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  • 01:35

    Aquarium Talk The Podcast on AVN: Introduction To Tropical Fish Keeping

    in Pets

    Aquarium Talk The Podcast is pleased to be welcomed to the American Variety Network! This will be a tropical fish keeping podcasted hosted by young fish keeper Alex Cardinale, but this time Alex will do fish keeping shows in a new style dedicated to the people entering into the fish keeping hobby as beginners and also sharing information that he knows from experience!

    On our very first show, I will introduce the tropical Fish keeping hobby to all of the beginners out there!

    Topics for the show will be:

    -The History of the Tropical fish keeping hobby and how it progressed

    - Why is the tropical fish hobby so popular?

    -Why I reccomend anyone to join the tropical fish hobby

    -Freshwater vs. Saltwater and which one is best for beginners

    -Talk briefly about fish tanks and fish

    This will be an intro to the fish hobby and a brief overview! Please call in at 1 347-989-8142 to discuss why you think people should enter the fish hobby.

    Next week's episode will be on Setting up and cycling your first aquarium.




  • 00:31

    Helping The Island Of Dominica After Tropical Storm Erika’s Wrath

    in Current Events

    Quick geography lesson.  The Dominican Republic and Dominica are NOT one in the same. The Dominican Republic is on the island of Hispanola and is right next to Haiti.  Dominica is a separate Caribbean island/country that was devastated by the wrath of tropical storm Erika on August 27th.  

    Dominica now lies tattered but unbowed, and needs your help. The storm caused severe flooding and mudslides and killed at least 20 people. More than 50 people are still missing.  

    A group of Dominican-Americans have now joined forces in an effort to help their native land, while working with the government to help rebuild shattered communities.

    On today’s show we’ll talk with Pastor Cuthbert Joseph, the official spokesperson for Boston for Dominica who will discuss what happened last month and how we can help.

    It’s a show where your compassion will be appreciated and welcomed.

  • 00:58

    Mangroves of Australia - Biotopes

    in Environment

    Mangroves of Australia - Biotopes on Natures Talk Shows Biotopes Series will be the topic of discussion.

    Mangroves are vascular plants, that is they have a well-developed system of conducting tissue to transport water, mineral salts and sugars. They are found in the intertidal zone where they are flooded by tides. Mangroves are plants that live between the sea and the land, where they are flooded by tides. This is called the intertidal zone. The word 'mangrove' is given to either an individual species or to a group of unrelated plants, living in areas that are flooded by tides.

    They grow as trees up to medium height and shrubs in saline (pure seawater (3% to 4%), to water concentrated by evaporation to over twice the salinity of ocean seawater (up to 9%). They grow in the tropics and subtropics – mainly between latitudes 25°N and 25°S in sheltered areas like estuaries, river banks and marine shorelines. They may also grow in protected temperate coastal areas.

    Australia has around 980,000 hectares of mangrove forests, which is less than 1% of Australia’s total forest cover.

    They grow in the soft mud between the half tide and the high tide mark. Part of the root system (pneumatophores) are always above the ground level and are able to take in oxygen during low tide as the soil they grow in does not contain any dissolved oxygen.

    They use salt water as a source of water for transpiration and exclude most of the salt from that water and excrete or store excess salt..

    On Tuesday November 24th at 9pm est,8pm cst and 6pm pst. We look forward to you joining us. If you would like to join the conversation visit our chat room on our web page or call in to our studio number 
    1 -949-534-0637.

    Thank You,

  • 01:06

    Nano Reef Hour - Tropical Biotopes

    in Environment

    On Sunday June 14th at 8pm est, 7pm cst and 5pm pst, Albert and Joe will be discussing something a little different than Nano Tanks. They will be discussing Tropical Biotopes of the Caribbean and Hawaiian Enviroments. 

    Hawaii Biotopes:

    A Hawiian Biotope tank offers many choices to the aquarist. To make an aquarium a true "living picture of the Coral Reefs", we need to work harder to duplicate the whole environment of the fish. By doing this, we will see behaviors not normally seen in aquariums (such as two fish "helping" each other out, or interacting in a unique fashion) and have a more natural aquarium. Hawiian fish are colorful, plus, most are hand-caught and rather hardy. This is only a sample of the fish available from the region. Note: This does not wish to imply that all these fish are reef-safe, nor compatible with each other. 

    Atlantic Biotopes

    Often overlooked and underappreciated, the Atlantic biotopes are amazing aquariums. Sustainable inhabitants are here in our own backyards and ready for hobbyists to create new and interesting aquariums. Much can be learned about these animals from captive systems and hobbyists have a remarkable opportunity in front of them to participate in the process and progress.



  • 02:00

    Aquarium Talk on AVN: Buying and Accumulating Fish and Good Beginner Fish Chat

    in Pets

    On this episode of Aquarium talk the Podcast, fish keeper Alex Cardinale and fish Geek Donovan Barger will be doing the 3rd episode of Aquarium Talk the podcast for beginners! Please listen to the 1st episode which is the introduction to the fish hobby and the 2nd episode which tells you how to set up and cycle an aquarium! Now it's time for the best part of the aquarium hobby!! Donovan and I are going to be talking about buying fish, accumulating fish, and the perfect beginner species of fish in both freshwater and saltwater!

