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  • Ruth Milstein - Baking Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies

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    In celebration of World Baking Day (every 3rd Sunday in May) this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Cooking with Ruth" Show features Ruth Milstein who shares how to make Gluten-free Chocolate Brownies. Featuring dark chocolate and poppy seeds, it's a family recipe that her older sister taught her how to make when she was a kid. See the recipe here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/gluten-free-chocolate-brownies/ Ruth Milstein is the author of the Gourmand awarding-winning recipe book, "Cooking with Love: Ventures Into the New Israeli Cuisine." Learn more here: https://www.ruthmilstein.com/Listen to Big Blend Radio's 3rd Sunday "Cooking with Ruth" podcasts here: https://tinyurl.com/yr9jp58n

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  • Artist Victoria Chick - Whistler's Mother

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    In honor or Mother Whistler Day and May being the month of celebrating Mothers, this episode of Big Blend Radio's WORLD OF ART Podcast with artist Victoria Chick focuses on the relationship between Whistler, the artist, and his mom, Anna McNeill Whistler. James Abbot McNeill Whistler did not set out to paint an iconic image, but his “Arrangement in Black and Grey #1” has become one of the most recognizable and meaningful paintings in the world. Best known under its colloquial name Whistler's Mother or Portrait of Artist's Mother, this 1871 oil painting features Whistler's mother. Read Victoria's article about Whistler and his mother, here: https://blendradioandtv.com/listing/mrs-whistler-and-her-son/Victoria Chick is a contemporary figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector based in Silver City, New Mexico. Visit: https://victoriachick.com/Victoria appears on Big Blend Radio every 3rd Saturday. Follow the podcast: https://tinyurl.com/3an38624
  • T Bear - The Way of the World Album

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    This episode of Big Blend Radio features T Bear, a distinctive singer, talented keyboard player, and songwriter, who discusses his music, touring, and latest solo album "The Way of the World" that's out now through Quarto Valley Records.T Bear has made his mark as a solo performer and collaborator with many iconic artists — Crosby Stills and Nash, The Blues Brothers, Robby Krieger of The Doors, Edgar Winter, Billy Squier, Cher, as well as Gene Simmons and Peter Criss of Kiss, to name just a few, while also releasing several noteworthy solo albums over the years. Most recently he has been touring the world with acclaimed blues guitarist Walter Trout as a member of Walter’s band.T Bear's album "The Way of The World," was written and recorded as the world emerged from the pandemic. Produced by long-time Grammy®-winning collaborators drummer Tony Braunagel (who has performed, toured, and recorded with a host of big names over the years including Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, BB King and many many others) and former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber, the horn-driven excursions of his previous album, "Fresh Bear Tracks," were stripped-down to a small group sound, recorded mostly in home studio environments. Augmenting this core trio was a selection of bass players, including the legendary Reggie McBride, Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt) and John Mayall-alumnus Ricky Cortez.The Way of The World boasts a stunning set of twelve original songs, written and/or co-written by T Bear. Musically, the album is a stirring and infectious melodic mix of blues, rock n roll, Americana, and roots music accented by some occasional touches of tasty soul, jazz, Latin, and funk textures. More at: https://www.tbear.rocks/ 
  • Lea Brovedani - Parental End-of-Life Planning

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    On this episode of Big Blend Radio's SOUL JOURNEY DOULA podcast with death doula Lea Brovedani, Lea talks about parental end-of-life planning, why it's important, and how a family discussion is usually one of the first steps. Lea's 5 Pillars of Support as a Death Doula:* Spirit - Uphold beliefs and practices* Emotion - Honor feelings* Mind - Life review and gleaning meaning* Body - Increase comfort, health and safety* Practical - Create completions Learn more about Lea's work at https://souljourneydoula.com/  Follow the podcast on Podbean: https://soul-journey-doula.podbean.com/ 
  • Cheryl Ogle - Why Walking Tours Rock!

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    Celebrate National Walking Month and Small Business Month with this episode of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station "Hey Wanna Go" Travel Show with travel advisor Cheryl Ogle. From getting a local's lay of the land and an insider's lowdown on the best shops, restaurants, events, and places to visit, to being kind on the wallet and a healthy activity inbetween culinary indulgences, hear about the myraid of ways walking tours can amp up your vacation experience. Check out Cheryl's blog on Walking Tours, which includes some great (and free) recommendations: https://heywannago.wordpress.com/2024/04/30/walking-tours-to-celebrate-national-walking-month/ On Big Blend Radio every third Wednesday, Cheryl is a world traveler, accredited travel advisor, and owner of Hey Wanna Go that specializes in travel to Europe and the UK, as well as river and ocean cruises. More: https://heywannago.com/ 
  • Lost Angel Travel Adventures in South America

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    From the Andes to Patagonia, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures with Linda Ballou" covers her 17-day sojourn into South America with Overseas Adventure Travel. You can read her stories on her South American experiences on NABBW.org here: * Chile: https://tinyurl.com/5n8caxzj* Patagonia: https://tinyurl.com/33ffa7beWhen Linda visited Chile and Patagonia, conservation efforts spearheaded by Kristine Tompkins were underway. When her husband, Doug Tompkins, died in a kayaking accident in 2015, she picked up the pieces of their shared dream to purchase millions of acres in Patagonia and Chile with the plan to give the land to the government to create a national park system that would rival the one we enjoy here in the U.S. In this Ted Talk she provides all the details with images of the transformation she is leading in Patagonia and Chile. https://youtu.be/UWothcLpazU?si=pwm6HXxkzWnjcnzMIn 2023 National Geographic produced the film "Wild Life" spotlighting Tompkins efforts. Trailer: https://films.nationalgeographic.com/wild-lifeFollow Linda Ballou's adventures at https://lostangeladventures.com/ and learn more about her books at http://www.lindaballouauthor.com/Listen to Big Blend Radio's "Lost Angel Travel Adventures" Show every 3rd Wednesday at High Noon PST, here on YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzIUCV2e7qm3Bmktgu8osUzx2VOF35dgO&feature=shared
  • Experience Medford in the Heart of Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley

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    Celebrate Oregon Wine Month (May) with this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel Show" with the International Food Wine & Travel Show. Featured guest is Carole Skeeters-Stevens of Travel Medford in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley who talks about what you can experience in the region from Wine Tasting, Dining, Agricultural Destinations, and Seasonal Festivals to Crater Lake National Park, Outdoor Recreation, and Sports. More: https://www.travelmedford.org/Learn more about the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association at https://www.ifwtwa.org/