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Immigration and dual citizenship
Clean X
May 05, 2008 08:47 PM PDT
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TEXT: Will dual citizenship double my protection while abroad?
MUSIC: Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (1975)
Running time: 09'53"

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When I got the Canadian citizenship, I didn’t have to give up my Romanian passport.
Therefore, like all immigrants in this country, I have a dual citizenship. So I feel twice safer when I travel abroad: if I run into trouble, there are 2 embassies to protect me!

Two recent stories came to change my mind: one, about tasting the Canadian freedom again. The other one, about a Romanian who paid the final price to prove his innocence.
If I’ll ever be in need for help in my future travels, I guess I’ll ask Canadians first.

Listen why.

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REFERENCES:
If you want more about the cases I mentioned, just google using:
Brenda Martin
Claudiu Crulic

LIVE MUSIC SUMMER 2008 CALENDAR
Clean X
April 28, 2008 08:29 PM PDT
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TEXT: Suggestions for your live-music summer 2008 calendar
MUSIC: Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – Hopscotch Willie
Running time: 13’29”

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One of the things that I usually do around this time of the year is marking
my calendar with the concerts that I want to see in the summer.
The result is a cross between a wish list and a practical list.

The concert I would really like to catch this summer
is Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks.
This band has so much power to lift my soul and
drift it away, that I would reach an inner flame during their flight.

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CREDITS and REFERENCES:

Background music by Frank Rosiak , as featured on the Podsafe Music Network.

Stephen Malkmus on MySpace

SUMMER FESTIVALS

Luminato Montreal Jazz Ottawa Blues Bonnaroo NEARfest

Correction.
I said "Kronos Quartet of Toronto". Kronos is based in San Francisco.

The land of NO NEWS IS BAD NEWS
Clean X
April 21, 2008 08:55 PM PDT
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TEXT: returning from a holiday in Dominican Republic
MUSIC: THE OTHERS – Romanian funk band
Running time: 10’36”

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CREDITS and REFERENCES:

The Others on MySpace.

Aprilie 2001: Canada Pamint Romanesc, episodul 14 (Romanian language)
Clean X
April 11, 2008 06:33 PM PDT
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TEXT: A little foray into the archives, to keep you busy while I
am away for holiday. I'll be back in one week!
Running time: 3’15”

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CREDITS and REFERENCES:

The photo was uploaded on Flicker
by russbrady22

Immigration and cool jobs: ghostwriting
Clean X
April 06, 2008 11:15 AM PDT
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TEXT: What is a cool job in the mind of an immigrant?
MUSIC: Pacifika – Me Cai
Running time: 11’51”

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CREDITS and REFERENCES:

About ghostwriting in wikipedia.

Suzi’s site.

iSpinit.com

Pacifika on MySpace.

Background music when introducing Pacifika: Dan Tharp from Podsafe Music Network

The EARTH HOUR, every hour
Clean X
March 29, 2008 05:01 AM PDT
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TEXT: ranting on the EARTH HOUR global event
MUSIC: Nicola Conte - Bossa por due
Running time: 10'01"

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CREDITS and REFERENCES:

Nicola Conte on MySpace.

All Music Guide: that's where I read Nicola's presentation from.

Earth Hour on Wikipedia

A great story on the real problems we are facing in finding
new ways to produce energy: The Ethanol Scam, published in the Rolling Stone magazine.

Robert F.Kennedy Jr covers Global Warming and energy
in this excellent Rolling Stone article

IMMIGRATION and DIVORCE
Explicit X
March 25, 2008 07:23 PM PDT
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TEXT: divorce is widespread among immigrants
MUSIC: Herbie Hancock - The Jungle Line ("The Joni
Letters" album, 2007)
RUNNING TIME: 11'37"

WARNING: explicit Romanian language through the end of
the show. Do not listen if you get offended easily through language.

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Divorce appears to be a common side-effect of the immigration.
Many of the Romanian couples that I know dissolved within the first few years spent in Canada.

