platform, to help make it happen. Originally from Dearborn, Len wanted to return to his home state to build the business. Message Blocks is an easy-to-use platform that streamlines documents, registration, and event information online. With over 1,100 registrants already in Michigan to-date, Message Blocks software has been used to plan major events across Michigan working with TedX Detroit, Accelerate Michigan, Habitat for Humanity, the American Federation of Teachers and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM). 

    Join Melissa Birnie and Len Gauger on Oct 30th at 1:00 P.M as they explore the event planning industry in Detroit and across Michigan in the Digital Age. Just in time for the Holidays! 

  • 00:53

    Danno's Pillow Talk: Old School in a Digital Age

    in Wrestling

    Danno and Kidney Bean talk about all things old school. Well, I say old school, what I mean is they talk about when face paint was cool.


    They talk about wrestlers as film stars, but it's mostly two blokes talking nonsense with a little sprinkle of wrestling.

  • 01:09

    The Spirituality of Age

    in Spirituality

    What is the spiritual meaning of aging? Dr. Anseloni talks to co-authors Dr. Weber and Dr. Orsborn about their recent book The Spirituality of Age. LIVE! Join us at 858-769-4705.

  • 00:24

    Living in the Digital Age

    in Finance

    This week, show host Doug Goldstein meets Andrew McAfee, co-founder of MIT’s initiative on the digital economy and author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. How has the sudden growth in modern technology affected the world economy, and what does the future hold for employment?

  • 00:15

    Hector Rodriguez from Swamp Digital

    in Entrepreneur

    Host Kevin Willett is joined by Hector Rodriguez from Swamp Digital. Listen in to learn more about mobile apps to see if you should build one for your business. 

    You can learn more about Swamp Digital at http://swampdigital.com/ 

    You can learn more about the Friends of Kevin Networking Group at www.friendsofkevin.com

  • 00:31


    in Women

    Wayne Barclay was born on the Caribbean Island of Jamaica and migrated to the Brooklyn New York at the age of 5. He gained entrance into Brooklyn Technical High School which is the largest high school in the United States specializing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. While at Brooklyn Tech he played Varsity Football and ran Track. While at Tech he won multiple New York City Championships; he was also a member of two Nationally Ranked relay teams that took first place at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia.


    Wayne went on to attend Rutgers University on a track scholarship and he graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting. He went to work on Wall Street with the brokerage firm Dean Witter Reynolds where he worked for a few years before leaving to become a tax auditor with the NYC Department of Finance.

    Consequently Wayne ended up in Florida where he worked for ExxonMobil as a controller for one of their Lubrication divisions. His dream of one day owning his own business materialized and he and two partners opened an office services company in 1999 called Inter-Office Solutions. In 2002 the partners decided to go their separate ways and Wayne with the help of his wife started Blue Digital a printing company located in the Miami Area.

    Blue Digital has transformed itself and specializes in printing for the construction industry. Wayne is proud of the direction the company has taken and has given God the glory for its success. Blue Digital has been blessed to work on projects such as the Miami Marlins Ball Park and currently the Miami Dolphin Stadium renovations. Our services include Small and Large format printing, promotional products, Scanning and Document management. We are a certified SBE enterprise and currently working on our 8a certification.

  • 00:38


    in Education


    Sam" Sakai-Miller author or of new ISTE Book," Innovation Age Learning: Empowering Students by Empowering Teachers".

    Presented by Pearson Research and Innovation

  • How To Love Yourself As You Age with Lori Hart

    in Fashion

    People are so confused about the difference between Sunblock and Sunscreen.  You will hear the best solutions to protect your skin and prevent future sun damage.  Learn which ingredients not only protect your skin in the sun as well as how you can still get a tan in the sun

    CONTACT: lorihart.com   424-249-3809 for your complimentary skin care assessment

    Lori Hart is a well-known Hollywood beauty artist specializing in healthy alternatives to plastic surgery. Her nurturing and very private healing rejuvenation spa, Lori Hart About Face And Beyond, is conveniently tucked away for your privacy and comfort. As you enter this exclusive wonderland of comfort and bliss, you immediately feel relaxed. Recognized as an anti-aging expert, her clientele reads like the Who’s Who of Hollywood, Mariel Hemingway, Martha Stewart, Uma Thurman, Charlize Theron, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Pamela Anderson, Linda Gray, Donald Sutherland, Eddie Murphy, Timothy Dalton, Peter Coyote and many others. Lori is featured regularly in magazines such as Glamour, Self, LA Times, Ms Fitness, Women’s Health & Fitness, Entrepreneur, LA Business Journal and has appeared on TV’s Fox News, Good Day L.A., Eye On L.A., ABC, NBC, CBS, KCAL to name a few. She has worked on photo shoots for Playboy, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Forbes and worked on shows for HBO and Showtime. Lori was also selected for the exclusive Haven Beauty annual event for the Oscars