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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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We'll share stories about some of the Underground Railroad and a Destination Spotlight will shine on the Faukland Islands and Romania. The City of Norfolk, Virginia is an important 400-year-old port city and home to the largest naval base in the world. But, surprisingly as a southern mid-Atlantic city, Norfolk also played a crucial role in the Underground Railroad as one of the last port stops on the road to freedom north. Much of this history is now being shared through Norfolk's self-guided Waterways to Freedom Tour that our guest, Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander from Norfolk State University helped to create. Historian and author Debra Sandoe McCauslin has deep roots in Gettysburg and Adams County, Pennsylvania. We learned about her family history and, in our car ride with her along the Underground Railroad, Debra brought to life the voices of some fugitive slaves and the Quakers who helped them. Lewiston, New York was the final stop for runaway slaves from the South who sought to cross the border into Canada to freedom. Once slaves reached Lewiston, locals helped them cross the Niagara River by boat or by foot when the river was frozen. After the War of 1812, Canada's reputation as a safe haven for fugitive slaves grew because of the development of settlements like the Southern Ontario farming community of Buxton, formerly the Elgin Settlement. Buxton was one of four planned settlements for former and runaway slaves and its founder, Reverend William King, a white man, fought other white settlers to establish the area.
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World Footprints presents actress Kate Linder, best known for her role as Ester Valentine on The Young and the Restless (CBS Daytime), also travels for a living as a United Airlines flight attendant. Really! Kate didn't leave her daytime... more

September is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Washington, DC so we are pleased to introduce Oscar-nominated director Robert Bilheimer. Bob is using his gift of film making to raise awareness about social, cultural, and humanitarian... more

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As travel experts we know that understanding new languages play an important part in the travel experience. But what about the journey of marriage? World Footprints talks to best selling author Dr. Gary Chapman about his book, The 5... more

World Footprints will introduce some of our favorite celebrities who are building legacies of positive footprints that go beyond the big and small screens. Don Diamont is an extraordinary actor who has been seen on both the big and small... more

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

World Footprints will share positive vibes from a Paralympic Champion, race into London 2012 with a remarkable person and special athlete, and ?Hurdle Adversity? with a leading Paralympic Advocate, athlete and motivational... more

World Footprints will take you inside the sport of blind judo with a Paralympic hopeful, a past Paralympian and the founder of the Blind Judo Foundation. As a member of the 2012 USA Paralympic Judo Team, Jordan Mouton is on a quest... more

Join World Footprints as hosts Tonya and Ian explore the world of silence, the power of perfume and a new Burma. Imagine living for 17 years under a personal vow of silence. Our first guest, National Geographic author John Francis, did... more

Today World Footprints contemplates the personal boundaries of Stone Walls with Ansel Adams protégé, photographer Mariana Cook. We'll also look at the fusion between eco-friendly couture and glamour. We'll talk to one... more

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