• 00:31

    "You, Me and Sicily" Part 2

    in Social Networking

    WACR: BlogTalkRadio: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:30 (EST). Join Nick and Eva in welcoming back Eszter and Alfred recount their amazing adventures in Sicily. Call TOLL-FREE (323) 792 2931 to join in with your comments or questions or just to sit back and listen. Sponsored by A Few Good Books Publishing.



  • 00:47

    January Jones - Mafia Moments in Sicily

    in Travel

    Carl Russo is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has written for the Oakland Tribune, Indiewire and other publications. Russo fell in love with Sicily on his first trip to the island in 1999 and has returned many times since. In 2010, he began a blog, Mafia Exposed, which became the basis for his book. Russo was also a radio producer and disc jockey at KUSF-FM, San Francisco, from 1990 to 2003.

    His book is entitled: The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide

  • 00:39

    YOU, ME and SICILY

    in Social Networking

    BlogTAlkRadio: WACR: Wednesday, September 24th, at 7:30 pm (EST). Join us for an entertaining half hour. Alfred Zappala and Eszter Vajda will be talking to us from Sicily about Sicily. "You, Me & Sicily features the never before told stories of the islands biggest jewel: its people. Prepare to be moved and inspired!" Join us, ask questions, participate. Call Toll-Free by phone, Skype, Google Talk, etc. at (323) 792 2931.   Your hosts: Nick Gallicchio and Eva Kapitan. Sponsored by A Few Good Books Publishing.       

  • 00:16

    Not All Who Wander are Rick Zullo in Sicily

    in Travel

    Rick Zullo is back for his second segment to talk about his big win as the Best  Living in Italy Blog by Italy Magazine and to share his upcoming trip to Sicily with his wife and fellow travelers.

    Rick will be joining me on the air while he travels through beautiful Sicily to report on his day, his experiences, and why we should be jealous of his amazing trip through one of Italy's most amazing regions.

    Be sure to visit Rick's site at www.rickzullo.com.

  • 00:04


    in Spirituality

    This jULY 4TH impromptu show is to celebrate the real meaning of independence, James Gandolfini's memory, and his importance as the fiercely independent Ancient King of  Sicily during the Rise of the Ancient Roman Empire.
    Through time Sicily has been at the heart of great civilizations, at other times it has been nothing more than a colonial backwater. Its fortunes have often waxed and waned depending on events out of its control, in earlier times a magnet for immigrants in later times a land of emigrants. Sicily is part of the Mezzogiorno (southern Italy, including Sicily and often Sardinia), a region historically characterized by a predominantly agrarian economy, quasi-feudal land tenure, sharp class differences, and the vendettas and criminal activities of the Camorra in Naples and the Mafia in Sicily.
    The history of Sicily has seen Sicily usually controlled by greater powers—Roman, Vandal, Byzantine,  Islamic, Norman,  Hohenstaufen,  Catalan,  Spaniard—but also experiencing short periods of independence, as under the Greeks and later as the Emirate then Kingdom of Sicily. Although today part of the Republic of Italy,  and the largest island in thr Mediterranean, it maintains its own distinct culture.

  • 00:04


    in Spirituality

    Once again, it is my privilege and pleasure to present  special revelations about our Past Lives, and in this impromptu show spurred by the Passing of an important Ancient figure, which famous and powerful Ancient Roman James Gandolfini was , a renouned actor who today was in effect portraying himself on screen.
    Reincarnation is about Rewards, Paybacks, Life Missions and Legacies, and Gandolfini, who was Ancient Rome's notorious King of Sicily, Gaius Veres, lived and ruled during that very tumultuous century stretching  from 100--0 BC,  when so MANY powerful men were scrambling for power and control of Ancient Rome, a period during which Jesus Christ also was born and died.
    Personally, Gandolfini provided a reality check for me about what life really was like in Ancient Rome. As in his numerous screen portrayals, Gaius Veres was a very likable guy who did a lot of bad things. And if you are unfamiliar, look up pictures of Sicily online,  for it is a stupendously beautiful island, which had the honor of being designated the "Bread Basket" of Ancient Rome.

  • 00:43

    Margie Miklas, Sicily, and her New Book

    in Travel

    Margie Miklas is back on the How to Tour Italy radio show to share the wonderful details of her trip to Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, and Rome.

    As she traveled Sicily she spent time with family, enjoyed a cooking class, and found herself gloriously lost.  As you'll learn she thinks that's the best part of traveling to Italy.

