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  • 01:26

    Epidode 91 - The Rising Apple Report: A Winter of Dissatisfaction?

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    The Mets hot stove is failing to generate sufficient heat.  That's the sentiment among a growing number of fans.


    While the N.L. East has worked itself into a trading frenzy this winter, the Mets lone off-season acquisition remains outfielder Michael Cuddyer.


    With a shortstop situation screaming for resolution, and a need for a lefty in the bullpen, Mets boosters are growing increasingly perturbed with the lack of front office activity.


    Clearly then, ownership's financial straits continue to hamper team operations.  Ticket prices are rumored to be going up this coming season, yet, there's been no uptick in payroll.


    How is it possible then, Fred Wilpon was named to head Major League Baseball's finance committee?


    Tonight, the 91st episode of the Rising Apple Report will try and make sense of it all.  Rich Sparago will host what is sure to be a spirited roundtable discussion, and will be joined by fellow Rising Apple staff writers Michael Lecolant and Kevin Baez.


    Joining the crew to share his insights will be special guest, John Coppinger, from MetstradamusBlog.com.


    Tonight's opening pitch is at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.


    Of course, we'd love to have you call in as well.  Please do, at 646-929-0337.

  • 01:40

    Ep #92 - The Rising Apple Report: 21 Days till Pitchers and Catchers

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    Let the countdown begin!


    Pitchers and catchers report to camp on February 19th, and the first full squad workout is scheduled for February 26th.


    Until then, it's time to heave another log into the old Hot Stove.


    Michael Lecolant will be hosting tonight's 92nd episode of the Rising Apple Report.  Joining him from the RA staff will be the Converted Mets Fan, Sam Maxwell.


    Their guests will include Stephen Keane from KranepoolSociety.com, and John Pielli, host of the Passed Ball Show at JohnPielli.com.


    Sandy Alderson still has work to do.  That will kick off the evening's discussion.


    If his mind is truly focused on contending in 2015, he'd still be trying to resolve an unsatisfactory situation at shortstop, pursuing another established left-hander for the bullpen, and avoiding a logjam in the starting rotation.


    They'll also discuss the appearance of six Mets on Keith Law's top 100 prospects list, and the interview that took place between Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Commissioner Robert Manfred regarding the Wilpons financial condition.


    The show kicks off at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.


    As always, your participation is most welcome.  Please call the Rising Apple Report at 646-929-0337.

  • 01:30

    Ep. 90 The Rising Apple Report - More on the QBC, and ruthless baseball analysis

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    Tonight will mark the 90th episode of the Rising Apple Report.  Senior staff writer Michael Lecolant will hos this evening,


    Joining the show for a first time will be a recent, and welcome addition to the Rising Apple staff, Justin Weiss.


    Returning to share anecdotes from their recent QBC experience will be Mets fan extraordinaire/photographer Sharon Chapman, and “A Gal For All Seasons” Taryn “the Coop” Cooper.


    This evening, the Rising Apple Report will also feature ruthless baseball analysis from the best writer you’ve never heard of, author Paul Lebowitz.


    Together, they’ll continue discussing the recent Queens Baseball Convention, how recent transactions have shaken up the N.L. East, share some retrospective thoughts on the 1990 season, and stray anywhere else the conversation may lead.


    Of course, you’re always welcome to join. Give the show a call tonight at 646-929-0337.  Rising Apple would be happy to hear from you.


    Tonight’s podcast starts at 9:00pm EST.

  • 01:17

    Rising Apple Report Episode 99- Let The Games Begin!

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    It's Easter Sunday. We are in the midst of Passover too. And in the sports world, it's the first day of baseball season! Though the Mets begin play for real on Monday, April, 6th, the Major League season begins tonight as the Cardinals take on the Cubs in Chicago.


    The Rising Apple team will be conducting a special roundatable discussion of all things Mets. We'll chat about the 8-man bullpen, innings limits for Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, the team's 19-12-2 Spring Training record, the roster, and much more as we're on the eve of the Mets' 2015 season. We'll even let you know who we think is going to win the World Series.


    Join Danny Abriano, Mike Lecolant, Dan Haefli, and maybe more writers from the Rising Apple staff to engage in some fun Mets dialogue at 9 pm, Sunday, April 5th. I (Rich Sparago) will be your host as we count the hours until Mets baseball.


