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  • 00:08

    Talking College Football: Coach Clayton Kendrick-Holmes, Maritime College NYC

    in News

    On Labor Day 2015 Ken Kraetzer of Sons of the American Legion Radio spoke to: Clayton Kendrick-Holmes begining his 11th season as the head football coach at Maritime College in the Bronx, NY. He has taken the team from a startup to an established NCAA Division III, championship level team. Kendrick-Holmes’ overall record at Maritime is 39-37 (.513) and he boasts a conference record of 23-10 (.766). 

    A 1992 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Kendrick-Holmes is currently a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve.  During the 2011 off season he was recalled to active duty and was stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, escorting the highest level military and civilian guests.

    The native of LaFayette, Ala. holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography from the Naval Academy and was a two-time letter winner for the Midshipmen. After the 1992 season, Kendrick-Holmes was assigned to the USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG-49) where he spent three years, In 1999, Kendrick-Holmes left the active duty Navy to pursue a coaching career and was hired by The Citadel, in Charleston, S.C. 

    Reach Coach Kendrick-Holmes on 718-409-7787, @NYMaritimeFBall ckendrick-holmes@sunymaritime.edu. 

    Ken Kraetzer is Executive Director of Sons of the American Legion Radio. Reach him on @LegionSonsRadio, Facebook: Sons of the American Legion Radio

  • 00:30

    Songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer Release MARITIME

    in Indie Music

    Singer-songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer chat with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about their new album MARITIME, their national and international tour, living in a cabin on an island in Washington State, kayaking with Orcas, and more. Drawing on the nature around them, McGraw and Fer recorded MARITIME in their cabin on an island nestled between Seattle, WA and Victoria, British Columbia. Instead of leaving to record in a bustling city, McGraw and Fer decided to stay isolated at their seaside home, calling on kindred musicians and their producer to share in the experience.
    McGraw and Fer met in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2010 before relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2012. McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, studying endangered birds in remote locales from the deserts of Mexico and the Grand Canyon to the mountainous rain forests of Washington. Fer's musical pulse led her to Spain, where she studied music, language and local culture.

    This interview originally aired on April 20, 2015 on Big Blend Radio's Nature Connection show, which broadcasted live from Ridgemark Golf & Country Club in Hollister, California.

  • 02:01

    Gair Maxwell - The Voice Of Maritime Wrestling

    in Wrestling

    Fans of wrestling in the Maritime provinces of Canada will remember Gair Maxwell as the long-time host and play-by-play man for Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling.  Always in his trademark tuxedo with red bowtie, Maxwell verbally tied together the action in the ring during the golden era of Maritime Wrestling having called the matches of such superstars as Leo Burke, No Class Bobby Bass, Killer Karl Krupp, The Cuban Assassin, Rotten Ron Starr and countless others. 

    Always entertaining and engaging, Gair was always quick-witted on the microphone, which came in handy when he was dealing with the likes of mouthpieces Bass & Brown sitting beside him weekly for commentary.  Never one to shy away from the tongue-in-cheek fun the heels would poke at him, Gair was beloved by Maritime wrestling fans and was the soundtrack to many Saturday afternoon and evenings when AGPW would air on ATV.

    These days, Gair Maxwell is a very successful motivational speaker and author.  He has delivered over 1,000 keynotes,
    seminars and workshops all over North America to many different audiences.  He's spoken at TedTalks in Moncton.  Gair's book, Nuts, Bolt & a Few Loose Screws is formatted as a composition of essays and short stories that connect the dots when it comes to building brands that stick.

    It is indeed an honor and a privlege for Jeff & Bobby to welcome Mr. Gair Maxwell, the voice of Maritime Wrestling to Pure Class on our next show. 

    Please join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable show with the voice we all know and love.

