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WACR: BlogTalkRadio, Wednesday January 14, at 7:30 PM (EST) Dial (323) 792 2931 to listen, comment or participate. Eszter Vajda and Alfred Zappala return to tell us more anecdotes and facts about the peope, politics, foods, vineyards and beautiful places of Sicily. A broadcast not to be missed. Join Nick and Eva and our returning guests for an informative half hour.
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
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.
According to Hebrew tradition, the area outside of the Old City Walls of Jerusalem is considered to be the center of the world. World Footprints will explore that theory and Biblical history with Zev Orenstein at the City of David. We'll also examine new archaeology discoveries that support the existence of King David.
Namibia is a country is great diversity. The country is home to wildlife that can't be found anywhere else in Africa and it vast desert landscapes. While at the Mount Etjo Safari Lodge, we break bread withn Eric Reindhart of Nambia Tracks and Trails to learn more about the country and it's commitment to conservation.
If you live in a metropolitan city you have your choice of authentic international restaurants. Small towns are not so lucky but we stumbled upon the little American midwest town of New Salem, Indiana and enjoyed a taste of Sicily at Perillo's Pizzeria. By the way, we enjoyed the BEST pizza we've ever had!
World Footprints will also share a few other small town treasures: Newport, Rhode Island and the Airlie Hotel, a Historic Hotel of America. Plus Ian and Tonya will share their own reflections.
Photo credits: City of David, Mount of Olives (Tonya Fitzpatrick); Namibia Desert (Ian Fitzpatrick)
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the definition of a tyrant?
1.a sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly.
2.any person in a position of authority who exercises power oppressivelyor despotically.
3.a tyrannical or compulsory influence.
4.an absolute ruler, especially one in ancient Greece or Sicily.
Have any of those described leaders of the past? Have those leaders provoked more wars or not? Will a Tyrant in the US Office cause global confrontation?
Find out tonight when the Apocalypse Nana show talks about that. We will discuss how leadership influence the general flow of the world and could a bad leader lead to doomsday.
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
IT'S FORGETABOUT IT FRIDAY, NOV. 20, SO, CALL THE WISE GUY, VINNY DE VINGO TO EXPLAIN HOW IMPORTANT THAT WOULD BE TO HAVE THE MEN OF HONOR AND RESPECT, KICK THE SHIT OUT OF THEM. AND THE LADY, LEE WILL PLAY SOME MUSIC AND LIGHTEN UP THE SHOW ABIT. THAT'S AT 6PM TONIGHT CALL OR LISTEN IN AT 646-716-4343..
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Donna McKenna is an established international casting director and producer who is well known for discovering unique new talent as well as recognizing the seasoned professional who has the desire to take risks and play against type. Donna has built a reputation for her successful negotiating abilities and is respected for her critical and creative thinking, problem solving abilities and recruiting skills. These essential skills and valuable abilities combined with her team player attitude have made her an asset to any production and have garnered her wonderful relationships rooted in trust with all industry personnel including actors, agents and managers.Donna holds a seat on the board of the Nassau County Film and Television Foundation and the Suffolk County Film Commission..She has cast over 25 independent feature films, 9 short films and 4 web series. Her ensemble casts consist of not only award winning actors from film, television and Broadway but she has discovered and cast new up and coming actors. Recently she cast and produced the film Leaves of the Trees which stars Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts, Emmy Award Winner Armand Assante, Sean Young and Federico Castelluccio and was filmed on location in Sicily. Academy Award Nominees Eric Roberts and Cathy Moriarty star in her film A Cry From Within and her theatrical released dramedy Excuse Me for Living stars Emmy Award Nominee Jerry Stiller, 3 time Emmy Award Winner Dick Cavett, 2 time Emmy Award Winners Christopher Lloyd and Tom Pelphrey and an all star cast.
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