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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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Today World Footprints will go on an American Ride, experience exhilarating thrills and preview a month-long California Wine Festival. Television show host, historian and motorcycle buff Stan Ellsworth breaks the mold of the stereotypical... more

On today's show World Footprints explores the plight of the endangered Panther, we chat with one of the rising IZOD Indycar stars Simona de Silvestro, and we also view Catholicism through the lens with Father Robert Barron. As a special... more

Imagine being on the path of qualifying for the 1996 US Olympic Track and Field Team as a hurdler after becoming a 3-time All-American at the University of Arkansas to suffering a devastating injury that would lead to the loss of your leg.... more

World Footprints shares another wonderful conversation with Emmy-winning actor Eric Braeden. Eric is best known for his role as Victor Newman on the #1 Daytime drama ?The Young and the Restless? and he opens up about his transition to... 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

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 we'll go on some remarkable adventures and we'll review the history of friendship between the United States and Japan. Mary Anne Potts started on the editorial staff of National Geographic Adventure magazine in 2001 and has... more

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

In March, Washington, DC will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Environmental Film Festival. This film festival has become one of the world's largest and most influential showcases of environmental films. The Festival... more

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