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  • Author Wendy Lyons Sunshine - Tender Paws

    This episode of Big Blend Radio's "The Pet Connection" Podcast features award-winning author and journalist Wendy Lyons Sunshine who discusses her new book, "Tender Paws: How Science-Based Parenting Can Transform Our Relationship with Dogs." Full of illustrative cases and thoughtful insights to support dog welfare and inspire your own pet parenting journey, "Tender Paws" explores parallels between human and canine research; delves into attachment theory, the effects of trauma, parenting styles, and sensory issues; and offers strategies that meet the needs of all dogs — often in unexpectedly simple ways. Out now, "Tender Paws" reveals why love alone isn’t always enough and how evidence-informed parenting practices can help. More: Big Blend Radio's PET CONNECTION Show is cohosted by Angela Laws, veteran pet sitter, and community manager at  This episode also featured on Big Blend Radio's "Nature Connection" Podcast Channel. Follow the "Pet Connection" podcast at 

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  • Jo Clark - Four Blue Ridge Mountain Towns

    We're going to the Blue Ridge Mountains on this episode of Big Blend Radio's JO GOES EVERYWHERE! Podcast with travel writer and photographer Jo Clark. From beer and moonshine to museums and rock churches, hear about Riner, Radford, Roanoke, and Rocky Mount. They are all an easy day trip from each other, with the Blue Ridge Parkway nearby. Read Jo's article about these historic towns here: Jo Clark is a travel writer and photographer based on South Carolina’s Grand Strand. She has a thirst for knowledge, history, great food, and wine! Her Big Blend Radio podcast "Jo Goes Everywhere!" airs every 2nd Sunday at 7pm EST. Follow the show on YouTube: 
  • Christy Wood - Equine Energy and Emotions

    It's all about how to read and understand your horse's energy and emotions on this episode of Big Blend Radio's "ABC's of Horses" equestrian podcast with Christy Wood.Christy Wood is a World Champion horse trainer, also exhibiting in jumping and trail. She is a winner in extreme trail obstacle challenges, and is a carded horse show judge with 7 breed associations. Along with being an author and instructor, she is the owner of Wood N Horse Training Stables in Three Rivers, California. Learn more about Christy, her equine services, and her books, at: The "ABC's of Horses" Podcast with Christy Wood airs every 2nd Saturday. Listen to the latest episodes here: This episode is also featured on Big Blend Radio's "Pet Connection," and "Nature Connection" podcast channels. 
  • Kathleen Walls - Kansas Oddities and Roadside Attractions

    From the Oz Museum and the Ad Astra Missile Silo to the World's Largest Belt Buckle and the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things, this episode of Big Blend Radio's "Food, Wine & Travel" Show with IFWTWA travel writer Kathleen Walls focuses on interesting oddities and roadside attractions in Kansas. Read Kathleen's article about it all here: Kathleen Walls is publisher/writer for American Roads and Global Highways at A member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, her articles and photographs have appeared in numerous magazines and online publications. Learn more about the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) at Follow this podcast here on YouTube: 
  • Rita Sever - Small Organizations and Human Resources

    This episode of Big Blend Radio's SUCCESS EXPRESS Business & Career Show features author, professional coach, and organizational trainer Rita Sever who discusses HR in small organizations. Along with sharing her career background in HR, she talks about:* When a small organization should invest in HR * What are some of the dangers if they don't have HR* What are some of the challenges HR faceRita Sever is a regular expert guest on Big Blend Radio. She is the author of “SUPERVISION MATTERS: 100 Bite-sized Ideas to Transform You and Your Team,” and “LEADING FOR JUSTICE: Supervision, HR, and Culture.” Learn more at
  • Women of the Rivers and Forest in Western Northern Carolina

    Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month and National Forest Week with this episode of Big Blend Radio that was recorded onsite with Steve & Karen Wilson, owners and innkeepers of the The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast in the heart of the Montford Historic District in Asheville, North Carolina.Hear about author Wilma Dykeman and Jean Webb who worked to protect and preserve the French Broad and Swannenoa Rivers and the Asheville parks connected with the rivers on a 17-mile green path. Learn how Edith Vanderbilt honored her late husband's wishes of selling an 86,000-acre tract of the Biltmore Estate to create Pisgah National Forest, one of the first national forests east of the Mississippi River. And, find out about the Daughters of the American Revolution who planted 50,000 Spruce Trees to create the Jubilee Memorial Forest within the Pisgah National Forest on the Blue Ridge Parkway.RESOURCE LINKS:* The Lion & The Rose B&B: * Wilma Dykman Legacy: * Wilma Dykman Greenway: * Jean Webb Park: * Asheville Greenworks: * Biltmore - America's Foresty Legacy: * Jubilee Memorial Forest: This episode is featured on the following Big Blend Radio channels: Adventures in Asheville; Parks & Travel; Nature Connection; Women Making History; Big Daily Blend. Check out all of Big Blend Radio's Channels here: 
  • Author & Comedian Claire Berger - How Much is Enough?

    This episode of Big Blend Radio's 2nd Wednesday "Books & Authors" Show with Books Forward features comedian and author Claire Berger who discusses her interactive memoir, "How Much Is Enough? Getting More by Living with Less."Claire Berger got her start as a comedian at the famous Second City in Chicago, catapulting her into the spotlight as a studio warmup comedian for Seinfeld and other iconic TV shows. And now at 67 years old, Claire is taking center stage with her first book that thoughtfully explores a universal question that lingers in the minds of many: "How Much Is Enough?" From personal reinvention to resilience and a healthy dose of humor, Claire's got stories that'll have you laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. Keep up with her at And, join the conversation in her Facebook group: More about Books Forward at