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  • 01:00

    Exploring the history and folklore of St. Vincent

    in Travel

    We journey to the island of St. Vincent to explore ancient places and the history of a proud people few know anything about.  Our first stop is to the Botanical Gardens of St. Vincent, the oldest such garden of its type in the Western Hemisphere, and we are joined by historian Dr. Edgar Adams for a look into some of the events and experiences that have defined his life and the history of St. Vincent.


    Then we travel to Fort Charlotte where we meet Augustine Sutherland, a decendant of one of St. Vincent's indigeneous ethnic groups, the Garafuna.   Fort Charlotte was built by the British (1793-1806), not to defend against a naval attack but as an inland defense against attacks from the Garafuna, Kalinago and the French.  This in evidenced by the fact that the cannons of Fort Charlotte face inland.  Augustine shares some of the tragic history his ancestors faced here and some of the challenges he faced growing up as a Garafuna on St. Vincent.

  • 01:15

    Deepertruth: St. Vincent de Paul Active In Missionary Work

    in Religion

    Jesus gave this example, “And he sat down and called the Twelve and he said to them, “If any one would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” And he took a child, and put him in the midst of them; and taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.” (Mark 9:35-37)


    Acts Chapter 6 informs us that the Apostles established an order of deacons to help them with the care of the widows. The Church has always needed help to take care of the poor. We do become the Lord’s hands when we do his will, to take care of the needy.


    Through the inspiration of St. Vincent de Paul, the founders of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would come to the United States in 1845 beginning at the Basilica of St. Louis.


    This Basilica, commonly called “The Old Cathedral”, was named in honor of St. Louis, King of France.


    Father John Timon, a Vincentian priest from Pennsylvania, would establish a local chapter in Louisville Kentucky in 1854 and the Society has never looked back since.


    The Society has a broad outreach that has helped untold millions of people all over the world.


    They continue to help the poor regardless of background of those needing help.


    According to their webpage, it states, “The St Vincent de Paul Society’s members and volunteers reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. Members and volunteers assist people in need and do not discriminate against cultural, religious or political beliefs.”

  • 01:00

    Around the island of St. Vincent

    in Travel

    World Footprints returns to St. Vincent and travels through the village of Layou on St. Vincent’s Leeward Coast.  Layou, which sits against a stunning backdrop of rockscapes and ridges, is filled with historic homes and churches, a small beach and crescent shaped bay.  On the ridge above the village you’ll find the Layou Petroglyph Park; the spot where we begin today’s broadcast with our guide Marlon Joseph.


    From Layou we travel to Argyle, where, in the near future St. Vincent will welcome the thousands of visitors in its newly built international airport.  The quarter-of-a-billion dollar Argyle International Airport is the large development project in St. Vincent’s history.  Jennifer Richardson of the Airport’s Development Corporation takes us onsite to talk about the mega project.


    We end today’s show at one of our favorite resorts, the newly built Buccament Bay.  General Manager Gianluca Cugnetto, a powerhouse in the hospitality industry, will discuss his passion for food, nature, and hospitality, and his desire to incorporate them all to provide visitors with a unique experience.


    Speaking of one of the many unique features that Buccament Bay offers, Tonya enjoyed an afternoon with two of London’s West End talents at the resort’s Harlequin Performing Arts Academy.  Actor & Singing Coach John Barr (Convict #5 in Les Miserables) and Musical Director Tim Davies helped Tonya find her true voice as she performed the song “I Dream A Dream.”


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  • 01:00

    History, Folklore and People of St. Vincent

    in Travel

    World Footprints travels to the island of St. Vincent to explore ancient places and the history of a proud people few know anything about.  Our first stop is to the Botanical Gardens of St. Vincent, the oldest such garden of its type in the Western Hemisphere, and we are joined by historian Dr. Edgar Adams for a look into some of the events and experiences that have defined his life and the history of St. Vincent.


    Then we travel to Fort Charlotte where we meet Augustine Sutherland, a decendant of one of St. Vincent's indigeneous ethnic groups, the Garafuna.   Fort Charlotte was built by the British (1793-1806), not to defend against a naval attack but as an inland defense against attacks from the Garafuna, Kalinago and the French.  This in evidenced by the fact that the cannons of Fort Charlotte face inland.  Augustine shares some of the tragic history his ancestors faced here and some of the challenges he faced growing up as a Garafuna on St. Vincent.

  • 00:48

    Movie Reviews: The Judge, Whiplash, St. Vincent & More

    in Movies

    On this week's ScreenPicks Movie Show, we're going to review eight new films. First we'll discuss the new legal thriller with Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall called The Judge. Then we'll review the new thriller Dracula. We'll also discuss Steve Carell in Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day. The new Miles Teller and JK Simmons film Whiplash should get a good amount of air-time as it is an early Oscar contender. And we'll review Bill Murray's new film St. Vincent, Jeremy Renner's new film Kill the Messenger, the Dan Harmon documentary Harmontown, and Houses October Built.  

  • 01:00

    Best resorts on St. Vincent and Grenadine Islands

    in Travel

    World Footprints will give you a taste of paradise as we journey to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)—a multi-island country of 32 enchanting islands and cays.  Of those islands only nine are inhabited and each offers unique accommodations.  We’ll introduce you to three of our favorite properties today.


