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Big Blend Radio: Political Thriller, WWI Air History, and Wine!

Big Blend Radio: Political Thriller, WWI Air History, and Wine!

Update: 2018-02-15
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Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine and Parks & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Happy Hour variety show!
On This Episode:
- Roll the Dice – What happens when one of America’s biggest rock stars leaves the Las Vegas stage to run for the United State Senate?  Author Wayne Avrashow discusses his critically-acclaimed thriller, “Roll the Dice”. Wayne is an attorney, former campaign manager in Los Angles politics, government commissioner, and author of numerous op-ed articles on political and legal issues.
- The Millionaires’ Unit – Filmmakers Darroch Greer and Ron King discuss their documentary about a privileged group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America’s entry into World War I.  Known as the First Yale Unit, and dubbed ‘the millionaires’ unit’ by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were the first to fly for the United States in the Great War.
- Left-over Wine? Hilarie Larson shares tips on what to do with left over wine. Hilarie is a Sommelier and wine educator, the co-owner of Northwinds Wine Consulting, and one of Big Blend’s expert food, wine and travel writers and radio contributors.
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Big Blend Radio: Let My People Vote
While media pundits and other experts debate the impact Russia had on the 2016 election, a riveting short documentary exposing the harsh voter suppression laws that prohibit 6.1 million Americans from voting, is fast becoming a rallying call for youth to participate in the midterm elections. Filmed in Tampa, 2 days before the 2016 presidential election, this verité short covers a day-in-the-life of civil rights activist, Desmond Meade. It's Sunday, “Souls to the Polls,” the last day of early voting. Desmond is canvasing door to door. His mission? “Assisting people in voting - something our "forefathers marched and died for." On this episode of Big Blend Radio, acclaimed film director Gilda Ann Brasch discusses Let My People Vote, the 2018 award winning short documentary on voter suppression released through her media start-up, VUSI Filmworks. An award-winning producer and director, Brasch tells tales of underdog heroes. She helped produce and direct Oprah Winfrey's ABC primetime special, "Building A Dream," the acclaimed documentary on The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa. Most recently Brasch executive produced five seasons of VH1's hit franchise "Love & Hip Hop." Inspired after meeting Nelson Mandela in South Africa, and filming in his prison cell of 27 years, Brasch founded VUSI Filmworks with a focus on filmmaking for social change.This episode was sponsored by the National Parks Arts Foundation who creates unique artist-in-residence programs in park units within the National Parks Service.
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Big Blend Radio: Political Thriller, WWI Air History, and Wine!

Big Blend Radio: Political Thriller, WWI Air History, and Wine!

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