    So listen in, give us a call, we'd love to hear from you! Let's celebrate the return of Mets baseball with the 99th edition of the Rising Apple Report!


     


     

  • 00:48

    PEOPLE SAY THE WISEST THINGS - REAL TALK on ME, GOD and A CUP of COFFEE W/Susan

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    SATURDAY 8 A.M. - #347-996-5568 - On occasion we like to surf through magazines and share our perspective on articles we find interesting and believe you will too. The 15th Anniversary issue of O The Oprah Magazine shares lifes lessons from what they call "some of the smartest advisers they know". JOIN ME ON SATURDAY MORNING WHEN WE SHARE ADVISE LIKE "Just because you're handed a cactus doesn't mean you have to sit on it" by Melissa Accadia of Leander Texas.  In fact, I bet you have some great advise of your own. Dial in and share it with us. By the way the 15th Anniversary issue is awesome.  Loving the Quotables. "The stars we are given. The constellations we make. Rebecca Solnit." 


    Me God and A Cup Of  Coffee" is a show that recognizes that every day must start with a morning conversation with God.  Through sharing your experiences with others we realize that "We are more alike than we are different".  Join us for a morning conversation. Grab your mug and fill it up.  #347-996-5568, Saturday at 8 a.m. weekly.


    ME –  I’m just your average everyday woman, filled with Life, Love and Laughter.  I’m excited about life’s benefits, though I was not always excited about my choices. I rise each morning looking forward to a great cup of coffee and a good read.  


    GOD – My source of joy, my reason for living, my beginning and my end.  


    COFFEE– Part of every good conversation and Privy to every private thought. The start of every friendship begins with Coffee. In the acknowledgement of life or even the report of death there’s usually coffee. The universal language for “The Talk”.

  • 01:18

    The Rising Apple Report: Episode #93 - Two Weeks Left Till Pitchers and Catchers

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    With two weeks remaining before pitchers and catchers are due to report, the New York Mets still have unsettled business.


    The failure to trade Dillon Gee thus far poses a log jam in the starting rotation, and potentially crowds the bullpen with yet another right-hander.  Unless something changes, it seems then, southpaw Josh Edgin is destined for an abusive workload.


    Meanwhile, the general manager down ticked his personal expectations this season by one game, to 89 victories, yet is formulating a tentative plan to monitor Matt Harvey's innings in order to have him pitch into October.  In much clearer terms, Terry Collins is also making pretty bold playoff predictions for the upcoming season.


    The 93rd episode of the Rising Apple Report will discuss these matters, and more.  Hosting this evening's roundtable discussion will be Rich Sparago.  He will be joined by fellow staff writers Michael Lecolant and Chris Schubert.


    Tonight's special guest will be Greg Prince, from FaithAndFearInFlushing.com.


    They'll also discuss the recent departure of SNY's pre and post game analyst, Bobby Ojeda, and of course, revisit the 1993 regular season.


    The show starts at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.  You're always welcome to call and join the discussion.  The number to dial is 646-929-0337.

  • 00:50

    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FORUM W/ Terri on "Me, God and A Cup of Coffee"

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    THIS INFORMATION WILL CHANGE THE COURSE OF YOUR LIFE  - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT. This inspiring, solutions-focused annual event has hosted speakers such as Chelsea Clinton, Melanne Verveer, Soledad O’Brien, and others offers deep dives into the many challenges and opportunities inherent in tackling women’s economic empowerment.  Terri Kee who is a member of the womens leadership network and, who is our correspondent and logistics coordinator for RWRT was invited to attend the United Nations and will share with us vital information she received regarding "THE EMPOWERMENT BRIDGE" -BUILDING A LIFETIME OF OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS.


    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, United Nations Office for Partnerships, and UN Women hosted the annual International Women's Day Forum. More than 500 private and public sector leaders met to explore empowerment solutions that bridge opportunity gaps and result in increased economic agency and independence for women and girls around the world.


    "Me God and A Cup Of  Coffee" is a show that recognizes that every day must start with a morning conversation with God. Through sharing our experiences with others we realize that "We are more alike than we are different".  Join us for a morning conversation. Grab your mug and fill it up.  #347-996-5568, Saturday at 8 a.m.


