• 00:28

    Great Loop Radio: Cruising Cuba

    in Travel

    Chuck Baier, author of the popular "Great Book of Anchorages..." series and the Trawler Beach House Blog (http://trawler-beach-house.blogspot.com/) will be our guest.  Chuck will share information on the current status of regulations for going to Cuba by boat, including who can go, what to expect when "checking in" upon arrival by boat, what you can bring back, what facilities are available, and more.

  • 00:37

    The latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

    in Politics

    GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for a discussion of the US-Cuba talks........Governor Cuomo going to Cuba on a trade mission...will he be demanding the extradition of US nationals living in Cuba?   Plus, what should the US demand from Cuba to compensate the thousands of Americans who had their assets confiscated with compensation by the communist regime?   what is the latest on the potential embassy opening or exchange of diplomats?.....


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  • 02:10

    "CUBA, ADIOS" BY LORENZO PABLO MARTINEZ

    in Books

    Between 1960 and 1962 more than 14,000 Cuban children escaped Fidel Castro’s communist regime as part of an airlift known as Operación Pedro Pan. LORENZO PABLO MARTÍNEZ was one of these children. In CUBA, ADIÓS: A Young Man's Journey to Freedom, Martínez vividly recounts his participation in a program that bridged two different cultures and achieved great political significance over the years. At eighteen, he forfeits a music scholarship to Prague to accept an unknown future of exile in America without knowing the language, money to pursue an education, or family to help. Plagued by guilt around his sexual identity and having to care for a younger brother, Martínez forges ahead to become the composer of his future; later he opens the doors that enable his sisters and parents to join him after a harrowing sojourn in Mexico City. With the same determination, he attends college and pursues a music education, obtaining a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, then a doctorate from Columbia University. Even after his music compositions are published and performed on television and at international festivals, Martínez feels restless and spiritually unfulfilled. Until, that is, he is able to define the true music of his freedom. CUBA, ADIÓS is a poignant, thoughtful account of one boy’s survival and self-acceptance, written with unflinching honesty and a wry humor.

  • 00:56

    A look at the latest from the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

    in Politics

    GUEST: Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for an update on the US-Cuba talks .....what is going on?   is there something going on behind closed doors?   There have been no public statementss, a sign of something happening or nothing at all.     Also, we will mention that Cuban American Senator Cruz is running for president.


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  • 00:19

    Italy Magazine - Everything Italy, Authentically Italian with Georgette Jupe

    in Travel

    I can live a happy and content life now.  I've accomplished one of my lifetime goals in interviewing Italy Magazine on my little show.  I'm excited beyond measure.


    Georgette Jupe joined me to talk about Italy Magazine and why it's simply amazing.  It is THE Italy resource, packed with glorious stories about all of Italy from Rome, Florence, and Venice to the nooks and crannies that all of us Italophiles yearn for everyday.


    I remember when they were a printed magazine and I had them collected like prized novels on my bookshelf (still do).  They've since gone green and are purely an online magazine to the benefit of us all.  The content changes often, is packed with LOCAL insight, offers a community for all of us to tap into the collective braintrust of millions of readers and Italy experts, has a shop, and neatly organized content.


    If you can't get enough of Italy Magazine at www.italymagazine.com be sure to follow them on all of their well managed, informed social network sites.  You will discover a new Italy everyday. 


     

  • 00:53

    The latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

    in Politics

    GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog......we will discuss the latest in US-Cuba talks, Paris Hilton in Cuba plus some thoughts about the death of Orestes Minoso, the legendary baseball player who played for the Chicago White Sox ..................


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  • 00:59

    US-Latin America: Cuba-Venezuela, elections in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina & more

    in Politics

    Guest:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog.    We will look at the latest in the Cuba-Venezuela story and its impact on US-Cuba talks........A review of the upcoming elections in Mexico.....it will be a real test for President Pena-Nieto and the PRI now back in power.....it will also give us an idea of how the PAN and PRD will benefit from the nation's political uncertainty.......we will also look at the anti-government marches in Brazil over corruption and the stagnant economy......the continuing scandal regarding the murder of Alberto Nisman in Argentina.........and other Latin American stories of the week...


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  • 00:29

    Lisa Condie of A Better Way to Italy and the Huffington Post

    in Travel

    Some of us think about making changes in our life; few of us actually do it, Lisa Condie is a shining example of not only doing it, but doing it so well you can't help smiling each time you think of her.  The best part is you can join Lisa on a tour with A Better Way to Italy through Tuscany and the Cinque Terre any time you'd like.


    Imagine walking the beautiful streets of Cortona, horseback riding, yoga, shopping, wine tasting, or just relaxing at the most beautiful, hand-selected locations in Italy.


    Lisa not only offers you the chance to tour with her and Sarah, you can read along with Lisa as a contributing writer at the Huffington Post on all things Italy.


    Be sure to do the following:  Visit A Better Way to Italy's site, book a tour directly on their site or on the Italy Travel Marketplace, and last, but not least follow Lisa on Huffington Post.

  • 00:54

    The latest on US-Cuba talks PLUS the Clinton emails with Jorge Ponce

    in Politics

    GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog.....we will look at the latest developments in the on-going US-Cuba talks.....we will also get Jorge's perspective on government employees using personal accounts to do business....Jorge spent over 35 years in the US federal government....and is the Obama administration out to get Senator Menendez for criticism of US-Cuba talks....


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  • 00:32

    The latest on the US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce

    in Politics

    Guest:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, will join me for a look at the latest in US-Cuba talks....plus we remember February 24th in Cuban history.....


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  • 00:59

    Venezuela, Brazil, Cuba, Argentina and other US-Latin America stories

    in Politics

    GUEST:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, joins me for a discussion of US-Latin America stories of the week, such as the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, demonstrations in Brazil, the political situation in Argentina after the murder of Alberto Nisman, the rift between Cuba and the US over Venezuela......we will hear from Luisa Ravelo-Guedes, a native of Venezuela who lives in Texas, about the crisis in her native country.....


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