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World Footprints connects you to the world one story at a time. We bring deeper conversations in the travel space as we explore our cultural connections, common history and the ways we are similar.In addition to our website, https://WorldFootprints.com, our podcast can be heard on:Apple PodcastiHeart RadioSpreakerSpotifyStitcherGoogle PodcastPublic Radio ExchangeTuneInSoundclousRadioPubliccoming soon....Pandora and AlexaWe no longer provide current content on BlogTalkRadio.Thank you for trav ...
 
What do 2 Rockstars, a Standup Comedian, and an Internet Sex Icon have in common? Freedom. Tune in Thursday nights @ Midnight Central to laugh at these societal rebels discuss everything from politics to favorite sexual position. Really, what's the difference?
 
American Chevy 360 returns for another season beginning Sept. 15th! Join Rob Melone – the Internet Car Czar and the host of American Chevy 360 heard each Saturday at 8:30 AM CST. Rob is the Internet Information Manager at Jim Glover Chevrolet in Tulsa, OK. We not only discuss the world of Chevrolet but we also talk about a lot of other issues related to the Automotive Industry, such as GM Safety products as well as Credit and Financing. We'll also discuss some automotive tips to keep your ca ...
 
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World Footprints will explore Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley’s rich American history and vibrant arts and cultural scene with its European flair. Known for its collection of American art, the internationally acclaimed Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, houses three generations of Wyeth artists—N.C. Wyeth, h…
 
Many people say that if Christopher Columbus were to return to our modern world today, Dominica would be the only island he would recognize. This volcanic island is called "The Nature Island" for a reason. It has a breathtaking natural beauty that sparkles like an emerald jewel and has remained moderately developed. World Footprints will share our …
 
At 100+ years old, Hakone Gardens is a National Trust and one of the oldest Japanese estate and gardens in the Western Hemisphere. In honor of its centennial, Hakone is celebrating its beginning and lasting endurance with multi-year events and activities. Historian and Hakone Foundation Board Member, Connie Young-Yu, shares the richness and history…
 
Nialls Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, will take us on a historical journey through the Emerald Isles. Niall will introduce some of Ireland's lesser known stories, including the country's ancient monastic history and language heritage. For Americans, the island of Cuba has been the forbidden fruit that many have desired to taste. Some Americans ha…
 
World Footprints will tour Ireland with guide Will Collins who will take us on a well-rounded journey through the Emerald Isle. Will shares some of Ireland's culinary and sporting traditions as well as the country's interesting festivals, including a match-makers weekend, Ireland's history and historical figures. Ireland's cultural influences are v…
 
Phil Keoghan is host of the multi Award-winning reality show, "The Amazing Race". We talked to Phil about how the show mirrors his life, his passion for travel and his commitment to give back to others. Phil also shared how a near death experience inspired his mantra to leave "No Opportunity Wasted". Robert Rose is the executive producer and host o…
 
In one of her last interviews, the late Dr. Maya Angelou spent time with us to share her early life, lessons learned along her adult journey and golden nuggets of wisdom. Artist Michelle Wood is a Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator who joins us to explore American history through Gospel music. Michelle brings history to life with colorful…
 
New Orleans has been the backdrop of many dark chapters in American history, but perhaps none so shocking as the slave rebellion of 1811. We will explore the history of America's largest slave revolt with author Daniel Rasmussen who organized his research in his book, American Uprising: The Untold Story About America's Largest Slave Revolt. The New…
 
We'll share stories about some of the Underground Railroad and a Destination Spotlight will shine on the Faukland Islands and Romania. The City of Norfolk, Virginia is an important 400-year-old port city and home to the largest naval base in the world. But, surprisingly as a southern mid-Atlantic city, Norfolk also played a crucial role in the Unde…
 
Birmingham, Alabama is considered ground zero in the civil rights movement. In the 1950s, African-Americans of all ages in Birmingham drew a proverbial line in the sand against racial segregation. Their stories, struggles and ultimate success over Jim Crow laws is on display at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in an effort to keep the stories …
 
