Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

  • 00:46

    Elizabeth Wright - Paralympic Medallist & author

    in Self Help

    Elizabeth Wright is a Paralympic Medallist, Motivational Speaker, Academic, and Activist. Born in Sydney, Australia with Congenital Limb Deficiency. Elizabeth is missing half her right arm and leg and requires a prosthetic leg to allow mobility.


    Elizabeth was raised with a positive attitude and firm self-belief that has taken her from strength to strength. With determination and a go-getter attitude, Elizabeth has achieved much in her life and is continuing to achieve, regardless of the obstacles and barriers she comes across.


    At the age of thirteen, she decided that she was going to swim in the Paralympic games. She achieved this goal only three years later, competing at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, and then the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. In all Elizabeth won three medals at the Paralympics, a bronze in the 50m Butterfly at the ’96 Paralympics, and a silver in the 400m Freestyle and a bronze in the 4 x 50m freestyle relay at her home games in 2000, as well as held multiple world records in both long and short course races.


    Elizabeth has written her autobiography – “Ditch the Arm, Keep the Leg – a personal story of success,” and she continues to challenge herself physically, having decided to walk across Spain next year in one go.  


    SHOW SPONSORED BY OAKVILLE HONDA

  • 00:26

    Listen to April Wolfe, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, City of Reno-Parks

    in Military

    Listen 24/7 anytime after 7:00pm MST on 6/4/2015 to


    April Wolfe, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
    City of Reno-Parks, Recreation, and Community Services


    www.reno.gov/adaptive


    In October 2008, City of Reno Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) became a Paralympic Sport Club. With the support of US Paralympics, PRCS has been able to offer year-round adaptive recreation programming to include: wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, boccia, goalball, adaptive cycling, Veteran programs, and our adaptive equipment rental program.  


    More Info at:


    http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/june-2015/article/listen-to-april-wolfe-therapeutic-recreation-specialist-city-of-reno-parks 


     

  • 01:00

    London 2012 Paralympic Preview--Judo

    in Travel

    World Footprints will take you inside the sport of blind judo with a Paralympic hopeful, a past Paralympian and the founder of the Blind Judo Foundation.
    As a member of the 2012 USA Paralympic Judo Team, Jordan Mouton is on a quest for Olympic Gold in London.  Jordan joins us to talk about her sport, her preparations for London and why she considers Judo an ideal sport for the blind or visually impaired athlete.
    Lori Pierce is a Paralympic trail-blazer for athletes like Jordan.  As the First Lady of Paralympic Judo, Lori was the first ever and only female on the 2004 US Paralympic Judo Team.  Now, Lori is one of Judo’s ambassadors and she joins us to share her plans to return to international competition in the near future.
    Ron Peck, founder of the Blind Judo Foundation, recognized that athletes like Jordan and Lori needed a stronger support system than was available.  He founded the Blind Judo Foundation to help create opportunities and support the growth of blind and visually-impaired athletes in the sport of Judo.  Ron joins us to talk about the “aha” moment that led to the creation of the Foundation. 
    .

  • 01:00

    Exploring America's founding fathers and the Whiskey Trail

    in Travel

    Join World Footprints as we explore American History through the voices and houses of the country's Founding Fathers with award-winning author Myron Magnet.  In his book, The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735 - 1817, Magnet says that among all of our founders accomplishments the American Revolution has been the country's only enduring success. We are also going to review American History from another angle--America's Whiskey Trail.   Saturday Evening Post contributor Todd Pitock will take us to the birth places of America's native spirit. Finally, we will revisit our coverage of the Sochi Paralympic Games with a post script segment.  You will meet another favorite of the Games when we introduce two-time Silver Medalist Mark Bathum and his guide Cade Yamamoto.  Mark and Cade won their medals in the Men's Super G and Super Combined Alpine events for the visually impaired.

  • 01:00

    Inside Team USA Paralympic Judo

    in Travel

    World Footprints will take you inside the sport of blind judo with a Paralympic hopeful, a past Paralympian and the founder of the Blind Judo Foundation.
    As a member of the 2012 USA Paralympic Judo Team, Jordan Mouton is on a quest for Olympic Gold in London.  Jordan joins us to talk about her sport, her preparations for London and why she considers Judo an ideal sport for the blind or visually impaired athlete.
    Lori Pierce is a Paralympic trail-blazer for athletes like Jordan.  As the First Lady of Paralympic Judo, Lori was the first ever and only female on the 2004 US Paralympic Judo Team.  Now, Lori is one of Judo’s ambassadors and she joins us to share her plans to return to international competition in the near future.
    Ron Peck, founder of the Blind Judo Foundation, recognized that athletes like Jordan and Lori needed a stronger support system than was available.  He founded the Blind Judo Foundation to help create opportunities and support the growth of blind and visually-impaired athletes in the sport of Judo.  Ron joins us to talk about the “aha” moment that led to the creation of the Foundation.