  • 01:02

    Episode 306: Author Claude Berube on his next book; Syren's Song

    in Military

    This Sunday for the full hour our guest will be author Claude Berube to discuss his second Connor Stark novel, Syren's Song, from Naval Institute Press. From the Amazon page;

    "Syren's Song is the second novel featuring Connor Stark, and it promises to be just as engaging asThe Aden Effect. This geopolitical thriller begins when the Sri Lankan navy is unexpectedly attacked by a resurgent and separatist Tamil Tiger organization. The government issues a letter of marque to former U.S. Navy officer Connor Stark, now the head of the private security company Highland Maritime Defense. Stark and his eclectic compatriots accept the challenge only to learn that the Sea Tigers who crippled the Sri Lankan navy are no ordinary terrorists."

    We will also discuss the craft of writing, how emerging real world events can influence the writing of fiction, and as we usually do with Claude, perhaps some other interestiing topics that crop up in the course of our conversation.

  • 00:30


    in History

    In the doom and gloom that prevaded throughout the U.S. Navy in the immediate aftermath of the dastardly sneak attack upon U.S. naval and air installations at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Empire of Japan, the U.S. Navy had precious few fighting ships left to satnd against the relentless enemy onslaught. The Aircraft Carrier USS YORKTOWN was one of those ships. Big, beautiful, and strong, she fought the Japanese tooth and nail and contested every inch of the Pacific while inflicting grievous losses upon their empire; culminating in their cataclysmic defeat at the Battle of Midway. Her fighting heroics made her a legend, and forever secured her legacy in the annals of maritime history. This and future broadcasts will detail her amazing life and incredible fighting career.

  • 00:30


    in History

    In the doom and gloom that prevaded throughout the United States' Navy in the immediate aftermath of the dastardly sneak attack on U.S. naval and air installations at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7 1941, the U.S. Navy had precious few ships left to stand against the relentless enemy onslaught. Piercing through this dark cloud was the indomitable Aircraft Carrier, USS YORKTOWN. She was a fighting lady. Big, beautiful, proud and strong, the USS YORKTOWN stood fast against the Japanese juggernaut. The nerve and skill of her aircrews and anti-aircraft gunners inflicted grievious losses upon the Empire of Japan culminating in their cataclysmic defeat at the Battle of Midway. Her exploits made her a legend. And her legacy is forever secure in the annals of maritime history. This, and following broadcasts will detail her life and amazing career.

  • 01:05

    Episode 305: Fall Free For All

    in Military

    It is that time of the year ... time for a Fall Free For All on Midrats.

    No guests, no agenda, open phones, open topics, open mic.

    Join Sal from "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "Eaglespeak" for a full hour as we dive in to the national security topics of the day with a maritime bent - or whatever topics break above the background noise.

    This is your chance by calling in or by throwing it out in the live chat room, to bring up the topic you wish we would cover, or to just play stump the chump.

  • 03:56

    Elohim Hour:"Yank This Frequency Up"Magrav Power Unit Confirmation& Validation

    in Education

    Today we will be giving confirmation and details of proof of concept for the MAGRAV Power unit.... From build to finish.... 

    Quetzalcoatl will have knowledge superior to the imagination of even the highest I.Q., because he will explain formula’s involving both DNA + Metabolic Reactions that produce phenomena’s with Visual-Telekinesis with animalia. He will have the knowledge to deliver reincarnation without Death; moreover, he will explain wisdom involving the creation of Gold, that even the Egyptians labored to great extents over thousands of years via their construction with Pyramids to engineer with Alchemy. 
    He will have the right granted by the Creator of the Heavens, to perform miracles in the Ocean so that the theories of time-travel & Einstein will be shown as correct. Moreover, he will grant new lives to paraplegics, by allowing their imaginations and cognitive functions to go hand-and-hand with a flock of Eagles, via the telekinetic circuit of Electrogenesis. 
    The blood of Quetzalcoatl will be immune to Tuberculosis, Herpes, and all STD’s that were created as a result of the maritime dormitation with rodents across the Atlantic. He will reveal the truth about AIDS; which is a cognitive program created as a result of fear & annexation from Colonialism, rather than a blood disease

  • 00:44

    2YR 1 November 2015 America's Disabled Veterans In Action Inc Special Broadcast

    in POTUS

    America's Disabled Veterans In Action Is 2 Years old and we are proud to say that we are the nations Only dedicated outlet to the civil discussion of news and information broadcast from a 24 hour basis we have grown from a minor sour to a Grassroots group of American who focus on the issues of those for and by veterans.  