    You remember her as the author of Memoirs of a Solo Traveler. My Love Affair with Italy.  She working on her second book to share what it's truly like to love Italy, travel Italy, and live Italy.

    Please find her book on Amazon.  Visit her blog at http://margieinitaly.wordpress.com/ and be sure to read her contributions to info.howtotouritaly.com


  • 00:43

    Mark Spano of the Documentary Reimagining Sicily

    in Travel

    Sicily’s cultural and historic relevance have not been explored seriously in film, yet Sicily is “the most invaded place on the planet,” and the island’s story rivals both Greece and Egypt as a primary source for Western ideas.

    “Unfortunately, organized crime is the only part of Sicily’s culture most of us know anything about, thanks to ‘The Godfather’ movies and so many others,” said Spano, whose paternal grandparents were first-generation Sicilian.

    “Reimagining Sicily” will explore history, family, religion arts and culture and their effects on the people of Sicily.

    “Sicilians have made formidable contributions to art, architecture, and the humanities,” Spano notes. “And then there’s the food. There are Sicilian foods that are well known globally now. There are also Sicilian foods that few of us know about.”

    According to Spano, this story of Sicily will “reimagine” the ebb and flow of the region’s varied and remarkable history.

    Spano is also writing a companion book for the documentary, also entitled Reimagining Sicily.

    David Schwartz, BBC Director of Photography in London, is presently attached to the project. Schwartz shoots short, narrative films, features and, television drama for the BBC, ITV and SKY. He has shot dramas in Greece, Holland, and throughout the United Kingdom.


  • 00:31

    Transformed Traveler goes to Sicily with Eric Kloper

    in Lifestyle

    Eric Kloper, founder of Cali, an extraordinary skin care company from Sicily, shares his transformative travel experiences!
    Hear the Tarocco Story from Francofonte, Sicily. 
    The Transformed Traveler is the first and only travel show to awaken your five senses to travel.

  • 02:56

    National Heritage Areas, California, Criminal Landmarks of Sicily

    in Travel

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of VacationStationMagazine.com, for Big Blend Radio’s Vacation Station travel show, airing live from Yosemite Gold Vacations, as part of the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 401 National Park units.
    Featured Travel Segments:
    - National Heritage Areas – Alan Spears - Government Affairs & Cultural Resources Director for National Parks Conservation Association
    - California Sequoia Country – Park ranger Dana Dierkes – Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks, Kevin Elliott – Sequoia National Forest & Giant Sequoia National Monument, and Donnette Silva Carter – Porterville Chamber of Commerce & Sequoia Tourism Council
    - Yosemite’s Gold Country – Nanci Sikes – Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau, and Patrick Karnahan – 28th Annual Sonora Celtic Faire
    - Criminal Landmarks of Sicily – Carl Russo, author of ‘The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Guide’

  • 01:37

    Pt.2. Dr. Kohan Shalomim Yahoshua Halahawi, Rabbi & Priest

    in Religion

    Prerecorded September 3, 2004

    Dr. Shalomim Yahoshua Halahawi (pronounced Ha-Leh-wi), (website) (Facebook) also known by the acronym R'ShaYaH, is Diplomate of the College of Eastern Medicine, American Association of Integrative Medicine, and a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor by the World Organization of Natural Medicine Practitioners, a Division of the Sovereign Medical Order of the Knights Hospitalers (International Parliamentary for Safety and Peace, UN) .

    R'ShaYaH is Founder and co-owner of the Edenic-Light Integrative Family Life Care and Natural Medicines Research Institute. R'ShaYaH is also an Ordained Rabbi & Priest (Kohan) with roots from the Mizrahi (eastern) Jewish Community in the Middle East and Sephardi Jewish Community in Sicily, Italy.. His Great great grandparents immigrated to the USA from Sicily Italy in the Late 1800's and from Palestine/Israel over four decades ago. He also has historical roots in the Ketoowah (Cherokee) Tribe and some Cuban Ancestry.

    He is a renowned Interfaith and international Socio-Spiritual-political leader and pioneer of the Edenic Hebrew Kingdom and Ha' Yisrayli Torah Brith Yahad, an international association of Mizrahi (eastern) Netzarim Jewish/Israelite communities, congregations, ministries and organizations and the Edenic Light Netzarim Hebrew Family Life Ministries.

    He is Author of two books, Developing and Establishing Effective Leadership and The Way, the Prophetic Messianic Voice. He is a traveling Lecturer and Educator, Rabbinical Arbitrator, Certified family, divorce and business Mediator

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