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The Coen Brothers

When I worked as a radio News Director, I used to regularly receive emails and phone calls from people who pitched their ideas to me for a news story. I remember one such pitch involving the Coen brothers and a casting call scheduled to happen in my hometown of Kitchener, Ontario. Continue reading “The Coen Brothers”

Episode 8: Physician-Assisted Dying

Physician-Assisted Dying will become a reality in Canada in 2016. This episode deals with a town hall meeting that I attended in Toronto in January of 2016. Continue reading “Episode 8: Physician-Assisted Dying”

Episode 7: Menu Terms with Jan Whitaker

“I know you like to cook and that you like old stuff…” That’s all my dad said as he handed me a small, black, very well worn, leather bound book . Continue reading “Episode 7: Menu Terms with Jan Whitaker”

Episode 6: Memoir writing with Lucy Kraemer

You’ve heard the old cliche, “everyone has a book in them”. Lucy Kraemer thinks so.  Kraemer, a free-lance writer and librarian in the small town of Mount Forest, northwest of Toronto, conducts memoir writing workshops. Joe discusses the process of getting started on telling your own, unique story.

You can listen to the full interview above or download it on iTunes or SoundCloud

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Running and thinking

“Good for you,” someone said that to me, this morning, while I was out for my run. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this, and while I’m thankful for the encouragement, I wonder what the person really means. Continue reading “Running and thinking”

Episode 5: Star Wars Fan Daniel Alter

When Daniel Alter was 17, he made a commitment to see the movie, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Continue reading “Episode 5: Star Wars Fan Daniel Alter”

Episode 4: Gloria Steinem

American activist, Gloria Steinem discusses self-esteem and “outrageous acts” in a 1992 interview.

Continue reading “Episode 4: Gloria Steinem”

Top 40 at 40

When I turned 40 I compiled a list of My Top 40 SongsContinue reading “Top 40 at 40”

Episode 3: In search of the perfect Christmas tree.

Every year we buy a real Christmas tree to decorate our house for the month of December.

That tree, officially kicks off the holiday season for us. 

Continue reading “Episode 3: In search of the perfect Christmas tree.”

Paris, February 1985

 

Paris during the young and innocent days.
Paris at a peaceful time.

After I absorbed the horrors of the November 13,2015 events that occurred in Paris, my thoughts quickly went back to a trip I took there. Continue reading “Paris, February 1985”

What I learned from Knowlton Nash

I first watched CBC television anchor Knowlton Nash deliver the news during the American hostage crisis in Iran in the early 1980′s. Continue reading “What I learned from Knowlton Nash”

Video: New Orleans Police News Conference

While vacationing in New Orleans I came upon a police news conference being held in the cities historic French Quarter. Continue reading “Video: New Orleans Police News Conference”

A face for radio

 

1997-2

While I spent most of my time in a radio booth, every now and then I made an appearance on television. Continue reading “A face for radio”

Episode 2: Women in War

 

I was inspired to produce this feature after hearing the stories of 5 women who served in both World Wars.
Continue reading “Episode 2: Women in War”

Growing up Italian-Canadian

Every Canada Day during my adult life, I would call my parents and thank them for moving to this country. Continue reading “Growing up Italian-Canadian”

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