  • 01:01

    London 2012 Paralympic Preview with Inspiring Paralympians

    in Travel

    World Footprints will share positive vibes from a Paralympic Champion, race into London 2012 with a remarkable person and special athlete, and “Hurdle Adversity” with a leading Paralympic Advocate, athlete and motivational speaker.
    Meet Tony Volpentest.  Tony achieved his dream of running in the Olympics, becoming a four-time Paralympic Gold Medalist and five-time World Champion sprinter—a seemingly incredible accomplishment because Tony was born without hands or feet.  We’re honored to share his inspiring story.
    Becoming a world-class athlete takes enormous determination, courage and faith and our good friend, Anjali Forber-Pratt, exudes all of those attributes.  As a child Anjali has been paralyzed from the waist down but she never allowed her wheelchair to limit her.  Anjali is an Olympic Bronze Medalist and she has her sights set on Gold in London.
    Behind every great athlete is a strong advocate.  John Register was at the top of his sport as an all-American hurdler on the verge of qualifying for the US Olympic Team only to suffer a devastating injury that would lead to the loss of his leg.  He overcame that to compete as a Paralympian in two sports.  Today, John is on the management team at the US Olympic Committee in the Paralympic Division.

  • 01:01

    Bully Survival Radio with Paralympic Athlete, Kate Callahan

    in Books

    Join us when we speak with Paralympic and Veteran, Kata Callahan about anti-bully awareness, her work with I'mBullyFree.org and veterans. Co-hosting with Alisha Paige is Bud Collier of I'mBulllyFree.org. 


    We will also give anti-bully tips, websites, and helpful numbers for those in need of assistance.

  • 00:20

    067 BLAKE LEEPER: "The American Blade Runner"

    in Self Help

    "No legs? No problem!" Ever since Blake Leeper was a child, he’s been determined to be a star athlete. Growing up playing basketball and baseball, he competed on his high school’s varsity basketball team. Now he's on a Wheaties Box!

     

    Blake is a bilateral below-the-knee amputee and has been using prosthetics since the age of nine. TODAY on BOLD, he tells LeGrande. “I find my strength beyond disability. It's a place my family has always encourage me to manifest. I look at myself as differently abled.”

     

    Since receiving his running legs, Blake has been unstoppable. He has chosen track & field as his sport of choice because he loves to run and enjoys competing in a sport that ia extremely intense and competitive.Being a member of Team USA is an honor to Blake. He says, “It gives me a sense of importance, and a chance to compete and to be a competitor.”

     

    Blake is currently training to qualify to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in

  • 01:02

    Bert talks w/ Lyubim Kogan, Stephani Victor, Laura Schaefer, Kelly Camarote

    in Business

    Lyubim Kogan best selling author and 2014 recipient of the Quilly Award from the national academy of best selling authors for  "Successonomics" he co-authored with the 2 time presidential candidate Steve Forbes of Forbes magazine. Lyubim is a winter Olympian and is a founder of  iReallyski.org , a foundation that helps professional skier and snowboarders to recover from serious injuries, learn how to walk talk and get back to competing again 


    Kelly Camarote First Contact Manager in the firm's Pittsburgh and West Virginia offices. She comes to the firm with more than six years of experience as a broadcast journalist. At the firm’s West Virginia office, Kelly fields initial client calls. Her experience as a reporter and anchor gives her the ability to quickly build a caring relationship with clients and identify cases where the firm is able to help potential clients


    Stephani Victor spokesperson for the Chaffin Luhana Foundation, was 26 when she lost her legs as the victim of a distracted driving accident. Despite the loss, she went on to become a Paralympic skier, winning gold in the Slalom at the 2006 Paralympics, the Overall World Cup title in 2007, three World Champion Gold Medals and one Silver Medal in Korea in 2009, and two silver medals in Giant Slalom and Slalom as well as the gold in the Super Combined. He now works as a motivational speaker, helping those with physical challenges to realize their true strengths, while fighting to change public attitudes and perceptions about disability


    Laura Schaefer author, web content writer and co-founder of WordChum.com, which offers writing and editing services to professionals and students

  • 01:01

    In the footsteps of America's Founding Fathers & along the Whiskey Trail

    in Travel

    Join World Footprints as we explore American History through the voices and houses of the country's Founding Fathers with award-winning author Myron Magnet.  In his book, The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735 - 1817, Magnet says that among all of our founders accomplishments the American Revolution has been the country's only enduring success.


    We are also going to review American History from another angle--America's Whiskey Trail.   Saturday Evening Post contributor Todd Pitock will take us to the birth places of America's native spirit.


    Finally, we will revisit our coverage of the Sochi Paralympic Games with a post script segment.  You will meet another favorite of the Games when we introduce two-time Silver Medalist Mark Bathum and his guide Cade Yamamoto.  Mark and Cade won their medals in the Men's Super G and Super Combined Alpine events for the visually impaired.

  • 01:00

    Paralympic Champion, California History & Human Trafficking

    in Travel

    Imagine being on the path of qualifying for the 1996 US Olympic Track and Field Team as a hurdler after becoming a 3-time All-American at the University of Arkansas to suffering a devastating injury that would lead to the loss of your leg.  Through faith and family, John Register overcame that devastating loss-- first to compete as a Paralympic swimmer in the 1996 Atlanta games and to win a Silver Medal as a long jumper in the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney Australia.  John’s story of “Hurdling Adversity” is an inspirational one he will share with World Footprints today.   
    Then, a new book co-written by History Professor Victor Silverman called California: On the Road Histories, takes readers through the Golden State’s rich history and heritage in a way that no other book ever has.

Join Host Live Chats

From the BTR Blog