    Topics for the Show:

    -Tips for Buying New Fish

    -Tips for Accumulating New Fish

    -Discussion on good beginner fish for freshwater and saltwater

  • 01:37

    The History of Jet Skis - Phamous Bob Phares - Episode 2

    in Sports



    Welcome to The History of Jet Skis! Our episodes will share, memories, races, triumphs and rides as we build your Jetski community to preserve the heritage and legacy for future generations to enjoy. We are constantly added new content, so visit often! We appreciate your participation, together we can chronicle the data from the early years of the sport and industry, so the present generation knows where we came from. 

    Which Generation are you?

    1. First Generation-1973-1979
    2. Second Generation 1980-1989
    3. Third Generation 1990-1999
    4. Fourth Generation 2000-2009
    5. Fifth Generation 2010+

  • 01:58

    Nov. 12, 2015 - The Crypto Guru: Ronald Murphy talks Faeries and more

    in Paranormal

    Ronald Murphy is an Author and Cryptozoologist from Pennsylvania who is a contributor to Spaced Out Radio once a month. Ronald has penned many books about the strange and obscure when it comes to everything between hauntings and faeries.


    Tonight on Spaced Out Radio, we will be talking Ron about the land of Fae. Faeries seem to be everywhere, and love the natural scenery and fawna of people's yards and forests. Faeries are said to be a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.


    Many people see faeries as twinkling lights of rainbow colours. the term fairy is used to describe any magical creature, including goblins or gnomes: at other times, the term describes only a specific type of more ethereal creature or sprite.

  • 01:01

    Coral Reef Conservation

    in Environment

    Michael W. Beck, Lead Scientist, Global Marine Team, The Nature Conservancy

    Mike Beck works on the interface between marine science and policy on marine spatial planning, habitat restoration, and coral reef conservation in temperate and tropical regions. His work increasingly focuses on developing decision support approaches to build coastal resilience and on the links between disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation, and environmental restoration. I am fascinated on a daily basis on any news concerning the state of our planet’s ocean, their inhabitants and their survival. Mike’s scope of knowledge also includes the continued work on the nursery role of near-shore habitats such as kelp forests and on marine conservation agreements on a global scale. Let the questions begin. This show made possible through the generous support of Habitat for Humanity Tucson.

  • 01:43

    Aquarium Talk the Podcast on AVN: Setting up and Cycling your Aquarium

    in Pets

    On this episode of Aquarium Talk the podcast for beginners,  fish keeper Alex Cardinale and his co-host Donovan Barger are going to be discussing setting up your aquarium and cycling your aquarium! Are you a beginner who just picked up their first aquarium? Great! Alex and Donovan will help you set your aquarium up and we will help you cycle it! On our first episode of Aquarium Talk the podcast for beginners Alex and Donovan introduced the Aquarium hobby to beginners, now today we are going to discuss getting your fish tank set up.

    Topics for this show:

    -How to Set up a Freshwater and Saltwater Aquarium

    -Equipment Needed for Freshwater and Equipment needed for Saltwater Aquariums

    - The Nitrogen cycle and water parameters discussion

    -and much more!

    If you have questions or want to share advice please call 1 347-989-8142!

  • 00:35

    Neil Haley Interviews Award-Winning Author Lisa Harris

    in Education

    Allegheny Dream - Every family's past is Gettysburg, Eliza Schnable Friday discovers: the battlefield of a legendary civil war where truth is the first casualty. To rescue the wounded and bury the dead, Eliza must use every weapon in her arsenal fierce devotion, uncompromising integrity, and regional pride. Like Lee Smith's Appalachian novels, Allegheny Dream alternates between a physical terrain of mountains and forests and an imaginary landscape lit by flashes of prophecy and echoing with ancestral voices.

    'Geechee Girls-A novel of the American South. The Ogeechee River runs through cypress swamps to reach Savannah s Low Country. Its waters are deep and black and haunted. In this semi-tropical world, oleander, magnolias, and azaleas sweeten the heavy air. Copperheads and cottonmouths, papermills and trailer parks disrupt the innocence of Tessie Harnish, and her best friend, Annie Osaha. The girls, one white and one black, share Geechee blood and their secrets 

    Available on Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Geechee-Girls-Lisa-Harris/dp/0985152095/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1VJXKX8VVW113Q3F7JDW 

  • 02:01

    Interview with Saxophonist/Recording Artist Gary Palmer

    in Music

    Passionate about the saxophone since he was a kid growing up in New York City, Gary Palmer frequently turned to the horn as an outlet and stress reliever during his many years as a law enforcement official. In addition to playing it to change the trajectories of difficult workdays, he always had contemporary/smooth jazz on the radio, calming him and helping him focus even when he was on high stress stakeouts with the Lauderhill Police Department and Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. – retiring in 2010. Now, with the release of the multi-talented musician and performer’s highly anticipated smooth/urban jazz debut Love Me Again, Palmer is the one helping others chill via his cool, catchy melodies, old school production vibe, tropical flavors and easy funk grooves.

    Like many musicians who set their dreams aside for ‘straight careers,’ Palmer began making up for lost time after he retired from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Just as he was becoming immersed in the writing and recording of the album, he returned to the Broward Sheriff’s Office – where he originally began serving in the early 80s – to become the Colonel of the Department of Detention and Community Programs. Palmer has found exciting ways to merge his two worlds, performing events for the Florida Sheriff’s Association, the Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce and other civic functions. In addition to these gigs with his regular band (known as Gary Palmer and the GP Project, the saxophonist has created a side band comprised of colleagues of his at the Sheriff’s Office. They meet every Tuesday for two hours to work on cover songs and new material, and also perform regularly throughout the community.