Monday, July 16, 2012

My WIOX Radio Show: July 2012 Schedule

My upcoming July schedule for my WIOX Radio show (91.3FM New York) on Mondays at 9am.

Tune in online here at 9am US East Coast time (GMT -5 British Summertime).

Monday 23rd January: THE ECONOMY OF THE ARTS & CRAFTS with guest Paula De Simone, jewelry maker and member of the Catskills Artisan Guild.

Learn how to turn your hobby or passion into a side business. Join the Catskills Artisan Guild. Learn about my new Budgeting for Artists seminars and when they start.

Monday 30th July: THE ECONOMY OF SHAOLIN with special guest Shifu Shi Yan-Ming, founder of the US Shaolin Temple in New York City.

Shifu was raised, almost from birth, as a Shaolin warrior in the original Shaolin Temple in China before Mao Tse Tung shut it down and turned it into a tourist attraction in the eighties. The young Shifu defected to the US during a commemorative tour in 1992 and hid from the Chinese government in San Francisco's Chinatown for many years while honing his craft. Now he's best friends with the RZA and runs his newly opened Shaolin Temple on approximately 80 acres in Fleischmanns.

I'm his very lucky neighbour. Chan Buddhism, here I come... Amituofu!

The Economy of Food: From Scratch Club

Today on my radio show, The Economy Of, I interviewed Christina Davis, founder and editor of the From Scratch Club based in the Capital region of New York: Troy, Saratoga Springs and Schenectady.

The club was started around the kitchen table with two friends after Davis' very young son was diagnosed with multiple allergies. It has grown in the last few years and seeks to "inspire people to jump back into their kitchens, their gardens and food communities as a daily way of life regardless of income, time or space".

The club runs food swaps, urban agricultural projects, and classes on everything to do with food: canning, beekeeping, cooking and gardening from scratch.

To read the blog and download the podcasts go to From Scratch Club.

Radio Daze

This year, I have returned part-time to my first love: journalism and reduced work on my consulting business to two or three days a week.

I began a permanent stint on WIOX Radio in the Catskills reporting on the economy of the region and many of my clients have asked for the details, so here they are.

I have a Monday morning show at 9am called The Economy Of... Every week, I tackle a different subject with guests.

My guests have been, in no particular order:

Sarah Leonard, Associate Editor of Dissent Magazine, co-author of Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America (The Economy of Banking)
Alan White, Executive Director of the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development (The Economy of Conservation)
Tara Collins, Watershed Agricultural Council (The Economy of Shopping Locally)
Bob Block (The Economy of Food: cooking on a budget)
Kate Payne, author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking (The Economy of Homemaking)
Lars Drew, actor (The Economy of Music)
Teresa Farrell, Bear Foods Natural Market (The Economy of Food and Wine)
Linnea G, Covington, food critic (The Economy of Dining Out)

Furthermore, I also began reporting on small business for the Catskills' Watershed Post.

Here are my recent articles in Dissent Magazine and Hudson Valley Edible on organic food and  farming.

Moreover, I continue to write fiction which brought me to the radio station in the first place when I appeared on the January 3rd show of The Writer's Voice.

Podcasts are available on request.

Happy Summer!