Singer/actress/author Gloria Loring joins World Footprints to talk about her music collaboration with son, R&B artist Robin Thicke, travel and her book, "Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous". Gloria also dishes on her life past life as Liz Chandler on daytime's Days of our Lives. Jazz artist Rene Marie credits many women, including Eart…
 
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial lies along the center line of leadership that extends from the Lincoln Memorial to the Jefferson Memorial on Washington's National Mall. At 30 feet in height, the sculpture of MLK on the "stone of hope" is 11 feet talller than the statues of Lincoln and Jefferson. In honor of Dr. King's birthday, we will revisit…
 
Kenya is called the "Heart of Africa" and is considered to be the cradle of civilization. With history that rich and a diverse community of tribes and natural resources, Jacinta Zioka from Kenya Tourism, says that everyone should visit her country at least once in their lifetime. For action-adventure author James Rollins, his travels, adventures an…
 
Imagine paradise where your senses explode with a banquet of color, or scents and flavors exicte, or where you experience exotic tranquility. That is Martinique. We enjoyed some planteur punch as we sat on a lovely Martinique beach with Muriel Wiltord from La Martinique Tourism who explained more about the island, it's unique culture and history an…
 
Tis the season with the gift of holiday music. As you enjoy the musical selections from around the world, please accept our gratitude for your support of World Footprints over the years. We appreciate you inviting us into your home and for joining us as we embrace our common humanity. We wish you peace, love and joy (and lots of travel) and we look…
 
With more than 200 songs to his credit and multiple film scores, Frank Stallone has distinguished himself from movie-star brother Sylvester. His road as a musician was difficult despite his brother's fame but he found ways to stay relevant and reinvent himself. Frank says that traveling has played an important role in his development as a person an…
 
Veteran travel journalist David Yeskel has seen the evolution of Las Vegas over the decades. From its humble beginnings as "sin city" to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas has survived the odds of a failing economy and multiple attempts to reinvent itself to become a burgeoning metropolis with 2 million residents. But the city has al…
 
World Footprints returns to New Orleans for our signature broadcast from Jackson Square for French Quarter Festival! During this broadcast we'll introduce you to All-Star musicians, Trumpeter Connie Jones and Clarinet player Tim Laughlin. Connie & Tim grace the cover of this year's French Quarter Festival poster. We’ll also hear from French Quarter…
 
National Geographic International (now FOX) producer, Dawn Drew, has been to India more than 100 times and she recently spent three months filming around the country. Dawn says that each visit to India offers something new and that travelers should go beyond the iconic attractions for an authentic travel experience. We'll also talk about the state …
 
It took one trip during college for the travel bug to bite Janna Graber. Her first international trip inspired an award-winning writing career, television appearances and countless travel experiences that she could only dream of. Janna has written for more than 40 publications and she's published three books. Her latest, A Pink Suitcase, offers 22 …
 
The Norfolk Botanical Garden is an oasis that sits on a 155 acre site near the Norfolk International Airport. The garden showcases 52 themed gardens including a butterfly garden, rose garden and other diverse flora. President Michael Desplaines tells us that visitors will soon experience a taste of Asia when the garden hosts Lanterasia. The U.S. De…
 
Award-winning travel writer and photographer David Noyes has learned to experience the world through more than his lens and pen. He says that in order to appreciate our world we must investigate a destination as part of the human condition. His new book, The Photographing Tourist, David shows us remote places around the world and he offers tips tha…
 
Although the country of Jordan is surrounded by "noisey neighbors" it is the safest country in the Middle East because of the Swiss-like neutrality it has maintained. The spirit of hospitality that is ingrained in the Bedouin culture, which accounts for 40% of Jordan's population, transcends throughout the country. Janine Jervis with Visit Jordan d…
 
