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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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What does great fudge, the world's longest porch, U.S. presidents and Hollywood have in common? Mackinac Island. World Footprints will take you on a journey to a little known crown jewel that sits in Lake Huron between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas –Mackinac Island (pronounced ?Mack –in-aw?). The island was named by Native Americans who said that the island resembled a turtle. They gave it the name "Mitchimakinak" meaning "big turtle". The British later shortened the name to Mackinac. Today's show explores the island's rich history and how that is being preserved as a National Historic Landmark. Mackinac Island was key in two battles during the War of 1812 but in the late 19th century, it became a popular summer colony. The island still maintains its old world charm and is known for its variety of architectural styles, including the famous Victorian-style Grand Hotel; fudge; and its ban on almost all motor vehicles. (Golf carts are allowed but only on the golf course.) Hollywood discovered the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and it was the setting of two feature films: This Time for Keeps (1946) and Somewhere in Time (1979). Mackinac Island has been written about and visited by many influential writers including Mark Twain and Henry David Thoreau. As we'lll hear, U.S. Presidents and politicians have enjoyed respites on Mackinac Island. The Grand Hotel has honored these visits by designing some staterooms with the assistance of a few former First Ladies.
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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 will take you to ?The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth?—the Calgary Stampede. Cowboy up and hitch your horse to a chuck wagon as the Stampede's Keith Rutherford shares the heritage of one of... more

Two-time Academy Award-nominated producer/director Greg MacGillivray brings his latest IMAX film to World Footprints—ARABIA 3D. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren, ARABIA 3D is the first major film... more

World Footprints is excited to take you on a journey through Colombia, South America. Colombia is the featured country in their year's Smithsonian Folklife Festival and World Footprints visited the country and met with some of the... more

World Footprints visits 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. Our stops on this trip also included Fort Peck... more

Encore: Join World Footprints as we take you on a journey through a national treasure—the State of Montana. We covered just a small section of this wonderful state—Glacier Country--but as you'll discover from Part I of this... 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 Doumar Family—creators of the... more

Today's World Footprints pays tribute to our nation's heroes--our men and women in uniform, and the Hollywood patriots who support them. From the red carpet of the G.I. Film Festival in Washington DC, we will share... more

World Footprints returns to New Orleans for our signature broadcast from Jackson Square for French Quarter Festival! During this broadcast you'll meet Stephen Perry, aka "Mr. New Orleans". Stephen is the President/CEO of the... more

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... more

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