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  • 00:28

    The Wine of New York's Finger Lakes

    in Entrepreneur

    According to Wine Enthusiast magazine, in 2014 New York State ranked as the third most important wine-growing region in the US, after California and Washington state.‎
     
    In this Interview, Rachel Bovard, a fellow upstate New Yorker and part-time employee at DCANTER, will share her  impressions of the wines of the Finger Lakes.  She is a Level 1 Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Diploma Candidate in the Wine and Spirits Educators Trust (the pre-requisite for Master of Wine).  During the discussion Rachel will make the case for cool climate grapes, stating that lighter tasting wines should merit no less consideration than warm climate wines in California and France.

    Some of the wines and wineries she will touch on include a Cabernet Franc from Ravines Wine Cellars on Seneca Lake,  a Cabernet Sauvignon from Casa Larga south of Lake Ontario, and a dry Gewurtztraminer from Herman J Wiemer.  Others include a Cabernet Franc made from Finger Lakes grapes at the Oenology Winery in Brooklyn.
     
    We will also note some of the tourist attractions in the area and the Finger Lakes Wine Festival July 10-12 where you can  taste these wines for yourself!  A good reference for the show is Evan Dawson's book on the region, "Summer in a Glass".  


    Questions discussed on Twitter at #toastdmvbrew.


    Our show host Gary Vaughan is an avid winery tourist and blogger of the Delmarva Winery and Brewery Journal. 


     



     

  • 01:02

    The Homestead Honey Hour!

    in Family

    The Homestead Honey Hour! Thursdays *9:00pm/Est *8:00pm/Ct *7:00pm/Mt *6:00pm/Pt Live Listen and Chat go to: http://prepperbroadcasting.com/ " Homesteading has its challenges at the best of times. Doing in on a half-acre surrounded by hills, rocks trees and ravines can be a nightmare.    After declaring bankruptcy Mr. and MrsVolfie had to rethink their living strategy. When, in 2007, a half-acre, with a falling down camp style house came on the market they saw their chance. The first two years were spent making the home livable. The last three years have been spent doing their best to make it as self-sustainable as possible.  Maintaining chickens, goats, bees, maple trees, seasonal pigs and the occasional steer can be exhausting. But thanks to rotating seasonal livestock, Creative planting and leaving the grass and weeds grow for the Bees and medicinal weeds..It can be very rewarding! Welcome aboard!" Love, Light and Laughter! Bev   Tags: Homestead Honey Hour, Canning, Self Reliant, Prepare, Youtube, Prepper

  • 01:16

    HIDING IN THE SPOTLIGHT

    in Lifestyle

    "Hiding In The Spotlight," is the story of Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson. At the age of six she was offered scholarships to the most prestigious conservatories in the Soviet Union but in 1941 diaster strikes and she is forced to endure the unthinkable. 
     
    As the Germany army plows its way through the Ukraine en route to Moscow, Zhanna and her family are about to be executed along with thousands of other Jews in the ravines of Drobitsky Yar.  A few short miles from certain death, her father urges her to escape through the woods. 
     
    BEHIND THE CURTAIN HOST Kathy Barrett interviews Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson about her inspiring story of survival and her son Greg Dawson, journalist and author of HIDING IN THE SPOTLIGHT about documenting his mother's haunting and unforgettable story. 
     
    The life of Zhanna Arshanskaya Dawson is a tribute to what the human spirit can achieve. 
     
    TUNE IN TO BE INSPIRED
     
    TUNE IN TO BE INFORMED
     
    Introduction - By Mitchell Geller
     
    Night & The Music intro song by Andrew Barrett and Barbara Thies.

  • 00:30

    Wine Talk from the Finger Lakes

    in Wine

    Join us for Part 2 of our cnnversation with the Hallgrens from Ravines Wine Cellars. This segment I will be talking with Lisa Hallgren about what is happening at Ravines this summer and her special Think Pink! tasting on July 25.

  • 00:15

    Travel Tuesday with the FLX Girls

    in Wine

    Join the FLX Girls, Christina and Teresa as they chat with Lisa, co-owner of Ravines Wine Cellars and also a member of the Keuka Lake Wine Trail. Learn about the April event Around the World in Eight Wineries. http://www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com, http://www.keukawinetrail.com, http://www.ravineswine.com

  • 02:00

    Thom Powell

    in Paranormal





    Thom Powell, a Clackamas County resident junior high school science teacher and author of The Locals: A Contemporary Investigation of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenon has never seen a bigfoot. He is a skeptic. But in years of research, he's convinced there's no reason the creature - if it exists - could not freely roam up and down the Tualatin River. As Powell sees it, the river is a natural migration route for animals traveling back and forth between the Coast Range and the Cascades. Given the elusive and nocturnal tendencies attributed to Bigfoot, as well as the heavily wooded ravines that cris-cross the area, a large and intelligent animal could go all but undetected. "All bets are off at night," Powell said. "We are absolutely not inhabitants of the landscape at night, so whatever's inhabiting it, we have no awareness of it, we can't do anything about it, and we absolutely can't document it." Powell is of the opinion that any real life Bigfoot is likely a hominid, the scientific classifications for all animals on the "human" side of man's evolutionary divergence from the ancestors of modern apes, an even believed to have occurred some 15 - 30 million years ago. "Neanderthals may not be as extinct as we think" he said. In The Locals, Thom Powell approaches the subject as a middle-school science teacher (surely among the most jaded and cynical of professions) who used the Sasquatch phenomenon to teach the difference between junk science and the scientific method. After some years of automatically characterizing the Sasquatch as junk science, he realized that, tabloid journalism notwithstanding, rigorous scientific inquiry and the scientific method were precisely what the Sasquatch phenomenon needed.