The best way to experience a city is through the eyes of a local. We'll travel to New Orleans and walk along Paris’s rue des Martyrs with the people who know them best. Democratic consultant James Carville says that New Orleans is defined by its culture and way of life and that distinguishes the city from other places. We'll talk to him to learn wh…
 
Enjoy a transformative travel experience as we travel to North Korea, Malta, Mexico and Barbados. Wendy Simmons is an intrepid traveler whose solo adventures have taken her from Ethiopia to North Korea and beyond. She joins World Footprints radio to share her wealth of travel advice and gives us a preview of her book about her trip to North Korea. …
 
The famous biographer, James Parton, once referred to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as "Hell with the lid off", but today the city is vibrant, colorful and celebrated. The Senator John Heinz History Center traces its roots back to 1879, making it the oldest cultural institution in Western Pennsylvania. The museum and research facility presents over 250 …
 
Prepare for a trans-continental bike ride to the South Pole and experience island paradise – USA style - in Georgia, Massachusetts, and California. If someone told you they were going to ride their bicylcle across Africa from Cairo to Cape Town, what would you think? Would you believe them? You would if you were talking to Henry Gold of TDA Global …
 
Today, World Footprints will explore elements of American history from small towns and historic hotels to Fort Monroe. We'll also visit the shanty town of Mondesa which sits just outside of Swakopmund, Namibia. There we will mingle with the locals and witness how black Namibians are preserving their history and traditions. Fort Monroe in Virginia h…
 
According to Hebrew tradition, the area outside of the Old City Walls of Jerusalem is considered to be the center of the world. World Footprints will explore that theory and Biblical history with Zev Orenstein at the City of David. We'll also examine new archaeology discoveries that support the existence of King David. Namibia is a country is great…
 
September 11, 2001 is a date that touches every American from coast to coast, recalling memories of a fateful day that placed thousands at the center of a terror attack. The personal stories that emerged from Ground Zero, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 bring to light the men and women whose courage and resilience have shown how humanity will always ov…
 
World Footprints takes you on a unique journey as we explore the life and work of a paleontologist. We'll travel through Montana’s Missouri River Country to search for dinosaur bones and we'll spend time to pan for gold. First, we’ll go in search of Carl the Dinosaur with the help of Dave Trexler and Sue Frary of the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum an…
 
We journey to the island of St. Vincent to explore ancient places and the history of a proud people few know anything about. Our first stop is to the Botanical Gardens of St. Vincent, the oldest such garden of its type in the Western Hemisphere, and we are joined by historian Dr. Edgar Adams for a look into some of the events and experiences that h…
 
On today's World Footprints radio show we will take flight across America with pilot Field Morey as he prepares for his Capital Air Tour. Field and fellow pilot Conrad Teitell are embarking on an adventurous flight in a small aircraft to all the state capitals in the United States lower 48 plus Alaska in only two weeks. The pilots plan to raise awa…
 
In the echo of Hurricane Katrina, World Footprints will explore a sample of the multiple treasures that can be found in New Orleans. We will share a wonderful conversation with Chef Leah Chase of Dokie Chase restaurant fame. Chef Leah is an iconic figure in New Orleans. She was the inspiration behind Tiana, the principle character in the Disney Ani…
 
World Footprints will take you on an exploration of the wonderful city of Norfolk, VA. On today's show we will travel through rich historical neighborhoods like Ghent, meet fascinating residents like the Doumars Family—creators of the ice cream cone, and visit cultural attractions like the Chrysler Museum and Attucks Theatre. From the Waterfront to…
 
World Footprints is excited to share one of our new favorite cities --Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (despite our football rivalries). When most people who have never visited Pittsburgh think of the city, they may envision an industrial city filled with tall smoke stakes. In reality, Pittsburgh is a vibrant, colorful, modern and pristine city that is ver…
 
Today we travel to Namibia and beyond with animal conservationist and television personality Jack Hanna; we will discover Cuba through its people with Insight Cuba’s Tom Popper and Rebecca Rothney will share how people around the world are leaving positive footprints through Pack for a Purpose. Jack Hanna, nicknamed “Jungle Jack” is one of the most…
 
