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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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The famous biographer, James Parton, once referred to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as "Hell with the lid off", but today the city is vibrant, colorful and celebrated. The Senator John Heinz History Center traces its roots back to 1879, making it the oldest cultural institution in Western Pennsylvania. The museum and research facility presents over 250 years of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania life and it's quest for storytelling is supported by the affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution. On a recent visit to Pittsburgh we sat down with Brady Smith from the History Center, who shared how Western Pennsylvania helped author some of America's most compelling historical stories. Pittsburgh was a main destination of the African-American Great Migration and that southern exodushern exodus produced a cultural mecca in the Hill District. The community inspired playwrights, musicians and Hollywood as it was the setting for the television series ?Hill Street bBues?. Marimba Milliones from the Hill Community Development Corporation tells us that remnants of the Hill District's cultural mosaic during it's hey-days from 1920 to the 1940s, can be seen today in landmarks that once housed synagogues and other places of worship, and in the architecture of some of the historic structures that accent the community. Built in 1907 along the Monongahela River, Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 still stand tall and they offer a rare look into early 19th century iron-making technology. Since the collapse of Pittsburgh's steel industry in the 1980s, the Carrie Furnaces remain the only non-operative blast furnaces in the area.
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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

World Footprints will take you on an exploration of the wonderful city of Norfolk, VA. On today's show we will travel through rich historical neighborhoods like Ghent, meet fascinating residents like the Doumars Family—creators of... 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

World Footprints will journey inside the life of musician/actor Frank Stallone, we'll also preview a film festival just for travelers and we'll talk to the founder of the G.I. Film Festival. Frank Stallone knew he wanted to be a singer at an early age.... more

Award-winning World Footprints goes exploring through the lens of a film maker who is bringing hope to millions, a cruise ship doctor turned novelist, and a barrier-free travel writer. Communities in crisis need knowledge and... more

World Footprints continues our exciting journey through Montana's Missouri River Country as we go digging for dinosaurs and gold. First, we'll go in search of Carl the Dinosaur with the help of Dave Trexler and Sue Frary of the Great Plains... more

Today we travel to Namibia and beyond with animal conservationist and television personality Jack Hanna; we will discover Cuba through its people with Insight Cuba's Tom Popper and Rebecca Rothney will share how people around... more

World Footprints continues to celebrate Montana's birthday with a visits to Havre, Malta and Glasgow today. No, we're not going to Europe, but we'll be taking you through these towns in Montana for the final leg of our great Montana journey.... more

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... more

Join World Footprints as we travel through the State of Montana as we celebrate her birthday. We covered just a small section of Big Sky country--but as you'll discover from Part I of this series, there's a reason why many celebrities (Ted... more