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  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events


    Don Anderson has served the sporting fraternity in Jamaica and the Caribbean for over thirty years in various administrative and management positions.  He served as the President of the Jamaica Men’s Field Hockey Association between 1979 and 1983, was elected the 2 Vice President of the Jamaica Olympic Association in 1981, a position he held until he was elected the 1 Vice President of the JOA in 1997, serving until 2013 in that capacity.  He has held managerial positions for Jamaica at the last seven Olympic Games from Seoul in 1988 through to London in 2012, serving as the Chef de Mission for the Jamaica team to the last five Olympic Games.  In this capacity he worked with Usain Bolt in the Athens, Beijing and London Games and several other top athletes.


    He is currently the Chairman of the Government’s Institute of Sports, appointed by the Prime Minister, a member of the National Council on Sports, chaired by the Prime Minister, and Chairman of the  Government’s Capacity Building and Infrastructure Committee charged with the responsibility of spearheading the establishment of the National Sports Museum of Jamaica.  Ground for this museum is expected to be broken soon.


     


  • 00:31

    #137 Devon Bandison - Fatherhood is Leadership

    in Education

    You are living a legacy of leadership. Right now, you have the opportunity to influence your customers, your co-workers, your community, and your children. It takes a village to raise a child. Devon Bandison believes that…with a twist. He believes every individual leader – that’s you – can influence life in a positive way. 


    Researchers have proved that father/child contact is associated with better socio-emotional and academic functioning. Results indicate that children with more involved fathers experience fewer behavioral problems and score higher on reading achievement. Devon knows that Fatherhood is leadership and Leadership Is Influence.


    Devon coaches fathers around the world on how to become high performing leaders and agents of change in the lives of their children. His signature talk “Fatherhood is Leadership” has gained national recognition and was a featured TED Talk at TEDx Boca Raton in March 2015. He brings a message of hope to fathers who have struggled with work-life integration.


    Adversity has served as Devon’s greatest teacher molding him into the modern leader and loving father he is today. With the pain of his parent’s divorce in early childhood and absent father addicted to drugs, staying on course for success proved to be challenging. However, as a young father a shift in perspective and a decision to choose growth over victimization transformed his life. Devon began the road to recovering his true self.  His leadership seminars and coaching programs inspire many leaders across the globe.


    It is the gifts of adversity that fuel Devon’s compassion and dedication to helping others find their voice, inspire hope and live their own legacy of leadership.

  • 00:32

    Exposing Presidential Candidates that inadvertantly support Islamic State

    in Current Events

    A truth that shattered my impression ..AND possibly yours of some of the more popular Presidential Candidates whom have thrown they're hat in the race in the last month shall be exposed TODAY!!!!

  • 01:03
  • 00:43

    ANNOUNCING THE INDUSTRY WIDE EDU READY PLEDGE

    in Education

    ANNOUNCING THE INDUSTRY WIDE  EDU READY PLEDGE


    Rick Mantz, CEO of National Academic Group and Edwin Wargo, CEO & Co-founder of 3rd Quote, will formally announce the EDU Ready Pledge - the first industry-wide pledge, vetting, and grading process designed to build trust and efficiency in the Edtech procurement process.

  • 01:17

    The National Brotherhood Conference of the Nation Of Islam Radio Program

    in Social Networking

    MESSENGER ELIJAH MUHAMMAD SPEAKS!


     


    *IGNORANCE OF BLACK LEADERSHIP


    *INTELLECTUAL, TOMS AND STOOL PIGEONS


    *NATIONAL ELECTIONS


    *THE BLIND LEADERSHIP

  • 00:21

    Climate Ride for National Parks

    in Environment

    John Garder (pictured on far right) and Natalie Levine (center picture) from the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), call in to chat with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, during the 2015 Climate Ride California North Coast. On the NPCA team, John and Natalie talk about the ride, and the climate change issues facing our National Park system.

    Climate Ride California is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation. Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System’s most significant lands and landmarks.

    This interview originally aired on May 18, 2015 as part of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Radio Expo, that broadcasted live from Yerington Inn, in western Nevada.

  • 01:50

    The National Brotherhood Conference of the Nation Of Islam Radio Program

    in Social Networking

    The National Brotherhood Conference of the Nation Of Islam Radio Program

  • 01:03

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Patrick Sullivan is the chief executive officer of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency. He works with the NSTA board of directors to set the long-term strategy for tourism and deliver sustainable growth for the industry.


    Patrick has been General Manager and President for both start-up and large organizations, including Indigo.ca, Toronto.com and Workopolis.com. He has also worked for Procter and Gamble, McCain Food Ltd., Moosehead Breweries Ltd., and Upper Canada Brewing Company, specializing in marketing and digital marketing.

    Patrick enjoys running and has participated in a number of marathons. In October of 2011, he completed a 250 km run across the Sahara Desert, helping to raise over $100,000 for the National Advertising Benevolent Association.  Accepting a tourism industry challenge, he recently participated in the 2013 Blue Nose Marathon.


    Sgt. Craig Marshall Smith is a 18th year veteran of Canada's national police force the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a descendant of both Black Loyalists who came to Nova Scotia from the USA in 1784 and Black Refugees of the War of 1812. 

    Craig is also an author and historian on African Canadian achievements and the journey of Black men and women who serve in the RCMP. 
     


     

  • 01:29
  • 00:45

    National Action Against Police Brutality

    in Legal

    Danette Chavis, the director of National Action Against Police Brutality will join us this evening to speak about many issues affecting the Black and Brown communities globally. Ms. Chavis is based in NYC.


    Contribute To Ms. Chavis' Fundraiser - http://www.gofundme.com/POLICE-ACCOUNTABILITY


    Ms Chavis is the organizer of a petition titled NATIONAL ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY! PROSECUTE POLICE WHO MURDER UNARMED INDIVIDUALS!


    https://www.change.org/p/national-action-against-police-brutality


    INVESTIGATIONS "CASE BY CASE" HAVE NOT AND SHALL NOT REMEDY THE PROBLEM! AS ONE IS BEING INVESTIGATED "HUNDREDS MORE" ARE MOUNTING UP! AND INDEED, POLICE BRUTALITY HAS ESCALATED TO THE LEVEL OF "NATIONAL PROPORTIONS".


    THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS ARE BEING "STOPPED & FRISKED" FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER...


    THE LOSS OF LIFE THAT HAS OCCURRED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE HAS ESCALATED TO WHERE "UNARMED INDIVIDUALS" ARE BEING "FIRED UPON" AND "KILLED"...


    Contribute To Ms. Chavis' Fundraiser - http://www.gofundme.com/POLICE-ACCOUNTABILITY