  • 01:00

    Wine Talk from Finger Lakes Wine Country

    in Wine

    Join us for a special 60 minute episode of Wine Talk from Finger Lakes Wine Country when we sit down with six winemakers and owners at Heron HIll Winery to chat about six "conversation starting" 2007 Finger Lakes red wines. We will taste Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah from various Finger Lakes producers. Join us for a roundtable chat and tasting with John Ingle (owner of Heron Hill), David Whiting (owner and winemaker at Red Newt Cellars), Mark Veraguth (winemaker at Dr. Frank's), Morten Hallgren (owner and winemaker at Ravines Wine Cellars), Steven DiFrancesco (winemaker at Glenora Wine Cellars), and Tom Higgins (owner and winemaker at Heart & Hands). We will also be joined by special guest, Evan Dawson, the Finger Lakes editor for the New York Cork Report. This is a fascinating show.

  • 02:00

    Thom Powell

    in Paranormal

    Thom Powell, a Clackamas County resident junior high school science teacher and author of The Locals: A Contemporary Investigation of the Bigfoot/Sasquatch Phenomenon has never seen a bigfoot. He is a skeptic. But in years of research, he's convinced there's no reason the creature - if it exists - could not freely roam up and down the Tualatin River. As Powell sees it, the river is a natural migration route for animals traveling back and forth between the Coast Range and the Cascades. Given the elusive and nocturnal tendencies attributed to Bigfoot, as well as the heavily wooded ravines that cris-cross the area, a large and intelligent animal could go all but undetected. "All bets are off at night," Powell said. "We are absolutely not inhabitants of the landscape at night, so whatever's inhabiting it, we have no awareness of it, we can't do anything about it, and we absolutely can't document it."

    Powell is of the opinion that any real life Bigfoot is likely a hominid, the scientific classifications for all animals on the "human" side of man's evolutionary divergence from the ancestors of modern apes, an even believed to have occurred some 15 - 30 million years ago. "Neanderthals may not be as extinct as we think" he said.

    In The Locals, Thom Powell approaches the subject as a middle-school science teacher (surely among the most jaded and cynical of professions) who used the Sasquatch phenomenon to teach the difference between junk science and the scientific method. After some years of automatically characterizing the Sasquatch as junk science, he realized that, tabloid journalism notwithstanding, rigorous scientific inquiry and the scientific method were precisely what the Sasquatch phenomenon needed. Without quitting his day job, he became involved in Sasquatch research, mostly in the western continental US.

    Please join us at Nite Callers as we take this rare and unique opportunity to meet and get to know Thom Powell.

  • 00:18

    Blacks, the Second Great Awakening, and Abolition

    in History

    The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #8


    Our Scripture verse for today is John 8:36 which reads: "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."
     
    Our History of Black Americans and the Black Church quote for today is from Arthur Ashe, the World No. 1 tennis player and the first black man to be selected for the U.S. Davis Cup tennis team. He said, "If I were to say, ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said, ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life."


    In this podcast, we are using as our texts: From Slavery to Freedom, by John Hope Franklin, The Negro Church in America/The Black Church Since Frazier by E. Franklin Frazier and C. Eric Lincoln, and The Black Church In The U.S. by William A. Banks.


    Our first topic today is a continuation of some good work done for the "God In America" series titled "The Origins of the Black Church" which was aired by the Public Broadcasting Service. This is just a brief historical overview; we will delve into these topics in great detail in upcoming episodes


    THE SECOND GREAT AWAKENING AND "HUSH HARBORS"


    In the late 18th and early 19th century, thousands of Americans, black and white, enslaved and free, were swept up in the revival known as the Second Great Awakening. In the South, the religious fervor of evangelical Christianity resonated easily with the emotive religious traditions brought from West Africa. Forging a unique synthesis, slaves gathered in "hush harbors" -- woods, gullies, ravines, thickets and swamps -- for heartfelt worship which stressed deliverance from the toil and troubles of the present world, and salvation in the heavenly life to come.


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  • RasTafari Is...

    in Family

    The following excerpt is taken directly from His Majesty’s Autobiography, Volume II- this is during World War 2, after arriving in Sudan on His way back into Ethiopia. His words are always alive and with a clear mind it can be utilised by Us today. The religious-spiritual/ socio-political influences of Italy (rome/ vatican) are still major ones and they have gripped the conscience of the original mind. What makes this matter even more troubling is the fact that many people use these very influences to justify their claims without knowing it.


    To make Our position clear…We firmly believe that these traditions should not be honoured in any way, shape or form. 


    Patriots of my country: while We were working hard to bring the country, which Our forefathers had preserved at the cost of their blood and bones, to the highest stage of civilisation, Our traditional arch-enemy, Italy, envious of Our progress, violated Our boundary and unleashed a brutal war against Us. You are all aware of this. After defending Our country with all the capacity We were able to muster. We came to the League of Nations and friendly countries in order to secure assistance. While we continued negotiations, you the patriots of Ethiopia, did not lay down your swords, nor did you retreat from the battle front, nor have you thrown away your flag.


     Refusing to be governed by aliens, you fought, with exemplary courage, against an enemy by far superior to you in terms of armament. Your major weapon was your innate heroism, and your hope was, the God of Ethiopia. You struggled relentlessly day and night in the ravines and deep gorges. Now, your unceasing struggle…and your sacrifices have borne fruit.