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Station to Station with Joe Pavia

Up and down the radio dial and other stops

Episode 12: The Gym

All the workout but without the sweat; I hang out at the gym and speak with two of my ‘coaches’ who I met through wellness programs at the YMCA where I am a member. Continue reading “Episode 12: The Gym”

David Suzuki turns 80!

David Suzuki has entered, what he calls, “the death zone”.  In an interview, the Canadian environmentalist explained that turning 80 is a time when you, “reflect on your own mortality and are compelled to speak from the heart.”   Continue reading “David Suzuki turns 80!”

Episode 11: Publisher of the Philadelphia Media Network, Terrance Egger

The Philadelphia Media Network is operating under a new business model. The owner of the newspapers, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and the web portal, philly.com, is a for profit company, owned by the non-profit Philadelphia Foundation. Joe speaks with Publisher, Terrance Egger about the organization’s shift to: “keep journalism alive.”

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Episodio 10: Cucina per Frank Sinatra (Versione Italiana)

Nel giugno del 1987 , lo chef in pensione , Luigi Pavia ha ottenuto il concerto culinaria di una vita ; è stato assunto per cucinare per cantante leggendaria , Frank Sinatra . (continua a leggere cliccando qui sotto.)

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Episode 10: Cooking for Frank Sinatra (English version)

In June of 1987, retired chef, Luigi Pavia got the culinary gig of a lifetime; he was hired to cook for legendary crooner, Frank Sinatra.

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I feel (cough) great!

How ironic that I should finish a session with a trainer at the gym, and then come down with a respiratory infection. I went from the pinnacle of great physical health to the depths of aches and pains caused by picking up “something-that’s-going-around”. That “something” kept me in bed for an entire day. A congested throat meant I needed to delay the next set of podcasts that I’m producing. Being sick also kept me from training for a 5 K race that I have signed up for. But being laid out in bed gave me an opportunity to look back at the six months that I’ve spent in two Wellness Program’s at my local YMCA called Diabetes Fit and Live Smart. Continue reading “I feel (cough) great!”

Blessings on the front lawn

 

Every Sunday, if the Pope is at the Vatican, he will speak to those who gather outside St. Peter’s Square. The Pontiff usually appears from the window of his apartment at 12 noon, delivers a short message, says a prayer, and then offers his blessing. The entire appearance lasts up to 20 minutes. I have been to two of these ceremonies; once, while back-packing through Europe, and the other time as a radio reporter. Continue reading “Blessings on the front lawn”

Episode 9: How the Toronto Raptors were named

In 1994, “The Raptors” was one of ten contenders, in a contest to name the newly formed, Toronto NBA team. The day the list of names was released, I was given the radio news assignment to ask people what their choice would be. Continue reading “Episode 9: How the Toronto Raptors were named”

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”

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