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CREDITS:

Herbie Hancock on MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/herbiehancock

Joni Mitchell on MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/fansofjonimitchell

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The Jungle Line
Music and lyrics by Joni Mitchell

Rousseau walks on trumpet paths
Safaris to the heart of all that jazz
Through I bars and girders-through wires and pipes
The mathematic circuits of the modern nights
Through huts, through Harlem, through jails and gospel pews
Through the class on Park and the trash on Vine
Through Europe and the deep deep heart of Dixie blue
Through savage progress cuts the jungle line

In a low-cut blouse she brings the beer
Rousseau paints a jungle flower behind her ear
Those cannibals-of shuck and jive
They'll eat a working girl like her alive
With his hard-edged eye and his steady hand
He paints the cellar full of ferns and orchid vines
And he hangs a moon above a five-piece band
He hangs it up above the jungle line

The jungle line, the jungle line
Screaming in a ritual of sound and time
Floating, drifting on the air-conditioned wind
And drooling for a taste of something smuggled in
Pretty women funneled through valves and smoke
Coy and bitchy, wild and fine
And charging elephants and chanting slaving boats
Charging, chanting down the jungle line

There's a poppy wreath on a soldier's tomb
There's a poppy snake in a dressing room
Poppy poison-poppy tourniquet
It slithers away on brass like mouthpiece spit
And metal skin and ivory birds
Go steaming up to Rousseau's vines
They go steaming up to Brooklyn Bridge
Steaming, steaming, steaming up the jungle line

WHY DO I PODCAST?
Clean X
March 17, 2008 08:01 PM PDT
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TEXT:on 'why podcasting?'
MUSIC: Oregon - Tide Pool (LP Winter Light, 1974)
RUNNING TIME: 14'40"

So, WHY DO I PODCAST?

To answer to this question, I must look into the past.

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CREDITS:

INTRO VOICEOVER: paul995
via www.radiodaddy.com

OREGON:
http://www.myspace.com/thisisoregon

BACKGROUND MUSIC: Frank Sorensen, via the Podsafe Music Network
http://music.podshow.com

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NAME DROPPING:

C21ETV – my radioshow webhosts back in 2001
http://www.c21etv.com/

Mitch Joel
seems to be haunted by the same ‘why podcasting’ question in his podcast
http://www.twistimage.com/blog/podcast

RECORDING VOICE AT CONFERENCES
Clean X
March 09, 2008 06:08 PM PDT
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TEXT: recording voiceovers and interviews at conferences
MUSIC: Widespread Panic, out of their 2008 album
EMAIL: mojoe763@yahoo.com

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MY GENTLE ADVICE:

- find quiet corners in the first minutes at a conference.

- record a 15-30 seconds of ambiental noise in the lobby at
the conference: people chatting, speaker system announcements.

- record the interviews in quiet corners or unused meeting rooms

- when editing, you will have a separate track for ambience
and the interview. Lower the ambient volume so that the
interview track is clear for the listener

- if no interview is necessary, record your voiceover at the hotel

- you can use a car as a soundproof space for recording. Just
find a quiet spot to park the car.

GOOD LUCK!

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CREDITS and NAME DROPPING:

This episode uses the following sound files from Freesound (http://freesound.iua.upf.edu):
20.0 Destruction.wav from dangerbabe
TwoCows.wav from acclivity

Mitch Joel’s podcast:
http://www.twistimage.com/blog/podcast

Harlan Hogan, one of my faves in Voiceover
http://harlanhogan.com

Mike Vendetti: (the PULL OVER voiceover, via Freesound):
www.mikevendetti.com

Widespread Panic myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/widespreadpanic

VoicePrint – true Canadian volunteer spirit
Clean X
March 02, 2008 02:19 PM PST
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TEXT: Voiceprint Canada, a volunteer story I love
MUSIC: Feist - When I was a Young Girl (what a crimsonian track!)
RUNNING TIME: 7 minutes 9 seconds

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VoicePrint:
the non-profit, 24/7 audio newsstand that broadcasts top stories,
international, national, regional and local
— from more than 600 Canadian newspapers and magazines
into 10 million homes

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Links

http://www.voiceprintcanada.com

Podsafe music used as background, by Rob Fried:
http://music.podshow.com/music/listeners/artistdetails.php?
BandHash=a75931dbabd5eb6584d17288cf36951a

Rob's own website:
http://robfriedmusic.com

Thank you Rob!

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Feist
http://www.myspace.com/feist

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My friend, who recommended Feist :
myspace.com/razvanonstantine

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