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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!

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Do you believe in ghosts or vampires? On today's show you'll meet two people that do—a paranormal photographer and a writer who traveled along dracula's trail. On a more serious note we'll also re-introduce you to our friends and partners at the United Nations Global Initiative to fight Human Trafficking. Jason Dowd is an award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited throughout the world. He is also a paranormal investigator, who has debunked possible ?ghost sightings? and confirmed others through his own personal experiences—some which he captured on recording. Steven P. Unger has traveled extensively in North and South America, Western Europe, Israel, and Romania. But his life journeys are even more intriguing. He was one of a handful of white students at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and a member of the Bear Tribe, a California commune that tried sharecropping, goat herding, and living in teepees. So it's not surprising that this adventurer also sought to discover the truth and myths behind ?Vlad the Impaler? aka, DRACULA. In his new book, IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DRACULA: A PERSONAL JOURNEY AND TRAVEL GUIDE, Steven reveals the history of Dracula in a surprisingly scholarly fashion. Human trafficking is a real threat and it affects people of every demographic in every country around the world. World Footprints has joined several organizations that are fighting on the frontlines against this global crime. Our awareness and intro into the world of human trafficking started with our partnership with the United Nations Global Initiative to fight Human Trafficking.
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The diverse heritages of the people of New Orleans makes this city very unique, interesting and alive with traditions that are not found in any other city in the country. New Orleans is a place where Africans intermingled with Native... more

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... more

Some of our favorite celebrities are more than just pretty faces. They are people who are displaying their sense of humanity and building legacies of positive footprints that go beyond the big and small screens. Don Diamont is an... more

This World Footprints show will journey to the Grenadines and unlock the mysteries of the sea in a way few seldom see or experience. Our first stop takes us to Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the largest of the Grenadines.... more

Today's show will find World Footprints traveling to the crown jewel of Louisiana's River Road, revisiting a dark chapter in American history, and uncovering the best that New Orleans has to offer. The Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana is an... more

World Footprints will open up our new "Travelers University" to share some important things that you should know about the cruise industry and travel insurance. Whether you are a first time cruiser or have sailed the seven seas for... more

World Footprints travels from inside the Beltway to the banks of the mighty Mississippi River as we bridge two cities--Washington, DC and New Orleans with two guests who know a thing or two about both places. Enjoy our conversation... 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

On today's World Footprints radio show we will showcase some remarkable young women who are doing extraordinary things. World Footprints was invited to attend the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Girl Up is an innovative... more

World Footprints will take you on a journey through America's heritage through the words of legendary actor Hal Holbrook. We will travel on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle with our friend Stan Ellsworth--the gregarious American... more