     

  • 01:00

    The CougCenter Hour: The Apple Cup is here

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    It's that time a year: Hate Week is here. The Huskies come into the Apple Cup having become bowl eligible and the Cougs...are playing for pride. Nothing is on the line except for a trophy in this one. We'll sit down with the Tacom News Tribune's Christian Caple to talk about what the Huskies will try to do to hold onto the Apple Cup


    As usual, Ask Michael Anything and the Dunderhead of the Week roudsn out our show! 

  • 00:48

    ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE? REAL WOMEN-REAL TALK - "ME, GOD and A CUP OF COFFEE"

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    #347-996-5568 @ 8 A.M. EST - Life's little surprises always seem to come when we lease expect. The question is, how do you come out stronger, wiser, and better than ever? As noted in the April issue of O, there's one constant: Changes are coming. But with the proper survival guide you'll be more than ready. I too believe that there is an art and science to resilience. One of my favorite go to's is inspiring quotes to rally my spirit, among other things.  Are you willing to share some of your secrets? If so; JOIN THE CONVERSATION TO SHARE AND TO HEAR WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SURVIVE THE UNEXPECTED CHANGES OF LIFE. - COME HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE ON ME AND LET'S TALK ABOUT IT.  - "External energy is often what it takes to catch our attention in a busy world. But external energy cannot sustain a change.  That takea a different source of energy: natural energy."


    "Me God and A Cup Of Coffee" is a show that recognizes that every day must start with a morning conversation with God. Through sharing our experiences with others we realize that "We are more alike than we are different". Join us for a morning conversation. Grab your mug and fill it up. #347-996-5568, Saturday at 8 a.m.

  • 00:48

    LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BLEND IN on ME, GOD and A CUP OF COFFEE with SUSAN KEE

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    Why blend in when you don't have to? Sometimes we worry so much about how to blend in, how to conform to others, that we forget ourselves.  We hold ourselves back, while our diversity and different views can truly make a difference.  "Why do you want to blend in, when you have the opportunity to stand out?"


    Me God and A Cup Of  Coffee" is a show that recognizes that every day must start with a morning conversation with God.  Through sharing your experiences with others we realize that "We are more alike than we are different".  Join us for a morning conversation. Grab your mug and fill it up.  #347-996-5568, Saturday at 8 a.m. weekly.


    ME –  I’m just your average everyday woman, filled with Life, Love and Laughter.  I’m excited about life’s benefits, though not always excited about my choices.  I rise each morning looking forward to a great cup of coffee and a good read.  


    GOD – My source of joy, my reason for living, my beginning and my end.  


    COFFEE– Part of every good conversation and Privy to every private thought.  The start of every friendship begins with Coffee. In the acknowledgment of life or even the report of death there’s usually coffee.  The universal language for “The Talk”.

  • 01:05

    Dare To Live Ecstacticly-Real Talk on Me, God and A Cup of Coffee w/Susan Kee

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    JOIN THE CONVERSATION SATURDAY 8 A.M. #347-996-5568. Hectic schedules? Endless errands? Growing to-do-lists? Not enough time to pursue your passions and get what you want out of life? Dare to take lifes's detours. Dare to look forward more than you look back. Dare to have a Life Wish List and check off one wish every year. Dare to find what makes you ecstatic, and do it for at least ten minutes a day. - Excerpt from "The Daring Female's Guide to Ecstatic Living" by Natasha Kogan - COME HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE ON ME!


    Me God and A Cup Of  Coffee" is a show that recognizes that every day must start with a morning conversation with God.  Through sharing your experiences with others we realize that "We are more alike than we are different".  Join us for a morning conversation. Grab your mug and fill it up.  #347-996-5568, Saturday at 8 a.m. weekly.


    ME –  I’m just your average everyday woman, filled with Life, Love and Laughter.  I’m excited about life’s benefits, though not always excited about my choices.  I rise each morning looking forward to a great cup of coffee and a good read.  


    GOD – My source of joy, my reason for living, my beginning and my end.  


    COFFEE– Part of every good conversation and Privy to every private thought.  The start of every friendship begins with Coffee. In the acknowledgment of life or even the report of death there’s usually coffee.  The universal language for “The Talk”.