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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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World Footprints goes inside the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) with Bob Shuman, Chairman of NAIAS 2014. Bob joins World Footprints to talk about the latest innovations in automobile design and what visitors can expect to see. Then we head north on I-96 to Lansing, Michigan's state capital to meet a son of the city who left after school to pursue a musical career. John Fluker is an award-winning pianist, composer, vocalist and arranger who has a string of credits backing such R&B notables as Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Oleta Adams, Mavis Staples, David Hasselhoff, Boys 2 Men, Queen Latifah and more. In addition to backing Gladys Knight, John also served as her music director for several years. He also has a number of television and threatrical scores to his credit. Here how did this small town guy make it big in the music industry. Finally, we will discover Lansing's rich transportation history with a tour of R.E. Olds Transporation Musuem where we'll explore the REO Motor Car Company, old-time bicycles and aviation endeavors.
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Travel’n On will be in Vancouver covering the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and today’s show will offer a unique perspective to the Games. You’ll have an opportunity to meet Earl Davis, JR., a 2002 Olympic torch bearer, whose journey... more

February marks Black History Month, and in celebration, Travel’n On returns to Missouri; a state that has made a unique contribution to America’s history. Ian and Tonya will speak to Father Moses Berry, founder of the Ozarks African... more

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Traveln On special contributor David Gordon takes listeners on a trip to the best kept secret in the Mediterranean. Then, Tonya and Ian enjoy a conversation with acclaimed photojournalist Paola Gianturco, who has documented womens lives... more

PBS Host Richard Bangs and BBC Correspondent Laura Hubber join Traveln On to talk about their recent trip to Bosnia and why this former worn-torn country is now considered a tourism treasure. Then, learn about Milwaukees... more

Travel’n On is going on the road and will broadcast live during from Jackson Square during the French Quarter Festival in April. If you missed Mardi Gras you can travel with us and before we go you’ll hear about all of the great acts,... more

Travel’n On Radio will continue exploring the lives of Daniel and Nathan Boone and their legacy in the African-American community. Father Moses Berry, founder of the Ozarks African-American Heritage Museum, will share the history and... more

Travel’n On Radio will explore the legacy of one of America’s great frontier families, Daniel Boone and his son Nathan, who helped settle the American frontier in Missouri. Dr. David Knolls and Grady Manus of Lindenwood... more

Travel’n On Radio will broadcast live from the Christmas on the Potomac celebrations at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland. Join them as they travel though the ICE attraction — an exhibit carved by world renowned ice artisans... more

Travel “Louisiana’s Other Side” with Tonya & Ian as they take you to the northern parts of the State. First stop: a journey through Webster Parish and the Dorcheat Museum. Then Pro Bass Angler Homer Humphries, the pride of Webster... more