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Interviews focusing on Nature, Wildlife, Science and the Environment. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine. See www.BlendRadioandTV.com.

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    • Earth Sciences

Interviews focusing on Nature, Wildlife, Science and the Environment. Hosts are Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine. See www.BlendRadioandTV.com.

    The Wild Animal Sanctuary - Kent Drotar, Mark and Melanie Shellenbarger on Big Blend Radio

    The Wild Animal Sanctuary - Kent Drotar, Mark and Melanie Shellenbarger on Big Blend Radio

    Less than an hour north of Denver, roam more than 500 large carnivores – including over 200 bears, 70 African lions, and 70 tigers. Now living at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, these wild animals and the stories of their rescue, often from heartbreaking conditions, are the focal point of the newly released and groundbreaking book “Forever Wild, Forever Home: The Story of The Wild Animal Sanctuary of Colorado,” written by sanctuary volunteers and Melanie and Mark Shellenbarger.

    This episode of Big Blend Radio features Kent Drotar, along with authors Mark and Melanie, who discuss The Wild Animal Sanctuary and their book “Forever Wild, Forever Home.” Featured music on this episode is “Freedom Has a Way” by James Saunders.

    More: https://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/

    • 1 hr
    Project Save Our Surf - Actor Tanna Frederick on Big Blend Radio

    Project Save Our Surf - Actor Tanna Frederick on Big Blend Radio

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, award-winning actor Tanna Frederick discusses her Southern California non-profit organization Project Save Our Surf that is dedicated to the conservation of our oceans. More: https://psosurf.onuniverse.com/

    Featured music is: “Underwater, Above Water” from the album “A Hawai’i Interlude” by Makana. https://www.makanamusic.com/

    Special thank you to fine art nature photographer Margot Carrera https://www.carrerafineartgallery.com/

    • 52 min
    Kids Versus Plastic - Ariane Szu-Tu on Big Blend Radio

    Kids Versus Plastic - Ariane Szu-Tu on Big Blend Radio

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio, National Geographic Kids Editor Ariane Szu-Tu discusses their new book, “KIDS VS. PLASTIC: How You Can Ditch the Straw and Find the Pollution Solution to Bottles, Bags and Other Single Use Plastic.” More: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/nature/kids-vs-plastic/

    • 31 min
    Nat Geo Kids Explorer Academy Book Series - Trudi Trueit on Big Blend Radio

    Nat Geo Kids Explorer Academy Book Series - Trudi Trueit on Big Blend Radio

    This episode features Trudi Trueit, author of all the narratives for National Geographic Kids Explorer Academy series. The series follows the adventures of young Cruz and his friends who attend an elite school where they study to become world-class explorers. In the latest and 5th book in the series: The Tiger's Nest, the explorers begin a new adventure through a vast underwater world on an island nation in the Indian Ocean, and take part in a friendly robotics competition. But the tides of good fortune change quickly. https://www.truditrueit.com/

    Featured music is “On the Bay” by the Walk-A-Bout Band.

    • 42 min
    The Edge of Elsewhere - Author Sam Stea on Big Blend Radio

    The Edge of Elsewhere - Author Sam Stea on Big Blend Radio

    This episode of Big Blend Radio features physician and author Sam Stea who discusses his thrilling debut novel, that bridges the generational and cultural divide, and imagines new solutions to the greatest global crisis of our time: climate change.

    “The Edge of Elsewhere” is a thrilling science meets climate-fiction adventure that follows refugees from the not-too-distant future in a race against time. Born from his experience in the health care industry and his passion for literature, film, and music, Stea crafts an earnest coming-of-age story about the resilience of the human spirit in the wake of the most extreme circumstances. https://elsewheresedge.com/

    Featured music is “For What it’s Worth” from the album “About Tomorrow” by The Madisons.

    • 43 min
    Dogs: Our Unsung Heroes - Cori Solomon on Big Blend Radio

    Dogs: Our Unsung Heroes - Cori Solomon on Big Blend Radio

    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Nature Connection" Show, travel writer Cori Solomon talks about dogs who serve in search and rescue, military, and in therapy. Read her article here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/dogs-our-unsung-heroes/

    Featured music is "Colors of the USA" by Doreen Taylor - more at https://www.doreentaylormusic.com/

    • 39 min

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