Word With A Champ Interviews
Native Voice One – Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
The Annenburg National Native Voice Studios
Leanne Hart from Ardmore, OK is our guest on this weeks episode of Word With A Champ. Leanne provides a mother and wife’s perspective of, faith over fear. It has been a successful approach while watching her husband JW Hart ride bulls in the PBR for over a decade and a half. The Hart family hosted a Miniature Rodeo World Tour stop for their children and young cowboys and cowgirls in their community.
Johnny Hopkins created the Miniature Rodeo World Tour and Tuff Enuff Miniature Rodeo programs with his wife Peggy and son Levi. These events provide an opportunity for very young boys and girls to develop an interest in the sport of rodeo, and continue to hone skills as they get older. Johnny discusses the fact that the search and selection of appropriate livestock is a necessary challenge. That effort is met with the rewards of watching a participant overcome fear and jump for joy in the excitement of accomplishment. A worthy cause as explained on this weeks episode of Word With A Champ.
The Northern State University Wolverine Marching Band, from Aberdeen, South Dakota, provided quite a show for the annual Marching Band Day in Menno, SD. They were a great influence for all of the high school marching band members competing. We had the opportunity for an interview with the three drum majors, two gals and a very charismatic future Marine. Their enthusiasm expresses the opportunities, fun and potential scholarships in their field of entertainment around sports.
Sargent Les Bird Chief of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Lame Deer, Montana, is our guest for Word With A Champ. Sargent Bird Chief is the bravest man I have ever interviewed and it is an honor to have the opportunity to share what he has to say. It is people like this man that make our United States of America and keep her free. Thank you Les.
Heath Ford, 3X Bareback Bronc Riding qualifier for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is our guest this week on Word With A Champ. Heath was elected by his peers to serve as the bareback bronc riding director of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He discusses his life growing up as a cowboy and how it led to his responsibility and and status in the sport a pro rodeo.
Full Throttle Trick Riders are two very talented horsemen, that are comprised of two young ladies, Emily Peebles and Shelby Pierson. They perfect the skill of an art developed centuries ago for hunting and warfare. In today’s world, the dedication of two teenage girls contributes to the entertainment of thousands of people across the American continent. It is a pleasure to have these polite athletes from Canada, on this weeks episode of Word With A Champ.
Hopi Indian Cowboy, Brandon Lincoln, from Arizona is a PBR bullfighter and our guest on Word With A Champ. Brandon was prestigiously selected to protect Indian Country’s best bull riders 5x’s at the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. From fighting bulls to team-roping, Brandon is a true cowboy that cherishes his family and puts them first in his life.
Pastor Mike Hecht from South Dakota is our guest this week on Word With A Champ for NV1 Radio Network. Pastor Mike discusses his career starting with serving the Navajo for 11 years, then the Cheyenne River Sioux. Pastor Mikes big heart is obvious as he shares his very active mind, that revolves around spiritual guidance.
Miss South Dakota USA, Lexi Schenk, is our guest today on Word With A Champ Radio Show. Lexi is a sharp, straight forward individual that sets goals and gives 100% to reach them. We wish her well in the nationally televised, Miss USA Pageant and her studies to graduate as a nurse from USD.
A Wyoming cowboy, Dusty Tuckness was elected the 2014 PRCA Bullfighter of the Year. An amazing feat considering the vast number of great bullfighters in the business. Out maneuvering bucking bulls is a dangerous occupation, it takes a spiritually, mentally and physically healthy individual, as Dusty to excel. Tuckness has earnedthis award the past 5, out of 6 years he has been elected by the top 20 bull riders, to protect them at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.