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21 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
Remembering Emmett Till
Did you know that there is a connection between Emmett Till's murder and Rosa Parks? That is one of many stories we learn about as we walk through the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See exhibit as the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. In today’s episode, we speak to Shanna Martin, director of training and professional development at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Shanna gives us a preview of the Emmett Till exhibit and shares some lesser known stories about his murder and the events that followed.
40 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
Walking through the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience
Shalom Y'all! In this World Footprints episode, Kenneth Hoffman, Executive Director at the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE), gives us a guided tour and explains in depth how Jews in the American South influenced and were influenced by the cultural heritage of their local communities. Tune in to learn more about the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, why it was founded, its significance beyond the Jewish community, and the collection of all the artifacts in the museum.
34 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
Green Book Global - A TripAdvisor for Black Travelers
In this episode, we speak to Lawrence Phillips, founder and CEO of Green Book Global, which is on the mission to inspire and empower black travelers so they can travel the world in confidence. And his website has become one of the trusted sources that black travelers rely on, not just for every experience, but to learn about destinations from a safety standpoint, as well as have fun.
29 minutes | Jul 18, 2022
Vue Orleans: A Love Letter to New Orleans
Who doesn't love New Orleans? It's one of America's greatest cities and a World Footprints favorite because of it's rich culture, history and constant innovation. Oh yeah...the food!!! In this episode of World Footprints, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick talk with Vue Orleans developers Paul Flower and Henry Coaxum. They will share a bird’s eye view of New Orleans from the top of Vue Orleans, an extraordinary new museum that dives deep into the city's history that Henry Louis Gates is helping to tell. See New Orleans like you've never seen her before atop a 34th floor observation deck and experience the richness of New Orleans history as cutting-edge technology immerses visitors into the spirit and soul of the city. Experience a love letter to New Orleans inside the new Vue Orleans.
32 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
Winston Churchill's Connection to a Small Midwestern Town
In this World Footprints podcast, Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick explore the life and times of Winston Churchill, his impact on the world and his relationship with the small town of Fulton, Missouri (MO).
34 minutes | Jun 2, 2022
Take Me To The River: New Orleans - a celebration of music history and legacy
Music is a powerful universal language where white musicians and black musicians come together, protect and stand by each other to create something special for their audience. And this inter-generational reach of music is the highlight of Martin Shore and Ian Neville's new film Take Me To The River: New Orleans.
20 minutes | May 17, 2022
Traveling Today: What You Should Know
The world has changed and so has the way we travel. We can no longer grab our passport and go. There are new requirements and other considerations so more thought and planning has to be incorporated before we pack our bags. In this episode, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick speak to award-winning travel journalist Tim Leffel about the things we should know about traveling today, especially, if we plan to travel for extended periods of time. As Tim says, “we can’t just wing it anymore.”
29 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
Dancing in the Streets: A History of the Second Line
Whether you’ve been to New Orleans or not, you’ve seen them—the brass band that parades through the streets in a somber march only to erupt in a celebration of music, color and dance. Like the pied piper the band draws crowds who dance through the streets like it’s Mardi Gras. That is the Second Line. So what is a Second Line exactly? In this episode of World Footprints, Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick visited The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) in the French Quarter to meet with two amazing guests, Judy Cooper and Eric Seiferth, who help us understand the history and traditions of the Second Line. ******** Please support World Footprints by leaving a 5-star rating and review on this platform or wherever you listen to podcasts. This will help other likeminded and interested travelers find us. Also, please join the World Footprints community by subscribing to our newsletter from World Footprints.com.
32 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
"Don't Buy the Cheap Tickets" and more tips from an airline insider
Airline industry expert Kewwin McKenzie shares important airline tips that he's gained from his experience of traveling around the world during the pandemic and the common mistakes people make when booking airline tickets.
33 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
No Boundaries: Women Explorers and Scientists who are Changing the World
On this World Footprints episode, Ian and Tonya Fitzpatrick speak to National Geographic Explorer and conservation photographer, Gabby Salazar, to hear about some inspiring stories of women change-makers profiled in her new book, No Boundaries. Enjoy this interview with National Geographic Explorer, Gabby Salazar, as she shares inspiring stories from the women in STEM and STEAM (including the “art” discipline) who are changing the world. Show notes are available at WorldFootprints.com If you enjoyed this interview help your fellow travelers find us by leaving a 5-star rating and great review here. Please don’t forget to subscribe too. By the way, if you take the time to leave a nice review we’ll read it in the credits on our next podcast.
