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  • 00:42

    Getaway to Zion National Park

    in Travel

    Experience the dramatic natural beauty of Zion National Park as Travel Brigade takes you everywhere from the heights of Angel’s Landing to the depths of the slot canyons in this episode focused on one of America’s national treasures. We’ll interview a local outfitter to find out about adventures in and out of the park. We’ll also talk with a local about Springdale - a charming small town right on the border of the park - about the wide variety of options for dining and accommodations in the area. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.


     

  • 01:01

    Women's Rights National Historical Park

    in History

    Kimberly Szewczyk, the Chief of Interpretation and Education, joins Jane to talk about the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Senenca Falls, NY. Kimberly will talk about the history of the park, its museum, and the Wesleyan Methodist Church and houses (including Elizabeth Cady Stanton's house) that make up the park. She'll explain the first Women's Rights National Convention held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Seneca Falls in 1848 and the Declation of Sentiments and Resolutions that was signed there, as well as what White House personnel were doing there in the past year. 


    Women's Rights National Historical Park: http://www.nps.gov/wori/index.htm


    Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Sentiments


     

  • 00:42

    Travel to Zion National Park

    in Travel

    Experience the dramatic natural beauty of Zion National Park as Travel Brigade takes you everywhere from the heights of Angel’s Landing to the depths of the slot canyons in this episode focused on one of America’s national treasures. We’ll interview a local outfitter to find out about adventures in and out of the park. We’ll also talk with a local about Springdale - a charming small town right on the border of the park - about the wide variety of options for dining and accommodations in the area. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.
    Hiking and canyoneering photos by Seth Hamel. 
     

  • 00:58

    National Park Group Travel Tours

    in Travel

    From the Great American West to Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage, Isle Royale Wilderness to the National Parks of Hawaii, the National Parks Conservation Association’s (NPCA) small group travel program through Off The Beaten Path offers the best in educational travel to the National Parks.

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for this Big Blend Radio interview with Ben Sander, NPCA’s Travel Program Manager. Ben discusses some of NPCA's upcoming national parktours including: Seasons of Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Death Valley, Deep in the Everglades, Splendor in the Smokies, North to Alaska, Grand Canyon Medley, America Samoa, and Big Secret Big Bend. Learn more about the 80 different trips scheduled for 2016 at www.NPCA.org/trips.
     

  • 00:42

    Getaway to Zion National Park

    in Travel

    Experience the dramatic natural beauty of Zion National Park as Travel Brigade takes you everywhere from the heights of Angel’s Landing to the depths of the slot canyons in this episode focused on one of America’s national treasures. We’ll interview a local outfitter to find out about adventures in and out of the park. We’ll also talk with a local about Springdale - a charming small town right on the border of the park - about the wide variety of options for dining and accommodations in the area. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.
    Hiking and canyoneering photos by Seth Hamel. 

  • 00:28

    DISTANCE LEARNING FROM THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

    in Education

    THE BROWN vs. BOARD OF EDUCATION NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: ALL ABOUT DISTANCE LEARNING FROM THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 


    Learn even more about your National Park Service  and how you can use it, no matter where you are...with NPS Education Specialist Lisa Nagurny


    Presented by Listen Current

  • 03:01

    National Parks and Public Lands

    in Environment

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio, streaming live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the hotel headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 411 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - Parks in Peril: Panel discussion with National Parks Conservation Association representatives Mark Wenzler - Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs, Ulla Reeves - Clean Air Campaign Manager, Stephanie Adams - Yellowstone Program Manager.
    - Keeping Wildlife in the Wild – Adam Roberts – CEO of Born Free USA, discusses trapping issues in National Wildlife Refuges.
    - Artists in National Parks – Artists Danielle Reddick and Giuseppe Quinn discuss the National Parks Arts Foundation’s Artist-in-Residence program at Chaco Culture National Historical Park in Aztec, New Mexico.
    - Save The Park Game - Meredith Hahn – VP Corporate Social Responsibility for American Express, and Susanna Pollack – President of Games for Change, discuss the new mobile game that benefits the National Parks Service.

  • 00:35

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE EDUCATION:EVERY KID IN A NATIONAL PARK

    in Education

    EVERY KID IN A NATIONAL PARK 


    ?Take advantage of your national parks for your students. You'll be amazed what they offer at the parks and sites and we have Nigel Fields of NPS, Deputy Associate for Education as our guest.Presented by LEGO Education

  • 02:02

    The National Sports Report (Over Training)

    in Football

    NSR Sports Radio provides a new and fresh, interactive online radio experience to the listeners. Join your host Coach P as we tackle the trending topics in football from youth to the pros. This week we talk about Over Training; Can Parents go too far with training


    Special guest appearing Via the Life by Wisdom Hotline include:


    Jerry Horowitz


    Director of NFL (JPD) junior player development and (HSPD) high school player development programs


     


    Brent Williams


    President and founder of Nextgen


    Played 11 years with the Patriots


     


    The Sports mom on the go segment of our show will feature trending topics in youth sports from the perspective of the Sports Mom, and let’s face it; the sports mom is the real back bone of the game!!!


    Ask the Duck with Coach David the Duck Riley (Speaker coordinator for the Glazier Clinic and founder of the unsigned senior showcase)


    My son has a learning disability.  Can he still get a scholarship even though, he is classified Special Ed?


    Former NFL Quarterback Akili Smith and Coach Robby Preston round out the crew in the Air it out Segment.  This week the guys talk “Practice Plans”.  This brings “Real Sports Talk” to the listeners from the perspective of guys that have coached and played at every level. For more information visit www.nsrfootball.com

  • 03:02

    Happy Hour: Travel, National Parks & Music

    in Lifestyle

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour variety show, that airs live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the hotel headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 411 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - Jordan Journey – Travel writer Linda Kissam ‘Food, Wine & Shopping Diva’ talks about her recent travels through Jordan. Linda is the President of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association.
    - Biscayne Marine Reserve - Caroline McLaughlin, Biscayne Program Manager at National Parks Conservation Association talks about creating a Marine Preserve in Biscayne National Park.
    - Excellence in Music – Shelley King, acclaimed Austin-based singer-songwriter, and first female Texas state musician.

  • 01:02

    National & International Roundtable

    in Current Events

    Senator Rodney Ellis was elected to the Texas Senate in 1990. During his tenure, he has been a leader on economic development, education, civil rights, responsible environmental policy, middle class tax cuts, and criminal justice issues, having passed more than 630 bills.


    He is the proud founder of the Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP). Since TLIP's inception, it has become the largest legislative internship program in the state, giving more than 670 young people the opportunity to make a difference in Texas politics and public policy. Three former TLIP participants are currently members of the Texas House of Representatives.


    Senator Ellis is a member of the Senate State Affairs, Business & Commerce, and Transportation committees. In past sessions, he chaired the Senate Finance, Jurisprudence, Intergovernmental Relations, Government Organization, and Open Government committees.


    Ellis chairs the Board of Directors for the Innocence Project and co-chairs the National Conference of State Legislatures Task Force on International Relations. He also serves on the National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Committee, the LBJ Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Council on Foreign Relations.


    Before his election to the Texas Senate, Senator Ellis served three terms as a member of the Houston City Council and as chief of staff to the late U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland. He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Southern University, a master's degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Ellis also studied at Xavier University of New Orleans and the London School of Economics.


    Ellis is senior advisor with Dentons, the world's largest law firm. He is an avid art collector and enjoys riding bicycles.