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Big Blend Radio: Music and The Arts in National Parks

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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio’s 1st Friday Arts in Parks show, sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation.

On This Episode:
- Vocalist -in-Residence - Award winning vocalist Joan Hammel discusses her music career and residencies. Joan was the singer on America recorded after 9-11.  It can currently be heard on the website for the Flight 93 Memorial in California, and has been chosen to be included in the Artist Registry for the National 9-11 Memorial in New York City.  She was selected as an Artist-in-Residence for the National Park Service during their Centennial Year, spending weeks in the National Parks writing new music. 

- Dry Tortugas Artists-in-Residence - Award-winning filmmaker and nature photographer Denesa Chan and New Zealand born wind flight engineer, environmental activist and extreme conditions trekker specialist Gavin Mulvay, discuss their recent month National Parks Arts Foundation residency at Dry Tortugas National Park. Plus, Park Ranger Curtis Hall provides an overview of the park’s history, nature and visitor experience. Featured music is ‘Silver Ghost’ South African musician James Saunders.