Travel around the globe with World Footprints today as we go to Namibia, the Mediterranean and Detroit. First stop…Namibia with Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Since 1990, Dr. Marker has pioneered new ideas in cheetah conservation and has formed cooperative alliances on behalf of the cheetah that have never before been …
 
Today we will share the legacies of two individuals who have put themselves on the frontlines in the fight against the crimes of drug and human trafficking. Robert Mazur served 27 years as a Federal Special Agent for the IRS, Customs Service and Drug Enforcement Administration. Five of those years were spent under-cover as Bob Musella, a high-rolli…
 
World Footprints will introduce the African country of Kenya--considered to be the Cradle of Civilization because its history can be traced back six million years ago. Kenya is also considered the heart of Africa and the safari epicenter of the world. We'll learn more about this ancient country from Jacinta Nzioka with the Kenyan Tourism Board. Dur…
 
World Footprints travels to Jalisco, Mexico where we'll be met by dolphins, pirates and Jose Cuervo. Jalisco is the seventh largest state of the 32 states in Mexico. It is rich in history and considered to be Mexico since many of the cultural characteristics of the country (Mariachis, the sombrero, Mexican Hat Dance, tequila) originated in Jalisco.…
 
On today’s show World Footprints explores the plight of the endangered Panther, we chat with one of the rising IZOD Indycar stars Simona de Silvestro, and we also view Catholicism through the lens with Father Robert Barron. As a special bonus, we added some sound bytes and interviews from the DC Stop Modern Slavery walk to end human trafficking. Pa…
 
World Footprints will open up our new "Travelers University" to share some important things that you should know about the cruise industry and travel insurance. Whether you are a first time cruiser or have sailed the seven seas for years, there are things about the cruise industry that you probably don’t know. For as much enjoyment as a cruise prov…
 
Emmy Award winning actor Eric Braeden, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the CBS Daytime Drama The Young and the Restless, joins World Footprints to share his travel experiences, early childhood memories and his adventures after immigrating to the U.S. Then “gadget gurus” Ellen Barone, traveler journalist and publisher of several travel b…
 
Fans of the daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" (DOOL) will enjoy another one of our conversations with actress, singer and author Gloria Loring who played Liz Chandler for seven years on the soap opera. Gloria spends some time today talking about her spiritual autobiography "Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous", and her life since DOOL i…
 
Louisana's Creole culture and a famed New Orleans' neighborhood share the spotlight on today's show. Our Creole cultural exploration takes us just outside New Orleans to the Old Mississippi River Road where we'll share the story of a Creole family and a plantation named Laura--voted "Best history tour in the USA" by Lonely Planet Travel and a top t…
 
Join World Footprints as we explore the Great Lakes State of Michigan and travel from Mackinac City to Detroit. Our audio tour will start with a visit to the Michigan Historical Center and Museum in Lansing where we will offer a flavor of every place in the State between the lower and upper peninsula. Museum director Linda Endersby and Michigan His…
 
Peter Vogel, founder and managing director of CulturePrep Inc., is a noted speaker on advancing cross-cultural relations and a philanthropist. Peter joins World Footprints to talk about how CulturePrep has been empowering individuals and groups from around the world to overcome the obstacles that threaten meaningful and productive cross-cultural re…
 
On today's show World Footprints brings you an hour of literary fun as we share two favorite Book Club interviews. Author Kevin Fitzpatrick (no relation to us) takes us through a New York that very few know about as we explore "A journey into Dororthy Parker's New York." After today you'll see a different side of the Big Apple and you'll leave want…
 
World Footprints will take you inside “The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth”—the Calgary Stampede. Cowboy up and hitch your horse to a chuck wagon as the Stampede’s Keith Rutherford shares the heritage of one of the signature events, the chuck wagon race. Then meet the young Canadians who charm their way into the hearts of all during the Stampede eve…
 
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