38 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
Traveling deeper with Bruce Poon Tip of G Adventures
In this episode, World Footprints hosts Tonya and Ian travel deeper with Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures, as he discusses his journey into the world of travel, with particular focus on his "5th Gear" as an immigrant and lessons learned from his experiences. Bruce Poon Tip is the founder of G adventures, the world's largest small group adventure travel company that was conceived 30 years ago, during a solo backpack trip. Bruce started G adventures with nothing more than two credit cards, and a burning desire to create authentic, sustainable travel experiences. What he created was a community of social impact travelers.
28 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Martha’s Vineyard: Along the Deaf Heritage Trail and beyond
Nancy Gardella, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, says that Martha’s Vineyard is so much more than its pretty beaches and famous residents. Among the stories Nancy reveals is the Vineyard’s troubling story of colonization and the island’s surprising legacy of sign language.
30 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Preserving African American History
How should we think about history when there's nothing to support a narrative? The National Trust recently awarded 40 sites and organizations over $3 million in grants to preserve African American history. We'll hear about the mission and work of the African American Cultural Heritage Fund and we'll learn about this year's grant recipients. Some grantee's are a pleasant surprise.
29 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Talk about Travel Mania
In Karen’s new book Travel Mania: Stories of Wanderlust she explores the life-changing moments that only five decades of traveling can provide. With more than 90 countries under her belt Karen started her life of adventure and travel addiction when she left home at 17 for a solo trip in Europe.
28 minutes | May 25, 2021
The Travel Doctor is IN
There are many accidents, illnesses and medical mishaps that happen when we’re traveling and now we are adding COVID to the list. But the Travel Doctor will offer some sage advice on how to deal with it all. Dr. Yvette McQueen, a travel enthusiast who travels for pleasure and work as an emergency physician. She’s on a mission to educate about health, travel, wellness and disease prevention.
15 minutes | May 18, 2021
Travel and Beauty According to a Gifted BIPOC Plus-Sized Model
There were several stories that emerged during our interview with Kimberly Stone including her advocacy for mental health awareness, her art brokerage company and editorial work in the fashion, luxury and beauty space. There may be a mention of some of those stories but we focused on her travels and her journey as a Black and gifted plus-sized model.
34 minutes | May 11, 2021
Unlocking the Secrets of Washington, DC
DC’s history is America’s history and there is so much of this country’s back story that JoAnn Hill has uncovered. In Secret Washington, DC, JoAnn unlocks some interesting history that’s been hiding in plain sight.
41 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Inspirational Life and Travel Journeys from a Woman Marine
Dr. Betty Moseley Brown is one of the first women of color to join the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1970s. The U.S. Marine Corps is known as one of the most formidable military forces in the world, and its reputation is well-earned. So what would inspire a young Black woman in the 1970s to enlist in the Marine Corps and go through weeks of boot camp below the Mason Dixon line?
23 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Celebrating “Down to Earth Month” with Sustainable California Wines
For "Down to Earth Month" in April, California Wines is celebrating the state's global leadership in sustainable winegrowing with a series of fun and informative virtual events and videos on Facebook Live and Instagram. Throughout April, the free livestream events and videos will present a variety of discussions, cooking demonstrations and virtual wine tastings focused on sustainability.
43 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Military Women’s Memorial: A little known gem preserving HERstory
Like many of you who have visited Arlington National Cemetery, we have passed by the beautiful Military Women’s Memorial without realizing its significance OR the travel stories, life journeys and rich legacy of American Women’s Military history it maintains. Behind the beautiful walls of the Memorial’s Hemicycle structure is a 33,000 square foot building that provides educational programs and exhibits. Its latest exhibit is called: The Color of Freedom: Honoring the Diversity of America’s Servicewomen. The building also houses the only historical repository documenting all military women’s service. Preserving the historical accounts of women’s service in the military is important. That’s why Military Women’s Memorial has launched a challenging, but important mission: to record the stories of EVERY woman who served or continues to serve our country through a free national registry.
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