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From exploring New Orleans’ culture with James Carville to Maya Angelou’s journey from a San Francisco streetcar operator to celebrated poet and novelist, World Footprints brings unique and thoughtful conversations about the places and people who inspire exploration of our planet, transformative travel and positive life choices. Hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick, Esqs.—three-time North American Travel Journalists’ Association award winners for excellence in travel broadcasting—will change the way you view travel, culture and the environment through the voices of celebrities and newsmakers. As a leading voice in socially responsible travel and lifestyle, World Footprints explores diverse topics such as modern slavery, film, music, politics, sustainability and travel intelligence as we travel the planet together. On World Footprints you’re just as likely to hear from conservationists such as Jack Hanna and Bobby Kennedy, Jr. as you are from survivors of human trafficking, distinguished historians, Oscar-nominated film directors and human rights advocates. You’re also likely to find World Footprints behind the wheel of a race car, in the field digging for dinosaur bones, at White House events and Olympic Games. If you want a travel and lifestyle show that inspires, tune into World Footprints. Explore our planet with Tonya and Ian. It’s radio that moves humanity. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter and connect with us on twitter @WorldFootprints, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. Wishing you blue skies and purposeful travel! www.WORLDFOOTPRINTS.com

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Travel is one of the most transformative life experiences anyone can have. It can renew one's energy, bring immeasurable joy, even inspire a life's direction and encourage hope. The Make A Wish foundation understands the power of travel. Since 1980 the organization has granted over a quarter of million wishes for children with life-threatening diseases. 75% of the wishes involved travel. Josh deBerge from Make A Wish joins us to share some inspiring stories and how the organization (with your help) can continue bringing hope and joy into children's lives. For people like us we felt we needed to choose between our legal careers (yes, we are both lawyers) and travel. However, Chun Wright, combined law with her passion for travel led her fill a void in the travel industry. Chun has carved her space as an Adventure Travel Lawyer and is considered the preeminent attorney in this emerging legal field. Bob Hemphill has spent the better part of a decade racking up millions of airline frequent flier miles traveling the Globe helping to build a multi-billion dollar solar energy company from a start-up. From his service in the Vietnam War to international business negotiations and unique cultural practices, Bob has seen and done it all. In his new book, Dust Tea, Dingoes and Dragons: Adventures in Culture, Cuisine and Commerce from a Globe-Trekking Executive, Bob shares hidden gems and 5 rules for international business travelers.

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Mackinac Island, named by Native Americans for its shape as a turtle, is a northern Michigan island made famous by the Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour movie, "Somewhere in Time". Just as the Victorian-period movie... more

What does great fudge, the world's longest porch, U.S. presidents and Hollywood have in common? Mackinac Island. World Footprints will take you on a journey to a little known crown jewel that sits in Lake Huron between Michigan's Upper... more

World Footprints travels through Eastern Montana and explores the history and diversity of Big Sky Country's eastern border. Today we'll fulfill a "need for speed" when we go drag car racing at Phillips County Motor Sports Dragstrip in Malta... more

The Grenadines are a haven for scuba divers, some of the world's most spectacular aquatic scenery and much more. Our first stop takes us to Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the largest of the Grenadines. Fresh from a dive at... more

As we celebrate this year's G.I. Film Festival we thought we'd share some highlights from previous years. As with every day, World Footprints is proud to pay tribute to our nation's heroes--our men and women in uniform, and the... more

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is much more than a gray, smokey steel town. It is a vibrant and colorful city filled with rich history, culture and culinary goodies. The three rivers that meet at a point creates a flowing calming energy and provided... more

Upcoming: April 28, 2015 Study abroad and global citizenship were front and center at a recent White House Travel Summit. The White House invited the most influential travel journalists and bloggers to join Administration officials,... more

On the occasion of International Press Freedom Day, World Footprints was invited by the United Nations Foundation to attend a powerful event sought to change the narrative and examine women's voices in fragile states and why those voices... more

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 -... more

WINNER of the GOLDEN MIC from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. On today's World Footprints we're traveling through the southern Grenadines and will share the beauty and magic of this special part of the world. Our show originates... more