    We are looking forward to the upcomming year in which we look forward to hosting the First Drbates to be designed to discuss the issues that affect and cause economic poverty. We have taken a good look at the vetern community and continue to discuss the issues that affect the public policy that affects veterans and their famlies . We speak on the issues of the intergenerationally affecting the community of veterans and active duty as we attempt to address the concerns of the men and women who serve who earn far less than minimum wage.We are meeting for a breakfast appreciation in Calimesa California to Speak to veterans and those who support us. We will be showing America through our podcasts of speaking with members of congress and those who serve in all branches of Government about responsible public policy to help our veterans live lives of digniity, We speak to congress, we invite the legislators to come and speak with our community of veterans but yet they fear our concerns will break the nation when in fact we are less than 1 % of the population yet our sacrifice of our labor is reduced to the costs of often in many cases even with time in grade and other factor base pay isnt sufficent,

    We bear good news on the SS United States but we still need your help to save the structural integrity of this great naval troop ship that is still sea worthy and as apart of our onfoing efforts we ill discuss what can be done to help this great Naval maritime Veteran


    1600 Zulu Time which would be 11 AM Atlantic and 12 Noon Eastern,11 AM Central , 10 AM Mountain,  0900 Pacific  

  • Episode 303: China, the Pivot, and the WESTPAC Challenge - With James Kraska

    in Military

    As 2015 starts its final act, where is China heading?

    From her Great Wall of Sand in the South China Sea, to economic stress, and her increasingly nervous neighbors, where does the USA and her allies need to adjust to China’s expanding footprint globally, and where do they need to stand firm?

    Our guest for the full hour to discuss this and more will be James Kraska.

    Dr. James Kraska is Professor in the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, where he previously served as Howard S. Levie Chair in International Law from 2008-13. During 2013-14, he was a Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar at Duke University, where he taught international law of the sea. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Oceans Law and Policy at the University of Virginia School of Law, Guest Investigator at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a Senior Associate at the Naval War College's Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups. 

    He developed the first course on maritime security law at the Naval War College, which he also taught at The Hague Academy of International Law and University of Maine School of Law. Commander Kraska served as legal adviser to joint and naval task force commanders in the Asia-Pacific, two tours in Japan and in four Pentagon major staff assignments, including as oceans law and policy adviser as well as chief of international treaty negotiations, both on the Joint Staff. 

    Kraska earned a J.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, Maurer School of Law and J.S.D. and LL.M. from University of Virginia School of Law; he also completed a master’s degree at the School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate School. In 2010, Kraska was selected for the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement by the Navy League of the United States.

  • 02:00

    TREE OF LIBERTY THURSDAY And Guest Michael C.School Of Citizens Action Networks

    in Politics Conservative

    In an effort to educate our listeners about the TRUE meaning of Liberty, the TRUE intent of the Founding Fathers, the TRUE objective of The Constitution and the TRUE history of The Republic, we will be conducting educational and historical lessons every Thursday.  

    "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people."

    The deconstructionists worked 24/7/365 for decades to erode our freedoms and it is up to each of us to  work 24/7/365 to remove them from our society and restore our liberty. Our personal, spiritual, financial and very physical freedom is at stake, we either fight united now or perish later.

    Thomas Jefferson: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

    Links to the lessons can be found on our sites

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    Our special guest who teaches the difference between defacto and de jure laws is Michael C.School of the Citizens Action Networks.We also have Bryan Koth who will join us in these teaching segments as well.Both are experts in Constitutional / common law versus admiralty / maritime laws and will teach the difference between what is legal and what is not.