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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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World Footprints returns to New Orleans for our signature broadcast from Jackson Square for French Quarter Festival! During this broadcast we'll introduce you to All-Star musicians, Trumpeter Connie Jones and Clarinet player Tim Laughlin. Connie & Tim grace the cover of this year's French Quarter Festival poster. We'll also hear from French Quarter Festival Executive Director, Marci Schramm, about the newest attractions that visitors will experience this year. As we all know, New Orleans is a foodie's paradise and there is a new restaurant in town called Sylvain. We'll have a chance to talk with the proprietor Sean McCusker about some of his hottest recipes and unique cocktail menu. In keeping the food theme going we'll enjoy a conversation with Liz Williams from the Southern Food and Wine Museum.
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Join World Footprints as we catch up with our good friend Peter Greenberg who will share a travel tip that is sure to raise some eyebrows. Then we'll introduce you to Dr. Kelly Bricker, Chair of The International Ecotourism Society... more

World Footprints continues with its special broadcast from New Orleans during French Quarter Festival. Stevie McKee will talk about the 7th Ward and Faubourg Treme, an historic neighborhood recently made famous by HBO. Then we'll be... more

World Footprints displays positive footprints around the world with today's guests. Dr. P. Bai Akridge talks about the importance of study aboard programs and how students can discover their potential through global learning. Frank Martin,... more

Every 14 days a language dies. National Geographic author and renown linguist, David Harrison, joins World Footprints to discuss his latest book: The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World's Most Endangered Languages. Then,... more

World Footprints is joined by an all-star cast of artists who have traveled the world to realize their dreams. Actress and Super Model, Natasha Alam joins World Footprints to talk about her latest role as ?Yvetta? on the HBO Drama True... more

Today, Tonya and Ian will introduce an extraordinary student exchange program between the University of Missouri and the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. Then you'll hear about Nandi, a rescue manta... more

Today, World Footprints broadcasts more of our conversation with Emmy Award winning actor Eric Braeden, who plays Victor Newman on The Young & the Restless (CBS Daytime). Eric talks about his favorite travel destinations and his... more

Emmy Award winning actor Eric Braeden, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the CBS Daytime Drama The Young and the Restless, joins World Footprints to share his travel experiences, early childhood memories and his... more

The son of America's 64th Attorney General talks with World Footprints Radio hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick about his involvement in a new documentary, Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D. An environmental attorney and... more

World Footprints spotlights travel superstars Pauline Frommer and Patricia Schultz. Pauline and her dad, the famous Arthur Frommer opened the doors of affordable travel to many Americans with his travel guide books, and Pauline... more