    Our first stop is Buccament Bay Resort on the island of St. Vincent.  Buccament Bay is a brand new 5 star all-inclusive resort surrounded by lush green mountains, rainforests and a white sand beach.  Resort Manager Christine Nelles will offer a virtual tour of the array of experiences that families, couples and business travelers can enjoy.  From the Liverpool Football Club Soccer School and Pat Cash Tennis Academy to the Harlequin Performing Arts Academy, and world-class cuisine the resort offers something for everyone. 


    Our next stop is the island of Bequia, the largest of the Grenadine Islands.  Here we’ll introduce Bengt Mortsted, owner of the newly built Bequia Beach Hotel.  This boutique hotel is inspired by stylish Mustique villas and situated on the beautiful Friendship Beach.  Lush tropical gardens embrace the grounds and provide a luxurious and relaxing experience.


    The private island of Palm Island, in the Southern Grenadines, and the Palm Island Resort is our final stop on this tour.  The resort is an eco-friendly, all-inclusive, 135-acre resort that is intimate with only 41 guestrooms and two villas.  General Manager Chris Ghita will entice us with a tour of the amenities, activities, dining options and accommodations.

  • 01:00

    Exploring the island of St. Vincent

    in Travel

    World Footprints returns to St. Vincent and travels through the village of Layou on St. Vincent’s Leeward Coast.  Layou, which sits against a stunning backdrop of rockscapes and ridges, is filled with historic homes and churches, a small beach and crescent shaped bay.  On the ridge above the village you’ll find the Layou Petroglyph Park; the spot where we begin today’s broadcast with our guide Marlon Joseph.


    From Layou we travel to Argyle, where, in the near future St. Vincent will welcome the thousands of visitors in its newly built international airport.  The quarter-of-a-billion dollar Argyle International Airport is the large development project in St. Vincent’s history.  Jennifer Richardson of the Airport’s Development Corporation takes us onsite to talk about the mega project.


    We end today’s show at one of our favorite resorts, the newly built Buccament Bay.  General Manager Gianluca Cugnetto, a powerhouse in the hospitality industry, will discuss his passion for food, nature, and hospitality, and his desire to incorporate them all to provide visitors with a unique experience.


    Speaking of one of the many unique features that Buccament Bay offers, Tonya enjoyed an afternoon with two of London’s West End talents at the resort’s Harlequin Performing Arts Academy.  Actor & Singing Coach John Barr (Convict #5 in Les Miserables) and Musical Director Tim Davies helped Tonya find her true voice as she performed the song “I Dream A Dream.”


     

  • LizyT show with Author Vina St Fran

    in Self Help

    LizyT show with Vina St Fran


    About Vina St. Fran: Vina St. Fran is a native Michigander. She writes contemporary romance, and writes as a Political Contributor for the online news publication, Examiner.com. She currently lives in the Midwest with her family

  • St. Columba

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    St. Columba - Patron of Derry, floods, bookbinders, poets, Ireland, Scotland. St. Columba 521-597, Born probaly in Donegal Ireland of royal descent he studied at Moville under St. Finnian then in Leinster at the monastery of Clonard under another St. Finnian. He was ordained before he was twenty-five and spent the next fifteen years preaching and setting up foundations at Derry, Durrow, and Kells. Possibly because of a family feud which resulted in the death of 3000 and for which he considered himself partly responsible he left Ireland at 42 and landed on the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. There he built the monastery which was to become world famous. With SS Canice and Comgall he spread the gospel to the Picts; he also developed a monastic rule which many followed until the introduction of St. Benedicts. He died on Iona and is also known as Colm, Colum and Columcille. Feast day is June 9.

  • 01:53

    ST LOUIS NIGHT ROLL CALL SHOW W ST LOUIS REDD AND FAM

    in Music

    Join us tonight while. ST LOUIS REDD gets us in the mix with the Clean up Man and boog..

  • 00:59

    In the Midst of the St. John Festival

    in Culture

    The St. John Festival & Cultural Organization schedules 5 weeks of Caribbean Carnival celebration with a bevy of family-friendly events, including live music, local food, dancing, parades, fireworks, and more. St. John Carnivalbegins 5 Saturdays before July 4th with a steelpan music concert in Cruz Bay. Vendors of fine local crafts setup tents in Cruz Bay park while hardy folks build the stage that will showcase most of the festival events in the coming days.


    June 5, 2015 is the annual Beach Jam on Cruz Bay beach. With a mix of music talents and characters, the St. John Carnival Beach Jam is a must for anyone with happy feet. One week later, Seniors strut their stuff for the Senior Variety Show on the stage in the school ball field in Cruz Bay. Cheer for your favorite acts and enjoy local food, drinks, and crafts for sale around town. The day after the St. John Carnival Senior Variety Show is the annual Festival Bike Race, starting at 8:00 am at the National Park lot next to Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay.


    The weekend comes to a close with the Festival Princess Pageant, which starts Sunday night at 6:00 pm on the stage in the ball field. Two weeks before the end of Carnival St. John really starts to heat up on the evening on June 19 with music in the school ball field starting at 9:00 pm. Return the next night to cheer on the new Carnival Queen contestants, as they vie for the coveted title starting at 8:00 pm. That Sunday kicks into gear with the opening of the food fair and Children’s Carnival Village in the national park field in Cruz Bay.


    The last weekend of St. John Festival: The Adult Carnival Village opens at 7:00 pm July 3rd with music and libations. Next morning marks J’ouvert (ju-vay), a joyous street party where revelers dance at daybreak.

    Visit: www.StJohnIsland.com/