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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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On today's World Footprints radio show we will showcase some remarkable young women who are doing extraordinary things. World Footprints was invited to attend the Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Girl Up is an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation that gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. We are pleased to share highlights from this first Girl Up Leadership Summit which included remarks from actress Monique Coleman from High School Musical; Sarah Hurwitz, Speechwriter for President Obama; and moments between Girl Up teen advisors and young girls from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. Also, we are delighted to introduce a dynamic teenager who is making waves on the air with her weekly radio show—Pavlina's Kids Place. Pavlina Osta shares interviews with celebrities, politicians and newsmakers. In addition to her radio show, Pavlina is an honor-roll student and an accomplished steel drum musician. Truly a wonderful role model.
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On-Demand Episodes

World Footprints Radio launches its first LIVE show from New Orleans during French Quarter Festival. During this special 2 hour broadcast, Tonya and Ian will interview some amazing guests including musicians Rockin' Dopsie Jr. (better... more

In honor of International Women’s Day last month, Travel’n On will introduce Camille Jackson, an officer in the Economic Policy Staff in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs, who has worked on development policy,... more

During their coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Travel’n On made some new friends while traveling aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Express between Vancouver and Whistler. You’ll meet Sandy Best, Director of P.R. for... more

While in Vancouver covering the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Travel’n On met with some key individuals who shaped the Games and who are helping to build a remarkable legacy for the city. First, you’ll meet Svein Romstad, the Secretary... more

Author Don Mankin talks about his newest project that discusses the transformative power of adventure travel. Then, celebrated interior designer Sandra Espinet talks about the cultural influences to her work which has been... more

Jana La Sorte, Executive Director of Urban Bush Women, joins Travel’n On to talk about her dance company’s selection as one of three companies selected to inaugurate the U.S. State Department’s cultural exchange program called... more

Ian and Tonya meet tour guide Doug Neasloss and conservationist Viki Jackson, who work tirelessly on efforts to save two endangered species, and Winter Game mascots, the Spirit Bear and the Marmot. Then you’ll meet a few new friends... more

Securing the Canadian wilderness and protecting humans and bears alike are two big security challenges for the Olympics. Chris Doyle, of the British Columbia Ministry of Environment joins Travel’n on to talk about the challenges that the... more
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Travel'n On Radio wins National Award for outstanding Travel Broadcast

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Travel'n On Radio (soon to become World Footprints) was just announced as the first place winner in the Travel Broadcast category by the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) for its 2009 awards competition. NATJA’s... more

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